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Where to Get a Hair Cut and Colour in Phuket

As vast as Phuket is in size, choosing a good salon for a cut or a hair colour really is not easy. The biggest challenge for some years was that although the local salons are excellent at cutting Asian hair, and you will always find someone who can cut a seamless bob here, finding a stylist that understood how to colour fine, blonde western hair was quite often a treacherous risk. Many blondes have been green, orange, red and yellow several times over the years and not by choice.

Just like coffee, things have moved onwards and upwards in Phuket and here is a roundup of the best places to visit if you need a cut or a colour.

Kate’s

Keratin Brazilian Blowout, Olaplex, Balayage! Whatever you need Kate, and her team of magical pixies can make your best version of your hair dream come true. Currently, an all-female troupe, Kate’s associates are all talented and very experienced with both blonde western hair and Asian tresses. Kate’s salon is friendly and relaxed. Pop in for a beautifying day and enjoy Nespresso or (or bubbles), get your nails done, and there’s even a magical elf on her team who can semi-permanently tattoo your eyebrows too! Located in the northern part of Phuket Kate prefers you to make a date with her and declares, “great hair happens by appointment.”
Impressively the new kid on the block also is the first Aveda Partner salon in the south of Thailand. The salon’s products are guaranteed to be of a high quality and the results to match with an Aveda trained and international qualified hair artist. Found in the Blue Tree Phuket (waterpark/shopping destination) in the northern area of Phuket, this salon is an enclave for some serious pampering. The UV light here can be harsh, and no one wants brassy tones! Be sure to ask Mura about colour corrections and also the best low maintenance colours to aim for highlighted hair
Another inexpensive Laguna based beauty parlour, this salon offers a wide range of services including nails, massage waxing and treatments. Khun Jeab is the lead stylist here and is particularly good at cutting and blow-drying. You can also stop by and restock up on Moroccan Oil hair products as well as L’Oréal’s ‘SeriesExpert’ range of hair care solutions.
Located in Central Phuket, affordable Cut & Curl is a great place to get a quick shampoo and blow-dry in-between lunch and catching a movie. Brunettes and those with Asian hair will get a great result as their experience is predominantly with these types of hair. Blondes can still have fun though and opt for a Kérastase treatment and trim.
Located in the throng of boutiques and eateries in Cherngtalay’s Boat Avenue, lies Patrick’s popular hair salon. A small place that packs a punch. Reasonably priced you can get a great cut and colour here. Patrick uses L’Oréal products, so expect a decent quality at a rate not comparable with the salons using Aveda or other top-of-the-range products.

Of course, for men, there are many local barber shops dotted around the island too, some are a little more upmarket now and offer a little more ‘hipster’ experience with cool, edgy music, a glass of Scotch, but the down-to-earth places are just as effective for those who want a shave or close short back and sides.

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