Top Hair Salons at Galway
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Top Hair Salons at Galway

Whether it’s to better yourself after following your life coach’s advice or celebrating after paying off a large loan, keeping your hair in great style can be a great confidence boost.

But where can you have it done? In this article, we’ll show you our top picks in Galway.

This includes average hair salon prices in Galway, our criteria in picking the hair salons, and some FAQs when it comes to hair services.

The Cost of Hair Salon Services in Galway 

Getting your hair done can be priced differently. This includes the length of hair to be treated, how complex the final hairstyle will be, and the type of hair you have.

Here’s a list of price ranges for hair salon services in Galway:

Haircut€20 to €60
Blowdry€24 to €65
Hair coloringFrom €30 to €99
Hair highlights/BalayageFrom €35 to €130
Upstyling/CurlingFrom €30
Hair treatments€12.50 to €45

Top Hair Salons in Galway

When it comes to picking the best hair salons around Galway, these were our criteria:

Customer Service. This includes how well they treated their customers before booking an appointment until after the hair styling is done.
Staff. The salon should have a roster of professionally well-trained stylists that can handle a variety of customer desires when it comes to their hair.
Price. Their prices should be reasonable enough for the styling they’re receiving.

1. Zenith Hairdressing

Zenith Hairdressing Homepage
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SERVICESHair cut, blow dry, hair coloring, hair highlights, balayage, hair upstyling, hair curling, L’Oréal treatment, Olaplex treatment, Joico treatment, Beauty Works extensions, hair care packages
WEBSITEhttps://zenithhairdressing.ie/galway/
ADDRESS33 Eyre Street, Galway City
CONTACT DETAILSEmail: [email protected]

Phone number: 091 533680

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday: Closed

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Zenith Hairdressing is located at the center of Galway. We feel that this is convenient because it makes them accessible.

They offer the standard fare for hair salons: hair cuts, hair coloring, hair treatments, and more. We feel that this is great that they offer this for 

When it comes to their staff, they have lots of stylists available. Aside from that, they are known to be friendly and can help you get the hairstyle you want.

We feel that this is fine, however, we noticed a few downsides.

One of their previous customers complained that they were pressured to pick up their recommended selection of hair care products.

A few others said that their haircuts did not satisfy them, although we did note that these were in the minority.

When it comes to communication, we feel that they are still lacking, honestly – especially for online inquiries. We also think that their website is hard to navigate.

One customer even complained about how they couldn’t respond to complaint emails promptly.

Despite these, we do like that they offer solid vouchers for ourselves or for gifts. Aside from that, you can buy their hair products online fairly easily.

We like that they have an online store. They supply their recommended hair products from L’Oréal, Joico, and Olaplex, by the way.

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Able to style hair to one’s liking really well
  • Can handle most hair types (i.e. natural curly hair)
  • Book appointment online
  • Offers vouchers
  • Buy hair products online

Cons

  • Pressured to pick up their recommended hair products
  • Quality of haircut may differ from stylist to stylist
  • Complaint emails may not be responded quickly enough
  • Website may be hard to navigate around

Customer Reviews

Great service in hair coloring

“Niamh was absolutely brilliant, she is extremely knowledgeable in color application and took my vision and made it a reality. Niamh is an absolute pleasure to be around and made the whole experience so enjoyable. Really looking forward to coming back!” – Grainne McDonagh

Welcome

“This is a nice place with friendly staff… However, I didn’t have the best experience. It was my first time there and I was nervous about going somewhere new. I noticed they changed staff on me (from who I booked) but didn’t address it. I got someone young which also made me nervous as my hair is a bit more difficult to style. I have long thick hair and wanted to get shorter layers for more texture. This young lady was very nice and was open with communication making sure not to cut more than I wanted which I appreciate, however when it came to actually styling my hair it was a bit, err, off. The layers are uneven and a bit chunky. Unfortunately I’m going to have to spend more money getting it styled again which is what I didn’t want. The blow dry at the end of the cut was a bit unnerving as well. My hair just came out frizzy and not styled to perfection which is what I would expect from a professional salon and as a paying customer. I probably won’t be going here again. This is a nice place and I recommend it, but maybe if you want a simple cut and style. I’d give it 2 stars, but the staff was really nice.” – Erika L.

2. Momento Hair Salon

Momento Hair Salon Homepage
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SERVICESHair cut, Hair color, Olaplex treatment, balayage, Updo’s, Blow dry, Make up, threading, nails
WEBSITEhttps://www.momentohair.ie/
ADDRESS18 High Street Galway City
CONTACT DETAILSEmail: [email protected]

Phone number: 091 565 569

OPERATING HOURSSunday to Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Located at Main Street, Momento Hair Salon is another hairdresser located at the heart of Galway.

They offer various hair styling services from haircuts to hair coloring. What makes them stand out from other salons in the area is that they also offer manicures, makeup services, and threading.

Aside from that, they can also be hired for wedding styling services too.

We feel that this variety of services is great. This shows how far they’ve come in 12 years of operation.

However, we feel that most of their services are priced as “starts at €xx” is unhelpful for customers who want to have their hair done on a budget.

Some customers have also complained that they don’t provide consistent customer service.

Despite these, they also offer something unique to their customers: Memento Hair Salon merchandise. This includes various types of shirts but we don’t like that there isn’t an option to buy them online.

Speaking of online shopping, they offer various hair styling and hair care products online. This includes no-brand hair clips to well-known hair products from Olaplex.

We find it helpful that they also offer hair styling accessories, which can help customers take care of their hair at home.

Pros

  • Gift cards available
  • Offers own merchandise
  • Order hair care products online
  • Order hair styling products online
  • Manicure services available
  • Makeup services available
  • Threading services available
  • Available for wedding styling services
  • Online booking available

Cons

  • Unclear about services that have “starts at xx”
  • Inconsistent customer service
  • Website may be hard to navigate around

Customer Reviews

Great service overall

“My favorite salon in town- Donna, Alicia and Karen are all just amazing, and the atmosphere is always lovely here no matter how busy they are. I’ve never had a bad cut, color or blow dry in here, I’m always delighted with the results. Very reasonably priced too!” – Jacqueline Howard

Remarkable service over 20 years of printers

“Customer relations not good.” – Bernadette Donohue

3. Barry’s Hair Salon

Barry’s Hair Salon Homepage
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SERVICESHair coloring, Hair cut, Hair conditioning, hair extensions,Billion Dollar Brows treatment, beard trimming, nails (CND Shellac & Vinylux nail polish), makeup, tanning (Wow Brown Tanning Liquid, Bellamianta Luxury Tanning), waxing (Lycon wax), skincare (Dermalogica)
WEBSITEhttps://barryshairstudio.ie/
ADDRESS34 Shop St, Galway, H91 WY2H
CONTACT DETAILSPhone numbers: +353 91 561 392, +353 91 565 362
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Yet another salon located on High Street, Barry’s Hair and Beauty Studio is known for various beauty services.

Aside from their various hair care services catered to both men and women, they also offer skincare services, waxing, tanning, makeup, eyebrows, and nails.

We feel that this wide range of beauty services is great because this means that they can help their customers feel better from head to toe.

They can wax any part of their customer’s body from head to toe, give their nails a new look through manis or pedis, and enhance their eyes through brow shaping and lash extensions.

Despite this, there are a few downsides.

A few previous customers complained that they didn’t like the hair styling that they received. We don’t like this as it means that they can’t keep their service consistently good.

However, we do like that they mentioned that all their staff is continuously being trained in beauty techniques to keep themselves on top of fashion. This is important: too many salons don’t bother with employee development.

Unfortunately, they do seem to need that development in some areas – their customer service isn’t as consistent as we’d like either. Having one’s hair done shouldn’t be uncomfortable and it can be if you’re dealing with a trainee.

Aside from that, they offer both gift vouchers and a Loyalty Club. We feel that the Loyalty Club is great as it can help their most loyal customers pay for services they need for less.

Pros

  • Large variety of beauty services aside from hair
  • Available for wedding styling services
  • Online booking available with selection on which hairstylist
  • Loyalty Club points available
  • Gift vouchers available

Cons

  • Inconsistent hair quality
  • Staff treatment inconsistent
  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

Cards for staff were made great

“Five star service as usual, from reception to stylist all are fabulous, great experience and the coffee is brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.” – Nicole Maria

Extra charge upon payment

“Got my highlights done and when I went to pay, they charged me for a blow-dry as well. Apparently now they’ve decided to charge an extra €31 for drying your hair on top of charging for a color but don’t mention this anywhere in their pricing. Total rip off. Won’t be going here again and wouldn’t be able to recommend it.” – Ellen O’ Brien

4. Kazanoo Hair Studio

Kazanoo Hair Studio Homepage
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SERVICESHair styling, Hair cut, Hair coloring, Hair blow dry, Balayage, Olaplex treatment, Sombre hair style, Ombre hair style, BeautyWorks hair extensions,
WEBSITEhttps://www.kazanoohairstudio.com/
ADDRESSUnit 7, Kiltartan House, Park Lane, Forster Street, Galway
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: 086 881 4510
OPERATING HOURS

Tuesday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sunday to Monday: Closed

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Located a few blocks away from Galway’s train station, Kazanoo Hair Studio is one of the many hair dressers that you may want to get your hair styled at when you’re in the area.

Unlike the others on this list, they offer only hair styling services, though. This includes hair cuts, semi-permanent hair coloring, permanent hair coloring, and hair restyling.

We like that they have a way to book an appointment for any of their services online. They even clearly list how much the treatment can cost through the booking, which is a big plus.

Even so, some of their hair services are described in a confusing manner. This includes how they wrote their booking terms and conditions on their website.

Also worth noting is that customers will be charged for canceling within a day of booking. Full price even for a no-show.

We feel that this is fair, but it may not be for some customers who want to try their services and could experience a sudden event in their lives.

Speaking of services, their staff is praised by their previous customers for being professional and highly skilled. We think that this is great as getting one’s hair done should be placed in the most capable hands.

One downside they have is that they’re closed on two days of the week unlike the other hair salons on this list. Make sure to keep that in mind before booking a service with them.

Pros

  • Book appointments online
  • Detailed information on their hair services available
  • Prices for hair services with add ons available
  • Professional and highly skilled staff

Cons

  • Confusing wording on their hair service information
  • Will be charged half for canceling booking within 24 hours or less
  • Will be charged full price for no-show
  • Website is a bit clunky
  • Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Customer Reviews

Great product quality

“Such a fabulous experience! Tara was literally the best hairdresser I have ever had! I have been living overseas for 8 years, have an amazing hairdresser, so there was a lot to live up to.

I had a very bad first experience of having my hair done in Ireland so researched a lot before I booked at Kazanoo.

Tara gave me the best hair do I have ever had, the color is gorgeous, the cut is perfect and the styling was amazing.

Now I’m sad I’m leaving as it’s a long way back to Galway for another appointment with Tara!” – Trish Whelan

Great experience from start to finish

“Excellent service as always. Angela and Tara are the hairdessers I go to and are excellent at what they do.” – Alice Fleming

5. Belle Hair

Belle Hair Homepage
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SERVICESHair extensions, Hair styling, Hair coloring, KEVIN.MURPHY treatment, Olaplex treatment, Invisibles, Reapplications, balayage, limescale removal treatment
WEBSITEhttps://www.bellehair.ie/
ADDRESSUnit 14J, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: +353 87 359 2196

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday to Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Located within Liosban Business Park, Belle Hair is known for providing various hair services.

Case in point, they are well-known for their extensions and hair coloring treatments. We find this great as this can help customers who want to get them for the first time or change up their extensions.

Speaking of extensions, they offer various hair products on their online store. This includes their own brand of clip-in extensions in various colors, which we find very helpful.

A unique service they offer is having express delivery for any customer who orders on their website. This is great because customers may need the right hair products to keep their styles as great as they are to the salon.

Even with gift vouchers available, we noticed that their hair services are above the average price around Galway. 

Aside from that, we feel dismayed that they do not have a way to book an appointment online unlike the others on this list. Customers can contact them through other means to book one, but honestly, everyone should have online booking now!

Another downside we found was that their customer service is inconsistent. Some of their customers applauded their great quality, others had rude experiences with the staff.

We ourselves liked the service we were provided, but if others are complaining, there’s obviously still room for improvement.

Pros

  • Great quality hairdressing
  • Offers gift vouchers
  • Order hair products online
  • Offers express delivery for online orders

Cons

  • Hairdressers may provide inconsistent service
  • Online hair appointments unavailable
  • Prices for hair color correction unknown
  • Prices for adding pastel/funky hair colors unknown
  • Prices are higher than average

Customer Reviews

Consistent service through the years

“This place is amazing! I started going here last year to get my hair cut/coloured/styled by Stephanie and she always does a superb job! I’ve never been happier with my hair. She listens and knows exactly what to do to get your desired look!” – Louise Folan

Great cards and great service

“I bought clip-ins from Belle Hair online over Christmas as I was given a voucher. Nancy was short staffed due to covid, crazy busy, had only one delivery scheduled (due to the schedule with the delivery company for the week between Christmas and New Years) and still managed to get these to me within a day or so. All the staff I spoke to online were so lovely to deal with. So professional while being personable and friendly.” – Tom from Lightbox Digital

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