Beauty services are inexpensive and luxurious in Hanoi—even a haircut often comes with a head massage. Manicures and pedicures are common, and many women have their nails painted with intricate designs, with stripes, flowers and several colors. Massage parlors can be found on nearly every block, and offer services by trained staff for just a few dollars. To avoid any embarrassing situations, be aware that “Thai Massage” is usually a euphemism for prostitution!
Hair and Beauty
Most beauty salons have a full range of services, including massage, manicure and pedicure, facials and waxing in addition to hair styling. Try these reputable beauty salons and massage parlors, which have English-speaking staff:
Angel Hair & Beauty Salon
76 Yen Phu, Tel: 043 382 5120
A beauty salon and massage parlor on the grounds of the Hanoi Club, featuring French beauty products. Hair and beauty services as well as manicures and pedicures.
46 Tây Hồ, Tel: 043 3719 7112
A full-service European-style hair salon and beauty spa, high prices but perhaps the best beauty service in town.
96 To Ngoc Van, Tel: 0906682725
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
A beauty salon with facials, massage, manicures, and pedicures, high-end quality and prices (about $25 for an hour of attention).
237 Au Co Street, Tel:+84 4 66712249
Just Massage is a massage studio owned and operated by visually impaired therapists. For less than ten dollars you get a 90 minute reiki treatment, and you’ll be contributing to this NGO-run charity as well.
Sheng Zheng Foot Massage Centre
2nd floor 142 Hue Street, Tel: 043 9019933
Foot massage and shiatsu in the Old Quarter, an hour for just VND 60,000 will have you gliding down the street.