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Where to find a hairdresser in Budapest to avoid inconvenient surprises

by Lóránt Dénes

The list of celebrity hairdressers and hairdressing salons in Budapest.

During the holiday, one ought to take it easy. It would not be a problem in itself, as this is the point of going on holiday, and certainly, the fact is to gain experiences by participating in as many interesting programs as possible.

Whether it is a theatre visit, opera or a party, they have one thing in common: it is bad manners to go there as if we had been pulled out of our own baggage.

Although not a dress makes a man, the head does. You do not happily go even to the cornerstone with your hair sparking a reaction of „OMG!”.

So, in order to avoid this, you can entrust your hair to the care of professional hands in one of the hairdressers or beauty salons of Budapest. There are heaps of them.

English speaking hairdressers in Budapest

As making a great hairstyle is just as a sensitive area as nano-surgery, you had better not drop in on simply one of the hairdressers in the street.

A very important pre-requisite and filter is if the given salon has an English website/menu, because it is rather difficult to indicate and show with your hands what you want, and communication problems can lead to terrible disasters in the case of hairdressing. So, it is essential that the hairdressers speak at least English.

As for their categories, there are more options to choose from:

Private salons

Most of the salons existing in Budapest fall into this category. Most of them provide reliable services in basic needs, but if you have extra wishes, you had better check the portfolio of the salon.

In the downtown and nearby as well as in Buda, there are more exclusive hairdressers’ salons where the price range is higher.

Franchise stores

These are mostly good at hairstyles which are usual and trendy, so you had better not expect specialties.

However, they can provide a quick haircut without an appointment.

Celebrity hairdressers’ salons

They are run by well-known Hungarian hair stylists, therefore, the standard is very high.

Their prices obviously reflect the high-quality service, but in return for that, the risk is the lowest here.

Hair-care brand salons

These salons are also run in a franchise system, however, here the professional background and the tools are determined by the standards of the world brands.

Their prices are different, in general, we can say that they are similar to those of the celebrity hairdressers’ salons.

Recommended hairdressers in Budapest

Jean Louis David

Address:

1027 Budapest, Gyorskocsi utca 22-24.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 9AM-7PM

No appointments

Prices in 2020

Wash & Haircut & Blow dry:

  • Women-Short hair: 8800Ft
  • Women-Medium hair: 9600Ft
  • Women-Long hair: 10800Ft
  • Men: 4400Ft

Styling:

  • Straightening, waves: 2100 – 2600Ft
  • Speed Brush: 3500 Ft
  • Speed Curl: 3500 Ft
  • Speed Up-do: 3500 Ft

Headonist

Address:

1082 Budapest, Kisfaludy utca 40.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 9AM-8PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Appointments: (+36 70) 518 1871 

Prices in 2020

Wash & Blow dry:

  • Women-Short hair: 3100Ft
  • Women-Medium hair: 3900Ft
  • Women-Long hair: 4100Ft
  • Man: 4300Ft

Dyeing services:

  • Bleaching full head: 33100Ft
  • Precoloration, colour fill & blow dry: 11600Ft
  • Full head highlights: from 11800Ft

Hajas Salon

Address:

1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 20. (close to the Parliament)

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 7AM-9PM

Appointments: (+36 20) 311 8670; (+36 1) 311 8670

Online booking available here.

Prices in 2020

Wash & Haircut & Blow dry:

  • Women: from 8890Ft
  • Men: from 7790Ft

Dyeing services:

  • Precoloration, colour fill : from 8000Ft
  • Full head highlights: from 9000Ft

Zsidró Salon

Address:

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 17.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM-9PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM

Appointments: (+36 30) 178 5118

Prices in 2020

Haircut:

Women: 6700Ft-9800Ft
Man: 3500Ft-6000Ft

Wash & Haircut & Blow dry:

Woman-Short hair: 7000Ft
Women-Long hair: 7500Ft
Man: 5600Ft

Zoltán Vadon master hairdresser

Address:

1062 Budapest, Aradi utca 17.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 9AM-7:30PM

Prices in 2020

Wash & Haircut & Blow dry:

  • Women: 8500Ft-13500Ft
  • Man: 4500Ft-6500Ft

Wash & Haircut & Dyeing & Blow dry:

  • 15500Ft-25500Ft

Ombre, Balayage, Blow dry:

  • 22000Ft-35000Ft

Barbershops

Hairdressing is not only the pleasure of gentlewomen. Nowadays, the revival of barbershops in Budapest makes hair-care more attractive for gentlemen.

They are similar to men’s clubs rather than traditional hairdressers’ salons, so much so that no entry is allowed for ladies!

It is common that guests are received with a welcome drink, sports broadcasts can be seen on TV, and the barbers – who take good care of facial hair as well – have quite an easy-going communication style.

The atmosphere makes the time spent here special in itself, and it is made even more special by the traditional interior. Their price range is rather wide, and they mostly serve guests dropping in without an appointment.

This is the dream of a spontaneous man.

The best barbershops in Budapest

Barber Shop Budapest

Address:

1054 Budapest, Bajcsy Zsilinszky út 64

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM

Appointments: (+36 30)882 0774

Prices in 2020

  • Barber Treatment: 8000Ft
    ( the real classic barber experience with haircut and traditional hot towel shave)
  • Hot towel shave: 4500Ft
    ( a hot towel shave in the old school way with cut throat razor, with recommended products by your barber)
  • Beard blade/ Clipper Trim: 3500Ft

Barber World

Address:

1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 9.

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM

Appointments: (+36 1) 611 0878

Prices in 2020

  • Beard trim: 3200Ft
  • Hot towel shave: 4800Ft
  • Haircut & Hot towel shave: 9200Ft

Barber King Hungary

Address:

1067 Budapest, Teréz krt. 11

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
Sunday: 10AM-5PM

Appointments: (+36 1) 400 87 89

Prices in 2020

  • Beard trim: 3000Ft
  • Hair cut: 3800Ft
  • Hair cut & Beard trim: 5700Ft

So, your hairstyle will not stop you from adding some social events to your holiday. It may as well be a posh event, one thing is for sure: in the Hungarian capital city, you will find a competent hairdresser to turn to.

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