Great hair at a price that’s fair in Calgary

There’s no need to blow your budget for a new hairdo in a too-pricey salon. Some of the little guys offer all the same services as the upscale studios without charging a premium for fancy decor or extras. Get your next cut, blowout, or updo from one of these enthusiastic and friendly stylists. They offer a square deal for excellent service.

Delmar College Of Hair Design Ltd

200-5915 1A St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G4

This school of hair and esthetics teaches budding young salon professionals how to cut and style hair. These dedicated learners care about each snip they make and are anxious to show their skills and prove themselves. Women’s haircuts are $17, including shampoo, conditioner and blow dry. Delmar also offers beard trims and shaping, bang trims and children’s haircuts for under $10.

MC College Group Inc

1023 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1A8

MC College also works on training new stylists, and offers monthly specials. You can get a haircut for $15 and colour for $40. Hair treatments to repair, cleanse, condition or massage, are under $20. MC also offers a free haircut with colour or texture.

Gallery T Hair

14-735 Ranchlands Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3A9

You’ll get an upscale salon experience for a reasonable price at Gallery T. The friendly staff will greet you with a drink the moment you arrive and take note of your hair concerns. Basic rates are $45 for a haircut and $85 for colour and styling. Your stylist is trained, talented and creative, and will make first-timers feel comfortable and will get to know you.


7116 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3

UltraCuts boasts affordable service and a wide range of hairstyles for various types and lengths of hair. You can easily browse through the haircut styles to get an idea of what you want and your accommodating stylist will help craft the look you’re after. Services include updos, perms, colour and even facial waxing.

Aveda Institute Calgary

225 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B7

Aveda’s Academy Salon is in a gorgeous, exposed-brick space staffed by students-in-training who are skilled and eager to please. You’ll get a massage, consultation and hair treatment, all under the supervision of an instructor. A wash and style is just $14, a haircut is $20 and colour is $32. If you’d prefer a more experienced hand wielding the scissors, you can ask for an educator to cut your hair for $60 or less, depending on the experience level of the stylist.

Razor's Edge Barber Shoppe

107-12100 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 7G9

Men on a budget can get excellent service including a cut and style or hot towel shave for $25. These stylists put your concerns first and offer discounts and complimentary trimming for seniors. Women’s haircuts start at an affordable $30 with highlights or colours for only $5 more. If you’re looking for a great, budget experience with attentive and friendly stylists, Razor’s Edge is worth a try.

Shag Hair Salon

323 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5

Shag offers a wide range of hair and cosmetic services, from nails and makeup to hair styling and waxing. Haircuts start at $45 and colour is $70 and up. These stylists also know how to have fun and occasionally turn the salon into a nightclub. Patrons enjoy a great night out while showing off their new hair.

Diva Salon Spa

5111 Northland Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2J8

Professionals and students work together at Diva to give you a great haircut for a reasonable price. Haircuts start at $30, based on the skill level of your stylist. The student rate starts at $30, while a master stylist begins at $85, but they can work within your budget while satisfying your hair-care needs. Up-styles, hair treatments and colour cost a bit more, but you’ll be pleased with the results.

Madd Pretty

6626 18A St Se, Calgary, AB T2C 0N5

These stylists work absolute magic with your hair and want you to look and feel better than when you walked in. A haircut starts at $65 with an expert stylist who will work with your comments and suggestions to achieve your desired look. Colour and highlights start at $110; you can request ombré locks and, if you really feel daring, go platinum blonde.

Lavish Salon

143-9919 Fairmount DR. SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0S3

With colour, cut, style and hair treatments available at affordable prices and with stellar results, Lavish might become your new favourite salon. Blowouts start at $29, and cuts range from $37 to $72, depending on the seniority of your stylist. Regardless of experience, all Lavish stylists are prepared to consult with you about the look you want and how they can help you.

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