Vancouver, British Columbia, is known for being one of the more fashion-forward spots in Canada
. This rainy West Coast counterpoint to Toronto and Montreal offers a more laid-back vibe, with plenty of individual style. The blend of granola, punk, hipster, outdoorsy and more conservative styles create a city in which almost any haircut is possible.
Granville Entertainment District
The cluster of trendy boutiques in Vancouver's downtown provides a fashionable setting for a haircut. Chop Shop Hair Co. specializes in rock 'n' roll styles for an edgy, daring look. Custom and punk-inspired cuts and colors are the standard here, so going in for an electric blue Mohawk with pinstripes would not be a problem. The salon serves men and women and takes walk-ins.
Chop Shop Hair Co.
1007 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4
For a more traditional salon experience, Ignite Hair & Beauty Lounge is a short walk from SkyTrain's Stadium-Chinatown Station. This full-service salon features experienced stylists in a bright, modern space. The salon offers complimentary drinks, and a free cosmetics touch-up comes with a haircut for women.
Ignite Hair & Beauty Lounge
626 Abbott St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 0E1
The West End
Aveda customers looking for a haircut can stop in at the Aveda Academy Salon in Vancouver's West End district. Services are offered at a discount because all stylists are students in Aveda's training program. Rates vary depending on the experience of the student stylist. The entire Aveda line is available for sale, and cuts comes with Aveda's signature aromatherapy scalp massage.
Aveda Academy Salon
1228 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3
Poppy Hair Boutique is a popular spot for a haircut in Kitsilano's cute shopping district. The salon provides eco-friendly products and services for men and women. In addition, the salon sells jewelry and fashion accessories made by Vancouver artists alongside hair products.
Poppy Hair Boutique
2686 W. Fourth Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6K 1P7
Nestled among the hipster boutiques of Mount Pleasant is the intimate Chopping Block Hair Studio. This closet-sized spot offers unhurried service in a casual atmosphere. The storefront also features rotating displays of retro pop-culture figurines for your nostalgic viewing pleasure.
Chopping Block Hair Studio
155 E. Eighth Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5T 1R8
Chloe Newkirk is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a freelance writer for over five years, and written for a variety of publications. She is a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Her areas of expertise include crafts, pop culture, the arts, pets, American history and food.