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Hair salons in SA you need to know about!

In need of a fresh start hair-wise? Looking for a new hair salon? Needing some new hair inspo but have no idea where to go? Wanting to brave the chop to a pixie cut or maybe try the new colourful trends? You’re in luck because we’ve rounded up the best hair salons all over South Africa where you can get a cut or colour by one of the A-lister’s favourite experts. You’re welcome.

Cape Town


Easily the trendiest up and coming hair salon in Cape Town, Mop Hair Salon, is situated just off the hustle and bustle of Breë street. Living up to their motto “It’s simple; we love good hair.” Mop is the place where all kinds of hair fanatics go to refresh and reinvent their look.

All 8 of the salons’ talented stylists are skilled in offering a wide assortment of hair-related services – from cutting and colouring to masks and treatments. As a bonus, the hair haven also offers tea and coffee gratis to all customers, gives consultations to walk-ins, has a nail bar AND a blow-dry bar. It’s the ultimate beauty one-stop shop.

Make an appointment here!

Port Elizabeth

Shag High Voltage Hair

If you’re looking for a salon with a real electric atmosphere then look no further than Shag High Voltage Hair. This edgy, fast-paced and interactive vibe is exactly what entrepreneurs Fabio Macchia, and Corinne Ward, set out to create. Situated off Lower Valley Road in Port Elizabeth’s up and coming Baakens Valley precinct, Shag High Voltage Hair is exactly what the area needed. And as a business at the forefront of a new wave of small businesses, Shag is steadily banishing the idea of just another boring hair salon.

Customers have the pleasure of having their hair done in a massive container-like building that was previously occupied by an industrial firm. So Shag has an exceptionally spacious environment. Forget sitting on top of the customer next to you exchanging awkward glances in the mirror. This super ‘grammable’ salon is the place to hang with friends. The building also includes a second-floor section from where Other World tattoo parlour operates. What could be better? An edgy haircut and tattoo to match! Expansion plans for the business included extending business hours, acquiring a liquor licence to support a possible gin bar (Yes please!) and their event ventures.

Be sure to make a booking now here!



This ultra-cool salon is the spot for you. Bellezza Hair Salon is one of a kind and every detail has been considered when going into the decor. Think modern, steampunk inspired. And one of their key elements is how they take the customer’s comfort into account. Gone are the super uncomfortable wash basins (you know the ones that leave you feeling like your next appointment should be at the chiropractor) and in their place are beautifully stylish recliner chairs that allow you to lay flat while having your hair washed.

Not forgetting the variety of snacks and drinks offered to their clients, including an ice cold beer for the boys. And, for clients who struggle to fit salon visits into their busy schedules, Bellezza offers super flexible operating times, staying open until 8pm, now that’s convenient!

Check it out for yourself by making a booking at 011 029 7630!


Innovation Hair co. & Academy

Innovation Hair Company was founded in 1978 by Richard Wyss with its first salon opening in the prestigious Royal hotel in Durban. This pristine brand has two salons situated in Morningside, Durban and at La Lucia Shopping Mall. Innovation Hair Company is staffed with a highly trained and dedicated team of stylists offering first class contemporary hair design and colour services.

With over 38 years of success, Innovation Hair Company is considered one of South Africas leading salons. Innovation Hair also offers a hair academy training centre for budding stylists. Their aim is to inspire and encourage individual talent with the hope to produce cutting-edge stylists for the 21st Century.

Try the salon out for yourself here



Gary Rom


Gary Rom Hairdressing is the culmination of a career spanning over 3 decades. The Gary Rom group has a dynamic approach to client hospitality, where the experience of the customer is placed first. A visit to a Gary Rom salon is an experience to behold. Soundproof treatment rooms are provided, where clients can relax and listen to separate piped music, without hearing the sounds of the salon. Every stylist in the group has their own assistant, enabling them to provide a level of service unparalleled in the industry.

Information about the hair and its condition are all shared with the client, Gary believes that this is key. Gary Rom Hair Salon is also a favourite for many South African celebs namely Rolene Strauss, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peter, Melinda Bam, Sureshnie Rider and Bobby van Jaarsveld.

Book your appointment now!

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