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Goldfinger – how it all began…

Known to many locally as Kathy Goldfinger, Kathy was here first and continues to maintain an address book of loyal, long-term customers who always seek her out. With her husband Bayram at her side, she now presides over a salon befitting her reputation of excellence; complete with an upstairs super salon, complemented by elegant downstairs treatment rooms where every customer can feel safe in the knowledge they are in friendly, expert hands.

It wasn’t always like this. Kathy has been attending to the beauty needs of visiting holiday makers for the best part of two decades, having originally arrived here as a tour representative, her heart was captured by a Simmering Stranger (we all know him as Bayram). She decided to stay. Starting very modestly with a small ‘nail station’ on the pavement in Hisaronu before the myriad of bars, clubs and handbag shops sprang up like mushrooms, Kathy offered manicures and holiday nails with her trademark humour. Through sheer hard work and determination, her reputation and business grew into what it is today. From a rented shop in Hisaronu to the elegant salon space she presides over today, she and her dedicated, English-speaking staff provide a variety of treatments and a polished look to everyone who visits the salon.

A growing reputation for quality beauty treatments at the right price brought an added dimension to the services offered at Goldfinger and wedding planners from far and wide work with the salon to add a very special element to their bridal packages. Goldfinger is now The Salon of Choice for bridal parties who come to this beautiful location for their very special celebration and Goldfinger is very proud to be a part of it.

Best Products – Best Staff – Best Experience

We like our people and you will too! Professionally training our staff is what we are about and we use our winter ‘down time’ to pick up the pace. Many of our staff have been with Goldfinger for many years and our continued investment in their development has paid dividends. Your salon visit will be fun and relaxing and just the thing to set you up for a glamorous holiday. We use imported products that you will be familiar with that deliver the best results every time…What’s not to like?

Relaxation & Rejuvenation

It’s the name of our game. Relax in our beautiful downstairs treatment rooms or experience the buzz of the upstairs salon where laughter and bonhomie fill the air. The sun is shining and the mood is mellow. Our talented team will primp and pamper you so that by the time you leave our salon you simply won’t know yourself!

Enjoy the good life

Our Facilities

The upstairs salon is a cool place to hang out. The Reception area can accommodate you if you arrive a little early and it’s just the place for a cup of tea, or something cool and refreshing. Downstairs however, there is a distinctly different vibe, equipped with three very different private treatment rooms where our technicians and therapists can REALLY get you to your Happy Place. The Massage Room both looks and smells like heaven. It is here that you will be transported to a place of relaxation and calm and inner transformation will be achieved. The Treatment Room on the other hand, is obviously, where the magic of outward transformation takes place. Scrupulously clean and hygienic to hospital standards, this is where we perform everything from a Brazilian Wax to Permanent Make-up treatments. 

Meet the team

Our Team of Trained Experts are here to make you beautiful – read about their talents and don’t be afraid to ask for them by name when you make your appointment

Kathy Salman

Founder and Visionary of Goldfinger Salon. She barely needs an introduction. Her legendary wit is complimented by her ability to put anyone at their ease and lead a team that is as talented as she is. Kathy is fully trained in all of the services that the salon provides.

Bayram Salman

The Lovely Bayram came very late to the hairdressing party! He himself says that he did it all backwards, but you will not find anyone who is more passionate or knowledgeable about what he does. Bayram comes from the mountain village of Çamili about 70 kilometres from Fethiye and those of you who have been visiting the area for more years than you care to count will remember Bayram as a handsome young waiter at The Oasis, the Festival or The Levissi in Kaya village. If you are resident in the area, you may even have had Bayram install a wood burner in your home! The success of the Goldfinger in Hisaronü led to the opening of a second salon in Ovacık and Bayram stepped into a role that would change everything. His sunny disposition charmed customers from the start as his was the smiling face that greeted them upon arrival. He made the tea and managed the salon and within a very short time Bayram caught the Beauty Bug from which he has never recovered – thank goodness! The journey from waiter to one of the most sought-after Wedding Hair Stylists in the area is unique and governed by circumstances together with Bayram’s own desire to be the best that he can be. He started with colouring and trained with L’Oreal in Izmir and Antalya. Curiosity about the colouring process and how it interacted with sun and sea and swimming pools led him to the special science of conditioning treatments and more training followed. As Goldfinger attracted more and more brides to the salon, Bayram’s creativity expanded still further so he went on an intensive one to one training course in Bridal hairstyles with one of the best in the business but he still couldn’t cut! There was nothing for it but to enrol in the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Manchester and to this day he still believes that the cut is everything. Bayram loves his craft and he is good at it. You will not find yourself in safer hands whatever your hair care requirements.

Murat Tümen

Originally destined to be a car mechanic, we are ever grateful that Murat discovered early in his life that hairdressing is his calling. He grew up in the southern city of Gaziantep but his heart took him to London where he trained at the Rush Academy while learning his craft in their Kingston Upon Thames salon. Many a Turk has left their homeland in search of pastures new but are drawn back to the mountains and ancient culture that lies deep within their soul and so it was with Murat – having met his future wife who was on holiday in Olü Deniz where he was working in a seaside salon, he decided to settle here and bring his high-level hairdressing experience to Goldfinger. We are so glad he did! Murat has been part of the talented team at Goldfinger for 9 years now and has a regular and loyal customer base in the winter and in summer. He brings the talent and flair that he has acquired over the past 22 years and prides himself on his professional approach to every customer he attends.

Damla Çoban

Damla is very proud of her new family name having got married in early 2022. She has been working at the salon for 10 years now and wears the Goldfinger colours with pride. In her early days she came straight from school in her uniform to make tea and sweep the floors. Trained in-house to Kathy’s very exacting standards, she started to do manicures and pedicures. Damla decided that beauty was her future, she trained further to master nail extensions, LVL Lashes and is now extending her skills to master Russian Lashes as well. In our ‘get to know you’ interview she confided that she thinks Kathy is a Very Good Boss…

Nermin Salman

As her name indicates, Nermin is very much part of the family as she is married to Bayram’s brother, Ramazan. She started her working life as a dental assistant but the task failed to impress. She found purpose at the salon quite by accident 10 years ago, popping in with lunchtime sustenance for grateful, busy staff and while she was there she made herself useful in the salon by keeping things tidy and making tea. Thankfully, she too caught the beauty bug and trained in-house to do manicures and pedicures. Further training followed and Nermin learned to do a mean facial but what she really excels at is a fabulous, relaxing massage. Trained by the best Thai Massage masters in Turkey - her technique is both skilful and soulful. Her treatment comes from the heart and after the trials and tribulations of recent times, Nermin’s Magic Hands are just what you need to relax and rejuvenate.

Merve Yanık

Merve has been married to her lovely husband Yunus for 5 years now and lives in Fethiye. As is the way with many of the therapists and technicians at Goldfinger, Merve started making tea and sweeping floors 13 years ago but is now one of the most accomplished members of staff, able to deliver a wide variety of Goldfinger treatments. Starting from summer 2022, Merve will be bringing her trademark care and attention to the application of eyelash enhancements to our beautiful brides. She trained in Istanbul to do nail extensions and eyelash extensions but her absolute tour de force is delivering exquisite nail finishes including Rock Star and Cats Eyes (a rather classy finish for holiday nails). Take a look at our Gallery photos to get some inspiration but if it’s top of the range Holiday Hands that you want, Merve is your girl!

Figen Sarı

Figen is married to husband Gürol and has a 7 year old son. We know she doesn’t look old enough but Figen has been working at Goldfinger for over 15 years now thanks to her exasperated Dad! Her early years in the beauty world started at a salon in Fethiye. She was rubbish! Mainly because training was inadequate and her pedicures were dreadful. Being totally fed up with her lack of motivation, her Dad persuaded Bayram, who then persuaded Kathy to take her on – and the rest is history! Following a trial period at the salon, Kathy recognised her true potential and set the ball rolling to make her the best she could be. She has been trained in Istanbul and Ankara and has been working with brides for the past 10 years. There is nothing she can’t do and she does it well. You will be very lucky indeed if you get Figen as your therapist! Figen is multi-talented and as well as specialising in Bridal Make Up, Microblading and Phi Brows she offers a very discreet, professional waxing experience so whether you want it all off, half off, or a landing strip that would put Dalaman Airport to shame, book an appointment with Figen. Oh, and apparently, she is a Wiz on the till… Her Dad is sooooo proud!

Nursel Kaşlı

Nursel has worked at Goldfinger for 16 years and has two ‘children’ in their mid-twenties! Regular GoldFinger customers can barely remember a time when Nursel wasn’t attending to their beauty needs. Unlike her colleagues she started life as a hairdresser in Fethiye but as Hisaronu started to gather momentum as the place to be seen, she approached Kathy for a job. Her hairdressing days are pretty much behind her but she performs magic with manicures and pedicures and is more than able to help out with other treatments when the salon is busy in high summer. Nursel’s steady hand makes her a shoe-in as the technician of choice if you choose Russian Eyelashes as your holiday treat - She’s The Best!

Seda Ünlükaya

Seda is another long-standing salon team member. Happily married to her husband Sadettin who also works with his family in the tourism sector, she now has two children and is returning from a period of maternity leave. Welcome back Seda! Kathy and Bayram have known her since she was a little girl and watched her blossom into a lovely young woman. Just like many of the trained staff at Goldfinger, she came from school and worked her way through the many disciplines of the beauty business which makes her an experienced and flexible team member. Talking of teams – she has mentioned on more than one occasion that she is back because she missed her colleagues and the camaraderie of the workplace. Goldfinger is a great place to work!