From Cuts to Colors: Here Are The Best Hair Salons
in Columbus to Try Today

The right hair stylist can boost your self-confidence, highlight your best facial features, and give you a look that is uniquely your own. But the wrong one can leave you with a cut you’ll be stuck with for months. If you’ve ever left a salon counting the days until your hair would grow back, then you know how important it is to make the right choice.

Whether you are looking for a simple trim or a complete makeover, our list of the best hair salons in Columbus has all you need to book your next appointment.

Phia Salon

A regular on Salon Today’s Top 200 list, which recognizes the top 200 salons in North America, Phia Salon is upscale yet dedicated to communicating and working with you until you know you’ve made the right choice.

Their Open Stylist Policy lets you book different stylists until you find the perfect match, they offer complimentary adjustments within 10 days of service if needed, and you get a consultation before your appointment so you can share all your desires, frustrations, budget limitations, and more. Clients rave about the salon’s exceptional teamwork, kindness, and excellent technical skills, making Phia Salon one of the best hair salons in Columbus.

Address: 755 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 • (614) 545-7100

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Rendezvous Hair Salon

Rendezvous Hair Salon is the sanctuary you’ve been waiting for. There, every stylist will make you feel welcome and empowered while striving for your total satisfaction. As members of the DressCode Project, they are dedicated to creating a safe environment for clients of all gender identities, including transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals.

They offer all the basic services you would expect from one of the best hair salons in Columbus, along with eyebrow shaping, manicures, and Deva Cuts for curly hair.

Address: 2514 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202 • (614) 447-2600

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Philosophi Salon & Salt Spa

Known by many as one of the best hair salons in Columbus, Philosophi Salon & Salt Spa is woman-owned and community-centered. But what distinguishes it from every other top-rated hair salon is that they are focused on those who are gluten-sensitive and need gluten-free products in a gluten-aware environment.

They use Davines hair color whenever possible. These high quality hair dyes are infused with plant pigments, palm oil, and quinoa protein, and they deliver flawless results in the hands of Philosophi‘s expert hair stylists. And what is a “salt spa”, you ask? It is a room aerated with very finely ground salt where you can enjoy better overall wellness, including sounder sleep later in the day. Guests rave about it!

Address: 3665 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214 • (614) 929-5121

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Nurtur Salon + Spa – Upper Arlington

One of Salon Today Magazine’s Top 200 Salons for a solid decade, Nurtur Salon + Spa is dedicated to using non-toxic, 96% naturally derived, and personalized Aveda products, and, you might have guessed, the Aveda rituals the brand is known for. From shampoo beds to scalp and shoulder massages with hair appointments, as well as mini facials or hand and arm massages, you will leave Nurtur feeling deeply pampered and relaxed.

As one of the best hair salons in Columbus, Nurtur Salon + Spa offers all the hair services you can expect to book, as well as scalp treatments, smoothing treatments, and full-body hair removal.

Address: 1581 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221 • (614) 487-3033

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Akada Hair Salon

It is easy to understand why Akada is listed as one of the best hair salons in Columbus. It was voted Best Salon by Columbus Monthly and one of the Best Places to Work by Columbus Business First. The owner, Anjel Mclaughlin, strives to provide a work environment that emphasizes work-life balance and team communication, and the results show in the ways clients are cared for.

It is not unusual for people to drive long distances to meet with their favorite Akada hair stylist. Note that you can’t book a first appointment online and need to call instead. Also, tips can’t be added to your credit card payment in order to lower costs and provide salon employees with full benefits and paid vacation. You are welcome to use Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle instead.

Address: 1635 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 • (614) 488-9967

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Square One Salon and Spa

Square One Salon and Spa is a luminous salon that focuses on total customer satisfaction, charitable donations, and a healthy work environment for its employees. They use sustainable and socially responsible Aveda products and have a full line of wedding-centered services so you can look your best on your special day.

Check out their Specials for offers including discounts for first-time guests, and keep in mind that they also provide skin care services, waxing, body treatments, facials, massages, and nail services if you want to treat yourself to more than a haircut!

Address: 275 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215 • (614) 365-3333

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