Talking to Chi is like talking to a psychic. Just by looking at you and a glass ball (okay, a glass mirror), the graduate from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles somehow seems to know all your lifelong private concerns about your hair. He may have the help of that nifty wifi-microscope he whipped out of nowhere to analyse your hair and scalp condition, but it’s the man who knows exactly what you want and what those strands need. His hair salon is one of the only personalised hair salons in Bangkok.

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Chi.

The clientele at Chi Hair Salon are steadfastly loyal, returning customers. Chi welcomes them like family, and the salon itself exudes a homey and unpretentious feel. Being affordable yet luxury quality, their regulars come from all sorts. One of Chi’s regulars is the actress Bella Campen, who he welcomes not for her fame but for her trust. He says, “We were treating her before she became a huge hit, and we’ll still treat her the same even when she’s no longer on the screens. She’s our friend, more than anything.”

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Bella Ranee Campen.

Innovative technologies, premium organic products, and on-trend styling: these are only the basic foundations of an experience at the best hair salons in Bangkok. At Chi’s the small team of friendly yet impeccably professional stylists go further in understanding the uniqueness of your hair, and taking care to adapt these services to best treat you.

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This is how your highly customised experience at Chi Hair Salon begins. The initial hair analysis is simple and quick, and tells you the exact state of your hair. Evaluating its level of dryness, damage, oiliness etc., Chi then draws up a treatment plan specifically for you. He selects the best products for your hair from the salon’s wide range of premium, organic, and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. The products are all world class and top-tier because, in Chi’s words, “I don’t believe that anything good comes cheap”.

At the salon beds, your hair is offered a selection of various types of waters depending on its needs. Chi’s is the original hair salon in the city to use mineral onsen treatments as part of their hair washing process. Later copied endlessly by other trendy hair salons in Bangkok, this is a mineral steam bath that richly nourishes your hair. Working just like the traditional onsen baths of Japan, the treatment lifts out impurities from your scalp pores and increases blood flow to your hair roots. Then there’s the Spa Mist, an ultrasonic transducer that vibrates rapidly to create an extremely fine mist of water particles (so small that it doesn’t even feel wet), and this opens up your hair cuticles for deep conditioning. This process also enhances the effectiveness of the salon’s products.

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All that’s left for you to do while your hair is treated is to close your eyes and enjoy the heavenly head spa. While the hair expert gives a gentle scalp massage to help the conditioners set in, and you’re surrounded by the relaxing mist of the spa water, don’t be surprised if you nod off!

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Once this signature step is done, Chi goes on with the details of your personalised treatment. Whether this is a Keratin treatment or a simple trim – Chi explains his moves each step of the way, making you feel at ease and in good hands. The moment your hair gets the final blast of air from the no-heat Dyson hairdryer, you can’t help but be amazed. It’s your hair – with all its natural curls and waves – but now rich with health, shine, and a gorgeous scent that lingers wherever you turn.

Chi Hair Salon is a home for your hair. Run personally by Chi and his partner, it’s a place to feel safe, replenished, recognised, and loved. With his friendly manner, expertise, and thorough aftercare advice, it’s easy to see why Chi’s customers always come back again. After all, once someone knows you well, why would you seek advice from anyone else? Few hairdressers go as out of their way to suit your specific needs than Chi does, and even fewer hairdressers make you feel as special.

 

Visit Chi Hair Salon at 4/F Mercury Ville Chidlom, Ploen Chit Road, Bangkok, 10330. (Open daily 11am-8pm). To make an appointment, tel. 061 964 6393 or email info@chisalonbangkok.com.

Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.