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Guide to the 5 Best Hair Salons in Phoenix

Guide to the 7 Best Hair Salons in Phoenix

How We Chose the Best Hair Salons in Phoenix

Stylist Credentials

We looked into the certifications and experiences of these salon’s stylists. This is to make sure that they are competent and qualified.

Rates

Salon services do not come cheap. This is why we took into account how reasonable their rates were in consideration of their expertise. 

Ambience

For most of us, salon time equates to “me time”. This is why we chose places that exude relaxation and comfort.

Customer Service

We based this on a variety of factors, including staff demeanor, attentiveness, and ease of booking appointments.

1. SnapDragon Salon

SnapDragon Salon Homepage

Services: Haircut, Color, Specialty Services

Website: https://www.snapdragon-salon.com/

Address: 347 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Contact Number: (602) 445-9862

Business hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9AM–7PM
  • Saturday 10AM–5PM
  • Sunday CLOSED
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service4/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments3/5

Pros

  • Has been in business since 2005
  • Specializes in balayage, hair colors, and ombre styles
  • Extensively trains their stylists
  • Offers silent services
  • Open daily

Cons

  • Rates are relatively more expensive
  • Can be difficult to book an appointment

SnapDragon Salon was established in 2005. Since then, they have gained a loyal clientele who loves them for a variety of reasons.

For one, they truly make you feel at home. The stylists and staff members here are truly welcoming, kind, and they remember customer names.

It might not seem like a big deal to some, but we think it’s such a nice gesture. It goes to show that they care about customers enough to remember who they are (and not just as another client).

In a saturated industry, it’s little things such as this that makes one stand out.

They specialize in balayage, hair painting, and ombre styles. Clients love how natural they’re able to make the highlights and lowlights look.

Client satisfaction is their main priority, which is why they make sure to extensively train each of their stylists. Before becoming a Master Stylist, they must first complete the Junior and Mid-level Stylists apprenticeship.

Another thing we really appreciate is their silent services, which is perfect for those who aren’t really the chatty types. Even though you can basically request this at any salon, it’s still nice of them to offer on their booking form.

Note, though, that their services are relatively more expensive. But if you’re not under a tight budget, we think they’re worth shelling out for.

Also, make sure to call ahead as they get booked up quite fast, making it a bit difficult to set up an appointment.

2. Salon RO5

Salon RO5 Homepage

Services: Haircut and Styling, Color, Specialty Services

Website: http://www.salonro5.com/

Address: 1001 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 258-6888

Business hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday 10AM–7PM
  • Saturday 10AM–5PM
  • Sunday to Monday CLOSED
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service5/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments5/5

Pros

  • Convenient, easy-to-find location with ample parking
  • Offers a full-range of hair services for men and women
  • Specializes in L’Oréal professionel color
  • Easy to set up appointments, even on short notice

Cons

  • Service fees are pricier than most
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Salon RO5 is another top-rated facility conveniently-located along Roosevelt Row. They offer a full-range of hair services for women and men alike.

They specialize in L’Oréal professionnel color. In fact, they’re often said to be experts at any color and styling techniques.

A notable thing about them is that they take into consideration not just the client’s preferred style, but their lifestyle as well. For customers who are more active, they make sure to cut off just enough that they’ll still be able to tie their hair up.

We think attention to detail is one of their strengths. And clients seem to appreciate how thoughtful they are.

Apparently, the stylists are also super informative. They give tips and sound advice to their clients on how to take better care of their locks, without overimposing.

Setting up appointments is easy, too, as someone is always available to answer the phone. They have enough stylists around that you can be fitted in the schedule, even on short notice.

Another thing we’d like to point out is how sleek, modern, and clean their salon is. And, the receptionist often makes rounds to offer water, tea, magazines, and anything else that would make a customer more comfortable.

Even though the services are on the pricier side, you do get a nice salon experience and we think you’ll be in good hands.

3. Arcane Hair Parlour

Arcane Hair Parlour Homepage

Services: Haircut, Styling, Coloring, Barbery

Website: http://arcanehairparlour.com/

Address: 600 North 4th Street #146, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 374-4762

Business hours:

  • Monday 10AM–8PM
  • Wednesday to Friday 10AM–8PM
  • Saturday 9AM–6PM
  • Sunday 10AM–6PM
  • Tuesday CLOSED
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials4/5
⮕Certifications4/5
⮕Years of Experience4/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service4/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments3/5

Pros

  • Unique and unisex salon with modern and vintage elements
  • Owner and stylists are great listeners and attentive to client needs
  • Known to provide excellent balayage and color treatments

Cons

  • Can be difficult to set an appointment
  • May take more than a few phone calls to get ahold of someone

Arcane Hair Parlour is unique in the way that it offers the atmosphere of a barber and a salon, in a modern way with vintage elements. It’s basically a unisex salon with an avante-garde and Phoenix punk theme. 

We absolutely love how they pay homage to the old-fashioned salons and barber shops. And, it seems like their clients share the same sentiments.

The owner, Erika, is a creative soul who is cheerful, friendly, and always attentive to client needs. Apparently, she’s a great listener who gives her two cents in a gentle manner at every consultation.

When it comes to hair stylists, we’re always looking for these qualities. We give them extra points for it in our book.

Their edge lies in the expertise of their stylists. They strive to provide top-notch services to every client, every time.

Among them is Katie, who specializes in balayage and color treatments. She’ll be booked up weeks in advance, but her clients often say that she’s worth the wait.

It seems that she’s a charming lady who gives excellent product recommendations backed by science and her personal experience. She seems incredibly passionate about hair care and clients appear to learn a lot from her.

We only wish they were better at answering calls, as we’ve heard that it sometimes takes a client more than a few times to get ahold of someone. 

4. Salon Surreal

Salon Surreal Homepage

Services: Haircut, Styling, Coloring, Texture, Specialty Services

Website: https://www.salonsurreal.com/

Address: 7000 N 16th St #144, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Contact Number: (602) 870-9190

Business hours:

  • Monday 10AM–8PM
  • Tuesday 9AM–8PM
  • Wednesday 11AM–8PM
  • Thursday 9AM–8PM
  • Friday to Saturday 9AM–6PM
  • Sunday CLOSED
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service4/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness3/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments5/5

Pros

  • A luxurious and upscale salon
  • Conveniently located near downtown
  • Recognized in the industry as one of the best hair salons and day spas
  • Provides continuous training to their stylists

Cons

  • Service fees are significantly more expensive
  • Few reports of stylists showing up late to appointments

Salon Surreal is a luxurious and high-end salon conveniently located near downtown. They consider themselves a full-service day spa for clients across the valley.

In 2018, they were among Yelp’s Best Hair Salon and Day Spa. They were also named as one of the top wedding hair and makeup salons by WeddingRule in 2020.

Walking into their salon is like walking into an upscale spa. It’s obvious that they paid a great deal of attention to client comfort and relaxation.

They have a long list of competent stylists; each one professionally- and -extensively trained. The salon is also committed to providing them continued education and product knowledge.

We always appreciate companies that invest in the betterment of their staff, so kudos to them.

We also hear that their stylists are pleasant and always cheerful. Conversation is apparently never forced because they’re easy to get along with.

They offer a wide scope of services which are definitely on the more expensive side. Considering their expertise, however, we think they’re worth your money.

The only downside is we’ve heard of a few instances when stylists would show up late to appointments. We really hope they address this issue soon, as it really hurts their reputation in customer service.

5. Salon Estique

Salon Estique Homepage

Services: Haircut, Styling, Texture and Curly Hair, Hair Color, Deep Conditioning

Website: https://www.salonestique.com/

Address: 3140 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Number: (602) 248-0077

Business hours:

  • Monday 9AM–4PM
  • Tuesday 11AM–7PM
  • Wednesday 9AM–5PM
  • Thursday 12PM–8PM
  • Friday 9AM–7PM
  • Saturday 8AM–5PM
  • Sunday CLOSED
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates3/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service5/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments5/5

Pros

  • Has been in business for over 25 years
  • Has a luxurious and rustic interior
  • Extensively trains their stylists
  • Offers a risk-free guarantee

Cons

  • Service fees are relatively more expensive
  • Hidden costs and extra charges increase the total cost even more

Salon Estique has been around since 1994. Over 25 years in the business is an achievement in itself, as we think it’s a telltale sign of client satisfaction and happiness.

The salon has a luxurious but welcoming feel. They have a beautiful, rustic interior complete with hardwood floors and brick walls.

They offer a full-range of hair services, but are especially known to be exceptional at styling curly hair. 

This is probably a result of their commitment to extensively train and educate their stylists. Their advanced internal training program lasts for up to two years, focusing on hairdressing and styling techniques.

We applaud the owners for taking care of their employees, so that their employees can take care of the clients. It’s a win-win situation.

Another thing we like about them is their risk-free guarantee. Simply put, if you’re not entirely happy with your hair, they will do it over for free.

We’d also like to mention that their prices are based on the stylist’s level of experience. And, additional charges apply for thicker, longer, or more textured hair.

All these factors tend to result in an even higher service fee, which surprises a few clients, especially first-timers. We recommend getting a quotation upon arrival, so you can assess whether or not you’re willing to shell out the total cost.

6. Amethyst Hair Collective

Services: https://amethysthaircollective.com/services/

Website: https://amethysthaircollective.com/

Address: 3306 N. 3rd St.
Pheonix, AZ 85012

Contact Number: 602.777.0737

Business hours:

  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    MON-FRI 10 AM-5 PM
    SAT-SUN 10 AM-4 PM
Google Reviews 5/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Yelp Reviews4.9/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency 5/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service5/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments5/5

Pros

  • Experienced and Talented Stylists
  • Specialization in Color, Cut, and Styling
  • Personalized Consultations
  • Attention to Detail

Cons

  • By appointment only

Founded by principal stylist Sarah Henize, who has over 20 years of experience in the industry, Amethyst Hair Collective boasts a team of hand-picked stylists who excel in their talent, professionalism, and friendliness.

We think customers can trust in the expertise and skill of the stylists to deliver exceptional hair services.

Amethyst Hair Collective is a boutique salon that specializes in color, cut, and styling services.

Whether it’s a trendy new haircut, a bold color transformation, or a glamorous styling for a special occasion, the salon offers a range of services to cater to different preferences and needs.

The stylists at Amethyst Hair Collective take the time to listen to their clients’ ideas, concerns, and preferences during personalized consultations.

We love that they make recommendations based on the client’s desires and provide expert advice to achieve the desired look while considering factors such as hair type, face shape, and lifestyle.

We appreciate the attention to detail demonstrated by the stylists at Amethyst Hair Collective. From customizing hair color formulations to ensuring precision in haircuts and styling, the salon prioritizes delivering impeccable results that exceed expectations.

7. Cutter’s Cottage

Services: https://www.cutterscottage.com/services

Website: https://www.cutterscottage.com

Address: 4607 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, United States

Contact Number: +1 602-840-7542

Business hours:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9 AM–6 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 9 AM–4 PM
Google Reviews 4.8/5
Facebook Reviews4.8/5
Yelp Reviews4.7/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency 4/5
Stylist Credentials5/5
⮕Certifications5/5
⮕Years of Experience5/5
Rates4/5
Ambience5/5
Customer Service4/5
⮕Staff Demeanor5/5
⮕Attentiveness5/5
⮕Ease of Booking Appointments4/5

Pros

  • Rich Heritage and Client-Centric Approach
  • Certified Stylists and Cutting-Edge Techniques Employed
  • Premium Hair Care Products Used

Cons

  • Cancellation Policy and Privacy Policy Pending

Cutter’s Cottage stands as a beacon of beauty and elegance in the Arcadia district of Phoenix, offering a comprehensive range of hair, nail, and beauty services. Managed by second-generation owner June Yedinak, this classic full-service salon boasts a rich heritage of prioritizing client satisfaction. With a team of certified stylists who are dedicated to staying at the forefront of beauty trends, Cutter’s Cottage promises great service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Having served residents of the Valley of the Sun for over 40 years, Cutter’s Cottage continues to provide exceptional salon experiences that leave clients feeling pampered and rejuvenated.

We like that the salon prides itself on providing a comfortable and memorable experience for its clientele. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, clients can relax and unwind while receiving personalized services from skilled professionals who genuinely care about their well-being.

Furthermore, the salon’s team of certified stylists is committed to staying on the cutting edge of beauty trends and techniques. With their expertise and passion for their craft, clients can trust that they will receive top-notch service and professional advice tailored to their individual needs and preferences.

Note though that Cutter’s Cottage could improve transparency by finalizing and clearly communicating its cancellation policy and privacy policy to clients. Providing clear guidelines and information regarding these policies can help ensure a seamless and satisfactory experience for all clients.

Overall, the salon emerges as a premier destination for individuals seeking exceptional salon experiences in the Arcadia district of Phoenix. With its rich heritage, client-centric approach, and commitment to excellence, the salon continues to delight clients with its wide range of services and warm hospitality.

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