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Koh Phangan is a popular destination for those looking to relax and rejuvenate due to its laid-back lifestyle and beachfront setting. One example is the abundance of spas and specialized wellness programs. For those in need of a physical retune, there are also a variety of less expensive choices and of course salons for beauty treatments.
Many of the island's spas also deliver beauty treatments including body wraps, scrubs, and facials in addition to massage therapies. Natural products, such as tropical fruit, yoghurt, and even chocolate, are often used, although well-known brand creams and beauty products can also be used. Manicure and pedicure facilities are available at a variety of hairdressing salons on the island, as well as at several specialised spas.
A beauty salon is a place where men and women can get cosmetic treatments. Hair salons and spas are two examples of this form of industry. While many small businesses provide both sets of treatments, there is a difference between a beauty salon and a hair salon. Beauty salons provide services related to skin health, facial aesthetics, foot care, aromatherapy and many other services.
You have to spend some time being ‘that girl/guy' in order to have a low-maintenance everyday beauty routine. You remember, the one that goes to the salon for seven hours or spends two hours with her eyelash extension specialist. Since these procedures (which include everything from varicose vein treatments to laser hair removal to eyelash tinting to permanent makeup) can be genuinely life-changing, they can save you money and time in the long run. The benefit of having a beauty treatment here on Koh Phangan is that it will cost probably much less than in your home country.
As you will likely know, these are places where you can get your haircut, styled and possibly coloured but what’s the difference? Barber Shops typically have a masculine atmosphere, so some men choose to go there. They are not like hair salons in that they have a simple decor and a large number of male workers. Women, on the other hand, are welcome in barbershops. The majority of female customers, on the other hand, prefer to visit a hairstylist. Barbers are taught how to cut hair in basic styles. They don't use paint or complex cutting techniques on their hair. Hairdressers are popular with men who need their hair coloured or want a trendy haircut.
Your preferences will dictate whether you go to a barber or a hairdresser. Women are usually better off with a stylist because they want a more refined cut. Barbers are a good option for men who need their hair cut quickly and efficiently. Barbershops are unlikely to have facilities such as paint, highlights, or the new fashionable hairstyle.
You should be aware that Thai people may cut hair differently from what you might be used to, it is no worse, just a different way. Often they may use a razor more than scissors in some instances.
As the island has improved and evolved over the years and became a tourist hotspot it has brought western standards to it. Although being a hairdresser is still a prohibited job for a foreigner, many thai hairdressers, stylists and barbers have had training from foreigners either here or abroad and so have had experience cutting foreign hair, which is important and hair types need to be cut differently.
The same goes for beauty treatments and salons, you can find treatments from all over the world, especially Russian as they do it so well! It is really great that you will get to indulge in these things for sometimes half the cost.
Thip has a passion to make every client look and feel amazing. A great place for women and men and children as she is a hairstylist and barber, she’s become very popular with the ex-pat community because she understands how to work with western hair. There is usually a 1 or 2-day waiting list so contact her for an appointment, located in Thong Sala.
Kolors Hair Salon is open from 9:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. every day in Baan Tai. They have certified experts in hair fashion and beauty treatments from leading brands including L'oreal and Davines. Highlights, balayage, keratin straightening, hair colouring, and shaping are all available. They are especially competent and experienced with Western hair.
A reasonably priced hairdresser in Thong Sala also specialises in wedding hairstyles. Great for Men and Women and children too!
Professional Swiss hairdresser who trains Thai students who do the work. Perfect for creative as well as classic styles and is extremely popular. Professional high-quality colours and hair care products from Switzerland as well as an art-like salon with costumes and other great things from all the parties.
They do fabulous nail art and manicures as well as Eyelash extensions and permanent makeup such as Eyebrow and Tattooing. Located in Ban Kai with lovely staff and reasonably priced.
The studio is clean and comfortable with an experienced professional who speaks English well and pays great attention to detail, resulting in an excellent outcome. Mostly for lashes but they also offer microblading and other facial treatments.
A sweet and skilled lady with a kiosk inside Big C supermarket, popular among locals to get their nails done. She'll do as requested and has a really great variety of extras and trendy colours at a good price.
Anti-ageing and permanent beauty treatments such as botox, fillers, vitamin injections and much more.
Koh Phangan is a very open-minded place where beauty is seen more on the inside but of course, we all sometimes want a treatment to help us feel good and also look good and so we can find what we want easily. If you don’t have the finances to pay for treatments however then read our article about budget and natural beauty tips.