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Best Hair Salons in San Jose, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Jose 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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2904 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127

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Yelp
4.5 (86)

Why choose this provider?

Alum Rock Hair & Nails is a San Jose, California-based salon serving clients all over the metro area. The salon offers haircuts to men, women, and children in a variety of common styles and it also installs hair coloring and lash extensions. There is a full-service beauty salon available to women for services including bikini and Brazilian waxing and European facials. A nail salon is included as well, providing manicures and pedicures along with gel and acrylic nails.

  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms

119 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95112

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4.5 (582)
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4.7 (100)
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5.0 (47)

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Tangerine Hair Studio is a full-service salon operating in San Jose since 2003. It offers a wide range of hair care services for men and women including haircuts, coloring, retexturizing, and deep treatments. The salon employs four different levels of stylists with different expertise. They receive ongoing education to keep up-to-date with modern industry trends and techniques. New owners Marisa Taitano and Rudy Pacheco have 15 years of combined professional experience. Moreover, clients can shop for different hair care brands on the salon's website.

  • Color / Dye
  • Perms

672 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112

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4.5 (172)

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JoJo Hair Studio provides hair services for men, women, and children in downtown San Jose and surrounding areas. Owner and founder Jojo is a certified Redken hair colorist and certified design stylist with more than 30 years of industry experience. The services the studio offers include haircut, bang trim, shampoo and blowout, and heat styling. It also offers coloring services, Redken chemistry treatment, and bridal styling. JoJo Hair Studio has received a special distinction award from Modern Salon Magazine.

  • Women's Cuts

2 North Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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4.5 (1220)

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Umbrella Salon provides hair styling services in the San Jose area. This includes hair coloring, shear or razor cutting, in-salon luxury treatments, and hair extensions or wigs. The salon also carries Oribe hair products and offers wedding and commercial services. Its stylists have worked backstage for runway shows and the New York Fashion Week. They also had collaborations with London Calling and TrendVision 2014 and had their works featured in editorials for The Fashionisto, Dark Beauty, and Photogenics magazine.

  • Color / Dye

1240 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

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4.0 (10)
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4.0 (5)

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Established in 2020, Salon 1240 provides services in San Jose and its surrounding areas. It is owned by Missy Wiegand who has been a business owner since 2002 and has been doing hair styling since she was 12. Its team includes stylists, estheticians, massage therapists, and barbers. The services Salon 1240 offers include hair styling, hair treatment, haircut, manicure, and pedicure. Aside from these services, it also sells hair products such as finishing sprays, hydrating shampoos, and conditioners.

  • Spa Services

891 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129

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5.0 (114)
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4.8 (72)

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Nana's Hair Salon is a hair salon in San Jose for men, women, and children. The company's hair care services include hair cuts, hair color, hair highlights, color touch up, perm, cellophane, and conditioning. It also provides make-over updos and elaborate coiffures for clients seeking special-occasions hair services. Since its founding nearly 20 years ago in Cupertino, Nana's Hair Salon has served thousands of customers of all different hair types.

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

1711 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95118

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4.0 (371)
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4.0 (141)
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4.6 (14)

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Special FX Salon & Day Spa offers beauty services to clients in San Jose. The hair salon performs cuts, trims, styling, extension, and coloring services. The salon conducts corrective color, balayage, ombre, and Olaplex treatment and performs full perms and keratin treatments. The salon carries products from brands such as Redken, Pureology, and Dermalogica. It offers facial treatments, waxing packages, and lash services. Moreover, it performs bridal makeup on location and in the salon. President and stylist Denise Russell manages over 30 stylists under her care.

  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

San Jose, CA

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5.0 (63)

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Located in San Jose, Paullette Tarvirian is a certified cosmetologist who has more than 14 years of experience in the industry. She aims to bring out the best in her clients using her unique skills by providing services such as hair cut, hair color or correction, and deep conditioning. She also offers a bridal package. Tarvirian's previous clients have praised her for listening to them, meticulously working on their hair, and being up-to-date on the latest trends.

  • Women's Cuts

1060 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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4.5 (257)
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4.0 (47)
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4.9 (26)

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DiModa Salon was established in 2007 in San Jose. The hair salon provides hair technicians and stylists with spaces to serve clients and to allow them to collaborate with each other. It offers hair cuts, hair coloring, highlights, balayage, and perms. Men can also visit DiModa Salon, and its barbers will conduct trims, cuts, undercuts, and styling with wax or clay. The salon carries Bumble and Bumble and Jan Marini Skin Research products that clients can purchase on-site or from shopping online.

  • Online Booking

377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

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4.0 (533)

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Atelier Salon and Studio is a hair salon offering its styling services to residents in San Jose. Owner and master artist Karie Bennett opened Atelier in 1997, with the mission of making each client's visit joyful and stress-free. The salon's services include haircuts and treatments, color, extensions, and hair texture services. The salon is also available for special occasion styling. Atelier received the "Global Salon Business Award" from Salon Today, and the "Salon Master of Business Award" from the North American Hairstyling Association.

  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Women's Cuts

46 West Julian Street, #225, San Jose, CA 95110

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4.5 (61)
Google
4.5 (37)
Facebook
4.3 (13)

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Image IE Salon aims to meet the hairstyling needs of clients in the San Jose area. Its team of stylists undergoes continuing education to provide quality service. They handle dreadlock maintenance, texturizers, relaxer touch-ups, and natural hairstyle services, such as the spiral set and two-strand twist. Aside from basic trims and blowouts, they also provide a sculpted haircut service. Additionally, their hair color technician offers color touch-ups, balayage, ombre, and virgin permanent color.

  • Makeup Application
  • Women's Cuts

1520 Southwest Expressway, San Jose, CA 95126

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5.0 (64)
Yelp
4.0 (40)
Google
4.5 (36)

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Serenity Hair Salon serves San Jose by offering beautiful haircuts and styles in a calm and welcoming environment. The salon offers bayalage, highlights, Japanese perms, layered cuts (long or short hair), undercuts, and hair color with the goal of making clients happy with their service and confident in their appearance. Salon clients can schedule an appointment by calling the salon or filling out and submitting the form on their website.

  • Women's Cuts

969 Story Rd UNIT 6057, San Jose, CA 95122
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4.5 (561)
Google
4.0 (22)
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5.0 (14)

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Sunkissed Salon by Kacie offers hair services in San Jose. The salon cuts and treats both women's and men's hair. Its team of stylists also performs color services, such as ombre balayage, color correction, base bump, lowlights, baby highlights, and full highlights. Additionally, they conduct global bleach and global bleach touch-ups. Some of the hair treatments they provide are keratin complex and Olaplex. Sunkissed Salon by Kacie carries products from Celeb Luxury, Oribe, Fanola, and Schwarzkopf. Kacie Nguyen is the salon's founder and director.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Compare our Top Hair Salons

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
ALUM ROCK HAIR & NAILS
2904 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127
Tangerine Hair Studio
119 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95112
JoJo Hair Studio
672 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Umbrella Salon
2 North Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Salon 1240
1240 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
Nana's Hair Salon
891 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129
Special FX Salon & Day Spa
1711 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95118
Paullette Tarvirian
San Jose, CA
DiModa Salon
1060 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Atelier
377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
Image IE Salon
46 West Julian Street, #225, San Jose, CA 95110
Serenity Hair Salon
1520 Southwest Expressway, San Jose, CA 95126
Sunkissed Salon by Kacie
969 Story Rd UNIT 6057, San Jose, CA 95122

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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