Turkish Grooming: Best Hairdressers And Barbers In Istanbul

Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

The grooming process is very important in Turkish culture for both men and women, and every Istanbul neighborhood has enough hairdressers and barbers to keep up with the high demand. We’re not just talking about a haircut either; manicures, pedicures, make-up, waxing, tweezing, and threading are also an important part of every Turkish person’s life (whether man or woman). Here is a look at some of the best places to get your Turkish grooming on.

Erdem Kıramer

Certainly one of Istanbul’s best hairdressers (with prices to match), Erdem Kıramer is a hair salon with clients who take their beauty very seriously. You’ll see a lot of Istanbul’s high-class ladies getting their nails done or getting their hair blown out here on a regular basis. Having opened his first salon in Nişantaşı in 1968, Erdem Kıramer has more than seven branches in Istanbul, with the same standard of service including meticulous haircuts, dyeing, styling, manicures, pedicures, and hair removal. Just to reiterate, this salon is definitely not a cheap affair; however, you can be sure that the results will always be perfect, head to toe.

Bliss Makas

Erdem Kıramer’s hair salon for the young and hip is part design store, part hairdresser and is located in the bohemian Cihangir neighborhood. Here you’ll find the same high standards of service at more affordable prices with a younger outlook. Bliss Makas offers those perfectly trendy haircuts plus all the nail care and hair removal techniques to keep you looking your very best. Bliss also has an array of coffee table books, jewelry, and, of course, special haircare products.

Çırak Barbershop

Located in Moda, the Asian side’s coolest neighborhood, Çırak Barbershop opened in 2011 with a sleek interior of concrete, black metal, and wood that attracts just the right kind of cool clientele. Serving mostly men, Çırak is a stylish place for a trim and shave as well as hair coloring and beard grooming at very affordable prices. Çırak is also frequented by a few brave females who come here to get the perfect short cut or a bold change in hair color. Because of the attention-grabbing round black and white sign hanging overhead, you definitely won’t walk past this modern barbershop.

HandeHaluk Hair & Makeup

The HandeHaluk hair salons owned by the brother and sister team Haluk and Hande Feyzioğlu is another excellent choice for everything related to grooming in Istanbul. From manicures and pedicures to waxing, threading, makeup, and, of course, hair cutting and styling, HH is a modern haunt for women’s beauty necessities. Located close to the upscale Akmerkez shopping mall, HH also offers services for men, including hair care, shaving, and beard grooming, with great products from Kerastase and Aveda.

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