Who doesn’t like free stuff eh? I am a fan, no shame at admitting that! So when I found that out that I can cut my hair for free in proper salons in Tokyo- I was like “Book me in, NOW”. I need a major hairdo considering that I’ve been ignoring my look for a year now. A man needs his touch up too you know! 😉
So, it’s easy to use the website- just head to CUTTALOCA website and register. You can register with your facebook to make it easy and hassle free. The website is in Japanese though and if you can’t read Japanese, you can always use Google Translate option or ask your Japanese peeps for help. Then all you need to do is browse the hair artist, pick the treatment you need – you can do haircut, dye,perm and the list goes one. They usually have a few time slots after their salon hours. Once you are approved, you can go to any LAWSON conbini or pay with your credit card. I forget to tell you that they have a macthing fee of 500 yen but 500 yen is nothing compared to what you get! 😀
So I was lucky that I was approved by Abe, my hair artist from Apish Aoyama Salon. My appointment was at 9pm and I arrived just in time for my session. He is so friendly despite we did not understand each other at all! When I walked in, I found out that to get a haircut at this salon, it would cost me 3000 Yen to 500o yen ( RM 100 to RM 170 / USD 30 to USD 50)! Man. I was lucky.
He started of with shampooing my hair with the products. Oh, it was nice being pampered for a while.
And with his minimal English and help from other stylist, he asked what I wanted for my hair. I just said make me look good because I had a date the next day. I wanted to impress my date! LOL
This kid is great. He was so careful about what he cuts and all the style. He kept saying “I make you look cool” and I continuously said yes! The haircut turned out awesome. I look good. Well, I think I did. Haha
Just to show you guys how proper and fancy Apish Aoyama Salon is and what you might sorta get if you get a haircut through CUTTALOCA website:
I was thankful that I found out about CUTTALOCA through a friend here in Tokyo, Japan. It was a good experience and now I look like a cute Japanese. Sounds good eh?
So if you ever find yourself in Tokyo or Japan and in need of haircut- try CUTTALOCA and save on those YENs to shop and eat! This is a great deal for backpackers, budget travelers like us. They need to practice and we need a haircut- sounds like a good deal to me! 😀
Till then, travel safe!