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15 Hair Salons In KL That Specialise In Colouring To Help You Fulfill Unicorn Hair Goals

Hair salons in KL for hair colouring

Colourful hair has been the trend for the past few years and it doesn’t seem like the love for unicorn tresses will die down any time soon. With gorgeous celebrities flaunting colourful ‘dos, it’s hard not to wish you could have the same hairstyles for yourself. 

We’ve saved you hours of research by compiling a list of hair salons in KL that are known for their stunning colour work. Most of these places are well-versed with the popular balayage technique that gives you natural-looking highlights, so check them out below:

1. Hair Color Expert – from RM97.80

Hair Color Expert is touted as one of the most affordable hair salons in KL to get your tresses dyed. The salon has a 6-step premium hair colouring process which includes a treatment service at the end. 

Hair Colour Expert collage
Image adapted from: @hcehaircolorexpert via Instagram

Their prices are set according to hair length. For short hair above the ears, you’ll only have to pay RM48.90 for colouring, RM68.90 for medium hair, and RM88.90 for long hair. If bleaching is required, simply multiply the price by 2 and that’ll be your bill at the end of the session. 

Hair Colour Expert salon
Their outlets are often swamped with customers so be sure to make an appointment.
Image credit: Hair Color Expert Malaysia via Facebook

Address: 11, Jalan Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 03-9544 2089 | Hair Color Expert’s Facebook

2. Miroku Hair Salon – from RM70

Hair salons in KL for colouring - Miroku
Image adapted from: Miroku Hair Salon via Facebook

When it comes to affordable hair colouring in Cheras, Miroku Hair Salon is a familiar name among locals. Helmed by a team of dedicated stylists, the Japanese hair salon offers a number of styling services – including haircuts for kids and treatments to tackle scalp-related issues.

Hair salons in KL for colouring - Miroku
Image credit: Miroku Hair Salon via Facebook

If you’re looking for a complete glow up that starts at the crown, book a hair colouring session here. Besides highlights (from RM80) and bleaching (from RM70), Miroku Hair Salon is able to give you a whole new look with a full colouring job (from RM169). It uses Oway’s gentle but effective hair colourants in a meticulous 6-step process that ends with double shampooing.

With the muted ash hair colour trending in Japan and among K-pop idols, you can recreate the trendy look rocked by stars like NCT’s Taeyong and TWICE’s Sana with their ombre, balayage, and AirTouch colouring. These services are priced upon consultation.

Hair salons in KL for colouring - MirokuGet your tresses refreshed at Miroku Hair Salon’s minimalist, aesthetic space with MUJI vibes.
Image credit: Miroku Hair Salon via Facebook

The salon is also Muslimah-friendly, and offers services beyond colouring and treatments, such as feather hair extensions and beard grooming. They are able to accommodate quick cuts like a fringe cut (RM10) too, and have student-rate haircuts priced from just RM36

Address: No. 2-1 Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-8.30pm | Sun 10.30am-7.30pm
Contact: 03-8958 91  71 | 016-905 7583 | Miroku Hair Salon’s website

3. Alph Studio – from RM520

If you’ve spent some time around APW Bangsar, you would’ve noticed a handful of pink and purple-haired people flaunting their fresh bombshell blowouts. If you’re wondering which big shot salon is behind these pastel locks, it’s Alph Studio

Alph Studio (1)
This iconic look is titled “Soft Unicorn Pastel Ombre” and was achieved by the efforts of 2 stylists
Image credit: @alphstudio via Instagram

They may not be as well known as some of the other salons in this list, but they’ve been around for a good decade or so and were previously known as Kenzo. In fact, regulars make up at least a quarter of their clientele. 

Alph Studio collage
Image adapted from: @alph_daisylee via Instagra,@alphstudio via Instagram

The stylists here have a special knack at mixing up pastel colours for the ultimate unicorn hair.  It’s a huge feat considering there are a ton more factors to take into account when doing pastel hair. For starters, the hair needs to be bleached properly to achieve a clean base and it’s certainly not easy to come out with an exact swatch of the client’s desired shade. 

Alph Studio interior
The salon has an all-white interior with some wooden counters and brown leather chairs for contrast
Image credit: Alph Studio via Facebook

Bleaching will cost you RM180 and upwards, depending on your hair length. For multi-tone colours, prices start from RM340.

Address: Level 1, Commercial Lot, Nadi Bangsar, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10.30am-8am (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 03-2733 8402 | Alph Studio’s website

4. Hair Soho 176 – from RM416

Hair Soho (1)
Image credit: @hairsho_176 via Instagram

Hair Soho at 176 Avenue is a one-stop beauty centre that’ll have you covered for everything – hair, nails, and eyelashes. If you’re looking to schedule in some much-need pampering session with the girls or just by yourself, remember to call ahead to make a booking at this popular hub.

Hair Soho collage
Image adapted from: @hairsoho_176 via Instagram

For bright and pastel colours like these, expect to foot a bill that’s between RM416 – RM996, depending on your hair length and colours desired. 

Hair Soho interior
Image credit: 176 Avenue

Address: No. 176, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 03-2201 9906 | 176 Avenue’s website

5. Adam’s Parlour Hair Salon – from RM180

KL hair salons for colouring - milky hair colour
Image adapted from: via Instagram

The Korean owner of Adam’s Parlour Hair Salon has more than 10 years of experience under his belt, so you know you’re getting legit milk-tea colours, airy bangs, and soft waves rocked by your fave Korean idols and actors with an appointment here. 

Colouring rates range from RM180-RM520, depending on the length of hair and if you’re opting for a Mielle or Premium colour. Rest assured, put your trust in the stylists as they are praised by their patrons for recommending hairdos that suit your features and prioritising hair health. 

KL hair salons for colouring - stylist
Image credit: Adam’s Parlour Hair Salon

For haircuts, the salon has a tiered pricing system. A haircut with a director starts from RM78, while a more experienced master cut will set you back RM88 for men and RM108 for women. 

Besides haircuts, the salon’s stylists are skilled at perms, offering a slew of them including cold (from RM250), digital (from RM360) and magic (from RM580) perms. If you’d like more volume, there’s also the root perm (RM200).

Address: 19, Jalan 4/62a, Bandar Menjalara, Kepong 52200 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 03-6263 8835 | Adam’s Parlour Hair Salon’s website | Instagram

6. The Soloists Salon – from RM560

Once you get started on colouring your hair, there’s no going back to black – or at least that’s what most people say. And if you’ve ticked off every colour you could possibly think off from your list, you can always choose to go for a mix of colours instead of just 1 or 2. If you’re interested in doing it rainbow-style, pay a visit to The Soloists Salon in Bukit Bintang

The Soloists collage
Image adapted from: The Soloists Salon via Facebook

If you have a reference photo stored in your phone, whip it out during the consultation and the stylists will help you achieve the colours you want.

The Soloists (2)
Image credit: The Soloists Salon via Facebook

They also have outlets in SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands, so you can look to getting pampered as you get your hair done near the mountains. But for KL folks, their outlet in Bukit Bintang is plenty satisfactory with a view of the golden shopping triangle.

The Soloists interior
Image credit: Bfab

Address: Lot 1.5, Level One, Ansa Kuala Lumpur, 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30am-8.30pm, Daily
Contact: 03-2148 9000 | The Soloist Salon’s Instagram

7. Le Classic Hair Studio – from RM468

Colouring your hair doesn’t come cheap, but those with waist-length hair usually feel the pinch the most as it can easily cost you a minimum of RM1,000.

This makes Le Classic the more affordable and reasonable choice for those with waist-length hair as they charge about RM500-600. It doesn’t mean you’ll be shortchanged in terms of quality though as you’ll still leave with IG-ready hair that you’ll want to immediately show off.

Le Classic collage
Image adapted from: @leclassichairstudio via Instagram

They also use Olaplex, a treatment that many big-time celebrities swear by when getting their tresses bleached. With this treatment, you’ll be left with minimal damage and hair that’s still soft to the touch. 

Aside from hair colours, you can also consider getting an Air Wave Perm or Bodily Straight Treatment (both from RM258). 

Muslim customers are also welcome to get their hair done at Le Classic as they have a private room that can be booked when you’re making your appointment.

Le Classic private room
The private room can comfortably fit 2 clients
Image credit: Fave

Le Classic @ Publika
Address: Block A4 1-2 Solaris Dutamas, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1, Jalan Dutamas, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 03-6412 9886 | Le Classic Hair Studio’s Instagram

8. The Hair Tric & Lashility – from RM480

The Hair Tric collage
Image adapted from: @imemilyng via Instagram

If Bangsar is your ‘hood, it would take you no second longer to recognise The Hair Tric & Lashility. KL-ites often pass by the 2nd floor shoplot above Pappa Rich while busily hunting down the next trending cafe on Jalan Telawi.

Emily is one of the salon’s stylists whose portfolio is lined with photos of hard-to-do colours like pastels, greys, neon yellows, and fiery reds. If you’re looking for a bold new look, ring up The Hair Tric for a session with her or any of their stylists and they’ll have you looking fierce AF after your appointment. 

Bleaching costs RM200 while colouring ranges from RM280 and above. 

The Hair Tric (2)
Image credit: @imemilyng via Instagram

They also offer a long list of aesthetic services like Eyelash Extensions (RM138), Eyelash Regrowth Treatment (from RM298), Eyebrow Microblading (from RM788), and Lip Embroidery (from RM988)

The Hair Tric interior
Image credit: The Hair TRIC & Lashility via Facebook

Address: 2-1 Jalan Telawi 4 Bangsar Baru, Jalan Telawi, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10.30am-7.30pm, Daily
Contact: 03-2282 2800 | The Hair TRIC & Lashility’s Facebook

9. Walking On Sunshine – from RM240

Walking On Sunshine, formerly Leekaja, is one of the few hair salons in KL that was founded in South Korea almost. While they were first established almost 50 years ago and came from a time when choppy layered cuts and super-tight curls were considered trendy looks, they do a good job of keeping up with the times. 

Leekaja (1)
A balayage that starts from black to bright lilac.
Image credit: via Instagram

Glance through their IG feed and you’ll see a never-ending stream of photos that’ll give you a serious case of hair envy. If you’re using a K-pop star’s photo as the reference for your hair, you’d want to get your transformation done at Walking On Sunshine for a true blue Korean salon experience. 

Colouring and balayage starts from RM240, while highlights priced by consultation.

Image credit: via Instagram

They’ve also done a stellar job in decorating their salon to make it look like a jungle-themed cafe with potted plants crowding every corner. The luscious greens and cosy wooden furniture make it a space comfortable enough for accompanying partners to wait. 

Besides all things hair, they also offer services like manicures (RM75) and scalp treatments (from RM200).

Image credit: via Instagram

Address: 163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 03-6411 9686| Walking On Sunshine’s Facebook

10. Centro Hair Salon – from RM800

Centro is a premium salon located in The Gardens Mall, where you’ll find a ton of luxury brands and atas eateries. Their star-studded clientele includes big-name influencers, including Jane Chuck, Grace Choong, and Jessica Chaw. 

Centro Hair Salon (1)
Stylist Han created this blue, blonde, and pink look on Grace Choong for L’oreal Style & Colour Trophy 2019
Image credit: @centrohairsalon via Instagram

Each stylist has been with the salon for no less than 6 years, with some even nearing 20 years. With this information at hand, you can comfortably settle into your chair and leave your hair to their expertise. If you’re not pleased with the final look, you can come back within 7 days for a free touch up; it’s part of their “7-Day Promise”, which ensures no customer leaves unhappy. 

Centro Hair Salon (2)
This hue of baby pink is a popular crowd-pleaser
Image credit: @centrohairsalon via Instagram

The stylists here often extend their services to collaborate with fancy pageants and magazine photoshoots. If you’re looking to don that runway look, you can always opt to have your hair styled here (from RM140) before your big event so that your tresses are photo-ready.

Centro Hair Salon (3)
Image credit: @centrohairsalon via Instagram

To get colours like these, you need to be ready to fork out at least RM800

Centro Hair Salon interior
Image credit: Centro W Salon via Google Maps

Address: F235B, 1st Floor The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 03-2287 7330 | Centro W Salon’s website

11. Aizu Hair Salon – price upon consultation

Aizu Hair Salon in KL is the brand’s first outlet outside of Japan. Each stylist at the salon has to first undergo training in Japan before they start their job at Aizu KL. Their training does not only cover the technical side of the job but they’re also expected to excel in the hospitality area, which the Japanese take great pride in. Their expertise and hospitality make Aizu worthy of a spot in this list of hair salons in KL.

Aizu Hair Salon (1)
The base of this colour is a dusty rose with hints of blue and purple underneath
Image credit: @jd_xiong via Instagram

To accommodate their large clientele and variety of hair colour requests, they have plenty of shades for you to choose from. You won’t ever be asked to settle for an alternative just because the salon doesn’t carry the colours or shades you want.

Aizu Hair Salon (2)
Image adapted from: @aizuhairstyle_my via Instagram

Once you’ve gotten your hair coloured, consider going for one of their signature treatments like Sakura Treatment or Jasmine Treatment. They have a variety of treatments to help target an array of hair and scalp concerns, from itchy scalps to damaged hair. 

Aizu Hair Salon interior
The minimalist interior is given a little more personality with the hanging vines off by the side.
Image credit: @aizuhairstyle_my via Instagram

Address: D2-G3-7 Solaris Dutamas, No, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 10am-8pm | Sun 10am-7.30pm
Contact: 03-6206 3399 | Aizu Hair Salon’s Facebook

12. Number76 – price upon consultation

Number 76 (1)
Image credit: @number76_hikky via Instagram

When discussing with friends about where to get your hair dyed, Number76 will always be one of the first names mentioned for hair salons in KL since they’ve been known for their hair-colouring portfolio since they opened in 2012. They’ve actually been steadily expanding and now boast four outlets all across Malaysia. 

Number 76 (2)
Image adapted from: @number76_hikky via Instagram

The successful hair chain from Japan houses experts in everything hair related, but their standout works happen to be on those who sport a pop or two of colours. 

Their arsenal of stylists are equally impressive but for your colouring needs, you’ll want to book your appointment with the likes of Hikky, Deven, and Han. But whether you’re looking to experiment with bolder colours or planning to get a hairdo that’s work-friendly but still gorgeous, Number76 has seasoned stylists who can help you fulfil your hair needs. 

Number 76 interior
Image credit: Number76 Tribeca via Facebook

Number76 @ Bangsar
Address:1, No, Residency Tribeca, Luxe 8 Lot, 215, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 10am-8pm | Thu 10am-5pm
Contact: 03-2283 1776 | 03-2283 2776 | Number76’s website

13. C. Michael London – price upon consultation

Michael London was founded in – you guessed it – London. After the success of their first outlet that’s halfway across the globe, they opened their first store in Asia at Avenue K, Bukit Bintang

Hair salons in KL - C. Michael London (1)
Image credit: C. Michael London via Google Maps

When it comes to brightly dyed hair, there’s always the risk of the colour fading off way too soon. While most stylists will simply tell you to avoid washing your hair as much as you can, the people over at C. Michael London use quality products that ensure the colour you paid hundreds of ringgit for will last longer than just a week or two. 

Hair salons in KL - C. Michael London
This peachy pink hair colour is given a step up with orange-blonde ends.
Image credit: @cs_c.michaellondon via Instagram

Nicole Chen, a local influencer on IG has continuously raved about the salon’s service. Her followers began to flock over to the salon after hearing about how they have a knack for making colours stay vibrant even a month after the initial appointment. 

Hair salons in KL - C. Michael London (3)
Nicole Chen flaunts off her new green locks while her friend’s fiery red balayage is equally stunning.
Image credit: @cs_c.michaellondon via Instagram

Address: L1-1E, Avenue K, 56, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 03-2181 3222 | C. Michael London’s Facebook

14. Eighty Ninth Hair Studio – price upon consultation

Walk along the streets of Sri Petaling and you’ll notice that there are almost as many hair salons as there are eateries. There seems to be a new one cropping up at the end of every alley, making competition in the area even stiffer. Nestled between these newer establishments is Eighty Ninth Hair. They’ve been around since 2016 and have been fulfilling every customer’s #hairgoals since. 

Hair salons in KL - Eighty Ninth (1)
Image adapted from: @eightninthhair via Instagram

While they’ve done every colour from blue to pink, they seem to be especially skilled in nailing purple hues – be it royal purples or pastel ones. 

Hair salons in KL - Eighty Ninth (2)
Image credit: @eightyninthhair via Instagram

The only problem we foresee is the parking in this hot spot that’s regularly frequented by foodies in the area. But once you’ve got parking settled, there won’t be any more hurdles standing in your way from gorgeous hair.

Hair salons in KL - Eighty Ninth (3)
Image credit: @eightyninthhair via Instagram

Address: 5, Jalan Radin Bagus 3, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-7.30pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 03-9547 9707 | Eighty Ninth Hair Studio’s Facebook

15. The Met Kuala Lumpur Grand Salon – price upon consultation

Hair salons in KL - The Met Hair Salon (1)
Image credit: The Met Kuala Lumpur Grand Salon via Facebook

Sharing the same name as the prestigious art museum in NYC, The Met Salon carries with it that same luxurious vibe. Their clients also happen to leave the premise with Met Gala-worthy tresses.

Hair salons in KL - The Met Hair Salon (2)
Image credit: @themetgrandsalon via Instagram

They’re a popular destination among expats in the area, but don’t fret as this doesn’t mean that they’re any less skilled when dealing with Asian hair. They’ll take the necessary steps to ensure that our Asian locks won’t be aggressively bleached till we’re left with irreparably damaged hair.

Hair salons in KL - The Met Hair Salon (2)
Image credit: metorawithlove

The stylists here will be able to consult you on your desired hairstyle and will assess your hair condition to see what treatments or services will be best for you.

Address: 1st Floor, St. Mary Place, Bukit Bintang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: 012-501 0624 | The Met Kuala Lumpur Grand Salon’s Facebook

Rainbow hair salons in KL

Going for such a big transformation like dyeing your hair blue or purple can be an exciting yet scary change. As long as you can find a stylist who you trust and whose work you admire, you will no longer be plagued by a thousand pesky questions running through your head all the time. This list of hair salons in KL will definitely come in handy on your hair colouring journey. 

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The article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.

Cover image adapted from: @jd_xiong via, @thesoloistssalon & @alph_daisylee via Instagram

This article was first published on 28th February 2020, and updated by Janet Cho on 10th January 2024.