Did Female Haircut by Toko
Recently, I need a haircut badly as my hair is out of shape and it has two different tones my real hair colour and the dyed parts. So, I called to make an appointment only to find that my hairstylist had left the salon that I patronised. Having no ideas where my hairstylist has went to, I decided to try out the Japanese hairstylist that two of my friends go to.
Having decided to try a different hairstylist, I requested the hairstylist, Masashi san, to give me a new look but keep the length. I also wanted a new colour, something darker than my current colour. What he did for me was really different. My previous stylist does not like to do layering on my hair but Masashi san layered my hair generously and gave it a new shape. He even cut a fringe or bang for me! The look I have now is really very different from my previous few hairstyles.
Masashi san is a hairstylist at Midoris. Their service is good and Masashi san is really friendly and skilful. I was the last customer in the salon and Masashi san and another lady were the only ones left (the rest of the hairstylists had already left), but Masashi san did not rush through the cutting. In fact, he paid great attention to how the shape turns out and tried to perfect it. Great professonalism! Another thing that I like is that he is willing to cut short hairstyle for me. Most of the hairstylists that I have before all say that short hairstyles do not suit me. But Masashi san said that its ok for me to have short hairstyles as long as he cuts it according to my face shape. Too bad I wasnt prepared to cut short hairstyle today, or else Ill definitely request him to do so for me.
Hi guys!! Just interested to share my experience at Midoris. I have not visited a hair salon for half a year as I had a bad haircut previously and do not trust just any hairdresser. But my hair was getting too long and untidy, so I decided to go for a better salon (rather than a neighboring one). My friend recommended me to Midoris, though I was quite reluctant at first knowing it will be expensive.
It was a weekday morning, so it was not crowded. I was greeted by a local hairdresser, who then asked what kind of services I am looking for (I just wanted a simple hair cut). I was then informed of the different price range, depending on who is the hairdresser.
Local hairdresser $40 (cut, wash & dry)
Japanese hairdresser $70 (cut, wash & dry)
Midori (the owner herself) $90
I decided to try for a Japanese hairdresser to see the difference in their skills. Toko-san was my hairdresser, and she immediately attended to me and prepare all the equipments. Before the cut, she asked if I have any hair style in particular that I am interested in, and prompt me to take a look at the magazines available. At that moment, I realized that I have a picture of an anime character in my phone whose hair style looks easy enough to manage, and practical at the same time. I shown it to her, and she was very excited as we discuss over how it would suit me. She patiently listens to what I wanted, and also gives her own suggestions.
Then, she began to work her magic on my hair. Within 45 minutes, my new hair style was done, and I was surprised at how efficient she was. During the cut, she would occasionally check with me on the way I want it to be, and would make some adjustments if I am not satisfied. Even though English is not her main language, she tries very hard to converse with me, and engage me with interesting topics. She is very gentle in handling, and I dont remember a single moment when I felt uncomfortable.
After which, she asks another hairdresser to help wash my hair and the both of them blow dries my hair at the same time. Then, she helped to style my hair a little, though I refused to apply any styling wax on my hair. We chatted a while more, and she makes sure I was happy with the overall look. In addition, she also gives me some advice on how to better style my hair daily.
Overall I was very satisfied with her services and skills. Though it was a little expensive, I felt totally safe in her hands and she was able to deliver whatever I requested. I am willing to spend another $70 to have her to do my hair in the future, and maybe another hair services too.
I would highly recommend Midoris for anyone who wants to find a skillful and reliable hairdresser. I also heard that they are good at doing Japanese perm and another Japanese hairstyles..
Just went for a haircut at Midoris today by the lady herself. She is quite patient and will discuss with you to find out the styles u r comfortable with. If u want bold and creative cuts with strong fringe and slopes and whatnot, shes not for you. But she will be good at assessing the most suitable contemporary (but safe) hairstyles for you based on hair type and face shape. Her many years of experience shows. My cut looks the price.
And yes, its SGD 95 now(OMG!!). I think its abit steep. but good stylists all charge this price (65 and up).
I had my long hair trimmed to shoulder length by Mirori today.. Actually the cut is not bad, but still i feel it is very expensive!!!
By the way looking at how the assistants work, i really would only dare to let Midori touch my hair. Ask for the Midori cut definitely.
Update: Just had my hair permed by Toko. Quite nice. Hair cut plus perm $235.
now dunno if I should dye.
I am tired of picking up my hair on the floor and my hair loves to leave behind a strand or two everywhere I go. And of course, hoping for lesser hair loss. Therefore, I decided to cut it short and save my trouble for a long time before it grows long again.
I was searching for a Japanese hairstylist after seeing all the wonderful reviews from others online. Recommendations for Midori appeared a few times and thus I went for it and the location is convenient.
Add: Velocity @ Novena Square #03-43/44, 238 Thomson Road, (S)307683
I requested for Midori who is the boss of the salon, of course, she named the shop after her .. lol ~ She was quite taken back when I told her that I want to cut short and above shoulder length. She asked: are you sure? for a few times, lol ~
She mentioned that I stressed her hahaha, I think she might be worried that I would cry after seeing my long hair snapped I reassured her that I am affirmed to chop the long sections off.
Initially, I wanted a sharp, crop hair. Midori digressed and mentioned that the cut wont suit my face. She then recommended a rounder bob. I spent SGD75 for the haircut, wash and blow. It was certainly well spent.
Heres my hair progression:
From long hair with straight fringe to bob hair ~
I would be lying if I say I prefer my short hair than long hair.
Actually I do prefer my short hair, but only if I can create the exact same style as the hairstylist Obviously, I cant and failed badly
How I wish to have a personal hairstylist at home .
I absolutely agree that Midori is fantastic! I used to get my hair cut from her and only her .. My hair is like half frizzy half straight kind and it sticks to my scalp awful yucks.. but she is able to cut a very nice layered ruffled style that suits my broad face..
Also I had my hair permed by her and it turned out really well. Had a very bad experience previously where I was given maggie mee curls when I wanted big curls at another locally managed big name salon ( better dun mention name later kenna banned tsk tsk) so was abit aprehensive initially but dear MIDORI san did such a great job that I could finally have big japanese style curls!!!.
I went to hv a haircut by Midori in September after reading so many positive comments on her. However, I was disappointed with the hairstyle she cut for me even though I showed her the picture. $75 for a haircut is really very expensive, and the hairstyle is not trendy and doesnt last for 3 mths. If u prefer a conservative hairstyle, you can go to Midori..
I had my first slope bob haircut by Japanese stylist Toko from Midori in early August, but did not take a picture until now. My hair is still in shape after almost 3 months of haircut by her (see picture attached, picture taken on today 21st October 2010). I do not need much maintenance. Haircut by Toko cost around $65 which is considered pretty high end but is quite lasting because until now, I only need to go for regular fringe cut.
The salon is quite small. Tokos skill is definitely there but because of the crowd, the service there is only so-so.
However, thumbs up for Toko! See Pic Here Picture of my hair after 3 months of haircut by Toko.
After reading all the good reviews here, I went to Midori for a haircut in early July. I have to agree that although her charge is high, it is worth every cent.
I have really thick shoulder length hair that starts looking like a lions mane about 4 weeks after each cut. So, a trim is necessary every 5 to 6 weeks.. Its been 12 weeks since my last cut, and my hair is still in quite good shape (no lion). .