After so many weeks in quarantine, we bet you are as desperate as we are to run to the nearest hair salon, but wait, check first our list with the Top 10 hairdressers in Vienna.
Because, although your hair is in dire need of a cut, some colour and styling, you can’t just go anywhere; don’t do anything foolish you might regret later. Remember that nothing beats a good hairstylist! So here are the Top 10 hairdressers in Vienna that we recommend.
Located in the 7th District, The Fringe is the place to go for trendy cutting. The bright and minimalist salon has a relaxed atmosphere and is headed by Chris Yau, who personally welcomes you. The hairstylist is an expert at creative cutting, having attended several courses at Toni & Guy and The Sassoon Academy in London. Following the motto “Beauty is everywhere“, their cuts and colouring go from classic to modern to edgy, you name it. The Fringe uses John Masters organic products.
Be prepared to be pampered in this luxurious hair salon next to St Stephan’s Cathedral, in the very heart of Vienna. Honoured with three Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, N°11 is also a member of the Leading Salons of the World. Sonja Thoma, the owner and master stylist, has worked for several international productions such as films from the James Bond series and Germany’s Next Top Model by Heidi Klum. Together with innovative laboratories and international professionals, Sonja Thoma created the hair care line pgz, produced in Austria and exclusive at N°11.
Bundy & Bundy
Bundy & Bundy is a hairdressing dynasty in Vienna, having opened its first salon back in 1919. With several addresses in Vienna, this traditional hairdresser is known as being the best for colouring, using their unique Bundy Bundy colour advice concept.
Bertram K is an International Ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel. In other words, he and his team are always up to date regarding innovations and new products. The hairstylist states that “Aesthetics always comes first. I am not a fan of freaky stuff. I don’t like copying cutting patterns or pictures that come from outside. For each customer, I create a hairstyle that in that very moment fits the person and the hair.“
Propaganda Haare is where to go if you want a unique and unconventional hairstyle that follows no trends. Located in the 9th district, the super stylish salon is popular among the trendy crowd, so make sure you book in advance.
Gustav Emil Paula Paula
Created by three brothers, this is a hairdresser, café and pastry shop under one roof. The name Gustav Emil Paula Paula is how their father would spell their family name Gepp. The décor is traditional Vienna meets modern-feel-good place, perfect to have something to eat during lunch break and come out with a fabulous new hair cut! GEPP also organises special occasions like bride styling with cake tasting and sparkling wine.
Winner of the Best Hairdresser at the Austrian Hairdressing Awards 2019/2020, Ginger Lemon is a specialist for hair colours, hair extensions and thickenings with tape extensions from the luxury brand Great Lengths. The cuts are inspired by fashion and tailored-made for each client.
Hair and Makeup Artist Emin Akan has already worked for several salons and styled for various shootings and Fashion Week. The talented stylist is now based at Maison de Beauté. Akan says his “number one priority as a hair artist is to underline clients’ beauty.” No wonder his clients follow him wherever he goes work.
DAMM Hair and Wine
This precious tip comes from makeup artist and personal styling coach, Nieves Elorduy, who knows everything in town. She says Alexander Damm is the rockstar of the Viennese hair stylists. Located in the 2nd district, next to the trendy Karmelitermarkt, the hair salon’s motto is “Persta Invicta, Venus”, which is Latin for “always remain undefeated, beauty”. Very reassuring, considering you’re putting your mane in the hands of the young hairdresser. His talent, the great atmosphere and a glass of wine from his parent’s vineyard in Burgenland will make you want to come back.
Monika Wall opened her hair salon over 30 years ago, near the Mariahilferstrasse, in the 7th district. This is the address for a great layered cut, Monika is a perfectionist, and you will love the result. Abschnitt Salon uses natural colours and high-quality products by the label Organic Way.
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