Did you know there’s this tradition where you’re not supposed to chop off your hair a few days before Chinese New Year (CNY)? So, if you’re thinking of rocking a fresh new look, it’s smart to get it done before the CNY month kicks in.

So, if you’ve been on the lookout for the best hair salons to spruce up your locks for the festive season, you’re in luck. We’ve got the lowdown on the best hair salons that can turn your locks from “blah” to wow, just in time for all the CNY celebrations.

So, let’s get you all set to step into the Year of the Dragon with a whole new vibe and loads of confidence. Time to shake things up!

Best Hair Salons in KL

Alph Studio

Visiting an aesthetically pleasing salon to get your hair done definitely hits differently, as the ambiance enhances the overall experience, making it feel like a pampering retreat for both your hair and senses.

That’s what you’ll experience when you book an appointment to get your hair styled at Alph Studio. The styling team consists of experienced stylists with extensive ongoing education in both classic and progressive cutting and colouring techniques are dedicated to giving you the customised look you desire, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Curious about their hair coloring services? They’ve got you covered, and prices kick off at just RM240. Take a peek at their full menu for more details.

Address: Level 1, Retail Lot, Nadi Bangsar, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Wed – Mon)
Contact: 03-2733 8402
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The Met Grand Salon

Discover a new you this Chinese New Year at The Met Grand Salon. If you’re unsure where to elevate your style, The Met Salon is the perfect choice. Internationally acclaimed and awarded from New York to Dubai, The Met Grand Salon has earned a reputation for being one of the finest salons in Asia.

To get your tresses looking fabulous, you’ll need to book an appointment in advance, as they only entertain clients with pre-scheduled visits.

For more details visit their page here

Address: 1st Floor, St. Mary Place, 1, Jalan Tengah, Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 012-501 0624


Before the crazy celebrations kick in, why not spoil yourself with a fancy hair treatment or a new shade of hair colour?

With a 4.8 star rating on Google review, Number 76 Hair Salon, a well-known Japanese hair salon in Malaysia has gained a strong reputation from both locals and tourists alike, particularly at its Bangsar branch. A few reviewers shared that their hairstylist was Jack and he did a great job. So, if you’re visit the salon, do find for Jack!


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If you’re celebrating CNY in KL or JB, consider stopping by any of their six salons in both cities for a fabulous new look. However, make sure to schedule your appointments in advance, as they tend to be quite busy, especially in the lead-up to the CNY festivities.

Address: 50 & 52, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 03 – 22831776
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The Soloists Salon

Located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, The Soloists Salon opens its doors to all, no matter your age or gender. Their innovative hairdressing and styling services are designed to cater to everyone and there’s no exception to that.

When it comes to hair, the talented stylists at The Soloists Salon can easily bring your vision to life. Simply show them a reference photo from your phone during the consultation, and they’ll work their magic to achieve the vibrant colours you desire.

Their hair colouring services are affordable, with prices starting from RM180. If you’re interested in highlighting, a consultation is required beforehand and only then the price is determined as there are a variety of highlighting techniques that the hairstylists at this salon have mastered. So, it all depends on what type of highlights you’re looking for.

Address: Lot 1.5, Level One, ANSA Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 101 Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 03-2148 9000
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Miroku Hair Salon

This Japanese salon on Jalan Telawi might be a local one, but the vibe and services are just like those fancy places you’d find in Japan. Eldon, the founder of the hair salon and his crew provides all their customers with exceptional services, making sure you leave happy with your hair, giving great advices along the way.

With its modern Japanese-style interior design, the salon offers an impressive array of options. From Japanese ash and trendy hair coloring to airtouch balayage ombré, a classic technique that adds depth and colour to your hair, you can choose from a variety of stylish services.

Address: No 2-1 Jalan Menara Gading 1 Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Sat) | 10.30am – 7.30pm (Sun)
Contact: 016-905 7583
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Best Hair Salons in PJ

Brown Sugar Hair Salon

This hair colouring salon is all about elevating your overall style. They take pride in creating personalised looks that matches your unique style perfectly.

At this salon, the hairstylists conduct a personalised consultation to truly grasp your hair needs and preferences. Going a step further, they carefully consider your hair condition and provide recommendations for the most suitable treatments and styles that will enhance your unique beauty.

So, what better way to get your hair styled for CNY than this salon? Check out the salon’s full menu here and book your appointment ASAP.

Address: 49, 2F, Persiaran Surian, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya
Operating hours: 10am – 8pm
Contact: 03-7660 5078
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The beginning of 2024 has brought a flurry of tasks, and with Chinese New Year only a month away, our plates are already full and we’re sure yours is too!

At aBXCo.Salon, you can trust their hairstylists to add an extra touch of fabulousness to your look this holiday season, offering a range of services from Keratin treatments to balayage hair colour and more.

Just take a glance at the stunning hair transformation above! Get a similar look or something more bold and outstanding when you visit their salon.

Address: No.36M, Jalan SS 2/67, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 7pm (Sun)
Contact: 03-7866 0911
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Le Classic Hair Studio

Turn heads this Chinese New Year with a breathtaking hair makeover at PJ’s finest, Le Classic Hair Studio. Boasting over 1000 Google reviews and an impressive 4.8-star rating, you can effortlessly transform lacklustre locks into picture-perfect strands that will make every snap you take insta-worthy.

Their exclusive Color Therapy, a hair-friendly colouring technique, guarantees a vibrant look without causing any harm to your precious locks. Plus, here’s a bonus – they’ve got a 14-day guarantee for all their services. If you want to know more about the warranty, just hit them up directly for the scoop!

Visit their page here for more details. 

Address: Paradigm Mall, UG 20, 1, Jalan SS 7/26a, Selangor, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Operating hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 019-662 9318
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Spazio Hair Studio

Spazio Hair Studio, situated in the vibrant hub of Subang Jaya, guarantees every penny spent is worth it. With an impressive Google rating of 4.8 out of 5, this salon, founded by director Max Lim, provides not only essential haircuts but also an array of hair treatments.

For just RM41, ladies can enjoy a fantastic haircut without burning a hole in their pockets. They believe in giving everyone quality services at prices that won’t break the bank.

Address: A10, Jalan SS 15/8A Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya
Operating hours: 11am – 8.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 03-5634 1138
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Best Hair Salons in Penang

A Pouch Scissors Hair Salon (APS)


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Begin the year with a fiery red hair that matches the vibrant shade of the red envelopes you’ll soon be receiving. And if you’re searching for a salon that can perfectly match the red shade you have in mind, look no further than APS Hair Salon.

APS is all about creating unique and inspired beauty. They’ve designed a space focused entirely on you, ensuring you leave feeling truly beautiful. Their skilled team pays attention to every detail, from the natural flow and movement of your hair to expert Multi-Color Shading that enhances your beauty effortlessly.

Additionally, they offer a range of treatments dedicated to scalp and hair well-being, designed to restore and revitalise your locks. All hairstyles and treatments are tailored to meet your specific needs and lifestyle, ensuring you walk out with a look that’s uniquely you.

Address: 4, Jalan Jones, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Wed to Mon) | Closed on Tue
Contact: 04-218 9179
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Twiggy Salon

If you’re aiming to make a statement, letting all your relatives know you’re thriving, but unsure how to go about it, consider a dazzling hair transformation at Twiggy Salon in Georgetown, Penang.

Renowned for their versatility in pulling off various hairstyles, Twiggy Salon has earned a commendable 4.5-star rating from satisfied customers who shared their experiences on Google reviews.

A recent customer, who expressed her satisfaction two months ago, shared, “I got my hair dyed here recently by Lucas. I only had a few days in Penang, so I didn’t want something that took all day. He took the time to listen to what I wanted and worked with great care and attention to detail. I love the result without using bleach. Definitely recommend it!”

So, if you’re searching for something that enhances your look, you know where to go and whom to find at Twiggy Salon!

Address: 198, Jln Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Wed to Mon) | Closed on Tue
Contact: 04-226 1108
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Hairstory International

Every life choice, even your hair decisions, spins a unique tale. If you’re on the hunt for a place that speaks the same hair language as you do, book an appointment with Hairstory International ASAP – where every strand has a story to tell, just like yours!

In this hair salon, their mantra is all about delivering top-notch services from start to finish. The best services extend beyond just the stylist’s skills or keeping up with global trends; it’s about ensuring customers experience complete satisfaction, embracing a sense of beauty and love throughout their visit.

So, if you’re looking to embrace your bold and daring side, and if getting your hair done is a big part of expressing yourself, then go for it! Be unapologetically you and rock a new hairstyle with the help of the hairstylists from Hairstory International.

Address: 492A, G-3, Jalan Air Itam, Kampung Baharu, 10460 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am –7pm (Sat) | 10am –6pm (Sun)
Contact: 04-828 6807
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Did you try a new Christmas hairdo but weren’t thrilled with the result? If you’re on the lookout for a salon to give it another go, EsparioHairSalon has got you covered with the expertise to make sure you love the outcome.

Opened just four years ago, EsparioHairSalon is run by stylist Earnest and his team. They’re experts in hair colouring services including bleaching, but their specialty doesn’t stop there. They also specialise in hair treatments that work wonders in keeping your hair healthy and radiant, even after bleaching or perms.

Plus, the professionals at EsparioHairSalon will guide you on how to maintain your hair’s health at home. With an impressive 4.9 Google rating, it’s no wonder why they’’re one of Penang’s top-notch hair salons.

Address: 45, Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon, Wed to Sat) | 11am –7pm (Sun) | Closed on Tue
Contact: 04-210 1314
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Aire Hair Studio

Look no further than Aire Hair Studio for this year’s CNY hairstyle.

They have a wide range of services, including hair washing, restyling, treatments, and colouring. If you’re not sure what style to go for, take a look at their social media pages for some inspiration as they always share their latest work of arts.

You can expect great service and attentive hairstylists who truly listen to what you want and pull it off with ease.

However do note that they might close up a few days ahead before Chinese New Year, so be sure to book them in advance if you don’t want to have your hair looking lifeless during your family reunions.

Address: b-1-7 vantage Jalan Desiran Tanjung, Jln Tanjong Tokong, 10470 Penang
Operating hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon, Thur to Sat) | Closed on Tue & Wed
Contact: 04-688 4877
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Wave Salon

Located in the bustling city of Penang at Georgetown, Wave Salon welcomes you with a beachy vibe the moment you step in. The blue and white interior creates an atmosphere that instantly makes you feel relaxed, as if you’ve just walked into a beach retreat.

Great at a variety of services, including wave perms, the salon is your go-to for not just a hairstyle but a whole experience of seaside relaxation and excellent services.


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Check out the stunning results of one of their wave perm – it’s so beautiful that it’s got us seriously considering if we should give it a try too. Plus, it’ll save you a whole lot of time compared to curling your hair every day.

Address: No. 25, 1, Karpal Singh Dr, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 10.30am – 7pm
Contact: 017-751 8188
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