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By Olivia Walsh
Now that Korean fashion is the hottest trend, everyone wants to get the most popular Korean hairstyles and colors!
We looked all over Edmonton to find the best places that provide Korean-style haircuts and coloring options but also offer fair prices. After some digging, we came up with this list of the best Korean hair salons in Edmonton.
But before we get to the salons, let’s briefly talk about cost first.
How Much Does a Korean Hair Salon Cost in Edmonton?
We’ve found that general services such as a standard haircut or basic colouring range from $40-$70. Take note that your stylist’s experience and the intricacy of your treatment can affect the final price.
Let’s take a look below at the estimated prices for the most common services offered in Korean salons.
|Women’s Haircut |
including shampoo and blow dry
|Men’s Haircut |
including shampoo and blow dry
|Basic Full Hair Color||$90.00|
|Basic Hair Color Touch-Up||$50.00|
|Hair & Scalp Treatment||$50.00|
|Gloss or Toner||$90.00|
The Best Korean Hair Salon in Edmonton
Now that you know what prices to expect when going to a salon, we can now take a look at our picks for the top hair salons in Edmonton.
1. TIDA Hair Salon
|SERVICES||Hair Color, Highlights, Man’s Camo Colour, Olaplex, Toner, Volume Setting Perms, Spiral Perm, Straight Perm, Foil Perm, Peek a Boo Highlights, Haircuts, Straightening Perms, Root Volume & Traditional Perms, Updos, Full Foil, Highlight, Bang Trim, Hair & Scalp Treatment, Women’s Styling|
|ADDRESS||9261 34 Ave NW #17B, Edmonton, AB T6E 5T5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 463-1458|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm |
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
TIDA Salon’s stylists have over 18 years of experience working in Korea, and are fully trained to offer a wide array of hair services for both men and women. Part of their training includes sessions in creative styling and haircuts in Sassoon Academy in London and other reputable institutions.
Focusing mainly on Korean haircuts and styles, the team at TIDA is one of the top Korean-style salons in Edmonton. They provide a good selection of unique choices, combinations, and a variety of hair colour options.
Some of their services include traditional and trendy haircuts, straightening perms, root volume perms, and updos. You can also request mini fringes, short boyish cuts, or a style similar to the most popular K-idols today.
TIDA’s Salon has crafted a nice position for itself in a specialized niche, which is sure to attract customers in the community. However, their focus on Korean-inspired hairstyles may also turn away potential customers who are just looking for a simple, standard haircut,
Despite their K-pop fandom specialty, this salon simply aims to make you stand out and look your best. With a specialty in hair colour and perms, TIDA’s Salon is one of our top picks for the best hair salons in Edmonton.
- Specializes in Korean-style hairstyles
- Received international certifications and training
- No extra spa-like services offered
2. Yoon Young Hair Studio
|SERVICES||Haircut, Curl Perm, Digital Perm, Korean Hair, Make Up, Hair Removal|
|ADDRESS||7725 85 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3B4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 465-1150|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm|
Although not one of the largest salons in Edmonton, Yoon Young has quite the cozy and cute atmosphere that makes its clients feel welcome. Owner Annie Chang is a passionate hairstylist who is usually on-site handling almost all hair services.
One of their signature treatments here is a digital perm – this is when your hair is given a special chemical and heat treatment to “restructure” each strand to achieve permanent curls or waves. While this unique treatment can take several hours to complete, it can last for quite a long time, making it a worthy investment.
This salon is also known for using some of the industry’s top treatment products and state-of-the-art equipment. If you want to have your hair washed with exclusive Kevin Murphy products and have it blow-dried after with a Dyson, then you’ve come to the right place.
Yoon Young is known for their very personal service, accommodating your hairstyle requests and concerns as best as possible, whether it’s a color correction, fixing a bad hair experience, or application of makeup. If you want to support a small local business, then this is a wonderful place to come and visit.
- Uses top-notch products
- Offers digital perms and color correction
- Does not accept debit cards
- Not wheelchair-accessible
3. Urban Style Hair Salon
|SERVICES||Senior’s haircut, Kids haircut, Men & Women’s Haircut, Dry & Blow, Coloring, Perm, Straightening, Updo|
|ADDRESS||3374 Parsons Rd (99st) NW Edmonton, AB, T6N1B5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 988-1903 |
Text: (780) 710-6327
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm |
Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
We like Urban Style Hair Salon because despite offering trendy and contemporary Korean-style hair services, they provide special discounted haircuts for seniors twice a week on Tuesday and Wednesday. They also have special kids’ cuts and even for those under five years old!
Another reason to choose this salon is their quick turnaround time for haircuts, with most of their styling and treatments completed in as little as 30 minutes. This makes it ideal for those who have busy schedules and can only devote so much salon time in a day.
Granted, half an hour is not always a guarantee for more complicated treatments such as their popular digital perm. Moreover, Ombre and highlights are charged by the hour and will depend on the length of your hair as well.
Regardless, their highly skilled stylists can give you that bounce in your hair or those soft waves that you’ve been eyeing online. If you’re looking to get an updo and makeup application for a wedding or other special occasion, they’ve got you covered.
As it’s a Korean salon owned by Koreans, you’d expect nothing less than for them to sell skincare products, which they do! Even though what they sell are Singaporean products, you can find exclusive Eclado activation skin creams for your face as well as rescuer cica balm here in Urban Style Hair Salon.
- Senior days twice a week
- Offers quick services
- Lack of promotions or online presence
- May have language barrier difficulties
4. Hair by Michelleee
|SERVICES||Blonding, Asian Blonding, Metallic Colors, Creative Colors, Long Layered/Face framing Cuts, Color, Blonding Services, Women’s Cuts, Treatments, Styling, Mens, Special Services|
|ADDRESS||5466 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 4J8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
Asian hair is a different texture and sometimes requires somebody who understands how to cut and style it.
Hairbymichelleee is one of the perfect salons for that, covering everything from coloring to styling and cutting Asian hair – though they know how to handle other types of hair too.
Specializing in coloring, this salon has a wide range of options available but blonding is their most popular option. While the full blonding service can take up to 6 hours, they offer highlights, babylights, balayage, and teasylights, just to name a few.
For those who already have blonde hair and want to experiment with something darker, this salon is more than capable of helping. It’s important to take note that the longer your hair is, the more these coloring services cost.
This policy applies to their basic blonding services too and completely covering up your dark roots comes at an additional fee. Despite all these additional costs, each coloring treatment service includes a custom toner, moisturizing conditioner, and scalp massage.
If you want that burst of K-pop color or color correction, your best bet is Hairbymichelleee’s all-inclusive package, which involves a two or three-step coloring process.
This is best for those that want a major change in their hair, whether it’s fixing red tones or a double bleach application to go from black to platinum blonde in one sitting.
This full-package color deal requires a scheduled consultation first, though, to discuss in detail what you want done. It’s also the only service that charges by the hour, and not by the length of your hair or treatment performed.
On the plus side, you do receive a full treatment that includes Olaplex treatment, hair cut, blowout, and heat styling of your choosing. These extra services are added to ensure that your hair is taken care of during the entire coloring process.
- Unused color bowls deducted from quoted price
- Offers private lessons and custom haircuts
- Can provide electronic list or record of products and treatments used
- Color corrections charged by the hour
5. Ivory Noir Salon
|SERVICES||Haircut, Color, Styling, Conditioning Treatments, Hair Extensions|
|ADDRESS||10544 102 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3P3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 453-3100 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday and Thursday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm|
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Ivory Noir’s owner, Andrea, is a master stylist who graduated in 2002 from Marvel College, a highly reputable beauty school. She is also a business development specialist and master colorist with Wella Canada, offering exclusive products from the popular brand.
Specializing in color corrections, elegant hairstyles, and Asian hair, Ivory Noir aims to set a new standard for hairstyling in the Edmonton community. The “Noircissist Stylists”, as they are referred to, can do root touch-ups, ombre, balayage, bleach, tone, Olaplex, and color correction just to name a few.
However, it’s important to note that their listed prices are all subject to change depending on the length, thickness, and any extra time needed to perform your service. You’ll also only get a quotation with an in-person consultation and not over the phone or online.
Regardless of their pricing scheme, all of Ivory Noir’s services include the consultation, shampoo, conditioner, scalp massage, and custom styling.
You’ll also admire the interior’s design here at Ivory Noir with its black and gold color schemes that are befitting of its name. From spotless black style stations and gold mirrors, the modern approach to this salon is definitely worth the experience.
Moreover, if you like dogs, then you’ll especially enjoy this chic salon, as you might be greeted by their “not-so-silent partners”, namely Kumi and Kobe, a Pomeranian Chihuahua and poodle, respectively. These two furry friends add a touch of casual homey comfort to an otherwise very professional space.
Despite their downtown address, Ivory Noir actually has free parking out front as long as you give them your license plate number. This makes it extra convenient and appealing to its current customers and is sure to draw in new ones as well.
- Offers exclusive Wella products
- Owned by a master stylist
- Free parking
- Doesn’t offer perms
- Inconsistent operating hours
FAQs about Korean Hair Salons
And that’s the end of our list of the best Korean hair salons in Edmonton! We hope you found a salon on our list for your next hair day!
Did we leave out your favorite salon that you think we should add on our list? If so, please send us a message and we’ll check it out!
Now, if you want to close out your hair day with delectable Korean cuisine, you may want to check out this list of the best Korean restaurants in Edmonton!