Top 5 Hair Salons in Columbus, Ohio

Alongside toilet paper shortages and adjusting to working remotely, what was another unexpected side effect 2020 left us dealing with? The inability to get a haircut.

For many, that meant months of our hair growing out, exposing our roots, or skewing that carefully cut style you once loved. Some people decided to live with their mismatched locks, while others decided to do something about it on their own—often with disastrous and hilarious results.

Now that we're free to get haircuts once more, a gift card to a salon is a great way to help your friends or family members celebrate life returning to normal. With a virtual GiftYa card, you can pick a salon, add a personalized note, and send a gift to your friend or loved one in just minutes.

Ready to pick the perfect gift card for everyone on your list? Keep reading to learn the top 5 hair salons in Columbus, Ohio.

1. Rendezvous Hair Salon

Welcoming, friendly salon offering traditional and trendy styles

From trendy colors to classic cuts, Rendezvous delivers with a friendly experience. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2514 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202

Rendezvous is a trendy, modern salon that specializes in a friendly atmosphere and talented stylists. From cuts and colors to salon treatments and nail services, they offer a variety of services to help you care for your hair and achieve the look you're dreaming of.

One thing that sets Rendezvous apart from other salons is its mission to empower its stylists and their clients. They strive to create a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive environment for everyone. Alongside their great service and talented work, the staff and stylists are there to offer friendly words of encouragement or help you find the style that helps you to feel great in your own skin.

"i have never been so happy with my experience at a salon!! audrey was AMAZING, a total artist. she walked me through all the steps, explained everything, and was so cute and friendly! rendezvous has taken so many precautions during this time. they take your temperature, sanitize your hands, have you sign a waiver, wear a mask, all the chairs are spaced out, and there are coverings for each chair! super safe and made me feel very comfortable there. audrey is one of the few people i've been to who knows how to master my black asian hair. i went from black and caramel/brassy highlights, to a beautiful black and ash. these people have the biggest hearts, are so funny, and are all about teamwork! love it here and can't wait to go back!!" -Yelp Review

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2. Copper and Ash Hair Salon

Trendy, minimalist salon staffed by friendly stylists

From simple cuts to stunning color jobs and styling, Copper and Ash's stylists deliver. Image courtesy of Facebook.

274 S. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

The bright, airy decor of Copper and Ash Hair Salon offers the perfect space to relax while you enjoy your appointment. In addition to cuts, color, and styling, the salon also offers nail and brow services.

"Elle has been doing my hair for almost 6 years (even before she opened her amazing salon) and I am so happy with every service I have received here! Since opening, I’ve been here for nail services and waxing as well as my hair with Elle. I can’t imagine going anywhere else! My hair is always beautifully done and I don’t trust anyone else but Elle to make me look amazing. I recommend Copper and Ash to everyone I know!" -Google Review

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3. Akada Hair Salon

A sleek, modern hair salon catering to men and women

Talented stylists are ready to help you try to latest trends. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1635 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

This sleek, modern salon offers an upscale experience and a variety of services catering to both men and women. From simple cuts to full styling and everything in between, a visit is as much a pampering experience as it is about enjoying your new hairstyle. Akada Hair Salon is a popular choice in the area, so you'll want to make your appointment in advance to secure your spot.

"Tammy at Akada performed an absolute miracle on my hair and I am forever grateful and thrilled. It was butchered nearly to complete annihilation by another salon...which I narrowly escaped from when they were pretending to "fix" it, and that is how I ended up seeking out Tammy. She did a color and cut that was out of this world and she is absolutely a true natural who knew intuitively exactly what to do. She explained everything to me, always responding to  my incessant questioning, and she was super open and communicative as well. Some hair genius folk can be pushy or weird and Tammy was neither, just because she's a master of her trade. Tammy rules, so thank you to her and to the salon." -Yelp Review

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4. Rafiel's Studio

As Aveda Salon catering to men and women

This upscale studio offers both high-end hair and makeup appointments. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2927 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

An Aveda-certified salon, Rafiel's Studio has been helping men and women look and feel their best for over 30 years. They specialize in creating an upscale experience and delivering perfect results for their clients. Alongside hair cuts, color, and styling, Rafiel Studio's also offer botanical treatments and texturizing, as well as makeup services. They offer wedding party and other special event hair and makeup appointments as well.

"I needed a haircut while I was out of town in Columbus, Ohio. I did a google search and found one place that had a good rating. I was able to go online and make an appointment for a cut. I showed up the following day and was greeted very politely when I walked through the door. The stylist heard me checking in and walked over and introduced herself to me. She asked if I would like something to drink, and I got a glass of water. She then took me over the the massage chair and game me a head and shoulder massage to relax me before my haircut. Next came the washing of hair then she asked how I wanted my hair done. Skipping to the end, I had a great cut, and tremendous customer service. Thank you Michelle." -Yelp Review

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5. New Wave Hair Salon

Simple salon offering affordable cuts and styles

This no-frills salon offers cuts, color, and styling at affordable prices. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3400 N High St, Ste 150, Columbus, OH 43202

New Wave Hair Salon is a simple, no-frills salon specializing offering cuts, coloring, and styling to both men and women. While they specialize in Asian and Asian American hair, they welcome clients of all backgrounds to enjoy their friendly atmosphere and affordable services. The salon is small, so appointments are recommended. They also accept only cash and debit cards, so you'll want to plan ahead to have either with you during your visit.

"New Wave is my go to place in Columbus for the hair cut. I'm Asian and I found it was difficult to find the right hair cut shop in Columbus. Luckily I found New Wave. I'ven't been disappointed by any of their stylists. Kim is especially good. I let her take  care of my hair cut, and I am satisfied every time. Their price is continuously going up over the years, but I guess that's because they really have been doing a good job.

As I remember, they only accept cash or debit card. Parking is easy. You do need to make an appointment to avoid long waiting time, especially during the weekend." -Yelp Review

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If you want to give everyone on your list a gift that will help them feel great in their own skin and enjoy a whole new style, a gift card to a hair salon is a great choice! Whether you know they'll want to try a new color or just a simple cut, any of the Columbus, Ohio hair salons on this list can make a great choice. Pick yours today and send your virtual gift card in minutes!

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