Laurels
Best Hair Salons
in San Diego
2017

Why These Hair Salons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored hair salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best hair salons in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

AVA Hair Studio

AVA Hair Studio is an Aveda concept salon serving the San Diego metro area. It exclusively carries plant-based Aveda products, that are created using ecologically responsible practices. AVA has a team of highly trained stylists who undergo monthly Aveda classes to update their knowledge and skills. The salon offers cutting, coloring, re-texturizing, styling, and bridal packages and was the winner of the 2016 San Diego Battle of the Salons.

El Cajon, CA(619) 670-5279

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Champagne and Shampoo Hair Salon

Champagne and Shampoo Hair Salon in La Jolla provides specialist hair services in an artsy, fun ambiance. Its expert haircuts, hair color, highlights, hair extensions, keratin treatments, and Brazilian straightening are done with the utmost care and skill. Eco-friendly KEVIN.MURPHY and Rene Furterer products are used along with hair colors that are free of PPD and ammonia. The owner Terrence Renk has over 30 years’ experience, has styled celebrities like Martha Stewart, and been published in Italian Vogue, Allure, Women’s Day, and others.

La Jolla, CA(858) 551-5555

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Cut, Color, and More

Cut, Color, and More is a contemporary hair, nail, waxing, and makeup salon serving the San Diego County and Tijuana areas. In addition to cuts, color, highlights, color correction, and conditioning services, the salon also specializes in balayage, glossing, agave smoothing treatment, ombre, texturizing, and extensions. Savvy stylists with 30 years of industry experience, receive ongoing training to provide the ultimate salon experience.

San Diego, CA(619) 267-6933

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Detour Salon

Detour Salon has been creating whimsical hairstyles for both men and women of San Diego County for over 15 years. The quirky and upbeat team of hair stylists at the locations in Encinitas and Hillcrest, provide passionate styling services to create happy clients. The services offered are corrective hair color, extensions, highlighting, Japanese straightening, permanent/semi-permanent coloring and straightening, reparative treatment, and many others.

San Diego, CA(760) 634-1999

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Diesel Salon

Diesel Salon is an upscale hair salon in the San Diego metro area that believes in creating art through hair styling. Services include a range of cutting, coloring, styling, extensions, waxing, makeup, nails, and bridal sessions. Balayage, a coloring technique that creates a sun-kissed look, is one of the salon's specialties. Clients are greatly satisfied with the superior cuts, beautiful, blended coloring, and the friendly service offered. Diesel is the official salon of the Fox 5 San Diego morning show and awarded the title of Elite Black by L’Oreal Professional in 2013.

San Diego, CA(619) 280-9611

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Freelance Salon

Freelance Salon offers expert hair services through certified, experienced stylists to the San Diego metro area. Many services like cuts, hair color, highlights, blowouts, treatments, special event styling, makeup, and texture services are provided with the use of excellent products. Customers have given glowing reviews about the superior work and talent of the stylists and colorists.

San Diego, CA(619) 291-3340

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Gracy International Hair Design

Gracy International Hair Design offers exceptional hair styling services to the San Diego metro area, with a team of talented hair designers. Women's and men's haircuts, blow dry, flat iron, coloring, highlights, color correction, balayage, ombre, hair conditioning and Brazilian keratin treatments, relaxers, perms, and hair extensions are the salon's main services. It prides itself on its high-quality color products and talented colorists.

San Diego, CA(619) 275-2119

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Haim Salon

Haim Salon is a Eufora exclusive hair design salon providing cutting, styling, coloring, makeup, waxing, and bridal services in the Del Mar area for nearly three decades. The stylists are certified, experienced, and trained at premier institutes such as Vidal Sassoon, Wella, L'Oreal, Schwarzkopf, and Paul Mitchell. The salon has received great reviews from customers about the knowledge and skill of its' stylists.

Del Mar, CA(858) 259-0559

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Hair Artiste

Hair Artiste blends art and chemistry in the salon services that it provides to the San Diego metro area for over 25 years. Jonathan, the business owner, is an award winning hair color expert and Vidal Sassoon alumnus, whose work has been featured in the Vogue, Marie Claire Australia, and Cosmopolitan. The salon specializes in hair color, highlights, color correction, grooming for men and sculpting haircuts for women. It offers 100% money-back guarantee on its’ services.

San Diego, CA(858) 367-9736

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Hair Dressers on Fire

Hair Dressers on Fire offers creative hair services and personalized attention to customers in the San Diego metro area. It has highly talented and experienced stylists and master stylists from prominent schools such as Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell. The team undergoes continuous training in cutting and coloring services to keep up with industry standards. The salon offers excellent cutting, coloring, styling, bridal, and makeup services including Brazilian blowout, hair extensions, balayage, color correction, and keratin treatment.

San Diego, CA(619) 281-3473

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HairArt By Lily

HairArt By Lily is a San Diego-based hair stylist and makeup studio serving the Southern California area. Owner and operator Lily Elias is a licensed cosmetologist and graduate of the Paul Mitchell School for hair styling who specializes in services for special events, TV, and editorial. She strives to leave each of her clients looking their best and feeling confident by providing a unique, bespoke beauty experience. Lily's customers recommend her services thanks to her expertise in different styles and techniques and her ability to correct and improve damaged hair and bad coloring.

Carlsbad, CA(760) 274-3035

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Jet Rhys

Jet Rhys is an eclectic hair salon in the San Diego metro, created by former Vidal Salon styling experts. Jet and Rhys have styled Hollywood celebrities and styled the ads for ABC, Revlon, Pantene, and L’Oreal. The salon offers unparalleled, skillful styling services that include cutting, coloring, Yuko hair straightening, natural hair extensions, special treatments for occasions, and other hair treatments. It has been featured in Allure, Celebrity Hairstyles, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue and has been recognized as one of the top salons in the U.S by InStyle’s Beauty Black Book and Self magazine.

Solana Beach, CA(858) 345-1895

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Plaza Hair Salon

Plaza Hair Salon has been providing quality styling services in Rancho Bernardo and the San Diego metro area since 2003, through an emphasis on continued staff training in latest techniques. It offers a range of haircuts, hair color options, hair treatments, wedding packages with makeup, eyelash extensions, waxing, and nail packages. The salon won the Best of San Diego 2015 award in the hair salons category.

San Diego, CA(858) 485-7551

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Pure Salon and Spa

Pure Salon and Spa is a full-service salon and day spa located in Mission Valley and serving the San Diego metro area. Vanessa Wells, the stylist, is licensed, graduated from the prestigious Paul Mitchell school, and has over seven years' experience in the field. Pure Salon offers haircuts for men and women, coloring, touch-ups, highlighting, color correction, balayage, deep conditioning treatments, perms, relaxers, and straightening. It also offers a range of body and beauty treatments at the spa.

San Diego, CA(619) 291-9215

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Salon on 30th

Salon on 30th offers luxury hair care services with superior products to the San Diego metro area. It consistently trains its’ stylists in latest industry techniques to provide the ultimate care for customers. The salon offers a tiered pricing system to make high-end hair care more affordable. Customer reviews strongly highlight the knowledge and talent of the stylists and their ability to listen to their clients’ needs. The salon uses signature products by Davines and Kerastase and offers rewards for the use of its mobile app.

San Diego, CA(619) 284-1687

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Salon Santo Tomas

Salon Santo Tomas is a luxury spa and hair salon in downtown San Diego; that aims to pamper its' clients. Well trained and experienced stylists from prestigious training schools offer signature cutting and coloring services. It exclusively features Davines products, and its' looks were showcased on the opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack in 2015.

San Diego, CA(619) 299-1227

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Suriya Hair Design

Suriya Hair Design offers professional hair styling and treatment in a relaxed environment, to the San Diego metro area clients. Suriya, the owner, has been trained in Europe at Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Wella, and Redken. He has also shown his work at the London Fashion Week. The salon offers cuts, color, highlights, keratin treatment, Brazilian blowout, corrective color, scalp massage, and deep conditioning treatments. Reviews of the salon indicate that clients are enthralled by Suriya's skill, creativity, and perfection.

San Diego, CA(858) 210-9945

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The Hair Lair

The Hair Lair is a private, one-chair, organic salon in East Mission Valley that serves the San Diego metro area. The salon offers unique products that are made of natural ingredients and free of PPD, ammonia, and formaldehyde. The salon is a Onesta Certified green salon that has processes and products that are eco-friendly. It has been voted in the San Diego A-List as the third Best Hair Color place by the San Diego A-List and is a member of the Professional Beauty Association.

San Diego, CA(619) 549-5636

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The Hair Lounge

The Hair Lounge provides stylish, affordable haircuts and coloring services in North County, San Diego. It is a specialist in hair extensions and also offers classic and trendy hairstyles, keratin blowout, chemical straightening, formal hairstyles, and updos. The salon carries top-of-the-line products like Aveda, Unite, Redken, and Pravana.

Escondido, CA(760) 735-4996

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The Lab A Salon

The Lab A Salon is a chic, trendy hair salon providing innovative styling solutions for the San Diego metro area since 2008. A family of stylist, regularly trained in latest styles and products, offer expert cutting, coloring, and styling services, including balayage, Brazilian blowout, keratin complex, and extensions. The salon carries Bumble and Bumble, L'Oreal Professionel, and TIGI product lines. Reviews indicate happy customers who are impressed by the skill and creativity of the stylists and colorists.

San Diego, CA(619) 543-9952

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The Smoothbar

The Smoothbar is the first hair salon in the nation to specialize exclusively in hair smoothing treatments and serves the San Diego metro area. It offers advanced treatments that reduce/eliminate frizz and curl and deeply condition damaged or dull hair. The services include Brazilian blowout, keratin complex treatment, Marcia adorn, chocolate keratin, advanced keratin, and olaplex-1. The salon has a fume extractor that removes byproducts of smoothing treatments from the air and ensures safety.

San Diego, CA(619) 293-3288

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