The Best Salons in Vancouver

Snip, dry, style, repeat—a clutch list of the city’s top salons to keep you looking your best.

June 12, 2019

By Amanda Ross / Photo: Glamoury

Suki’s

Suki’s Hair Salon and Academy

Vancouver’s old faithful. With five locations (the first of which was designed by Arthur Erickson) and a hair academy, all built up over 45 years in Vancouver, Suki’s Hair Salon and Academy is a veritable local empire of services that focus on strong, on-trend technical cutting and high-level colour work.Various locations, sukis.com

Onyx Aesthetics Studio

This blink-and-you’ll-miss it spot is a celeb favourite thanks to its Gastown location near all the movie productions. Find lash lifts, pedicures and manicures using CND shellac and polish (the latter of which stays miraculously intact for seven days!), though the spot is best known for its masterful, exquisite nail art.421 Abbott St., onyxstudio.ca

The Glamoury

The Glamoury

Opened by local country music star AJ Woodworth, the Glamoury’s Art Deco–inspired Yaletown location may be pint-sized, but it makes a mighty impact delivering expert hair-dos and makeup applications (using the salon’s in-house cruelty- and paraben-free cosmetic line). Bonus: the professionally lit selfie wall.1241 Hamilton St., theglamoury.com

Barber and Co. 

This modern man-cave offers full-service grooming (cuts, shaves) paired with a cocktail den—how civilized. In the Vancouver Lab, chemists and master barbers have also developed an in-house line of grooming products based on signature cocktail profiles: a texture paste with notes of old-fashioned bay rum or a pomade scented with dry English gin. Various locations, barberandco.com

Drybar

The iconic brand’s only Canadian location is perfectly suited to Nordstrom Pacific Centre, where you can shop and prep for your big night out in one fell curly-or-straight swoop. Choose from 10 festive-themed styles, from the Dirty Martini (tousled and textured) to the Manhattan (sleek and professional).799 Robson St., thedrybar.com

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