If you want a haircut by a Westerner or a Western-trainer stylist, then the hairdressers below are recommended. However, they are much more expensive than local hairdressers, but you will probably receive a cut that is most similar to what you received back home. There will be an English speaker at each of these establishments.
Erics: 4 Hengshan Lu (near Wu Lumuqi Rd) Tel: 6473-0900
Bensons: 1208 Biyun Lu (near near Hongfeng Lu) Tel: 5030-3878
Charme Hair Sculpture Rm. 101, 47 Yongfu Lu, near near Fuxing Xi Lu. Ph: 6433-9929
Franck Provost 1/F, Hong Fang Zi, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu. Ph: 6267-5171. http://www.franckprovost.com.cn/
Finding a good local hairdresser in Shanghai can be a hit-and-miss experience. The best advice is to go off the recommendations of people who have found hairdressers they like and trust. Gentleman can find impromptu barbers on street corners as easily as ladies can fine established salons with trained stylists. For men and women both, the best advice is to take a photo of the desired haircut with you. Do not rely on your stylist having a good enough grip of the English language to make your vision a reality.
81 West Hairdressers
B15-16, Green Sports & Leisure Centre, 633 Biyun Lu, Jinqiao
Beijing Hair Culture
Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu. Ph: 6249-7228
3/F, Jin Jiang Dickson, 400 Changle Lu, Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu: Ph: 6445-9796
7/F, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. Ph: 5047-1835
La Prime Hair & Beauty
3/F, South Block, 35 Sinan Lu, XinTianDi, nearnear Shuicheng Lu. Ph:6219-8855 ext. 5520
For all your other grooming needs, there are many beauty parlors in Shanghai offering facials, manicures, pedicures and hair removal services. Which salon you choose will, of course depend on the part of the city you live in. Although some of the larger, well established chains do have several locations throughout the city. As with hairdressers, it is best to get a recommendation from a fellow expat to decide where to get your hair or feet done. Personal favorites are Frangipani and Dragonfly which offer massage, facial, pedicure and waxing services at most of their outlets.
Dashing Diva Beauty Parlor
423 Julu Lu, Jing An, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
Fiori by Nail Plus
Shop 507 Shanghai Time Square, 99 Huaihai Zhong Lu, Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Pu’an Lu
Frangipani (nail bar, beauty parlor, massage parlor with locations all over Shanghai )
76 Fuxing Xi Lu, Changning, near Yongfu Lu, http://www.frangipani-shanghai.com/
These are very common in Shanghai and cater to both men and women. There is usually at least one, sometimes more, massage parlor on every street. Take into account that many of these places also offer what is considered for Westerns sexual services, the famous “happy ending”. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get a quality “normal” massages; a simple “bu yao” is enough to avoid extra services. But if you want to be sure that there won’t be any misunderstanding, we suggest you to go to any of the parlors listed below.
Apsara Spa – Massage Parlor
290 Jinyan Lu, Century Park. near Dongxiu Lu, Metro Line 2 Science & Technology Museum Station
Banyan Tree Spa – Massage Parlor
88 Henan Zhong Lu, Huangpu, near Sijing Lu
6335-1888 ext. 7272
Beauty Arsenal Wellness Spa – Massage Parlor
4/F, Kohler Building, 456 Nanjing Xi Lu, Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
88 Huichuan Lu, near Changning Lu