10 Hair-Raising Tales of Haunted Salons

Wherever you go to dye your hair, you better make sure no one died there. If they have, they may still be hanging around. Beauty salons seem to be a popular place for mischievous spirits from the afterlife. Here are 10 ghostly sightings in spooky halls that are sure to give you the willies.

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10 Michael’s hair design

Michael’s Hair Design in Nailsea, UK has experienced some hair-raising events in the decades since Michael Pearce took over. The drawing room, located in a 200-year-old farmhouse, is the scene of unexplained disappearance and movement of items, as well as a mysterious chill in one of the rooms. The ghostly mischief persisted long enough that a medium was eventually asked to attend and shed some light on strange activities.

The outlet confirmed what locals had long suspected, that the hall was, in fact, the home of a ghost. She claimed that he was a sad child. Michael retired and closed the salon in 2022 without ever seeing the ghost. It is unknown if the little boy still haunts the new occupants.[1]

9 Nokes’z Hair

Nokes’z Hair is a hair salon in Northfield, UK, which has been the site of many paranormal activities. In 2017, he appeared on the YouTube channel of paranormal investigators Dale Makin and Justin Cowell, where a video showed an eerie black mist forming and changing shape inside the living room.

This was just one of many reports about this hive of haunted activity. It was also said that a customer had seen the mist some years before. Staff also report seeing a ghostly face watching them in the dark, stacked vases and mirrors, thrown items, hearing strange voices, and appliances turning on by themselves. Nothing is known about the ghost, but a coin from the 1700s once appeared on the doorstep, which some believe may hold a clue to the mystery.[2]

8 halo lounge

There is nothing angelic about the events that Amanda Kist has experienced in the years that she has run the Halo Salon in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. A possible poltergeist has been playing in the living room, knocking pictures off the walls and knocking baskets out of the washing machine. Despite the electricians confirming that everything is in order, Amanda’s stereo suddenly goes off every day at the same time.

Eventually, Amanda invited a psychic to a Christmas party in the building who sensed the spirit of an old man named Charlie. Charlie was said to have owned a watch repair business in the area. After asking local historians about the history of her building, Amanda discovered that there used to be an old watch shop nearby.[3]

7 the barbers

Charlotte YD Hale, owner of The Barbers salon in Frodsham, UK, claims her own mother is running her business. Her mother died of illness four years before Charlotte bought the salon, but she still seemed to be able to locate her. Charlotte believes that her mother wants to feel like a part of the business, since she never had the chance while she was alive.

Charlotte initially saw the spirit while checking her cameras. She captured an image of a ghostly woman in one of the mirrors and claimed to know that she was her mother from the way she was holding her head. In addition, she would occasionally smell burnt buttered toast, which she says was her late mother’s signature scent.

Ghost hunters from Paranormal Investigations UK agreed the hall was haunted and were unable to find any other explanation for the spirit, so they believe it could be his mother. Charlotte is not frightened by the spiritual presence and she considers herself lucky that her mother is still around. She expects more visits.[4]

6 sally montague

You’d think ghosts would be bad for business, but Sally Montague has proudly embraced her salon’s title of Derby’s Most Haunted. In fact, the two salons that she has run in the English town in her 40 years as a hairdresser have been haunted. Sightings have been made in her living room of a little dog and some marching soldiers. Soldiers are rumored to link some underground tunnels in the old English town, which may have been dug or used by the military.

As for the dog, it is believed that he died after falling ill, but he showed up to visit his owner, who was a client of the salon. Sally heard a sound like a dog barking and her client claimed she could see a dog at another client’s feet. Sally couldn’t see it, but her client claimed to have a history of supernatural encounters and explained that some people can’t see ghosts.[5]

5 A touch of Claas

Missouri beauty salon owner Linda Claas operates out of her 92-year-old home. From the outside, it looks perfectly normal, but from the inside, nothing could be further from the truth. Claas and her employees believe that the old house is haunted. In addition to the eerie signatures of moving objects and gadgets that apparently turn themselves on, Claas claims to have found orbs.

These are glowing circles of light that paranormal investigator Hector Lugo believes carry spirits, much like the ones the good witch used with the bubble in The Wizard of Oz. He described the spirits as friendly and childlike, though who they are and what they want remains a mystery. Claas believes that they could be people who visited the house in the past. Some of the spirits were apparently captured on camera by a real estate agent in Claas’s kitchen.[6]

4 Thomas Hardy Hall

In 1903, a drawing room fight resulted in a man being struck through a glass window. Decades later, the owner of the Thomas Hardy Salon in Ogden, Utah, and her son would hear glass breaking at the same time. Each would believe the sound was coming from a different floor since the owner was in the basement and his son was upstairs. Neither would ever get to the root of the scandal. This is just one story of many from the Thomas Hardy salon.

Others include a ghostly girl appearing in the mirror and the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs when no one is around. Also, in 1903, those same stairs were the site of a tragic accident in which a drunken man fell down the stairs and broke his neck. Could the spirit of the dead return to take revenge on the building that caused his death? Or are you warning others to stay away from the steep staircase? Either way, the staff are said to be so scared that they refuse to go into the basement.[7]

3 exquisite styles

Exquisite Styles, based in a 175-year-old Pennsylvania farmhouse, was haunting enough to win over even the owner’s skeptical son. Scoffing reports of mysterious activities from his mother and her staff, the 18-year-old and his friends were shocked when they felt a sudden chill while drinking outside the cottage before some lights and a fan turned on by themselves. The owner, Melissa Schafer, had witnessed many such incidents during her time running the salon. She believes that the ghost could be John Cooper, a former soldier and possibly a former owner of the farm.

Descendants of a former owner named Cooper claimed to have seen the ghost of a man in a Civil War uniform in the basement. Historians would later confirm that a local named Cooper was in the military, though it is unclear if he is the same person who owned the old farm. This is another case where the cameras have also been able to provide some evidence. Over the years, video cameras have caught mysterious spiny white rods manifesting in midair and spinning around the room.[8]

2 Total Bliss Salon and Spa

Massage therapists may claim to remove negative energy from your body, but have you ever wondered where that energy goes? Nancy Carroll, owner of a beauty salon in Arizona, thinks they are staying in her storage room for a while. She reports feeling the presence of another person when she walks down the hall, even though no one is there. She occasionally catches a glimpse of another person out of the corner of her eye.

He named a persistent spirit Lola. Apparently, she Lola was very friendly and made those who met her feel happy instead of distressed. Another witness to the ghostly occurrences was an employee, Jim, who saw a woman in a long white dress walk between him and Nancy during a conversation.[9]

1 the ghost barbershop

This last story is a little different. In this case, the hall was not the scene of some creepy events, but its very existence was the creepy event itself. Aaron Levinson was strolling the streets of San Francisco with an old friend when on a dark and steep street, he saw a store window that looked out of place. It was a small barbershop with red leather chairs. The lights were still on and the barber was inside. A sign in the storefront offered $5 haircuts, which Aaron thought were surprisingly cheap.

However, the next day, when she went back to that street to get ready, she couldn’t find the store. Asking an old man for directions, he was informed that the last barbershop on that street had closed several decades ago. The man walked with him to his location, the same place where Aaron had seen the barbershop the night before, but all that was there was a house.

What makes this story even more intriguing is that Aaron was not a true believer in ghosts. The son of an architect who hosts a bimonthly discussion on scientific topics, Aaron considered himself a “scientific agnostic.” Now, he’s someone who favors the evidence, but he’s open-minded about unlikely things like disappearing barbershops coming back from the past.[10]

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