Salon Meraki

Stylish and serene, an oasis of tranquility. Excellent service, highly professional team with unlimited passion for hair.

Bert Visser (1991) discovered his passion for hairstyling as a 15-year-old, at his first job at elite hair salon HUGO in Het Gooi, home of the rich and the famous in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. After successfully finishing the Dutch Hairdressing academy, he started working at internationally renowned salon Toni and Guy. International training courses perfected his skills and developed his talent. In 2012 he won the prestigious Coiffure award for Newcomer of the year with an impressive cutting edge series showcasing his expertise and artistic skills. That same year (2012) Bert opened his own high end salon MERAKI at the luxurious 5* Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, right in the Museum district. MERAKI is his home base, where his vision on hair and fashion is perfectly translated to his clients. Local and international celebrities frequent Bert ever since, both at MERAKI as in the comfort of their private home. His services are without borders – (international) house calls available upon request.

In 2014 Bert won his second Coiffure Award in the AvantGarde category.
The jury rapport stated: “Rebellious collection demonstrating out of the box thinking”, “Pure poetry with an innovative approach”. This is also the year he debuted in the international fashion industry, assisting the famous Luigi Murenu and his team for Givenchy and Rick Owens shows. For several fashion editorials he also worked with international top models. Federation haute couture brand ILJA contracted Bert Visser to be Chief Hairstylist for several seasons. In the meanwhile, projects with the talented photographer, artist and movie maker Anton Corbijn kept Bert inspired, challenged and on point. In 2016 Guido Palau welcomed Bert to his team. During Paris Fashion Week and Milan he assisted at Céline, Dior, Valentino and more prestigious fashion houses. Palau’s signature style and passion for hair are a great source of inspiration for Bert.

In contrast with his creative, artistic work at the shows, Bert Visser’s signature style at the salon is pure and wearable, hair to emphasize your best features in a natural way: cut and color to complement your overall look and style, perfecting it into detail. No complicated color or crazy, complex cut, but enhancing and completing your personality, that is what Bert and his team strive for.

Hotel guests

consGuests of the Conservatorium Hotel can contact the hotel Host directly to schedule an appointment. Salon Meraki offers in-room hairstyling services (after opening hours) upon request. Please contact the hotel Host at +31 20 570 0060 or

There’s also the possibility to have a private appointment in the salon outside opening hours or, when requested timely, during daytime, any time, 24/7 with no other customers present. Bert will personally attend to your hair wishes and will give you his undivided attention.


One’s personal style is leading, not today’s ‘must have’ haircut or color. Our team is educated to look at the individual, your personality and the possibilities of your hair. Every session starts with a personal consult, a dialog to discover your desires. By getting to know you and your style, we bring out the best cut and color to enhance your beauty and your life. With manageable, wearable and naturally flowing hair


These are the products of the hair-obsessed. Oribe, the eponymous product line from one of the most influential hairdressers of all time, defines luxury in hair care. Combining over 30 years of styling heritage at the top of the editorial and salon worlds with old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation from the most sought-after beauty artisans, the Oribe line delivers the highest possible levels of performance and sophistication. Oribe delivers truly original formulations: gels that condition, oils that hold, sprays that don’t flake or clump, skincare-grade shampoos that prep hair for styling while protecting it from the environment, all lightly scented with specially commissioned French perfumes. Beautiful in function and form alike, this line is for taste-driven individuals who know that personal style – perfectly expressed through excellence – is the ultimate luxury.



Christophe Robin
Christophe Robin was one of the first hairstylists to specialize in color. Very early in his career he turned this path which led him to become colorist to supermodels (Claudia Schiffer, Elle Mc Pherson, nowadays Doutzen Kroes, and many more) and later all kinds of celebrities, Catherine Deneuve being most iconic. Since he worked mainly with colored hair, he developed his own product range, based on the properties of rare or ancestral natural resources (prickly pear oil, lavender, chamomile and lemon) to offer deep nourishing treatments for hair and also maintain vibrant color. Some of his products, for both men and women, can be used for skin as well as for the hair. The moisturizing hair oil with lavender and cleansing mask with lemon are real cult icons. They are essential for maintaining healthy hair and just as important as moisturizer is for the skin. These were the first detergent-free formulas for gentle and effective cleansing. Kind to hair, these products offer instant pleasure as well as long-lasting

Cut & Color

Not only your personal style and hair condition, the proportion of your face and the shape of your head are also taken into consideration to create harmony between all aspects. A perfect cut is the best canvas for a perfect color, matching your skintone, eye color and even your wardrobe. The total package guarantees a look that will radiate the ultimate version of yourself.


Following the individuality-principle, Salon Meraki offers customized services:

  • Starting at € 75,- for a basic cut by a team member.
  • Coloring by a team member from € 120,-.
  • Haircut by Bert starts at € 95,-.
  • Exclusive color by Bert commences at € 150,- including treatment and blow dry.

Indulge yourself with a supplementary Oribe and/or Christophe Robin hair spa treat, to be enjoyed in our dedicated Zen room.
Keratin treatment and Olaplex are also available.

All treatments including blow dry/styling.

You are most welcome to stop by at the salon any time for a personal hair analysis, free of charge.

Skins Cosmetics

schermafbeelding-2016-11-07-om-22-22-29Salon Meraki is located below the Dutch niche beauty concept store Skins Cosmetics. Skins Cosmetics offers a unique collection of world renowned niche beauty brands, varying from Diptyque to Le Labo fragrances, Hermès and Aesop.

Personal service, the carefully curated collection, independent advice and extensive knowledge of the team characterize the success of the concept, which led to a total of 12 stores both in The Netherlands as abroad. More info: