Hair salons in KL for hair colouring


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Hair salons in KL for colourful tresses
Image adapted from: @jd_xiong, @thesoloistssalon, and @alph_daisylee

Colourful hair has been the trend for the past few years and it doesn’t seem like the love for unicorn tresses will die down any time soon. With gorgeous celebrities flaunting colourful ‘dos, it’s hard not to wish you could have the same hairstyles for yourself. 

We’ve saved you hours of research by compiling a list of hair salons in KL that are known for their stunning colour work. Most of these places are well-versed with the popular balayage technique that gives you natural-looking highlights, so check them out below:

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1. Hair Color Expert – from RM97.80


Hair Color Expert is touted as one of the most affordable hair salons in KL to get your tresses dyed. The salon has a 6-step premium hair colouring process which includes a treatment service at the end. 

Hair Colour Expert collage
Image adapted from: @hcehaircolorexpert

Their prices are set according to hair length. For short hair above the ears, you’ll only have to pay RM48.90 for colouring, RM68.90 for medium hair, and RM88.90 for long hair. If bleaching is required, simply multiply the price by 2 and that’ll be your bill at the end of the session. 

Hair Colour Expert salon
Their outlets are often swamped with customers so be sure to make an appointment
Image credit: Hair Color Expert Malaysia

Address: 11, Jln Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10AM-8PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-9544 2089


2. Alph Studio – from RM520


If you’ve spent some time around APW Bangsar, you would’ve noticed a handful of pink and purple-haired people flaunting their fresh bombshell blowouts. If you’re wondering which big shot salon is behind these pastel locks, it’s Alph Studio

Alph Studio (1)
This iconic look is titled “Soft Unicorn Pastel Ombre” and was achieved by the efforts of 2 stylists
Image credit: @alphstudio

They may not be as well known as some of the other salons in this list, but they’ve been around for a good decade or so and were previously known as Kenzo. In fact, regulars make up at least a quarter of their clientele. 

Alph Studio collage
Image credit: @alph_daisylee and @alphstudio

The stylists here have a special knack at mixing up pastel colours for the ultimate unicorn hair.  It’s a huge feat considering there are a ton more factors to take into account when doing pastel hair. For starters, the hair needs to be bleached properly to achieve a clean base and it’s certainly not easy to come out with an exact swatch of the client’s desired shade. 

Alph Studio interior
The salon has an all-white interior with some wooden counters and brown leather chairs for contrast
Image credit: Alph Studio

Bleaching will cost you RM180 and upwards, depending on your hair length. For multi-tone colours, prices start from RM340.

Address: Level 1, Commercial Lot, Nadi Bangsar, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2733 8402
Website


3. Hair Soho 176 – from RM416


Hair Soho (1)
Image credit: @hairsho_176

Hair Soho at 176 Avenue is a one-stop beauty centre that’ll have you covered for everything – hair, nails, and eyelashes. If you’re looking to schedule in some much-need pampering session with the girls or just by yourself, remember to call ahead to make a booking at this popular hub.

Hair Soho collage
Image adapted from: @hairsoho_176

For bright and pastel colours like these, expect to foot a bill that’s between RM416 – RM996, depending on your hair length and colours desired. 

Hair Soho interior
Image credit: 176 Avenue

Address: No. 176, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2201 9906
Website


4. The Soloists Salon – from RM560


Once you get started on colouring your hair, there’s no going back to black – or at least that’s what most people say. And if you’ve ticked off every colour you could possibly think off from your list, you can always choose to go for a mix of colours instead of just 1 or 2. If you’re interested in doing it rainbow-style, pay a visit to The Soloists Salon in Bukit Bintang

The Soloists collage
Image adapted from: The Soloists Salon

If you have a reference photo stored in your phone, whip it out during the consultation and the stylists will help you achieve the colours you want.

The Soloists (2)
Image credit: The Soloists Salon

They also have an outlet in SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands in the works, so you can look forward to a pampering session as you get your hair done near the mountains. For now, their outlet in Bukit Bintang is plenty satisfactory with a view of the golden shopping triangle.

The Soloists interior
Image credit: Bfab

Address: Lot 1.5, Level One, Ansa Kuala Lumpur, 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2148 9000
Website


5. Le Classic Hair Studio – from RM468


Colouring your hair doesn’t come cheap, but those with waist-length hair usually feel the pinch the most as it can easily cost you a minimum of RM1,000.

This makes Le Classic the more affordable and reasonable choice for those with waist-length hair as they charge about RM500-600. It doesn’t mean you’ll be shortchanged in terms of quality though as you’ll still leave with IG-ready hair that you’ll want to immediately show off.

Le Classic collage
Image adapted from: @leclassichairstudio

They also use Olaplex, a treatment that many big-time celebrities swear by when getting their tresses bleached. With this treatment, you’ll be left with minimal damage and hair that’s still soft to the touch. 

Aside from hair colours, you can also consider getting an Air Wave Perm or Bodily Straight Treatment (both from RM258). 

Muslim customers are also welcome to get their hair done at Le Classic as they have a private room that can be booked when you’re making your appointment.

Le Classic private room
The private room can comfortably fit 2 clients
Image credit: Fave

Address: Block A4 1-2 Solaris Dutamas, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1, Jalan Dutamas, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-6412 9886
Website


6. The Hair Tric & Lashility – from RM480


The Hair Tric collage
Image adapted from: @imemilyng

If Bangsar is your ‘hood, it would take you no second longer to recognise The Hair Tric & Lashility. KL-ites often pass by the 2nd floor shoplot above Pappa Rich while busily hunting down the next trending cafe on Jalan Telawi.

Emily is one of the salon’s stylists whose portfolio is lined with photos of hard-to-do colours like pastels, greys, neon yellows, and fiery reds. If you’re looking for a bold new look, ring up The Hair Tric for a session with her or any of their stylists and they’ll have you looking fierce AF after your appointment. 

Bleaching costs RM200 while colouring ranges from RM280 and above. 

The Hair Tric (2)
Image credit: @imemilyng

They also offer a long list of aesthetic services like Eyelash Extensions (RM138), Eyelash Regrowth Treatment (from RM298), Eyebrow Microblading (from RM788), and Lip Embroidery (from RM988)

The Hair Tric interior
Image credit: The Hair TRIC & Lashility

Address: 2-1 Jalan Telawi 4 Bangsar Baru, Jalan Telawi, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30AM-7.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2282 2800
Website


7. Centro Hair Salon – from RM800


Centro is a premium salon located in The Gardens Mall, where you’ll find a ton of luxury brands and atas eateries. Their star-studded clientele includes big-name influencers, including Jane Chuck, Grace Choong, and Jessica Chaw. 

Centro Hair Salon (1)
Stylist Han created this blue, blonde, and pink look on Grace Choong for L’oreal Style & Colour Trophy 2019
Image credit: @centrohairsalon

Each stylist has been with the salon for no less than 6 years, with some even nearing 20 years. With this information at hand, you can comfortably settle into your chair and leave your hair to their expertise. If you’re not pleased with the final look, you can come back within 7 days for a free touch up; it’s part of their “7-Day Promise”, which ensures no customer leaves unhappy. 

Centro Hair Salon (2)
This hue of baby pink is a popular crowd-pleaser
Image credit: @centrohairsalon

The stylists here often extend their services to collaborate with fancy pageants and magazine photoshoots. If you’re looking to don that runway look, you can always opt to have your hair styled here (from RM140) before your big event so that your tresses are photo-ready.

Centro Hair Salon (3)
Image credit: @centrohairsalon

To get colours like these, you need to be ready to fork out at least RM800

Centro Hair Salon interior
Image credit: Centro W Salon

Address: F235B, 1st Floor The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2287 7330
Website


8. Aizu Hair Salon – price upon consultation


Aizu Hair Salon in KL is the brand’s first outlet outside of Japan. Each stylist at the salon has to first undergo training in Japan before they start their job at Aizu KL. Their training does not only cover the technical side of the job but they’re also expected to excel in the hospitality area, which the Japanese take great pride in. Their expertise and hospitality make Aizu worthy of a spot in this list of hair salons in KL.

Aizu Hair Salon (1)
The base of this colour is a dusty rose with hints of blue and purple underneath
Image credit: @jd_xiong

To accommodate their large clientele and variety of hair colour requests, they have plenty of shades for you to choose from. You won’t ever be asked to settle for an alternative just because the salon doesn’t carry the colours or shades you want.

Aizu Hair Salon (2)
Image adapted from: @aizuhairstyle_my

Once you’ve gotten your hair coloured, consider going for one of their signature treatments like Sakura Treatment or Jasmine Treatment. They have a variety of treatments to help target an array of hair and scalp concerns, from itchy scalps to damaged hair. 

Aizu Hair Salon interior
The minimalist interior is given a little more personality with the hanging vines off by the side
Image credit: Aizu Hair Salon

Address: D2-G3-7 Solaris Dutamas, No, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sat, 11AM-8PM | Sun 11.30AM-7.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-6206 3399
Website


9. Number76 – price upon consultation


Number 76 (1)
Image credit: @number76_hikky

When discussing with friends about where to get your hair dyed, Number76 will always be one of the first names mentioned for hair salons in KL since they’ve been known for their hair-colouring portfolio since they opened in 2012. They’ve actually been steadily expanding and now boast 6 outlets all across Malaysia. 

Number 76 (2)
Image adapted from: @number76_hikky

The successful hair chain from Japan houses experts in everything hair related, but their standout works happen to be on those who sport a pop or two of colours. 

Their arsenal of stylists are equally impressive but for your colouring needs, you’ll want to book your appointment with the likes of Hikky, Deven, and Han. But whether you’re looking to experiment with bolder colours or planning to get a hairdo that’s work-friendly but still gorgeous, Number76 has seasoned stylists who can help you fulfil your hair needs. 

Number 76 interior
Image credit: Number76 Tribeca

Address: 1, No, Residency Tribeca, Luxe 8 Lot, 215, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2775 6676
Website


10. Leekaja Beauty Salon – price upon consultation


Leekaja is one of the few hair salons in KL that was founded in South Korea almost. While they were first established almost 50 years ago and came from a time when choppy layered cuts and super-tight curls were considered trendy looks, they do a good job of keeping up with the times. 

Leekaja (1)
A balayage that starts from black to bright lilac
Image credit: @leekaja.my

Glance through their IG feed and you’ll see a never-ending stream of photos that’ll give you a serious case of hair envy. If you’re using a K-pop star’s photo as the reference for your hair, you’d want to get your transformation done at Leekaja for a true blue Korean salon experience. 

Leekaja (2)
Bring out your inner Black Widow with the superhero’s iconic red tresses
Image credit: @leekaja.my

They’ve also done a stellar job in decorating their salon to make it look like a hidden jungle-themed cafe with potted plants crowding every corner. The luscious greens and cosy wooden furniture make it a space comfortable enough for accompanying partners to wait. 

Besides all things hair, they also offer services like Facial Treatments (from RM280) and Manicures (from 75).

Leekaja interior
Image credit: @leekaja.my

Address: G5 -9 Robinsons, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, 145, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 012-833 0040
Website


11. C. Michael London – price upon consultation


Michael London was founded in – you guessed it – London. After the success of their first outlet that’s halfway across the globe, they opened their first store in Asia at Avenue K, Bukit Bintang

C. Michael London (1)
Image credit: C. Michael London

When it comes to brightly dyed hair, there’s always the risk of the colour fading off way too soon. While most stylists will simply tell you to avoid washing your hair as much as you can, the people over at C. Michael London use quality products that ensure the colour you paid hundreds of ringgit for will last longer than just a week or two. 

C. Michael London
This peachy pink hair colour is given a step up with orange-blonde ends
Image credit: @cs_c.michaellondon

Nicole Chen, a local influencer on IG has continuously raved about the salon’s service. Her followers began to flock over to the salon after hearing about how they have a knack for making colours stay vibrant even a month after the initial appointment. 

C. Michael London (3)
Nicole Chen flaunts off her new green locks while her friend’s fiery red balayage is equally stunning
Image credit: @cs_c.michaellondon

Address: L1-1E, Avenue K, 56, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-2181 3222
Website


12. Eighty Ninth Hair Studio – price upon consultation


Walk along the streets of Sri Petaling and you’ll notice that there are almost as many hair salons as there are eateries. There seems to be a new one cropping up at the end of every alley, making competition in the area even stiffer. Nestled between these newer establishments is Eighty Ninth Hair. They’ve been around since 2016 and have been fulfilling every customer’s #hairgoals since. 

Eighty Ninth (1)
Image adapted from: @eightninthhair

While they’ve done every colour from blue to pink, they seem to be especially skilled in nailing purple hues – be it royal purples or pastel ones. 

The only problem we foresee is the parking in this hot spot that’s regularly frequented by foodies in the area. But once you’ve got parking settled, there won’t be any more hurdles standing in your way from gorgeous hair.

Eighty Ninth (2)
Image credit: @eightyninthhair

Eighty Ninth (3)
Image credit: @eightyninthhair

Address: 5, Jln Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-8.30PM | Sat-Sun 10.30AM-8PM
Telephone: 03-9547 9707
Website


13. The Met Kuala Lumpur Grand Salon – price upon consultation


The Met Hair Salon (1)
Image credit: The Met Kuala Lumpur Grand Salon

Sharing the same name as the prestigious art museum in NYC, The Met Salon carries with it that same luxurious vibe. Their clients also happen to leave the premise with Met-Gala worthy tresses.

The Met Hair Salon (2)
Image credit: @themetgrandsalon

They’re a popular destination among expats in the area, but don’t fret as this doesn’t mean that they’re any less skilled when dealing with Asian hair. They’ll take the necessary steps to ensure that our Asian locks won’t be aggressively bleached till we’re left with irreparably damaged hair.

The Met Hair Salon (2)
Image credit: metorawithlove

The stylists here will be able to consult you on your desired hairstyle and will assess your hair condition to see what treatments or services will be best for you.

Address: 1st Floor, St. Mary Place, Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Thu-Tue 10AM-7PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Telephone: 012-501 0624
Website


Rainbow hair salons in KL


Going for such a big transformation like dyeing your hair blue or purple can be an exciting yet scary change. As long as you can find a stylist who you trust and whose work you admire, you will no longer be plagued by a thousand pesky questions running through your head all the time. This list of hair salons in KL will definitely come in handy on your hair colouring journey. 

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