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Best Hair Salons in Raleigh

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9424 Falls Of Neuse Road, Salon Lofts #24, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Color / Dye
  • Balayage
  • Precision Haircuts
  • Online Booking
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Kim Catalano Salon accommodates clients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. It is owned by Kim Catalano, an internationally-trained master stylist specializing in balayage, organic color, lived‑in hairstyling, and precision cuts. Her salon offers hair styling services for different kinds of events, such as weddings, evening parties, and proms. There are also hair care products available that customers can purchase in the salon. Kim has more than two decades of professional experience in the hair salon industry.

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4.6
Google
4.7 / 5 (27)
Yelp
4.3 / 5 (4)

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Raleigh, NC

Why choose this provider?

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Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

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7361 Six Forks Rd, Suite 132, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Women's Cuts
  • Men's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Little Shop of Hairdos is a hair salon that caters to men and women in the Raleigh area. It is owned and operated by Shaina Nussbaum, a licensed cosmetologist and master hairstylist who specializes in a variety of services—including hair cuts, styling, treatment, and color. Shaina has been in the industry for six years and has professionally worked on various photoshoots and events. Aside from being a hairstylist, Shaina also has a passion for SFX makeup; her work has appeared on several seasons of Face-Off.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (71)
Google
5.0 / 5 (69)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (7)

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144 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Fancy Knot Salon is a Raleigh-based hair care provider that was established in 2013. Offering both hair and make-up services to its clientele, the salon aims to offer a low-stress environment and a personalized approach to styling to all of its patrons. Striving to be up-to-date to the recent fashion and beauty trends in the industry, Fancy Knot Salon offers hair styling for men, women, and children while also offering bridal and wedding packages and a variety of hair extension services.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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7713-13 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Sky Parlor Salon is a diverse team of hair experts committed to providing a stress-free salon experience to clients in Raleigh by listening to their unique needs and demands. It also offers complimentary beverages like beer, wine, and soda, to keep clients relaxed. Its services include haircuts, hair coloring, keratin treatment, special occasion makeup, and facial waxing. The salon understands its professional responsibility of explaining the steps in achieving the style that the clients want while keeping their hair healthy.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (28)

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4.3
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209 North Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Salon Veritas is a team of five Raleigh hairstylists providing haircut, foiling, toning, glazing, smudging, and corrective color services. The salon does full and partial balayage, bleach out, blowout, updo styles, and ombre. Its team of trained and professionally licensed staff also specializes in group styling for weddings. Aside from its main services, customers can avail themselves of deep conditioner and keratin treatments. Salon Veritas also sells hair and beauty products made by Hotheads, Zenagen, and Beverly Hills.

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4.1
Google
4.0 / 5 (116)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (36)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)

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6617 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Salon Blu - Falls Village is a luxury hair salon for men, women, and children that has been offering hair services in Raleigh for more than 20 years. The stylists are all trained and certified to provide cuts, color, treatments, extensions, and a special occasion package that consists of shampoo and curls. Salon Blu is a Redken Elite Salon. Aside from the Falls Village salo, it has two other locations -- Brier Creek, and North Hills -- throughout Raleigh.

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4.0
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (181)
Google
4.0 / 5 (125)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (42)

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5.0
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3200 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Spa Services

Why choose this provider?

NV Dominican Salon is a Raleigh-based hair care salon that is owned by a stylist with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. The salon draws its skills from its stylists' years of experience in the craft and strives to use these knowledge in meeting its clients aesthetic needs. Offering various hair cuts and types of hair styles, NV Dominican Salon also offers extensions, makeover, and a wide range of coloring procedures.

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4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (35)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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509 West Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Mark Christopher Salon is a Raleigh-based haircare and styling service that focuses on keeping up with the latest trends. Owners Mark Eubanks and Christopher Murray want to make the salon a place where everyone feels welcome. The salon offers haircuts and color services, such as foils, balayage, and glaze/toner. It also provides hair extensions, hair treatments, and wedding and makeup services. Mark Christopher Salon has been named Best Salon in Raleigh by Midtown Magazine.

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4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (377)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (86)

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8511 Colonnade Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Samuel Cole Salon has provided Raleigh clients with hair salon services since 1997. Since its founding, the Samuel Cole team has dedicated itself to providing each guest with a world-class salon experience delivered through continual education and passion for the industry. Haircutting and styling, hair coloring, highlighting and visual dimension, hair extensions, hair texturing, and waving are just a few of the salon's services. For weddings, the team also offers professional hair and makeup services.

Reputation:

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4.5
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (42)

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5.0
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3607 Falls River Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Spa Services
  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye

Why choose this provider?

North Raleigh Spa and Salon serves the Raleigh community. The salon takes care of clients looking to get a new look or enhance their current style. Its senior master hairstylist, Luis Ríos, has over 45 years of experience in the industry. The salon offers haircuts for both men and women. Aside from haircuts, North Raleigh Spa and Salon also provides services such as coloring, highlights, color-blocking, permanent waves, and deep conditioning. Clients can choose to walk in or book an appointment ahead of time.

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4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (31)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (10)

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1061 Darrington Drive, Cary, NC 27513
  • Waxing
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Triniti Salon has been offering hair and beauty services in Cary and its surrounding areas, including Raleigh, since 2014. Its team handles hair styling, coloring, and smoothing treatments. In addition, Triniti Salon also has products from brands such as Wella, Peter Copolla, and Unite. It is committed to being environment-friendly by conducting sustainable practices such as a product refill program and the introduction of Surface, an all-natural hair product line.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (108)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (3)

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2123 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Waxing
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Raleigh-based Posh Salon 104 is a hair salon that has been providing clients with their beauty needs for over 15 years. The team is made up of hair stylists, nail care specialists, estheticians, and makeup artists who have years of experience in the beauty industry. The salon offers a range of services including haircuts, styling, coloring, perms, extensions, manicures, pedicures, and waxing. The team also offers styling for special occasions such as weddings and proms by booking an appointment at the salon or via email.

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4.4
Google
4.0 / 5 (84)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (50)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (33)

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8377 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Lux Salon is a Raleigh business that is owned by four sisters and offers hair and waxing services. Hair services include haircuts for men, women, and children, shampoo, blowout, and style, all over color, partial and full highlights, men’s highlights and camo color, balayage, ombre, Olaplex, color retouch, brow color, keratin smoothing treatment, and conditioning treatments. Lux Salon also offers facial waxing services and various packages.

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4.4
Google
4.6 / 5 (169)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (85)

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905 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Atomic Salon offers a hair salon boutique in the Raleigh area. It offers services from modern and classic haircuts and gray coverage to rock-n-roll flare and wedding styling services. The salon's hair services include men's and women's haircut, shampooing, and styling; half or full hair highlighting, hair color retouching, bang and neck trimming; and hair color correcting services. It also offers style testing and event day styling for weddings. Atomic Salon opened in the early 2000s and carries the tagline, "not your granny's beauty parlor."

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4.1
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (170)
Google
4.0 / 5 (127)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (44)

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6715 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Spa Services

Why choose this provider?

Based in Raleigh, Modish Beauty Salon & Spa LLC has stylists and barbers that specialize in natural hair texture. They provide shampooing, haircuts, and hairstyling, as well as braids and two-strand, individual gel, or row twists. Their hair treatment and extension services include sew-in weaves and customized wigs. They also offer face waxing, eyebrow tinting, and individual, strips, or cluster eyelash extensions. Additionally, they have packages for weddings and special events. This family-friendly full-service salon, barbershop, and spa accommodates late appointments and is accessible to clients with mobility issues.

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4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (73)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (21)

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610 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Posh The Salon is a hair salon that has been providing hair services with professionalism and flair in the Raleigh and Durham areas for the last decade. It comprises qualified hair professionals who offer hair style, color, and texture services. The team uses only salon-grade hair products, including Pureology, Redken, Glop & Glam, Sun Bum, and Dermalogica. In addition, they also perform waxing services for the underarm, arms, legs, nose, and upper lip.

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (118)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (3)

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3110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Color / Dye
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Citrine Salon is a Chapel Hill business that is eco-friendly and that provides hair and skin services. Hair services include men’s, women’s, and children’s haircuts, deep conditioning, blowout, color for men and women, highlights and balayage, corrective color, spiral curl, keratin treatments by appointment, waves, and anti-curl. Citrine Salon has won awards including being named one of Elle magazine’s Top 100 Salons for the fourth time and Chapel Hill Magazine’s 2016 “Reader’s Choice” award. Clients remark on the atmosphere and the stylists’ professionalism and skill.

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4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (53)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (16)

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1385 Bradford View Drive, Cary, NC 27513
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Salon.93 is a hair salon that serves the haircut and style needs of women, men, and children throughout the areas of Raleigh and Cary. Its stylist, Theya Havranek, is the daughter of another stylist, was exposed to the hair design industry at a young age. She is passionate about hair color and can provide color combo services for her clients. Some of her services are crystal gel treatment, blond and express keratin, and Hollywood blowout.

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4.5
Google
4.7 / 5 (118)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (27)

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4.8
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8451 Brier Creek Pkwy Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27617
  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Blo is a premium hair salon serving Raleigh and its neighboring areas. Its team of expert beauticians is humbled each time it is given the opportunity to serve customers and welcome them into the family. Choosing Blo means working with a hairstylist with a cooperative approach — dreaming, discovering, and collaborating with hair specialists who specialize in creativity. Services from this salon are tailored to every customer to meet their needs and leave them completely satisfied.

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4.5
Google
4.7 / 5 (609)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (548)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (141)

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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.