Call me cliché, but beauty salons are my happy place (movie makeover scenes are my guilty pleasure). There’s nothing more exciting than walking into a salon to get new highlights or a trendy haircut in hopes of magically transforming into Miranda Kerr. Unfortunately, it hasn’t happened yet, but the dream isn’t dead. Here are some of the hottest places to transform your look.

 

Medulla & Co.

Medulla & Co. is one of those salons where you actually don’t mind spending hours sitting on a chair while you transform from caterpillar to butterfly. This boutique/salon hybrid on Queen West houses a variety of fun beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products to keep you busy. Owner Luis Pacheco is known for his artful mastery of colour—and the pack of fashion bloggers and editors flocking to his salon is proof.

 

 

Glam Salon Boutique

When Olivier Miotto and Veronique Noraz team up to open a salon, you know it’s bound for success. While Olivier is a master at cutting hair (he seriously gets it right every single time and has the awards to prove it), Veronique is a hair extensions specialist with the meticulousness of a scientist. Now, that’s what we call a balancing act.

 

 

 

Salon Orbite

What’s better than a good blowout? Nothing (except cheese fondue). Celebrity hairstylist Louis Hechter is the master of glam. For the ultimate luxe experience, head over to Salon Orbite, and you’ll leave with star worthy hair. A team of friendly and experienced professionals will warmly welcome you into this minimalist chic salon. They won’t judge when you can’t stop flipping your hair after Louis crafts his pièce de résistance.

 

 

Pony Salon

Quietly tucked away in the heart of Gastown, this super cute and laid back salon does not try to distract you with any bells and whistles. Highly trained stylists keep things simple as they focus on what they excel at: haircuts, colours, and styling services. You won’t be leaving here with a modern art sculpture propped onto your head.

 

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Bianca is dedicated to dewy skin. She has a penchant for beauty oils and will test out anything that promises to deliver a “healthy glow”. She'll also never say no to four cheese pizza.

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