hair artistry

Salon KESS is Colombo’s premier hair crafting experience, founded by Style Director Vasantha De Silva in 1992.  The Salon offers high-end cutting, colouring and styling experiences for discerning clientele, tailored for the individual. The hand-picked team of experienced colourists and stylists at KESS are famed for their technical expertise and care-first approach to styling.  

The space, nestled in Colombo Seven, is an eclectic mix of metal wood and glass, with oversized ceiling-mounted mirrors and kitschy sculptures adorning nooks- a relaxing, playful atmosphere found nowhere else in the city.

Book your appointment now with one of the salons experienced senior stylists or with the style director himself.

“ Vasantha brings his soul to his work. His passion is almost contagious and evident in the work of Kess & the team. Uncompromising on standards and always tuned into what’s going on globally, Vasantha is a true International Star. I want to congratulate Vasantha on this new venture and glad that many young people in this country will now have the opportunity to learn from him.”
Linda Speldewinde
“ Vasantha de Silva is undoubtedly the leading hairdresser in Sri Lanka. His years of experience and skills are clearly seen in every one of his haircuts. His charm combined with his talents makes him very special. His excellent young team adds to the quality of work at KESS.”
Sunethra Bandaranaike
“What crazy times we have had together over the last 35 years. The fashion shows, the shoots, events, private travel getaways, spiritual conversations and so much more. There are many things my good friend Vasantha knows about me and what he knows most of course is my hair! Thank you for the friendship and for all the creative styling through my fashion career!”
Otara Gunawardhane