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4 Foreigner-Friendly Beauty and Spa Salons in Tokyo

Whether you are a tired traveler, or you’re planning to move to Tokyo in the near future, you might need to know where you can find foreigner-friendly beauty salons. Not that there are salons that don’t welcome foreigners – it’s just that most salons in Japan don’t have English speaking staff (just like any other non-English-speaking country.) And when you go in for a new haircut or a change of color, you probably want the staff to be able to communicate with you without using Google Translate. In this article, we present you four English-speaking and foreigner-friendly beauty and spa salons in Tokyo.


1. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel



Mandarin Oriental is probably one of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo. As it is situated near Nihonbashi Station, the rooms on the upper floors offer a splendid panorama of the city. Their Spa salon is located on the 37th floor, and features glass wall so that you can also enjoy the view while getting your full-body massage or whatnot. Their range of procedures includes aromatherapy, Kiatsu, Ayurvedic massages, Thai massages, anti-cellulite treatments, skin rejuvenating, facials, manicure, and more. However, their prices are pretty spicy – expect to pay at least ¥25,000 for a session.


【Basic information】
Name: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo SPA
Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328
Business hour: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Phone number: (+81)3-3270-8800
Official website:https://www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo/nihonbashi/luxury-spa/
English Availability: Yes (staff, menu, and website)


2. Elana Jade

Elana Jade

 Elana Jade 2
If you’re not a closeted millionaire, you’d probably want to look for something cheaper than Mandarin Oriental. Enter Elana Jade beauty salon in Azabu, a place that offers a wide variety of procedures. From waxing, massage, and tanning to eyelash extensions, facials, and manicure, Elana Jade can give you a complete makeover. Their prices are really affordable as well, starting from around ¥6,500 for a 30-minute massage. As a bonus, all the members of the staff speak perfect English, so you won’t feel uncomfortable even if you don’t speak Japanese.


【Basic information】
Name: Elana Jade
Address: NS Azabu Juban Building 4F 3-6-2 Azabu Juban, Minato-Ku Tokyo
Business hour: Monday to Friday – 10:00am to 9:00pm/ Saturday to Sunday -10:00am to 7:00pm
Phone number: (+81) 3-6453-9319
Official website:http://www.elanajade.com
English Availability: Yes (staff, menu, and website)


3. La Yamano


La Yamano is famous for their restorative hair procedures, but they also offer a variety of body and nail treatments. Their philosophy is that the body can only achieve true beauty when all its areas are taken care of – from the hair, skin, and body, to physical and mental wellness. La Yamano offers special courses made to cater to all of these elements. Another special thing about this salon is that they offer bridal courses for really affordable prices, starting at ¥21 600. Speaking of prices, if you decide to go to this salon, expect to drop around ¥16 000 to ¥18 000 per standard procedure.


【Basic information】
Name: La Yamano
Address: Yamano bldg. 3-4-8 Ginza Chuo-ku TOKYO
Business hour: Weekday: 10:00 to 21:00 / Saturday: 10:00 to 20:00 / Sunday,National Holiday: 9:00 to 19:00
Phone number: (+81)3-3561-1200
Official website:http://www.la-yamano.com/en/
English Availability: Yes (staff, menu, and website)


 4. Hayato Hair Salon



Now, if you are not looking for spa or beauty procedures, but will need a place in Tokyo that will take care of your locks, nothing beats the Hayato hair salons. There’s four of them in Tokyo – in Omotesando, Harajuku, Roppongi, and Hakone. Each and every member of the staff speaks perfectly fluent English, as most of them have been trained in cities like New York and Paris. The menu is also available in both English and Japanese, and can even be consulted on their official website. They work with popular modern hair techniques like ombre and balayage, but also offer typical Japanese procedure like straight perms and Keratin straightening. Surprisingly enough, the prices are not sky-high – a cut starts at ¥5000, and a dye job at ¥8000.

【Basic information】
Name: Hayato Omotesando
Address: 3rd fl. 5-9-3 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
Business hour: 10 AM – 8 PM / Tuesdays closed
Phone number: (+81)3-3499-6555
Official website:http://hayato-ny.com/en/beside/omotesando/index.html
English Availability: Yes (staff, menu, and website)


As you can see, we’ve mostly chosen high-end salons for this article, and you might be wondering why. No, we aren’t snobs – it’s just that Western hair, skin, nails, and body types are different from Japanese ones. That’s why most regular salons that cater to the locals won’t know what to do (or rather, what products to use in order not to fry off your hair) when you ask for a balayage. That’s why you’re better off going to a high-end salon that has experience working with foreigners – that and the fact that the staff will most likely speak fluent English.