It’s just the start of a new year and I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could give myself a makeover? Well, I am in the midst of ‘revamping myself’ from head to toe. I’ve been paying alot of attention on my skin and body but have been neglecting the condition of my tresses. Yes, a hair makeover is exactly what I really need right now and it’s timely that I’ve been offered this great opportunity to try out the hair services offered at Naoki Yoshihara (By Ash), a Japanese salon located right in Liang Court, the so-called ‘Japanese Mall’ with several Japanese eateries and a huge Japanese super mart found right at the basement.
ASH is a Japanese Hair Salon brand which has over 100 shops in Japan itself and they decided establish a hair salon right here in Singapore. Although I’ve never been to Japan before, I would think that this salon looks no different from other hair salons in Japan. It’s simple, clean and spacious. And I would totally foresee that a couple of hours later, I would be walking out of this Japanese salon with the ultimate Kawaii (cute) hairstyle ever.
I was greeted warmly by Masami Kuramochi, Creative director of Naoki Yoshihara By Ash. He introduced himself as Masa and though he is more fluent in Japanese than in English, I was still able to communicate the kind of hairstyle I would like to have with him. I actually half-wished that I actually could speak some Japanese so that I could flaunt off my language skills.
The whole colouring process took place really quickly with two stylists managing my hair. It took them like 10 minutes to apply and 15 minutes for the colour to sit in.
Tadaah! Look at how glossy my hair is? This shot is taken after the moisture treatment,cut and wash. Masa went on to further do some touching up on my hair after it has been blown dry.
Overall, it’s a lovely and fuss-free experience at Naoki Yoshihara (by Ash). I spent about 2 hours worth of time to get my hair done at Naoki Yoshihara. Well,well,well, in terms of efficiency, I’m pretty impressed.
Here’s an interesting video interview with the hairstylists at Naoki Yoshihara (by Ash) !