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By rach on Friday, September 6, 2002 - 11:43 am:
Can anyone recommend a good english speaking hair cutting saloon, who speak in English and are resoanbly priced (around 1500-2000)?
Anywhere in Tokyo is ok
By Gaijinmom on Saturday, December 7, 2002 - 10:03 am:
Can anyone suggest a hair salon (besides QB-House) for girls in Shibuya? Have used QB house for boys and am quite happy with the results but heard they're not so great with girls' haircuts. Also, do hair salons in Tokyo generally offer cheaper rates for children?
By Natasha on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 9:10 am:
If money is not an issue, http://www.sinden.com constantly gets mentioned as very good with westerner's hair.
SIN DEN 3-42-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-001 tel. 03-3405-4409
Basic differences (of course there are exceptions on both sides):
Each strand is round. Japanese perm solution is weaker. Japanese hair the cuticle is open giving it more volume and also allowing a perm to set in less time with weaker solution.
The strands are oval (with individual exceptions) and usually thinner, so they slip in the scissors. (This means that the person cutting has to adjust their technique). For a lot of foreign women, it takes longer to get a perm with Japanese solution than for a Japanese woman. Stay away from the thinning scissors used here in Japan, especially on top, they are for coarse hair.
By Jane Hirons on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 12:18 pm:
Does anyone know of a reasonable place to get your child's hair cut? Thank you!
Note: June 2005 Goodbye Japan!
By Natasha on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 12:43 pm:
Almost every small local barber/hairdresser does a kid special for about Y1500. Maybe get away from the fancy neighborhoods and into the more twisty neighborhoods? I've got a place just a block away. Got to speak at least some Japanese though. I ask: "kodomo no kami ikura desuka?" (How much to cut child's hair?) It is not perfect and minus all honorifics and keigo but it seems to work.
By Gaijinmom on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 8:51 pm:
You need to also find out how old your child needs to be in order to be charged a child's rate. I was told my 9 year old child had to pay the adult fee because their price for children were meant for really tiny kids!
By Nathalie on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 2:03 pm:
I took my 2 year old son to a great place for kids, not very cheap though. It's called Zusso, and I think there are several in the Tokyo area.
The one I went to was in Shinjuku Takashimaya (Times Square). My son loved sitting in a race car and watching his personal video while getting a hair cut. At the end, he even got a drink and a small present.
By Robin Lancien on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 6:35 pm:
Hair Cook Pit at Iidabashi (south side of the river and west end of JR station) has cuts for Y1500 and at Kojimachi station (Yurakucho subway line) there's a place for Y1000 (take the exit for "Bancho").
By Mikami Hair on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:07 pm:
We'd like to introduce ourselves to all of the Mothers living in Tokyo as we know how hard it is to find a reliable, reasonably priced hair stylist that you love!
Mikami Hair is Australian owned and operated. We can offer you the choice of visiting us in Ebisu or at no extra charge Kelly can visit your home to take care of all your hair requirements. For anyone interested in taking advantage of our March/April special..FREE CUT AND TREATMENT with any color please don't hesitate to call Kelly on 080 65475020 or myself on 080 51925190.
Rachel Steele from http://www.mikamihair.com
--- Mikami Hair is a JapanWithKids supporter ---
By Lisa Cash on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:33 am:
Most people don't know this, but at the U.S. Military hotel (in Azabu Juban), the New Sanno, there is a salon where the ladies are trained extensively in doing Westerners' hair. And it's REALLY cheap compared to prices at Japanese salons. You DO NOT have to be U.S. military to go to the salon, though they will not allow you to go in any other part of the hotel but the salon. Anyway, check it out if you're in need. They do everything!
By Cornelia on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 2:20 pm:
At Sugamo station (JR Yamanote and Mita subway) there is a place for men/boys only that does cuts for Y900. Walk on koban side of street away from the Yamanote loop (outside), maybe 4 minutes.
By Caroline on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:05 pm:
Desperately searching for NON-AEROSOL hairspray in Japan. Used to be able to find my brand Finesse at Boots during the short time that the store lasted in Japan. All I have ever been able to find here is 'KE-PU' which I really hate... I haven't returned home in a while so I have not been able to stock up and now my supply is runnign dangerously low. HELP!
By Caroline on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:06 pm:
Desperately searching for NON-AEROSOL hairspray in Japan. Used to be able to find my brand Finesse at Boots during the short time that the store lasted in Japan. All I have ever been able to find here is 'KE-PU' which I really hate... I haven't returned home in a while so I have not been able to stock up and now my supply is running dangerously low. HELP!