There are so many fantastic Black-owned hair salons to support across North America. This round up of 13 highly rated businesses will leave your locks feeling luscious and your tresses looking fabulous. At these highly rated salons it’s about so much more than just the haircut — it’s about the experience.
The businesses below are in no particular order and range from professional braiding in Los Angeles to a clean cut and fade in Reno.
Earlier this year, Yelp launched a searchable attribute that allows businesses to self-identify as Black-owned. The new searchable Black-owned business attribute is free and opt-in only, as the decision to self-identify as Black-owned should rest solely with the business.
“Great fade and conversation. I travel quite a bit and often get my hair cut in various different cities. I didn’t have an appointment, but arrived at a great time so I had a short wait. All three barbers were engaged in the conversation, place was clean and I didn’t feel rushed.”
“This place is located in a convenient area with lots of free parking and easy to navigate. The salon is the perfect mix of chic from the free-flowing mimosas, lemon water, and green juice beverage selections, to a touch of culture vibes with trap music, and hilarious salon chatter. The owner greeted me with such a warm and friendly demeanor and my stylist Chelsea was so sweet and really made sure to hear my desires for my hair before starting my services.”
“Teresa is a rare find. I wanted a cute pixie cut but have never had super short hair before. After looking on Yelp, I came upon a number of short hair stylists but Teresa’s pics and high rating sold me. She was so accommodating to fit me in for an appointment and I felt so comfortable and at ease at my appointment. Her conversation, good vibe music, cool space and constant reassurance during the cut made it an incredible experience! She knows her craft and I am loving my cut!”
I started my second lock journey two years ago and was worried about finding a place to offload the maintenance. I tried out several other spots before finding Mr Naturalz and just wasn’t satisfied. Reuben and his team are very professional, on time and excellent at what they do. Reuben did my maintenance and he also gave me some tips to help keep my hair from drying out.”
“As a 100% natural 3C, I recognized immediately that Ngina knew what she was doing and that she truly understood curly hair. I now get all of my color, cuts, and styling done here. I hate to brag, but people stop me in the STREETS to ask me where I get my color done/ how I maintain my hair.”
“I’m half black and half hispanic and did not grow up anywhere NEAR my ethnic side so you can imagine from that my struggle. I came across this place looking through here for a good hair salon for mixed girls trying to get back their natural health and curl… I have found my forever hair stylist. Thank you so much Ooh Girl for giving me hope again in getting my natural back, I couldn’t be more grateful.”
“I’m so pleased with the quality of work that is provided. I’ve gotten beautiful individuals, Senegalese twist, today kinky twist. I literally drive from Ventura county just for the quality and care and excellence of service. Beautiful shop, time efficient and exceptional quality.”
“I am so glad I took a step in a different direction and had Britteny cut it. She was very knowledgeable, patient, and willing to walk me step by step with my haircut. I really love how she talks through her entire process. It makes me feel as though I know what is happening and overall educated on the process.”
“I absolutely love this salon! I’ve been coming here for 5 years and they all are so wonderful… The staff take time to educate you on your hair type with products and tips as well. It’s nothing but positivity in the salon!”
“If you’re looking for a natural hair specialist I recommend this place! Aaliyah is awesome. She listened to my hair concerns and provided recommendations. She was extremely gentle with my hair. My hair feels healthier and more luscious!”
“I don’t let anyone else touch my hair but the girls at Jolof Hair Salon. They are always on point. And very well educated on natural hair. They can do anything!! I show them a picture of what I want, and I am never disappointed.”