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Have you ever tried to go to a Japanese hair salon? You should, because…
1. The magic paper
The shampoo time is such a relaxing moment but it is also when you will be the closest to your hairdresser. You could meet his or her eyes and sometimes it can lead to a really awkward situation. Not to mention that if you have some makeup on, you don’t want to have water on your face. So Japanese people have found a solution for this : cover the face with a paper (a tissue paper or a soft piece of cloth). It will keep your intimacy and your makeup will not be ruined.
2. Comfortable chairs
Usually, during the shampoo you have to lean your head back over the sink while you are in the sitting position. Your neck hurts because you are in a very uncomfortable position.
Sometimes it can be dangerous and cause damage to the neck.
Japanese hair salons take that problem very seriously. That’s why they have those super comfy chairs that can be pulled out so you can lie on your back like if you were in a bed.
In this video below, you can see an example of those chairs that are also used in spa salon
It’s so comfortable that you might think you’re in an actual bed, and forget you’re at the hair salon.
3. The Japanese straight perm
You’ve always dreamed of having beautiful straight hair that is typical of Asian beauty? Well, even Japanese girls dream about straight hair.
In fact, not every Japanese is blessed with perfectly straight hair. So they do, what everyone does : they go to the hair salon to get a straight perm.
To get a Japanese straight perm it will cost you about 100 to 200 dollars but it will certainly cost you more as it’s recommended to get a hair treatment at the same time. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to get the perm done. The lasting effect is different depending on your hair, but it should last 2 to 3 months.
4. Kitsuke, Kimono or yukata dressing service
You have a special event where you have to wear a yukata or a kimono? You have one but you don’t know how to put it?
You can pay for a Kitsuke service. Beside doing your hair, the staff at the hair salon will help you put on your yukata or kimono. Sometimes you can also have your makeup done as well.
This service is of course not only for adults but also for kids.
Cute Japanese hair salons
Cute hair salon for kids in Jiyugaoka.