Best Hair Salons
in Austin

Why These Hair Salons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Austin 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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.


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Orchid Salon

Opened in 2012, Wild Orchid Salon 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.

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