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Talking tresses: 5 best hair salons in KL for your makeover

Have you ever been a victim of a disastrous haircut? This round-up of KL’s best hair salons might be just what you need to avoid weeks of no selfies. As we all know that a hairstyle can make or break our appearance, be it a total makeover or simple touch-up, putting our hair’s fate into someone’s hand takes serious consideration.

Fret not, here are the heroes, armed with scissors and a great sense of style, who can save you from those bad hair days. Check them out!

Inspired by the urban charm of New York, The Met KL is one of the most glamorous salons you can find in town, which is also an international name that counts former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger as a client. The salon is staffed with a team of skilled hairdressers, all whom have undergone intensive training at Toni & Guy. Indulge in premium Balmain Paris Hair Couture products as well as treatments from other brands like Philip B. and David Mallett.

The Met Grand Salon, Parkroyal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +601 2501 0624.

2 /5

As a creative collision between celebrity hairstylist Shaun Yap and television personality Marion Caunter, Hairplay salon is your source of inspiration when it comes to choosing the perfect haircut. The hairdressers here make sure that your cut is a perfect fit for every individual based on his or her face shape and personal style. This minimalistic space filled with mirrors is where the magic happens. Expect nothing less than outstanding services and a brand new you as soon as you step inside Hairplay.

Hairplay, Publika, Block D3, Level G3, Unit 2, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, +603 6211 3826

Andy Ho Haute Coiffure is the salon where you can trust to achieve any celebrity hairstyle. From the precise cuts to stylish hair colouring, perming and rebonding, you can trust in their premium services for a perfect hairdo. The guru Andy himself is the best endorsement to his namesake salon’s quality, a top Malaysian hairstylist who has been featured in various fashion magazines such as Elite, Female and Men’s Folio.

Andy Ho Haute Coiffure, Pavilion KL, Lot 6.16, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, +603 2141 4401.

This decade-old salon is one of the most renowned names amongst KL dwellers. Started out from a small corner of Sungei Wang, Centro hair salon is now a luxurious house of award-winning hairdressers, led by L’Oreal Artistic Ambassador Kevin Woo. Located in the grandiose Gardens Mall, Centro is your go-to salon for a major makeover. A big plus to their exceptional service is the 7 Day Promise programme, a free 7-day-validation retouching service upon the completion of the hairdo if it yet to meet your desired results.

Centro W Salon, F235B 1st Floor The Gardens Mall, +603 2287 7330.

5 /5

This professional hair salon offers impeccable stylish haircuts that are perfect for Asian beauties. Founded in Tokyo, Number 76 is now present in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Helmed by Japanese artist Daisuke Hamaguchi, who travelled the world to ‘catch the wave’ in the hairdressing industry, the salon possesses a distinctive style that stays in sync with current trends to transform people into their most gorgeous looks possible. With Ultra Sonic Iron hair treatments, the stylists at Number 76 create wonders to your hair while ensuring its natural healthy state.


Publika, A1-G2-2, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, +603 6201 2776

50, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2283 1776 

Starhill Gallery, S4, Pamper Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2141 6676

Mid Valley, A-G-2, Ground Floor, North Point, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2287 0661


Linh Pham

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