Beauty services have some mixed perceptions in the Netherlands. The national sense of pragmatism means that high fashion and beauty salons are not high on everyone’s shopping lists in the Netherlands. The Dutch prioritize utility and function allowing otherwise very glamorous people to ride a bike to work even in the rain.
However, a growing number of people are more and more interested in grooming and treating themselves to a little pampering. The quality of the services is usually very high and relatively affordable.
These salons have been selected as they are all conveniently located in the city centre and there are English-speaking staff members on the premises.
Beauty Studio Victoria
Damrak (enter from Hasselaarssteeg) 1-5
Tel: 020 623 27 73
Salon Noblesse Oblige
Turnerstraat 20 w
Tel: 020 4711182
Paris Beauty Salon
Ostadesstraat 145 BG
Tel: 020 6738350
Beauty and Nails Marie Claire
Tel: 020 623 8215
Massage and spa for men and women.
The Dutch term for these is Kapsalons – these can be either for woman only or for both men and women. Barbers for men only are known as Kappers or Herrenkappers.
The following salons are listed because of their convenient locations and also because they have websites that explain their services in more detail.
Galerie de Salon
A men’s hairdresser that is also an art gallery.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday. 9AM to 5PM, except Sunday 1PM to 5PM.
Tel: 020 6732374
Men and Women
Mint Condition Hair
Tel: 020 330 31 33
Tel: 020 4683855