Best Hair Salon: Salon Lofts

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Salon Lofts might seem as ubiquitous a hair salon as some other budget-priced, national chains, but its boutique approach makes it quite the opposite. With 13 locations in Columbus, Salon Lofts can take on the proximity and feel of a neighborhood salon.

Within each salon are "beauty specialists" who set their own pricing and availability, effectively owning their own chair. And that flexibility makes for happy clients, who rave about their favorite stylists on profile pages set up at

Runners-up: Charles Penzone, Lucky 13