Imagine this: you find yourself with your head leaned back, eyes closed, a latte in-hand, and a warm stream of water showering your scalp at an amazing Grand Rapids hair salon. As the stylist massages the shampoo out of your hair, you can’t help but remember a time that you’ve felt such bliss…except for when you locked yourself in the bathroom and devoured that Snicker’s bar last Wednesday.
If you’re anything like me, then you probably understand the daily routine of tossing your hair up in a bun and calling it good. As moms, it gets hard to find time to take care of our hair—and don’t even ask about how often we wash it. I mean, let’s face it, our entire lives are lived for our babies, and that’s definitely not a bad thing.
Although all of us certainly do our best to maintain our homes while we’re eyeballs deep in boogers and Legos, we still deserve a break every now and again. More importantly, we deserve to have a self-care break. And one of the most essential pieces of the self-care pie is haircare. So, how long has it been since you’ve gotten your hair done?
If you can’t even remember, trust me—you’re not alone. I bear good news! As a gentle reminder that it’s alright to leave the kids with dad (or even a sitter) and take some time for yourself, I searched high and low for your perfect Grand Rapids hair salon.
Let’s go, mama!
Chasing Vanity’s salon is dedicated to making you feel like the best version of yourself. If you’re looking for more, they offer a super wide range of services on top of hair styling, including makeup, cosmetic injections, spa services, lash extensions, and even body massages. Yeah, they’re pretty cool.
Chasing Vanity is the perfect one-stop salon that will definitely treat you to the self-care that you deserve. Honestly, I would spend an entire week here if I could. Not to mention, Chasing Vanity’s owner Elisabeth is a Grand Rapids native and a mom herself. Talk about knowing exactly what other mamas need.
You can book an appointment with one of their specialists here!
For more of a creative, stylistic approach to a hair salon, Sin Republic has you covered. At Sin Republic, they specialize in hair sculpting, rather than a simple haircut. When you sit down in one of their chairs, their stylists make your appointment a bonding experience. They’ll customize your hair, giving you the hair of your dreams. Not only do they specialize in hair, but Sin Republic also provides makeup and eyelash services.
The owner of Sin Republic, Sin, believes that hair is like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Sin ensures that all are welcome in his salon—as long as you have hair, they can sculpt it.
Sin Republic has two locations in Grand Rapids, each one with its own, fun atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a simple trim or a drastic change, you can support this super awesome small business by booking an appointment on their website.
Pure Salon is just that: pure. With its chic, minimalist environment, this boutique salon is the epitome of a blissful self-care scenario. Pure Salon offers plenty of salon services; whether it be a cut, color, extensions, or hair treatment, they’ll take care of you.
This is a beautiful salon with a fantastic team of stylists that will provide you with a great hair experience. To book an appointment, check out Pure Salon’s website! You can also stalk their Instagram page to see some of their gorgeous work: @puresalongr.
Cheeky Strut is one of Grand Rapids’s favorites. They provide a nice range of hair services, such as cutting, coloring, treatments, and extensions. On top of that, Cheeky Strut offers spa services…holla! Haven’t shaved your legs in a month? Same here. But good news, Cheeky Strut does sugar hair removal. I can’t say from experience whether it hurts, but it has sugar in it, so it has to be a good time. Then, to top it off, they also offer tanning services for a decent price.
As of recently, you can even stay in your sweats and buy Cheeky Strut’s recommended products online! Check them out online to book an appointment with one of their talented stylists.
Brindle & Blonde has to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing hair salons in Grand Rapids…maybe even all of Michigan. Aside from their super cute atmosphere, Brindle & Blonde offers a full menu of salon services like haircuts, coloring, hair treatments, and styling. They have a nice size team of stylists, each one willing to leave you with the Pinterest hair you’ve always hoped for.
Treat yourself to that blowout while you enjoy a few minutes of service in an adorable space. (Maybe even find some interior inspiration while you’re at it.) Book an appointment with one of Brindle & Blonde’s stylists on their website. And while you’re waiting for that day, explore their Instagram for more information and their work: @brindleandblonde.
A perfect Grand Rapids hair salon is all you need to make yourself feel as beautiful as you are by taking a day for yourself. Trust me, you do the most for your kids every day—you (and your hair) definitely deserve it.
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