KSU Students and Staff who want to LOOK GREAT at KENT STATE come to A CUT ABOVE! 

From basic cuts to line work and expert hair color, A Cut Above stylists have provided excellent hair and spa services since 1982. We love helping Kent State students and Kent-area residents  share their beauty with the world. Have a question? We're happy to discuss your hair and style questions on the phone: - 330.673.9222 -  or stop by whenever we're open! Walk ins are welcome, however, most of our clients prefer to make appointments. Just call us - we're REALLY flexible and can usually work with you to get  the appointment time you want.   


We think you'll agree with our clients, who say we're friendly, experienced and helpful. And great listeners, too!

Affordable Style for Students, Kent State Staff and Faculty...

Located just over the Fairchild Bridge, we are within about a block of downtown Kent and super-close to Sheetz

...Plus, we have Free Parking! 

Whether you need an up-do or special occasion look (are you ready for Homecoming?), eyebrows and facial hair removal, nail care and repair (mani/pedi), a facial, or a massage, we're here for you, Tuesday through Saturday. Evening appointments available - and walk-ins are welcome.  

Experienced Stylists, On Point with the Latest Trends

Our stylists are constantly learning new techniques and updating their skills.  Whether you want a little polish (to get ready for graduation? or a job interview?!) or a brand new look, A Cut Above is your Kent State style destination - just a short walk from campus.

Want to Show Off YOUR New Style? Let Us Know! 

We love to share our clients' before-and-after pics here. If you've just got a new cut, color, or style, or just  love your eyebrows, or nail color  - and would like to be featured here, let your stylist know. We change out our Kent State STYLE pictures frequently. Maybe you and your new look should be featured here!   

We also share our clients' images (with permission of course!) on Facebook and Twitter. If you're the kind of girl (or guy) who likes to share, don't be shy! Let your stylist know and we'll share your new look here and there - and you can share it everywhere! We use the #KentStateBeauty  Twitter hashtag to show Kent State some love. Feel free to share! And while you're there, see our lists featuring Cool Kent People, KSU Organizations, and more

We Have The Products You Want, Need and can afford! 

High-quality products don't need to break the bank. Come in and get the hair and skin products you need to take good care of you and look your best. We carry 

Matrix, Loma, Paul Mitchell...and if you like

Brazilian Blowout,

you'll love Tibolli. 


(Pssst: We offer a cash discount, too!) 

Want to See Yourself Here?

Let your stylist know! We love to feature our clients' before & afters here!


 ​"I have been coming to A Cut Above for over ten years. I always leave happy and loving they way I look and feel." 

Sharon Hitt


Appointments are required. 

A Cut Above
820 N. Mantua st. 
Kent, Oh 44240

(330) 673-9222



Schedule appointment



Tuesday 10:30am-7pm

Wednesday 9:30am-7pm

Thursday 9:00am-7pm

Friday 10am-3pm

Saturday 8:30am-3pm

Sunday Closed

Monday Closed

Hours are flexible


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