Our Salon

Be treated like you're SpecialA trip to the salon should be your time to feel like no one else in the world matters. Our services and the way we perform them are designed to do exactly that for you.
Enhance your beauty with a day of pamperingYou deserve to look your best. Let our master stylist with more than 25 years experience bring out your natural beauty with a stylish new look.
Schedule an appointment todayFor great personal service and the most essential haircut, style and beauty products, contact Essentials Salon at 608-848-8999.
Our Services

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  • Been going to see Jen for years now and can’t say enough about her and the salon! I have been to lots of salons in Madison and Chicago, but Jen just really gets to know you and what you want and does an amazing job. I have referred many people to her over the years. I would highly recommend her to everyone looking for someone who does a great job and is very fun to be around as well.

    Janis H. – Madison, WI
  • I have been going to Essentials ever since I moved to the area 4 years ago. This is not your typical salon. It is hometown laid back and casual. They have always taken great care of me with my hectic schedule and the work is always great. Would highly recommend if you want a relationship with a personal touch.

    Jessica W. – Madison, WI
  • When I moved to Madison, I searched for a place that I would enjoy getting my haircut–one that gave quality service, personal attention, and was affordable. Above and beyond my expectations!The first time I went there, Jen cut my hair. I wanted a new look, so I brought in a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like. She cut my hair EXACTLY like the picture! Perfect!

    Melanie P. – Madison, WI
  • I’ve gotten my hair cut here for the past year or so. Jen does a solid job and is super nice – she even taught me how to style my hair.

    Tova M. – Madison, WI
  • I’m new to the Madison area and thought my search for the perfect cut and highlight would be a long process, as usual. I got it right on the first try! Jen at essentials was fantastic. She seemed to get what I wanted right away, and I walked out with perfect highlights and a great cut. I’ll definitely be back again and again!

    Amy F. – Madison, WI

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