Vacations in the Algarve usually mean days at the beach, and the sun can wreak havoc on the hair and skin. Luckily, a hairdresser or beauty salon is never far away, so go ahead and book a day to pamper yourself. Here are a few salons and beauty parlors with raving reviews from Portugal’s southern region.
If you’re located in Almancil, look into booking a service or two at Susana’s Hair & Beauty Salon, which range from basic hair cuts to nourishing treatments and wedding styles, and include manicures and pedicures. Susana’s offers online booking, and potential clients can reach them through their Facebook page too.
Treating yourself to a special day dedicated to your needs is good for the mind and soul as much as the body, a concept that this location understands (as noted in their name). Mind Body & Soul provides a long list of pampering, including (but not restricted to) massages, reflexology, non-surgical face lifts, both threading and waxing, and facials. Located in Almancil since 1999, it is much more than a simple beauty salon; indeed, they call themselves a health and beauty clinic.
One of the best things about a beachside vacation is the golden, sun-kissed tan, but laying in the sun is not the healthiest activity for our skin. Luckily, spray tanning has come a long way, offering an alternative to exposing your body’s largest organ to harmful UV rays, and Polished & Bronzed will go to you. Based in Lagos, this salon provides mobile services and will meet their guests at their homes or hotels. They also offer nail services and nutrition consultations.
Mobile company located in Lagos, Portugal, +351 913 172 385
The Victor Picardo Group has been in Lagoa, Portugal since 1993 and has grown a dedicated following through the years. Today, they also have salons in Carvoeiro, Portimão, Lagos, Vale do Lobo, and Vilamoura, and their services are 100% dedicated to hair.
This establishment is easily one of Faro’s best hair salons, meaning it’s also conveniently located for anyone in the Algarve with a car (the region is fairly small, after all). Spearheaded by third-generation hair stylist Bradley Querl, a native of Zimbabwe and a resident of Portugal, the salon is a one-stop shop for all things “hair” and provides services from pastel coloring to straightening, simple cuts for men and styling for women.
Conveniently located in Albufeira, the Gallinari Hair & Beauty Centre is a great place to go if you’re looking for a unisex salon and basic spa services in addition to hair cuts, coloring, treatments, and weaving. They provide wedding packages as well.
Owner Sónia Bota started styling hair in 1986, and her company has grown across the Algarve and even to Lisbon. In addition to her Quarteira address, Sónia’s team of stylists are also in the Vilamoura Marina and Tivoli Marina, in addition to a few other locations. Along with hair services (which range from simple cuts to highlights and keratin treatments), this salon offers massages, skin cleansing treatments, nail services, and hair removal.