What Makes Us Unique

The word “Meraki” means doing something with total love and pure soul, leaving a little piece of yourself in your creative work. We invite you to join us in our endeavors to promote a business primarily focused on people through innovation, creativity and sustainability. We are proud to carry local North Carolina lines as well as haircare products that contain certified organic, cruelty free and vegan ingredients. Our passion for an eco-conscious and eco-friendly environment in our hair salon is supported by not only the products we provide (many of our brands free of all the “bad” ingredients, including ammonia) but also through ongoing education, to ensure we reach this goal effectively while remaining current on the most innovative non-toxic and low toxic professional hair techniques and products. We sincerely believe that supportive communities are the backbone of any local successful business and we love being apart of Live on Hillsborough Street and Shop Local Raleigh, as a salon near you! It is our desire for all who enter our doors to be treated uniquely and with respect, leaving with a sophisticated and trendy style/color/cut and feeling exceptional! We encourage you to try our custom Doterra Shampoo Experience, it’s unlike any other! It is our priority to create a place for like minded people to enjoy peace, calm and satisfaction on multiple levels while in a fabulous modern high end hair salon in downtown Raleigh.

We strive to deliver trendy & urban styles that are accessible, low maintenance yet extremely custom and created just for you!

Mission & Culture

Our aim is to build an environment in which people are proud and enthusiastic to support; where they are free to learn, explore and share in an inclusive environment. We prioritize those who walk through our door anticipating their needs and desires, going beyond their expectations and leaving feeling refreshed, satisfied and appreciated.

We strive to be a sustainable eco-conscious hair salon, minimizing waste from the companies we choose to do business with and their products, to the salon supplies we use to ensure minimal to no packaging. We seek to partner with those that are eco-friendly in using organic low-toxic and non-toxic ingredients creating more inventive products. We collaborate with local Raleigh entrepreneurs giving them a supportive platform in which to showcase their original designs. We intend to fix, reuse, recycle and repurpose whenever possible. We strive to reduce and eliminate areas of single use items replacing with those that are more sustainable in an intentional way.

We have an ongoing curriculum in the apprenticeship program that will ensure consistent, exceptional service as we are always learning not only individually but as a whole. We remain current on high end hair trends using the latest artistic techniques and resourceful products in an intentional, accessible and trendy way. We aim to become the best and in turn deliver the best both in our craft and in our communities here on Hillsborough St. We believe you get back in life what you give out!

Summer is the best stylist around!!! My husband and I both get our hair done by her and are always pleased! If you’re looking for an amazing color job or cut you need to book with her immediately! Great atmosphere to relax in and leave feeling gorgeous and pampered!”

-Brooke O.

“I wouldn’t have my hair done anywhere else! My stylist is Ashley and I drive from Tennessee to Raleigh just to have my hair done by her. This salon has the best of the best not only with salon equipment and top of the line products but also with the staff! If you haven’t been you need to go!”

-Michele D.

“By far the best haircut I’ve had by Chloee! Friendly staff, beautiful salon and I’ll definitely be returning!”

-Darcy S.

“Amazing place, everyone is friendly and great at their craft. I found them through Instagram and got my hair done with Caroline. She was amazing and I’m so happy with the brunette balyage she did. I definitely will be going back.”

-Lisa N.

“I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was incredibly helpful! Rachel did a wonderful job explaining the haircut and how I could go about styling the new cut. She was very diligent in making sure she got exactly what I wanted, and she was excellent conversation.”

-S. Kathleen C.

Downtown Raleigh Eco-Friendly Hair Salon Near You








  • Length Based Haircuts
  • Custom Lightening/Color
  • Extensions
  • Remedies
  • Special Styling
  • Facial Waxing
  • Makeup
  • Barber Length (extra short)
  • Short Length
  • Chin to Collar Bone(to shoulders)
  • Collar Bone+(past shoulders)
  • Freeform Custom Curly Cut
  • Custom Natural Curl Styling
  • Global (single color&process)
  • Retouch
  • Color Correct/Vivids
    *Consult Required
  • Full Foil*
  • Partial Highlight*
  • Full "Micro" Foil*
  • Balayage*
  • Partial Balayage*
  • Face Frame Balayage*
  • *includes glaze, bondbuilder & custom finish
  • Extensions(clip in, tape in, hand tied wefts)
  • Complimentary Consult required prior to booking, a deposit will be required.
  • Detox & CPR Treatments
  • Color Enrichment Gloss
  • Oribe Gold Lust Treatments
  • KM Vial Treatments
  • Conditioning Treatments
  • Professional Blow-Out
  • Special Occasion
  • Meraki Tutorial
  • The pro's teach you how to apply products &/or styling lessons, whichever you choose!
  • In, Out & On the Go
  • Quick 30 minute dry style, Does NOT include shampoo or blow dry, must arrive with clean dry hair.
  • Wedding/Groups
    *Consult Required
  • Eyebrow Sculpting
  • Lip
  • Eyebrow Sculpt/Lip
  • Chin
  • Full face
  • X's & O's Pkg
  • Insta Famous Pkg
  • Special Event

  • Trial
  • Day of
  • *A la’ Carte Items available upon request*

* Prices may vary according to hair length, texture, density, heat styling , additional colors, coverage, technique and stylist experience.

Contact us To book an appointment!