Scouting for the trusted hair salons in the GTA? Well, you’ve definitely come to the right place because today, we’re doing a rundown of the best hair salons in Toronto.
We based our picks on several factors that everyone should consider when looking for a hair salon: experience of haircutters, range of services, accessibility of location, and rates of services.
Before we reveal their names, though, we’re going to share the average prices of the most common hair salon services in Toronto. We’ve also answered a few questions that most people have about hair salons and hair treatments.
The Cost of Hair Salon Services in Toronto
First off, it’s no secret that the prices of hair salon services tend to be different for men and women.
The rates tend to be higher for women because of their commonly longer hair and more complicated hair treatments, while men usually opt for the most basic haircut and treatment.
Anyway, here’s a table detailing the average prices of hair salon services for both men and women. Let’s start with the hair services for men:
|TYPE OF SERVICE||AVERAGE PRICE|
|Haircut||$20 and up|
|Haircut for children||$15 and up|
|Buzzcut||$15 to $20|
|Haircut with shampoo and style||$25 and up|
|Hair and scalp treatment||$20 to $30|
|Shampoo and style (without haircut)||$20 to $25|
|Conditioning perm||$50 and up|
|Hair color||$49 and up|
|Highlights||$60 and up|
|Full highlights||$90 and up|
Here’s what ladies can expect when visiting a hair salon:
|TYPE OF SERVICE||AVERAGE PRICE|
|Ladies haircut, wash and style||$36 and up|
|Ladies haircut and style (no wash)||$36 to $50 (depending on the length of hair)|
|Thermal haircut and style||$95 and up|
|Hair color||$56 to $100|
|Bangs trim||$5 to $20|
|Wash, blow dry, and flat iron||$31 to $50|
|Hair and scalp treatment||$25 and up|
|Full head relaxer||$50 and up|
|Braids and extensions||$30 to $50 per hour|
|Permanent wave (above shoulder length)||$40 and up|
|Permanent wave (shoulder length and longer)||$50 and up|
|Designer perms||$60 and up|
It’s worth noting that most hair salon rates are based on the experience of the haircutter.
Some hair salons employ senior and more experienced hair cutters, which means that their rates may go above our estimates, so keep that in mind.
The Best Hair Salons in Toronto
Let’s now look into what the best hair salons in Toronto can offer to customers. Check them out below to see which ones have the service that you’re looking for.
1. Vescada Salon
|SCOPE OF SERVICES||Haircut and styling, hair colour, highlights, blowdry and styling, hair extensions, bridal hair services, eyelash extensions, manicure and pedicure, microblading, and waxing and threading|
|STARTING PRICE||Call their hotline for fees|
|ADDRESS||2391 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||416-769-3204 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Located in Bloor West Village, Vescada Salon is considered one of the best hair salons in Toronto for two main reasons: experienced haircutters and a wide range of hair services for women, men, and children.
Its haircutting team is composed of talented and trained hair experts who know their way around hair of all types and lengths.
We strongly recommend it to Toronto residents of all ages due to its broad array of hair services. They offer everything – such as pixie cuts for women, buzz cuts for men, and hairstyling for teenage girls and boys.
Aside from hair services, Vescada Salon’s other offerings include eyelash extensions, manicure, pedicure, microblading, and eyebrow threading, among others.
It’s closed on Mondays, though, compared to most hair salons that take advantage of the five-day weekday. It’s open on Saturdays, but closes two hours earlier than its regulating operating hours.
Vescada Salon is basically a hair salon that’s open to everyone who wants either a decent haircut or an effective hair treatment. It offers additional facial aesthetic services if you’re looking for something beyond hair services.
Here’s what customers had to say about their experience at Vescada Salon:
“Started coming here a year ago after a bad experience at another salon. I just wish I changed sooner. Great prices and wonderful staff. Dana does my colour and does an amazing job and has totally transformed my awful black hair to a wonderful light brown with caramel highlights. Always have a wonderful visit and great chats. Lilly cut my hair for the first time and I have received nothing but compliments. Receptionist is also very friendly and tries to accommodate your schedule. Definitely would recommend it.”
“I went to Vescada Salon after years at another hair salon. I made the switch to try something new and I’m totally glad that I did. The first haircut here was much better than the best haircut at my old salon. Sure there are cheaper places but the quality here is worth every penny. Plus I feel that this is a warmer, friendlier place. I’m here to stay!”
2. N15 Hair Salon
|SCOPE OF SERVICES||Haircut, hair styling, hair colour, highlights and lowlights, perm, hair treatment, eyelash extensions, eyelash tint, eyelash perm, eyebrow shaping, and eyebrow tinting|
|STARTING PRICE||$37.5 for men and $59 for women|
|ADDRESS||643 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 1M7, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Thursday to Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
N15 Hair Salon is one of the few hair salons in the Greater Toronto Area that specialises in Japanese hair care techniques. Its services include haircuts, digital perms, straight perms, ombre/sombre, hair colouring, and even eyelash extensions and perms.
We can say that it’s an accessible hair salon considering that it has three locations scattered all over Toronto. There’s probably a branch near where you live or work, so there’s no need to drive and waste gas.
As it’s one of the best hair salons in Toronto, there are customers waiting in line on most days. It’s a comfy wait, though, because every customer will get to enjoy Japanese tea and access its Wi-Fi while waiting.
Apart from typical hair services and treatments, N15 Hair Salon offers eyelash and eyebrow services, such as extensions, perms, lift, and tinting, among others. It’s the perfect place to visit for those who want hair and beauty treatments.
We strongly recommend trying out N15 Hair Salon if you’re thinking about switching to a different hair style. It’s among the few Japanese hair salons in the area after all, so you will be able to choose from new and unique hair styles.
It’s also open from Monday to Sunday, making it the perfect option for customers who only have free time during weekends.
Take a look at these comments shared by customers on Google Reviews:
“Had a perm with Rina. At first the perm didn’t turn out how I expected but she brought me back free of charge and did problem solving and fixed it. I love it so much now so it’s how I’ve always wanted my hair and I’ve had a perm in the past at a different Japanese salon and it was nothing close to this. Thank you Rina!!!! Also it was a nice cut too and her suggestions of small bangs and I love it so much.”
“I got a men’s haircut with Stephen! It was my first time at this place. Stephen is really nice and he took his time without rushing to give me a perfect haircut that looks great and he even fixed some errors my previous barber may have made. He also guided me when I wasn’t sure about certain things. A little pricey, paid $51 after tips but Stephen is worth it !”
3. Tony Shamas Hair & Laser
|SCOPE OF SERVICES||Haircut, hair styling, hair colouring, keratin hair treatment, full hair highlights, bikini laser hair removal, underarm laser hair removal, and upper lip laser hair removal|
|STARTING PRICE||$45 for men and $74 for women|
|ADDRESS||81 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5C 2H4, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(647) 498-5677 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tony Shamas Hair & Laser landed on our list of the best hair salons in Toronto for two reasons: its talented pool of hair stylists and its wide array of hair services and treatments.
It’s headed by Tony Shamas, an experienced hair stylist and colourist with more than 25 years of experience under his name. Tony’s hairstyling team is made up of equally talented hairstylists who specialise in haircuts, hair colours, and hair treatments for men and women.
And they don’t just cut and treat hair but can get rid of it permanently as well. Its team includes a laser technician who performs all types of laser hair removal services for both men and women.
The only downside is the expensive hair services. The price of its men’s haircut starts at $45, while the average in Toronto is only $20.
We can only recommend visiting Tony Shamas Hair & Laser if you have money to spare on a haircut. Every coin spent will be worth it, though, because we have yet to hear negative feedback from its customers.
Here are some comments shared on Google Reviews:
“Today was the first time I have ever been to To Shamas. I wanted to try it out, and I was so pleasantly surprised at how great my experience was. I had asked for Balayage, and I was so happy when it was complete. The quality was perfect, and the staff and hair stylists are so nice too. Prices were great, and definitely worth you money! I’m going to be going back each time I need my hair done. So happy I found a new great place close to where I live too :)”
“Every appointment I have with Tony is always excellent! He does an amazing job at haircuts and highlights. He goes above and beyond. I always look great whenever I leave the salon. The staff is also very friendly and bubbly. I highly recommend Tony Shamas!”
4. Evolve Hair Studio
|SCOPE OF SERVICES||Haircut, hair styling, hair extensions, hair treatments, highlights, balayage, and make-up services|
|STARTING PRICE||Call their hotline for more details|
|ADDRESS||40 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3Z3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||647-345-7049 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Established in 2012, Evolve Hair Studio has grown into one of the most trusted hair salons in Toronto, with a near-perfect rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. We added it to our list for two main reasons.
For one, it’s a hair salon that’s committed to reducing its carbon footprint, making it the perfect option for environmentally conscious individuals. There won’t be any hair products with questionable chemicals used on your hair as well.
Second, its services go beyond cutting, styling and treating all types of hair. It offers full make-up services as well for only $85, which are perfect for those who want to have their hair styled for an event and can’t do their own make-up.
Compared to most hair salons, it’s quite strict when it comes to appointments, though. All customers need to have a valid credit card number when creating a booking, so appointments cancelled with less than 24-hour notice will be charged 50% of their service.
Another thing we like about Evolve Hair Studio is the reco policy. If you’re unhappy with the results, you have your hair treated again free of charge, as long as it’s done within the first two weeks.
If you want to get your hands on its hair care products, you can do so by purchasing from its online store. Local orders over $100 are entitled to one-time free shipping.
As one of the top-rated hair salons in Toronto, it’s received a lot of praise from customers. Here are some samples:
“I had my hair cut and styled for the first time by the famous Sonia from Evolve Studio. She asked me what I wanted and gave me options based on my hair type. I never actually had a stylist go into detail what I could do to make my hair fuller. She recommended the most amazing hair products by Kevin Murphy that are exactly what my hair has been missing! I am SO happy with my cut and it looks so professional, fun and sexy. Thank you!”
“I’ve never been to a better salon than Evolve. The staff is the BEST and make you feel like family. The vibe is energetic, fun and happy. The salon itself is beautiful, modern and well kept. The hot towel and head massage during a wash in the middle of the cut is one of the best parts! If I could give 6 stars I would :)”
5. Amani Hair Studio
|SERVICES||Liquid keratin treatments, weaving and braids, haircutting & styling, treatments, colouring and highlights, relaxing, alopecia services|
|ADDRESS||2439a Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(416) 440-1082|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PMFriday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
But if you’re looking for organic hair treatments and styling that match your personality, then Amani Hair Studio may be a better fit. This GTA hair salon offer all types of services, from simple cutting and styling to Keratin treatments to natural haircare.
Aside from simply styling client’s hairs, Amani Hair Studio offers hair care products and conducts workshops for hair extensions and even braiding. With these additional services from Amani Hair Studio, clients can thus do their own hair beautifully in the right and proper way.
Amani Hair Studio even goes above and beyond as it also offers other rare and special services such as alopecia treatments.
Despite this wide range of hair treatments, Amani Hair Studio seems to have rather expensive services. Some clients have also complained about poor timeliness wherein they had to wait a long time for their hair treatments despite having a scheduled booking.
Here are some customer reviews to help you decide whether or not Amani Hair Studio can be the best for you:
“AMAZING hair experience. I have been going to this salon for 12 years and I couldn’t be happier. My hair journey started with very short curly hair. Michelle promised me that she could make my hair grow if I was open to keeping it natural and she was right. I now have luscious long hair. It’s extremely healthy and the regular visits help keep my hair tame and me sane :). The staff are extremely friendly and I always have a great experience every time I visit the salon. If you want fabulous hair give Amani Hair Studio.”
—Sabrina Clark Duffy
“Absolutely loved my experience! I called to get my hair done last minute and they made space for me. I got the liquid Keratin treatment done by Crystal, who was extremely hospitable. She explained the whole procedure in detail and gave me tips for maintaining my hair. Apart from the fact that the treatment was quite expensive, I loved my hair, the service and the stylist! I would definitely recommend!!”
FAQs about Hair Salons and Hair Treatments
And with that, we conclude our list of the top hair salons in Toronto. If you’ve been to any of these hair salons in the past, share with us your experience with them.
If you know of other hair salons that should’ve been part of our list, tell us their names so we can check if they’re worthy of being added here.
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