There is a hidden gem behind the palmetto trees in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is home to one of America’s most prestigious black hair institutions, Alter Ego Salon. Alter Ego has earned a reputation as a top-notch, professionally run hair salon with a very relaxing atmosphere and a staff that is passionate about their craft also. These traits come together to make Alter Ego Salon one of, if not the, hottest black hair salons in Columbia, SC also.  Everything about Alter Ego Salon puts the client first. Customer service begins the moment you walk into their beautifully appointed lobby and are whisked away to your private salon suite. It continues with your one-on-one consultation with your professional hairstylist and throughout your hairstyling procedure also.

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2728 Decker Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29206


Phone: (803) 724-8245Email: constance7purnell@gmail.com
Facebook: alteregosalonInstagram: iamlegendary50


Enjoy a Relaxing Atmosphere and a Professionally Trained Staff

Alter Ego Salon is a nationally published, award-winning, hair salon whose staff of professional hairstylists are also national educators and platform artists. When they are not in the salon, pampering their clients, these ladies are traveling the world teaching other professional hairstylists their techniques. Here you get the best of both worlds, an atmosphere designed to take you away from all of life’s stresses and talented, artistic staff that is passionate about their craft also.  

The professionally trained staff at Alter Ego Salon will work diligently to ensure that your entire stay at their establishment will be a soul-refreshing experience. Your private consultation will allow your hairstylist to create a specific hair care plan that is designed to meet your needs and keep your hair healthy also.

Our Salon Services Create the Look You’ve Always Wanted

Imagine having your healthy hair care regimen designed by the team that teaches healthy hair to other professional hairstylists also. That’s just what you get at one of Columbia, SC’s best black hair salons. The entire staff at Alter Ego Salon are experts in their craft.

  • Quick Weaves: Their quick weave techniques are designed to create stunning hairstyles that will keep your own hair safe underneath. The staff at Alter Ego can incorporate any range of customized hair colors, and precision haircutting techniques into your quick weave procedure also.
  • Precision Haircuts: When the time comes for your next trim, you can trust the professional hairstylists at Alter Ego Salon. They are constantly educating themselves on the newest techniques and haircutting trends also. This will ensure that they will create the perfect look for you.
  • Custom Hair Colors: If you want to add a bold new hair color or just some subtle undertones, you can trust the professionals at Alter Ego Salon to give you the exact hair color service you’re looking for also.
  • Natural Hair Care Experts: As many individuals choose to take that journey into a natural hair lifestyle, the talented professionals at Alter Ego Salon are ready to guide them on their path. Furthermore, Alter Ego uses organic products and the latest healthy hair techniques to ensure that your natural hair care journey will achieve the results you want.

Alter Ego Salon in Columbia, SC

While many salons can boast their great atmosphere or their knowledgeable staff, there are few that have the total package. Alter Ego Salon in Columbia, SC is just such a salon. You will love the privacy of their private suites also. You will be comforted by the one-on-one consultation with your professional hairstylist also. Plus, you will feel the passion that each staff member has for their craft also. Columbia is lucky to have such a talented group of professionals in one establishment. Pamper yourself by stopping by and letting the staff at Alter Ego Salon take care of your hair care needs.


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byKarlena onUniversalSalons.Com

Love everybody, they treat you like family. Mrs. Purnell is only master stylists i lnow that you can sit in her chair and say do your thing and hair do is on point. Always getting compliments. You all are the Best!

byLeisa Anderson onUniversalSalons.Com
>10 years

I have been a long time customer of the salon and of Constance Purnell and it’s always been a professional and relaxing atmosphere. She not only has mastered her skill but she and every one in the shop takes pride in their work and in the environment in which their customers come. Everyone should have the alter ego experience!!!

byLinda Gibson onUniversalSalons.Com
5 years

Love ❤️ the salon and atmosphere

byAngelic Oneal onUniversalSalons.Com
20 year

Just amazing

byElizabeth Oneal onUniversalSalons.Com
20 years

Amazing amazing amazing ? I love the staff

byDebrah Jones onUniversalSalons.Com
20 years

I love ❤️ my stylists Constance Purnell she is the best.

byJoann Davis onUniversalSalons.Com
3 years

I Love coming to Alter Ego’s along the atmosphere is so intriguing ,relaxing, An the stylists that work there are the greatest my stylists is Constance Purnell and she is amazing

byJacky Mayhue onUniversalSalons.Com

I highly recommend alter ego salon. My stylists is Constance Purnell. And she is the greatest of all time

byTony onUniversalSalons.Com

Great salon experience

Hours of Operation
Monday:By Appointment
Tuesday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday:8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday:8:00am – 6:00pm