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Need to find a new Phoenix hair salon? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a list of the best hair salons in Phoenix so you don’t have to spend hours looking up reviews, browsing Instagram and Facebook pictures, and texting friends to see if they have any good recommendations. These are the hair salons in Phoenix, AZ, that you need to know.

Best Haircuts in Phoenix

 

1. R Salon in East Camelback

This is one of our favorite salons in not just Phoenix, but in the entire country. It recently appeared on our list of “The Most Beloved Salons and Best Spas in America,” which takes into account all of the great reviews on our site. People really love the haircuts, the top styling products (Moroccanoil and Alterna, for instance), and the salon's cute loft-style space.

 

2. The Roose Parlour & Spa in Downtown Historical District

Inside this farmhouse/industrial-chic salon, a favorite of magazines such as Elle and its top 100 salons list, stylists give clients sleek, structured haircuts. The salon is growing more and more popular with men, who walk out with effortlessly cool texture.

 

3. Coiffeur’s Salon in Downtown

If you’re looking to try one of the latest styles—cool-girl shag, perhaps, or edgy layered pixie—you can’t go wrong with Coiffeur’s Salon. It’s not surprising that this salon specializes in trendy; after all, with its exposed brick walls, gorgeous crystal-and-metal chandelier, and industrial fixtures, it’s the epitome of a trendy place.

Want Celebrity-Worthy Hair? You Need Clip-In Hair Extensions

 

Do you know why celebrities have amazing hair? It’s not just that they can afford the best stylists (though that helps). It’s that they frequently use clip-in hair extensions to add volume. That’s right, they’re not even using the clip-ins to add length; they’re using them to fake fuller, more luxurious hair.

 

Clip-In Application Tips

 

  1. Figure out where you want to put your extensions, then section off the hair right above that spot. If you're using all of your extensions, start from the nape of the neck and work upward.

 

  1. Pick three- and four-clip wefts for the back of your head, saving the biggest weft for the middle of your head. Use two-clip wefts on the sides by your ears.

 

  1. Tease your hair before clipping in your extensions to prevent any slipping. Add hair spray for an even better grip.

 

  1. Curl or wave both your hair and your hair extensions to help them blend together more seamlessly.

 

Clip-In Care Tips

 

The following applies to human-hair extensions:

 

Cleaning: First, brush them to remove tangles. Next, gently wash them with shampoo if you used any styling products. Otherwise, skip the shampoo and just use conditioner. After rinsing out the conditioner, wrap the extensions in a towel and gently press to remove water. Finish by combing them out and letting them air dry.


Storage: Store dry extensions in their original box, a shoe box, or a silk bag. Always brush them out before storing them.

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Best Hair Color in Phoenix

 

1. Snapdragon Salon in Uptown

From balayage to babylights, whatever color the stylists do at Snapdragon, they try to keep the result relatively low-maintenance so that clients don’t have to spend all their free time in the salon chair. As a result, they have perfected the art of the shadow root, a darker root that usually comes close to the client’s natural color.

 

2. Revive Hair Studio in North Phoenix

This one-chair salon may not be as well known as the bigger salons in the area, but that could easily change soon. Stylist Megan really knows her color and is particularly adept at creating dimensional blondes using foilayage techniques. She also does a mean caramel balayage on brunettes, and sends her clients out the door with trendy bendy waves.

 

3. Downtown Salon Phoenix  

Yes, this salon is located in the Hyatt Regency, which means stylists here are used to catering to business travelers looking for quick manicures and blowouts. But they do color really well, especially corrective color.

So You Want to Be a Platinum Blonde

 

And we can’t blame you. Platinum hair is gorgeous and addictive. It’s also super high-maintenance and expensive. So before you go platinum, here’s what expert colorist Melle Claybough wants you to know:

 

It probably won’t happen in one visit.

 

If you have dark hair, for instance, you may have to first introduce blonde into your hair via full highlights (one appointment by itself). And then wait until the next appointment to do a double-process, which involves bleach to lighten and toner to correct the color.  

 

The bleach might itch.

 

Melle says, "A client will feel a bit of tightness or maybe a slight itching feeling." But, "they should never feel uncomfortable or like they are in pain."

 

It requires SO MUCH upkeep!

 

Seriously, Melle says that platinum blondes should come into the salon "ideally every 3–5 weeks for touchups and toners." It’s a huge commitment in terms of time and money.

 

It can make your hair coarser.

 

So if you already have dry hair, you may want to skip the bleach. Though Melle says that clients with fine hair often love it because coarser hair means more body.

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