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Best Hair Salons in Washington DC

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Washington, DC 20009

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4.5 (44)

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By Subairi is a hair salon in Washington that specializes in color, texturizing, extensions, and perms. The company uses quality products from Redken, OPI, Dermalogica, Aquage, and Surface, and offers facial and body waxing services. A client said, “ I've had numerous people - including strangers - compliment me on my hair cut and inquire as to my stylist.” By Subairi is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • Women's Cuts
  • Men's Cuts
  • Makeup Application

1635 R Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

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4.0 (453)
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4.0 (19)

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Glynn Jones Salon + Spa offers a wide variety of hairstyling services to clients in Washington, DC. Head stylist Glynn Jones brings his hairstyling experience, in addition to his education from Vidal Sassoon, to providing quality service to his clients. The salon's stylists have been personally trained by Glynn for a range of six months to a year and make use of products such as Brazilian Blowout and Decléor. Glynn Jones Salon + Spa extends its services to another location in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Spa Services
  • Waxing

Washington, DC 20009

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4.0 (45)
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4.8 (17)

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Signature Image Salon in Washington offers Purescription treatments, men’s grooming, and VIP packages and driver services. The company features professional image consulting workshops and a full line of Aveda products. A client said, “This salon and its staff offer professional courteous service in a relaxing environment.”

  • Waxing
  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye

Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (53)

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O Salon in Washington offers a range of cutting and styling services, color treatment, and Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy. Stylists are highly trained, and it is the company goal to “emphasize creativity, service, and hygiene.” O Salon was awarded Best U.S. Salon 2013 by Hey, Hey! Gorgeous, and is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Online Booking
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms

2025 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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5.0 (96)
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4.6 (11)

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Posh Hair Spa and Waxing in Washington is a premier provider of Nufree Finipil hair removal treatment and features a blow-dry bar. Stylists are highly trained, and use quality products from Kerastase, Anevolve, and Goldwell. A client said, “I get my hair cut, highlighted and keratin treated, and get compliments routinely at how healthy my hair looks.” Posh Hair Spa and Waxing is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Waxing
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts

2024 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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4.0 (200)
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4.0 (59)
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5.0 (34)

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Thomas Shelton Hair Design focuses on incorporating various trends and techniques when addressing the hair-related concerns of clients in the Washington, D.C. area. The salon handles various aspects of hair care including cuts, styling, and coloring. Its experts also perform keratin hair treatment and offer make-up services along with its hairstyling work. Thomas Shelton has been styling hair since 1999 and seeks to continually develop his skills by executing techniques from fashion shows, classes, and competitions.

  • Spa Services
  • Waxing

2033 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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3.5 (164)
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5.0 (2)

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Luna’s Hair Design in Washington offers cap and foil highlights, hot oil treatment, and body waxing services. Cuts range from $38 to $43, and student discounts are available. Luna’s Hair Design was featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Salons and Stylists and is an authorized reseller of Paul Mitchell, Crew, Redken, Nexxus, and Sebastian Professional products. The salon is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • Men's Cuts
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

641 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

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5.0 (127)
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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (29)

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Inizio Hair Salon is a Washington D.C. hair salon that specializes in haircuts for men, women, and children. It focuses on high-end hair styling and treatment services that are up to date with the latest trends and technology. Some of its services include haircuts with styling like updos, braids, and twists; chemical treatments using Camo, Redken, and Oribe; and makeup applications. Inizio Hair Salon also offers makeup and hairstyling classes that focus on the current trends, products, and application techniques.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

1314 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

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4.0 (381)
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4.0 (334)
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5.0 (55)

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Located in Washington, D.C., Logan 14 is an Aveda lifestyle salon and spa owned and operated by Michael Ian Hodges. It offers hair cutting, hair coloring, hair straightening, hair styling, and keratin treatments. VoMor hair extensions, as well as bridal hair and makeup services, are also available. Other services include eye, facial, and massage treatments, spray tanning, lash lift, and waxing. Hodges has been in the salon industry for 25 years and has trained under Reginald Laws.

  • Spa Services
  • Makeup Application
  • Men's Cuts

1125 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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4.0 (192)
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5.0 (19)
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4.5 (16)

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Ferro Salon is a Washington, D.C. business that specializes in a variety of color techniques. It offers each guest a customized experience with the objective of boosting their confidence. Some of its services include hairstyling for men, women's haircuts, blowouts and upstyle, and hair extensions. In addition, the salon performs keratin treatments and Yuko thermal reconditioning. Ferro Salon comprises modern hair color experts who believe that the foundation of one's unique experience begins with the art of listening to one's needs.

  • Color / Dye

2118 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

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5.0 (81)
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5.0 (37)
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4.0 (36)

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Metropolis is a hair salon in Washington DC that specializes in hair treatments, styling, and makeup services in the metro. It was founded in 2016 with the goal of providing aesthetic services that focuses on customer comfort, creative styles, and modern looks. The salon is headed by its primary stylist Michael Talavera, a professional stylist with years of experience in top DC salons. Some of its services include cuts and style, colors and highlights, and chemical treatments.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

733 11th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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5.0 (56)
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4.0 (35)
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5.0 (9)

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Atlas Salon is an Aveda concept salon that serves Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas. Its services include haircuts and custom hair coloring. The salon also offers "Aveda Rituals" that make each client's visit a unique experience. Some of these rituals include a cup of Aveda comforting tea, Elemental Nature™ aromas to enliven the senses, and massages for the scalp, neck, shoulders, and hands. Additionally, salon professionals are continually educated on the latest trends and techniques.

  • Color / Dye
  • Haircuts

2315 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (47)
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4.0 (29)
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4.9 (22)

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Hair Lounge Salon is located in Washington DC and specializes in helping clients achieve their desired aesthetic through hair coloring and styling services. Its services include hair straightening, extensions, half and full highlights, and single and double process coloring. Hair Lounge Salon has been featured on CNN, DC Magazine, The Washington Examiner, and The Clover Park Gazette. Owner Daniel Levy was trained by Bruno Dessange and has spent 20 years improving his skills as a colorist.

  • Women's Cuts

2315 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (75)

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Guven Salon and Spa in Washington has over 13 years of experience and offers bridal makeup services, and electrolysis. Stylists are highly-trained, and a client said, “Guven and the others on his team are the absolute best. Professional, welcoming, and attentive. My hair has never looked better or healthier.” Guven Salon and Spa is open Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Color / Dye

661 C Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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4.5 (171)

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Michael Anthony Salon in Washington specializes in color, cuts, and texturizing. The salon offers smoothing treatments by Uberliss, Awapuhi Wild Ginger treatment, and makeup application services. Stylists are highly trained, and use a full line of Paul Mitchell products. Michael Anthony Salon won the 2015 Hilly Award for best beauty service on Capitol Hill, and a client said, “I look forward to visiting the salon not just for the great haircut but because the whole experience is always so delightful.”

  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts

1341 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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4.0 (327)
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4.5 (177)

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Cavalry Salon & Nails Spa is a Washington DC hair salon offering a wide range of hair treatments. The salon offers haircuts for children and adults. It also provides coloring services which include single process, face frame, full and partial highlights, balayage, and hair glazing. Customers can also avail of updo, color hydrating, and smoothing treatments. Eyelash tinting and extensions are also available. The team's jobs are inspired by their knowledge of fashion show and magazine looks and styling.

  • Spa Services
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts

3240 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (116)
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4.0 (91)

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Salon L'eau is a salon located in a three-story row house in Washington DC. Its team is comprised of European-trained stylists with years of industry experience and extensive knowledge in up-to-date hair treatments. Among the services that the team offers include hair coloring, haircutting, perming, keratin treatments, and hair extensions. The team also provides hair removal services for eyebrows, lips, and underarms. Salon L'eau has been named as Elle Magazine's Top Hair Salon in Washington DC and among the Top 100 in the U.S.

  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

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4.5 (100)
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4.0 (46)

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Located two blocks away from The White House, Saint-Germain is a hair salon serving clients throughout Washington DC. The salon offers clients a wide range of services for both men and women. Among these services include hair cutting and styling, blow-drying, and hair coloring. Its team of hairstyling professionals also offers eyebrow and lash tinting, keratin treatments, hair extensions, and eyebrow shaping and design. Saint-Germain has been featured in various publications, including Allure, Elle, Crave DC, and Washingtonian - Bride & Groom.

  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

1629 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

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4.0 (129)
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4.5 (56)
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5.0 (27)

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Illusions of Georgetown is a boutique salon providing professional hair care services. The salon has been operating in Washington D.C. for more than three decades, specializing in keratin treatments, color correction, and ombré highlights. Its other services include haircuts for men and women, full color and highlights, braiding, and special events styling. Its hairstyling team comprises senior and master stylists with over 100 years of combined experience. Some of the products they use in hair treatments include Goldwell and KMS.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

1146 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

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4.0 (560)
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4.0 (115)
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4.0 (18)

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Last Tangle in Washington Salon serves clients in and around the Washington D.C. area. This salon is comprised of an international team of experienced skin care specialists and hairstylists, delivering clients with a wide range of services. Serving both men and women, the salon offers hair coloring, hair cutting and styling, extensions, and keratin smoothing treatments. It also provides hair replacement services as well as eyelash extensions. Salon owner and operator Bruce Marks is a master stylist with extensive experience in working for top salons.

  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Men's Cuts

Compare our Top Hair Salons

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
By Subairi
Glynn Jones Salon + Spa - Dupont Circle
1635 R Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Signature Image Salon
O Salon
Posh hair Spa & Waxing
2025 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Thomas Shelton Hair Design
2024 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Luna’s Hair Design
2033 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Inizio Hair Salon
641 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Logan 14
1314 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
Ferro Salon
1125 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Metropolis
2118 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Atlas Salon
733 11th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Hair Lounge Salon
2315 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Guven Salon & Spa
2315 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Michael Anthony Salon
661 C Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Cavalry Salon & Nails Spa
1341 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
Salon L’eau
3240 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Saint-Germain
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
Illusions of Georgetown
1629 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Last Tangle in Washington Salon
1146 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

FAQs

  • Are home hair dyes as good as salon dye?

    While dye itself is often the same as home and salon dyes, the process that's involved in mixing the dye is far more intricate at the salon. Home dye kits contain standard amounts of dye and developer that need to be mixed prior to application. At the salon, stylists mix dyes and developers themselves and have more control over strength and color. This ensures the health of the hair can be protected, while the color of the hair is more suited to clients' preferences.

  • What products do salons use?

    Hair salons normally use high-quality products, including colors and color correctors, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Some of the most common brands seen in salons across the U.S. include Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Rusk. With hair tools, stylists may use scissors, shears, and razors to cut and shape hair and a variety of combs, brushes, and heat tools to style clients' fresh cuts.

  • How much does hair coloring cost at a salon?

    The cost of hair coloring varies depending on several factors. Here are the national average costs for the most common hair coloring services:
  • How much do you tip a hairstylist and the salon staff?

    Tipping your hairstylist and salon staff is a great way to show your appreciation for their service. In most cases, a 20% tip is standard, but if a client is extremely pleased with the service, a larger tip is usually appreciated.

    Of course, in many salons, clients might encounter several staff members during a visit, including the stylist, salon owner, and shampooer. While the stylist’s tip is customary, it doesn’t hurt to supply a small tip for the shampooer, too. Most salon owners don't expect a tip if they don't provide the service.

  • How much do hair extensions cost at the salon? 

    The cost of hair extensions typically varies depending on the type of extensions and the amount of hair needed to achieve the clients' desired look. Here are the average costs for different extensions:
    • Tape-in extensions: $200
    • Glue-in extensions: $300 to $500
    • Sew-in extensions: $275
    • Weave: $100 to $600
    • Fusion: $200 to $1,000
  • Can all stylists do correctional hair coloring?

    Color-correction service is a long process that requires multiple salon visits. It's important that stylists undergo training specific to color correction, as corrective color solutions need to be customized to balance the color of hair and achieve desired results. Incorrectly performed color corrections can lead to severely damaged hair.

  • How much does it cost to fix a bad dye job?

    The cost of color correction depends on the color applied to the hair and the amount of hair on the clients' head. Color correction is a long process that can take between five and seven hours and is usually spread out over several weeks. This is especially true where hair has been dyed a darker color and needs to be lifted and re-dyed to a blonde shade. On average, clients can expect to pay about $100 for each hour spent with the stylist.