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Top Hairdressers in Cape Town

From braids to dreads, balayage to blonde, kids salons...

Last updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2023

We asked our readers to vote for their favourite hair salon, and over 1 000 results came in. Everything from kid-friendly studios and upscale hair havens to weave and wig specialists. Here is a selection of some of the top hair salons in Cape Town, according to locals. 

LUXURY,  RELAXATION + GREAT SPECIALS

Excentric, Sea Point and Kloof Street 

“Always makes a client feel super comfortable and educates them on hair. Massaging salon chairs, great coffee, a choice of red or white wine, mimosas on Saturdays. What a treat!” – Chelsea Orzessek.  

CapeTownMagazine.com readers get discounts on a wide range of treatments at Excentric: 50% off a frizz or hydration treatment, over R700 off a camera diagnosis, R400 off hair extensions and more. Find out how to get a discount at Excentric Hair

Facebook: Excentric Hair Artists
Instagram: @excentriconkloof + @excentriconpoint
Number: 021 036 1171 (Kloof), 021 036 1172 (Sea Point)


Excentric Hair | Locations in Sea Point and Kloof Street | Image: Excentric Hair 

Maybert & Jayne's Hair & Beauty Salon, Athlone

“First class customer service. They never turn you away and you'll always be kept up to date with their specials, even if it's past the special date you'll still get your special price!” - Rene Jacobs

Facebook: Maybert & Jayne's Hair & Beauty Salon 
Number: 021 697 0389

MOST NOMINATED  

Just Style Me Hair Studio, Melkbosstrand

“I tried dozens of hairdressers to get this look and most wouldn’t even try. Danelle did a great job and I’ll never venture away again!” – Donna Maclagan. Just Style Me Hair Studio is the KFM Best of the Cape Awards 2022 winner. 

“Not everyone can cut very straight hair into a functioning, chic yet funky style. My hair can once again do a happy dance!” – Liezl Nieuwoudt, who found Just Style Me hair Studio after her stylist retired in 2020.

Facebook: Just Style Me Hair Studio
Instagram: @juststylemehairstudio_01
Number: 021 553 7051


CURLY HAIR 

Dynasty Hair and Beauty, Woodstock 

“Where stylists with straight hair can fix kroes hair!” – Candice Gamiet. They’re also hijab-friendly (private spaces that are women-only). 

Facebook: Dynasty Hair and Beauty
Instagram: @dynasty_hair_beauty
Number: 073 640 3535 

Hair Done by Gabeeba, Maitland 

“Internationally qualified stylist with so much knowledge on the best ways to take care of your hair and keep it healthy. My hair grows so well each time I have it snipped, and my curls THRIVE.” – Ilhaam Phillips. 

Facebook: Hair Done by Gabeeba
Number: 067 380 7243


300 Albert Road | Woodstock | Image: Dynasty Hair and Beauty 

WIGS AND WEAVES

Exodus Unisex Beauty Salon, Bellville

“Chifamata Agnes is amazing with wig installations and original wigs. Everything from Brazilian and Peruvian to Water Wave, Deep Wave, Kinky, Jerly…” – Winnie Sah. 

Facebook: Exodus Unisex Beauty Salon
Number: 081 495 4427

Fairy Nail Studio by AK, Church Street

“Great service, there’s shisha while you get your hair or nails done. Plus it’s open until 7pm.” – Crystal Shikweni 

Instagram: @fairy_nail_studio_by_ak
Number: 063 946 5426


1 Church Street | Cape Town | Image: Fairy Nail Studio by AK 

COLOURING BLONDE HAIR 

Soul Salon, Durbanville

“Tarryn is the most amazing, beautiful person that works miracles with hair, especially with highlights!” – Lisa 

Facebook: Soul Salon
Instagram: @soulsaloncapetown
Number: 064 535 9501
 

Balisimo, Table View

“I went there to go blond with permanent purple hair dye in my hair. They got it out and gave me what I wanted.” – Shaney Jonas.  

Facebook: Balisimo
Instagram: @balisimosalon
Number: 021 556 0840


3 Burton Road | Durbanville | Image: Soul Salon

BLACK NATURAL HAIR AND DREADS 

Nailed by Lindy, Long Street

“Great with braids, locs, cornrows, nails and makeup. There’s even shisha, food and drinks while you get your services done too.” – Crystal Shikweni

Instagram: @nailedbylindy_
Number: 064 160 7848

Mama Braids, Long Street

“They are so gentle with your hair when they comb and blow dry it. My scalp is very sensitive and they know that and they really take care of that. Afrobeats and gospel are always playing and it’s a really warm environment.” – Joonji Mdyogolo 

Instagram: @evolutio.hair.co.za
Number: 064 160 7848

 
 
 
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KIDS HAIRCUTS

Snip Snap, Newlands

“My kids really enjoyed their haircuts – quick, friendly and experienced stylists and cute kid-friendly decor with animal chairs, tablets to watch and a lolly or stickers afterwards.” – Amanda Dunsby

Facebook: Snip Snap
Instagram: @snip_snap_salon
Number: 076 471 0811
 

Teens and Tots, Table View

“They are very professional and clean! They don't pull kids’ hair. My child had a very hard afro and was struggling with it, until I met these guys. They know how to treat afro with their gentle products.” – Andile 

Facebook: Teens and Tots
Instagram: @teens_andtots
Number: 069 116 4997


64 Main Street | Newlands | Image: Snip Snap

BALAYAGE  

Just Peachy, Claremont

“If you're in search of the perfect balayage, look no further! I had an amazing experience at Just Peachy – from the booking up until my hair was done. The vibe in the hair salon is also great and you can tell that the hair stylists love working there.” - Kathleen Nairac

Facebook: Just Peachy Hair
Instagram: @justpeachysa
Number: 064 535 9501

 
 
 
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NOTABLE MENTIONS – GREAT STYLISTS

Paula Williams Hair Boutique, Strand

“Paula knows what's best for your hair. I’ve been with her for over 30 years and recommend everyone to her salon.” – Jillian September

Facebook: Paula Williams Hair Boutique
Instagram: @paulawilliamshairboutique
Number: 084 944 5603

Mark Adrian Hair Design, Claremont

“The husband and wife team are professional, caring, always looking to improve their skills and they love to pass on their skills to others. Their prices remain reasonable, and as a customer of over 30 years I always feel like a VIP when visiting them!” – Simone Adrienne Carter 

Facebook: Mark Adrian Hair Design
Instagram: @mark_adrian_hair_design
Number: 021 683 0260

Ravaina Rain Hair & Makeup, Parow

“You will not find anyone who cares about hair as much as she does. She's the most passionate and honest hairdresser I have ever come across! Not only will she completely transform your hair but her kind and beautiful nature will also give you the free therapy we all need. She has restored my faith in hairdressers and I will only ever trust her with my hair.” – Scarlett Jessica Economou

Facebook: Ravaina Rain Hair & Makeup
Number: 083 650 4578

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