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.
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.
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.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.