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Best Hair Salons
in Austin

Why These Hair Salons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored hair salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best hair salons in Austin, TX.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 170 110 20

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Ashleigh Grounds

Ashleigh Grounds is a hair stylist and makeup artist operating since 2011 from Salon Innese in downtown Austin. Ms. Grounds' services include haircut, hair color, highlights, airbrush makeup, and updo's for any special event. She is well known for her wedding hair and makeup services and is an expert in matching skin tones and working with different hair types. RAW Artists voted Ms. Grounds as the best hair stylist in Austin for 2012.

Austin, TX 78701 (469) 879-4284


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Bettie Bangs Salon

Bettie Bangs Salon opened in 2013 as a retro hair salon on Research Blvd. in Austin and offers classic styles and modern services. The salon cuts and styles hair for the whole family including dry cuts, blow dry style, deep conditioner, smoothing treatment, and special occasion hair. Color services include all over color, retouch color, partial and full highlights, ombre, and corrective color. Bettie Bangs Salon also offers makeup and waxing services as well as on-site wedding services.

Austin, TX 78750 (512) 249-9400


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CNN Hair Team Salon

CNN Hair Team Salon is an independent hair salon studio founded in 2012 in Austin. Services include women's, men's, and children's haircuts, shampoo and style, specialty styling, Brazilian Blowout, bridal updo, deep-conditioning treatment, and color. CNN Hair Team Salon specializes in modern cuts and styles for all hair types including curly hair. Soon after opening, the salon became very popular through rave online reviews. CNN Hair Team Salon welcomes customers who speak Spanish and Vietnamese.

Austin, TX 78752 (512) 300-0972


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Cobalt Blue Salon

Cobalt Blue Salon is a Redken Elite Salon in South Austin. Cobalt Blue Salon opened in 2003, offering haircut and styling, conditioning treatments, color, full and partial highlight, Balayage and Ombre, Spill of Color, and Men’s Camo Color. Additional services include lash and brow tint, facial waxing, Cinderella extensions, special occasion and wedding services, and makeup application and lessons. Cobalt Blue Salon is a GrandLASH products retailer.

Austin, TX 78749 (512) 453-4140


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Cut Loose Hair Salon

Cut Loose Hair Salon in Central Austin offers an intimate setting with front-door parking and easy access. Cut Loose Salon specializes in hair design for men and women that consider hair type and texture as well as lifestyle and personality. Services include haircuts, hair color, and soft lifting perms. Walk-ins are welcome when possible. Clients consistently rave about Cut Loose Hair Salon's services, comfortable atmosphere, and ability to style all types of hair, from straight to curly.

Austin, TX 78705 (512) 467-0676


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Deseo Salon

Deseo is a hair and beauty salon and spa that opened in 2012 in downtown Austin. The salon boasts a luxurious, relaxing, and invigorating experience for its clients. In addition to haircut and style services, Deseo offers a full complement of color services including single process, partial and full highlight, single process color with highlights, and color correction. The salon also provides blowouts, extensions, updo's, and treatment services.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 551-2929


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Garbo A Salon & Spa

Garbo A Salon & Spa has been styling Austinites' hair from a single location for more than 30 years. Cutting and color services include haircut, blow dry/style, bang trim, solid color and highlights, block color, ombre, Geo Palette color, HALO highlights, accent color, perms, updo's, and treatment and texturing. Garbo A Salon also offers makeup, facials, nails, and waxing and tint. Garbo is an eco-friendly, Aveda Salon and is open seven days a week. Salon Today magazine recognized Garbo A Salon for being one of the Top 200 salons in the nation 2009-2014.

Austin, TX 78757 (512) 458-4162


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Janet St. Paul Studio For Hair Salon

Opened in 2011 in the heart of downtown Austin, Janet St. Paul Studio for Hair Salon provides a personalized approach to spa and hair services. In addition to haircuts for women and men, the salon offers updo's, extensions, conditioning treatments, relaxers, and color services including gloss, single process, highlights, and color correction. The salon also offers bridal services both in the salon and on site. Janet St. Paul Studio For Hair Salon is the exclusive Austin distributor for Phyto's latest hair treatment for dry hair. Austin Monthly Magazine named Janet St. Paul Studio For Hair Salon the Best New Hair Salon 2012, Best Hair Salon 2013, and Best Colorist 2014.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 474-5000


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KaRu Salon

KaRu Salon, founded in 2010, is a full service Austin hair salon providing cut, color, and styling services. KaRu offers haircuts, styling, and blow dry for all ages. Color services include all over color, full and partial highlight, ombre, retouch, and corrective hair color. Additional services include conditioning treatments, bridal hair, and hair extensions. Unite hair products recognized KaRu as one of the top five education-driven salons in the country and selected KaRu to join their team at New York Fashion Week 2012. Austin Way Magazine recently named founder Ms. Leon-Guerrero one of “Austin’s hair icons.”

Austin, TX 78731 (512) 243-8208


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Kris Kristofer Salon

Kris Kristofer Salon is an award-winning, family-owned salon in the Shops at Mira Vista. The salon offers a full complement of services for women and men including haircuts with Sassoon-trained stylists that include style outs and complimentary bang or neck trim between visits. Services include hair color and treatments, color correction, hair extensions, special event and wedding styling services, chemical facials and peels, spa facials, brow shaping and tinting, eyelash tinting, and waxing and hair removal. Kris Kristofer Salon partners with Green Circle Salons to promote sustainability and reduce waste.

Austin, TX 78746 (512) 233-1910


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Maximum FX Salons

Maximum FX, opened in 1991, is an Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Salon Spa with three Austin locations, S. Congress, the Domain, and Circle C. Offerings include haircuts, HeadMapping color services, hair removal, hair extensions, keratin treatments, makeup, and bridal services. The salon's fashion-forward approach has given it a reputation as a leader in the industry. Maximum FX stylists receive specialized training in the salon's signature hair services, client service procedures, and retail products. Maximum FX has won the Salon Today Top 200 Fastest Growing Salons four years in a row, and Citysearch voted the salon "Best Of" in all beauty categories.

Austin, TX 78759 (512) 349-9992


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Method.Hair opened in Saltillo Lofts in 2006. The hair salon's stylists offer clients a fashion-forward and high-quality experience. Known for its award-winning team of cut and color specialists, Method.Hair is one of the most well-known salons in the Austin area. Services include haircuts for women and men, all over color, single and double process hair color, and highlights. Elle and Lucky magazines have featured Method.Hair as Austin's no-miss salon.

Austin, TX 78702 (512) 469-0044


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Orange Salon.net

Established in 2012, Orange Salon is a full-service SoCo hair salon. The stylists operate out of an old house styling hair for men and women. Services include haircuts and beard trims, conditioning treatments, color including Ombre and Balayage, highlights and gloss, bridal styles and updo's, Brazilian blowouts, extensions, and eyebrow, lip, chin, and full face waxing services. Orange Salon stylists attend training to learn DevaCurl styling including Deva 3-Step, Deva Cutting, and Pintura Highlighting. Clients consistently give the Orange Salon stylists five-star ratings on Yelp and Google+.

Austin, TX 78704 (512) 912-7854


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Path Salon

Path Salon is a hair stylist in Austin that helps people look their best on any occasion. The company welcomes male and female adults, as well as children, and it takes the time to listen to each client’s vision and goal for their crowning glory. The team consists of respectful, carefully screened, and highly skilled hairdressers, who have decades of combined industry exposure and professional experience, and it only uses modern tools and the finest products for the cuts, updos, colors, new-growth retouches, extensions, and blowouts. The shop offers affordable bridal packages, and it also performs eyebrow waxing, lash tinting, airbrush makeup, and similar jobs. Path Salon operates seven days a week, and its website contains the current pricing and the latest deals.

Austin, TX 78704 (512) 447-7284

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Thomas Saverio Hair Salon

Opened in 2012 in Austin, Thomas Saverio Hair Salon has established a reputation for signature haircuts and styles, attention to detail, and salon cleanliness. Services include hair cuts for men and women, full color, color retouch, and partial and full highlights. Thomas Saverio Hair Salon also offers exclusive bridal, updo, makeup, and extensions services as well as a la carte hair treatments. The salon's stylists are educated in the latest hair care, styles, and techniques and are knowledgeable about the different trends in fashion and hair.

Austin, TX 78731 (512) 323-6015


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Urban Betty

Located in the 26 Doors Shopping Center, Urban Betty opened in 2005 to provide upscale salon services to Austinites. In addition to haircuts, styling, and blowouts for women and men, the salon offers color services, including premium color and corrective color, chemical services such as Brazilian Blowout and Keratin treatment, deep conditioning treatment, brow shaping and lip waxing, and makeup services with special accommodations for bridal parties. Urban Betty offers each customer a complimentary beverage with service. Citysearch named Urban Betty Best Hair Coloring in Austin 2007, 2008, and 2013 and Best Blowout in Austin 2009.

Austin, TX 78705 (512) 371-7663


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Vain Salon

Established in 2006 in a renovated 1930s East Austin house, Vain Salon uses expert technique and up-to-date knowledge of changing styles to create a personalized look for its clients. Vain Salon offers professional consultations that include assessment of face shape, hair texture, skin and eye color, body type, and lifestyle. The salon’s services include hair cuts for men and women (no children), all-over color, highlights, conditioning treatments, facials, waxing, updo's, and Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.

Austin, TX 78702 (512) 524-1057


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Waterstone Salon

Waterstone Salon in Austin is a full-service hair salon with award-winning stylists who consider hair texture, face, shape, and lifestyle to help create the desired look. Haircuts include scalp massage, shampoo, conditioning, and blow-dry. Clean ups and bang trims are complimentary between haircuts. Waterstone Salon offers styling, updo's, and blowouts as well as color services including single process color, highlights, ombre, balayage, and specialty and corrective color. Additional services include Brazilian blowout, smoothing treatments, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, waxing, and customized makeup application. Waterstone Salon also offers injectables including BOTOX Cosmetic, Radiesse, and Juvederm/Juvederm XC.

Austin, TX 78705 (512) 373-7546


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WET Salon and Studio

WET Salon and Studio opened in 2000 on the SoCo strip and provides a professional hairdressing experience that promotes the style and taste of its clientele. The salon offers haircuts for the whole family, a full selection of color services, hydration and keratin treatments, makeup, waxing, relaxer, perms, extensions, and dreads. WET Salon also books wedding parties. In addition, Wet Salon is the only salon in the region to have three American Board Certified Master Colorists. The salon offers complimentary beverages and has flexible hours to meet clients' needs.

Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-7375


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Wild Orchid Salon + Spa

Opened in 2012, Wild Orchid Salon + Spa has three locations in the Austin metro area and is known for its upscale, intimate salon experience. Wild Orchid Salon offers cut and style services for the whole family, color services, Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, lash and brow tinting, makeup services, and bridal hair and makeup performed both in the salon and on location. Wild Orchid Salon is a Luxury Brand Partner and Featured Oribe Salon. Austin Monthly Magazine named Wild Orchid Salon the Best Men’s Stylist in 2013 and the Best Salon in Austin in 2014 and 2015.

Austin, TX 78701 (512) 474-2828


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