Trust us - no tears here! Whether you're looking for a quick trim or a whole new hairstyle, these expert hairdressers will have you leaving their salon with the hair of your dreams
They say our hair is the crown we can never take off. We don’t disagree; it is indeed something we – especially women – really take pride of, so it’s totally understandable why we get so frustrated after getting a bad haircut. But now you can say goodbye to bad hair days, as we’ve combed the city for the best hair stylists for cuts in Jakarta. Whether you need sexy bombshell tresses, a fuss-free lob to celebrate the end of year, or a quick trim to maintain the bluntness of those bangs, here are our go-to spots for the hair of your dreams.
The passionate team at Blow+Bar truly believes that no woman should ever suffer from a bad hair day – an ethos we can truly get behind! Their principal is that a single fabulous haircut can be a complete life changer, a practice that is apparent through the knowledgeable and expert hands of their styles. Your session starts off with a proper consultation to make sure you get the best cut for your face shape. Bonus treatment: you might want to add a booking for one of their permanent blowouts that will have you storing those curling irons at the back of your beauty cabinet for a long, long time.
Blow+Bar. Lippo Mall Kemang Village, First Floor #32. +62 21 295 28436.
Famous for hair cutting, styling and colouring, The Parlour is located in two cities in Indonesia – Jakarta and Surabaya – and is also part of Parlour hair group from Australia, which houses the country’s most awarded hairdressing teams. The salon ensures that every hairstyle fits perfectly to the different face features and puts importance on quality treatments using selected hair products from Shiseido Professional. Our Editors’ go-to stylists are Winda and Kiki.
The Parlour, Jl. Darmawangsa VI No.7, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7278 8288.
Ryoji Sakate Hair Lounge
This industrial nook hidden above the uber trendy eatery Pao Pao is, at first glance, a little hipster heaven. But Ryoji Sakate Hair Lounge is a luxury Japanese hair salon that has been receiving high praise amongst Jakarta’s beauty-obsessed pack. Ryoji Sakate himself – a top stylist with over 10 years of experience in Tokyo, New York, and London – works the studio to provide consultations before he crafts a hairstyle that truly fits you. No wonder this hair lounge has garnered a cult following since its opening.
Ryoji Sakate Hair Lounge. Jln. Senopati No. 16 2F, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. +62 21 2930 5387.
Andreas Zhu Salon & Beauty Lounge
You don’t have to travel all the way to France to experience how it feels to sit in a Parisian salon. Just take a drive up north to Andreas Zhu Salon & Beauty Lounge in Pluit, and get ready to be transported to the classic and industrial Parisian era. Behind the salon is celebrity hairstylist Andreas Zhu, whose loyal clientele includes Indonesian superstars like Dian Sastro and Agnes Monica. The salon is most famous for haircutting and colouring, especially when it comes to balayage hair. If you want your locks to be cut by the celebrity hairstylist himself, be prepared to make an appointment long before your visit, and when we’re talking long here, it means around a month (or even more!) before the day!
Andreas Zhu Salon & Beauty Lounge, Jl. Pluit Putri Raya No. 2B, North Jakarta, p. +62 813 1012 1777.
Salon De Coiffure
Located in the beautiful glass building of the Papilion in Kemang (our favourite piece of architecture in town!), Salon De Coiffure is a hair salon offering immaculate service and expert technique under ultra calming vibes – super important when making the decision whether or not to chop those extra 5 inches off. For the best stress-free results, we recommend asking for top stylist Kirman.
Salon De Coiffure. The Papilion, First Floor, Jl. Kemang Raya 45AA. +62 21 719 3118.
One Piece by Hisato Suzuki
Headed by Hisato Suzuki, One Piece Hair Studio takes pride in being the first to introduce the Japanese Step Bone Cut in Indonesia. The hair cut technique used is especially perfect for Asian women, as it suits their bone structure and creates a slimmer effect. In comparison to other salons, this one is using a quite different way in hair cutting, as they use a combination of razor and scissor to create texture and more volume. And also, what is Japan without its advanced technology? Here at One Piece, you can enjoy amazing technologies such as carbonated water system (yes, they use soda water to wash your hair and peel off the dead skin flakes on your scalp!), bio straightening to moisturise your hair after rebonding or curling, and many more.
One Piece by Hisato Suzuki, Lippo Mall Kemang Lt.1 Unit 2, Jl. Pangeran Antasari No. 36, Bangka, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 2952 8298. (Various locations, check their website for details.)
If Andreas Zhu Salon is like little Paris in Jakarta, Nobu is another thing. Here, you would feel like you are stepping into little Tokyo, as all of the hairstylists are Japanese and the space mimics those humble yet spacey studio in Japan. Each visit to Nobu will begin with a hair consultation, where you can ask for hairstyle ideas and share your concerns about your current hair condition. The salon itself is founded by Nobuyuki Miyauchi, whose experience include a professional hairstylist in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
Nobu Salon, Citywalk Sudirman 2nd floor #23, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2970 4010. (Various locations, check their website for details.)
Irwan Team Hair Salon
Long voted as one of the best salon chains in Jakarta, Irwan Team Hair Salon employs a slew of expert stylists ready to get the job done right. The salon’s vibe is both sleek and comfortable – if you’ve ever visited one of their Kerastase treatment lounges you’ll know what heaven on Earth feels like – and you can depend on the Irwan Team to give you the impeccable haircut of your dreams. Booking is recommended as this salon chain is located in busy shopping malls, but walk-ins will probably be squeezed in at any time of day.
Irwan Team Hair Salon. Various locations, check website for details.
Prestige Salon by Aar Yazuar
The relationship between hairstylist and customer is a sacred one, just ask top stylist Aar Yazuar. Aar’s loyal customers have been coming to him for years – even long before he opened up his own salon branch. Just take a quick look at his Instagram feed for a round-up of his happy and smiling clients. Indeed, his is a magic touch – Aar is a perfectionist of his craft and personally snips and styles his clients’ locks so that they leave the salon guaranteed to be looking their best (after which they’ll be added to join the ranks of his IG feed). His immense popularity means that you may have to wait a little over your appointment time before he gets to you, but trust us when we say that will all be worth it.
Prestige Hair and Beauty. Jl. Kemang Utara Raya No. 5E, Kemang, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 7179 3193.