Concept Coiffure's Amazing Blonde Balayage: My Go-To Salon in Saigon

by - September 18, 2020

When it comes to coloring my hair I do love a good relaxing trip to the salon – but not if that means ending up with stripey highlights or damaging my hair in the process. Leaving the salon stresssssed is never a look I aspire to achieve, but since moving to Ho Chi Minh City this is typically the look I end up paying for! #SOS

Finding your soulmate may be a hard feat, but finding a hair colourist and stylist is nearly next to impossible. So as you can imagine after 3 years of salon hopping around Saigon, I was at the end of my rope. I’d tried hairdresser after hairdresser, different price points, different brands, different salons, but I never left feeling like they understood what I wanted. I vowed to only get my hair done by my trusted stylist at home even if that meant forking out a round trip ticket to Toronto. That’s when I started hearing incredible things about Concept Coiffure in Ho Chi Minh City, so I decided to give colouring my hair in Saigon one more go.

Concept Coiffure was everything I could have ever asked for in a Saigon salon. My hair was in desperate need of a little TLC and after all was said and done I left Concept Coiffure feeling fresh, more confident and extremely excited about my hair! This is exactly the reason I go to a salon for my colour and cut in the first place. I want to be put in safe hands and know that I can trust my colourists experienced techniques and ability to colour match my hair. I mean, going to a professional for a seamless colour experience is a no-brainer, right? I'm beyond ecstatic that I can finally say that 3 hard years of hunting for a colourist in Ho Chi Minh City paid off and I have finally found the ONE!

About Concept Coiffure

Located in Ho Chi Minh City's, Thao Dien, District 2, Concept Coiffure is tucked away in a beautiful and tranquil villa, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Who wouldn’t love a good salon that leaves you feeling like you took a mini-vacation? Their beautiful interior and backyard pool let you escape reality while your hair is being transformed.

Healthy hair is the key to achieving a fantastic look whether that’s natural or chemically treated. Concept Coiffure uses a range of quality products including Alfaparf Milano, Kerat-in Cosmétique, OLAPLEX, JOICO and CHI. Quality is never compromised as they have chosen to work with top of the line products from around the world, giving your hair the treatment it deserves. To see their full range of products you can read more here!

The salon also offers blow-outs, cuts, perms, facials, massages, keratin treatments, waxing and nail care. It’s truly a one stop shop for all your beauty needs.

Concept Coiffure is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 7:00pm and is located at 48 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh City.

Hair Consultation

From the moment I stepped into the salon, I was excited to chat more about my hair aspirations with Mr. Tri and his team. Communication is a huge factor when it comes to collaborating on what I envision my hair to look like, and so I try my best to do my part and come prepared. After being so warmly welcomed by the staff, I was introduced to Mr. Tri the wonderful colourist and stylist who would be taking care of me. I showed him a couple of photos I’d love for him to replicate on me and we talked about what my ideal blonde hue would be. He asked me a couple of questions and set out the expectations of what he would be able to achieve! 

We both agreed that getting rid of my brassy yellow was a must and amping up the blonde while keeping it as natural as possible was what we were striving for. With this in mind Mr. Tri suggested we go the balayage route to achieve the look I was going for. Perfect!

The Before


If you’re not familiar with balayage, in a nutshell, it’s a technique used where the hair color is hand-painted onto the hair to create a graduated, more natural-looking highlight effect. Because it gives you that natural sun-kissed look, the maintenance is much easier than traditional foils. That alone makes balayage hard not to fall in love with!

If you want to recreate those natural looking highlights you had as a kid, then this is how! I can honestly say that I'm a total balayage convert and I can thank Mr. Tri at Concept Coiffure for that! His balayage technique is meticulous and refined, always making sure my hair was benefiting from the colouring products without causing damage. He used a detailed brushing technique, which gave my hair dimension and beautiful pops of brightness. Mr. Tri’s balayage completely transformed my hair into that “I just got back from a lavish summer vacation under the Tuscan sun” look and for that I will be forever grateful. 

Balayage in Process

Time to Tone the Hair

The Final Blowdry
Balayage's hand-painted highlights are designed to give you the look of grown-out roots in a way that's flattering and natural. This also means less time and money spent at the salon, and ultimately less damage done to your hair. Yay! 

The Final Look

I am over the moon with my refreshed locks (if you couldn't tell already)! I never thought the day in Saigon would come, but here I am, living proof that fantastic salons do exist in this city! 

My new look is soft, light and beautifully blended, just what I was hoping for when I stepped through the salon doors. With no sight of striping, harsh lines or dodgy color I am on cloud 9 with my new hair. Mr. Tri’s hand-painted highlights have certainly made me re-think everything I thought I knew about hair colour! Amen!

I can't wait to book-in again with Mr. Tri!

Concept Coiffure Specialized Treatments

Concept Coiffure also offers a range of treatments and hair masks that help to bring life back to your limp locks! Before making an appointment to get my balayage done with Mr. Tri, I went for a Joico K-Pak Color Therapy treatment with my friend Sam (@thereshegoesagn) which was the perfect way to give our hair a boost in a big way!

This treatment is the perfect choice for: all color-treated hair, from blondes to brunettes, lowlights to highlights. With quadra bond peptide complex, stocked with deeply nourishing manketti oil and argan oils, it repairs and seals hair’s outer protective layer to lock in color vibrancy. The silk, soy, and seaweed extract infused into the treatment also lends a unique “slip” to prevent damage during styling.

Other specialized treatments offered at Concept Coiffure include: Joico K-Pak Hair Repair System, Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm and their Immortelle Blonde 18k Repair. Checkout all of their treatments here!

What You Need to Know!

Location: Concept Coiffure, 48 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh City

Check Them Out: Instagram @conceptcoiffurevn, their Facebook page & at

Book An Appointment: Instagram @conceptcoiffurevn, their Facebook page or call them at: 090 990 09 13

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If you have any questions you can also find me on Instagram at @AlyshiaTurchyn! Don’t be afraid to reach out!

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