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Akada Hair Salon

Columbus, OH 43212
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Akada Hair Salon in Columbus features stylists that “see the beauty in every woman, and know instinctively how to bring it out.” The salon offers a client appreciation program, where clients receive a $10 discount for any future service by referring a friend. Services include haircuts for women, men, and children, blow drying, styling, color, highlights, Brazilian blowouts, special event hair, as well as brow, lip, and chin waxing. Prices vary based on stylist experience and selection of services.

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4.9

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Ambushed Salon

64 Granville Street, Gahanna, OH 43230
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  • Women's Cuts

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Established in 2010, Ambushed Salon is Ohio’s first exclusively curly hair salon serving the community of Columbus. General curling services include curl shaping, curl styling, and coloring performed by the salon's curl specialists. The team uses high-quality product lines that suit all curl types and textures. Founder Amy Bush has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. She uses her education and experience in her salon work. She also leads the salon's Curl Immersion Internship Program for every new stylist.

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4.9 / 5 (198)
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5.0 / 5 (68)
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4.0 / 5 (19)

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Andrew M. Salon Hair & Nail Spa

1988 Hard Road, Columbus, OH 43235
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Andrew M. Salon Hair & Nail Spa is a full-service salon in Columbus. It provides hair services such as haircuts, hair colors, and styling. It also specializes in creating elaborate hairstyles for women and offers waxing and nail services, such as manicures and pedicures. It is the studio's goal to provide a high-end full beauty treatment experience for its clients and make sure that women feel their best when they walk out of the salon's door.

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4.6
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4.6 / 5 (12)

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Blake | Rose Salon & Spa

955 West 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Blake | Rose Salon & Spa provides a range of hairstyling services to clients in and around Columbus. Owner Bryan Beaver brings his experience as a master stylist and master colorist in designing and creating styles for clients, having attended workshops and seminars across the US and abroad. The salon offers hair cuts, hair extensions, and hair color, along with specialty hair services such as deep conditioning treatment and keratin treatment. Blake | Rose Salon & Spa also provides waxing and spray tanning services.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (93)
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4.6 / 5 (29)

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Canvas Salon & Skin Bar

Powell, OH 43065
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  • Makeup Application
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Canvas Salon & Skin Bar in Powell is a “unique beauty and hair salon specializing in the customization” of clients’ hair, skin, and makeup. The company was named Powell Business of the Year for 2015, and received a Salon Today Magazine’s Top 200 Salons Award in 2016. The salon offers haircuts, styling, color, blowouts, waxing, facials, makeup, and bridal services, as well as men’s haircuts and styling. Haircuts are priced according to stylist level, ranging from apprentice for $18 to experienced stylist for $42.

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5.0 / 5 (44)

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​Evan Joseph Salon

1221 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Evan Joseph Salon is a hair salon based in Columbus that aims to provide high-quality salon services and to empower its curly clientele. Their focus lies solely on styling and serving clients with curly hair, with a team of highly skilled hairstylists trained to work with any type of curl textures. They only use natural and water-soluble products, and they provide personalized consultation and product recommendations for their specific textures. They also offer hair coloring, treatment, and styling for children.

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4.0
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4.0 / 5 (206)

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Funky Scissors

8655 Sancus Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43240
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Funky Scissors is a full-service hair salon for kids with locations in Columbus and Dublin. They specialize in providing haircut services for children to teens, allowing young customers to pick vehicle-like chairs or glamour chairs. The salon also offers party services where customers can rent a private party room and treat guests to makeovers. As parents to two children and longtime residents of the area, the owners of Funky Scissors want to share a fun hair salon experience for kids and families in the Columbus community.

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4.0

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Lucky 13 Salon Collective

3131 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202
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Columbus-based Lucky 13 Salon Collective is a local and independent hair salon founded in 2006. The collective is made up of seven members who are all accomplished and experienced hairstylists. They work independently but create a communal environment together. Clients can book an appointment for directly or through their collective website. Some of the common services the stylists offer are Deva Curl haircuts, hair coloring, razor cutting, and highlights, which may be priced differently depending on the stylist you book.

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4.0 / 5 (295)
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Majic Hair and Nail Salon

55 North Wilson Road, Columbus, OH 43204
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Majic Hair and Nail Salon is a Columbus-based hair styling business that has been servicing the area since 1995. A full-service salon that caters to the whole family, Majic Hair and Nail Salon provides creative hair cuts and color weaving geared to satisfy the varied preferences of each client. Working on hairstyles that are well thought of to flatter the face shape and lifestyle of each individual, the salon also offers manicures, pedicures, and other nail care services.

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4.8 / 5 (19)

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Mallory Lane Salon

13 W. 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Mallory Lane Salon offers its expertise to Columbus and surrounding areas. Its range of services includes cuts and specialty style, hair color and balayage, and hair extensions. It uses paraben-free Alterna Bamboo hair care products. Mallory Lane Salon is also an art gallery featuring local artists. Its owner, Mallory Lane, has been in the industry since 2006 and has attended the Aveda Institute. Mallory is passionate about hair extensions and is one of the educators at Donna Bella Hair.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (14)

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PENZONE Salon - German Village

548 South 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Located in German Village, Columbus, PENZONE Salon offers services that are geared toward ensuring a creative and energetic salon experience. The salon offers standard hair services as well as styling assistance for special events, including bridal activities. Founded by Charles A. Penzone in 1969, PENZONE Salon focuses on executing a holistic approach to its craft while emphasizing a passion for education. The salon supports various causes and nonprofits that involve areas such as health and wellness and the arts.

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4.0 / 5 (73)

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Phia Salon

755 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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  • Women's Cuts

Business Description

Phia Salon is an upscale hair salon based in Columbus. The salon employs stylists and experts who have a shared affinity for collaborative creativity, engaging in ideas, talent, and knowledge to provide exceptional hair care and styling services. Each stylist has varying experience and specialties, allowing clients to select an ideal match for their hair's needs. Phia Salon's service offerings include coloring, haircuts, extensions, and conditioning. They also offer facial waxing and facial treatments.

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4.5
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4.6 / 5 (481)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (207)
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4.6 / 5 (187)

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Philosophi Salon & Salt Spa

3665 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
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  • Men's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

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Philosophi Salon & Salt Spa is a team of stylists in Columbus that uses gluten-free hair care and styling products to promote gluten awareness. The salon allows customers to choose their stylists based on level of expertise and specialty that match their style preferences and budget. The team offers haircuts, color services, extensions, facial treatments, and facial waxing. Philosophi uses eco-friendly Davines hair color and styling products. It has been named among the Salon 200 honorees by Salon Today.

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4.8 / 5 (194)

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Salon Elevation

979 East Johnstown Road, Gahanna, OH 43230
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  • Women's Cuts

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Salon Elevation elevates both its clients' hair and style. With its services available to clients in Columbus, the salon enlists the skill of experienced hairstylists. The team strives to meet clients' unique hair and styling demands. Salon owner Samantha Bujarski is a hair specialist who draws experience from photoshoots and runway shows. Her work focuses on balayage, blondes, and custom hair cutting. Other members perform precision cuts, color and styling, and airbrush makeup.

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4.5 / 5 (37)
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Salon Local

1781 West 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
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  • Men's Cuts

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Opened in 2015, Salon Local offers an artistic, welcoming vibe to its clients in Columbus. Its range of services includes cuts and style, hair color, grooming, and nail services. The locally owned business also provides hair and makeup for weddings and events. Salon Local offers its own hair products for sale. Its founder, Morgan Merriman, has been working in the hair industry for 12 years. She is joined by a collective of independent stylists who bring their own style and creativity.

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4.4
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4.0 / 5 (64)
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5.0 / 5 (40)
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Salon on Park

1349 Worthington Centre Drive, Columbus, OH 43085
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Whether trendy or classic, the stylists at the Salon on Park strives to craft looks that will make their guests look best. The Columbus-based hair salon has been serving men, women, and kids for more than 35 years. Its hair services comprise of bang trims, haircut and blow drying, perming, and coloring. Salon on Park also offers full-face, brow, lip, and chin waxing, as well as nail care as complementary services. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

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4.8 / 5 (7)

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Studio Fovero Salon & Spa

102 East Whittier Street, Columbus, OH 43206
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  • Women's Cuts

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Studio Fovero Salon & Spa is a G full-service salon based in Columbus. It provides services such as hair coloring, haircut, hair styling, perms, and hair taming systems. Its spa services include make-up, waxing services, manicures & pedicures, and facials. Studio Fovero Salon and Spa started in 2001. It is an ancient Greek-inspired salon with catchphrases like "Where did the ancient greek goddess have to go?... To a Hera appointment at Studio Fovero!" It incorporates fun and history in the beauty business.

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4.0 / 5 (71)

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Studio H

1279 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
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Previously named Gina's, Studio H in Columbus offers a variety of hair services for men and women of all ages. Basic haircut services include haircut, hair color, eyebrow waxing, updos, full and partial highlight, and balayage. Holly Archer, an experienced hairdresser, took ownership of the salon in 2013. Archer completed the Method 1 course for American Crew Men’s Hair Products and specializes in men's haircuts. Studio H takes pride in its team of highly trained and experienced hairdressers.

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Synergi Salon

3443 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
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Synergi Salon opened its doors in 2006 to serve the Columbus area. Its owner, Karen Coleman, is a master stylist with over two decades of experience who leads a team with expert knowledge of natural hair types. They specialize in two-strand twist-outs, silk presses, and finger curls. They also have haircutting, shampoo, styling, and coloring services, offering personalized consultations and at-home maintenance plans for new clients. Additionally, they extend their hairstyling services to girls between seven and 12 years old.

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4.9 / 5 (44)
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3.0 / 5 (30)

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Tame.

246 Granville Street, Columbus, OH 43230
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Tame. is a full-service hair salon that delivers a broad range of services to clients residing in Denver. It specializes in blonding, coloring, and hair extensions. Some of its extension services are hand-tied and fusion. Its team of stylists also creates custom hairstyles. The salon also offers various types of products, such as blow-dry spray, design spray, wet brush, shampoos, and conditioners. In addition, it provides skin services. Tame. extends its services to Columbus residents.

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4.7 / 5 (112)
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4.8 / 5 (91)
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4.5 / 5 (54)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is the best accounting/scheduling software for hair salons?

The best accounting and scheduling software for salons includes extra features, such as inventory management, point of sale, and employee management. These programs should help salons track client profiles and view detailed reports of their sales and schedules. Some of the top software programs used by salons in the U.S. include Mindbody and Insight.

What are the top hair salon chains in the world?

According to Franchise Chatter magazine, the top chain hair salons include Great Clips, Supercuts, Sport Clips, and Merle Norman Cosmetics. Each of these chains offers affordable hair services, including coloring, cuts, and styles.

What is aluminum foil used for at salons?

At salons, aluminum foil is used when processing colors and other chemical treatments. It helps stylists hold the hair in place and keep it separate from other parts of the head, ensuring that dye and other chemicals don't spread to hair that don't need treatment.

What is the average commission that stylists receive for their services? 

The amount of commission a stylist receives varies depending on the salon and its commission structure. In some salons, stylists may receive a commission based on the services they provide, while others may only offer commission based on product sales. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hairstylists earn an average salary of $13.74 per hour.

Is there a difference between a hairstylist and a hairdresser?

Often, these terms are used interchangeably, and according to Merriam-Webster, these are synonyms of each other. That being said, some industry professionals prefer the term hairstylist for those who perform professional services, such as coloring and cutting, while the term hairdresser is reserved for those who offer services such as shampooing and styling.

As a hairstylist, what is the biggest mistake you see people with curly hair make?

Most hairstylists who work with curly hair agree that there are several big mistakes commonly made by people who have curly hair, including shampooing too often, drying with terry cloth towels, and using brushes that aren't designed for curly hair. Additionally, not conditioning enough is a common mistake that leads to frizzy, damaged hair.

How can you accurately explain the haircut or color that you\'d like to the hairstylist?

When visiting the hair salon, the best way to convey the style or cut you'd like is to bring photos of the style you desire. Without photos, you may run the risk of having your stylist misunderstand the look you want, and in most cases, it can be difficult — or even impossible — to correct hair that's already been cut.

What training is required to become a licensed hairstylist?

Hairstylists need to successfully complete a hair styling or cosmetology program that's approved by their state's cosmetology board. Additionally, they're required to apply for licensing from this board and depending on the state's regulations, they may need to pass a licensing exam before their license is issued.

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