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Best Hair Salons in Honolulu

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Honolulu Hair Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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3457 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (5)

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Namie Salon serves clients in the Honolulu metro and its surrounding areas. Its team of professionals includes customer service representatives, stylists, and assistant stylists, who have received advanced training from Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, and Aveda. In addition, it is an exclusive distributor of the full line of Rikoko products on Oahu. Founder, stylist, and educator Mie Martyak has over 20 years of industry experience and has been educated through advanced training with TIGI in California, Dallas, and New York.

  • Women's Cuts

1130 Koko Head Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816

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4.5 (239)
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4.8 (26)

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Winam Studio serves the Honolulu area since 2012. It is a vegan hair studio that uses minimal products and specializes in short hair for women and curly hair. The salon values inclusivity and caters to all clients regardless of race, religion, gender, or hair texture. Winam Studio founder Hillary Juliette has more than 10 years of experience and studied at a multi-ethnic hair school in California. She attended trainings at Vidal Sassoon San Francisco, American Crew of Colorado, and Bumble & Bumble Salon New York.

  • Women's Cuts

6700 Kalanianaʻole Highway, Honolulu, HI 96825

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4.5 (103)
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5.0 (2)

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Hawaii Kai Salon & Day Spa is a Honolulu-based hair salon offering full-service beauty treatments. It has a full roster of trained aestheticians, hairstylists, nail technicians, hair removal experts, and massage therapists who can handle a wide range of services for the hair, face, and nails. The salon specializes in using Organic Color Systems, a hair coloring formula that is ammonia-free and all-natural. It uses proven products coming from renowned manufacturers including Redken, Goldwell, and Wella. Hawaii Kai also offers spa services that include facials and therapeutic massages.

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

500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813

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4.5 (78)

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Lloyd Horibe's Hairscapes is a Honolulu-based salon that has been providing hairstyling services since 1967. The salon specializes in haircutting, hairstyling, coloring and highlighting, and color correction. Its stylists perform haircuts for men, women, and children. They also perform perm, straightening & smoothing, special occasion styling, and facial waxing. Lloyd Horibe's Hairscapes has an apprenticeship program under which stylists are trained to do precision cutting for about two years. The salon is open all days of the week at different schedules.

  • Waxing
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

560 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (126)
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4.0 (27)
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4.0 (6)

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M-irror is a comprehensive hair salon serving clients in Honolulu. Owner and hairstylist Mei Huang combines Japanese techniques and modern American trends to provide unique and individualized services. Huang and her hairstylists offer haircuts for men and women and hair colors, in addition to digital perm and Japanese straight perm. They also provide Brazilian blowout and blow-dry, as well as makeup and hairstyling for bridal services. Moreover, M-irror uses FDA-approved and imported products from top manufacturers.

  • Perms

1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (214)
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4.0 (192)
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4.0 (40)

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Paul Brown Salons is a hair salon that services clients in Honolulu. The salon provides a variety of services such as hair cuts, color corrections, partial or full highlights, and retexturing treatments. Makeup, eyelash perm, regular manicure, and french manicure are also available. The salon was founded by Paul Brown, a master hairstylist and former vice president of the International Salon/Spa Business Network. He has been working in the industry for over 45 years.

  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

1360 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (104)
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5.0 (68)
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5.0 (1)

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Every Piece Salon is located in Honolulu. It offers haircuts, treatments, and hair spa services for men and women. These include aromatherapy, shampoo, scalp massage, blowdry, and scalp rub. It also provides caviar anti-aging ritual, ultra shine gloss, hair fibre boost, hair fall-out fix, and length extending treatment services. Permanent hair color, lightening, root touchup, bleaching, babylights, and color corrections are also available. Every Piece Salon is owned by Khoi Lieu, a master hair cutter and a seasoned hairstylist.

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

1441 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814

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5.0 (6)

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Sarah Rose is a Honolulu-based professional makeup and hairstylist with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of clients. She also worked in the film and television industry, photoshoots, editorial campaigns, pageants, and fashion shows. Following her passion, she offers haircuts with blowout or grooming, hair color, highlights and balayage, keratin smoothing treatment, makeup application, and platinum seamless hair extensions. She has previously provided training to aspirants interested in pursuing their careers.

  • Women's Cuts

888 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (3)

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Hair Honolulu is a boutique hair studio located in Honolulu, Hawaii that provides balayage and dimensional highlighting specializing in blonde hair for both men and women. The hair salon offers a wide variety of hair coloring options, whether it's a root touch-up with a blow-dry style, partial or full highlights, full or partial balayage, and full or partial babylights. Hair Honolulu also offers hair retexturizing, luxury gloss treatments, mineral smoothing treatments, deep conditioning treatments, eyebrow tinting, and more.

  • Color / Dye

418 Kuulei Road, Kailua, HI 96734

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (9)

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Paris Green Salon is a full-service, boutique-style hair salon that services residents of Honolulu and nearby areas. It offers a wide range of services including hairstyling, hair coloring, and hair cutting. It also provides perms, relaxers, highlights, lowlights, extensions, braids, smoothing treatments, and Brazilian blowout treatments. The business is one of Hawaii's Paul Mitchell Signature Salons. It is committed to providing clients a clean and friendly atmosphere while receiving exceptional service from its hair experts.

  • Spa Services
  • Waxing
  • Perms

1446 Kona Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (282)

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Lily’s Nail Spa & Hair Salon provides relaxation and pampering services to clients in Honolulu and nearby areas. The company offers hair treatment services such as haircuts, hair coloring, perms, and keratin treatment. Its staff also provides a wide selection of manicures, pedicures, and foot treatments. They can also handle nail enhancement services including shine buffing, acrylic removal, and nail repair. Lily’s Nail Spa & Hair Salon also offers waxing and threading services, as well as massages and facial treatments.

  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts

1108 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (596)
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4.0 (356)
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4.0 (59)

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J Salon is a full-service hair salon based in Honolulu. It provides beauty services including haircut, styling, treatments, hair color, waxing, and make-up services. Clients can also purchase hair care products for all hair types on its online shop. The salon's owner and lead stylist, Joe Randazzo, has styled for New York Fashion Week and hair shows in Japan and Canada. J Salon was recognized by the ELLE Magazine as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S. for three years in a row.

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

1020 Ke’eaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.0 (42)
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4.0 (16)

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Infuse Hair Salon is a Honolulu-headquartered salon that offers a wide array of services. Its specialties include hair cutting and coloring. It also offers frizz-smoothing treatments with ingredients that will nourish damaged hair and improve its condition. In addition, the salon offers Japanese hair straightening by Yuko Systems as well as the Inca Glow smoothing treatment. Infuse Hair Design has directly worked with Yuko Systems for developing its anti-frizz treatments now being used worldwide. Salon owner Danne Todt has over 30 years of industry experience.

  • Women's Cuts

410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814

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4.5 (154)
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5.0 (9)

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Dada is a Honolulu-based spa, salon, and cafe founded in 2015 by Richie Miao, a hairstylist with over 20 years of experience in the field, specializing in layered cutting. Miao is also a Behind the Chair One Shot hair award finalist. Joined by more than 30 professionals, they provide hair cutting, coloring, treatment, and styling services in the area. This covers color correction, balayage, root retouches, masque treatment, and hair spa. Additionally, their spa services include massages, facials, eyebrow tattoos, and hyaluron pen.

  • Waxing
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

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.

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