Luci1 Luci1 posted June 25th, 2008 at 1:04 pm to Etiquette. Viewed 491 times. Answered 14 times.

Can anyone recommend good hair salons that will do a good cut and highlights

Last answered by pebbles about 42 months ago.

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caitlin wrote on June 26th, 2008 at 7:27 am

New Hanoian has a listing of salons - any of the ones listed there will be able to do a decent cut and highlights for you. Also, you should search through the Q&A (ANH) before posting a question - this one has been asked and answered many times before, that's probably why you have had overwhelming silence to your question.

Luci1 wrote on June 26th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Well pardon me caitlin!
In a bit of a rush to get the house packed up and make the move over today, it was a sudden last minute thought and dont have time to trawl over many questions right now.
I will remember to look before i speak next time!
Thankyou for the info you have given me though, it is appreciated.

findaway wrote on July 31st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Luci hopefuly you have found the salon.
I had my hair ruin twice and learn that not all salon here is good.
I asked for layers and they gave me layers (exactly two layers and it was disaster, you can see the 2 layer like layer cake).

Mr Lam at Lansalon able to sort it out, he is the only one i trust now. His salon is in sofitel, Lansalon, $18-20 for a cut but it worth every penny. He wash, wet cut, blow dry... the normal cut i would normally get in England.

Luci1 wrote on August 2nd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Thanks Findaway for the good info

travelgoddess wrote on August 3rd, 2008 at 8:39 pm
travelgoddess (elite user)

Went here yesterday and am really pleased with the quality of the haircut and the stylists English skills.

The Hair Workshop
49 Hai Ba Trung
(in Hanoi Towers, first floor, around the corner from Highlands coffee).

I think the cut was $16 US, dont sure about highlight costs.

I dont know about you, but I have frizzy/curly hair and I nearly hugged the woman when she started using that silver device that 'slices' the hair and thins it out in a way that makes it less frizzy. Havent seen this puppy in Mrs. Brady/x-mas tree haircuts throughout my experiences in Asia, so was tickled pink that this worked out well. Will go back there next time for sure.

Stylist name: Bui Thanh Thuy (dont be fooled by her long, straight hair, she knows how to deal with non-Asian hair. Hurrah!)


halifax wrote on August 3rd, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I went to The Hair Workshop on Friday and was really happy with the cut Nguyen Hung Cuong gave me. I have curly hair too and it's one of the best hair cuts I've ever had. He really listened to what I wanted and then went to work. It was $16 US for the cut. Highlights start at $35 US.

bethanybauman wrote on August 3rd, 2008 at 11:05 pm

See JOE at the Hair Workshop, OR Tran Hung at Tran Hung Hair Creation, 5 Ho Xuan Huong. Both fantastic places. Google for the phone number.

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squiggles wrote on March 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Lan's at Lan's Salon, Sofitel Plaza, he's incredible, for highlights also. He's there every day. Not expensive. Well not as expensive as you might imagine and worth every single dongala. 0437163329. If you can't get through call reception at the Sofitel Plaza.

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embo wrote on March 18th, 2011 at 8:31 am

Don't go to TA Salon. They seem to have some pre-conceived idea of what a middle-aged white woman should look like--and it isn't at all stylish! I'm from Los Angeles, and I could get better cut and color at a SuperCuts there for $15. Total disaster! They didn't listen to what I wanted--both color and cut are awful, and they charge western prices!

jhierlihy wrote on April 20th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Can anyone tell me if any of these places carry purple/blue shampoo for blonde hair, or know of any place they have it? I tried searching for this in the A.N.H but couldn't find anything. I've just had my hair bleached, but need it to tone out the yellow...

blondie wrote on June 17th, 2011 at 11:17 am

I had a terrible experience at Hair Workshop with Joe I have blond hair, the highlights were a disaster and it cost me 3 hairdressers and almost a year to fix. I guess everyone has a different experience. I was so upset with my hair I had tears but they still made me pay, even though I was so upset and it was not anything we had discussed. I think that's pretty bad service. I went to Lan Salon and I do think Lan is pretty good. But to be honest I'm going to try to get my hair done when I go home or holiday in Hong KOng or Australia. Best of luck.

Longh wrote on June 17th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Longh (elite user)

I would recommend some reviews telling others about your experiences instead of using ANH for reviews where fewer people needing the help will see your info.

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helenub wrote on July 24th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Go to Dinhs salon on Cua Bac. I highly recommend him. I visited this salon three times, had colour (highlights), cut/style, twice and a perm. He listens and does pretty much what you ask him. Perm and cut costs $40,I think about the same for colour. I always leave Dinhs place feeling happy with the service.

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pebbles wrote on August 13th, 2015 at 4:55 am

There has been quite a lot of time since this question was answered so just wanted to add an updated opinion. I have blond hair that needs roots colored and highlights every now and then. I am very picky and sometimes it takes me a year or two back in the US to find someone that really knows what they are doing. SO, I decided to go to Lan at Lan's salon on Xian Dieu next to asian tigers mobility. He used to be at the Sofitel for 13 years but opened his own place recently. He did a great job! I feel very confident going back to him. I would definitely recommend him for anything requiring color and or highlights. If you go to his FB page you will see some pictures of the blond clients he has worked on.

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