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Best Hair Salons in Charlotte

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte 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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1422 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Bishops Cuts/Color - Charlotte South End is a hair salon based in Charlotte. It provides services such as hair cuts, hair color, blow-outs, shampoo services, and conditioning. It also offers men's grooming, facial hair grooming, and hairstyles to help clients become more confident with their individuality. As a minority-owned & woman/LGBTQIA+ led and staffed salon, it emphasizes its counter-cultural heritage by opening its doors to all ages and all genders. It makes sure that it provides a welcoming space fueled with music and art to clients

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4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (268)

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5.0
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900 Metropolitan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Why choose this provider?

Salon Entro is a hair salon with a branch in Charlotte. It provides common salon services and special services like scalp micro-pigmentation. Clients can also shop for products in-person or online such as SE hair extensions made from Brazilian, Peruvian, and European human hair. Salon Entro also opens SMP training classes. It also offers products from brands such as Davines, Terra Veda Organix, and GK Hair. Salon Entro has been providing hair care and styling services for more than 10 years.

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3.8
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (14)
Google
3.7 / 5 (13)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (6)

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5.0
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5126 park rd 2A, charlotte, NC 28209
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

OA Salons offers an experience of beauty and well-being to clients in Charlotte and its neighboring areas. Guests and patrons get access to quality hair treatments and stylings. The services offered by this establishment include haircut/hairstyle with a blow-dry; color services, including new growth touch-ups, partial and full highlights, full balayage, and balayage retouch, and more. QA Salons also provides customers with tips on maintenance and styling at home.

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4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (125)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (24)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (14)

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2325 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews, NC 28105
  • Perms
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Synergy Salon is a Charlotte-based salon establishment. Founded by Quy Nguyen, she and her team of specialists treat, cut, style, shampoo, color, and highlight hair for men and women. On top of basic hair stylings, they also treat and condition hair, apply hair extensions, and even style wedding and formal hair. Pampering and grooming services like manicures, pedicures, and waxing are also available. Synergy Salon is happy to serve and even has a refreshments counter for waiting customers.

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4.6
Google
4.7 / 5 (441)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (51)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (43)

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5.0
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14130 Rivergate Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Pur Salon has been in the business for over 10 years serving South Charlotte. It offers professional hair services by appointment which include hair cut and style for men, women and children, hair color/highlighting, and hair treatments such as Olaplex, Aveda botanical repair, scalp treatment, and Awaphui. Clients can book an appointment online, and earlier and later appointments can be accommodated by request. The salon also performs hair extensions, brow waxing, and flat iron smoothing.

Reputation:

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3.5

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5.0
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5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Fresh Salon is a hair salon that serves clients in Charlotte. It offers a variety of services for cuts, styling, and color which includes color correction, highlights, balayage, perms, and American wave. Its team of hairstylists is dedicated to sharpening its skills by attaining further education from ARROJO and Goldwell. The salon strives to maintain a friendly and creative environment and is dedicated to making its clients happy. It also strives to maintain a creative and friendly work environment for its stylists.

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4.8
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (62)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (2)

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3.8
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10960 Winds Crossing Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Salon Zen is a Charlotte-based multicultural hair salon catering to all hair types. The salon constantly strives to fulfill the most demanding expectations and help customers like the way they appear. Offering complimentary snacks, relaxing music, and internet access to the patrons, Salon Zen is dedicated to satisfying all of its clients' needs by making them feel comfortable. As per services, the salon provides hair cuts, coloring, relaxing, weaving, natural styling, and children's makeover.

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4.3
Google
4.0 / 5 (76)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (54)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (6)

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5.0
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115 East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

The Theory Salon is a Charlotte-based shop that provides hair cuts, styles, colors, and treatments. The salon was founded in 2006 by best friends Clarissa Lacy and Magan Frers. On top of basic cuts and styles, the salon can provide smoothing treatments, blowouts, and updo styles. The Theory Salon has also partnered with companies like Scruples, Redken, and Davines. This allows the salon to provide additional color services such as color correction, balayage, and baby lights.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (8)

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5.0
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2082 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Hairitage Studio, LLC is a hair salon that caters to women's beauty needs in Charlotte. It is owned and operated by Tonshay O. Boggs, a senior cosmetologist who has had an active role in the beauty and haircare industry for the last 20 years. Tonshay is licensed and certified in various beauty practices, specializing in hair weaving, customized hair coloring, precision haircuts, and natural hair care. She shares her knowledge of the industry as an instructor in local cosmetology schools.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

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19924 Jetton Road, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Untangled Salon is a Charlotte-based hair salon. It offers multiple hair care and styling options for both men and women, like haircuts, coloring, extensions, smoothing and texturing, and foiling. The salon uses professionally made colors by Jack Winn, a hairstylist and chemist. His products only use level 4 pharmaceutical botanical ingredients such as argan oil, rice protein, aloe vera, and calendula extract. Untangled Salon's goal is to enhance clients' appearances and images with care.

Reputation:

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4.2
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)

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5.0
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6414 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Salon Piper Glen is a Redken Elite Salon servicing Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. Its well-trained and friendly stylists specialize in handling all styles, lengths, and textures of hair and offer a range of services from haircuts and styles for men and women, hair coloring, and hair treatment. It provides wedding and bridal up-dos and hair extension services. Its hairstylists attend trade shows and hands-on training courses to be on top of the latest hairstyles and hair color techniques.

Reputation:

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4.9
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (48)
Google
4.8 / 5 (33)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (14)

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5.0
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440 East McCullough Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Different By Design Hair Salon - McCullough Commons is dedicated to providing hairstyling services for women of every culture in Charlotte and nearby areas. The beauty team performs different styling options, such as designer roller set, mold and curl, silk wrap, twist set, and formal event styling. The natural hairstyle services include hair silkening, double-strand twists, coils, loc maintenance, and natural up-do. Chemical services, cuts, treatments, coloring services, and extensions are also offered.

Reputation:

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4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (515)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (23)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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6324 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Since 2010, Limelight Salon has been providing professional hairstyling services to customers in the Charlotte area. Founder Lisa Evans-Clark has been in the industry since 1988, bringing with her the passion in making people look their best in a private, personalized, and playful approach to styling clients. The salon caters to men, women, and children, offering services such as haircuts, color, frame foil, and updos. Limelight Salon uses products from brands such as Kenra, Moroccanoil, Style Edit, and Brazilian Blowout.

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4.9
Google
5.0 / 5 (29)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
3020 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Hair Classics Salon in Charlotte has been providing hair services for many years. The company's stylists specialize in a variety of haircuts, as well as color and highlights. All haircuts and color services vary by stylist and include consultation, shampoo, conditioning, and styling. The salon is celebrating its 24th year of continued distinction in hair design. Hair Classics Salon was recognized by University City Magazine for being The Best Hair Salon for 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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4.5
Google
4.0 / 5 (72)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (64)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (39)

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5.0
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1225 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

StyleBar Clt is a hair salon servicing residents of Charlotte and surrounding areas. It offers a wide range of services including haircuts, hair colors, and hairstyles. It also offers chemical peels, eyelash extensions, and hair extensions. It uses Leaf and Flower CBD hair products for some of its services, which is one of the Brazilian Blowouts sister brands. Clients can book appointments online. The salon is open seven days a week to continually serve its clients.

Reputation:

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4.9
Google
5.0 / 5 (55)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (32)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (25)

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5.0
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8200 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Waxing
  • Perms
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

MO2 Salon is a locally operated business in Charlotte that provides environmentally sustainable hair care services. Its stylists offer haircuts, new growth coloring, keratin treatment, and deep conditioning. They also participate in in-salon education to keep themselves updated with the latest trends and techniques in the field. Owners Molouk and Mohsen Salehizadeh have a combined experience of over 30 years in the hair design industry. Molouk has been professionally trained by hairstylists such as Angelo Seminaro, David Adams, Sally Rogers, and Allen Ruiz.

Reputation:

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4.4
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (19)

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3.3
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324 South Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Spa Services

Why choose this provider?

Well known to provide a luxurious experience to its customer, Carmen! Carmen! has been known as one of the best salons in the nation. located in Charlotte, it is offering a variety of services like hair cut, hair color, styling and texture, makeup services, hair extensions, and bridal packages. Its team had been handpicked from the finest applicants to cater to clients' needs. The company was founded by Carmen Cutrona that has over 30 years of experience in the industry.

Reputation:

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3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (27)

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5.0
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2444 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Waxing
  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Jason and Cara Viers founded Salon 42 in Charlotte. Backed by their 30 years of combined experience in the salon industry, the couple's shop has been serving its clients in the metro area since 2008. Its hair cutters and barbers recommend fresh designs and ideas for customers to consider. Coloring services include retouching, glossing, highlighting, babylights, bleaching, and color correcting. Salon 42 also offers hair texturing, blow-drying, hair extensions, and make-up services. The salon staff utilizes products that come from proven brands in the market for application in their services.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (104)

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5.0
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920 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Spa Services
  • Makeup Application
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Shine Salon is a hair salon that services Charlotte, North Carolina. It was founded in 2013 and is the result of the union of two salons. They offer services to clients with any beauty budget. Their services always start with an in-depth consultation, which allows them to tailor to the client's specified needs. Services included are different haircuts and styles, texture services like permanent waves, relaxers, Keratin smoothing, and color/highlights according to the client's choice.

Reputation:

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4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (107)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (102)

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5.0
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4810 Ashley Park Lane, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Denise Antonacci Salon is a professional hair and makeup salon that caters to residential and commercial clients in Charlotte and its nearby areas. The company offers a variety of hair and makeup services ranging from haircut services for men and women, hair color treatments, and professional makeup services. The salon's owner, Denise Antonacci specializes in hair extensions allowing her to create unique shapes and various hairstyles that suit her clients. Denise Antonacci Salon also utilizes top-of-the-line salon care products such as Kerastase and Shu Uemura.

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4.1
Google
4.0 / 5 (70)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (15)

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5.0
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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.