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Hayato opening party in Roppongi

Yesterday, me and Laura went to Hayato’s opening party in Roppongi. Hayato is a hair salon specializing in foreign hair and I have been going there for more than 5 years. This month, they closed their Aoyama shop and moved to a new place in Roppongi which is bigger and more beautiful. I am happy they are doing well but I hope they won’t start charging more just because they got fancy and all… ^-^ The interior is amazing though – a grungy, vintage boudoir type of setting, reminded me of second life. This style was hugely popular when I was playing the game..

Hayato first opened in New York 20 years ago, then in Tokyo 4 years later and recently in London as well. I have heard their hair straightening service is very popular abroad. All the stylists are Japanese but they speak English and use foreign colors and hair products. It is very essential if you are a blonde girl living in Asia. I never looked for another salon after discovering them.

The catering and music band were great too. A New York jazz singer Miwa Watanabe came to perform just for the occasion.

This is my stylist Taichi. He knows how to color and cut fine hair like mine. I am meeting him next week for a fresh highlight. ^-^

Oh and the new salon has beautiful new chairs that are so soft and comfortable. They have a private room with a shower as well. Could be great for moms with kids although they will probably use it for facials and massages.

Not to sound like someone who is paid to say it but they do have 30% off discount now for all the first-timers so if you are living in Tokyo and looking for a professional who knows how to handle foreign hair (without cutting the hell out of it like they do in Japanese salons), give it a try or just pop in for a consultation. It’s free. ^-^

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sergey #

    You are wearing such a cute dress

    January 28, 2012
    • Thank you! Its my favorite Tucker dress. ^-^

      January 28, 2012
  2. As a blond Masage therapist, it sounds like a must for any well heeled traveller in Tokyo! I hope you’ll consider getting a massage if they do add these kids of services as they really are worth it!

    January 29, 2012
  3. Wow that is awesome! If we ever end up in Japan again I hope I can find someone that can handle my curls!

    January 29, 2012
  4. I’ll have to remember this place when I finally get to Japan. By the way, your blog is doing a great job of convincing me more and more that I should be living in Tokyo! ^-^

    January 30, 2012
    • Hey Ashley! Are you planning to come to Japan soon? That’s great! Let me know if you need any help!

      January 30, 2012
      • So far it’s just a dream, but hopefully I can make it a reality someday! Thanks though, I’ll definitely ask you for help when the time comes!

        January 31, 2012
  5. golfball #

    oh… yeah! they have a branch in between Covent Garden and Holborn. I never been there, because there is a lot Japanese salons around London, and they are very good. 😉

    February 6, 2012
    • Oh yeah! That’s the one! It’s really hard to find a good salon in Tokyo for a foreigner. The cutting techniques are very different and coloring too. I am happy I found Hayato! ^-^

      February 7, 2012

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