If you find yourself in Chiang Mai Thailand and you’re looking to freshen up your hair with a cut or color your in luck. New York New York Chiang Mai hair salon is an Aveda salon and the best hair salon in Chiang Mai.
Finding a salon was a littler trickier. We lived in a really nice area of town, full of coffee shops, trendy stores, and restaurants. So I thought I could “shop around” for the best price, so off I went. I visited 5 different shops, the prices I was quoted ranged from 1,000Baht -2,500 Baht for highlights only (32 Baht = $1 USD). One of the shops looked at me, looked at my hair, looked at the hair color book, looked at her friend, and then said no and pointed to the door. Well, that was that… Most shops the stylists would talk between themselves and then punch in a price on the calculator. The lack of communication skills wasn’t the problem, most of the “stylists” were men, nothing wrong with a man stylist BUT these men were Thai ladyboys, once again nothing wrong with a ladyboy, BUT when the ladyboy has 2-day old stubble and pink lipstick, clearly struggling with keeping their own appearance together… I didn’t have much confidence with these stylists, I am sure they are fine stylists but… seriously you didn’t see your mustache growing when you put that lipstick on??
There was one diamond in the rough….and I guess you could guess it was the 2,500Baht place. I had read a few things online about New York New York Chiang Mai hair salon. I walked by it one day, as it was only 2 blocks from my apartment. I looked through the price list, and was scared away by the prices. The prices for coloring services are more than I pay in the USA, so I had a hard time coming to terms with paying that amount in Thailand.
After 4 attempts at other salons, I decided on New York New York hair salon, and I was I glad I did. They spoke perfect English, they looked at my hair and knew exactly what I wanted. I said I needed my highlights touched up and I wanted them slightly brighter. They were jam packed and told me they could squeeze me in later that afternoon. So I left and returned 3 hours later for my appointment.
New York New York Chiang Mai Hair Salon
My stylist’s name was Milk, yes like the drink Milk, it even said so on her card. She consulted me and told me she didn’t think I needed to add a low light, she suggested next time. I was amazed because she could have charged for another color if she would have. So i appreciated the honesty. I had 2 ladies putting foils in the entire time.
Then had this crazy hair dryer circle thing, circling my head like a satellite. All while I was reading USA people magazine, catching up on my Hollywood gossip. Also got a hand massage, was given bottled water, really felt pampered at New York New York hair salon Chiang Mai.
Totally looks like a space ship.
Off to the shampoo station, never have I had a reclining chair. This thing was so comfortable, my legs were up. Hello USA you need to get these things.
After my relaxing wash, off to be dried and see the end results. Milk asked me if I wanted my hair blow dried straight or with waves. I said waves, as I always make it straight on my own. What I didn’t know is that she was going to charge me 250Baht for a blow out for this….still a little sour about this. I had 2 people going at my locks with hairdryer’s. 2 hours later and I was finished.
What do you think of the end result? Would you had paid 2,750 Baht ($86) with the blow out charge?
I am more than happy with everything. When I am back in Chiang Mai next year I will be seeing Milk again, at New York New York hair salon Chiang Mai, I just won’t make the blow out mistake again.
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Update February 2015
I have returned to Chiang Mai, we are now renting an apartment and living here for 5 months. I visited New New York hair salon Chiang Mai a few weeks ago. Prices have increased, I paid 3,330 baht for my highlight, this time I didn’t ask for curls and I still got charged for the shampoo…still really annoying! If you get your hair colored they have to shampoo it out, not sure why they charge this fee. Everyone I know that lives in Chiang Mai goes to New York New York and all have this same fee when getting their hair colored. To find out my way we have to returned to Chiang Mai click here.