These Are the Top Salons in 10 Major U.S. Cities

Written by Ashley Mishler

Finding the right stylist can be tough. With so many salons and spas on the map these days, how do you know which one is right for you? Well, Mane Addicts is here to help! Read on for the top salons in major cities around the country.

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Top Salons in Atlanta, GA

Alicia Igess Jones

Alicia Igess Jones has made several “Best Of” lists throughout Atlanta, including the Atlanta Tribune, The Atlantan, and Jezebel. Not only has she been voted “Best Colorist,” but also “Best Hair Cutter” and “Best Extensions” several times. To book an appointment with Alicia, visit her website or scroll through her Instagram for some inspiration.

Van Michael Salons

Van Michael Salons have several locations around the Atlanta area and are known for their fashion-forward edge, incredibly talented stylists, and their high-quality, innovative work. Their eye-catching website mirrors the experience you will have as a client and offers the ability to filter appointments by location, stylist, or area of expertise. The Van Michael Instagram is also loaded with inspo, accolades, and a view into their salon world.

Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa

Another award-winning Atlanta salon, Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa offers the best of the best of both worlds. Book an appointment for a cut, color, extension session, retexturizing treatment, facial, microdermabrasion, the list just goes on. Steve Hightower also offers oncology massages for clients who have fought or are fighting cancer. You can book an appointment at this inclusive space via their website, or browse their Instagram to get a feel for what they do.

Top Salons in Austin, TX

Urban Betty

A Top 200 Salon since 2011, Urban Betty is well known amongst Austinites. With two locations, Urban Betty is woman-owned and has also been voted one of the best places to work. Book an appointment with a Betty through their website and be sure to check out their Instagram.

Black Orchid Salon

Black Orchid Salon has been reviewed as one of the top salons in Austin, especially being the place to go if you’re looking for a little rock ‘n’ roll edge. With a plethora of stylists and many areas of expertise, Black Orchid is a full-service salon with an incredible reputation. Visit their website to browse their talent, and follow their Instagram for salon updates and style pics.

Method Hair

“You’re smart and good looking.” That is Method Hair Salon & Barbershop’s motto. Come as you are to this salon to find an inclusive and talented staff whose focus is making you look and feel your best. Voted “The Best of Austin” by the Austin Chronicle, Method offers a full menu of services for any and all hair types. Book an appointment via their website and get involved with their Instagram feed for some behind-the-scenes views and style pics.

Top Salons in Chicago, IL

Twisted Scissors

As a Chicago native, I can personally attest to the reach of this salon. Twisted Scissors has long been known as the salon for exciting, gorgeous, and inventive cuts and colors. Eco-friendly and inclusive, Twisted Scissors offers two locations in Chicagoland that are sure to meet every hair need, regardless of your personal style. Visit the Twisted Scissors Website or check out their Instagram for more details on all they offer.

Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non Salons have been voted as the “Best of Chicago” many times over. Boasting “artistic, customized haircuts and colors that give you that effortlessly perfect look,” Sine Qua Non’s highly trained stylists can accomplish any hair vision. Their extensive stylist training program ensures that you will be getting the best of the best at your appointment. So visit the Sine Qua Non Salons Website to book an appointment. And, be sure to browse their Instagram for inspo.

The Hair Loft Ltd.

The Hair Loft is a modern salon in the River North area of Chicago that offers some of the best services alongside the best hair products in the industry. Davines, Electric Hair, and Olaplex are just a few of the luxury hair brands they offer. Not only will their stylists give you the hair you’ve always wanted, but they will help educate you on the perfect regiment for your mane at home. Book an appointment at their River North location or check out their collective space in the West Loop for more services, events, snacks, and shopping. You can even book an appointment on The Hair Loft Ltd. Website. As always, check out their Instagram, too!

Top Salons in Los Angeles, CA

Andy LeCompte Salon

What can’t we say about Andy LeCompte? A powerhouse in the industry, Andy LeCompte’s client roster includes celebs like Madonna and Penelope Cruz, meanwhile, his incredibly talented staff serves stars like Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry. “Where beauty and instinctiveness align,” Andy LeCompte Salon is a trendy yet welcoming environment where your hair dreams will come true. View the Andy LeCompte Salon Website and Instagram to learn more.


Feverfew is a hair salon that believes in the magic of flower power and keeping things as green and clean as possible. Not only do they create high-quality, true-to-you styles, but they also actively give back to the world wherever they can, and host industry education events in their space. We love a salon that dips its hands (and scissors) in all areas of its community! Visit the Feverfew Salon Website and Instagram to learn more.


Mèche boasts a rather large celebrity clientele, but its doors are always open to more than just the rich and famous. The salon is all about their clients, from walking through the front door down to the shampoo session and products they use, professionalism, excitement, and glamour are what you will find within their salon space. Book a session through the Mèche Salon Website now. Don’t forget to follow their Instagram while you’re at it.

Top Salons in Miami, FL

IGK Miami

IGK Salon is one of the hottest, trendiest salons in the area. Backed by an incredible product line, IGK offers only a few locations around the country, with their Miami location being the most popular. Specializing in every hair texture and type, an appointment here will turn you into a mane muse. Browse their IGK Salons Website and Instagram for more info.

Avant Garde Salon & Spa

Avant Garde Salon & Spa is a long-running US Top 100 Salon that is well known across Southern Florida for its premium services and glamorous results. AG is a full-service salon that offers not only hair services but boutique skin services and nail appointments. You can book through the Avant Garde Salon & Spa Website or their Instagram.

Oren Salon

Oren Salon was created by Oren Lankri, a globetrotting celebrity and runway stylist. Oren’s accolades and sense of artistic direction have been successfully translated into the salon. The goal is “to provide every element for a woman to feel beautiful and leave satisfied.” The stylists at Oren Salon love a good balayage but can create any cut or color regardless of your preference. Visit the Oren Salon Website or Instagram for more details.

Top Salons in Minneapolis, MN

Steller Hair Company

Get ready to look and feel stellar at Steller Hair Company, “a salon where people matter.” Steller Hair Co. has a mission that not only includes making people look and feel their best but also reaching out to the community and surrounding areas with as much kindness as possible. Steller Hair Co. is a full-service salon that offers everyday appointments like cuts, colors, and treatments, as well as bridal and commercial styling. Plus, their Instagram is packed with a ton of great inspiration.

Fox Den Salon

The Fox Den is a cruelty-free, sustainable salon that specializes in creativity. As a curl-friendly and Pulp Riot elite salon, Fox Den is a go-to for those with textured hair and those who love fantasy colors. Supporting the talent behind the chair are high-quality product lines like Amika, Davines, Aveda, and many more. Check out the Fox Den Salon Website or Instagram for more!

The Chair Salon

This relaxing, neighborhood salon may feel like a best-kept secret, but just because the location is tucked away doesn’t mean the talent is. The Chair Salon, owned by Michael Frear and Tim Cronin, is a full-service salon space in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Chair offers Aveda-backed services and provides a truly welcoming environment no matter who you are or what your hair goals are. See their Instagram for more!

Top Salons in New York City, NY

Salon Yoshiko

In their own words, “Salon Yoshiko at Bergdorf Goodman is a creative collective of the most sought-after global beauty experts and artisans.” Their motto of “community, collaboration, collective” is directly reflected in the looks that walk out of their salon. Expertly created, intuitive designs, make Salon Yoshiko’s title of “Top Salon in NYC” well-deserved. Visit their Salon YOSHIKO Website or Instagram for more info.

Spoke & Weal

With locations around the country, Spoke & Weal spans far and wide, but their NYC location creates some of the most sought-after styles this side of 2022. From Allure to Vogue, many S&W stylists have been credited in many publications as trendsetters and hair magicians. Spoke & Weal is the go-to NYC salon for a truly unique and tailored look. Scrolling through their Spoke & Weal Salon Website or Instagram will reveal just that.

Warren Tricomi

Located inside the historic Plaza Hotel is the luxury hair salon, Warren Tricomi. For those who gravitate towards a sophisticated, timeless atmosphere, this salon will be your new hair home. From everyday cuts to runways and magazine covers, the goal at Warren Tricomi is to create “an empowered woman who dares to dream.” Visit their Instagram for inspiration for your next visit.

Top Salons in Philadelphia, PA

Salon Vanity by Edmondo Blanco

Salon Vanity has been voted the “Best of Philly” six times and voted as a “L’Oréal Top 100 Salon” four times. While those accolades alone would make anyone want to book an appointment, a quick scroll through their Instagram and their reviews shows just how talented the team at Salon Vanity truly is.

Architeqt Salon

Architeqt Salon is another Philly-based house of hair with a plethora of awards. What sets this salon apart is its unique approach to hairstyling and its commitment to continue educating its stylists. Architeqt is a full-service salon that also offers bridal work, photo sessions, and keratin treatments. See their Architeqt Salon Website or Instagram for more info on how to book a session.

Andre Richard Salon

Andre Richard Salon’s goal is to provide a professional, artistic yet fashion-forward environment for those who like to stay up to date on the latest cut and color styles. In their own words, “We are not your average hair salon in Philadelphia.” Voted one of the best, time and time again, an appointment at Andre Richard’s will leave you feeling like “the main character.” Book now through the Andre Richard Salon Website or Instagram.

Top Salons in Portland, OR

Chameleon Salon

Chameleon Salon is well known in Portland for its approach to body positivity and inclusivity in the salon world. The salon opened its first location in 2008 and has since grown to a second location. With genderless pricing and a flair for fashion colors, this salon is a local’s go-to for full transformations and everyday hair maintenance. Visit the Chameleon Salon Website or Instagram for more info.

Annastasia Salon

Extensions, weddings, hair services, skin, waxing, and lashes—Annastasia’s does it all! You could book a full day at this salon through their website and walk out feeling like a brand new you, which is exactly what they specialize in. It’s clear from the sheer amount of positive feedback and glowing reviews that the Annastasia clientele loves the work that these talented stylists create. A quick scroll through their Instagram will prove as much.

Ginger Salon

With four locations and a B-Corp certification, Ginger Salons are a Portland favorite that you can trust. The mission behind Ginger Salons is to create with and include everyone, no matter your hair type or skin color. Ginger Salons are a place where anyone and everyone can go regardless of what style they desire. Check out the Ginger Salons Website or Instagram to find out how you can schedule an appointment.