Most of us have been the victim of a bad haircut at least once in our lives, when the stylist “butchers” our beautiful locks. Thankfully, on this modern Bali, the buzzy salons across the island’s south are experts in not only giving you killer cuts, but also providing your hair the VIP treatment it deserves. Whether you want a style overhaul or a quick trim, here’s a round-up of the island’s best hair care establishments.
When it comes to hair care on the island, the ladies are definitely in for a treat; and the high-end vintage barbershop trend has made it to the island, raising quality standards for guys seeking a trim, shave, and style.
For that cut throat shaves and precision scissor haircuts, Bali Barber in Seminyak has been known to have delivered some of the most outstanding services when it comes to male grooming; and they really helped popularise the revival of interest in traditional barbering even among the younger crowd of style-conscious men.
Bali Barber is where you go for a completely traditional men’s experience. No nail polish or pink walls. Hot towels, lather, head massage, cooling towel – it’s just an excellent experience and as an added touch Bali Barber can include a collagen eye treatment to freshen up those dark eye circles for the island’s night crawlers. For the Bali residents, professional cuts and shaves are on order and Bali Barber offer loyalty cards to those who visit frequently.
Visitors to Bali with a bit of time on their hands gravitate towards the MANdatory package which consists of a precision cut, shave, and a great massage – they’re also pretty famous for their Athletic Massage among the Bali surfing and bodybuilding community. All of these services can be enhanced with a Glenmorangie Scotch whiskey, a cigar, or a cold Bintang. Bali Barber is also the island’s only popup barbershop providing services at your home and villa.
Minutes away from Bali Barber is Rob Peetoom, a household name synonymous to fabulous hair. The ladies can relax completely and in the mean time have someone else make them look and feel great. In addition to the hair treatments, the venue’s Hair Spa also offers a range of wonderful beauty treatments; come along for a hair colour, cut or blow-dry, or go for an indulgent Hair Treatment, Facial Treatment or special Keratin Treatment.
In the hip and happening Beachwalk Shopping Mall in Kuta, Barber at Rob Peetoom Salon is a destination for the gentlemen looking to look sleek. Come during sunset time, and you’ll be served with impeccable shaving, cutting, and scalp treatment while gazing at the breathtaking, colourful sky as the sun is sinking to the horizon. You will be handled by a professional team that really takes men’s grooming a serious business – the barbershop offers services that are handled by three levels of experienced cutters. You can also get an exclusive shave using high-end barber products to keep your face clean and in perfect shape.
TONI & GUY
Alternatively, world famous TONI&GUY essensuals Bali salon at Seminyak Village tends the locks of all the coolest cats in town, from the sassy residents to the happy holiday makers and the naughty nomads! Now also cutting at the Body Temple Spa at Canggu Club, the ladies and the gentlemen can easily follow the brand’s trend and fall in love with the convenience at the Canggu venue.
Spoil yourself with the wide range of services by Internationally trained cut and colour specialists including, cut, colour, blow dry, hair styling, luxury treatments, bridal hair and even hair extensions. And specifically for the men, say hello to their barber services including a beard trim, hot towel shave and trims and fades. TONI&GUY Essensuals will treat you to a complimentary treatment on any combined cut and colour service you decide to treat yourself with. And better yet, Canggu Club Platinum and Gold Members receive 20% off on top of this already generous offer.
Going further south on the island, a cutting edge cut and single malt scotch have not always been comfortable bedfellows especially in Jimbaran, until now. Barbershop/bar hybrids are on the rise in Bali, praised for their quirky brand of cool that delivers far beyond convenience. The BARber as an instance; this new Jimbaran venue is styling itself by serving whisky as well as shaving whiskers.
The BARber has taken its inspiration from an old-fashioned barbershop and gentleman’s club, and is now set to make sure drinkers don’t go home half-cut. And we’re not talking about barbershop-cum-bar that serves complimentary beer or wine while you wait here; The BARber is full on craft cocktail destination that features killer haircuts by top talents.