In Berlin, no culture has mastered the arts of hair, beauty and relaxation quite like the city's Turkish population. From ultra-precise cuts to sky-high styling standards and spa-like environs, these salons proudly offer an unmatched attention to detail in an array of culture-crossing styles. To experience such hair-focused splendor for yourself, we rounded up the best places to get a proudly Turkish sense of style and serenity.

Ayhan Işik

A Kreuzberg story

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This fine family business and one of Kreuzberg’s dearest salons was started by Ayhan Işik, who began to work with hair at the age of 14. A natural, he started his first salon in his home neighborhood of Kreuzberg. There and at his second salon in Charlottenburg, you can count on high-quality cuts and styling that leave your hair looking luscious. Ayhan offers an experience that’s as much an aesthetic adventure as it is an embodiment of local creativity at work.  

Where: Oranienstraße 36, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin & Uhlandstraße 33, 10719 Berlin
When: Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Salon Verda

For the full treatment

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Verda specializes in hair, makeup, massages, manicures, pedicures and a whole lot more. Even more impressively, the salon does it on a very personal level. Developing someone’s individual style is these pros' forte, making this a great spot to get “Stilberatung” (style advice). As they’re known to say, “Fashion geht. Style Bleibt.” (Fashion goes, style remains.) When it comes to beauty, Verda’s vivacious approach is all about celebrating your personality.

Where: Xantener Str. 8, 10707 Berlin
When: Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
More info: 30 31996999; salonverda.de

 

Hair We Go

A stylist on the rise
 
 

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Selin Karaman was born in Berlin to Turkish parents, but spent a large portion of her early years living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A stylist of the highest caliber, she returned to the city of her birth to start Hair We Go, one of the city’s hottest one-woman mobile salons. Specializing in private appointments as well as big pop-up events, Selin’s enthusastic attitude makes for a fine salon experience or an unforgettable takeover of your startup office (yes, she does that). She comes to you, so for booking inquiries email s.selinkaraman@gmail.com.
 
 

Sultan Hamam

To rejuvenate

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The pampering that makes Turkish hair styling so thoughtful can be experienced tenfold at Sultan Hamam, one of the finest spas in the city — that also offers amazingly fair prices. These stylists and aestheticians are extremely skilled at facial treatments and body scrubs alike, not to mention massages. Here, satisfaction is as commonplace as natural soap. 

Where: Bülowstraße 57, 10783 Berlin
When: Women, Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Weds., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Men, Mon., 2-11 p.m.; Weds., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
More info: 30 21753375; sultanhamamberlin.de

 

Hairdonizm by Asli

Clever coolness
 

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From its modern, elegant interior to its distinguished Mitte location, Hairdonzim has its finger on the pulse of what’s cool in Berlin and beyond. Here, youthful stylists who are as skilled as they are trend-conscious offer up the most eye-catching cuts and colors. Whether you want something simple, a little friendly finesse, or an edgy transformation, Hairdonzim has the spirit and the know-how to make it happen. 

Where: Friedrichstraße 127, Berlin 10117
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
More info: 30 24048336; book online
 
 

Hamam Berlin

For leading ladies

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Hamam is the city’s premiere Turkish bath that’s exclusively for women. Set up inside a building that was once a chocolate factory, the spa specializes in an array of services, including traditional soap massages, fitness courses and, of course, those famous Mediterranean baths. Hamam is a place where relaxation is easy and a sense of community comes with the waters.  

Where: Mariannenstraße 6, 10997 Berlin
When: Mon., 3-11 p.m.; Tues.-Sun., noon-11 p.m.
More info: 30 6151464; hamamberlin.de

By Jesse Van Mouwerik

Berlin-based illustrator and columnist Jesse Van Mouwerik is an avid fan of art, whisky sours and being alive. When the aliens land, he will draw them a picture.