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Uli Hair and Beauty Studio, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Uli Hair and Beauty Studio is one of the top hairdressing and make-up salons in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it’s easy to see why.

It is owned by Ulises Zavala who has previously studied in the best hair and beauty master classes, both in California and in México. On top of this he has been in the industry for over 10 years and has been running the Uli Studio in the Old Town now for 6 years solid.

Earlier this summer I was lucky enough to hear about an off- season special for hair and make-up at only 600 pesos, and even better I also had a photoshoot coming up. It was fate….

Uli Studio and the special offer were calling me!

Uli Studio

I entered the salon through huge bespoke wooden doors that instantly took me away from the hustling food markets across the street.
I was rapidly greeted by the freshness of the air/conditioned environment and the distinctively modern meets traditional decor inside.

The salon is small, but tastefully laid out with floor to ceiling hand-crafted mirrors resting on stone- tiled flooring.  In addition to this, the exposed beamed roof ,white-washed walls and cute window shutters give out a real Mexican flair.

What was the treatment like? 
Having been a beauty therapist in the U.K. for over 20 years I have done literally thousands of makeovers so I was thoroughly looking forward to being on the receiving end.

Ulises did my make-up first. He was very gentle and although make-up is just a brushes on face treatment, I soon found myself unwinding.
He spent a lot of time on my eyes, explaining that he often likes to match the eyeshadow with the colour of the client’s eyes. A variety of product ranges were used ( organic and natural being favourite choices of the salon), and the whole application took around  25 minutes.

Throughout my appointment I felt a lot of attention to detail was paid and consequently when he showed me the finished result I was extremely satisfied with the natural look I had asked for.
The hair blowout was done next on dry hair and within 10 minutes he had transformed my very thick, wirey hair into a sleek, incandescent mane of beauty….Again impressive!

Who would like?
Anyone in Puerto Vallarta ( male or female) looking for a quality cut, colour or new style in an upscale and intimate environment.

Great for people who want hair and make-up done in the same premises. Ulises is a master at both.

Particularly recommended for photoshoots or anyone on a tight time schedule ( I was completely refashioned in all of 35 minutes!) In saying this it was clear that Ulises promotes a no rush atmosphere, as the salon possesses a veritably calm and relaxing environment.
An Airbnb listing directly behind his salon is another of Ulises’s wonderful offerings to the city. If you are looking for affordable and stylish accommodation in the centre of the Old Town take a look at his accommodation on offer here.
Don’t forget to look around the very local food markets directly across the street. A fantastic area awaits for you to shop local for your fresh produce and wares.

Finally to top it off the studio is located just a few blocks to the beach and the Malecon areas, and it is an extremely quick stroll from the beauty of the Rio Cuale – where you can stroll around gracefully showing off your new look!

The finished look
Still lasting hours later.

Both my make-up and hair stayed strong until hours later and I would highly recommend the services available at Uli Hair and Beauty. The studio is located at Lazero Cardenas 577, 48380, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

Tel : 01 322 237 7771.



  1. Aloha Tracy!

    Thanks for sharing this great review on Uli Hair and Beauty Studio. I happen to work as a personal trainer in a Hawaiian Spa, and am always interested in hearing about new places to check out around the world.

    I love your description of Ulises’s work. The salon really seems to bring out the best look in each person by doing such things as matching the eyeliner with eye-color.

    You mention they use natural and organic products. Do you remember the brands of any of these products? I love organic/natural product lines! I am a guy, but have lots of female friends who would be very interested!

    Thanks for the great review!

    Warmest Aloha,

  2. Aloha Bryce,
    How lovely to hear from you. Which Island are you on? I have been to Oahu and Maui. Plenty great spas about in both!
    Ulises told me he uses a lot of different ranges for make-up as he prefers not to stick to one or two only. I believe he uses a lot of the Motives cosmetics and I did notice American Crew in there for men.
    Pass onto your friends the recommendation for if they are ever in Mexico, and keep in touch about your spa and work. I’d love to return again to Hawaii soon.

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