Welcome to The Colorist Bar & Salon!

We are a Team Based Pay Hair Salon in Cleveland. Our Salon is One of the Top 20 Paul Mitchell Focus Salons in all of Ohio! We put service before self.

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We Focus on Hair!

When you are looking for the absolute best cut and hair color service in a Cleveland hair salon, you want to go with one that dedicates their time and efforts in exactly that. Here at The Colorist Bar & Salon, we believe in keeping our focus on one thing only: HAIR. Not manicures, not facials, not massages, only hair! When you focus on one area of expertise, you are able to offer only the best services.

A Paul Mitchell Focus Hair Salon in the Cleveland Area

The Colorist Bar & Salon pays our service providers by the hour and not by commission only, unlike other hair salons, so you know you will not be bothered with them trying to sell you anything on any of your visits. You are never locked into one service provider, which means you are not put on a waiting list for that individual. We make it our top priority to meet your busy schedule and ensure your needs are taken care of promptly. Our staff works to accommodate each and every client's needs. Let us take care of your new cut or hair color, because at The Colorist, we do cut and hair color best and our clients have voted us "Best In Hair Color" for Cleveland East Side Salons on Fox 8's Hot List.

Exceptional Hair Color and Cut

There are many Cleveland hair salons to choose from, but let us help you choose wisely! All of our stylists are focused on their hair color education and dry haircut education by not just receiving in-salon training, but continuing to educate themselves after their initial training! We are confident that we can provide you with not only the experience you want in a hair salon, but also deliver exceptional hair color and cut.

Here at The Colorist Bar & Salon we use advanced dry cutting techniques so you can see your new hair cut develop before your eyes. Lean more about the benefits of dry cutting and why you'll walk away with the best hair cut you've ever had.


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Fae P Customer since 2015

I am new to town and this was my first time at the salon which I chose because it is a Paul Mitchell Salon. Had a very good experience there and will be back. Loved the color and it was wonderful to have the extra pampering at the Wash House (complimentary paraffin hand treatment, great scalp massage and hot lavender face towel). The salon is clean, has a great layout and friendly staff.

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Diane D Customer since 2013

This was my first visit to The Colorist, and I loved it! The salon itself is a very comfortable environment, and everyone is friendly. At The Colorist I received personal attention, and was not shuffled around like some of the larger, more commercialized salons that resemble a factory. Melissa took time to discuss the characteristics of my hair, the appropriate color and cut for the shape of my face and tone of my skin. I did not feel pressured or rushed in my decisions. I definitely recommend The Colorist Salon and will be a regular client!

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Casey M Customer since 2008

I have been a patron of The Colorists since 2008, and this is the best hair salon I have ever gone to. Melissa and the team are true professionals and only want to provide the best experience. I have never had a bad haircut or color, and I also love the fact that Melissa is so big on continuing education for the entire staff, which only ensures the client receives the most stylish care

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Kathy S Customer since 2020

I was very nervous going into the salon because of the virus. I approached the window outside to let them know I was there. The receptionist came to the door & told me she would check to see if Melissa was ready for me, then I went in. I was immediately stopped and my temperature was taken. Everyone was wearing a mask. I was kept in the chair at her station while I had my hair colored and cut. The salon is Very SAFE and as always very clean!!!! I left there feeling relaxed about making the choice of going to the Colorist Salon. Great job ladies thank you for going the extra mile, taking all the precautions to keep us feeling safe and beautiful at the same time!

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Chris R Customer since 2017

I was in Cleveland for a wedding and called at the very last minute and was fortunate to get an appointment for a blowout (I have naturally curly hair). The stylist did a fantastic job and the team and atmosphere was terrific. If I lived in Cleveland I would go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend them.

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Sarah D Customer since 2014

Melissa and her team are all very talented, professional and friendly. I’ve been going to salons for decades and hands down they are the best! My highlights and cuts are always excellent. They’re also doing a great job keeping the salon disinfected and I feel safe going there during the pandemic.

Reserve your appointment today and let us give you an exceptional color and dry design experience!

Let's face it...hair color is the first thing you notice and the last thing you forget!

  • August 14, 2020
    Germs don't stand a chance!
  • July 1, 2020
    Many of us have used flat irons for years without giving a thought to the effect it may have on our hair. Flat irons have remained one of the best techniques we have for straightening hair. What should you do if you want to use the flat iron, but you also want to make sure you are protecting your hair? Here are some basic flat iron mistakes people make, so that you can make sure you are using your styling tool wisely.
  • May 11, 2020
    We will be reopening on Friday, May 15. You will be receiving a
    phone call from me in the near future to reschedule your
Paul Mitchell Keratin Intensive Treatment
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Our team is Barbicide certified! Barbicide is approved by the EPA for efficacy against Human Coronavirus including COVID-19. This is the disinfectant that we have used since we opened and we will continue to do so . Our team is doing everything we can to keep a healthy and safe environment for everyone.

Salon Hours
Tuesday: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Return Policy:
All retail purchases are final.
We now accept credit cards, pin based debit cards, checks and cash.
We aren't responsible for lost property.
Cancellation policy :
If you must cancel , please notify us AT LEAST 24 hours prior to your appointment or you will be charged for the missed visit . Thank you for respecting what we love doing most - serving you!