Japanese Straight Perm

Kamisuki (Combing the hair), A colour woodbloc...

Kamisuki (Combing the hair), A colour woodblock print, Japan, Taishō era, 1920 Goyō (1880-1921) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is a Japanese Straight Perm?

Its a Japanese technique that uses thermal reconditioning to straighten your hair. Depending how long or how thick your hair is, this process could take up to 6 hours.  The results are silky, shiny, straight hair.  The results could last up to 6 months.  I have had this done to my hair several times.  I have gone to a few different asian salons and even to the pricey non-asian salon (totally not worth the money).  The best I have to say are the Japanese Hair Salons.  Not only are the results different (hands down), but if you’ve never been to a Japanese Hair Salon, you are missing out!

The major difference between a Japanese Hair Salon is the unique service you get.  From the moment you walk into a Japanese salon you will hear the traditional “irrashimasei”.  I love that!  Next difference is the Japanese hair shampooing technique which is a scalp massage and scrub.  Later you also get a neck and shoulder massage, hot green tea and sometimes japanese cookies.

My favorite salon is Axis Hair Salon located in Honolulu across Ala Moana Shopping Center Sears side.  Naoko Nakamura is the salon owner from Tokyo, she speaks english very well.  So don’t let that fool you when you call the salon, because they will answer the phone in Japanese.  Walking into Axis Hair  Salon is truly like stepping in a salon in Japan.  Axis Salon is sophisticated with a modern contemporary look that makes you feel so relaxed.  Naomi has current Japanese magazines with todays hair styles for men and women.  One of her popular services on her menu is called “head spa”, I truly recommend this!!!!  Axis Hair Salon currently does not have their own website, the website I referred to is http://www.aloha-street.com/beauty/dp/7626 .  Her popularity is all through word of mouth (thats how I found out about her 3 years ago).  She does take walk-in’s, but I truly recommend that you call for an appointment.  She is usually booked days in advanced, I have seen her turn people down.

Axis Hair Salon
1430 Kona St. #205
Honolulu, HI

Lots of free parking!!


3 responses to “Japanese Straight Perm

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  3. Shawntae Calarruda

    hmmm imma have to check her out. I was planning on doing the Japanese straightening after I gave birth 🙂 and yes your hair is always looking fabulous 🙂


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