December 16, 2010

Nu hair.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 10:23 am

If you go to Tokyo, please treat yourself to a Japanese hairstylist visit! I went to one in Omotesando after I had admired all the Japanese women with their glossy, soft, well-groomed hair for three days. How do they do it? Most of them have their hair dyed and straightened = a lot of chemistry. So how do they still manage to have so beautiful hair? “Japanese hair stylists are the best in the world”, I was told. So I went for a four-hour hair straightening session. In Dubai I wasn’t brave enough for the real thing. I only tried the Brazilian Blow-Out thing, which doesn’t leave your hair totally straight and lasts for only three months. But if the Japanese hair artists are as good as their reputation – I thought – then let’s go for the full chemical treatment.

Happiness started with the shampooing: I didn’t sit and had to lean backward. The chair on which I sat was brought into a position that I simply lay on my back so the stylist could wash my hair easily (very comfortable for me). Then the usual procedure started. I really have to say: four hours just flew by. Seriously. You get massages, you watch other people and hair stylists, you read magazines (i loved the Japanese ones – Fudge is one of my favourites. OK, I can only look at the pictures, but that’s fine. See for yourself, you can find Fudge in good book stores even outside of Japan).

The result was pure bliss – and it still is: straight, light, silky hair. I was a little worried that the water in Dubai would ruin the whole thing, but til now it’s fine (knock on wood).

I’m sorry for the following blurry picture. But this is one of the very few of me that exists from that Japan trip after I had my hair done. Seriously. I hate being photographed. This one has been taken in Shibuya. Michiko (on the right) and I pose next to the sculpture of Hachiko, the famous dog, who was loyal to his owner even many years after his owner’s death.



  1. i’ve heard about japanese hair salons being the BEST. your hair looks fantastic- you’re very photogenic! even though i have the personal style blog, would you believe i don’t really like to be photographed either? it’s true. i thought the blog would cure that but…not really. 🙂
    i’m interested in the story of hachiko…will look into that.

    Comment by Style Odyssey — December 16, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

  2. This alone is reason enough for a trip to Tokyo! What I do not understand is: Don’t Japanese women have naturally very straight hair? Why do they straighten it again? From what I can see it looks fantastic – hoping for an unblurry shot 🙂

    Comment by Sabine — December 19, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

  3. The decor is soo pretty..I did treat myself to a hair cut while in China, didn’t have the opportunity to indulge in a Japan visit tough..They gave me a really nice head massage, mmm..memories..the coloring was a bit adventures but a fun and memorable visit. Take care and have a lovely Christmas and New Year! xoxo Alice

    Comment by Hot Cake Fashion, gift ideas for Fashionistas — December 20, 2010 @ 5:07 am

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