Who We Are

Experience old fashioned salon service and client care

Come to Spoiled Hairdressers and meet our hands-on owner and operator, Max Van der Hoek. A true master of his craft and loved by Bali’s expat society he is a true expert in cuts, colour and special event styling, and has crated a team of experts who share his passion for making people feel good.

Max hails from a small town in central Holland. He began his career at the age of 16, initially trained by a family friend before attending hairdressing school. Within three years he was working with one of the best hairdressers in The Netherlands, but his dream was to start his own business, so he set up a salon in a beautiful old gothic church – an empty disused building that nobody knew what to do with. The business became very successful and Max stayed there for 25 years, after which he was ready for a change. He moved to the sunny little island of Bali where he very quickly discovered that the local hairdressers, although skilled, were not used to working with the more sensitive, fine Caucasian hair types, especially with all the damage caused by swimming pools, salt water and the sun.

In June 2006, recognising this niche in the market, Max opened a chic hair and beauty salon in the then remote area of Umalas.  He named it ‘Spoiled’. Word spread very quickly and the business soon built up a large and loyal clientele of mainly expat customers. Now that Umalas is well known as a beautiful village style area nestled between Seminyak and Canggu, the salon is a perfectly located place to be styled and nurtured.  Clients love to drop by just to say hello and catch up on the news, and new clients are always welcome. Max is always available to speak to at the salon from Tuesday - Saturday.

Max has been recognised as a blonde hair specialist and Asian hair expert. Any hair issues can be managed and with careful planning a great outcome always ensured.  

Chief Makeup Stylist at Spoiled, Rado, is well known for his amazing work for the who's who of Bali and beyond when they need some extra special makeup for a special event. Weddings, parties and pick-me-ups, Rado is a true artist with eye makeup and will bring out the look you have in your mind, giving you confidence to walk into any room and feel like a Goddess.

At Spoiled, the team consists of well qualified, skilled staff, who have worked in places such as Jakarta and Australia. Each of the eight members of staff at the salon has been hand-picked and recruited for their talent, creativity, politeness and dedication to the clients. Most of the team have been employed with Spoiled Hairdressers since the opening of the salon in 2006 which is a credit to both the amazing business environment and the talent of the team members.