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Are you on the hunt for a good hair salon name?

Then you’ve landed in the right place.

This article is packed with hairdressing salon name ideas to help you decide on a name that is right for your salon. You’ll get a complete list of hair salon names – classy hair salon names for the high-end salon as well as fun and clever hair salon names for the salon with character.

Use the links below to navigate to the salon names that are most relevant for you.

Let’s go through the best hair salon name ideas for 2020!

Best Practices when Coming up with a Hair Salon Name

Before we dive into the big list of hair company names, let’s cover a few principles that you should have in the back of your head as you decide on the best hair salon name for you.

Does the Hair Salon Name Reflect You and Your Salon?

Your salon’s name should be unique and distinct to you. In order to land on the right name, take 2 minutes to think about how you’d like your salon to be perceived (e.g. classy, creative, or cool) as well as what it is that makes your salon unique. This can be the specific services you offer or the story about why your hair salon exists in the first place.

Does the Name Make it Intuitive that it is a Hair Salon?

You will be using your salon’s name in all your future salon marketing activities. And in many cases, you only have a split second to communicate who you are. This is why it’s vital that people immediately understand what type of business you run or you’ll lose their attention.

Can you Find an Available Website Domain Name?

Soon after you’ve locked on your salon name, you’ll need to create your salon website and business email addresses. To do that, you need a domain name (e.g. yoursalon.com).

As all businesses are increasingly moving online and the cost of a domain name is low, the number of available domain names are becoming fewer. This is why it’s good to do a check already now to see if the name you want is available or you might want to adapt your name.

The easiest way of doing this is by using Namecheap. They allow you to search for names and generate more ideas. If it’s busy, you can try with appending your “hair”, “salon”, or your city to the name. When you find something good, you can grab it at a low price with Namecheap to ensure no one else takes it.

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What will the Name Look Like as a Hair Salon Logo?

Your hair salon name not only needs to sound good. It needs to look good.

You don’t necessarily need to finalize your logo at this stage but it’s a good idea to at least test what it could look like when you turn it into a logo. As you do this exercise you might realize that certain letters would be better than others which could influence your final hair salon name.

It’s really easy to do this test with Canva. Canva is a free design tool that most entrepreneurs use to design things for their businesses. They also offer a free 30 day trial of their paid plan which gives you access to great logo assets. Thus, I’d suggest you get on the free trial to generate your logo ideas (which you can complete in less than the trial period).

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Now that you know what to look for, let’s dive into the list of hair salon name ideas.

Unique Hair Salon Names

Your salon is unique.

There’s no other salon the same as yours.

I’m sure you have a specific reason why you decided to open your salon and that your salon has a mission that is different from the other salon down the street from you.

Embrace this. And bring it to life in your hair salon’s name.

There’s no such thing as a unique salon name unless it represents what is unique about you.

Here are a few things you should consider in order to come up with a unique hair salon name. Make some notes as you go over the questions.

  • Why did you start your salon?
  • Where are you from?
  • Do you use any specific hair cutting technique in your salon?
  • What’s your hero hair service(s)?
  • What’s your name? And do you have any old distinct names in your family?

These are all cues to help you come up with a hair salon name that is unique to you. You can, for example, use a foreign language hair salon name if you have a history with that language or it fits with your hair salon’s story. You can also be unique by simply using an unusual hair salon name (which I’m also including some samples of).

Let’s go over a list of unique hair salon names to give you some ideas of how this could play out. I’ll include a short reason why the name could be unique to you.

  1. Pearson Hair Salon (simply using your name)
  2. Salon New England (where you’re from)
  3. Komorebi Hair Salon (If you have Japanese heritage or salon focus – meaning sunlight filtering through trees)
  4. Tsundoko Salon (Japanese – the act of buying books and leaving them unread)
  5. Salon Embasan (Maguindanao/Philippines – to wear clothes while taking a bath)
  6. Voorpret Hair (Dutch – the sense of enjoyment before an event takes place)
  7. Fernwhe Salon (German – missing a place you’ve never been)
  8. Salon Meraki (Greek – to do something with soal creativity or love)
  9. Salon Jayus (Indonesian – a joke so poorly spoken that it becomes funny)
  10. Salon Mudita (Sanskrit – taking delight in the happiness of others joy)
  11. Lagom Hair Lounge (Swedish – just the right amount)
  12. Hygge Hair (Danish – the absence of anything annoying)
  13. Salon Ubuntu (Nguni – the beliefe that we are defined by our kindness toward each other)
  14. Lautong Salon (Mandarin – a friendship between two girls for eternity)
  15. Blade (a tool you might be using a lot)
  16. Trim (same as above)
  17. Salon Express (if your focus is speed)
  18. Fuller (if you volumize)
  19. Layers (your cutting technique)
  20. Confidence (if your mission is to give confidence)
  21. Salon Balayage (your hero service)
  22. Cut Costs (if your focus is low price)
  23. Color & Curls (your hero service)
  24. Scalp First (a special skill you’re focusing on)
  25. Hair Doctor (if you have a hair health over beauty focus)
  26. Solo Salon (if you’re an individual stylist)
  27. Blonde Studio (if you specialize in blonds)

Classy Hair Salon Names

Do you run a high-end salon and are looking for a salon name to represent your premium and luxurious brand?

Then you need a classy hair salon name.

It’s important to understand that luxury brands are very different from “regular brands”. They have a deeper meaning and stand for something beyond just being a hair salon. You can use humor also in a premium hair salon name but it’s much more difficult to achieve a premium perception this way.

In fact, the way you craft a classy hair salon name is so different from ordinary names that I’ve created a separate article specifically for you who are looking for a classy name for your high-end hair salon.

In this article, I go through the principles of luxury brands and how you can come up with a name that reflects your exclusive hair salon.

You can access the article about classy hair salon names here.

Here’s a list of classy hair salon names.

  1. Stylette
  2. Kimonoak
  3. Fashionic
  4. Unicure
  5. Upscarf
  6. Stylicle
  7. Femiluxe
  8. Bouture
  9. Coutured
  10. Justache
  11. Fiocchi
  12. Perruque
  13. Chapeaux
  14. Barbere
  15. Capucci
  16. Guanti
  17. Extravagants
  18. Turban
  19. Zuma & Nadal
  20. Salonbonn
  21. Divaza
  22. Bazaar hair
  23. Beautello
  24. Trimeth
  25. Majesty Hair
  26. Mirrored
  27. Styloria
  28. Identity
  29. Noir
  30. White
  31. Pinpin
  32. Heads
  33. The One
  34. Serenity Salon
  35. Structures
  36. Layers
  37. Sharp
  38. Lux
  39. Craft
  40. Runway
  41. Remedy Bar
  42. Infinity
  43. Blush
  44. Paint
  45. Coat
  46. Head Office
  47. Salon Fringe
  48. Salon Divine
  49. Boudoir
  50. Salonvio
  51. Hair Grande
  52. Hairdo
  53. Salon Zephyr
  54. Femme
  55. Elle
  56. Bon
  57. Adore
  58. Salon Amber
  59. Ritaul
  60. Salon Illum
  61. Pure Salon
  62. Salon Luscious
  63. Stone Salon
  64. Tiger Salon
  65. Salon Flatter
  66. Salon Opal
  67. Salon Signature
  68. Marked
  69. Colors
  70. Artistry
  71. The Studio
  72. The Hive
  73. Look
  74. Salon Bounce
  75. Curls
  76. At Lisas (or your name)
  77. Lisa & Lars (or founders names)

Creative Hair Salon Names

People change hairdresser because they want to renew themselves.

They want new thinking and creativity to turn their old look that they’re bored with into something fresh and new. And they trust you to be that change maker.

Using a name that signals creativity is smart as that is one of the most sought for skills of a hairstylist. There are many words that carry a flare of creativity that you can use as part of your name to bring this to life.

In the list below I’ve mapped out words that carry a feeling of creativity.

  1. Salon Iridescent (producing a display of rainbow-like colors)
  2. Salon Renew
  3. Salon Create
  4. Fashion
  5. Salon Paint
  6. Salon Art
  7. Imagine
  8. Craft
  9. Creativity
  10. Hair Innovation
  11. The Hair Lab
  12. Invent
  13. Genius
  14. Gifted
  15. Inspired
  16. New
  17. Next
  18. Dreams
  19. Mirage
  20. Hair Brains
  21. Fantasy
  22. First
  23. Creato
  24. Blank Canvas
  25. The Hair Lab
  26. Mosaic
  27. Creations
  28. Hue
  29. Art & Chemistry
  30. The Shoot
  31. The Process
  32. The Drawing Board
  33. Sprouts
  34. Out of the Bob
Creative hair salon names

French Hair Salon Names

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that the French language carries luxury connotations

Big fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent are certainly guilty of driving this and many hair salons are following. Using hair salon names in French can certainly help make your salon brand name sound more premium.

I was making note of hair salon names in Paris during my last visit and have added some more in the list of French hair salon name ideas below.

  1. Elle (She)
  2. Femelle (Female)
  3. Noir (Black)
  4. Blanche (White)
  5. Femme
  6. Petit Salon (small salon)
  7. Salon Bisou (kiss)
  8. Salon Étoile (star)
  9. Hair Boutique
  10. Elegance
  11. A La Mode (in fashion)
  12. Salon Chatoyer (to shimmer)
  13. Salon Cheveux (Hair)
  14. Dépaysement (disorientation felt in a foreign country)
  15. Mon Petit Hair
  16. BonBon
  17. Le Posh
  18. Floraison (bloom)
  19. Salon Soleil (sun)
  20. Magnifique
  21. Coiffeur (Hairdresser)
  22. Le Salon
  23. Atelier de Julien (or your name)
  24. Salon Mieux (Better Salon)
  25. Salon Paris
  26. Plein de Vie (full of life)
  27. Salon Jolie (pretty)
  28. Salon Formidable (excellent)
  29. Vachement (“really really”)
  30. Deja Vous
  31. Grande
  32. Evian

Funny & Clever Hair Salon Names

Do you want to create an approachable feeling about your salon?

Then using a hair salon name with humor is a good idea. It signals that you do not take life too seriously which makes you human and more approachable.

Funny hair salon names are also easier for people to remember as it evokes an emotion and not just the rational brain. Some of the funniest hair salon names really make me laugh though and I leave it to you if that’s the first impression you want to give or not 🙂

Let’s look at a list of fun and quirky hair salon names.

  1. Cutting Edge
  2. Shortcuts
  3. Dying for Color
  4. Dye Hard
  5. Upper Cuts
  6. Ace of Fades
  7. Knot Just Hair
  8. Bubble Trouble
  9. Hairitage
  10. Tangled!
  11. Hair Affair
  12. Hairish
  13. Hairaholic
  14. No Loose Ends
  15. All Tangled Up
  16. Bay Wash
  17. Cut the Crap
  18. Split Second
  19. Braids and fades
  20. Jack of all Fades
  21. Shear Madness
  22. Dye Another Day
  23. Ahead of Time
  24. Pit Stop Barbershop
  25. Brittish Hairways
  26. Head Office
  27. Millionhairs
  28. Cut Loose
Funny hair salon names

Catchy Hair Salon Names

As we learned earlier, funny hair salon names are more rememberable than others. But maybe you don’t want your salon name to be funny. This is why I created this list of catchy hair salon names that are memorable without necessarily employing humor.

  1. Strands
  2. The Colorist
  3. A Cut Above
  4. Hair with Flair
  5. Under the Dryer
  6. Lovely Lather
  7. Luscious Locks
  8. Barbie Boutique
  9. Lush Locs
  10. Sassy Life Salon
  11. Hairology
  12. Hairium
  13. Cliptomania
  14. Clipologist
  15. Cut Cube
  16. Hairlequin
  17. Hairography
  18. Twisted Scissors
  19. The Assembly
  20. Style Citizen
  21. Hair Happens
  22. Clipsplicity
  23. Buzz & Bangs
  24. Eclips
  25. Wave Lengths
  26. Stellar Strands
  27. Snips & Tips

Cool Hair Salon Names

Are the hair salon names listed so far not cool enough for you?

I get it.

I have pulled together a list below of edgy hair salon names that I hope should do the trick. These are the most funky hair salon names I could come up with and I hope you’ll find some interesting options in the list. I found some when looking at new york hair salon names as well as other big cities.

Here’s a list of cool hair salon names:

  1. Salon Illicit (not legally permitted)
  2. Nunchi Salon (Korean – the ability to read others and act appropriately)
  3. Ineffable Hair (too good to be expressed in words)
  4. Salon Aquiver (quivering/ trembling)
  5. Beauty Bombinate (to make a humming or buzzing noise)
  6. Halo Hair
  7. Icon Salon
  8. Rusty Blade
  9. Style Street Salon
  10. The Hair Project
  11. The One & Only
  12. Hair Republic
  13. Salon Oblivion (the state of being unaware of what is happening around you)
  14. Salon Petrichor (the pleasant, earthy smell after rain)
  15. Cool Cutz
  16. Bangs
  17. Salon Defenestration (the act of throwing someone out of a window)
  18. Sonder Salon (the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own)
  19. Mod Salon
  20. Samuarai
  21. Sculptors
  22. Smoke & Mirrors
  23. Rebel Rebel

Cute Hair Salon Names – Perfect as Kids Hair Salon Names

Did you find the cool hair salon names too cool? 🙂

If you run a hair salon for children or just like a cute touch to your name, I think you’ll like this list of cute hair salon names.

  1. Salon Gigil (Filipino – the urge to squeeze or pinch something really cute)
  2. Goya Salon (Urdu – the suspension of disbelief that happens in good storytelling)
  3. Cute Cut
  4. Simplicity
  5. Bubbles
  6. Tingle
  7. Girl Hair
  8. Oh Boy Hair
  9. Mon Petit Hair
  10. Bliss
  11. Coco
  12. Flaunt
  13. Pixie
  14. Honey
  15. Lavender
  16. Pretty Parlour
  17. Curly Girl
  18. Fringe
  19. Lilly Beauty
  20. Bloom
  21. Blossom
  22. Pink me up

Barber Shop Names

Are you running a male salon?

Then typically the list of cool hair salon names could be a good fit. However, if you run a barbershop, there are more specific barber shop name ideas you can leverage as brand name. In fact, it’s quite common that barbers also have personal barber nicknames. This is something you should consider as well. But for now, let’s look at a list of cool barbershop names.

  1. Clippers
  2. Gents
  3. Brothers
  4. Cut ‘N’ Shave
  5. Walk-In Trim
  6. Scissors N’ Razors
  7. Rebel Rebel
  8. Clippers & Cutters
  9. Bad Girl Barbers
  10. Tailored
  11. Butch
  12. Mohican
  13. Rusty Blade
  14. Dapper
  15. Butchers
  16. Papa Bear
  17. Mister
  18. For Him
  19. Man
  20. One-Stop Barber
  21. Corner Barber
  22. Straight Razor
  23. Lookin’ Sharp
  24. Blades
  25. Mustache Man
  26. Tache
  27. Muscle Cut
  28. Sideburns
  29. Barber Borthers
  30. Lads Lounge
  31. Cut & Clip
  32. Bros’
  33. Barber House
  34. Silver Bullet Barber
  35. Steel
  36. The Mad Barber
  37. The Pope
  38. Minute Barber
Cool barbershop name ideas

Hair Salon Names in Italian

Like with French hair salon names, Italian hair salon names carry a premium perception. After all, Italy (and maybe Milan in particular) is the Mecca for fashion brands. Think Prada, Versace, Gucci, and Fendi.

So what are popular hair salon names in Italy?

Let’s look at a list of Italian hair salon names.

  1. Bellissimo (beautiful)
  2. Sprezzatura (effortless elegance)
  3. Noi (we)
  4. Crepuscolo Salon (twilight)
  5. Mozzafiato Hair (breathtaking)
  6. Mamma Mia Salon (used to express excitement)
  7. Salon Salve (be well)
  8. Salon Furbo (clever)
  9. Salon Figurati (imagine)
  10. Daje Beauty (come on)
  11. Salon Capelli (hair)
  12. Salon Sorellina (little sister)
  13. Barbiere (male hair salon)
  14. Salon Lacca (hair spray)
  15. Salon Pettine (comb)

Spanish Hair Salon Names

Spanish is one of the biggest languages in the world and, even if it’s not as known for fashion as Italy or France, it’s a good alternative language to use as part of your hair salon name. Spanish hair salon names has a cooler ring to them than for example French and Italian names.

The language is more straight forward and, even if you don’t have a Latin American or Spanish heritage can work well to give a unique and cool touch to your salon.

  1. Corte (cut)
  2. Bella Vida (good life)
  3. A Capas (in layers)
  4. Salon Aceite (oil)
  5. Salon Aqua (water)
  6. Baño (bath)
  7. Salon Barro (mud)
  8. Brillo Hair (shine)
  9. Cabeza (head)
  10. Salon Cobre (copper)
  11. Salon Dorado (golden)
  12. Estilo Salon (style)
  13. Salon Gajo (lock of hair)
  14. Hebra (a strand of hair)
  15. Lustre (luster)
  16. Muy Hair (much)
  17. Nuca Beauty (back of neck)

Elegant Hair Salon Names

Are you running a salon with a posh clientele and need an elegant hair salon name that speaks to your client?

The way you come up with a good high-end hair salon name is different from other types of salons. This is why I have put together a dedicated guide to classy hair salon names here. I strongly recommend you read this if you fall into this category of salons.

But elegant and classy hair salon names are not the same thing. Here I’m trying to focus on the names that have that subtle, simple, yet high-end touch to it.

Let’s look at a list of hair salon name examples with that elegant touch.

  1. Eloquence (the art of using language in an apt, fluent way)
  2. Salon Serendipity (the chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way)
  3. Epiphany (a moment of sudden revelation)
  4. Supine (lying face upwards)
  5. Luminescence (light produced by chemical, electrical, or physiological means)
  6. Salon Solitude (a state of seclusion or isolation)
  7. Aurora (dawn)
  8. Marvel
  9. Salon Nobel
  10. Nuxe Hair
  11. Salon Clouds
  12. Limerence (the state of being infatuated with another person)
  13. Ethereal (extremely delicate, light, not of this world)
  14. Bright Lux Salon
  15. Genesis Salon
  16. Feathers
  17. Phosphenes (the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes)
  18. Ephemeral (lasting for a very short time)
  19. Platinum Salon
  20. Eternity Salon
  21. Air Beauty

Vintage Hair Salon Names

Are you looking for a salon name that brings to life your vintage image?

Then you might like some of the vintage hair salon names below.

  1. Epoch (a particular period of time in history or a person’s life)
  2. Rocking Reds
  3. Oh La La Salon
  4. Blue Moon
  5. Salon Dolly
  6. Glam Central
  7. Salon Reflection
  8. Silver Screens
  9. Retro Beauty
  10. Viva Glam
  11. Cool Beans
  12. Boudoir
  13. Marilyn’s
  14. Ruby’s Reds
  15. Salon Wicked
  16. Salon Burlesque
  17. Madam Me
  18. Back in the Days
  19. Attitude
  20. Kings & Queens
  21. Groovy Salon
  22. Neat
  23. The Bee’s Knees (used to tell someone they are simply the best in the 20s)

Trendy Hair Salon Names

Your clients turn to you for trend advice.

But are you showing up as a trend expert?

By employing a trend related hair salon name you signal that you’re a trend authority they can trust.

Let look at a list of trendy hair salon names.

  1. Editorial
  2. Behind the Scenes at Lisa’s (or your name)
  3. The Lighthouse
  4. The Hair Show
  5. Salon Catwalk
  6. Vegan Society
  7. Planet Hair
  8. No Footprint
  9. Renewable
  10. On Trend
  11. Salon GOAT (Greatest of all times)
  12. Salon IRL (in real life)
  13. #salon
  14. Salon Couture
  15. Haute Couture
  16. Timeless
  17. Move
  18. Salon Activists
  19. Personalization

Hair & Beauty Salon Names

Do you offer more than just hair services in your salon?

A lot of the hair salon names in this list are general and not necessarily specific to hair. You’ve probably already noted down some.

A good idea is to just pick one of the generic names in the list and add “Hair & Beauty” so that people understand you offer more than hairdressing services. However, if you’re looking for something that communicates the fact that you’re not only a hair salon you can check out this list of hair & beauty salon names.

  1. Rejuvic
  2. Skin & Scalp
  3. Head & Body
  4. All Hair
  5. Head to toe
  6. Total Beauty
  7. Salon You
  8. Salon Destination
  9. The Beauty Experts
  10. The Getaway
  11. Glamour
  12. The Beauty Spot
  13. Soak
  14. Perfecta
  15. Grand Salon
  16. All at Once
  17. One-Stop Salon

Hair & Nail Salon Names

Do you have a nail bar in your hair salon?

It’s a good idea to reflect that in your name to drive awareness also of your nail services. Similarly to hair & beauty salons, you can also pick a generic salon name in this list and simply add hair & nail to the end.

But if you’re looking for a specific name that communicates both of your salon services, I have put together a list below that also reflect your nail business.

  1. Everything Color
  2. Color, Color, Color
  3. Vitamin B
  4. Cut & Coat
  5. Paintbox
  6. Hair & Nail Room
  7. Blush Beauty Bar
  8. Hand & Head
  9. Your Hair & Nails
  10. 2x Salon
  11. Red Hair, Red Nails
  12. The Paint
  13. Paint it Black
  14. Tip & Top Salon
  15. Say it with Color
  16. Hair & Nail Bar
  17. Hair & Nail Lab

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The Best Hair Salon Names

We’re approaching the end of this article. I hope you have a paper next to you now (or iPhone notes app) that is full of ideas for hair salon names.

But what are the best hair salon names?

As I think has become clear today. There isn’t really a “best salon name”. What is a good name will depend and the hair salon that should carry it. But I can give you a couple of final thoughts to consider when judging what will be the best name for your hair salon.

Not all of the below needs (or should) be true. But you should at least make a conscious decision about each question.

  • Does it communicate what is unique about you and your hair salon?
  • Does the name reflect if you’re a classy, cool or creative salon?
  • Will people immediately understand that you’re a hair salon when they hear the name?
  • Can the name be executed in a visually appealing salon logo?
  • Are you able to find an available website domain that makes sense with your hair salon name?

If you’re answering yes to most of the above points, you’re in a good place now.

This article is part of my overall guide to opening a salon business. If you’re at the stage where you’re planning to start a salon, I strongly recommend you read my salon startup guide here.

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Related Questions

How to name a hair salon?

1. List everything that is distinct about you and your salon (hero services, unique cutting techniques, origins etc.)
2. Articulate how you want your salon to be perceived (classy, cool, creative etc.)
3. Brainstorm hair salon names that reflect steps 1 and 2.
4. Try to translate into other languages (e.g. French and Italian) for more options
5. Ensure people who hear it understands that it’s a hair salon (if not append e.g. “Salon” to the name)
6. Check that you can find a good website domain name available for the name
7. Use a tool to visualize what it could look like as a logo
8. Ask friend, family, and clients for feedback
9. Trust your gut and pick the best name

What is a good name for a hair salon?

A good hair salon name communicates what’s unique about you and your salon. It also signals the type of hair salon you are. Ideally, it should also be possible to execute in a visually appealing way in the salon’s logotype.

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