|Hair by Kenichi Momoi|
To be fair, I've always had really satisfying experiences getting my hair cut in Japan, whether it was in Shikoku or Osaka. Finding a great hair salon is a challenge in a new city, but thankfully Tokyo has the best in the country.
I first read about Watanabe Hair Dressing through my friend Julie's excellent blog, and since I trust her impeccable taste, I gave it a try. I have visited the salon twice already, and I am more than pleased with the results- in fact, it's the very best haircut and treatment I have ever had, and I only have excellent reviews for the place. They cater to the foreigner crowd: most of the stylists speak English and some have worked abroad, thus are used to non-Japanese hair (which has a very different texture and thickness).
My haircut at Watanabe was a full experience involving a back and head massage, hot towels and lavender essential oils, cutting, styling, and conditioning. My hair stylist is Kenichi Momoi, and I highly recommend booking an appointment with him: he is so professional and pleasant to work with, made me feel extremely comfortable and knows exactly what is best for different types of hair (I tried to talk him into giving me a fringe, but he warned me against it, as it wouldn't work with my thick, wavy texture).
All the staff at the salon is highly qualified and professional: two of my friends raved about Chie Funakura, another stylist there. In fact I have only heard amazing, positive feedback from a handful of friends who have visited the salon before. It's by far the best haircut I've had in ages, and I am loving that place so much! If you live in Tokyo or even just visiting, you should book an appointment there. It's located near Harajuku station, click here for the information.
I seriously applaud any stylist who can somehow manage to turn my lion's mane into a sleek cut.
|Haircut = Photobooth session.|
Thank you, Momoi!