Every Lunar New Year, we look forward not just to wearing new clothes but also sprucing up our style with a trip to the hair salon. After all, there’s nothing quite like a mane makeover to make us feel brand-new over the new year.
To help you complete your outfit with silkier locks, creamier hair colours, and a flattering cut over the upcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations, we’ve rounded up the best hair salons to visit, including ones that’ll really pamper you from the moment you step in until you leave.
A popular Korean hair salon with over 200 outlets all over the world, Leekaja also has a flagship store tucked away at the Shoppes at Four Seasons Place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This chic and trendy salon is draped with luscious green plants, decorated with buzzy neon signs, and houses plush salon chairs, so every trip here will feel like a well-deserved treat.
The hairstylists are known for being versatile with the styles that they create; request any trending cuts or vibrant colours, and they’ll be able to whip up a ‘do that looks absolutely stunning on you.
There’s even an in-house barista, who’ll mix delicious cold-pressed juices and brew fragrant coffee for you to sip on as you get your hair done. Definitely, it’s a hair salon that we’ll want to visit to spruce up our tresses for the Lunar New Year!
Visit the hair salon for a free consultation, only from Monday to Thursday. Hair Colouring is priced starting at RM190 for short hair. See the salon’s menu, here.
Address: 145 Jalan Ampang, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, Robinsons, G5-9, Kuala Lumpur 50450
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: WhatsApp +60 12-833 0040, or book here
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Le Classic is a hair salon in Malaysia that specialises in billowing perms and hair treatments that turn your dry, damaged locks into the silky smooth tresses of dreams.
The salon’s popular Air Wave Perm service creates natural-looking, loose curls for those who are looking to flaunt Korean-style waves; hairstylists also use a special technique to achieve curls that suit each customer’s hair type and face shape.
Better yet, wear a perm whilst taming your frizz with the salon’s most sought-after Air Wave Perm Plus, a two-in-one service that combines the natural Air Wave Perm with an anti-frizz hair treatment.
This way, you’ll get to flaunt cascading curls that almost glisten and shine – as you visit your relatives this Lunar New Year.
What started as a humble hair salon in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo in 2001 has become an ever-bustling destination that customers visit for dynamic ‘dos!
Number76 is a Japanese hair salon that boasts five outlets in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru alone, as well as one outlet each in Singapore and Indonesia – talk about being sought after.
Stylists at Number76 are up-to-date on Japan’s latest and trending hairstyles, which means that you can surely trust them for advice if you’re not quite sure how you want to transform your tresses this Lunar New Year.
The stylists are certainly not afraid to experiment with fresh colours and styles. You’ll spot sweet strawberry pink colours, edgy anime-style ash blue and brown blends, to sunkissed highlight styles when you browse the salon’s social media.
Hair Colour is priced starting at RM235 for short hair. See the salon’s full menu, here.
Walking on Sunshine
Snap lots of pictures for the ‘gram even before the Lunar New Year rolls around at Walking on Sunshine, a garden-themed Korean hair salon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
With ceilings covered in a lush canopy of green ferns and potted plants all around, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a calm oasis right smack within a bustling city.
The hairstylists here dare to go bold with colours and styles, which means that you can show them the latest trending TikTok ‘do and they’ll be able to design it just the way you want it on your tresses.
Try anything from two-toned red and black, hot pink, to fiery orange ombré colours – you’ll be rocking your outfit of the day in extra stunning style this Lunar New Year!
Hair Colouring is priced starting at RM240 for short hair. See the salon’s full menu here.
Previously known as Toni&Guy Kota Damansara, Ikairi Hairsalon is one of the over 430 salons by Toni&Guy Hairdressing around the globe.
This hair salon is known for providing exceptional services to all of its customers; reviewers praise stylists for giving them expert advice on their hairstyles, and designing ‘dos that they absolutely adore.
Regardless of whether you want to don an elegant everyday-wearable hairstyle or a high-fashion baby bangs cut, the stylists at Ikairi Hairsalon will be able to nail the look of your dreams with ease.
Preserve the health of your tresses even when you get a new hair colour with the salon’s shine-restoring treatments too. Customers have come back time and again for a fresh new hairstyle without compromising on the natural quality of their strands!
Hair Colouring is priced starting from RM280. See the salon’s menu here.
Address: GF-C-02 Sunway Nexis Retails, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am – 6.30pm (Mon to Sat) | 11am – 6pm (Sun)
Contact: +60 3-6150 8022
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JeffLee The Hair Company
Flaunt statement-making high-fashion colours on your tresses this Lunar New Year with a trip to JeffLee The Hair Company. The stylists at this hair salon will work magic on your mane, letting you don colours like manga-style strawberry pink, almost shimmering rose gold, and deep ash grey.
The salon prides itself on providing warm, friendly, attentive service to its customers, and curating ‘dos that are customised to each individual’s features and personal style.
Each outlet boasts a different concept, so, depending on where you visit, you’ll get to enjoy getting your hair done in a comfy plant-speckled interior to a sophisticated chandelier-draped salon.
Hair Colouring is priced starting at RM150 for short hair. See the salon’s full menu here.
One Hair Design Centre
This aesthetic, minimalist hair salon makes getting your hair done so much less of a tedious chore and much more of an experience, even if you’re rushing to get everything in order before the Lunar New Year.
One Hair Design Centre boasts a beautiful, simplistic space that’s even complete with a little coffee corner; staff will serve you a cuppa while you kick up your feet and have your hair snipped at by the deft hands of the salon’s hairstylists.
The stylists at this salon are experts at creating soft, creamy “milk tea” and ash-toned hues. You’ll get to flaunt a ‘do that’s really sophisticated and elegant as you go house-visiting this festive season.
Psst! The salon even offers manicure services, so you can easily tick two tasks off your to-do list with one visit – and be happy with gorgeous hair and CNY-style nails after.
See salon’s menu here.
Your hair is a canvas for the pro-hairstylists slash “artists” at Alph Studio!
This hair salon in Kuala Lumpur thinks of every mane as a potential masterpiece, which is why they treat every customer’s tresses with a splash of creativity, passion, and exclusivity: you’ll emerge from the salon with hair that’s uniquely yours to boast about.
Take a look at the salon’s look book and you’ll discover a truly impressive range of colours and styles.
Instead of only green, you’ll find nuanced shades of pastel mint, seafoam sage green, and moss green, to name a few; stylists are also adept in a plethora of colour styles, such as anime-style end highlights, sectional highlights, and dual-tone colours.
Alph Studio also cares for your hair beyond your salon visit. To help you keep your locks looking salon-fresh across the entire Lunar New Year holiday, the salon will send you off with a complimentary haircare pack catered to your tresses. For selected services, you’re even welcome to come back for a free touch-up session after two weeks!
General Hair Colour is priced at RM260++. See the salon’s full menu here.
Address: Level 1, Retail Lot, Nadi Bangsar, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30am – 8pm (Wed to Mon) | Closed on Tue
Contact: +603-27338402, +603-27338403, or email [email protected]
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Makeover Hair Salon
If you’re ready to wear a full face of glam on top of a fresh new hairstyle this Lunar New Year, Makeover Hair Salon is the place for you.
The salon offers makeup services in addition to its speciality hair services, which means that you can get both your face made up and your mane freshened up in one trip to the salon – right in time for the celebrations.
When it comes to hair, stylists at this salon can easily up the ante on a stylish look with a seamless two-toned colour job, such as a high-fashion mix of purple and brown or a sophisticated blend of ash brown and grey.
And, should grey be the only ash tone you’re familiar with, you can trust stylists to introduce you to a whole assortment of other ash colours that are suited to your style, such as ash green, ash blue, and ash purple – they’re colours ash-ually (we mean, actually) worth flaunting this holiday!
Hair Colouring is priced starting at RM209 (by Pro Stylist). See the salon’s full menu here.
Address: No.25-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Tue to Fri) | 10am – 7pm (Sat to Sun) | Closed on Mon
Contact: +603-2284 8199, +603-2201 2557, or 010-229 9979 (mobile)
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Settle all your beauty needs under one roof at 176 Avenue, an aesthetic salon that offers three services every girl needs when prepping for the Lunar New Year: hair, brows, and lashes.
For hair, 176 Avenue offers haircuts, colouring, and treatment services, but it’s especially great at nailing a volume-lending balayage highlight style – ideal also for letting your tresses grow out naturally even after the new year celebrations.
The salon’s lash lift and extension services are also known for giving ultra-natural-looking lashes, regardless of whether it’s a wispy lash style or one with full length and volume.
You’ll also love the elegant manicures designed by the nail artists at the nail bar; choose from sophisticated snowy white designs to cheerful coloured French tips for a festive vibe!
Full Head Colour is priced starting at RM236. See the salon’s full menu here.