Finding the right hair salon in a new city can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it’s important to take the time to find a place and hair stylist who understands your needs and can give you the perfect cut and style. Whether you’re a local looking for a new stylist or a short-term visitor looking for a trustworthy drop-in, we can help. Here are some of our favourite Kelowna hair salons, broken down by category.
Best Barbers for Men’s Cuts
Jamie, Men’s Hairstylist
If you’re looking for a smaller operation, Jamie, Men’s Hairstylist is a great space. It’s small and unassuming but very cozy and professional once you get inside. Jamie’s 20+ years of experience means she’s confident in her skills and you’re going to get exactly the cut you want. Bonus: hot face towels and a relaxing scalp massage.
2009 Enterprise Way Unit G, Kelowna, BC
13 min drive (6.3km) from the Shore
Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop
On the other end of the Kelowna barber shop size is Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop in the Orchard Park mall. Don’t let the fact that it’s part of a chain of locations scare you off. These people know what they’re doing. Haircuts, shaves, and trims – they’ve got it all.
Tommy Gun’s also has a great website. One of our favourite features is their online check-in with estimated wait times. With lots of barbers to choose from, you can easily get a day-of appointment and can run errands while you wait. Just looking for product? Their online shop has all your favourites with convenient free shipping right to your home on orders over $50.
565 Bernard Ave #27, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (3.7km) from the Shore
2271 Harvey Ave #590, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (5.5km) from the Shore
The Tailored Shave
This full service barbershop/tattoo shop is located close to the Shore in the heart of the Mission District. The Tailored Shave’s large space offers haircuts and shaves as well as tattoos by day and becomes a hotspot for local talent and touring acts at night. Don’t miss out on their barber battles happening from time to time. You’ll find plenty of talent going head to head with donations going to great causes like the BC Cancer Foundation.
3030 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC
4 min drive (1.2km) from the Shore
Best for Brilliant Blond and Balayage
Crimson Hair Salon
Voted Best Hair Salon in 2021 by the Quality Business Awards and one of the three best rated salons in 2022, Crimson Hair Salon is a quick walk from the Shore so getting to your appointment is a breeze. Grab a deluxe Italian coffee at Half Blind Bean Coffee nearby and settle in for a relaxing hair appointment. With almost 200 outstanding Google reviews, their client feedback speaks volumes!
3320 Richter St #105, Kelowna, BC
2 min walk (290m) from the Shore
This salon is our go-to if you’re looking for colouring of all kinds – highlights, balayage, ombre, or going blond. Its welcoming space is open and bright and the staff are friendly and excited to get you the hair you’re dreaming of, whether that’s just a straight colour, some highlight hits, or the full package including some extra extensions.
1389 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
11 min drive (4.2km) from the Shore
Known for their top-tier colourists and fantastic service, you can put your trust in the hands of the crew at Mod Salon. With three tiers of stylists and plenty of add-ons, you can treat yourself to a full pampering. Their conditioning treatments are lovely after a colour service to help soften and hydrate.
2900 Pandosy St #102, Kelowna, BC
4 min drive (1.2km) from the Shore
The quirky and modern Pomme Salon is not one to be missed. This bright and open shop exudes a cool and unique vibe while staying welcoming and friendly. without coming off too standoffish. They use quality products like the Kerastase line and their wildly talented stylists make you feel comfortable and ensure you’re satisfied with their work. Feeling a little busy but still want to get some hair help? Nicole, the founder, offers digital hair consults.
3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (6.9km) from the Shore
Best Event Updos
Mod Salon’s Style Bar
Make a day of it with Mod Salon’s Style Bar. The Style Bar is an offshoot of Mod Salon that offers Styling & blow-outs while also pampering you with delicious and fresh cocktails and bubbly champagne. Perfect for a pre-wedding or university grad pampering.
4649 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
8 min drive (4.7km) from the Shore
Best for Kid’s Cuts
If you’re looking for a place for the kiddos to get their hair cut too, Chatters is a great place to bring them. The staff are friendly and take the time to make sure your child is comfortable and getting the cut they want.
2271 Harvey Ave #750, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (5.8km) from the Shore
Making an Appointment at Kelowna’s Top Hair Salons
Finding the perfect Kelowna hair stylist and salon can be a daunting task, but it’s worth the effort to find a place that leaves you feeling satisfied with the service you receive. Don’t be afraid to shop around either. It’s okay to visit a few different salons before finding the right one for you and your hair cut or style needs.
While many salons offer walk-in appointments, we always recommend booking ahead of time. This will allow you time to do some research and book with a stylist of your choosing before their schedule fills up. Many salons also offer varying levels of experience to go along with different price points, so you’ll be able to book with a level and price you’re comfortable with.
Kelowna salons book up fast, especially during peak summer and wedding seasons, so don’t wait to book your appointment!
Staying at the Shore
The Shore Kelowna offers beautiful accommodations for short and long-term stays. Enjoy a kitchen full of modern amenities, in-suite laundry, high-speed wireless internet, on-site and nearby dining options, plus spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. The modern, spacious bathrooms are also a great place style your new hair!