Finding the right hair salon with the right hairstylist is nearly as difficult as finding the right partner. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Walked into a hair salon blindly and walked out with the worst haircut ever. But good ones are out there waiting to be found. Whether you’re looking for a change or just fired your previous hair salon, here is a list of Malaysia’s Top 10 most voted Hair Salons to help you find the right choice.
1) Hairstory International
A trend setter trusted by people from all walks of life, today the Hairstory brand is, by its own, the name that comes naturally with fine, exotic and glamorous styling. Started from a humble ground by Derick and Leon, Hairstory has since expanded beyond Penang to multiple chain stores across top cities nationwide. With its great ideology built on love and sense of beauty, Hairstory pioneers in various new trends and creations, and has plans to form its own hair styling and hair care university in parallel with more outlets to come in Penang and KL.
2) Hair Atelier
In Touch, In Style, since 1989, Hair Atelier is an award winning Hair Salon with 4 major outlets around Klang Valley founded by Aaron Yap. The word Hair Atelier can be translated into ‘A Hair artist’s workshop.’ A place overflowing with creative ideas and full of energy. That’s Hair Atelier, a full-service beauty salon dedicated in providing exceptional customer satisfaction by offering hair consultation, personalized service, quality products, comforting atmosphere at an affordable price. Aaron Yap and his team are well sought after by many high profile clients, celebrities, corporate executives and artists.
3) Centro Hair Salon
It may have started out as a humble salon 12 years ago in Sungei Wang, but the name CENTRO is now synonymous with luxury, artistry and unwavering service. Led by its Creative Director and L’Oreal Color Trophy winner Kevin Woo, Centro Hair Salon has since upped the ante on luxury with spaces in two of the city’s premier destinations—Centro W Salon in the Gardens Mall and Centro Hair Salon in Suria KLCC. Undeniably one of the leading lights of the industry, Centro is a firm proof that true artistry is only made possible by commitment and passion for excellence. And their ‘7-Day Promise’ program is a further testament that provides free retouching within 7 days for customers unsatisfied with their hairdo.
4) Miko Hair Studio
As L’Oreal Professionnel’s Artistic Ambassador by appointment, Miko Hair Studio and Academy is one of the very few hair salons in Malaysia recognized for excellence in styling, designing and customer satisfaction. Miko Hair Studio has built a reputation as one of the incumbents in the hairdressing industry in Malaysia and has shown rapid success over the years by expanding to a total of 11 outlets since 1994. The brainchild behind this business is no other than Miko Au, an award winning hair stylist with more than 20 years’ experience in this field. It is easy to see why Miko Hair Studio is the go-to name for confident and experienced hairdressing.
5) A Cut Above
A Cut Above is certainly more than just a clever name. In 1979, A Cut Above quietly broke onto the scene in an era of male barbers, offering hair care and styling as a total grooming package. The concept was a fresh twist, and the name took root as a hallmark of distinction. Today, A Cut Above is the most acclaimed and distinguished group of salons in Malaysia delivering excellent services in professional hairdressing through five of their outlets in Klang Valley. Founded by Winnie Loo, she has inspired her talented team to follow in her footsteps in garnering the spirit of becoming the best in class with deep passion and strong commitment.
6) Shawn Cutler
Shawn Cutler is a premier style studio led by the award winning hair stylist, Shawn Loong. To Shawn, he believes hair style should go with one’s style while his fresh and dynamic approach to hair style has proven to be the game changer. On this note, it is obvious that the team of hair stylists at Shawn Cutler is inheriting the traits of Shawn by infusing character in customer’s hairstyle. Shawn Cutler opened its first studio at Telawi 2, Bangsar which has now spawned another 2 branches in Damansara Heights (Shawn Cutler) and Telawi Square (Cutler).
7) Hairplay Salon
When you walk into Hairplay, you walk into a cosy, intimate setting. A place where the shampoo smells like heaven, and where you can, quite literally, let your hair down. You walk into an experience that feels like a million bucks. But best of all, Hairplay is pretty sure you’ll leave looking like it too! Hairplay was born when the dream of hairstylist Shaun Yap needing a place where his talents could shine met the plan of Marion Rose Caunter who was looking for that next big challenge to take on. Are you ready to get you hairPLAYed at Hairplay?
8) Peekaboo Malaysia
Peekaboo needs little introduction. Founded by the multi-talented Joe Low and Seth Tham, Peek-a-boo was established in 1998 in a rented premise right in the heart of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Today, it has since grown with other outlets in The Curve and Kota Damansara. Peekaboo’s presence in the hair dressing industry for more than 15 years has made them one of the most sought after hair salon. The dedicated team at Peekaboo takes pride in making each and every one you look great! And they hope with each visit, it will be the amazing start of your great looking hair!
9) Andy Ho Haute Coiffure
If you are looking for celebrity-worthy makeover, it would be no other than Andy Ho Haute Coiffure. Led by hairstyling guru Andy Ho, who has over 2 decades of experience in the Industry, Andy Ho Haute Coiffure offers patrons five star haircuts and treatments which you will never forget. With Andy Ho and his wife-partner Florence being hands-on at their salons in The Gardens and Pavillion, you’ll be rest assured with consistent top-notch quality. Andy Ho Haute Coiffure promise you with a stylish, savvy and sensational experience.
10) Baptain Salon
The brand name Baptain (synonymous with the founder’s name Baptain Tan) is recognized and acknowledged nationwide as the creative marque and trendsetter of the hairstyling industry. Today, Baptain is naturally associated with smooth and trendy styling. From a humble beginning since 1988, Baptain’s passionate team of hairstylists serves customers at currently 5 strategic locations in Penang. The Baptain Hair Concept of Clear, Elegant and Comfortable Salon is the foundation to provide Customers with superior experience.
The compilation of this list was made from the accumulation of public votes. This weekly series is a collaboration with TallyPress, an online ranking magazine that revolves around the hottest topics in Malaysia. TallyPress is inspired by Pollbook and the original post can be read here.