In my previous post, I talked about how sunglasses proved to be nifty when you don’t have time to apply cosmetics. Somewhere in the same post, I also mentioned how important it is for a person to look pleasant or well put-together for people to notice how well they dress.
You ever wonder why so many girls get so many hypes in Lookbook? If you look through the high ranking ones, you’ll all notice that in addition to dressing well, most of them have amazingly healthy hair. They’re shiny and voluminous, in all colors and hairstyles! Funny enough, it was only through Lookbook that I’ve realized how important it was to have awesome hair—in addition to getting more hypes, I also got comments and messages with people commenting on how I had “lovely” hair.
Which is quite funny, to be honest, as I’ve never really liked my own hair. Firstly, I’ll chalk it all to my awesome hair curler, who has helped countless times in making my hair seem like it is “effortlessly romantic.” My hair is weird—it is neither straight nor curly, not even wavy! It’s just somewhere in between all those and exceedingly frizzy (to top it all off). Plus, I abuse it quite a lot. Within the past year or so, I’ve already dyed my hair blonde (which turned strawberry blonde overnight), to black (that faded into auburn after a week), and then to dark brown. I also artificially curl or straighten it every other day.
So when Awesome.ph contacted me to try out Akira Salon’s Yuko Yamashita hair treatment, I immediately said “yes.” I think my hair was doing all the talking! Besides, when they mentioned Yuko Yamashita, Japanese hair-straightening expert of Sunsilk fame, I was reeled in with the deal. I was also pretty intrigued; I’ve always had my hair styled in Korean salons. A Japanese salon would be an interesting change of scene, yes?
Upon arrival at his salon, the fixtures drew me in—it was very simple yet modern. Everyone was warm and I had a stack of Japanese magazines to browse through. Also, let’s not forget, a personalized water bottle.
Atmospherics aside, Akira’s staff (trained by the master hairstylist himself) handled my hair. From shampooing to putting on the treatment, everything was done so professionally without seeming so impersonal. They would talk to me, ask if I was comfortable from time to time, and you know how when you’re having your hair shampooed, the back of your neck would start to hurt? It was the first time I’ve never ever felt that sort of discomfort. Akira oversaw everything.
The process was actually pretty quick! They capped the treatment by ironing my hair straight to “seal” the moisture in. At first touch, my hair was extremely soft but I withheld judgment simply because one’s hair would always seem amazing after stepping out of the salon. Thankfully, after a few days, my hair didn’t lose its luster. Sure, let’s face it, my hair, on its own, will never look like it did from when I stepped out of Akira but it’s softer, shinier, and healthier by 60% (give or take).
So here’s how I can share to you my discovery—check out Awesome.ph right now to know how it functions. Next, drop by Awesome.ph within the next week and wait for the Akira coupon to be available. Avail of the discounted coupon to get the treatment originally valued at 2,000 PHP. Sure, I know Makati is such a far off place to have you hair done but it’s worth all the effort.
Because if there’s anyone who knows much about the Japanese aesthetic—on beauty and hair—it would be London-trained Akira, proprietor of Akira salon.
P.S.: For my upcoming Japanese Beauty and Fashion article, I’ve also included Mr. Akira’s thoughts on the matter. So if you do decide to avail on the treatment and meet Akira, don’t forget to say “Hi!”—the man is so charming and polite, it also helps that he exudes the charisma of a rockstar.