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The Best Full Service Hair Salons in New Jersey: 2023 Edition

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Say goodbye to bad hair days. New Jersey is home to a number of high-end, top quality hair salons. These full service hair salons offer everything from cuts, color, and styling to wigs, extensions, and hair restoration. Many of them even offer spa services such as waxing, massages, permanent, makeup, and more. Here is Best of NJ’s list of The Best Hair Salons in New Jersey.

Full service hair salons are a one-stop shop for all hair care needs. They typically stock the same brand name products they use during treatments for purchase and at-home self care. Though many of them also provide nail and spa services, all of them specialize in hair care. Our list provides a statewide guide to the Best Full Service Hair Salons in New Jersey.

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North Jersey

Ciro's Hair Pavilion Extensions Example

Where: 158 Market St, Elmwood Park
Details: For over 4 decades, Ciro’s Hair Pavilion has been a go-to salon for generations of loyal clients. This popular salon offers hair cuts, coloring, styling, extensions, bridal hair and makeup services, and more. Their online store sells an assortment of amazing hair care products, and boasts a “Subscribe & Save Program”. Subscribers earn 15% off all orders, double “Ciro’s Beauty Rewards” points with every purchase, and can easily cancel. One of their latest, most popular services is their Halo Couture line of extensions. Options include Original and Layered 14-22” Halos, toppers, pony tails, and bangs. Ciro’s also provides clip-in and sew-in extensions and services. Their exclusive & custom Ombrélage coloring service is always a favorite. This color redefining technique creates low-maintenance, seamless, and dimensional hair color. Or try a Pura Luxe Non-Toxic Smoothing Treatment for frizz-free hair.
Why I like it: Ciro’s and his daughters, Nina and Gabriella, are proudly leading the family business into the future. They are dedicated to upholding their values to new and loyal clients and team members alike.

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Tousled & Tamed Staff PhotoTousled & Tamed Staff Photo

Where: 813 3rd Ave, Phillipsburg
Details: Tousled & Tamed is a dream come true for owner Alexis, now celebrating six years open. She started in the beauty space as a product educator, visiting salons near and far, slowly honing her styling skills. Now, along with her team of hair care experts, Alexis offers first-rate salon and spa services. Each stylist has their own specialty services and pricing, from cuts, highlights, and hand tied extensions to facials and nails. For example, Alexis herself provides cuts and styling, hand-tied extensions, plus Express and Full Keratin treatments. The spa menu at Tousled & Tamed features facials, full body waxing, eyebrow waxing/tinting, eyelash extensions, and spray tanning. Their signature Tousled Ultimate Facial starts with a soft cleanse and resurfacing treatment, then a Hydro-derm and oxygen-infused serum. Nail services include manicures, pedicures, gel options, and both Acrylic and polish options.
Why I Like it: The salon sets a great example for the industry, offering employees paid vacation, 401k, mentoring, one on one mentoring and more.

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The Hair Spa

Where: Clifton
Details: The Hair Spa combines modern design and first class customer service to create a stylish and comfortable atmosphere. Their menu offers six tiers of service, depending on the experience level of the stylist. Popular services include Keratin smoothing, highlights, coloring, balayage, deep conditioning, and grey color treatment for men. Everyone is welcome at The Hair Spa, including men, women, and children. They also offer bridal services from brides to flower girls, including on-site styling.

Lighten Up Hair Salon & Spa

Where: Budd Lake
Details: Lighten Up combines hair, makeup, and nail services with skin care and waxing options. They provide haircuts and trims for men and women, and they also cut children’s hair as well. The salon offers texturizing, hair treatments and extensions, plus a number of color services to round out the menu. Plus, they offer many waxing services for women, with a few select options available for men. In addition, they provide a handful of facial services.

Lumie Salon

Where: South Orange
Details: Curly or straight, treated or natural, Lumie celebrates all hair! Their mission is to take care of every guest, so they leave feeling both heard and beautiful. Each highly-trained and fully-equipped stylist offers a customized, creative experience guided by a meticulous attention to detail. Lumie specialties include balayage, color correction, and dry curly cuts. They also offer keratin treatments, highlights, hair extensions, blow dry, updo, makeup, waxing, and hair treatments.

Renaissance Full Service Salon

Where: Hamburg
Details: Renaissance excels at hair, nail, and massage services. They offer haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as color and styling options. Meanwhile, they provide lip and eyebrow waxing along with smoothing treatments and mani/pedis. (Their nail services are available to everyone.) New and returning customers alike agree that the calm atmosphere and soothing environment lead to a relaxing experience; the cozy setup helps with that, too.

Tre Chique

Where: Hoboken
Details: This one stop shop can do it all, from touching up roots to airbrush tanning and bridal services. Tre Chique goes out of their way, literally, to make sure clients get exactly what they are looking for. In fact, clients that can’t find the time to visit the salon can request a home visit from their stylist. Other perks include service discounts for birthdays and anniversaries, and access to brand name products from Kevin Murphy and Infinity Sun.

The Village Salon & Boutique

Where: Long Valley
Details: The Village Salon does hair cutting, styling, and coloring, plus waxing, manicures, and pedicures. The boutique part of their name comes from the variety of products they sell. Besides hair care products, they also sell scarves, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories. It sounds strange at first, but what better way to enhance a new haircut than with the perfect companion accessory? They even offer a Frequent Boutiquer Card for returning shoppers.

Central Jersey

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Salon Pure

Salon Pure Waiting AreaSalon Pure Waiting Area

Where: 31a Hulfish St, Princeton
Details: Salon Pure offers a great view of Palmer Square from their second-story location above Mediterra Restaurant & Taverna. The salon promises a luxurious experience that uses cutting edge techniques and leaves clients with lasting results they’ll love. Their expert stylists regularly train using the most popular products from companies like Arrojo, Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, and Goldwell. In addition, Salon Pure prides itself on having a direct pulse on the hottest cuts and styling trends. To achieve this goal, they frequently participate in fashion week as well as hair industry shows. From freshening up existing cuts to trying brand new ones, or preparing for big events, the salon helps clients achieve the perfect look. Popular coloring services include single process coloring, partial/full highlights, balayage, and semi/demi color options. Some of their other services include special event make-up and facials.
Why I Like it: Salon Pure spaces out their appointments so that every client can feel like a rock star.

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Craft Hair Studio

Where: Bernardsville
Details: Craft Hair Studio is laser focused on providing quality hair services. They specialize in color, cutting, and styling, as well as conditioning therapies and Keratin or texturizing treatments. In addition, they offer eyelash extensions and event makeup services. For brides and bridal parties, they do hair trials, styling (with shampoo and blow drying), and makeup. Note: For safety concerns, kids under 12 cannot accompany parents into the salon unless they receive a service.

The Hair Loft at The Corner

Where: Metuchen
Details: This luxury salon provides high end and high quality hair services. The Hair Loft is committed to making sure every customer leaves feeling radiant and refreshed. Their menu pricing is gender neutral, with five levels of stylists to choose from. Popular options include extensions (which require prior consultation), chemical treatments like the Brazilian Blowout, and makeup or false lashes. In addition to traditional cuts and styling, they also offer facial waxing.

Hair Salon Body & Soul

Where: New Providence
Details: This full service hair salon has just about every treatment, product, and service imaginable. They provide hair cuts, coloring, styling, extensions, Keratin treatments, scalp and conditioning treatments, and bridal/special event options. Likewise, the spa side offers facials, massages, nail care, makeup, waxing, peels, and even ear candling; the latter is a centuries-old technique that relieves pressure and removes wax buildup and any inner-ear blockages.

Splitenz Salon Studio

Where: Clinton
Details: Splitenz provides cuts, color, and retexturing, plus extensions and hair removal. However, what really sets this spot apart is their focus on custom wigs. Their custom wig experience attracts not just Hunterdon County residents, but patrons from across New Jersey. The owner of Splitenz is a certified hair loss specialist, and excels at making clients feel more confident. They offer a free consultation and will style, shape, and fit a custom wig.

Jersey Shore

Daja Hair SalonDaja Hair Salon

Where: 5215 Wellington Ave #200, Ventnor City
Details: Daja is an award-winning, 5-Star rated salon. They highly recommend making appointments in advance, especially for the summer season. Luckily, they post their stylist schedule online so regulars can always plan ahead to see their favorite stylist. (Whether it be Annie, Annemarie, Christian, David, or Katie.) Some of the services they provide include beard and neck trims, hair extensions, and coloring for both men and women. Besides traditional cuts and coloring, they also offer salon treatments such as their Split End Treatment and Protein Reconstruct Treatment. In addition, their menu features texturing options like the Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Express, and Japanese Thermal, plus relaxers.
Why I like it: Daja Hair Salon gives free consultations before every service, so clients can always feel confident.

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Aurelio Salon & Spa

Where: Howell
Details: Aurelio is among one of only seven Goldwell Titanium salons in the state of New Jersey. This title is part of the Goldwell Brand’s elite inner circle of salon partners. This benefits patrons because Goldwell provides early access to new products, and access to workshops and higher education. Aurelio’s services include skincare, Reiki, makeup, and bridal options, plus hair cuts, color, and styling. In addition to services, they have an online product shop.

Dua Hair Studio

Where: Linwood
Details: The expert stylists at Dua Hair Studio can handle any type of hair for men, women, and kids. They even have a curly hair specialist who can offer Deva cuts. One standout feature of this salon is their variety of lightening services. For example, they provide Baby-lights, highlights, balayage (both traditional and hand painted), bleach touch-ups, and Platinum Card lightening. They also offer hair extensions, waxing, bridal options, and more.

Fusion Salon

Where: Avalon | Stone Harbor
Details: Both locations of Fusion Salon offer a comprehensive suite of hair services. For instance, they provide texture and smoothing options including Keratin treatments and blowouts, as well as hair extensions and perming. They also offer full face waxing and false eyelash strips, in addition to make-up application. When it comes to haircuts, they serve women, men, and children. Ask about their semi permanent or special corrective color techniques.

Illusions Hair Salon

Where: Point Pleasant
Details: Not to be confused with any other Illusions Hair Salon, this Point Pleasant spot has a loyal following. They offer cuts for the whole family, but parents in particular enjoy bringing their kids to Illusions. The stylists here are experts at making kids feel comfortable during their session, even for first time haircuts. For men, this salon can do both cuts and traditional close shaves. Meanwhile, they offer a number of styling and coloring options for women.

Salon Tsunami

Where: Wall
Details: Haircuts for the whole family and waxing are what Salon Tsunami is all about. They wax just about any part of the body. As for hair, they handle styling, traditional barber cuts, blowouts, bridal hair and make up, and children’s services. Their color and texturizing services include foil highlighting and color correction. Specific texturizing services include the Brazilian Blowout, Japanese Thermal Straightener, Permanent Weave, and their Hair Repair Treatment.

South Jersey

Blk SalonBlk Salon

Where: 191 E Union Ave, Sewell
Details: blk. Salon provides “dramatic makeovers,” color corrections, hair extensions, prom, bridal, makeup, updos, waxing, and more. Since the salon’s humble beginnings as a small, 4-chair studio, they have grown in both popularity and square footage. In fact, their current location includes a 2000-sq ft salon plus an 1,800-sq ft spa and wellness center. Popular salon services include balayage, keratin treatments, and ombre. Likewise, fan favorite spa treatments include facials, massages, and waxing. Besides individual treatments, blk. offers combo packages. For instance, their “Pamper Me” package combines a stone massage, body scrub, and a mini facial with a hydrojelly mask. Or try out their new Scalp Facial service, combining a scalp cleanse with hair conditioning and optional mini facial. Loyal patrons can take advantage of membership options, with higher tiers providing additional benefits.
Why I Like it: blk. never locks customers into a contract, and even their memberships can be canceled any time.

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The Langmore Salon

Where: Mullica Hill
Details: The Langmore Salon can handle hair cuts for men, women, and children, but specializes in a few areas. They offer balayage, color, formal makeup and hair styling, keratin treatments, and extensions. Basically, Langmore is for anyone looking to step up their special event look. But for daily hair care, they provide traditional cuts, shampooing, touch ups, coloring, styling, and waxing. They also offer in-salon and on-location Bridal Party packages.

Salon Blu

Where: Carneys Point
Details: One of the reasons patrons keep coming back to Salon Blu is their popular 7-day satisfaction guarantee. This gives customers a full week to decide if they love their new look. In addition, the team regularly attends seminars, conferences, and workshops to stay on the leading edge of trends. In fact, their popular “trend cutting,” service provides clients with looks that match the latest styles. Salon Blu uses premium color products and techniques, and offers waxing, make-up, and more.

Suede Salon & Spa

Where: Marlton
Details: Suede Salon & Spa offers hair cuts and styling for the whole family, plus spa services. Their hair services include coloring, texturizing, and formal UpDos and curls. Meanwhile, they offer mani/pedis, facials, waxing, massages, and complete spa packages. This includes hot stone massages, Swedish massages, maternity massages, and Raindrop Therapy. The latter combines reflexology, essential oils, Vita Flex, and massage techniques.

Thriv Salon

Where: Cherry Hill
Details: Thriv is all about the vibe, offering “swanky rituals of beauty” at their boutique-style salon and spa. There’s no question the sleek and modern interior design matches their mission statement. The salon side focuses on coloring, styling, special occasion cuts, and traditional hair services for women, men, and kids. Meanwhile, the spa side specializes in nail services (mani/pedi, acrylic, gel, and more), spray tanning, makeup, and even waxing.

Utopia Salon and Spa

Where: Vineland
Details: Utopia is a three-pronged powerhouse that blends salon services, spa treatments, and a wellness center. Their extensive list of spa offerings include massages, skin treatments, and lipostock. They also provide mud wraps, lymphatic detox treatments, and a salt glow body polish. In addition to spa services — including over a half dozen facials — they are a full service hair and nail salon. Stop by for mani/pedis, haircuts, waxing, makeup, and more.

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Best Hair Salons in New Jersey FAQs

Where are the Best Hair Salons in NJ?

There are dozens of amazing hair salons located in every region of New Jersey! Best of NJ curates a statewide list of The Best Hair Salons in NJ so readers can find one nearby. Every salon on the list offers a full suite of hair services.

What Services do Full-Service Hair Salons Typically Offer in NJ?

Full-service hair salons in New Jersey offer popular services such as styling, coloring, extensions, and more. They typically also offer spa services ranging from facials and massages to body wraps and nail care.

What are the Most Popular Hair Salon Requests in New Jersey?

Popular hair trends include balayage, highlights, split end treatment, and Keratin treatments. The most requested service is balayage, which offers subtler, thinner streaks of coloring as compared to highlights.

Do I Need an Appointment for a Haircut?

While some salons accept walk-ins, in most cases it is best to make an appointment in advance. Some salons, such as Salon Pure in Princeton, space out appointments to ensure a relaxing experience for every client.

Should I Clean or Wash my Hair Prior to an Appointment?

Most salon services do not require any specific hair preparation prior to arrival. But depending on the service — such as a chemical treatment — some hair prep may be required. It is best to consult with the stylist prior to arrival to confirm.

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