Affordable Premium Hair Coloring and Treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Recently, my hair has been really messed up and I had refrained from dying it too often since it got super dry during the last winter season back in Norway. When I told my friends in Norway that I was going for a hair dye, they were surprised and worried if I would go for a daring colour. Well, we all know that the current hair fashion is a set of rainbow or pastel hair colour and unfortunately, since I travel so often, it would be a pain to maintain these colours. Plus, my hair ends are about to dry and feels super brittle from all the previous hair colouring and chemical perms. Moreover, my experience with previous salon was not that pleasant as some would not present the kind of hair colour I want.

We all know that most hair salons offer a package including hair cut, hair blow, hair dye and they usually cost a bomb. Staying nearby Old klang road, I found a place offering affordable hair colour and treatment services in KL, Malaysia.

Ps: I will give my honest review and hope it helps you in deciding!

The Hair Color Expert, Sri Petaling.

One of the cons of their services are that they only do only Hair Colouring and Treatment. Which means, they DO not cut your hair. In all means, they are always 100% on a daily hair dying and treatment routine basis. Which means, they focus so much on colouring hairs daily that they are professional in giving customers exactly what kind of colours they want and plus, not damaging the customers hair. Very often, we always want that specific hair colour but then that hair colour we want so badly, might damage our hair so bad that it becomes so brittle and causes hair fall.

Here's my before picture.

The Hair Colour expert claims that their Hair colouring products are Ammonia free which is less harmful towards our hair scalp and hair as well. Upon entering, just like all kinds of salon,  you will be given a free consultation regarding your hair needs and their services charges which are printed out clearly to prevent any misunderstanding or miscommunication between the hairstylist and client.  

It was quite easy to find The Hair Color Expert in Sri Petaling and there is ample parking area in the parking house just behind their shop.
 PS : Don't park at the disable parking area if not they will clamp your car.
Their entrance was appalling, sharp and different from a normal salon concept as their pink cute octopus mascot stood out among the rest as well their their HUGE affordable price tag from as low as RM48.90 for short hair onwards.

 Their staffs were surely friendly and even arriving on a Wednesday, they still look quite busy !

Nevertheless, I waited 2 mins and then was ready for a consultation for my hair.
All I did was I pointed out the picture in the book what hair colour I prefer.

To make it simple, here’s a diagram of the process if you are lazy to read so much of the details of my experience. Plus, it also states here their Nett-fixed price no extra charges !
The first stage was decolouring my dark base which is kind of like bleaching.
The smell was quite strong and to be honest I did felt a bit of burning tinge on my scalp.
However, for this price and since I have not bleached my hair in a long time,
I tought to myself : it's worth it.

But then I realize there is a difference between Salon and
the Hair Color Expert in terms of quality.
Read More Here to know the difference.

And that process really balanced my hair colour resulting me to look really blonde for only 3mins!
( Tips: Do you know it's not good to often bleach your hair? It can damage your scalp and causes dandruffs and hair fall.Make sure you rest your hair for at least 3-5 months before rebleaching it again.)
Well, at least I got to take a picture to see how I look like in Blonde hair.

Moreover, I was given a timer with an alarm to remind the employees my hair is done, free Wi-Fi password and a charger port for me to charge my phone while getting the hair done!

Next, It was the process of colouring the colour I wanted.
Well, this part would take some time as they had to balance up my hair colour so it’s even and not so messy like before. The employee as also very kind to offer me drinks and kept asking if I was hungry or not. Then, when she was done with my hair, I realized they actually have a café in their shop!!

PROS : Like literally a café with a keyboard, microphone and self-service drinking bar of coffee, milo, biscuits and many more!  Come on, for RM48.90 (short hair and including GST) plus all these services !! Most of the time, while waiting for the hair colour to set in, we would sit in front of the mirror feeling awkward and playing our phones. 

Even if you come with friends,  wouldn't you feel awkward talking so much private things in front of the employees ? 

Such café corner not only gives us customers the privacy as well as a cosy feeling while waiting for our hair colour to set in.

As for the ambience, Hair Color Expert in Sri Petaling can be very small and tight in spaces as they have half this partition dedicate to us to chill and wait like in a cafe. Due to the tight space, it can be very noisy with the hair blowing , chats , alarms. 
Plus, since their price is so affordable and cheap, they have so mant customers that it would be hard to get a quiet time alone.
The price is surely what you pay for.

Last but not least, I want to share with you guys this video of the Nano Hair Treatment I did for my hair which did helped in softening my hair. I was recommended this Nano Hair treatment which is just an add in Rm68.90( including GST!) and just in time to try out their new machine that came from Korea ! After washing off the hair dye, my hair was lathered with hair mask cream in a hair massage manner and then followed by this "Steam Pump" in a hair dryer form which took about 15minutes.

I think this technology is really cool and looks like a hair dryer.

The machine behind this Signature Korea Nano Hair Treatment @RM68.90

 According to Sean: "This machine uses special mineral water to give an instant hair moisturising impact onto the hair. " My hair is very brittle and I can say, I couldn’t feel my brittle hair ends right after the treatment.
 Plus,  they did not even put any hair oil or essence on my hair at all!

And here's the video of me getting this treatment within 15minutes only !
It looks super steamy and I feel quite bad for the employees, they have to treat such long hair of mine which requires lots of patience and skill.
But I must say, this hair treatment process is way much faster than just sitting waiting for the hair mask to set in.
Usually if we go for hair treatment, normal salons will use a steamer but sometimes, it gets too warm on the top of the head . Now, it does makes sense that this Nano-treatment works more effectively as the steam is direct on the hair, pumping in moisture from the treatment mask. But you might take note, it's much faster than the hair steaming machine and many high end salons are not using this technology . 
So the effectiveness of this machine can be quite questionable. 
My verdict : Just like all hair masks, they softens and makes the hair smooth for sometime hydrating our hair. After washing off with shampoo a few times, the hair returns back to being brittle again. 
So, just remember to do your own hair care at home daily apart from trusting salon hair treatments.

PROS: FAST , Cool technology
COnS: Noisy, too fast ?, Not that effective in restoring hair strength 
( what can you expect, its RM69.90 
even K-gloss Olaplex (Star recommendation : Super effective & expensive !)

Last but not least, I got the hair I wanted! An even hair colour which is the Ash brown that I usually can’t achieve before because my hair colour always ended up golden blonde instead.

This is the colour which isn't too bright for my skin tone, perfect for my new simple look.

BEFORE- Messy brown hair                                         

Now- Neat and nice Ash Brown hair colour

My honest verdict after 1 week.
Especially right after I got home, I realize the hair coloring treatment smell was not that strong as compared to the ones I had before, but you do smell it still. Not as bad as those DIY hair dye at home.

However, comparing with C.Michael Hair Salon , theirs I would say seriously have smell no ammonia at all and had a nice perfume aroma after my hair dye treatment. Ps: They even guarantee 100% satisfaction with the hair dying services, meaning if I am not satisfied with the results, I can come again for a retouch.
Read more about my experience at C.Michael London Hair Salon Here.

Well, as I always say, YOU PAY THE PRICE YOU GET.  

I followed their advice, did not swim and showered my hair only after 2 days. And as for my hair color, it still last but not that long as I thought it would be. 

So, if you want CHEAP and affordable hair coloring services in KL Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley,

 do come by Sri Petaling Hair Color Expert to get your hair done from as low as RM48.90 !

Just take note , those working in Hair Color Expert are usually hair colouring technicians,
which is why they don't do hair cutting services.
Due to their afforadable price, your experience with them would be in a rush because their production income is based on quantity profitability.
So, if you prefer a full package, a nicer comfortable ambience, I would recommend you to go to a proper hair salon which you would be served by the more proffesional stylist.

Afterall, think about it, since Hair Color Expert is cheap and afforadable, their employees can't be as proffesional as those hair stylist in a salon. Just take note with the alarm timing and if you feel a super strong burning sensation on your hair scalp, do let them know and not just tolerate it. Afterall, your hair scalp is important and you don't want to loose your hair won't you.

Nevertheless, the price is surely worth it especially with all the services they provide in -house !

Opening hours
10:00 to 20:00

For their latest promotion updates or
Hair Color Makeover Bookings call 03-9544 2089


HI, Im Felicia, a Youtuber, Special-Effect Makeup Artist , Linguist whom loves Batik painting. My blog started as a personal blog but then I gradually find that I enjoy writing reviews on products and sharing my experiences and travel stories with other readers. Feel free to drop me a message, and you can always email me at

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