Hoi An

A. Nho Hairdressing Salon & Spa $$

An Heir Apparent

There is no such thing as a ‘bad hair day’ in Hoi An because that would indicate good hair days. With a humidity-reading constantly off the Richter scale, most days my frizzed out, brittle crown of glory makes me look like one of those cartoon characters who stuck their finger in a plug socket. 

I’d noticed the funky A. Nho Hairdressing Salon & Spa in my many travels around Hoi An but had never got around to trying it out. Finally, with roots in serious SOS mode I ventured inside.  A. Nho’s funky red and black interior with internationally-renowned hair products on sale and impressive modern equipment would not be out of place in the trendy heart of Sydney – aside from the omnipresent Vietnamese alter and music of course.

 

After six years in Vietnam and many a colour catastrophe behind me I have become accustomed to getting a mild shock each time the final colour is unveiled. Usually too light, too red or in one incomprehensible case: completely black.

 

After six years in Vietnam and many a colour catastrophe behind me I have become accustomed to getting a mild shock each time the final colour is unveiled. Usually too light, too red or in one incomprehensible case: completely black.

 

 In contrast, my confidence was boosted by Anh Nho’s great care, checking and cross-checking to get the right shade. I dared to hope, just a little, but braced myself when the moment of truth came with my frozen smile on standby. This time, however, I was blown away, and oh so relieved.  It was insanely good. The slight glints of gold and copper and rich reviving tone was exactly what I wanted – not to mention the shiny tresses that actually draped my face.

A. Nho Salon & Spa, Mr. Nho, Hoi An

Passionate about hairdressing from an early age, Anh Nho has seven Master Hair Stylist certificates under his belt awarded by overseas trainers from Korea, Japan & Italy.

 

‘I am the best hair stylist in Hoi An’, he tells me taking out a humungous manual of styling techniques by Vidal Sassoon. ‘He is my hero’, he says clutching the manual with a Gollum-like intensity.  ‘I love the focus on the geometry of the face and creating a style that suits it and is easy to manage’.

 

So for now, until the next amazing discovery, An Nho is my new hair apparent.

 

Note: Anh Nho does not speak English but his wife does so if body language and picture pointing doesn’t do the trick, he’ll phone his missus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add:  52 Dinh Tien Hoang
Tel:  +84 (0) 235 392 9009
Hrs: 8.30am – 8.30pm / 7 days

A. Nho Salon & Spa, Hoi An

Price guide – see prices (in VND) below

A. Nho Hairdressing Salon & Spa

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    My hair has been a mess for months, highlights needing an overhaul and my long hair got way too long. So I decided to follow this recommendation. I have to say I sat throughout the experience looking like a rabbit in the headlights, I was so scared I was going to walk out with orange hair, and his technique is one I’ve never seen before so I was sure I was going to be returning the next day to get my head shaved! An hour and half later I am pleased to say I walked out the salon with a big smile and hair exactly how I wanted. A highly skilled and passionate hairdresser and his wife has excellent english to translate too. Great service and highly recommended.

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    Hi Jill, thanks for making us laugh! He is a great hairdresser and this feedback will really help him. Thanks very much.

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    I was on holiday from Australia in March 2018 staying at the Almanity and decided to try this salon for a wash and blow dry with my 17 year old daughter. The service by the 2 young lady hairdressers was fabulous. They couldn’t speak English but a customer interpreted for us and everybody understood. My daughter has really curly long hair and Phuoc straightened her hair just with the straightening irons and did an absolutely fantastic job. Would highly recommended Phuoc. Sorry didn’t get the name of the other hairdresser.

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    Hi Nicole, thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful feedback on Phuoc and the other hairdresser. For small salons such as A. Nho it makes a huge amount of difference and we will be sure to let them know. (We love this salon too.)

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