Bruce Capristo, founder of Capristo salon, began styling at age 19. In his career, he owned and successfully operated many salons in the Pittsburgh area. He built his reputation working in fashion, film and televison and opened Capristo International, his flagship salon, in Shadyside over 19 years ago with his wife Cheech, also a stylist and Esthetician, by his side. Cheech has since retired from the chair, but stays active behind the scenes at Capristo. Roman Capristo, Bruce's son, has been with the salon for 15 years and took the reigns when Bruce sadly passed away. We are a family salon—some of our stylists have been here since Bruce first opened the doors, and some are young, fresh, up-and-coming artists. Our loose, laid-back atmosphere keeps our skilled staff intact, year after year, and keeps our clients coming back.

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We accept cash, personal checks and:

First 4 Spaces on the left hand side of the Soba parking lot across the street. Plenty of meter parking on Ellsworth Avenue.

Gift Cards
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It's what every woman wants. Whether it's a make-over, massage or any of our other pampering services, you can be sure that the woman you love will love a Capristo gift card. Buy gift cards online!

Martini Wednesdays
Come visit us after work every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and enjoy complimentary martinis while you get pampered with one of our many salon or spa services.

Gratuities are not included in services provided. Gratuities are always appreciated and we thank you for your thoughtfulness. All tipping must be done in cash or check made out directly to your service provide. Envelopes are provided for your convenience at the front desk. Please indicate on the envelope who the tip is for and who it is from and we will deliver it to your service provider.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, we ask that you please provide us at least 24 hours notice so that we can accommodate other clients in need of our hair services. If you miss your appointment without giving at least a 24-hour notice, you will be billed 20% of the cost of the missed service(s). Failure to not show for an appointment will result in a bill of 20% of the cost of the missed services(s), with future missed appointments resulting in a bill of the full cost of the missed services. These fees will be expected to be paid prior to future visits.

For your convenience, we provide a courtesy call 24 hours prior to your appointment. We ask that you always keep us informed of any changes in your contact information.