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
Finding a great hair stylist can be daunting – even we’re guilty of shedding a few salon chair tears in our day. Luckily, we scoured the city high and low for the best hair stylists Jakarta has to offer. Whether you need sexy bombshell tresses, a fuss-free lob to ring in the New Year, or a quick trim to maintain the bluntness of those bangs, here are our go-to spots for the hair of your dreams.
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 No. 5E, Kemang. +62 21 7179 3193.
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.
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.
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.
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.