(HAIR PERM POST UPDATED)
I’m already in Seoul after a grueling red-eye flight on which I met a similarly exhausted and browbeaten young Seoul shipping manager, who expressed to me that he could not for the life of him figure out why Super Junior is so popular. ^^
Straight after touch down, I scarfed down some street-side odeng, ddokbokki and kimbap, and then headed to Juno Hair to get my mane tamed and in tip top shape.
I only trust Korean salons to perm my hair – they always do such an awesome job in helping me obtain really natural perms with soft, wavy curls – no Justin Timberlake instant noodle curls for me, thank you very much ^^
UPDATE (July 2013) I have gone to Juno Hair again, another branch in Myeong Dong, and found the most amazing stylist ever! Read about it here
This time, I went to the Juno Hair salon just down the road from my hotel at Myeong Dong (Nine Tree, it’s right smack in the middle, really super location). I’d heard great things about this chain of salons – they are quite expensive, but they apparently always deliver.
The service was fantastic. I made an appointment, and when I turned up, they assigned me my stylist (this is pretty standard in Korea) Woo-Ri 우리 and her assistant Eun Ah 은아. They sat down with me and showed me an IPAD full of different styles and perms which we went through slowly depending on the suitability of the hairstyle to my face.
I decided on Lee Min Jung style – C-curl at the end, Volume Perm on Top, soft, natural waves + Shiseido treatment. They also offer Keratin and Mucota treatments but they are quite expensive.
In 2 hours, I went from this :
To this: (okay I know still very shagged looking but still)
Like I said, service was just awesome. Woo Ri and Eun Ah went out of their way to make me comfortable, asked me questions about my job and praised my terrible Korean. We had impromptu I teach you English you teach me Korean conversations which were a lot of fun ^^ Juno Hair salons also have their own “Juno Cafe” which is a bar providing a full range of hot and cold drinks (I had the Ice Choco and it was delicious!) as well as snacks – from pretzels and Belgian Caramel Cookies to a full meal of sandwiches or Kimbap if you prefer.
Also, talk about eye candy. I saw at least four impossibly handsome and well dressed stylists. I kid you not, they were Siwon (Super Junior) standard. And I know this because I have as of now seen Siwon from less than 2 feet away.
Here’s the address! Highly recommended and I’m so enamoured of my hair I keep swishing it around and marvelling at how soft it is (I’m shameless, I know!)
If you guys have any questions, just ask.fm me !
Juno Hair, Myeong Dong – Next to Adidas Building, Level 3
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전화 : 02-757-0605 팩스 : 02-777-2670