SPAS & BEAUTY

Massage & Spas

Massage and spa culture is constantly evolving, offering a large range of options with prices to suit all budgets. From facials, mud baths or aromatherapy, whether it’s Thai, deep tissue, or four hands that you’re after, you can find it here. Particularly charming are the spas adorned by antique decor left untouched in old villas, often accompanied by swimming pools and full gardens. Prices will vary depending on the type of treatment.

Local insight: Not exclusively for the ladies, there are plenty of spa and massage options for men.

Nails

Beauty depends on style, fashion and confidence from the top of your head to the tips of your perfectly painted toe nails. As one of its top national exports, we suspect that the Vietnamese paint more foreign nails per capita than any other country. Standards are high in nail salons and prices are extremely affordable - usually starting around VND50,000. Splurge on some creative nail art to add colour to your day.

Local insight: Use Salons instead of street beauticians who may not use sterilised tools.

Hairsalons

Pamper yourself at one of Saigon’s numerous hair and nail salons. At most salons, VND130,000 will buy you a hair wash and a head massage. If you’re willing to pay for a little more, the city’s luxury salons offer experienced hair gurus at prices that will truly amaze. There are also many street-side stations willing to do quick, cheap cuts. However, if you want a stylish trim, it is worth going to a salon and paying a little extra.

Local insight: Don’t say yes to every question or you will have to shell out for additional services.

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