10 Best Hair Salons in New Mexico

Finding a trustworthy hair salon is a big commitment. If you’re in need of a new stylist, New Mexico’s incredible hair salons will set you up. From salons with sustainability goals in Santa Fe to unisex options in Taos, these places will have you feeling your absolute best when you’re done. Here are the best hair salons in the state.   

Salon del Mar, Santa Fe, NM

Creating beauty melded with kindness is at the heart of this salon, located in the Baca Railyard district. There’s a collaborative team of stylists all working to make each customer visit exceptional. A commitment to sustainability includes recycling salon chemicals, using an eco-friendly shampoo system and hair care products created with high ethical standards. Book a complimentary 15-minute consultation with a stylist before scheduling an appointment.

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Mystique Salon and Day Spa, Gallup, NM

Step into this salon and you’re immediately enveloped in a sense of tranquility from the murmuring waterfall to the lush greenery throughout. It’s an oasis perfect for trying a new updo or a bob. The full-service salon, located in a historic house, has a team of stylists doing cuts, color, perms and shampoos, plus massage, waxing, facials, wraps as well as manicures and pedicures. Spend an hour or a day and walk out feeling refreshed.

Alt Salon, Albuquerque, NM

Cut. Color. Treatment. Style. That’s what the team of hair designers here are masters at. They use organic and wild-crafted products, free of those things that are bad for hair care: sulfates, parabens, gluten and sodium chloride. Stop by for an in-depth consultation on your hair, nails, or skin.

Salon X, Taos, NM

What is balayage? And should you do it to your hair? Yes, at this salon where there’s an expert with this hair color technique. There are also specialists in cuts and styling, skin treatments, waxing and make-up application. A barber is on hand for men, or women cuts. The loft-like shop is accented with local art. Enjoy the gallery and have a cup of coffee or tea while you wait. This is a by appointment only salon.

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The Mint Hair Studio & Salon, Las Cruces, NM

Ask yourself, “Is your hair in mint condition?” If not, a visit to this salon, where your hair is their canvas, is in order. A personal touch and years of expertise by the stylists, helps make for a no-tears visit whether you’re getting a cut, perm, shampoo and blowout or a mani-pedi. Other services include waxing and make-up application. Stop by for a visit and hang-out between haircuts.

The Crystal Pistol, Ruidoso, NM

“You can’t control everything. Your hair was put on your head to remind you of that.” This is what drives us to find a good hair stylist and that’s the experience the whole family will have here for any type of cut. Color options include retouching, highlights, lowlights, full and corrective color. Get a regular or spiral perm, too. Manicures include gels and acrylics. Products on-hand range from oils to styling creams to shampoos and conditioners.

Salon del Rio, Elephant Butte, NM

Head, shoulders, fingers, toes! All will feel great after a trip to this shop. Hairstylists are trained to understand hair type, facial features and face shape to create a flattering style that will have you leaving feeling great about your hair. Specialties include cuts, color, perms, nails, massage, facials and even day spa treatments. Spend a little time in the boutique and art gallery while you wait.

Desert Door Hair Salon, Alamogordo, NM

Training, experience and passion—that’s what the stylists here bring to the chair. They’ll help you find a hairstyle that works for you, your lifestyle and hair type. A free consultation is available for any haircut, perm, color process or a special occasion hairdo. Manicures and pedicures come with a choice of using paraffin, masks, essential oils and polish. Laser treatment for thinning hair and hair loss, as well as facials, waxing and massage treatments available.

Shabby Chic Salon, Carlsbad, NM

There’s nothing shabby about the hair styles created here, they’re all works of hair art. Whatever your beauty needs, you’ll find the perfect beautician for haircuts, nail services, make-up or waxing. Schedule a free consultation or throw caution to the wind and make an appointment to transform your look.

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Nearly Famous Salon & Spa, Farmington, NM

A refuge from the stresses of life is an invaluable contact. This shop should be on speed dial in your phone. It is, indeed, well-known for haircuts for men, women and children, hair styling and texturing, plus hair restoration, extensions and scalp treatments. Makeovers, skin care, massage and herbal wraps are all about relaxation. Mani-pedis, as well as hand treatments and conditioning make hands and feet look and feel great. Coffee bar and Italian sodas are an added treat.

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