One of the most surprising things about being a digital nomad is discovering the places you take for granted in your home environment. When you travel the world, you need to find new businesses to fill all sorts of needs, including taking care of your hair, skin and nails. Who doesn’t feel better with a fresh trim, a manicure or a whole new style?
In this article, you’ll find a handy list of great salons for hair and nails in Bangkok.
1. Salon De Varencia
For more than 30 years, Salon De Varencia has been caring for customers in Thailand, and their motto, ‘Salon De Varencia–where creativity and products combine,’ is the backbone of their business. A distributor for the haircare line Lakmé and skincare line Tulipe Doreé, this salon is dedicated to customer service and helping its customers realize the hair of their dreams.
Salon De Varencia has a dedicated and professional team of beauticians who offer cuts and styling, color treatments from semi permanent to permanent, straightening and perms, as well as deep care treatments that help hair health, strength, shine and moisture. These treatments use steam heat or ozone cooling, depending on the condition of the customer’s hair and scalp.
They also offer makeup design for special events, on or off-site. As a distributor of Tulipe Doreé skincare, you can bring home the best products for your skin, including cleansers, toners, exfoliators, serums, masks, moisturizers, makeup remover, eye creams and body creams. If you want to feel pampered and cared for, Salon De Varencia is a great choice.
Address: 1151, 1153 Phahonyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
2. Savanna Beauty Salon
Savanna Beauty Salon is known for its talented, English-speaking sylists and for offering superior personal service, including delivery from Osito restaurant right to your salon chair and a plush gold selfie chair so you can tag yourself on social media. They offer a full range of hair services, from a simple shampoo, cut and blowout to coloring and highlights, balyage and ombré color. They offer Italian permanent straightening, as well as touch-ups, creative coloring, color correction, rebonding and other hair repair treatments.
Brazilian keratin treatments are popular, especially in the humidity of Bangkok. These treatments will keep your hair smooth and frizz-free with shine and control for months. You can also get hair extensions made from 100% virgin Remy hair, the best quality available. Remy is human hair that has never been processed and is set into extensions with the cuticle going the same way, giving the best blending and styling. Extensions are hand fit using a nontoxic keratin adhesive, rather than taping or sewing, which can damage your hair. This makes the most natural looking extensions that will last three months before needing to be retipped for reuse.
Savanna also has a floor dedicated to nails, with gels, acrylics and spa services available while you sit in a massage chair for the most relaxing service. They offer the best of the best in haircare and nail products, from shampoos to masks, nail polishes and cuticle treatments. It’s easy to make an appointment on their Facebook page, so head to Savanna Beauty Salon today.
Address: Mahatun Plaza, 888/18 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Facebook: Savanna Hair & Nail Salon Bangkok Sukhumvit
Telephone: +66 94 548 8826
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
3. Never Say Cutz Men’s Barbershop
Never Say Cutz is the brainchild of Thai rap star Way Thaitanium and is known for being at the cutting edge of men’s hair design. In addition to up-to-the-minute casual cuts, they also offer trendy pattern shaved and skin fade looks. If you’re after a shave instead, they do beard trimming and styling as well as the classic straight razor shave.
Never Say Cutz caters to a young, hip crowd of urbanites with modern minimalist décor, including skateboards as decorations and a basketball hoop. There’s plenty of seating, though the waits aren’t usually long even though walk-ins are always welcome. They sell hip-hop-style clothing and accessories, as well as CDs from hip-hop artists around the world, so you can pass any waiting time browsing and picking up a cool tee or some new music for your collection. Parking for motorbikes is available outside the shop.
Address: 1464 Phahonyothin Road, Chan Kasem, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Facebook: Never Say Cutz
Telephone: 02 513 9117
Hours: 10am-8pm daily
With 15 locations around the city, you can pop in for a new style no matter where your day takes you. Chalachol is serious about providing gorgeous designs and care for your tresses. Their stylists lavish personal attention to ensure that you get the hair you’re looking for, with a consultation before each cut. Relax with a shampoo, head massage and conditioning treatment before your cut and style, and know that you’re in the best hands. Coloring processes include highlights and lowlights, gray coverage or bleaching to completely change your color.
You can change your hair’s texture with straightening, Straight Therapy and hair rebonding, which will give you a smooth, sleek look and make home straightening easier to do. Or, if curls are what you want, Chalachol offers a variety of perm techniques that will give anything from waves to spiral curls. Their team of styling professionals can assess what your hair needs and offer products and advice on the best ways to achieve optimal levels of moisture, softness and manageability with rinses, hair detox, hair waxing and other treatments.
5. Nails@ 71
Nails@ 71 is a full-service nail salon. They do nail extensions, gel manicures, paraffin wax treatments, paint gels, pedicures and spa treatments. They boast staff with over a decade of experience, more than 300 polish shades to choose from, and have a clean environment with healthy sterilization habits.
If you’re looking for a relaxed manicure and have 90 minutes to spend, choose the spa set treatment. This includes unwinding with a soak in the hand and foot spas to soften and clean them. Then your nails will be trimmed and filed, followed by a scrub with a signature red wine scrub and a mask scented with green tea. Manicure and pedicure with regular nail polish follows, and you’re ready for a night on the town.
Nails@ 71 also sells various products to maintain your nails as well as for problems you may have. They sell Varisi products for fungal infections, an organic product made from citrus that can be used even over polish and acrylic nails. They carry roll-on Blossom cuticle oils, which are handy to carry with you on the go for keeping your cuticles soft and easy to remove. Gelish Nourish Oil and Daily Elixir Keratin Nail Treatment are two other best sellers, as well as polishes for a touch-up at home. If you’re looking to spruce up your hands and feet, Nails@ 71 is the right salon for you.
Address: 148 Room 6, Nakniwat Road, Ladprao Bangkok 10230 Thailand
Facebook: Nails at 71
Telephone: +66 93 123 4140
Hours: 11am-8:30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4:30pm Sunday
6. Nail It Tokyo
Nail It Tokyo originated in Japan, but became such a success they moved into Thailand, opening 19 salons in Bangkok. They are known for premium quality, convenience and affordability, offering several levels of service, from a basic gel manicure in one color, four different colors, glitter on color or all glitter. Their ‘Special Pack’ is very popular, with a single color gel manicure and your choice of four nails with prints, using customizable designs printed out on the studio’s printer and applied, plus a fifth nail accessorized with sequins or crystals. This makes your manicure eye-popping and unique to your personal style.
Nail It Tokyo also has an on-site workshop so you can learn techniques to maintain your manicure between appointments or do it yourself, as they are committed to personal beauty enrichment for their friends and customers. Appointments are recommended as the salon is in demand, but if you have to wait there is comfortable seating and plenty of beauty and fashion magazines to amuse you. You may also stop in to have an old gel manicure removed, free if it was done by Nail It Tokyo, for a small fee if you got it elsewhere.
If you’re looking for quick, affordable, friendly custom manicures, Nail It Tokyo is the best salon for you.
7. GAMO Haircut
With three branches of GAMO in Bangkok, you’ll never be far from one when you need a stylist. Book a consultation with a member of their professional team to choose a style that will suit you perfectly. Relax and let your stylist work magic with cut, color treatment, styling and blowout. If you want to change your hair’s natural texture, consider a perm or straightening keratin treatment. There is a full line of products available to assist you with maintaining your desired look.
GAMO also does makeup design and hairstyles for special events. If you have a wedding or a celebration you need to look smashing for, let them take care of you.
Providing styles for men, women and children, GAMO is great for the entire family.
Address: Major Cineplex, Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Instagram: GAMO Haircut
Facebook: GAMO Haircut
Telephone: 02 511 5582
Hours: 10am-7pm Sun-Mon; 11am-8pm Tuesday & Thursday; 12pm-7pm Wednesday & Friday; 10am-8pm Saturday