Leaving your hair in the hands of a complete stranger is a terrifying thought. But guess what? It doesn't have to be. These eight hair salons in Tel Aviv are here to show you that getting your hair cut, dyed, or blow dried is a treat not a trauma. From a cup of tea at Jaffa's most therapeutic salon to Neve Tzedek's European escape to even a bridal 'do,' let yourself be pampered...you deserve it.
Because your hair deserves the best...
The aesthetic agenda of hairdresser Vittorio David sounds reasonable on the surface, but it will certainly frighten those who are used to a regular salon. He doesn't paint, doesn't curl, and in fact, apart from shampoo, conditioner, and scissors, nothing else touches the hair of the clients. Yes, that includes blow-drying. When David acts on his vision, it is easy to see that this is not a gimmick, but rather a belief in the customers' well-being.
Recently, Marmorek Street has exploded with hair salons and barbershops. Osher Allegrisi and Igal Inbar are responsible for quite a few of the hair styles that go around the city. They are indulgent, sweet, courteous, very kind, and especially attentive, which ensures that no artistic attempts will be made at the expense of your hair unless you ask for it.
There is nothing like Jaffa at night, there is nothing like Jaffa by day, there is nothing like Jaffa for a haircut. For those interested in getting their hair cut with a cup of tea, a relaxing head massage, and even a glass of beer, it is recommended to go to Shaffa hairdresser, which calls itself a "therapeutic salon" and holds true to its reputation.
Hovav has been treating Israeli women for years, the brothers Rafi and Alon Hovev brought their passion for the profession with them from their childhood home. They worked in a large number of salons in Paris and in the U.S. After managing to get along with European and American hair, Israeli hair was a piece of cake for Rafi.
At the age of 23, Mercier opened his first barbershop on Dizengoff Street and over the years, he has become an important name in Israel in the field of hair styling, and this includes not only simple haircuts, but also carefully crafted hairstyles. Incidentally, he also founded Coloride, a color-printing company sold to L'Oreal for $200 million, which is perhaps the biggest claim to fame we know in the world of hair.
The Neve Tzedek area is well known for its small boutiques that attract European tourists and locals to them like a magnet. Once there, why not duck into Roy Daniel for the full European experience. Nestled inside the ever-fashionable Numero 13, Roy Daniels is a homey salon with a lot of personality. On their website (one of the few English hairdresser websites in town), you can scan their variety of services, which also include hair styling for brides. Prices are not cheap but hey, whoever gets a cut in Neve Tzedek shouldn't complain.
Brides are willing to throw thousands of shekels his way to do their makeup, and some are unwilling to place their hair coloring needs in the hands of another. Buganim is a magician, or at least an excellent professional. Either way, it is advisable to make an appointment a sufficient amount of time in advance and not wait for the last minute.
Hairdresser Uzi Batish has been running his shop on Masaryk for the past two decades. The place is known for being trans-friendly (before it was cool!). Batish blasts music at full volume as the professional staff gives each and every hair the most dedicated treatment, including coffee and soft drinks for those waiting.