February 25, 2011
Getting your hair cut in Korea is a scary thing. Seriously scary. Luckily, we found a salon that we fell in love with. We’ve had lots of bad experiences at hair salons here, where they’ve styled our hair terribly, didn’t understand what we wanted, and left us really disappointed, and – from what we’ve been reading – it seems that other people are upset with getting their hair cut in Korea as well. Today that should change. Juno Hair Salon is where you need to go to get your hair styled in Korea. No joke. They know what they’re doing.
If you’ve never received a hair cut in Korea, maybe you don’t know why we’re so excited about this place. See, problem is, Korean hair is different than non-Korean hair. It’s thicker, and is handled at salons differently than our non-Korean hair. We’re not knocking it or saying it’s bad or anything! It’s beautiful, and Korean Hair Styles are really cool sometimes. Problem is, as a result of Koran hair being thicker, the same practices for cutting hair doesn’t really apply to us non-Koreans. For us, since our hair is thinner, we don’t need our hair to be thinned out at the salon so much as a Korean person would. There have been times in which our hair was overly thinned out and looked terrible. Also, since there aren’t as many foreigners in Korea as there are Koreans (obviously), a lot of salons don’t have a lot of experience with cutting non-Korean hair, which results in some bad, bad haircuts for us non-Koreans.
Anyhow, long story short, we’ve gotten our hair butchered a few times, so we were really happy when we finally found a place that knows how to handle our hair. We first found Juno Hair Salon in Hongdae, and we were really impressed with what they did for us. Afterwards, we found another Juno Hair Salon in Bucheon, right beside the Home Plus we go to, and they were just as awesome. We’ve been recommending them ever since to our friends, who were also impressed, so we’re trying to spread the word about them as much as we can.
What’s also really cool about them is that they have a small coffee shop inside, which serves FREE DRINKS. We go in to get our hair cut and styled, and we get a free latte with cookies and nuts. That’s not all. Prices in Korea for hair salons are really, really cheap. Really cheap. After your free latte, you also get a free scalp massage, which can be utterly painful, like Korean Foot Massages often are, but sometimes the scalp massages can be really relaxing. Altogether, hair cut and style, plus free latte, plus free scalp massage, comes out to roughly 22,000 won. No tax, no tip. SERIOUSLY! That’s awesome, totally awesome. Think about it this way: if you were going to get a latte at a coffee shop for 5,000 won, pay an extra 17,000 and you’ll get a rocking haircut along with it. BAM!
Also, a while ago you might remember Martina’s Korean Magic Perm, which she also got at Juno Hair Salon. It set her back 300,000 won, which might seem steep here, but when we spoke with one of our hair stylist friends back in Canada, they told us that the same procedure would cost more than double in Canada, if not triple. Man, the cost of living here can be so wonderfully cheap sometimes.
And so, after going to them for a couple of years, and getting our new red hair styles from them, we decided it’s time to make a video to share them with the rest of you. So go! Here’s the map for the location in Bucheon:
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And if you search for ì¤€ì˜¤í—¤ì–´ in Google Maps you’ll be able to find the locations of the many other branches as well. Check it out! For those of you interested in going to the Bucheon location, the number is 032-323-9605. Ask for Cheri. She’s great :D
Thanks again to JB and Annie from [ë‹‰ì‘¤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for the subs into Korean. Yeah! One last thing: if you haven’t seen it by now, check out our article in the Dong A. We were totally lucky to be in it, because the Dong A’s one of the biggest news publication in Korea. Score! We can’t read Korean very well, so we can’t tell you entirely what it’s about, but checking it out in Google Translate is a hoot. Supposedly we’re mad at an artist, or something like that.
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