Medellin Peluquerías


There is something awesome that comes along with the high beauty standards here in Medellin…cheap salons!  There are hair/nail salons on every other block.  I’ve found that a good nail salon charges about 6,000 COP for either a manicure or pedicure.  Amazing hair cuts here are under 15,000 COP, and a full color, cut, and style will run about 90,000 COP.  I took advantage of the low prices and got some pretty crazy hair done.  Got to love the work.  Plus, many of the salons are full of wonderful people.  The one I go to exclusively hires gay male hair dressers, which I think is fantastic!

My Red Hair and Nails on My Balcony in Envigado
My Red Hair and Nails on My Balcony in Envigado

Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!

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I love relaxing and enjoying the view of life. Whether the view is from the top of a BASE object, or from my balcony in Envigado, Colombia. I love life when it's up, and I'm trying harder to love life when it's down as well. My biggest loves in life are (in order!) Family, BASE, Music, Boys that play music, and Alcohol. I get along with everyone that doesn't take me too seriously, and with people that are ok with the fact that you should disregard almost anything I say when I'm drunk!



  1. Muy caliente Holly!

    I use to go to a great woman a block from my apartment in Envigado, and if I recall correctly, she only charged me 5,000 COP, which at the time was $2. Of course I don’t have much hair, but it was more about the weekly interaction and experience.

    I got a cheap pedicure one time as well (ok maybe two times). The woman even helped introduce me to a beautiful Colombian neighbor I might not have had the cajones to talk to on my own. 🙂

  2. Dave, I only know the prices for woman’s cuts for sure. haha. I do know that the guy’s are a lot cheaper than 15,000 COP. I can’t believe you got a haircut every week. I’ve only had three since I’ve been here.

  3. I like your style, the fact that your site is a little bit different makes it so interesting, I get fed up of seeing same-old-same-old all of the time. I’ve just stumbled this page for you 😀

  4. Hi Holly, what’s the name/address of the place you have done your hair? I need a top up on my colour and I desperately need a haircut 🙂 Do they speak English at all?