Whether you want a style overhaul or a quick trim, choosing a hair salon that you can truly trust to take care of your tresses is a big decision.
Luckily, Dublin is full of talented stylists and the salons to back them where all requirements and budgets are catered for.
To save you from any future bad hair days, here’s a round-up of Team IndulgeMe’s favourite hair salons in Dublin.
And why stop at just your hair? Once you’ve got your locks looking luscious, check out our lists of Dublin’s best nail salons and best brow artists, who’ll keep you looking nothing less than fabulous at all times.
Brothers Ian and Paul Davey combined their experience of running salons, tending to the tresses of celebrities and models, and scooping hair styling awards to bring us Davey Davey. So plentiful is their passion and ambition that they opened a second salon around the corner. Ever on the cusp of the hottest hair trends, we tapped into the brothers insight for how to master the modern perm and a curtain fringe.
23 Drury Street, Dublin 2 / 24 Stephen’s Street Lower, Dublin 2
Brown Sugar’s team use their high fashion credentials to meet your highest expectations and once you get a taste for Brown Sugar’s sweet service you’ll definitely be back for more. Catering for the demand from they have added to their original South William salon with outlets in Ranelagh, Blackrock, and a little sister city salon Sugar Cubed also on South William Street.
Brown Sugar, 50 South William Street, Dublin 2 / 36 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin / 68 Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 / Sugar Cubed, 26 South William Street, Dublin 2
Whether you opt for a full head of highlights or a quick stopover a their blow-dry bar, a trip to Queen will be sure to leave you feeling thoroughly royal. This is a lot to do with their ethos, ‘love what we do’, which shows in the careful and expert treatment of your crowning glory and their warm and friendly service.
66/67 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 / The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Women in need of a hair-fix flock like bees to honey to The Hive in Dublin city centre. Recently relocated to Dame Lane, the same high-skilled crew that manned their George’s Street salon are more buzzed than ever about creating head turning hair – whether you’re a honeyed blonde, fiery red-head or a chocolatey brunette.
1 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
T H E . S P A C E
T H E . S P A C E in Drumcondra is no ordinary hair salon. A collaborative effort between friends and vastly experienced hair stylists Carla Mc Quillan and Nadine Quinn, the pair have designed a bright, energy-filled space from where you’ll leave looking good and radiating with positive vibes.
18 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Dry & Fly
Increasing popularity in the likes of London, LA and New York, Dry & Fly brings the ‘blow-dry bar’ concept to the next level serving a drinks menu, featuring chilled Prosecco and Glendalough G&Ts, alongside their blow-dry menu. The salon also recently extended their membership service with the Gold Membership that acts as a subscription service for your hair extension addiction.
15 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 / 16 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
Picture perfect hair Hession Hairdressing’s signature. The salon’s sparkling reputation was buffed to a stellar sheen when their flagship in Drumcondra got a makeover and they launched a new outlet in Clontarf. Speaking of buffing, both locations are home to BUFF Make Up-Suites, and the Drumcondra location houses the BUFF Make Up Academy, providing the highest standard of makeup artistry education.
4 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 / 108 Drumcondra Rd Upper, Dublin 9
Founded by Noelle McCarthy in 2002, Blow Salon were one the first salons in Ireland to open 364 days a year, from early morning to late evening. Now with three salons around Dublin city, Blow Salons provide an array of hair and beauty services to allow time starved city slickers arrive at the office looking perfectly groomed, or to head straight to an event pampered head to toe.
Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4 / Richmond Street, Dublin 2 / InterContinental Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Cowboys and Angels
Both cowboys and angels, and everyone in between, are welcomed at this unisex hair salon located in Dublin’s creative quarter. Creativity, hair extensions, bold colours and cuts are the specialty here, but if you’re looking for something more extreme you can be sure you’ll get a heavenly blow dry too if that’s all you’re looking for.
4 South William Street, Dublin 2
Owned by Katherine Sweeney, the Preen experience begins as soon as you enter the unique, plush salon on Dame street, complete with baby blue quilted couches and vintage mirrors. Katherine has brought together a family of talented, friendly stylists that will ensure you leave preened to perfection.
52 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Opening its doors in 1993 in Dublin city Zeba’s fan base has grown side by side its highly qualified team and you can now experience Zeba in four locations. The most recent opening is within the iconic Dublin department store, Arnotts.
South William Street, Dublin 2 / Arnotts, Dublin 1 / Sandymount, Dublin / Maynooth, Kildare
Situated off the cobbled streets of Temple Bar, Maven hair defines itself as “an atelier for hair stylists”, a space where can stylists rent chairs as needed. The Kevin Murphy concept salon offers the full range of services you’d expect at a regular salon, with varying prices depending on the stylist you request. You can read our full review of Maven Hair HERE.
Suite 5, 9 Eustace Street, Dublin 2
Callan & Co
Established by Paula Callan, Callan & Co in Ballsbridge is the go-to salon for some of Ireland’s most well-known beauties, including Roz Purcell, Thalia Heffernan, Anouska, and Holly Carpenter. At this the unique beauty destination not only can you get your hair sorted but your makeup, brows, tan and nails too.
1 St.Marys Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Dylan Bradshaw is one of the most distinguished, influential and well-recognised names in the Irish hairdressing industry. Working as a hairdresser since aged seventeen, he brought his passion and skills garnered in the worlds’ leading salons to Dublin in 2000. There you can can your tresses tended to by the same stylists whose work has graced the pages of Vogue UK and Harpers Bazaar.
56 William Street, Dublin 2
The Studio Ranelagh
It may be located in the suburb of Ranelagh, but award-winning The Studio has all the edge, sophistication and expertise you’d expect at the coolest urban hair salon. The team delivers up-to-date advice on current trends, perfectly coiffed hair, and a great customer experience every time you visit.
13 Oxford Lane, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Part of the Peter Mark training academy, Style Club has four locations across Dublin that are all decked out in their signature Warholian style decor. Not only will the interior design brighten your day but the excellent stylists, friendly staff at reception and an affordable price list will ensure you leave with a smile on your face.
South William Street, Dublin 2 / Pavilions, Swords / North Earl Street, Dublin 1 / The Square, Tallaght
Alan Keville for Hair
The ethos at the multi award-winning hair salon Alan Keville for Hair isn’t about forcing the latest trending hairstyle on you but instead to give you a cut and colour to accentuate your best features. Not only can the Alan Keville’s team take care of your hair in the heart of Dublin City, in a monochrome salon spread over two floors, but there are salons in Wexford Town, Naas and Cork City too.
2 Anne Street, Dublin 2
Located just off Grafton Street and run by Elaine Sullivan, Aviary Lane is a boutique salon set in a striking space that finds the perfect mix between modern minimalism and eclecticism. The atmosphere is just as cool, allowing you to relax, sit back and let the team of talented do their thing.
24 Anne Street, Dublin 2
Origin Hair Company
The crew at Ranelagh’s Origin Hair Company, lead by highly rated stylist Martin Corbett, have a mission, that you leave happier – which in hair salon terms means not only do you leave with a head of hair you’re truly happy with but a memorable salon experience that will keep you coming back for more. .
41 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
The Beauty Lounge at Brown Thomas
The latest addition in beauty to the luxury department store Brown Thomas, The Beauty Lounge is a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. Set off the Grafton Street department store, on Clarendon street, at the Aveda Blow-Dry Bar you can boho blow-dries, braided up-styles, speedy dry-styles or the ultimate lasting Power Stay Sensory Blowdry.
48/49 Clarendon St, Dublin 2
Moyo Hair & Beauty
Ireland’s only Aveda-exclusive salon Moyo Hairdressing, Moyo by hair stylist Kevin Bodenham has been a firm favourite in Dublin since it opened in 2003. Our weekly Kind Beauty columnist and top Irish blogger is a big fan of Moyo’s natural approach to hair colour. You can read about her experience at Moyo Aveda colour here.
2 Charlotte Way, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Wayne Webster is an award-winning stylist with over 20 years experience working and training in many of the worlds leading hair salons including Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon’s, Alfaparf Milano and Aveda. Wyane and his talented team will care for your mane using a range of Precious Nature products, a professional hair colour range fortified with 100% natural extracts and is free from sulphates, parbens, paraffin, mineral oils, synthetic dyes and allergens.
55 King Street, Dublin 2 & Grafton Street, Dublin 2