Monday, May 25, 2015

Nobu Hair & more

Summer is just around the corner or maybe in some countries, like mine, we can already feel the heat from the sun.. So I thought this is a perfect time to get a hair make over.. After several times getting my hair done at local salon, this time I decided to try a Japanese salon called NOBU hair & more..

First time entering the salon, I can instantly feel the coziness.. I can see that they have many Japanese customers enjoying their treatments, not only to cut their hair but also manicure pedicure (will talk about this later)..

After confirming my appointment, the staff told me to take a seat, then I started to talk with my stylist, Hiro-san, about what I want to do with my hair.. I showed him the reference picture and he explained all the details to achieve the look, including how to style it later.. We discussed it about 15-20 minutes because Hiro-san can only speak Japanese, so the translator had to speak in 2 different languages.. Hiro-san asked me to wash my hair first before he cut it..

My reference

While I was heading to the washing area, I walked pass this wall where they put their Japanese magazines collection.. Amazing! <3

The comfortable washing chair with clean area.. Love it! Oh for girls, if you come here wearing short or skirt, just sit back and relax because they have a blanket to cover your legs.. ;)

After having my hair washed, I went back to my chair and Hiro-san started to work his magic.. He cut my hair little by little, treating it like a precious gold.. He was very detailed and it was a completely different experience than what I had at any local salon.. It took him around 30-45 minutes to cut my super long hair to short hair.. As for styling, Hiro-san taught me how to style it using curling iron.. Here's the final result!

Compared to the reference I gave him, it was 95% similar! Oh I was so happy with the result, it's quite a long time since I had a short hair and I never thought that I can achieve this look.. You can see more of my new hair on my instagram @mmargarethink.. One thing I learnt, if you want to have a Japanese hairstyle, you'd better go to an authentic Japanese salon instead of a local salon.. Yes they are pricier than the locals but I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.. :D

By the way, they're having a gel nail promotion and also 10% discount for all treatments, minimum transaction IDR 300.000.. I suggest that you make an appointment before you go there just to make sure the stylists are available..

Citywalk Sudirman 2nd Floor                                          Dharmawangsa Square
Phone: 021-91271870 or 021-97227377                                   Phone: 021-91214528 or 021-91214504
close on weekends                                                     close on Mondays

Price list:
Hair cut IDR 350.000 - 500.000 (include wash and blow)
Creambath IDR 100.000 (local staff, include dry)
Head spa IDR 150.000 (local staff, include dry)
Wash and Blow dry IDR 250.000 (Japanese stylist)
Hair color start from IDR 600.000 (not include blow dry)
Permanent wave start from IDR 700.000 (not include blow dry)
Hair straightening start from IDR 1.500.000 (not include blow dry)
Gel nail art IDR 270.000
Gel nail 1 color IDR 200.000
Remove gel nail IDR 50.000

Thank you to all the friendly staffs and of course Hiro-san, I'm very satisfied and will definitely come back again.. ;*

Love & Dream,