Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

9 Of the best hair Salons in Toms River according to you are on this list. There has to be 50-plus hair salons in Toms River. How many are actually good?

I have been looking for a stylist who can not only give me a great haircut, but someone who can transform my look. No one can make you look like a million dollars, but they can certainly make you feel like a million bucks.

I have been searching high and low for years for a hair artist who I can connect with. Someone who gets me and doesn’t treat me like I’m invisible. I want to be treated like a client, not just another head of hair to cut and style.

When you reach a certain age, some stylists don’t want to bother with all the bells and whistles that they give to their younger clients.

First of all, I’m not ancient. Secondly, I am in a business where looking, good counts. Yeah I’m on the radio and no one sees me while I’m in the studio, but I do make public appearances. I want to look more than presentable. I strive to look good, and I want my hair to reflect that.

I finally found someone who I can connect with. Her name is Caitlyn. I found Caitlyn by searching for opinions online on community message boards and social media pages.

I called the salon last Summer and made an appointment. Caitlyn is somewhere in her 20s and loves bands like Lamb of God and other not-so-mainstream artists. She also dresses like a rock goddess.

Caitlyn treated me with respect and was interested in getting to know me and what I liked. Not a typical experience for me.

My first haircut wasn’t the time to experiment. I wanted to see how she worked her magic. For the next haircut, I asked for her opinion on doing something different. She gave me a shag cut that was easy to work with.  She spent some time showing me how to style it myself.

I am not good at this sort of thing. I have zero talent in recreating the look I walked out of the salon with. Caitlyn was patient and kind. She suggested hair products but did NOT try to upsell me on products the salon carries. I love that!

The other day, I called the salon to make another appointment. Unfortunately, the receptionist told me that Caitlyn no longer works at the salon which took me 5 years to find.

What Now?

I had to do a little detective work to find out where Caitlyn wound up. I found her on social media and discovered that she is in the process of opening up her own hair studio. It’s not going to materialize for at least another month.

I could go back to the salon she used to work at and use another stylist. The owner there is pretty awesome. Her name is Tracy and she’s a rock chick too.

I’m still thinking about it, but in the meantime, I went back online to find out from the locals what other salons do great work and have stylists who actually take a personal interest in their clients.

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Here’s the list.

  • La Stella and Co. Hair Salon - 169 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755

    This is the salon that took me 5 years to find. Tracy is a great hair artist who owns the place and always makes you feel right at home. They also have jewelry on display for purchase. My first time there, I purchased a couple of butterfly necklaces. There’s also a stylist there named Kayla who has a great reputation for making her clients feel beautiful.

    Offering a wide variety of hair services as well as nail services, make-up application, and waxing services.

  • Appearance Workshop Hair Salon - 735 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755

    I’ve been told by many women on the community page that Courtney, the owner is incredible at her craft. Gianna and Jennifer’s  names came up a few times as well. It’s a full service salon. Lashes, Extensions, and Make-up done in a pleasant atmosphere.



  • Salon Elemis - 1875 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

    This salon’s name comes up a lot. They just celebrated 18 years making the community look beautiful. If a salon has been in business for that long in my town, then it’s a sure bet they’ll stay on my radar.

    Carine, the owner posted this on FB for the salon’s 18th anniversary: Over the past 18 years, we’ve evolved, grown, and learned together. It’s been an honor to witness your transformations, both inside and out. Your trust has been the foundation of our success, and we are truly grateful for every moment you’ve spent in our salon, and to our Amazing Team a heartfelt thank you for your dedication and hard work. Your commitment is the backbone of our success. Grateful to have such a fantastic team. Here’s to more achievements together!

    Offering a full range of hair services, nails, waxing, lashes, make-up and amazing service.


  • Alchemy Hair Studio - 1834 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753

    This place comes up a lot when I see a post from someone who just moved to town looking for a great salon. It’s in the shopping center by the Silverton Diner.  Alexis’s name came up quite a few times when someone asks for a stylist recommendation. Rayna’s name came up when asking about a stylist who’s an expert with hair extensions.

    Alana P. said: “It’s a pricey place, but worth it if you care how you look.” An abundance of hair services are available here as well as lash service.

  • Salon Bree Hair Studio - 931 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753

    A clean beautiful salon with a reputation for their friendly staff and excellent service. The names that have come up a few times for recommendations are Bree, Heather, Jackie, and Adrienne. It’s the one stop you should make if you want to look fabulous. I looked through their Instagram page, and their work looks exceptional.


  • Structure Salon - 224 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Offering quite a few hair services.  I don’t see hair extensions on their list. They also offer nail services and waxing services. It’s been noted quite a few times that they are great with small children while cutting their hair. Donica, Kim and Katie have been mentioned as standouts.


  • Salon Solutions Hair Salon - 1747 Hooper Ave #5, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Their slogan is: Where Passion & Experience Come Together For You.” They claim to be the best hair salon in Toms River. They may have convinced me to give them a shot. On their website it says, We care about relationship building and listen to your desires, needs, and concerns to find out what really matters to you when it comes to style.”

    This is exactly what I am looking for. Someone who cares about me and what I want. They provide a wide range of hair services as well as waxing, and they provide their stylist’s with hair classes to stay in touch with the latest trends. The names of the employees that came up were Joanne & Peg. Check out their Instagram page.

  • Beachcomber Salon - 316 Atlantic City Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08757

    This place was mentioned a few times online and by a listener who lives in South Toms River.  I chose to include them because they’ve been around for more than 25 years and when I see that kind of longevity, it leads me to believe they have excellent stylists and a loyal clientele.

    A passion for excellence and a variety of haircare services, Frank and Julie were the stylist names that came up most often.

  • Styling Company -16 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Monmouth County folks can go to their Belmar location, right up the road from WRAT Radio on Main St.

    Toms River folks can head over to this beautiful salon in downtown Toms River. The word is that this place is warm and welcoming to all who walk through their door. They offer a wide range of hair services including extensions. They also do lash services and make-up applications. Names of stylists mentioned online were Brian & Lea.

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