The Soapbox Salon

The Soapbox Salon

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A newly renovated downtown salon is giving its clients all the sleek and chic without intimidation or judgement.

The Soapbox Salon recently underwent a facelift
The Soapbox Salon recently underwent a facelift to give it a fresh, new look.

Going to a new salon can be an intimidating experience. But the recently revamped Soapbox Salon hopes to change that.

According to owner Sarah Hunterman, they consider themselves the friendly salon and they’re here to make your dream hair a reality without all the judgment. “We’re a welcoming culture when you walk in the front door you’re met by really nice stylists and we’re open to all clientele needing hair services.”

Established in 2009 as the Hair Art Studio, and now rebranded as The Soapbox Salon, they are nestled in an urban storefront on 4th St. downtown Cincinnati. The salon exclusively offers hair and color services because Hunterman says that’s what they do best. This includes wedding hair and packages as well as facial waxing.

Recently, they did a salon makeover and freshened up the space to make the interior design as welcoming as their staff. Hunterman describes the new look as “bright and earthy.” She goes on to say the environment was purposely designed as a “comfortable space with complementary beverages and free wi-fi, that makes you want to stay beyond your service time.”

Hunterman adds that she and her team want the warmth and comfort of your experience to follow you home. Another goal, she says, is to help you recreate your salon look anytime. “You can always catch a conversation where one of our stylist are teaching their client methods to re-creating the look at home,” Hunterman says.

The Soapbox Salon also works to make the community a better place. Hunterman says that “over the past three years we have hosted two events to raise money for local charities. Starting with the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati and then this past September fundraising for Bethany House Services. We hope to continue this yearly tradition.”

Booking an appointment is simple. All of their stylists are independent designers and can be contacted directly. If you’re looking for suggestions or making a first time appointment you can call their main line and get set up. Make sure to ask your stylist about new client and referral discounts.

The Soapbox Salon is located at 328 West 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. They carry Redken, Kevin Murphy, Evo, Paul Mitchell and Joico hair lines. You can visit them online at or follow them on Facebook.