10 Best Hair Salons in California

Need to freshen up your look? A haircut will do just the trick. It doesn’t matter if you’re just going in for a quick trim or you’re seeking a more transformative experience, the great hair salons of California have it all. Here are the 10 best in the state! 

Revamp, San Francisco, CA

The stylists here are experts in balayage, textures services, ombre, modern cuts, curls, creative color and color correction. The salon’s vibe is intimate and casual, providing a space for hairdressers to be client-centered. Rates depend on the level of services, which are all a la carte, and include haircuts, clipper cuts, shampoo, blow dry, color, highlights and Arrojo American Wave. This is a non-binary booking salon.

The Salon California, Carmel Valley, CA

Creating a hair style that captures the natural beauty of each customer is what hairstylists here do best. They get hair. All use world-class products, the most innovative on the market, from Australia. Whether you need a haircut, color, highlights, a keratin straightener or just a shampoo and blow dry, you’ll be in expert hands, so relax and enjoy a little pampering.

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Salon Bravissimo, Sacramento, CA

There’s a reason this salon was voted Best in Hair Salon in the city, two years running—stylists are impeccably trained and pay attention to client’s needs. It’s a winning combination. The salon’s team provides a wide-range of services, far beyond a haircut, which is done with absolute precision. Color techniques include ombre, double process bleach, hair painting and full highlights. Straightening and smoothing, hair extensions, perms, and hair renewing treatments are all available services. Book online for convenience.

Leading Edge Salon, Santa Rosa, CA

As the premier Aveda salon in town, you’ll find it to be more than just a hair salon. The Aveda philosophy connects beauty with wellness and caring for the environment. Stylists use botanical products that are not harmful to them, their guests or the Earth. Hairdressers are proficient in cuts, color, hair design, styling, hair therapy, smoothing treatments, keratin treatments and incorporating hair extensions into any hair style.

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Salon 119, Palm Springs, CA

This full-service salon has been voted Best Salon and Spa for multiple years, in large part due to a commitment to service and value. Individual attention and great value to all customers is the key promise. Make an appointment for a blowout, haircut, color or highlights, balayage or ombre technique, perm, up do, smoothing treatment or add some hair extensions. Make-up services plus manicures and pedicures available.

Encinitas Hair Salon and Spar, Encinitas, CA

Experts here are skilled at helping customers find a style that embodies who they are. The relaxed, seaside environment is homey and comfortable, putting even the most skittish at ease for a haircut. In addition to haircuts, you can change your hair color, get a Brazilian blowout, a perm or just a simple blow dry. Skin care and waxing services on-site too.

Boheme Salon & Spa, Redding, CA

The Aveda process uses all natural, plant-based ingredients to provide a healthy balance for the entire body, from head to toe. This salon only uses Aveda products. Stylists also embrace the concept, bringing a wholesome perspective to their craft. Haircuts include a full consultation before one scissor snip takes place. Part of the experience is a rejuvenating scalp massage and aromatic hot towel head wrap. Touch-up color, get a deep conditioning treatment or a perm or straightening with products that enhance the health of your hair.

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The House Salon, Mission Viejo, CA

Step inside this inviting salon that does double duty as a home away from home for customers. There’s a family room with fireplace and snacks to relax in before your appointment. The stylists specialize in balayage, color correction, haircuts, color, styling, wedding do’s, makeup applications, special occasion styles, men’s cuts, kid’s cuts, hair extensions, tape-ins, wefts, Brazilian blowouts, and keratan treatments. By appointment only which can be scheduled online.

Calm, A Salon, Oakland, CA

Enter a state of calm, both figuratively and literally at this salon where serenity is revered. The hectic pace of the city is far away from the stylist’s chair where care is taken to ensure tranquility throughout the experience. Hairstyling, color services, highlighting, hot heads extensions, texture treatments, conditioning and make-up and waxing make this a one-stop salon for all beauty needs.

Stag Hair Salon, Los Angeles, CA

Chic and sleek, as only a salon in LA would be. Located on Melrose Avenue, an entertainment and shopping hotspot in the City, its mid-century vibe supports the hip, modern aspect to the services provided. Short and long haircuts, color, styling, balayage, flamboyage, clean-up, bang trim, blow out and highlights all done by accomplished stylists.

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