If you have blonde hair and have ever tried to get it dyed in Southeast Asia or South America before, you’ve probably run into some issues.
When I was traveling in Bolivia I was determined to get my roots touched up and I figured “how bad could it be?” Turns out it can be really, really bad. The salon that I chose had to run to the store to buy blonde dye since they apparently had never had any blonde customers before. Long story short, my hair turned Ronald McDonald orange and I had no way to fix it.
So after that lesson, I do copious amounts of research prior to selecting a salon when I travel. I don’t leave my hair in just any hands anymore.
Before my first appointment at Concept Coiffure in Ho Chi Minh City, I read all the reviews I could find, specifically by blondes, to ensure that I was making the right decision. And I found nothing but glowing reviews online.
I’ve now been to Concept Coiffure 4 times, and I have had nothing but positive experiences. So blondes, fear not! Your hair will be safe here.
Concept Coiffure is a bright, lovely, and clean salon located in District 2. It looks just like any salon you would visit back home but here you won’t have just one hairstylist attending to you. Every time I’ve had my hair colored at Concept Coiffure, I’ve had 3 people at a time putting foils in my hair which makes the process go incredibly quickly.
The hair washing at Concept Coiffure is my favorite part of the entire experience. Instead of sitting at an awkward angle in a chair with your neck forced backward, they actually have something similar to massage tables. So you can lay flat while one of the stylists gives you the longest, most thorough hair washing you’ve probably ever had.
And finally, after getting a cut, you’ll again have 2-3 people drying your hair at the same time. It normally takes at least 3 hours to get my hair colored at a salon back home, but at Concept Coiffure, it takes under 2.
List of Services
Concept Coiffure has a team of professionals that do everything from highlights, lowlights, updos, cuts, balayage, ombre, keratin treatments, perms, hair straightening, and other specialized treatments. They most certainly cater to foreigners so no matter what color your hair, they can take care of you.
The salon also offers very inexpensive manicures and pedicures if you have some extra time at the end of your appointment.
Don’t expect to pay Vietnamese prices at this Western salon. I have medium to long hair and I get half of it highlighted for a price of 1,780,000 VND (~$77 USD). And my haircut costs 580,000 VND (~$25 USD).
Check out their complete list of prices on their website prior to making an appointment.
Location: 48 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam