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Best Hair Salons in Philadelphia

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Philadelphia 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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55 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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4.5 (138)
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4.8 (32)

Why choose this provider?

Moko is a salon that serves clients in Philadelphia using an organic approach to hair care. Its independent stylists provide one-on-one services, including haircuts for men and women, as well as hair color and highlights. The salon also has skincare and facial treatments that use a customized blend of herbal mixtures and tinctures. Botanical and soy-based waxing options are also available. Moko is a three-time Best of Philly winner and is owned by Monique M., a beauty expert of over 20 years.

  • Spa Services
  • Color / Dye
  • Waxing

6513 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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5.0 (69)
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4.0 (55)
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4.5 (14)

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Vivid Hair Salon is a full-service hair care and product salon operating in Philadelphia since 1995. It provides a wide range of services including texturizing, highlighting, XTC treatment, haircuts, colors, relaxers, naturals, coils and wig styling. The salon also offers different types of hair care and body care products from manufacturers like KeraCare and Keractive. Bags, accessories, home decorations, and candles are also available on the salon's website. Its founder, Seline Braswell and Sherea Brown also showcases their creative outlets by running a floral design company called Abundant Blooms.

  • Spa Services

308 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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4.0 (61)
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4.0 (58)
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3.5 (5)

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Giovanni & Pileggi offers personalized hair and beauty services in the Philadelphia area. Its hair services include haircut and styling, full or partial balayage, full or partial highlights, semi-permanent or permanent hair coloring, hair color glossing, and corrective hair coloring. It also offers beauty services ranging from manicure and pedicure, make-up, and waxing services. Clients of Giovanni & Pileggi can also avail themselves of offsite hair and beauty services for wedding celebrations. The salon offers its clients a truly personalized concierge experience.

  • Spa Services

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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4.5 (352)
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4.5 (162)
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5.0 (2)

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André Richard Salon is a full-service salon based in Philadelphia. The staff can do everything, including men and women's haircuts, color, Keratin treatment, hair extensions, and wedding styling. The owner of André Richard Salon, Dréa Richard Baldini has over two decades of experience in the industry and is available for appointments.

  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye
  • Online Booking

19 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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4.5 (218)
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4.5 (95)
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5.0 (83)

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Based in Philadelphia, Volume Hair Studio provides hair salon services to individuals in the area. Its services include clipper cuts, precision haircuts, upstyling, and blowout treatments. Its other hair services include tape-in hair extensions, keratin treatment, partial highlights, and full highlights. The business also offers hair and make-up services for weddings, whether on-location or in-studio. Devon Mikel is a stylist and is the owner of Volume Hair Studio. She specializes in tape-in extensions, vintage updos, and precision haircutting.

  • Makeup Application
  • Color / Dye

117 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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5.0 (178)
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4.7 (74)

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Mirror & Mantel has been serving Center City Philadelphia for years, offering hair styling and more. Services include haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as hair color and extensions. The salon also provides apothecary treatments, using essential oils and fresh herbs, that are designed for hair and scalp. Mirror & Mantel was named “Best Haircut in Philadelphia” by Citysearch and owner and stylist Katie Cooke was recognized by InStyle Magazine.

  • Women's Cuts

1605 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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4.0 (152)
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4.0 (141)
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5.0 (26)

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Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon - Center City is a local business in the Philadelphia area that offers salon and spa solutions. Some of its hair services are haircut and styling, shampoo and styling with curls, corrective coloring, updos, highlights, and conditioning treatments. Its team uses Aveda products made of natural and organic pure flower and plant ingredients. Additionally, they regularly attend continuing education to learn the latest techniques and trends in the field.

  • Spa Services
  • Women's Cuts

5950 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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4.0 (119)
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5.0 (35)
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3.0 (4)

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Soukundo Natural Hair Salon helps the residents of Philadelphia achieve healthy kinky hair using natural products. Its hair designers aim to know customers' wants, goals, and passions to create looks that match their lifestyles. They can work with different styles, such as one or two-strand twists, coils, knots, and natural hair cornrows. They also offer haircuts, hair trims, hot oil treatments, relaxer cuts, and loc extensions. Soukundo Natural Hair Salon also provides and maintains custom-designed styles.

  • Women's Cuts

822 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (7)

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Located in Queen Village Philadelphia, Salon 822 is a hair salon that aims to house a comfortable and welcoming environment. Established in 2020, it provides a variety of services such as haircuts and hair treatments. The salon also offers hair coloring and highlights, including balayage highlights and ombre hair color. The salon’s master stylists, Laisa Donha and Joe Matteo, specialize in modern hairstyling, techniques, and treatments and assist clients through consultations. Salon 822 also features products from Olaplex, Redken, and Kevin Murphy.

  • Color / Dye

1742 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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4.0 (66)
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4.0 (33)
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4.0 (22)

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Liquid Hair Salon offers hair services in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities. The stylists from the hair salon can cut, color, color-correct, and blow-dry hair for their clients. They can also apply various hair treatments, including keratin smoothening treatments, Brazilian blowouts, American waves, and hair extensions. Kim, the lead stylist in the hair salon since 1995, has been doing hair since 1993. She specializes in attaching hair extensions, coloring, and hair extensions.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

421 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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5.0 (73)
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4.0 (68)
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5.0 (2)

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Benita Bianca Salon is a hair salon based in Philadelphia that opened in 2019. Led by hairstylists Cabrina Bianca and Daniella Benita, the team believes in confidence, beauty in all forms, and self-love through the art of hair. The salon specializes in hair styling, hair coloring, balayage, and hair care for clients of all genders and hair types. The team also offers brow tinting, massages, and waxing sessions with their in-house esthetician. Benita Bianca Salon's clients' testimonies attest to the salon's professional and impressive work.

  • Women's Cuts

1216 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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4.7 (26)
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4.5 (23)

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Salon K, which is located in Philadelphia, offers a range of services like hairstyling and cutting, hair color and highlights, hair treatments and perms, hair extensions, waxing, and makeup. Its team also provides its services for special occasions, such as anniversaries, proms and formals, media appearances, and weddings and civil unions. Salon K is owned by Kay Shrader, who has been in the hair business for more than 30 years.

  • Men's Cuts

1722 Sansom St 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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4.0 (32)
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4.7 (23)
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4.0 (21)

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DeCarlo Hair Salon is a Philadelphia hair care provider founded in 1980 with the goal of providing unisex hair styling service to the locale. It offers classic barber cuts, colors, and other complex hair care procedures, such as balayage, highlights, Olaplex treatment, and keratin treatments. The salon also offers beard trimming, waxing, manicures, and pedicures to its clientele. Dedicated to meeting each client's needs and preferences, the salon hires experts in the field with years of experience in the industry.

  • Men's Cuts
  • Children's Cuts
  • Women's Cuts

128 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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4.5 (54)

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Founded in 2008, Hush Salon Philadelphia has been servicing clients in Philadelphia. It provides haircutting, coloring, blow-dry, and treatments for men and women. This salon has been involved in multiple fashion shows, styling shoots, and makeovers, including NYC Fashion Week, Vogue, and Glamour. It has also shared its expertise on Bravo's Make Me A Supermodel. Hush Salon Philadelphia is a certified provider of Devacurl specialist salon products. Its team of staff includes an entertainer dog named Ruby, who gives kisses to customers.

  • Color / Dye
  • Women's Cuts

1410 North 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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4.0 (225)
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4.0 (180)
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4.0 (45)

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Island Design Natural Hair Salon is a professional hair salon that caters to clients in Philadelphia and its nearby areas. It offers a variety of hairdressing services such as hair color treatment, hair weaves, and perms, as well as hair braiding styles for both men and women. Its owner, Lorraine Sealey, is an experienced stylist offering 20 years of professional salon and hairdressing expertise. She specializes in a variety of natural hair techniques and offers her clients professional hairstyles that complement each occasion.

  • Color / Dye
  • Perms

Philadelphia, PA

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Style Masters Salon & Spa is a 4,000-square-foot facility in Malvern that caters to patrons from all over Philadelphia. Its stylists offer hair salon services to women, including hair cutting, coloring, texturing, thermal straightening, and hair and scalp treatment. They also style gentlemen's hair and provide brow and body waxing services. Style Masters has been in the business for over 25 years. Its aesthetics department won the "Best Facial" award from the Philly Hot List on three occasions.

  • Spa Services

2550 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114

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4.0 (332)
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4.4 (131)
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3.5 (27)

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Salon Norman-Dee is a hair salon located in Philadelphia. It has over 30 different staff members, including those who specialize in barbering, hair coloring, styling, and shampooing. It offers up-dos, blowdrying, keratin treatments, and chemical straightening to clients of all ages and hair types. Waxing, make-up, and services for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries are also available at the salon. The salon has been featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine for the "2019 Best of Style Guide" for hair coloring options.

  • Color / Dye
  • Perms
  • Online Booking

2323 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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4.0 (55)
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4.5 (27)

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Located in Philadelphia, Ou Salon was founded in 2018 due to the passion of its owner Vann Ou. Since opening its has been catering to concerns such as haircut, beard trim, eyebrow shaping, hair color, and hair treatment. Its team is composed of professionals with vast exposure in the industry with proper education and licensing. Vann went to Graham Webb International Hair Academy in 2004 to pursue his dream and with hard work and determination, he is now a success.

  • Waxing
  • Online Booking
  • Men's Cuts

2056 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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4.5 (191)
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4.9 (8)

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Salon Bass is a hair salon that services clients in Philadelphia and nearby areas. The salon's range of services includes hair cuts, color correction, partial or full highlights, blow-dry, and ombre. Keratin treatments are available as well. Its team of hairstylists is led by Katie Brandon, who has been working in the industry since 2000. Stylist Joe Marra owns the business. Clients can check the company's website to look at the latest styling works of the salon.

  • Color / Dye
  • 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.