The 10 Best Hair Salons in Vancouver [2022 ]

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. 

Salons Cost
Salon Haze Barber Cut: $45+
Haircut: $55+
Youth: $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+
Highlights  $145
Balayage  $220+
Bleach + Tone $145+
Tone $30+
Cezanne Smoothing Treatment $350+
Keratin Smoothing Treatment  $280+
Perm $180+
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
Extension Services
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
Urban Oasis Salon Haircut & Styling – $75+
Men’s Haircut – $60+
Barber Cutting – $40+
Cleansing & Styling – $50+
Updo Styling – $80+
Base Color – $90+
Highlight/ Lightening – $120+
Balayage – $250+
Gloss/ Toner – $35+
Bond Builder – $25+
Color Correction – By consult
Keratin Treatment – $300+
Olapex – $65+
Smoothing Treatment – $300+
Permanent Wave Perm – $100+
Natural Makeup – $110+
Glamour Makeup – $150+
Editorial Makeup – $180+
Grad Hair & Makeup – $140+
Event Makeup – $70+
False Lash – $15+
Curly Hair Vancouver Women’s cut- $120
Men’s cut- $55
Color- $90+
Muse Hair & Beauty Salon Haircut – $40 – $60
Shampoo & Blow Dry – $25 – $70+
Color – $30 – $250+
Japanese Straightening / Smoothing Treatment – $250 – $400
Perm – $50 – $250
Treatments – $25 – $80
Lure Salon Haircut – $50 – $100
Blow out – $40 – $65
Specialty Styling – $85 – $150
Color – $70 – $180
Treatment – $40+
Texturizing Services – $100 – $200
FORME Hair Salon Men’s Cut – $45 – $65
Women’s Cut – $40 – $65
Color – $80 – $280+
Perm – $40 – $280+
Treatment – $35 – $250+

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

Salon Haze's Homepage
Conditioning Treatment
B3 Treatment
Keratin Treatment
Specialty Styling
Up Styling
All Over Colour
Partial Highlights
Color Correction
ADDRESS 2839 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6, Canada
CONTACT NUMBER 604-620-9986
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. 

  • Trained hair stylists 
  • Has an initial hair consultation
  • Specializes in balayage 
  • Closed during the weekends
  • Has a cancelation fee

Customer Reviews

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

Professional experience

“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

Hive Hair Spa's Homepage
Wash & Blow Out
Wash & Style
Roots Color
Full Color
Design Perm
Digital Perm
Ionic Straightening
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
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-6pm

Oak Street:
Monday-Sunday: 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.

  • Includes massage in their services
  • Good ambiance
  • Two branches
  • No online scheduling option
  • One branch isn’t open the whole week

Customer Reviews

Reasonably priced

“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

Pink Lime Hair Salon and Spa's Homepage
Dry Haircuts
Colour Services
ADDRESS 1192 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada
CONTACT NUMBER 604-683-7444
OPERATING HOURS Monday-Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday&Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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. 

  • Has been in business since 1997
  • Has dry haircut services
  • Can book an appointment online
  • Limited modes of payment 
  • Gets crowded quickly due to being a smaller salon

Customer Reviews

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

Poppy Hair Salon's Homepage
Colour Services
Cezanne Smoothing Treatment
Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Deep conditioning, Botanical Hair Treatment
ADDRESS 2686 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P7, Canada
CONTACT NUMBER 604-568-4960
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! 

  • Great interior design 
  • Can schedule an appointment online
  • Only uses one brand
  • No walk-ins allowed

Customer Reviews

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

Fairly priced

“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

Kokopelli's Hair Salon's Homepage
Extension Services
ADDRESS 2052 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A9, Canada
CONTACT NUMBER 604-253-6950
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. 

  • Is also a gallery
  • Offers hair extension 
  • Longer hours 
  • Stylists have different schedules
  • Doesn’t accept cash

Customer Reviews

Quality Results

“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

Reasonable prices

“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

6. Urban Oasis Salon

Urban Oasis Salon is a facility that specializes in color and other various hair treatments that they offer in high-quality just for you. Each haircut you get from them is already a complete package as it includes a style consultation and cleansing service before the actual styling and haircut itself.

They are composed of an outstanding style team that readily works on the hairstyle you wish to have as you relax and let them do their magic. All of their hairstylists and makeup artists are adequately trained and highly experienced and know how to deftly use each product they apply to your hair and face so rest assured that you are in excellent hands.

The salon’s interior is also similar to a luxurious spa as they aim to take you away from the hustles of life as you get yourself styled and pampered with them and simply have a pleasant and relaxing experience with them. Furthermore, all the products that they use are also reputable and screened so that you can be ensured that all applications are safe for you.

We recommend this salon for your hair treatment and styling needs due to their stellar balance of facilities, experts, and services that will surely want to come back to should you also need time to relax.

  • Wide range of services
  • Highly experienced stylists
  • Offers also makeup services

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“Had my first “spa” experience at Urban Oasis and it exceeded my expectations. The decor of the shop was very impressive; very different from any salon I have ever been to. I enjoyed the privacy of the individual rooms. Naomi did a great job in giving me a relaxing shampoo. Christopher is obviously a experienced stylist as he paid so much attention to details and gave me a great hair cut. Every detail from the moment I walked into the salon to the time I left was carefully attended to. Thank you for a wonderful experience!”

“This place is a hidden gem. Chris went above and beyond to make the service amazing. The rooms are clean and private which I love. They follow amazing covid safe protocols which is also a bonus. The head massage during the wash was SO good. The service didn’t feel rushed at all & chris shared info and tips on how to style my particular hair. I will definitely be back soon.”

7. Curly Hair Vancouver

Curly Hair Vancouver Salon specializes in curly cutting, styling, and color services. It is founded and operated by Karyn Rudance, a highly trained curly hair stylist, and certified Master Color Technician through Wella.

With over 19 years experience she works with you in detail to create a cut, color, and finish that fits your face shape, personal style, lifestyle, and budget.

The salon offers a full range of cutting, coloring, event styling, and braid art, with easily accessible booking on the website. Wedding and photoshoot styles are also available on the website with the price quoted upon consultation.

We recommend this salon for its versatility and flexibility to design the hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of!

  • Outstanding hairstyles
  • Affordable rates
  • Experienced staff

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“I came to this amazing space to see Karyn R. Karyn cut my curly hair when I lived in Vancouver from 2008-10 and I have visited her twice since moving back down to the States because nobody cuts like her. Nobody. I work in the performing arts and my appearance is -like it or not- an important component of my “brand.” Karyn works thoroughly takes her time with each curl as well as sculpting the greater mop that is my hair.” – Sascha C 

“I was very nervous about finding a new colorist when I moved to town, and I *scored* with Karyn Rudance- great color, just what I wanted, and a terrific cut too.  Karyn is very cool and really works with you to make sure you get where you want to go.  She’s a master colorist and she says she specializes in curly hair, but mine is as straight as the proverbial stick, and I am still thrilled.  Very, very good experience!” – Darcy C 

8. Muse Hair & Beauty Salon

Muse Hair & Beauty Salon is a center that specializes in various hairstyling options with Japanese hair straightening among others as their center stage. Apart from this, clients can also avail themselves of spa services that they readily offer alongside their hairstyling services as well.

The website is comprehensive and full of information for clients who are new to the services that they offer which makes them a reliable resource to start with their hairstyling journey.

However, based on their website, their services are quite limited to specializing in hairstyling techniques. Clients may ask their hair stylists however if they can offer the said services, they desire that are not seen on their site.

Price ranges and a booking feature is available on their website which is excellent for contactless transactions and clients can have a hassle-free experience scheduling their treatment.

While they are highly commended for their accommodating customer service, there are mixed reviews when it comes to the quality of their services according to some reviews.

  • Price ranges available online
  • Booking available
  • Spa services are also offered
  • Rates could vary per hairstylist

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“Sally is the best hair stylist ever highly recommend. She decided everything, the color, and the cut which all turned out incredibly good. Selina the receptionist is super sweet and a great swag master! Great place!”

“Exceptional customer service. Great effort and dedication shown by Lay!”

9. Lure Salon

Lure Salon is one of Vancouver’s renowned beauty salons that has been in the industry for a long time to offer consistent and excellent services to clients. They have since then had the chance to style and service popular individuals in the music and film industries such as Avril Lavinge, Dane Cook, and Sandy Samberg among others.

They offer both hair and make-up services in which clients can be serviced by the most certified professionals who have a diverse background on various techniques along with skills to back it all up.

Price ranges are readily available on their website along with reminders and a comprehensive table to avoid any confusion.

They are very strict with their appointment times and so should clients come in late, there will be an automatic deduction of their services but still be charged the full services.

Clients commend them for their clean and neat facilities and accommodating staff that has made clients comfortable and recommend them for their outstanding customer service and assistance.

  • Price ranges available online
  • Highly experienced stylists
  • Stylish and adequate interior 
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Very strict appointment policies

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews from their clients:

“Jade is DA BOMB! I came to her with very long hair and pretty damaged ends, worried about losing too much length. She gave me an amazing, refreshing haircut without losing much length at all, and gave me the most BEAUTIFUL ombré! My friends we’re taking pictures to bring to their hair dressers. I won’t go to anyone else!”

“Love this salon!!!  I have been coming here for many years!  All the staff are professional, courteous, friendly, and so great at what they do.  Linda & Daniel have done a phenomenal job of gathering an amazing & talented crew that are caring, fun, and artistically creative!  The salon is beautiful, airy & light with a relaxing ambiance.  I always leave feeling like a new woman ready to take on the world again!  Thanks Lure Salon!”

10. FORME Hair Salon

FORME Hair Salon is a minimalist shop that offers a wide range of hair care treatments for both men and women at competitive prices. They are proud to be an environmentally conscious salon in which all their decisions are geared toward reducing waste.

Clients will get to be serviced by internationally experienced professionals and stylists who have over 10 years of experience in Canada as well.

Their website can accommodate online booking with ease to accommodate contactless and flexible scheduling for both the independent stylist and the client.

It is important to note, however, that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy for this in which should clients be late for an appointment be late for 15 minutes cancel or rebooking may be made by the salon without prior notice.

The salon is also considered to be Green Circle Salon which means that they have a recycling and repurposing program in place in which waste is specially disposed of and used to clean the environment.

  • Sustainable practices implemented
  • Employs internationally experienced professionals
  • Accessible locations
  • Cancellation may be done if client is late for an appointment

FAQs About Hair Salons

If you know an amazing salon in Vancouver that deserves to be on this list, then tell us so we can also review them! 

And of course, self-improvement shouldn’t stop with just a haircut. To help you with your self-improvement journey and make you look younger and healthier, you can look at our article on the best dietitians in Vancouver to find out who can help you best in your healthy new journey.

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