Trying to find that hairdresser, barbers or nail salon in a foreign country that rivals your go-to at home can be daunting. Don’t leave yourself to the hands of a stranger or your sub-par Spanish, we have compiled a list of our favourite spots to cater to all your beauty and pampering requirements.
Salon Berlin - Traditional Barbershop
Salon Berlin has got all your male grooming needs covered and is a great escape for some man time. Located in a quaint old house in Palermo Hollywood, a visit to the salon is an experience in itself. It has a distinctly 1950s vibe with memorabilia adorning the walls and men hanging out at a fully stocked bar as they wait for their traditional wet shave, beard trim or haircut. Fernando Elo, the owner and former Argentino Juniors soccer player, has been cutting hair for almost 30 years and is passionate about his job (he can also speak English). We recommend making an appointment ahead of time so give them a call or make a appointment here or through Facebook.
Humbodlt 1411, Palermo Hollywood, 011 4771 5000
English Speaking Hairdressers
Bailey Bial: Instead of venturing out for a haircut, let the haircut come to you. Travelling stylist, Bailey Bial, a US expat living in Buenos Aires, will come to your hotel or place of accommodation and offers a full range of hair services, including cutting, colouring (base colour, highlights, bailage and more) and also styling for special events and weddings.
To make an appointment, send her a whatsapp on +54 911 4096 6157 or email Baybial@gmail.com.
LindaSalon BA: Tucked away behind a charming historical Buenos Aires cafe in the Barracas neighbourhood, just south of the city, Swedish hairdresser Linda is an expert English-speaking hairdresser that cuts, colours and styles hair in her retro boutique salon.
To make an appointment, contact her on her Facebook page.
Giks Nail Salon – Beauty Salon
In our opinion, the best way to end a day of shopping in Buenos Aires is with a glass of wine and a mani or pedi. Giks Nail Salon is one of our personal favourites and offers a full range of beauty services in Buenos Aires, including gel and acrylic nails, manicures, pedicures, eyebrow waxing and eyelash extensions, using top-notch products. There are two locations in the city in Palermo Hollywood and Caballito.
Humboldt 1803 Palermo, 011 4773 1345 / Formosa 207, Caballito, 011 2054 6250
Faena Spa – Luxury Spa
Indulging yourself in the spa at the boutique Faena Hotel for a couple of hours is quite possibly the ultimate pampering experience. The opulent Faena Spa offers vitality and well-being for body, spirit and mind in a luxury setting. Its offerings include a hammam, luxuriant massages and other body and facial treatments, fresh juices, and meditation and yoga classes. Our recommendation would be the jet lag treatment that will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to explore the city.
Martha Salotti 445, Puerto Madero, 011 4010 9083, firstname.lastname@example.org
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