There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than trying to find a new hair salon. Whether you’ve just moved across the country or your beloved stylist of a decade is finally retiring, finding a new salon that you trust can seem downright impossible. How can you possibly trust your dark brown hair or ash blonde strands to a stranger? You can spend hours reading reviews online, but that’s nothing compared to hearing from the salon owners and stylists themselves. We rounded up 18 of our absolute favorite salons from around the country, the owners and stylist of which we know personally.
Whether you’re located in the heart of Manhattan or nestled near the Great Salt Lake in Utah, these salons are guaranteed to help you achieve your best hair ever. Don’t believe us? Read about them for yourselves.
Best Haircutting Places In The North East
Salon Ziba, New York, New York
Located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Salon Ziba is in a prime location for a revolving door of high-end clients, but the salon ensures that all of their clients feel like VIPs. The salon is equipped with a private room reserved especially for cancer patients and people dealing with hair disorders.
Cutler Salon, New York, New York
Renaissance Salon, Hillsborough, New Jersey
New York City may be the fashion capital of the world, but right across the river the Renaissance Salon team is churning out runway-worthy hairstyles and colors for their clients on a daily.
Ochoa Salon, Massachusetts
Become a part of the Ochoa Salon family and make an appointment at the salon. It’s owned by brothers Miles and Troy Ochoa who followed in their parent's footsteps and joined the family business.
Lamaj In The City, Washington, DC
Finding a new salon is already nerve-wracking, but when you have textured hair the search can feel downright traumatizing. Know your textured strands are in good hands with Jamal Edmonds at the Lamaj In The City Salon.
Best Haircutting Places In The South East
Michael Angelo Salon, Wellington, Florida
If you’re a New York City transplant living in the sunshine state, make an appointment at the Michael Angelo Salon and let Long Island native owners Michael and Debbi Razzo make you feel at home.
Salon PK, Jacksonville, Florida
There is no salon more qualified than Salon PK to help you tame your texture in the humid Florida weather.
Best Haircutting Places In The Midwest
Figo Salon, Michigan
Figo Salon owner Rino Marra came all the way from Italy to make his hair dreams come true—and he can do the same for you!
Beauty Lounge, Minneapolis, Minnesota
If you’re a bit indecisive, you need a salon that specializes in everything—making the Beauty Lounge the perfect salon for you.
M’Bellish Hair Studio, Chicago, Illinois
M’Bellish Hair Studio owner Getaun Alexander is one of Chicago’s go-to stylists for textured hair. Whether you’re looking for a quality cut or a full head of extensions, M'Bellish Hair Studio has it all.
Cheveux Salon, Brookfield, Wisconsin
No matter your hair color, length, or texture, Cheveux Salon is committed to helping you achieve your best hair ever.
Best Haircutting Places In The West
Mecai @ The Loft, Sherman Oaks, California
Over her 22-year career, Mecai Adelo has owned and worked at several salons but Mecai @ The Loft is the first salon that really feels like home. There, Adelo creates her best, most creative styles ever.
Novoa Salon, Beverly Hills, California
Novoa Salon may be small but that’s because co-owners (and the only two people on staff) Carlo Novoa and Tery De La Cruz want to dedicate all their time to crafting swoon-worthy haircuts, styles, and colors.
Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lunatic Fringe may have started in Utah but their incredible haircuts and masterful hair colors are so in demand that in the 20 years since their doors opened they’ve expanded to more than 10 locations in four different states!
Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, West Hollywood, California
Men, this one is for you! Whether you’re looking for a simple haircut, beard trim, or color service, Baxter Finley Barber & Shop has got you covered.
SF Color Collective, San Francisco, California
If you’re as committed to helping the environment as you are to killer hairstyles, the sustainable SF Color Collective salon is perfect for you.
Best Haircutting Places In The South West
Bella Rinova, Houston, Texas
If you like to make a day out of your trips to the salon, Bella Rinova is just the salon for you. The sprawling location boasts 5200 square feet and 29 hair stations, as well as makeup, manicure, pedicure, and med spa amenities.
Voss Salon, Dallas, Texas
Owner Rachel Voss has been passionate about hair since she was just 4 years old, making the Voss Salon just the place to execute the haircut or color of your dreams perfectly.
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