Welcoming. Hip. Edgy. Modern. Energetic. Thoughtful. Artistic. Those are just a handful of the words that have been used to describe ananda hair studio since their opening in 1995. The word ananda is Sanskrit for joy and bliss, and that’s what their team strives to provide as a culture, with outstanding craft and superior customer service. Over the years, their downtown location has become a recognizable staple in Asheville’s diverse city scene, offering a modern feel and contemporary storefront with glossy sidewalk-to-ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy the bustle of downtown in cheerful comfort.

Their second location, anandawest, is quite literally wedged into the lower level of an old brick warehouse in the River Arts District. It shares the three story building–known as the Wedge Studios–with local artists. The salon is intimate, industrial, modern and artsy all at once. It’s a space like none other.

Between both locations, ananda is open seven days a week, offering a wide variety of styling services.  From specialized cuts, color, blow-outs, hair treatments and updos, ananda’s talented stylists provide their clients with the very best that the industry has to offer. (It’s no wonder they were voted best hair salon in our February 2018 Reader’s Choice issue.)