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Black Hair Care and Beauty in South Korea

Taking care of black hair and finding the right shade of makeup or skin care products for dark, brown, caramel, or any melanated skin tone can be challenging… and it gets even trickier if you are in South Korea. Whether you manage your relaxed or natural hair on your own or you enjoy visits to the salon to make sure you get the best treatment, knowing where to get products for your hair or the right salon to visit can seem daunting. Here is a list of 5 shops to get black hair and skin products and 5 salons to visit to take care of your hair needs.

5 Shops for Black Hair and Skin Products in Korea

Honey Hair Beauty Supply | Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do

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Honey Hair Beauty Supply is located in Pyeongtaek and has an online shop which delivers anywhere in Korea. This beauty supply store is owned by Jessica Fry, a native of Michigan who runs multiple businesses in Korea such as JJ’s American Diner and others. She opened Honey Hair Beauty Supply to meet the needs of black women and has now expanded to meet the needs of all women in general.

Whether you are searching for hair relaxers, accessories, hair extensions, hair for braids, styling products, shampoos and conditioners or makeup and skin care products for black women and men, you can visit their shop in Pyeongtaek or you can check out their website to find all the products you need.

Nichanté | Seongdong-gu, Seoul

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Nichanté is an online shop owned by Nicola Osei Gerning, a Ghanaian living in Korea. Nichanté is divided into two categories; Nichanté designs which focuses on colorful unique pieces for mainly women by fusing African print with other materials to create clothes, hair accessories, earrings and others. There’s also Nichanté naturals that focuses on hair and skin care for black women in Korea. One of the most popular products by Nichanté is the Flaurish whipped shea butter infused with essential oils which moisturizes natural or relaxed hair and skin. Delivery is available anywhere in Korea. You can get your products here now!

Itaewon Beauty Supply | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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Itaewon Beauty Supply has a wide variety of products from wigs to makeup, hair styling products, hair for braids, shampoo and conditioners. If you are searching for hair and skin care products for black men or women, you should definitely check out this store. They also have a hair salon attached to the beauty supply store so you can get your hair treated with the products you buy.

The main store is in Itaewon but there is another branch in Pyeongtaek. The Itaewon branch opens from Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and the Pyeongtaek branch opens from Monday to Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm but closes on Tuesday. You can also check out their website to conveniently order products.

Chocolate Hair | Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do

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Chocolate Hair provides quality hair extensions, eye lashes, accessories and hair for braids at affordable prices. They strive to provide the best quality hair extension for women to cater for their beauty needs. Hair extensions can be bought wholesale as well.

Their shop is located at Pyeongtaek, South Korea and they also have an online shop that ships worldwide. You can search through a wide variety of wigs or synthetic and human hair extensions if you want to make your own wig.

Sephora | Gangnam, Myeongdong, Sinchon, Seoul

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Last year, Sephora launched its first store in Parnas Mall in Gangnam, its second store in Lotte Young Plaza in Myeongdong and has now opened a third store in Hyundai Department Store, Sinchon. This multi brand cosmetic store has over 60 brands including Anastasia Beverly Hills, Huda Beauty and other trending cosmetic brands. It has products for various skin tones so anytime you are in search of makeup or skin care products for black women in Korea, you can visit any Sephora store in Seoul.

However, they are very limited and sell out fast but they have assured customers that darker shade foundation will be available on their Korean website soon.

5 Hair Salons for Black Women in Korea

Terry Hair Braid | Camp Walker, Daegu

Terry Hair Braid mainly specializes in hair braiding but also offer weaves, washing, relaxing and other hair care services. It is located at Camp Walker, Daegu, so if you are anywhere around Daegu or Busan, you can check it out. They have hair for braiding, relaxers and other hair products so you can purchase it there or take along your own products if you want. They take pride in their neatness and affordable pricing.

Prices for braids depend on the style you choose, and it is better to book an appointment through their Facebook page or by phone before you visit to avoid waiting in line.

Debora Hair Braid | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

For all your hair braiding needs, visit Debora Hair Braid located in Itaewon. They specialize in cornrow, box braids, crochet braids, weaves, kinky braids, micro twist and all other hair care services. Also, hair products are available at the salon for purchase.

Their Facebook page has an appointment availability option that allows you to conveniently book an appointment before you visit the salon, or you can also book an appointment by phone.

The Delly Braids | Buk-gu, Gwangju

The Delly Braids is a mobile hair salon located in Gwangju and they offer hair braiding, relaxing and deep conditioning, weaves, afro hair care services and others. They offer services at their client’s convenient time and place so you can book an appointment via their Facebook page or by phone and they will be at your doorstep. Prices differ depending on the hairstyle you choose.

Family Hair Shop | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Family Hair Shop specializes in weaves, hair coloring, haircuts, hair braid, dreadlocks, perm, silk press, manicure and pedicure services for men and women. It is owned by Ms. Mimi and it’s one of the most recommended hair shop among foreigners mostly recognized for it’s diversity and service.

They offer services to people from all race and with any hair type so whether you have natural kinky hair or relaxed hair, make sure to visit Family Hair Shop to take care of all your hair needs at affordable price. You can follow their instagram page for more information.

Elohim Hair and Beauty | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Elohim Hair and Beauty is located in Itaewon and they mainly specialize in box braids, crochet braids, Senegalese twist, kinky twist, weaves, dreadlocks, cornrow and others. You can book an appointment with Elohim Hair and Beauty by phone.

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