There’s nothing better than coming back from vacation feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, and part of that fun can come with getting a new look. If you feel like making a change on your next trip to Santa Barbara, here’s our list of the city’s best salons:


At Mishay you’ll find a team of talented hair stylists all wanting to make you feel great not only about your look, but as a guest at the salon as well. Owner Andrea Ridgell has created a beautiful and welcoming space with an excellent staff. We can gladly recommend making an appointment with any one of the experts and feel confident you will love your experience. As a bonus, if you’re planning on attending any weddings while in Santa Barbara, Mishay specializes in bridal services as well!

Mishay Salon & Spa. 2728 De La Vina St. 805 563 6700.

Darin Jon

Darin Jon is one of the most popular salons in Santa Barbara. With over 30 years experience in this field, owner and trainer Darin Jon ensures that every client feels personally taken care of and attended to. Appointments begin with a consultation so that your new hairstyle fits perfectly with your wants and lifestyle. As cuts can be pricey, there is also an option to book with ‘New Talents’ who are continuing their training in-salon.

Darin Jon Studio. 1428 Chapala St. 805 962 1884.

Walter Claudio

At Walter Claudio, the number one priority for every stylist is the true treatment and care of your hair. With an emphasis on health and repair, haircuts here are also meant to be trendy and make a statement. Expect up-to-date hairdressers who care about making you look your best and quality products from Aveda to make sure you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Walter Claudio. 11 W. Figueroa St. 805 963 7579.

Wolf’s Head

We would be remiss not to include Wolf’s Head boutique and barbershop for the men on vacation here. As trendy as it gets, this shop offers a stylish, curated collection of men’s fashion as well as an on-site stylist for cuts. They also sell quality grooming products so you can take your new look back home with you when you go!

Wolf’s Head. 433 State St. 805 845 0685.


Red Hair and Makeup Studio in Montecito is a classic pick amongst local Santa Barbara ladies. Specializing in hair extensions and hair replacement, this is the place to go if you’re looking to totally revamp your look!

Red Hair & Makeup Studio. 1272 Coast Village Road. 805 969 6963.