Hi Hi sisters ...... Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We attended an 'O sooji' event this weekend. Now before you start picturing what exciting cultural grandeur I have embarked this time, it simply means 'big cleaning', sorry. Nevertheless, it's a traditional customs in Japanese society and maybe I'll write about it some day. Now, where were we? Oh yes, the sunshine boy and his hairy legs (that our princess loves)!
Well, but I really have a different hair issue to worry about today. You probably know already how ‘committed’ I am when it comes to our prince’s hairstyle, eh? When he grew his hair long, I became goldilocks; when he decided to color it light, I went blondie; he opted for the glam, ponytail look, I turned into a pony too! Hehe, don't believe it, remember this What's with the hair? article I posted before?
One challenge of relocating to a new city is you will lose the great network of personal services that you have established and been enjoying like your doctor, esthetician and hairstylist etc. Even though I would not count 'Mr. Trendsetter' hairstylist as my top 10 favorite guys in the world (well, I’ll reconsider if he stops performing his latest experiment on yours truly’s hair), but I have to admit that this guy has got the best haircutting technique. He understands the nature of his clients’ hair and considers how you can manage it at home. So silky and shiny, oh so healthy :)
So one of my concern when I came to Tokyo is 'where am I going to find another Mr. Trendsetter here'? Well, Lady Luck was on my side, and I meant Lady! I got attracted by this very elegant and cozy salon, so I decided to give it a try. They booked me with the (lady) director who is the only stylist speaking English. Like most Japanese establishment, they have impeccable service, very personal and genuine. I walked away with a very happy head and face :) and considered myself a loyal customer there.
Then a month ago, I became ‘itchy’ for other Japanese salon experience, cause I can’t compare unless I try other ones, right? So I went to this big and famous salon chain and tried out the latest Yonsama’s Osaka look. I was quite overwhelmed with the number of staffs and customers there, at least 100 of them busily hurrying back and forth, minding their own business. I was like one of the headcounts lost in a sea of scissors, hair colors, shampoos, magazines and blow dryers. Suffice to say, when these professionals did not pour their hearts into their work, the result of my haircut and coloring was less than desirable. (Well, you can tell when my hubby and son never noticed my hair change after I went to the salon, BUT this time both of them said, “mama, you look different!” Now that’s a VERY VERY bad sign! Sob sob, even the sweet mymy said, “onni, your hair is different!”)
Now, being spoiled with pampering in the very attentive Japanese style of service, I have learned my lesson and know it’s best to trust your instincts. This afternoon I am going back to my ‘Miss Tokyo Trendsetter’. I don’t expect miracles that she will turn me from a dustmop-holding ajumma to glass-slippers Cinderella, just decent enough so I won’t feel too embarrassed in front of my dear Yong Joon (Ok, via Satellite, so he won’t see me :) and Bae sisters this Sunday. You ask, what's so special about this Sunday? Remember the Yokohama event “Christmas with Family – Although We’re Far Apart”, it's the first time Yong Joon will appear LIVE via Satellite to his Japanese family! Can't wait!
Now, which style should I shoot for? His latest curly look?
or this glamorous loose tie-up look?
Hehe, I like this one the best for everyday look!
I pray as long as it's not the 'wig' look (even though his face is still so beautiful)! Now if you don't hear from me in the next few days, you know I am hiding under a pillow sobbing huh.