Lava Salon will always have a special place in my heart — it’s the first salon I visited in Charleston. And they did a bang up job with my long locks.
Founded by Geoff and Noel Richardson in 2006, the salon has been crushing it in Avondale (and more recently, in Park Circle) ever since. Members of the “Lava tribe” as the stylists, including this year’s Best Hair Stylist, Jackie Inman, are called, will treat you right, whether you’re getting a basic hair cut or a whole new style. As Lava puts it: “Our team is a hard-working tribe of stylists comprised of a blend of diverse backgrounds and skills. We are committed to quality results through year-long continuing education and creating an inclusive environment of community and equality for all.” —Connelly Hardaway
Runner-up: Mandy Weiner, Mandy’s Hair Studio
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