The Best Hair Salons in the World
Get glam around the globe: The top experts and coiffing spots to get cut, colored, and styled.
By: Alexandra Parnass
At BAZAAR, we usually focus our hair reporting on the U.S., since that’s where most of our readers live. But we know that you love to travel (and may even need to for work), so here we present a beauty black book for the ultimate in primping at salons all over the world. No more bad hair days on rainy trips! You’re welcome.
ATHENS Vangelis Hatzis, 30-21-06-77-41-08 Hatzis is known for his dry cutting technique, and his posh salon attracts celebrities and socialites for top-notch blowouts too.
BANGKOK The Lounge Hair Salon, theloungehairsalon.com; 66-2-665-6020-1 Founded by a Thai supermodel and two stylists, this intimate salon is favored by both female and male fashion insiders.
BARCELONA 5° 1a Salón de Belleza, quintoprimera.com; 34-93-412-5162 This penthouse salon, a hidden gem, counts the city’s most stylish fashion editors as clients, along with a sizable art-world contingent.
BEIJING Tony Studio, tonystudio.com.cn; 86-10-5869-4697 Owner Tony Li is on speed dial for celebrities and fashion folk alike. With 12 salons, Li is becoming a household name.
DUBAI mariadowling, mariadowling.com; 971-4-345-4225 Getting an appointment with the perfectionist Dowling is no easy feat. Acolytes also recommend her colleague Rebecca, a pro in cut and color.
LONDON Josh Wood Atelier, joshwoodcolour.com; 44-203-393-0977 Wood, a renowned celebrity hair colorist, has curated salons that boast some of the most sought-after beauty talent in the city.
MEXICO CITY Silvia Galván Image Studio, silviagalvan.com; 52-55-4737-0133 The busy salon is famed not only for excellent cut and color but also for eyebrow design with resident expert Hugo Álvarez.
MILAN Area Numero Sei, firstname.lastname@example.org; 39-02-36-56-62-57 Stylist Alessandro Lisi has assisted the best in the business. He now holds court in a discreet space that draws a discerning clientele.
MONTREAL Salon Pure, pure-montreal.com; 1-514-871-4004 The most fashionable women in town book into Pure. It’s not unusual to see uptown chic and downtown edgy looks in neighboring chairs.
MOSCOW Aldo Coppola, aldocoppola.ru; 7-495-783-7373 Coppola’s salons are the first choice for VIPs and beauty editors who go there for “all-in-one” mani, pedi, facial treatments in an hour.
MUNICH Barnet Concept, barnetconcept.de; 49-89-64-20-80-60 Models flock to fashion-show favorite Dirk Walther, Barnet Concept’s in-demand hairstylist, who is always on trend.
PARIS David Mallett, david-mallett.com; 33-1-40-20-00-23 Popular with top fashion photographers and stylists, Mallett creates perfectly tousled, quintessentially stylish Frenchwoman hair.
PRAGUE Libor Sula the Salon, liborsula.cz; 420-2-24-81-75-75 This luxurious salon, with three dozen meticulously trained-in-house stylists, has loyal clients flying in from all over Europe.
SÃO PAULO Studio W, studiow.com.br; 55-11-3823-2233 Owner Wanderley Nunes is the go-to stylist for A-list Brazilian actresses. Everyone emerges energized, polished, and pretty.
SYDNEY Barney Martin, barneymartin.com.au; 61-2-9212-0204 Martin’s salon epitomizes laid-back Aussie cool, and he delivers styles that can be re-created easily at home.
TOKYO Twiggy, twiggy.co.jp; 81-3-6413-1590 Fashion editors and models frequent this sunny sanctuary for its precise cutting technique. The salon’s natural and organic products have a cult-like following.