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Chic Snips: The Top 5 Hair Salons in Vancouver

Chic Snips The Top 5 Hair Salons in Vancouver
We extensively test and research all services we review. Here's why you can trust us.

Hair salons are your partners in beauty and self-care. Interestingly, their services aren’t a new thing, as early Homo sapiens used crude materials like oyster shells and natural pigments made from herbs to style and design their hair!

But don’t worry because you definitely won’t be getting an oyster shell haircut when you visit these amazing hair salons in Vancouver!

How much do hair salons charge for their services?

Most hair salons in Vancouver charge $75 for a basic women’s haircut and $50 for a basic men’s haircut. Please take note that the price may vary depending on your desired hairstyle, additional services, and preferred hair salon.

How We Chose

Services and specializations – We picked hair salons that can offer a wide range of haircuts, colouring, styling, and treatment options. 
Experience and certifications – We also chose those who have more than a year of experience in the industry and only employ hairstylists who have received their trade certificates.
Accessibility – We checked whether these hair salons are near major roads and public transit stations and whether their services are available on most days of the week.
Customer service – We also sought ones whose staff members treat customers with respect and respond honestly to any enquiries. We also looked at whether they respond quickly to calls and emails.
Price fairness – We also considered whether their prices are fair based on their experience and the quality of the services they offer.

1. FORME Hair Salon

Address: 1041 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L7, Canada

Phone number: +1 604-681-1844

Business hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (MON-SUN)

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FORME Hair Salon is a Japanese hair salon founded in 2018 by Michael Hashimoto. Their two locations in Broadway and Yaletown have a cozy and laid-back atmosphere and a team of highly experienced hair stylists providing services like haircuts, colour application, perms, and hair treatments.

All of their staff have years of experience abroad and can speak English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese fluently. Michael gives them total creative freedom, so each of them brings their unique skills and individuality to the salon, resulting in variations in techniques and services.

They use imported hair products from Japan and Korea, which customers can also buy. 

You may book an appointment with them either through Instagram, phone, or their website.

If you’re unsatisfied with your cut, you may schedule a complimentary fix appointment within seven days of your first visit.

Pros

  • Highly experienced hair stylists from abroad
  • Two branches in Vancouver
  • Each of their hair stylists has a unique technique and style
  • Has a service guarantee

Cons

  • Each hair stylist has a different service rate
  • Will cancel appointments if you’re 15 minutes late

The stylists here truly know their craft

“The stylists here truly know their craft. I booked with Takumi, and he spent the entire day meticulously correcting an old and uneven bleach job, and then achieved this beautifully vivid blue that’s lasted me a month and a half so far without any significant fading (I only use a blue conditioner about once or twice a week). Very happy with the result, and have been recommending this salon to everyone who asks about my hair!”

-Rita Fei, Google Reviews

Love getting my hair done at this place

“Love love love their salon! The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the staff is super professional and friendly. Love getting my hair done at this place. And they also have a good selection of davines products, the best for your hair imho.”

-Nadiya Lozovaya, Google Reviews

2. TECHNE Hair and Salon

Address: 27 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1B3, Canada

Phone number: +1 604-876-8762

Business hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (MON-SUN)

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Located near Olympic Village, TECHNE Hair and Salon offers a concept revolving around creating unique yet practical hairstyles. It was founded by Masaki Zen, a hair stylist with more than 25 years of experience in both Japan and Canada.

He currently leads a team of six highly experienced stylists who specialize in trendy and classy haircuts. Most of them have more than a decade of experience and can also provide other services like hair colour, perms, and hair styling.

They use products by Olaplex, and their basic haircut services start at $55 for men and $65 for women.

All customers aged 17 and below are entitled to discounts. Furthermore, they also provide a 5% discount for rebookings and a 10% discount if you visit anytime during your birthday month.

Pros

  • Special discount for customers aged 17 and below
  • Discount for rebookings and birthday months
  • Owner has 25 years of experience
  • Most of their hair stylists have more than a decade of experience

Cons

  • Tends to get fully booked quickly
  • Had some instances of stylists not following the client’s wishes

The gentlest salon experience I’ve ever had!

“Visited this salon for the first time and wow! I chose Sayaka based on her beautiful Instagram photos and I love my hair. The salon itself is very cute and welcoming. I love how gentle Sayaka was with my hair – it’s the gentlest salon experience I’ve ever had! I also love how she let me know what she was doing before each step – and the shoulder massage was the most amazing touch. I’m so happy I decided to try this salon, I’ll definitely be back.”

-Ashley Shiels, Google Reviews

Truly delighted to have finally found a hairdresser with whom I can stick

“I’m truly delighted to have finally found a hairdresser with whom I can stick. Hiro understood exactly what I wanted for my hair. I used to have very long hair, almost reaching my waist. I chose to make a bold change to a short style. Hiro nailed it perfectly.

I was especially impressed by his skills; he works quickly and masterfully. Highly recommended!”

-Jimin Byun, Google Reviews

3. Citrus Hair Salon

Address: 875 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P4, Canada

Phone number: +1 604-688-1332

Business hours: 

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (SAT-MON)

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (TUES-FRI)

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Citrus Hair Salon was founded in 2010 by Antonella Biefeni. Located in Yaletown, its stylists specialize in haircuts, colour treatments, and hair extensions.

They aim to become a fully environmentally sustainable company, so all the hair products they use are made from natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly ingredients.

Furthermore, they also rely on energy-efficient lighting in the salon, and they actively work with a professional recycling service that ensures all of their waste is either recycled or thrown away responsibly.

You can easily book an appointment with one of their stylists on their website. 

If you prefer, they also offer an interest-free “buy now, pay later” payment plan via Afterpay.

Pros

  • More than a decade of experience
  • Dedicated to becoming an environmentally sustainable hair salon
  • “Buy now, pay later” payment plans

Cons

  • Sometimes forgets to respond to calls and emails
  • Above-average prices

I leave feeling like a beauty queen

“I have been a client with Citrus for over 14 years now and I have nothing but amazing things to say! I get my great lengths done there and they always do an extra good job and I leave feeling like a beauty queen! Thanks Citrus! 10/10 Hair Extension Artists!”

-Mel A, Google Reviews

The salon itself is immaculate and well-organized

“My master stylist, Lora, was tasked with my complex colour correction, and she did phenomenal work. I trusted her, and she proved beyond a doubt how capable she was and how skilled she is. I am grateful for the knowledgeable receptionist who listened to my needs and recommended Lora for the job. The salon itself is immaculate and well-organized.

Appreciated bonuses included snacks offered before and during my appointment and feminine products in the washroom, which are both thoughtful touches.”

-Tiarra Edmundson, Google Reviews

4. Chez Mari Salon

Address: 565 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5, Canada

Phone number: +1 604-682-3777

Business hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM (MON-SAT)

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Chez Mari Salon is a hair salon founded in 2008 by Mari, a hair stylist with more than 14 years of professional experience in Vancouver and abroad. Working alongside her are Lucy and Aya, hair stylists with 24 years and 5 years of experience, respectively.

They can speak English, Chinese, and Japanese comfortably and offer haircuts, hair conditioning, hair colouring, and perms.

They also provide hair extensions with lengths between 18 and 22 inches. If you’re not sure which hairstyle to go with, one of their stylists can provide you with a free 30-minute hair consultation service.

After every hair service, they’ll give you some tips on how to properly take care of and maintain your hair. They also offer free clean-up cuts if you want to make adjustments to your hairstyle.

Pros

  • Hairstylists with years of professional experience in Vancouver and abroad
  • Free hair consultation services
  • Free clean-up cuts if you want to make adjustments

Cons

  • Sometimes forgets to respond to calls and emails
  • Closed on Sundays

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for high quality service

“Fantastic service!! Incredibly helpful, kind, & honest

I’ve lived in Vancouver for 10 years and I’ve never had a positive hair salon experience until I came here

She fixed my bangs (that another salon butchered) to the best of their ability, and took the time to curl (my very long) hair for a wedding. My curls lasted all night!! I walked out happier than ever. I plan on coming back for any future services I may need

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for high quality service”

-Paige G, Google Reviews

The only salon I’ll ever go to again!

“The only salon I’ll ever go to again! Mari took me from being 50 shades of weird tones to a beautiful blonde balayage. I recommended this place to several friends, coworkers and family members who have all come and had a wonderful experience and will be coming back again and again ♥️ Mari takes such pride in her work and you can definitely tell by how energetic, friendly and informative she is. Can’t wait to see you again in a few months 😉”

-Brontë Burgess, Google Reviews

5. Pink Lime Hair Salon

Address: 1192 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2, Canada

Phone number: +1 604-683-7444

Business hours: 

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (MON, TUES, and SAT)

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (WED)

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (THURS and FRI)

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (SUN)

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Pink Lime Hair Salon was founded in 1984 by Joseph Jawhari. A Lebanese immigrant, his career in the hair industry started when he was 8 years old, helping out at a hair salon in Lebanon. 

After many years of working with the best hair stylists from around the world, he moved to Canada in 1977 and established this salon.

Aside from typical hair salon services like haircuts and hair treatments, they also offer spa services like pedicures and manicures. They even have a certified aesthetic physician who can provide Botox injections.

Moreover, they use products by Moroccan Oil, Kérastase, and Kevin Murphy. 

If you’re interested in getting a friend to try out their services, they have gift certificates for purchase on their website.

Pros

  • More than 35 years of experience
  • Diverse range of hair salon and spa services
  • Offers gift certificates

Cons

  • Tends to get fully booked quickly
  • Above-average prices

They know what they’re doing and use top notch products

“I love this salon! From the minute you walk in you feel welcome! Good energy and vibes! My stylist Dayna is amazing! The colour and cut are always exceptional and when she was not available Tracey did an awesome job too, everyone is very professional, they know what they’re doing and use top notch products, I would highly recommend this salon😊”

-Tova Dancevic, Google Reviews

Pink Lime got me the hair of my dreams

“Pink Lime got me the hair of my dreams. Very much experienced and knowledgeable staff. They provided the best customer experience. Received so many compliments on my hair :)”

-Reet K, Google Reviews