The Smart Local: 10 KL Salons For Korean Perms So You Can Live Out Your K-Pop Dreams

If you are a K-pop or K-drama fan, you’d be familiar with the envy-inducing natural waves that their celebs sport. But because we aren’t all Korean stars, we don’t have a glam squad or 2 hours in the morning to spare to get the breezy curls to look right.

The solution: Get a Korean perm from a salon that specialises in them. Here’s a list of 10 KL salons for Korean perms that can give your hair fuss-free waves.

LeeKaJa Beauty Salon is a popular South Korean salon chain established in 1972. It has more than 200 salons around the world, including the US, Singapore and Australia, and has now finally has opened a branch in KL. 

The salon branches are known for its full-blown jungle-like interiors and its Malaysian stylists and beauticians are all trained at the LeeKaJa Academy’s Malaysian arm. Trainers from Korea also fly to Malaysia four times a year to catch them up on the newest techniques and trends.

Perms start from RM180 but if you want to give your hair some TLC after that, you can try its signature Korean Cream Bath (from RM250). It’s a 2-step treatment that helps smoothen hair and impart a healthy shine to it. 

The salon also has an in-house cafe that serves refreshments. If you’re feeling peckish during your perm, you can get coffee, tea, juice, a banana and finger food free-of-charge.