Whenever you travel to Fukuoka, you want to look your best. Having your hair done at a professional salon is a good way to make those around you take a second glance, but finding the hair salon that is right for you while you’re in a foreign country is a challenge. Language barriers and hostility towards foreigners are examples of obstacles one faces when they go to Japan. This makes the search much harder, and much more frustrating. Luckily, there are hair salons in Fukuoka that cater to tourists, and here are a few that are worth checking out.
Fukuoka is the capital city of the prefecture with the same name, on the island Kyushu. This area isn’t near Tokyo itself, which poses problems for foreigners often, since many natives do look down on foreigners when they’re there. Luckily, some are more accepting, and to find out which ones are, read below to learn about some of the top hair salons foreigners can visit in order to have an amazing experience.
1.Bijoux Hair Make
Bijoux Hair Make accepts all customers regardless of origin. If you’re a new client, they’ll even provide a first time discount. If you’re a frequent customer, you’ll receive points and discounts because of how many times you’ve come in. When it’s your birthday, they offer a discount as well.
The name Bijoux comes from the French word meaning “jewelry.” The hair salon believes that your hair is like a jewel, and you must polish it to let it shine. In a way, it is the ultimate accessory. People shape it, make it shine, and many are attracted to a person based on hair alone, similar to a fine jewel. Bijoux is a three minute walk from the Nishitetsu Ijiri station, making it accessible to any traveler.
Name: Bijoux Hair Make
Address: 3F The Shops, 1-12-56 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour: 11:00 am~8:00 pm
Phone number: (+81) 92-732-7558
Official website: http://www.bijoux-hairmake.jp/
2.Vicolo HAIR GARDEN
Vicolo Hair Garden offers a variety of services for those who frequent this area. From cleaning, coloring, spa treatments, to a basic hair cut,you’ll find it all. What makes Vicolo Hair Garden unique is that it contains a playroom for children. If you’re traveling with a child, you can pay a fee to put them there. This allows the kids to play and have fun while the adults enjoy the atmosphere of a quality hair salon.
Name: Vicolo HAIR GARDEN
Address: 2F Tenjin Place East, 1-2-30, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone number: (+81) 92-791-5263
Official website: http://vicolo.info/
3.Heaka Aveda Tenjin VIVRO
Heaka Aveda also offers many different services for those who seek hair care and maintence. They are stylists who aren’t there to serve the masses, but instead look at each customer individually. Every customer has a unique lifestyle and a hairstyle that best suits them. They have this one scalp treatment called “Sensory Journey,” where they give you a smell that is best suited for the mood of what’s going on right now. Sometimes, the smell is calming, other time’s it’s exciting and stimulates the senses. It’s a unique treatment, and it feels amazing as well. It creates a unique experience each time one visits.
Name: Heaka Aveda Tenjin VIVRO
Address: 5F VIVRO, 2-10-3 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone number: (+81) 92 720 5220
Official website: http://www.aveda-heaka.com/fukuoka/
4.Vida Creative Hair Salon
Vida has been in the business for over a decade, and they believe the best way to have results is to have fun finding the style that best fits their clients. They look for the style that best suits the structure of your face, and they boast about their friendly, attractive staff. It’s a business that has the client in mind, going so far as to look at the future of the client.
On their site, they talk about the lifestyle of the client, and how they want the client to have a hairstyle that is easy to manage. That’s the best way to describe their business. It’s easy for anyone to visit and handle. They want you to have a good time while you’re getting your hair done. If you have any problems, they’ll solve them in a quick fashion and improve upon any mistakes they made.
Vida has style, but they have substance too. If this salon sounds like it could work for you, then odds are it can. Give it a try, and it’ll surprise you with great results.
Name: Vida Creative Hair Salon
Address: 2F SEKI bilding, 1-6 Kamikawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone number: (+81) 92-262-6810
Official website: http://vida1021.com/
If there was a word to describe Hair & Make Crece, it is confidence. On the website, they have various testimonials from customers who have been satisfied with their work, and the comments seem genuine and from the heart.
Their philosophy is responsibility. Since there is one stylist who has to serve the client, the stylist must act in a responsible manner and act accountable for anything that happens along the way. The business wants to deliver results and designs that will make the clients’ looks shine. Their hair care products are designed for the individual, minimizing damage while maximizing growth. When they’re used on your hair, you’ll immediately recognize the difference, and it allows for proper upkeep and care.
They even have counseling available for those who are unsure about what hair style they want, or want to know more about dyeing their hair. Their service is so good, they believe that it’s the only salon the customer will ever need.
Name: hair&make CRECE
Address: 1-1-46, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour: Weekday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm/Saturday &Public Holiday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone number: (+81) 92-725-0707
Official website: http://crece-fukuoka.com/
These are just a few good hair salons available in the area. If you’re a traveler, check out some great salons that will treat you like you live in the area.
Here are some tips to make the experience fun:
- Reserve! Some salons may allow walk-in appointments, but you’re going to want to reserve to make the process as fast as possible and to guarantee you a spot. Remember, these fill up fast!
- Remember that tipping is frowned upon in Japan. If you live in America, you expect to tip your hair stylist for a good performance, but in Japan, it’s looked down upon.
- Be patient whenever you get treated and don’t move. Don’t move around and play with your phone. If the stylist talks to you while they work on you, great, but try to relax
- If you enjoy the products they use, buy some at their store. Support the business even more and show them some love.
- Know what you want before you go in.
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