Hair Style

Posted August 7th, 2009 in Perth WA, Ume's Interests 16 Comments »

One of the thing I think about while living in Perth is “where can I get hair-cut?”

In Perth there are only a few Japanese-owned hair salons, so there’s not much choice for me.  I’m sure there are lots more Japanese-owned salons in Eastern states, but not in Perth at the moment 🙁

I know there are hair salons owned by Chinese or some Asians, but I only want to have hair-cut by Japanese hair stylists now.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that they are not good.  It’s just easier for me to explain the details : how I want may hair to be cut etc.  And, I had some bad experiences with non-Japanese hair stylists in the past. :p  It’s easier to get hair cut, colored and permed by Japanese because they know how Japanese girls want to look like… kind of “same point of view” “common sense” that only same nationality people understand 🙂

Now, because I live in Perth I actually don’t really care about my hair style 😛  I just have hair cut only once a half year…. wow :p  So, every time I go back to Japan I realize “oh my gosh how can I be in Japan by looking like this (>0<)”.  When I see Japanese girls on tv or internet I realize how cute and tidy they maintain themselves.  Ummm…  I panic, and think that maybe I should go to hair salon before I go back to Japan, but then I realize it’s much cheaper to go to hair salon in Japan than here.  So, going to a hair salon is the first thing to do in Japan every time I fly to Japan.

16 Comments on “Hair Style”

  1. 1 Bishonencam said at 6:26 pm on August 7th, 2009:

    Yo U-chan!

    Can I call you that? Or should I stick to “Ume-Oyabun”?

    I love Japanese girls hair! It’s so thick and beautiful. Especially that you’ve introduced me to Bijin-Tokei, the girls on there have hair so amazing it makes my stomach hurt >_<

    I know how you feel about not getting your hair right. I’ve got thick hair with a triple crown. The barber could never get it right, so now I just cut my own hair and have been for about 7 years now ^_^

    I found some places on a message board, but I don’t know how good they are but here goes (I didn’t write or find these places by the way)…

    “St James Hair Studio
    Unit 2/218 James Street
    Northbridge WA 6003
    p: 9228 3339

    you got to book a time and make sure you get a guy name Kazu to do it as he apparently is the good stylist there and he goes back to Japan annually to update his skills and style.

    i also went to eternity hair design, its behind the area with the pagoda entrance where billy restaurant is at.

    its cheaper for a guy haircut there, not sure about girls. But if you go there, make sure you ask for Yuko, as she is the better one there.”

    Good luck! I hope you can look great before you go back to Japan!!!

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to try to make your Grilled Miso-Mayo Salmon now 😀

  2. 2 YL said at 1:58 am on August 8th, 2009:

    Hi! I always read your blog and find your posts very interesting. I agree that finding a japanese hairstylist here in perth is very very difficult, and that other hairstylist here just can’t cut the japanese style. I’m not jap though, but i get my hair cut by a Japanese person back in my homecountry. But yeah, there’s a jap lady in subiaco who owns a hair salon name ‘brilliant hair tokyo style’, and all the shampoo and treatment are from japan. I’ve been there once and all her customers are japanese. 🙂

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 5:41 pm on August 8th, 2009:


    Yah you can call me “U-chan” even though “Ume-Oyabun” sounds really like me hehe 🙂

    I’ve actually heard about this guy Kazu in St James Hair Studio, I think I saw the ad on JA News (Japanese newspaper in Perth)
    I didn’t know that he goes back to Japan to keep up his skill annually though. He must have trendy skill then 🙂
    I think I’ll try this place next time I need hair cut.

    I actually made a booking recently for hair cut and color with a Japanese girl called Yuko 🙂 Apparently she works at home, but I’m starting to think that maybe it’s a same person who you are talking about? Maybe she works at “eternityhairdesign” and also at home… don’t know :p
    Well, there must be more than one “Yuko” in Perth though.

    Anyway wish me luck with this “Yuko” who is cutting my hair in one week 😉

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 5:48 pm on August 8th, 2009:

    Hi YL,

    Thanks for reading my blog!

    “brilliant hair tokyo style”… I’ve actually never heard the name, is it a new salon??

    So far I’ve been to “Hair Michiyo” in Bayswater and “Hair Plus” in West Perth. The owners are Japanese ladies and they use Japanese shampoo, machine etc too 🙂
    Their skill is ok, but I hope there are more Japanese owned salons in Perth so that I can compare mnore, and hopefully the price goes down for the competition hehe 🙂

    You said you get hair cut by a Japanese in your country. I think that Japanese people who have hair cut skills can get jobs anywhere in the world! 🙂
    Maybe I should start learning the skill… hehe

  5. 5 XT said at 6:34 pm on February 7th, 2010:

    hi ume,
    jus wondering how the haircut with the ‘yuko’ turned out. was she the same one from eternity? also, which jap hairdrsser or salon do u recommend now? im jus looking for a place for my gf and the main criteria is that the person has to be japanese. she was really into yuko from eternity but that yuko is not in perth anymore.
    and out of the two, hair michiyo and hair plus, which is better?
    thanks for your time

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 3:37 pm on February 8th, 2010:

    Hi XT 🙂

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think this Yuko is not from Hair Eternity. I can recommend you this Yuko because she is Japanese and used to work in salons in Tokyo. Besides, she is friendly 🙂

    Hair Michiyo is no longer do home-business, but she opened up a shop in Subiaco.
    Umm…. to me, Michiyo san and Hair Plus are both same. They’re Japanese, and have years of experience.

    Hope it helps.

  7. 7 HimeKawaii said at 7:38 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    I went to Brilliant Hair Tokyo Style and think that it was pretty good. The lady there is not the friendliest of people but she is really skilled with her scissors and did a really good job for me! They even put treatment in my hair for free and the assistant is really chatty and friendly. The outside looks a little dated but u can be pleasantly surprised on the inside. It is new and nice and everything is from Japan Shiseido products etc. It is a little pricey but her years of experience make up for this i think! I’m going back this week ^^ Hope this helps!

  8. 8 umepontarou said at 9:15 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    Hi HimeKawaii,

    Thanks for your feedback 🙂 Brilliant Hair Tokyo is the one Michiyo owns! She used to work in Tokyo “studio V” for years and then moved to Perth, did home-operated hair salon for years, and then, opened this salon in Subiaco. Having her own salon has been her dream, she says. ( I read a column about her on JA news – Japanese news paper in Perth)

    That sounds good, I will try there next time 🙂

  9. 9 yudhia said at 11:39 pm on June 15th, 2011:

    Hello Ume,

    I sort of bump into your blog when searching for Japanese hairstylist in Perth. I was looking into a website called and thinking of having a japanese haircut. In terms of price, how do you compare Yuko, Brilliant Hair Tokyo and the rest? If you dont mind, can you please share Yuko’s number via email?.. Thanks so much 🙂

  10. 10 umepontarou said at 5:56 am on June 16th, 2011:

    Hi Yudhia,

    In terms of price, I guess Brilliant Hair is the most expensive one.. Second is St James. Yuko and Nao are around same pricing, but Nao might be bit cheaper.
    I will email you Yuko’s phone number 🙂

  11. 11 Juandy said at 10:05 pm on July 12th, 2011:

    Hi, could u be so kind to email me Yuko’s number as well, thanks!

  12. 12 umepontarou said at 9:29 am on July 13th, 2011:

    Sure Juandy, no worries 🙂

  13. 13 Tanya said at 10:25 pm on July 16th, 2011:

    i’m a highschooler and in serious need of a haircut! i’m quite interested in yuko but do you think she would have experience in cutting modern teenagers hairstyles ? oh, could you also please email me her number, thank you so much!

  14. 14 umepontarou said at 10:05 am on July 17th, 2011:

    Hi Tanya,

    Sure I will do 😀

  15. 15 Cindy said at 5:00 pm on July 20th, 2011:

    Hi Umepontarou,

    You sound like the best person to ask for a good jap hair stylist in perth! I have been looking for a good japanese hair stylist for a long time and Yuko from Eternity used to be my hairdresser but she has left Eternity. I started growing my hair and now I want to cut it short again. Yuko did such a great job and I really miss her. I am very tempted to try out your Yuko, can I have her number please? And I will let everyone know about my experience. Thanks! Cindy:)

  16. 16 umepontarou said at 10:46 am on July 21st, 2011:

    Hi Cindy 🙂

    Sure! You know, since so many people ask me Yuko’s phone numbers, I might as well write it down here:

    0450 32 4916 (YUKO) 😀

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