Hair extensions

Jolie Phan

A young woman has hair extensions done at Chung hair salon

A young woman has hair extensions done at Chung hair salon

Last month I attempted to go for a new look at a local hair salon but I have regretted that moment ever since. My long hair is gone but after talking to a friend at least I have partly remedied my dilemma with some ‘borrowed’ locks.

And I am not the only one as the salons of Vietnam are making a killing on the redistribution of local girl’s hair to the masses. I suppose you could say it is a form of recycling and good for the environment.

A friend recommended I go to Chung hair salon in District 4 and I was gobsmacked at the different colors, lengths and selection of hair extensions on offer. It was like being in a hair ‘candy’ store.

I spoke to the owner Chung as he explained the Saigonese hair phenomenon and also revealed that a number of local celebrities are among his regular customers.

The array of hair products on offer at Chung hair salon in District 4 - Photo: Jolie Phan

The array of hair products on offer at Chung hair salon in District 4 - Photo: Jolie Phan

He said: “I am not surprised that Vietnamese girls spend so much time and money taking care of their hair. A Saigon’s girl hair is probably the most important part of their look and most girls look really good, especially the ones who come to my salon. The beautiful girls certainly keep me in business.

“My friends always ask me which famous singer or actress has been in today? However, I also keep quiet as I like my clientele to know they are coming somewhere they can trust and relax.”

As the fake hair business booms with Vietnamese girls who just have to have gorgeous long locks, the number of salons offering this service has been on the increase despite the tough economic times. For instance Salon Thao Tay brand has a number of salons located citywide, and there is also the option of Salon Sang Tan Vinh. So if you think your real hair can’t quite cut up, pop along to one of these salons who will give your hair the perfect makeover.

Chung hair salon is at S2 Tan Vinh, District 4, tel: 0907589475.

Salon Thao Tay is located at 219/53 Tran Van Dang, District 3 and 324-326 Tran Hung Dao, District.

Salon Sang Tan Vinh is at 27 Tan Vinh, District 4.

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