Hairstyling the Korean Way

korean hairstyleHair is the crowning glory not just for both men and women, even for the young and the old. The mere change of hair color can either bring you an extra layer of sultriness or of innocence. The mere change of cut can either add more years to your face or the contrary. My point is, we all should pay attention to our hair.

In my case, I like to experiment with hairstyles. Reason why, I am partially slanted towards Korean hairstyle since day one. Some people though, have a version to the unique and sometimes outrageous hairstyles of Koreans, but that is only because they booked the wrong stylist or went to the wrong salon.

If you want that the hairstyle that suits in Melbourne, there is only one place I go to, and that is the Nara Hair- Korean Salon in CBD.

It’s always a rewarding experience every time I visit Nara Hair. The salon offers wide range of services including full head foil, blow wave, straightening or perm treatments, hair extensions, and hair coloring. They maintain an online site where you see a display of their professional services, hairstyles, company background, and a booking form.

Apart from the fact that I get the hairstyle that I want, the treatment of the staff is above par. Nara Hair certainly does value great customer service. In fact, when you read reviews, hundreds of other clients have nothing but positive to say about Nara Hair. In general, what is it about Korean salons that cut them above others?

Here are some of my thoughts:

The habit of becoming beautiful is deeply embedded in the Korean culture. And, you all need a little convincing as regards the veracity of this claim.

A friend of mine who has vacationed with a Korean told me that it took them around 1 to 2 hours just to prep themselves up. Koreans follow both beauty and hair rituals so religiously that they get out of their house looking like dolls every time. It’s really in their culture. And so, when it comes to your hair, you know you are better off entrusting yourself to the capable hands of a stylist who cares about beauty more than anyone else. They know best of what’s right for your profile and lifestyle– the right cut, color, length, and technique. It’s passion for them, and so I’m guessing that these hair professionals find satisfaction in grooming the hair of their clients.

Korean hairstylists take time. They’re meticulous.

I have proved how meticulous and thorough Korean stylists are when I was at Nara Hair. Even the manner they blow dried my hair is done professionally and carefully. If at a regular salon, you will achieve your desired long-layered shaggy in 30 minutes, at Korean salons, you will get at least 30 minutes to an hour more. That’s how they deliver perfection to every service they provide their customers. You can really sense that they take the task of trimming your hair seriously. Not to mention, their hair professionals are highly trained with the latest techniques, so you surely know you’re in good hands.

They communicate well with their customers. They accommodate customer preferences, but at the same time, they also give professional advice.

I know that there is a language barrier, but that doesn’t stop Koreans have providing quality services to their customers in Melbourne. Some salons go as far as hiring interpreters to bridge the communication gap just so the customers could effectively express their preferences to the Korean hairstylists. The stylists, in turn, cordially express their professional advice to their customers. Let’s give an example. If you want the 1920’s flapper kind of bob but unfortunately you have a square face, I’m pretty sure your stylist will advise you to have an alternative cut with the similar length and effect but with different technique. Bob cuts won’t look precisely pleasing when you have strong jawlines. You will look even boxier. An alternative short cut will do, perhaps one with distinct graded layers.

Also, the stylists take into consideration your lifestyle. If you’re an executive, they would certainly give you that look oozing with feminine authority and not the stereotypical Korean superstar look. Remember that the end goal here is to make you look even more beautiful, and not awkward.

They use the latest technology.

Yes, that’s right, they use only the latest and the safest innovation in technology, from hair products down to the salon tools and equipment. I was so relieved that they have digital perming which produces more accurate curl results without drying my hair.

I have also heard from a friend that Korean products are more likely to be free from paraben, so they’re relatively safe to use.

They have wide range of services.

Lastly and most importantly, Korean salons such as Nara Hair normally offer you a one-stop care for both hair and beauty. At Nara Hair, they don’t just condition, wax, perm or style your hair, they also provide you with beauty services. Among their available beauty services are the following: eyelash extensions, permanent makeup, facial skin care, and body waxing. For someone like me who have hectic work schedule, it is always a relief to know that you can conveniently do both facials and haircuts in one sitting.

What more, Nara Hair has an online booking service which is quite advantageous to customers. If you’re in dire need of a haircut, then I suggest you visit the salon’s website to see for yourself how they flare in their services. If you’re not sure which cut suits you, then consult with the experts at Nara Hair. They sure know what cut would bring out the best in you.

Lori Hoskens

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