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HCMC is viewed as a ladies’ paradise by some. There are not many places in the world where you can have someone in your neighbourhood wash your hair, massage your scalp, and cut and style your hair in less than two hours for no more than VND100,000-200,000 (USD5-10). Vietnamese hairdressers are constantly learning new techniques on hair colouring or hair extension, which may be different compared Western standards, to make sure that they give you the best service possible.
Most hairdressers in HCMC do not speak English very well, if at all, though you may happen across some fluent French speakers. If you are still learning Vietnamese, this is where your local friends will once again come in handy. Bring someone who can communicate with the hairdresser for you when you do go to someone who does not speak English. Not unless you are adept in Vietnamese or a skilled body language communicator, it is strongly suggested that you bring a translator with you in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises – especially right before an important event or date! Otherwise, going for a simple hair style (perhaps using a clipper, number three all over, for example) is also an option.
If you are willing to pay a little more, HCMC’s luxury salons offer experienced hair gurus from around the world and a range of treatments at prices that will still amaze you when compared with the West. Many Westerners are wary of getting their hair coloured or treated at a salon in Vietnam, largely because the Vietnamese hair type is so much coarser and the colour is very dark, but there are actually a number of options for safely changing your hair colour or style in HCMC.
If you’re just in need of a quick trim, there are also many street-side stations that do quick, cheap cuts, although if you want a more stylish trim, it might not be ideal. Keep in mind, especially if you don’t speak the language or have a translator, not to say yes to every question you are asked, otherwise you will have to shell out for additional services that you may not even realise are already happening.
Are you in need of a new hair do? Maybe you need a makeover for a special occasion or maybe just to sport a new look, you should try visiting one of these places in District 1.
Tommy Alan Hair Salon
8 Dong Khoi, D1; +84 777 612 159
HAIR SALON - HAIR & WAX CENTER
212A/44 Nguyen Trai, D1; +84 28 6283 8000
Hair Bar - Boutique Salon
Ace London Hair
98 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao, D1; +84 28 6683 3059
Brothers - Boutique Men's Salon
1st floor, 157 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, D1; +84 9 0313 6117
48 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, D2; +84 9 0990 0913
Angel Nguyen Thu Salon & Spa
69/3 Street No.47, Thao Dien, D2; +84 9 0914 7672
A Cut Above Asia Co.,LTD
90/10, Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, D2; +84 778 875413
Top Hair Salon
80A Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, D2 +84 9 3787 9797
Thìn Hair Salon
241 Hai Ba Trung, D3; +84 28 3829 7326
Salon De Sunny
5A Ku Dong, D3; +84 96 184 77 70
Beauty Salon Tân Thế Giới
425a Hai Ba Trung, D3; +84 28 3820 2663
558 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D3; +84 28 6276 3920
Salon 99 offers top quality service for chemical straightening, colouring and extensions, at competitive prices.
734A Dien Bien Phu, D10; +84 28 3824 3514
For information on hairdressers in Saigon go to Hair Salons