If you’re like us and take great care of your hair, you also know how important it is to find people who you can trust to cut and style it.
Since we’re always looking out for great hair stylists, we decided to visit all of the hair salons in Vancouver to have our hair treated and trimmed. Here are the ones we consider the best hair salons in Vancouver.
How much does going to a hair salon in Vancouver cost?
The cost of getting different styling services done in the salon varies based on the length of the hair and the desired outcome. Here are the starting prices (excluding GST) for each salon on this list.
|Salon Haze||Barber Cut: $45+|
Styling & Treatments: $45+
Colour Service: $35+
|Hive Hair Spa||Lady’s Cut $47 – 58|
Gentleman’s Cut $38 – 45
Kid’s Cut $18 – 38
Wash & Blow Out $28
Wash & Style $30 – 35
Roots Color $70
Full Color $90
Design Perm $75
Digital Perm $160
Ionic Straightening $190
|Pink Lime Hair Salon and Spa||Prices based on consultation|
|Poppy Hair Salon||Women’s Cuts $50 – $90|
Men’s Cuts $45 – $85
Children’s Cuts $35 +
DevaCurl Cuts $85
Blow Dry Style $40+
Updo with Curls/Flat Iron $75+
Root Colour $100+
Full Colour $130+
Bleach + Tone $145+
Cezanne Smoothing Treatment $350+
Keratin Smoothing Treatment $280+
Deep conditioning, Botanical Hair Treatment
Add on with services $25+
|Kokopelli’s Hair Salon||Short haircut – $40 & above|
Long haircut – $60 & above
Kids haircut – $25 & above
Bangs / Neck / Stash trim – $5 & above
Beard trim – Price upon consultationn
Bleach (Full) – $150 & above
Bleach (Roots) – $100 & above
Colour (all over) – $90 & above
Root touch up (solid colour) – $70 & above
Colour Camo – $35 & above
Highlights (Full) – $165 & above
Highlights (Half) – $130 & above
Short Balayage – $150 & above
Medium Balayage – $200 & above
Long Balayage – $280 & above
Toner – $35 & above
Blow and Style – $45 & above
Special Occasion – $85 & above
Hair treatment – $55 / Add on service – $25
Hair extensions – Price upon consultation
Permanent straightening – Price upon consultation
Permanent wave – Price upon consultation
Consultation – Complimentary
Application/Reapplication – $TBD by extension type and quantity
Other Brand Application – fee will apply
Blowouts – $55+
Styling (no wash) – $25+
Blending Cut – $30+
Clip-in Application (incl. styling) – $45+
Custom Extension Colouring – $1/gram of colour used on extensions
The Best Hair Salons in Vancouver
Alright, let’s now find out where we can find the best hairstylists in Vancouver! We checked these out ourselves besides talking to their clients so we could get a better sense of what each one offers.
1. Salon Haze
All Over Colour
|ADDRESS||2839 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 9am–7pm|
With a specialization in colouring services such as balayage and ombre, this hair salon is one of the best places to go if you want to make your dream hair a reality.
All hair stylists here are trained by Loretta Tom and Tim Kuo, who are Revlon professional educators. This makes sure that no matter which hairstylist you initially get, they’ll be able to deliver you a consistently great result.
Getting an appointment here is pretty easy too. They reply pretty fast to their emails during work hours.
However, if you get an appointment, make sure the whole day is really cleared off. If you cancel within 48 hours of your schedule, you will be charged either $50 or $100.
But if you go through their service anyway, it’s pretty much worth it. Their balayage here is amazing and they make sure that the style of the balayage will fit what the customer wants.
Even before the hairstyling starts, they will have an initial consultation with you, which is pretty great for those who have a specific hairstyling need.
Business hours here are a bit disappointing though. They aren’t open the whole weekend and you can only visit them on the weekday.
Our experience with this salon is pretty good, though, despite a few hiccups here and there. Getting an experienced hairstylist making your dream hairstyle will help you overlook some of the disadvantages.
Attentive and detail-orients
“Wayne is attentive and detail-oriented with his consultation and hair colouring. I appreciate that he doesn’t push unnecessary products on clients and gives them various options with where they can go with their hair choices. I felt that it was a collaborative effort between client and stylist, and he does some masterful work.” – Alex Y
“Gigi has been my hair stylist for the past year. If you want to feel welcome with a professional experience go to Gigi! She is very caring and detail oriented. I highly recommend her❤️” – Elyna Lyth
2. Hive Hair Spa
Wash & Blow Out
Wash & Style
|ADDRESS||8257 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4A8, Canada|
680 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1, Canada
|CONTACT NUMBER||W Broadway: 604-559-0026|
Oak Street: 604-267-0026
|OPERATING HOURS||W Broadway:|
Sat & Sun: 10am-6pm
Although only one of their branches is open for a whole week, having two branches is enough to offset that as you can just visit the other branch if your preferred one is closed.
And a visit is worthwhile here: in Hive Hair Spa, a haircut isn’t simply just a haircut. Aside from cutting the hair, they also do neck and scalp massages.
However, you won’t be able to schedule an appointment here online. You’ll need to call them first and for those of us with busy days, this might be a bit annoying when lines aren’t cooperating.
That aside, we do like this salon’s ambiance. The ambiance is relaxing and very welcoming, and it also smells good due to the incense they use – it doesn’t have the normal chemical smell that salons usually have.
With all of that said, this is one of our highly recommended salons in Vancouver for people looking for a haircut without any frills. It’s laid back, friendly, and has a nicely welcoming atmosphere that most will enjoy.
“Very happy with my experience here ☺ Reasonably priced for great service, no hidden fees, and very friendly staff. I usually have a hard time trying out new places (trust issues, issues communicating in the past with stylists who didn’t speak fluent English), but my stylist was very competent and it was easy to communicate exactly what I wanted to him. Their promo for first time visitors was very generous and made the experience even better! Will be coming again soon :)” – Linda Au
Worth the trip
“Best hair cut! Even though I have a long wait but the hair cut is less than 20 mins with the master stylist. It’s amazing to see the stylist cutting it as if he is playing magic. Worth the trip to come all the way from seattle to here to have my hair cut.” – Judy Chu
3. Pink Lime Hair Salon and Spa
|ADDRESS||1192 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Wednesday: 9am-7pm|
Pink Lime has been around since 1997. Its customer base has been continuously growing day by day since then.
The first thing to mention is that they have a dry haircut service that allows those on the go to get a quick trim. The dry haircut option is also great for people with curly hair as it allows the hairstylists to follow the natural motion of their hair and create a look that is the best fit for them.
Although they don’t accept cheques, they still have some other options for payment here. Additionally, there’s also no hassle when booking them as they have an online booking option, which will honestly make your life easier too.
Note that getting a scheduled appointment with them is better as their place is very small and it can get crowded. If you end up being a walk-in to this salon, you’ll most likely have to wait for a long time before it’s your turn.
Despite those things, if you can use other modes of payment and can book your slot in advance, then going here is definitely worth it for their good-quality haircuts and experienced stylists.
Professional and super friendly
“Came here with my mom and sister to get out hair styled for a wedding and absolutely loved it! Very professional and super friendly! They did a great job on our hair and whenever we’re in Vancouver we will definitely be coming back!!!” – Megan Wischnewski
Skilled and knowledgeable staff
“I loved this place, very skilled and knowledgeable staff, i had Maryam for the highlight toning and brushing and Joseph for the consultation and haircut. My dry hair looks fresh and shining. Highly recommend this place” – Nada Wehbe
4. Poppy Hair Salon
Cezanne Smoothing Treatment
Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Deep conditioning, Botanical Hair Treatment
|ADDRESS||2686 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P7, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 10am – 5pm|
Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday-Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Poppy Hair Salon is one of the newer salons on this list as it was only established in 2008. But don’t underestimate them though as this salon has a lot to offer to its customers.
When you enter this salon, you’ll immediately be welcomed, not only by the staff but by the decoration and stylings of this place. The interior design of this place also contributes to the warm and friendly ambiance that this salon exudes.
They exclusively use Aveda products for their styling products and honestly, this is a bit limited for us. Still, their products are pretty good, so we think many customers won’t mind using those.
And we admit that using only one brand can also be somewhat beneficial to the customers.
The hairstylists are already used to that brand’s products and the way they synergize with each other, which means they may well be better at using those than multiple brands’ products. The benefits of specialization, basically.
Aside from that, this is a really great place to visit if you want to get a new hairstyle. Just make sure to schedule your appointment first as they don’t accept walk-ins!
One of the best haircuts I have gotten
“Great service! So happy with my hair. I have long wavy thick hair and it can be hard to manage. Jolene cut my hair in layers without reducing my hair length. Definitely one of the best haircuts i have gotten in a very long time. She did not cut my hair too much which is something a lot of hair stylists do, she listened to what I said and gave me the haircut that I wanted. She also taught me how to style my hair. Loved my experience!” – nandita zaveri
“Great 1st experience! I am a male with relatively curly hair which makes the cut quite tricky. One out of ten stylists can get it right and I found one at this place! Picked this Salon because its close to where I live and because of the reviews here. Josh did the cut. He figured very easy what I wanted without even asking, simply by looking at how I styled it. Definitely a talented person and truly professional. Fairly priced as well for the location and the amount of time spent on each cut. Will go there again and highly recommended.” – Shahab Nakhaie
5. Kokopelli’s Hair Salon
|ADDRESS||2052 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A9, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm|
When you visit Kokopelli’s Hair Salon, make sure that you have your credit or debit card on hand as they don’t accept cash here. We do understand why, though, as there’s a pandemic ongoing and it’s important to avoid contact as much as possible.
Aside from being a hair salon, this place is also a gallery where you can see different works of artists per month. This makes this salon really look classy.
This is also one of the few hair salons in Vancouver that provides hair extension services. They use the EMME hair line, which is made of 100% natural hair, to ensure that the extension will naturally blend in with your hair.
We also appreciate that they’re open for longer hours compared to others. However, if you have a preferred stylist, many of them aren’t in the salon the whole day: they have their own individual schedule.
But if you don’t mind having different stylists all the time, then they have a lot of stylists here whom you can choose from whenever you’re free.
“Talented friendly stylists, reliable quality results. These stylists will listen to you when you say what you want instead of rushing into a cut without hearing your specifications. My recent stylist gave me exactly the cut I wanted (asymmetrical short undercut styled for volume) and checked to make sure I was satisfied with it. If you’re unsure where to go to get your next cut, consider supporting them.”- Caitlin Toom
“Mish is a joy! She gave me a wonderful short cut, and truly took the time to listen before she started. Despite wondering if I had articulated my deal-breakers clearly, she got it spot on, and better than expected. I’ll be back. A very talented hair stylist!!! Reasonable prices too!’ – Natalie Charbonneau
FAQs About Hair Salons
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