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Best hair salon Durham
An inclusive modern-luxury holistic salon culture that is a safe space for Creatives (and Clients) to feel valued, accepted, seen, and heard. A brand that gives a VOICE to Stylists, empowers them with a growth-mindset and career path, and provides them the clear path to create true time + financial freedom. Known for being a non-toxic culture + beauty home that empowers, educates and evolves Stylists through their entire career.
We embrace the AND not the OR in the ways we conduct our business & express our talents:
Creativity AND Discipline
Innovation AND Execution
Humility AND Audacity
Freedom AND Responsibility
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
From the founder, Michelle: I remember when I visited salons as a kid and was so scared to be seen and heard, always afraid and equally fascinated by the skill it took to perform a service and then to feel so changed and beautiful after was a gem in my young angst driven adolescence . These curiosities brought me to the industry to give that same feeling to others thru my hands and skills. Then it turned on me…making me sick for years finally erupting out of my skin and pores the toxic sludge I had been absorbing for a decade and I was so heartbroken I wouldn’t be able to serve my guests again.
I took that sorrow and unforeseen circumstance and shifted it to understanding the cause of this and researching a better safer way to perform what I loved. It was too late for me(my blood had reached toxic levels and I was now sensitive to even good for you things) but I was determined to pass along my experience and knowledge to other stylists and provide the same beauty to our guests, achieving beautiful luxury results without having to sacrifice their health even if “its just an hour”. This is the foundation of why I opened Meraki Salons, to provide safer spaces for stylists to have longevity in their careers and produce top level work and for our community~showing them they don’t have to choose beauty over health.
This has spread in my passion to provide a strong team, growth and education centered culture which lends to that unseen but felt “feeling” when you step into our spaces. We are different because my experience as the founder is unique and my intent has always been to give back to our industry and our community thru what we do.
Established in 2017, we are a Kevin Murphy Session Salon, a Holistic Hair Tribe Partner Salon & a Safer Space Salon through the Dress Code Alliance. Meraki Salons is a Top 200 awarded hair salon ranked as one of the best hair stylist salons in Raleigh & Durham, NC as well as a Top 50 organic salon in the world!
Green Circle Certified. We provide safe, clean, welcoming salon spaces for both our guests and team. Check out map, hours, services & more!
“I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE. 10/10 recommend them. The aesthetic of the salon is just so chill & makes it feel so welcome. It’s worth paying considering it is an environmentally friendly and non-toxic salon. Shelby shared the owners story with me and it just made the experience all the more sweet.”