If we know one thing to be true, it’s that selecting a hairdresser to entrust with your precious locks is a big freakin’ deal. Well, stress no longer because we’ve rounded up the best Hamilton hairdressers that will leave you with a preened, Insta-worthy mane. Whether you’re after a dramatic cut, simple trim, seamless balayage or voluminous blow-dry, these top Hamilton hair salons have your back—and your hair.
286 Victoria Street, Hamilton CBD
Step into the trendy Riverbank Lane complex and you’ll discover Fabrik hair salon. The interior showcases a slick fit-out with raw concrete walls complementing copper, brass and steel joinery. Their hair services are as modern as the interior with cuts, colour and hair-ups on offer. Fabrik prides itself on using natural hair products free from ammonia, parabens and resorcinol (aka there are no chemical nasties in sight). They also keep the environment top of mind by using eco-friendly products such as Rockfoil—an alternative to aluminium foil made from recycled industrial waste. You’ll leave with picture-perfect hair that will make you the envy of friends and family—it’s no wonder Fabrik is one of the best hairdressers in Hamilton.
4 Tennyson Road, 5 Cross Roads
They say a haircut is as good as a holiday. You’ll feel as though you’ve relaxed on a getaway to faraway lands with Morph Hair’s pampering services. The team will create your dream look with a service menu showcasing cuts, colouring, hair-ups, treatments and chemical straightening. Morph Hair stays up-to-date with trends and techniques, thanks to their involvement in national and international fashion events alike (including New York Fashion Week). We also love that the salon has gift vouchers as the perfect “thank you” or “I love you” gesture—you can’t go wrong with the gift of great hair.
Jingles Hair Design
393 Grey Street, Hamilton East
If you’re looking for the crème de la crème to look after your precious locks, then look no further than Jingles Hair Design in Hamilton East. The award-winning hair salon is a must-visit and home to some of Hamilton’s best hairdressers. Cuts, colours, blow-waves, hair-ups and everything in between, Jingles service menu has it all. And, if you don’t know what style or colour looks best for your hair, the stylists are only too happy to give advice with your face shape, skin tone and colour preference in mind. If time isn’t on your side, don’t fret. The salon is open after-hours with appointments until 8pm on Tuesday and Friday. We like your (hair)style, Jingles.
Fox Hair Blonde Bar
546 River Road, Fairfield
Calling all blonde babes—this one’s for you. Fox Hair Blonde Bar is all about creating the perfect blonde colouring for your hair. From honey-coloured to bright blonde, Fox Hair recognises there are literally countless shades of blonde and will customise your transformation accordingly. The salon also offers packages such as “Manhattan Blonde” that includes balayage foils, toning, a luxurious pH Bonder treatment and a blow wave finish—you’ll leave the Fairfield salon looking (and feeling) totally fab. Alternatively, Fox Hair also does cuts, styles and even make-up for your next big event.
Victoria James Hairdressing
72 Rhys Avenue, Huntington
Operating from a converted garage in the heart of Huntington is Victoria James Hairdressing. The boutique salon has built a reputation for their beautiful transformations with their signature before and after shots taking over their 'gram. The salon boasts relaxed, comfortable vibes (they’ve even got four super cute salon cats), while upholding their professional services. Sit back, relax and let the ladies work their magic while you sip on a tea, coffee or even a glass of wine. The popular salon is looking forward to spreading their wings with plans to open a second location in the new Portland Park shopping area. Stay tuned because the new opening promises to be totally luxe.
Flyger & Co
1/89 Rimu Street, Maeroa
Flyger & Co is another suburban gem that prides itself as a “no stress zone” with relaxed, pampering vibes. The small (yet mighty) salon is light, bright and beautiful with plush chairs, modern art and generous pops of lush greenery. Whether you’re visiting for a whole new look or a little trim, the team will make sure you leave feeling refreshed and fabulous. Their products are good for your hair and the environment, by using boutique brands that embrace sustainable, eco-friendly philosophies.
Little Hair Co
24 Corrin Street, Melville
After lush locks? Make a beeline for Little Hair Co’s boutique salon. In a recently updated space, the salon features polished concrete floors alongside black furnishings and joinery—it oozes modern, sophisticated style. Little Hair Co’s mantra is “good vibes only” with a friendly, talented team that will make you look—and feel—beautiful. The salon also strives to be eco-friendly by using sustainable products including Davines and being a part of Sustainable Salons’ recycling programme. Treat yourself to an appointment here and you’ll understand why Little Hair Co is one of the best hair salons in Hamilton.
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