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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