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By Isabelle Morin
Have an event coming soon? Or maybe you just want to look great just because? Whatever the case, we’re here to help you find the best beauty salon in Calgary.
Aside from the best hair salons, you’ll also find answers to FAQs in this article. But first, let’s take a look at how much you may spend on beauty treatments.
How Much Do Treatments in Beauty Salons in Calgary Cost?
Here are the common beauty services you can avail of in beauty salons. Know that these costs are affected by the expertise of your technician or stylist, the extent of your service, and of course, the beauty salon offering the service.
|Type of service||Expected price range|
|Wax (depending on areas covered)||$20-$130|
|Full hair colour||$80-$120|
Where to Find the Best Beauty Salon in Calgary
We found the best beauty salons offering more than just hair cutting and hairstyling, and we listed them down here. You’ll also be happy to know that all of these salon’s stylists and technicians have certifications for practicing in their trade.
1. Salon Kokoro
|SERVICES||Hair styling, hair cutting, hair treatments, waxing, makeup services|
|ADDRESS||12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE #206B, Calgary, AB T2J 7A4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 891-8434 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM –6:00 PM
Claiming itself as the fusion between beauty, art, and style, Salon Kokoro provides hair cutting, hair styling, hair treatments, and hair removal services like waxing.
Some clients have even praised Salon Kokoro for giving them hairstyles that don’t just enhance their beauty but also fit their lifestyle.
Aside from these stand-alone services, Salon Kokoro also has packages for special events like weddings, bachelorette parties, graduations, and birthdays. While these packages require a 50% downpayment, they can at least come with a trial upon request.
Salon Kokoro’s team is composed of one makeup artist and seven hair stylists. Its stylists are already highly trained, but the salon still urges its staff to attend hair shows and educational classes to stay on top of hairstyle trends.
Should you choose them as your beauty salon, make sure to call them first because, unfortunately, we find their online form buttons unresponsive.
Do know that Salon Kokoro is only open from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Luckily, the beauty salon still does Monday and Sunday appointments upon request.
With a clean salon, friendly and professional staff, and high-quality services, Salon Kokoro continues to receive a perfect 5-star rating from its clients. Here are some of those reviews:
“Beautiful and clean space.All the staff were kind and professional. Susan is such a talented stylist and did a fantastic job with my hair! She really put me at ease about having my hair coloured for the first time and also took the time to explain how to care for my hew hairstyle and showed me how to style it in a way that is quick and easy for a busy young professional like myself. I’ve received so many compliments! I can’t see myself going anywhere else to have my hair done now! If you’re worried about COVID-19: Appropriate social distancing observed between work stations and all staff were wearing masks at all times. You wait in your car until they are ready for you to avoid unnecessary exposure to others.
“Love this salon! They provided such an amazing service and the staff were super friendly and hospitable! Susan did a beautiful job with fixing my hair and she was able to achieve what I’ve been looking to get done for so long. Definitely would go back again!! I’ve bought and tried some of their products too and they do wonders for the hair, does not disappoint!!”—Erika Ducay
2. Beauty Garden YYC
|SERVICES||Hair cutting, hair styling, hair colouring, manicure, pedicure, waxing, sugaring, facials|
|ADDRESS||8417 Broadcast Ave., Calgary, AB T3H 4C7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 984-7611 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM |
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Beauty Garden YYC aims to be a home away from home. It makes such a calming environment possible thanks to its comfortable chairs and collection of greeneries.
What really makes Beauty Garden YYC feel like home is that its doors are open almost all the time, with six operating days, four of which have hours extending as late as 9 PM. So, even those who have busy schedules can benefit from Beauty Garden YYC’s services.
As a full-service beauty salon, Beauty Garden YYC offers a wide range of services, including hairstyling, hair colouring, nail treatments, waxing, sugaring, and facials.
To deliver only high-quality beauty results, Beauty Garden YYC has five senior stylists, two apprentice stylists, one nail technician, one lash technician, and one skin specialist.
It also has online forms for convenient booking. However, you’d need to enlist your email in their system for this, so it’s mostly applicable for those who want to be long-term clients of Beauty Garden YYC.
Here are some reviews that claim Beauty Garden YYC to be the best beauty salon in Calgary:
Look no further. Both Shauni and Marlee are hair rock stars. I haven’t had a cut/colour where I’ve been super stoked about until I came here. My hair was a hopeless fried mess but Shauni brought it back to life- and gave me the BEST cut. Marlee spruced me up recently and my hair is healthier than it’s ever been. Total experts at making you look and feel like money. Patricia is the ultimate when it comes to nails. My cuticles were ratty AF but she was so diligent with making them look pristine. I had a full set done almost 3 weeks ago and they’re still holding up beautifully -side note: I garden, hike, dirtbike, weld (Not easy on them whatsoever). All of the staff are genuinely lovely and accommodating. Awesome product selection and gorgeous layout. Props!”—Erin Case
“I moved to Broadcast Avenue in November and was wondering where I would find a good nail salon – it’s always hard to leave someone you’ve been with for a while. I had such a wonderful experience having my fill done with Jass. She was warm, friendly, and very professional. My nails looked fantastic. I also had my hair done by Marlee – she is so cheerul and up beat ………. definitely my new “go to place”—Barbara Mae
3. RedBloom Salon
|SERVICES||Hair colouring, hair styling, hair cutting, blowouts, hair treatments, hair extensions, makeup|
|ADDRESS||Bridgeland: 837 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C4|
West 85th: 8561 8A Ave SW #2106, Calgary, AB T3H 4C7
East Village: 542 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1E4
Downtown: 638 11 Ave SW #109, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2
|CONTACT DETAILS||Bridgeland: (403) 289-0870|
West 85th: (403) 719-9818
East Village: (587) 351-8788
Downtown: (403) 266-8708
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
If you’ve got a super tight schedule but still want to reinvent yourself with new hair colours, then RedBloom Salon may be right for you. We say this because this salon offers a special express colour service, where you’ll get your hair coloured in-salon and the rinsing at home.
RedBloom Salon’s staff will even set the timer right on your phone. You’ll even get your very own head wrap, which you can reuse for future express colour services.
Aside from hair colouring, RedBloom Salon is also well-known for its hair cutting, hair styling, highlight application, hair treatments, extensions, and makeup services. The salon even has a blow-dry membership, where clients get unlimited blowouts for a monthly fee.
To help its clients figure out what service they want and need, RedBloom Salon offers a 15-minute complimentary consultation.
But what we really find special about RedBloom is that it has six levels of stylists, thus offering the same services at different prices. This salon even allows customers to switch from one stylist to another.
Despite all these benefits, we’ve found that some customers remain dissatisfied, especially with RedBloom’s customer service. To be specific, some client reviews have complained about long waiting times and slow after-treatment communications.
Even Calgarians who are very defensive about their hair have praised RedBloom for its delicate and professional services. Here are reviews from such customers:
“Let me start by saying I am VERY particular about my hair. First world problems I know, but when it’s short, bad cuts are very apparent. From the call to the cut, I would say this is one of the best experiences I’ve had at a salon. The girl who took my call provided a recommended stylist based on the type of cut I was looking for and once at the salon, I was provided with a care card that allowed me to choose how much I wanted to chat and 2 complimentary pampering services. My stylist Cassandra sat with me to review every nuance I had and provided context and insight into what works for my hair/faceshape and didn’t make me feel like she was rushing me out of the chair whatsoever. She took time and care into my cut and I am super happy with the results!”—Carmen Tsangdiego
“I’m extremely protective and particular about my hair. I have super thick hair and my haircuts typically take forever. I had a horrible experience at a high profile salon (will not name) when I moved to Calgary 10 years ago, when I finally gave in to try a new place. I was devastated. I called Red Bloom in Bridgeland in the aftermath, after reading reviews, in tears (literally). I told them what had happened and what I needed. They were super kind, asked all the right questions, and matched me with literally the perfect person to fix and cut my hair. I haven’t gone anywhere since. And don’t plan to do so. EVER. They are amazing. ❤️”—Sarah Leighton
4. Diva Salon and Spa – Sunridge
|SERVICES||Hair cutting, hair styling, hair colouring, highlights, manicure, pedicure, makeup and tinting, waxing, laser hair removal, threading, body polish, massage therapy, facial|
|ADDRESS||Chinook Centre: #260, 6455 Macleod Trail SW|
Country Hills: #226, 5149 Country Hills Blvd NW
Market Mall: M003A 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
Seton: #424, 19489 Seton Crescent SE
Southcentre: #29 100 Anderson Rd S.E.
Sunridge Mall: #258, 2525 36 Street NE
West Mount Royal: #217, 1805-14th Street SW
|CONTACT DETAILS||Chinook Centre: 403.301.0909 | [email protected]|
Country Hills: 403.239.2349 | [email protected]
Market Mall: 403.289.0808 | [email protected]
Seton 403.233.0603 | [email protected]
Southcentre:403.233.0666 | [email protected]
Sunridge Mall: 403.244.9119 | [email protected]
West Mount Royal: 403.289.2626 | [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Just as its name suggests, Diva Salon and Spa is a place to get aesthetic, relaxation, and all-around pampering services. This salon is the best beauty salon that only uses—and even sells—plant-derived products for its treatments.
With such eco-friendly products, Diva Salon and Spa offers body and hair care services alike. So, one can have hair removal, hair styling, hair colouring, nail treatment, makeup and tining, and facial services from this beauty salon.
All of these services are even available for both men and women, which we think is a beneficial feature, especially for couples who want to unwind together.
Aside from being accessible, all of Diva Salon and Spa’s services are also reliably high-quality as they come with a one-week guarantee. To add to this, the beauty salon also offers product exchanges within 30 days of purchase.
Diva Salon and Spa is also very accessible because it is open seven days a week and has over seven locations spread across the city.
But with this many locations, service quality and consistency can be difficult to achieve for many businesses. Diva Salon and Spa is no exception as we’ve read some complaints about customer service and the quality of hairstyling results.
Here are some reviews to tell you more about Diva Salon and Spa:
“I got my hair styled and shaped with Cherrie and am really happy that I came to the salon. Cherrie was so genuine and really approachable to talk and communicate my needs with. She is awesome handling clients that come in and made the experience memorable. Her customer service skills are amazing. I look forward to coming back soon. 😊”—Sebastian
“I got a hair cut and balayage done here. I had Cherrie as my hair dresser and she was amazing! She went out of her way to make sure I was happy with the results. Overall great experience and I’m super happy with how my hair turned out.”—Ramsha Mohib
5. Creative Mindz Salon & Barbershop
|SERVICES||Hair cutting, hair styling, barbering, braids/twists/weaves extension, perms/jherry curls/dread locs, manicure, pedicure, eyelash extension, makeup, hair removal|
|ADDRESS||Chinook LRT, 6107 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5A4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 764-7984|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Calgary is home to many different cultures from around the globe, and Creative Mindz Salon & Barbershop understands that. So, if you’re looking for the best beauty salon in Calgary that caters to all hair and skin types, then Creative Mindz Salon & Barbershop should be among your top choices.
You can be sure that they provide their services to everyone no matter their background. They also cater to men, women, and children.
The atmosphere when you enter their salon is welcoming. You can be sure that there would always be someone there to ask you what services you’re looking for or how they can help you.
They’re a unique one stop shop that anyone could visit. Creative Mindz Salon & Barbershop offers services like hair removal, hair cutting, straightening and other hair treatments, nail treatments, and makeup. And with barbering services, this salon can cater to men, too.
It is important to note, however, that their consultations are not free.
As much as possible, these discussions are also not done over the phone unless it is a simple question due to stylist availability. Instead, they are done at the salon.
Those who are ready for its services can simply fill out its online booking forms. The best thing about this feature is that booking online for the first time gives you 10% off on selected services.
To make its clients’ experience even more convenient, Creative Mindz even offers free parking spaces.
The only thing we find inaccessible about this salon is that it’s closed on Mondays. However, it’s open the rest of the week so it’s not all that bad.
Here are some reviews that attest to the skill of Creative Mindz Salon & Barbering’s beauty experts:
“Gladis has done my hair extensions for a few years, I’ve always been very happy with her service and how my hair turns out. I decided to try knotless box braids and showed her a picture of the color I wanted, Gladis out did my vision of the color of the braids! They are so beautiful, no pain, and very fast for braiding! I highly recommend her and her salon for all your hair styles!”—Haily Libert-Scott
“I met Gladys in 2014 while I was living in Calgary. She took such good care of my hair. She always told me what kinds of products to use as well as hairstyles that would help with my edges and all that. My hair greatly improved under her care. I really liked that she was professional but yet accommodating and patient. Since I moved my hair has really missed her hand. I highly recommend her. She is also very good with Kids.”—Chiamak Odia
6. Avalon Hair Salon & Spa
Keratin smoothing treatment
|ADDRESS||1516 11th Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 1G9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 244-3006|
|OPERATING HOURS||MON 10AM – 7PM |
TUE 10AM – 7PM
WED 10AM – 7PM
THU 10AM – 7PM
FRI 10AM – 7PM
SAT 10AM – 5PM
Next on our list is the Avalon Hair Salon and Spa. This is the time to consider them as your go-to salon and spa when you want to relax and treat yourself.
We will give you more than enough reason why you should avail of their services in comparison to other salons.
First of all, they have over 30 years of experience in the industry. With this, they already have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to serving you.
Second, whether you are looking for a simple trim or want to change your look, they can absolutely help you. They will give you options to choose from and make sure that you are not being pressured into choosing a style.
Regarding hair color, you may book an appointment with one of their hair color specialist. This can help you see the endless possibilities for your hair!
Lastly, their team has already worked with many local celebrities and high-end clients. Some of these people are Miss universe 2013, Miss Canada 2013, and a handful of Calgary celebrities.
Here are some reviews of their previous customers:
“I absolutely love Avalon’s Salon and Spa!!! There are not only friendly and accommodating but the out come is amazing! I went and got my hair don’t there, it was a basic trim styled with high lights and the price was only $145 which was so worth it. I’m not the girl in the photo but my hair was identical to hers. The ombré was done perfectly and I highly suggest to check then out!!”
“I love this place! Mike has given me the two best perms I’ve ever had. The first one lasted over 9 months and it was wash and wear all the way! Today I had a perm and a colour together. Talk about a dramatic difference! My natural colour was drab and the custom colour Mike mixed up for me made my hair come alive. This time we did a spiral perm now that my hair is longer and it looks soft and natural. Mike even threw in an eyebrow tint to complete the effect. A simply marvellous experience!”
What Can I Get From Beauty Salons
If you’re confused as to what kind of services you might get from a beauty salon, just think of it as a one-stop-shop for all your cosmetic needs. So, you can go to a beauty salon for one or more of these services:
- Hair colouring
- Hair treatments
- Hair removal treatments
- Facial and skin treatments
- Manicure, pedicure, and nail treatments
FAQs about Beauty Salons
And that concludes our list. We hope you can finally choose the best beauty salon in Calgary from it!
If you have any comments after a day of pampering in one of these entries, feel free to share them with us. And if you think other beauty salons are deserving of a spot on this list, give us a heads up, so we can also review them!
Our entries of beauty salons can already give you all kinds of aesthetic treatments you need. However, if you’re only looking for the best makeup artists in Calgary, you may receive more attention from specialized salons from our other list.