The 12 best foreigner-friendly hair salons in Prague as hand-picked by locals

We asked our readers to name the Czech capital's best salon experience based on customer service and English-friendliness

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Written by Expats.cz
Published on 03.12.2020 14:58 (updated on 03.12.2020)

Forget about securing residency or employment -- when it comes to living in Prague, first things first: where can you get a decent haircut? The question has dominated our message boards and social networks for years and for many finding an answer is a lot harder than you think.

With salons opening their doors today after a lengthy government shutdown there's sure to be a flood of interest and lengthy waits for shearing lockdown locks and corrections for home-styled hair.

Prior to spring's first wave, we did an informal poll of our readers via Facebook groups and other online communities to find out their favorite, foreigner-friendly hair salon. These were the names that ranked highest among the English-speaking community for friendliness and customer service (barbershops are NOT included in this article).

Listed here (in no particular order), these were the 12 salons most frequently recommended by our readers.

Please note before booking that current restrictions include the use of face masks and the 1-client-per-15m² rule. Some salons may have additional hygiene rules in place or revised opening hours or a no walk-ins policy.

Laura Kouril

Laura Kouril - Hairdresser/ photo via Facebook
Laura Kouril - Hairdresser/ photo via Facebook

Romanian hairdresser Laura is a favorite among the international community for offering services in Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English, and Czech. Her technique is focused on natural beauty and trying to convince clients "to do the best for their hair" by offering education about natural hair health and beauty.

Husitská 5, Prague 3
www.laura-ardelean.com

POP salon

POP hair salon is run by spouses Mark and Veronika Weston and offers haircuts and colors for men, women, and children. Mark trained in Hamburg has 30-plus years experience with a focus on sophisticated cutting and coloring techniques. The German-Czech-English-speaking salon is known for offering an international level of service, with many readers commenting that they felt comfortable in the salon. They also stock their own branded heavenly hair products as well as brushes and cosmetics by InLight.

Dejvická 24, Prague 6
www.trichomania.cz

HEADcz

HEAD SALON/ photo via Facebook
HEAD SALON/ photo via Facebook

Head is comprised of a friendly crew of American, British, and Czech haircutters that specialize in men's and women's cuts as well as kid's hair but also offer services like shaping eyebrows and braiding and cornrows. Open since 2007, the salon has a long-standing reputation among the English-speaking community in Prague. 6 Dittrichova

Dittrichova 344, Prague 1
www.headcz.com

Dayla Ferguson

A long-time mobile stylist, Dayla recently opened her own salon offering "Seattle style cuts and color in the heart of Prague." But her approach hasn't changed: she still offers the same personalized one-on-one experience that have earned her a legion of fans. She does men's and women's haircuts and styling.

Mánesova 1645/87, Prague 2
www.daylaferguson.com

M&M hair by Mark Phillip

M&M hair by Mark Phillip/ photo via Facebook
M&M hair by Mark Phillip/ photo via Facebook

Former Chicago stylist Mark Phillip Gravell has been Prague since the '90s when he opened up his first salon in Vinohrady and quickly became one of Prague’s first and favorite native-English speaking hairdressers. The second "M" in the salon's name refers to his Czech wife Monika also a stylist and partner in the salon which specializes in not only cuts, colors, and blow-dries, but can do straightening and hair extensions.

Lužická 1366, Prague 2
www.hairbymarkphillip.cz

James Blond

The international staff at James Blond Eco Hair (with locations in both Karlin and Vinohrady) speak Czech, Russian, English, and Japanese and work with divine Davines Italian hair products. Aside from cuts and color they do Balayage, section highlights, and kids cuts.

Křižíkova 29, Prague 8
Milešovská 6, Prague 3
www.jamesblond.cz

Sweet Heavy Fresh

Sweet Heavy Fresh is a fairly new entry in the Prague salon game. The English-speaking hairdressers also serve clients in Spanish and Czech from their stylish salon space, a little piece of Berlin (where owner Lucie lives) in Vinohrady. It's one of the salons that comes recommended for its blow outs as well as short pixies and fringe cuts; the trio of stylist there do men's, women's, and kid's cuts.

Lublaňská 39, Prague 1
www.sweetheavyfresh.com

James Hair

British hair guru James Fillery has lived in Prague since 1995 and has over the years become somewhat of a celeb among Czechs, having styled the likes of Kirsten Dunst and other visiting luminaries. After many years in the Prague city centre, James moved his salon to Žižkov in recent years where his small friendly salon offers cut, color, sleek blow outs, and Kevin Murphy products.

Kostnické nám. 719, Prague 3
www.jameshair.cz/en

Salon Modrý slon

Korean hairdresser Chan Soek Park's Salon Modrý slon (Blue Elephant) has been a firm favorite of international clients for years. The unassuming, unmarked New Town location and small, cozy atmosphere make the salon experience feel like you've come to visit a friend while the Tony & Guy alums' skilled scissors can handle any hair type and invite repeat business.

Křemencova 10, Prague 1
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Salon UNIQUE

Salon UNIQUE is a small salon with with a big heart in Old Town. It's a Czech salon but offers English-language stylists and was repeatedly mentioned among our readers to be as friendly as they come (and staring up at that historic vaulted ceiling as you get your hair done doesn't hurt!). Their list of services includes a line up of French-style cuts, ombre, sombre, and even straightening.

Konviktská 24, Prague 1
www.salonunique.cz

Tomáš Arsov Hair & Beauty Institute

Tomáš Arsov Hair & Beauty Institute/ photo via Facebook
Tomáš Arsov Hair & Beauty Institute/ photo via Facebook

Sending customers into the world with luscious lock is the name of the game and this salon prides itself on its diverse and skilled staff of stylists which use Arsov’s signature line of regenerating products to create smooth, sleek styles. Hairdressers speak numerous languages, among them English, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

V Jámě 696/2, Prague 1
www.tomasarsov.cz

Promising newcomer: D Hair Clinic

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U Mlýnského kanálu, Praha 8 - Karlín

This newly opened salon near Riegrovy Sady is creating a buzz among the international community for its precise styling and focus on healthy hair. The salon was founded by James Blond alum, Slovenian stylist Damir Kovacic and offers affordable cuts, blow outs, Baylage, color, and will even trim your split ends. D Hair also uses sustainable Davines products and welcomes English-speaking clients.

Riegrovy sady 28, Prague 2
www.dhairclinic.cz