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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:


View 준오헤어 in a larger map

And if you search for 준오헤어 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 [닉쑤] 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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    Sharing another awful experience. Salon De Michele in Itaewon. Michele, the owner used to work out of Green Turtle and now has his own place up the hill claiming that he specializes in western hair.

    I walked out with the worst dye job since Junior High. I am blonde and went in for highlights and a cut. 85,000 all up. However, I came out looking like a cheerleader circa 1996.

    Michele was so hungover when he did my hair, rushed through it, watched TV while he did my hideous chunky, yellow foils and although I said no layers he cut them in the back and goes “oh sorry I already cut them in”. He is rude and inexperienced (he developed one side of my hair longer than the other so my left side is bright yellow and my right is a dull yellow, and straightened my hair when it was wet until it sizzled).

    I now have to spend $$$$ to get it fixed in my home country. An expensive and unpleasant experience. Blondes – please stay away.

  2. Hi,
    I just wanted to warn anyone reading this about going to a salon in Myeongdong called Marshall Salon I just got my roots done there and they have completely ruined my hair and my scalp. I have had my hair blonde for two years and never have I experienced anything close to this. I now have burns on my head from the amount of bleach that they used and all over my hair, which didn’t need to be done but I thought I would let them do their job because they’re supposed to be professionals, my hair was then unnecessarily an ugly yellow blonde. I complained so then they dyed my hair to a grey green colour, which is supposed to fade when I wash it to a nice blonde, like a girl that worked there. All up they charged me 290,000 won, when they first quoted me 170,000 won. I also had to put a deposit down when I made the appointment of 50,000 won.

    After going home, my boyfriend looked at my head and scalp and realised that I had spots of red and pus. We decided to go back and complain. The hairdresser there did not see it as her fault and said it was natural because I had dandruff, after ridiculing me and laughing at me while I cried. We eventually got half of our money back but it wasn’t worth the trauma. I am now looking for a doctor for treatment.

    I hope this helps others that may have been thinking about that salon.

  3. Aidah M.Y.

    Hi there.. I will be in Seoul in the early of March for a 10days Holiday with a girlfriend of mine.. We r thinking of getting a haircut
    or getting our hair styled over in Seoul and came across ur site recommending Juno Hair..
    So we are wondering if the salon wld need us to make a reservation in advance with the stylist like an appointment or do they
    accept walk-in customer? Cause we can’t decide which day of the trip will we could slot this “Haircut Adventure in Seoul”
    program in our itinerary.. hehehehe.. Hope you could advise us on this.. Thanks ^_^

  4. how close is this place to the osan air base?

  5. Maisie Torres

    Could you talk about getting a job as foreign hairstylist in Korea. Thank you!

  6. Maisie Torres

    I’m a hairstylist and i’ve consider moving to korea so could you talk about getting a job as forgein hairstylist.

  7. Cartoonist62

    I went today to a location near Ewha. Great service, and even received a student discount, so ended up being 20,000W :D Thanks for the tip you guys!

  8. I got my hair done there. almost 300,000 won and my hair ended up like crap. I cried so much when I went home. My permed hair wasn’t permed. It became straight as I got home. I felt out of placed, as i was seated in the waiting area, no one helped or offer me any drinks. they offer customers that came after me drinks instead. All they did was just stare at me. I just wanted to leave. I wanted to give them a chance when they did the service on my hair. really disappointing :(
    I do not recommend Juno Hair Salon in Gangnam. Worst customer service ever and way too expensive.

  9. Moving to Seoul in the next few weeks. Debating cutting my hair into a long-ish pixie cut, but worried how schools/culture take women with short hair? Anything? Anybody? #nervous #wanttokeepmyjob I know it’s a ridiculous question.. :)

  10. Kristen Perry

    I didn’t have experience about hair cut of Korea. But you saying your problem, so I trust you.

  11. I went to Juno and they charged me 44,000. I dunno if they were just charging me twice to fuck with me, but I was pretty pissed off :(

  12. so how would you be able to get the discount card? becouse without it wont it be like $200?

  13. kpopgirl USA georgia

    hello love you segments by the way umm i was wondering about my hair because i dont know yes if im moving or not but umm i was wondering umm how would my hair because i have black people hair and my hair is like really thick it have tangles and it just get poofy when it get wet or you might say when it rains but anyway im trying to get my hair really straight i dont want it poofy no more i dont wanna be lik a poofy poodle haha XD sorry if i sound so shy hehe so if i go to juno’s i dont wanna be really paranoid or scared about my hair thanks you guys

  14. I’m going to Korea this coming spring for a semester. I usually have to get my haircut at least once during a semester. I’m Brazilian, so my hair is a mix of so many things. I can’t even find anyone in the US who can cut it well. It’s also very curly, and I honestly haven’t seen or met anyone with similar hair type. It’s really frustrating. I’ve always wanted straight hair, but so far everything’s been way too expensive here. I reckon it would be expensive there, too. I just hope that I don’t end up with an awful haircut..again.

  15. thats awesome and really good to know because i will diff do that if i go to korea and need a hair cut. By the way is there any place to go now that you are in souel can you ler us know if there is a Juno in seoul or something simaller

  16. watch your videos i realize how spoiled i was to live on yongson; i really didnt have to worry about hair cuts etc because it was all on the base.

  17. Would you recommend getting highlights at Juno too? Or does anyone know of a good salon to get blonde highlights? Thanks ~~^^

  18. Did anyone ever find a place that’s good with touching up blonde highlights? I’m unfortunately kind of a high maintenance girl compared to my other Western friends in Korea, so I haven’t found any recommendations yet…

  19. good to know for my trip next november

  20. not just Korean, Asian hair is different ^^

  21. Hey!

    I was just wondering that do they do mens hair as well? I could be blind but I don’t think I saw any men getting their hair done in the video… I’m asking because I’m going to Korea in a bit over a month and I’ve been thinking of getting my hair cut there to get some nice korean look to freshen up my dull image.. :D

  22. I usually dye my hair with L’Oreal excellence cream. I did right before I cam to Korea, but it really needs to be done again. Do you have any suggestions on the bottle dye that they sell here?

  23. Does Juno know how to do African American hair?

  24. EmikoNiwa

    What I wanna know is why it is so cheap. Is the cost of living that low or do salons have to be competitive because of the plethora of competition?  I would imagine if the majority of people got their hair done more than once a month then people would really shop around which would drive down the prices. Do Korean people get their hair done very often kinda like my black family does?

  25. Hey Simon and Martina! I love your show. I recently discovered it.

    I noticed alot of people asked about african-american hair in Korea but you guys answered none of those questions. Now I know you wouldnt really know because you yourselves are not of that ethnicity.  What I would like to know is if you perhaps saw an afro-american in the Juno Hair Salon at some point in time or if you have any friends who would know about this hair in Korea.

    I myself speak zero Korean and never got a phone as a student in Korea, so would it be possible that if you do not have the answer to this question, that you could ask the people in Juno, perhaps, Cheri, when you return there again?

    I would really really appreciate it!

    Thank you guys!

    Signed,
    Concern Citizen (lol)

  26. Anonymous

    What haircut/style were you rocking out in this video? I just love it! <3 is there a specific name to it? what did you ask for?

  27. I think you are my savior. Thank you So much Martina! Do they do your coloring too or do you do it yourself?

  28. …….. i have to cut my own hair, I’m chinese so my hair is different then
    “american”, “canadian”ect hair. currently in Fraser Valley outside of vancover. They cut it so it sticks up like bed head…..as well if i wanted to get it done in vancover…well it was like $190, “umm still student don’t have that much” i think haha T^T

    • Hey, I live in Vancouver. My ethnicity is Korean so I guess I have “asian” ish hair, haha (: You may want to try Japanese hair salons, there are also Chinese and Korean Hair salons in Vancouver. I got mine cut today at Chura for $30 which includes shampoo and ..mini massage (sorta). Pretty good deal anyway, give it a shot ^^

  29. Do you kno of any salons that cater to african-american hair??

    • I know this is a really old thread, but my hairstylist Pete Kang works at Lee Ka Ja (이가자) salon in Apgujeong-Rodeo and he is a hair GOD. He used to work in New York and London, and now at this salon they do a lot of YG entertainment’s hair. (Always hot guys up in that salon! ;) ) Anyway, he just knows what will go best with your face and he does amazing work. We were talking yesterday while he was cutting my hair and he said he really missed working with African-American hair. I would definitely check him out!!!

      • P.s. They’re a little pricier, but I think worth it. I got my hair done at Juno’s in Wangsimni, and it was HORRIBLE. They weren’t used to doing foreign hair and it turned out terribly. If you want to do Juno, I suggest going to a place that gets a lot of foreign traffic like Gangnam or Hongdae.

  30. i’m actually Korean by birth but I had lived in NZ my whole life (+ 2 years of college in America)

    I stepped into sharon’s hair salon (a local salon in daegeon) to get my hair cut… I really should have stepped out when they just started on me without asking me what I wanted to get done D': i ended up walking out with a haircut which was very much “like a dog” (as koreans would put it)now i’m searching up the closest juno chain in daejeon.. I really wish i had seen this!! i’ll keep my eyes posted on this site…

    thanks a lot!

    just as a side note, caucasian hair is about 1/4 in diameter of asian hair. 
    so when me and my gf started going out I just couldnt leave her hair alone because it was so fluffy and soft :-]

  31. WHAT?!!! Noway…. $20??? for hair cut or perm?
    I paid about $200 for my hair perm in Seoul

  32. do they do black afroish hair?

  33. Hello Martina,
     
    I was wondering if you could tell me where I could see simular hair style to one you have in the video along with Korean ones?  I am half Korean and due to my round face and tempermental hair (i.e. my hair takes perms oddly) I am tyring to find some thing that works for me but is fun loving and total different. 
     
    I so need a change in my life and hey why not start with the hair and go from there!
     
    Liz 
     

  34. Dear Martina – Did you dye your hair pink before you went to Korea, or after? 

    • its more like after she went to korea. i found an old video of martina’s hair when simon and martina started the eat your kimchi videos. martina’s hair in that old video was just her natural hair

  35. Ooooooh my gosh! I’m a Korean, and I also usually go JUNO HAIR. However, the service is always extreamly expensive! well, is there any discount service for foreigner? ;(

  36. Ooooooh my gosh! I’m a Korean, and I also usually go JUNO HAIR. However, the service is always extreamly expensive! well, is there any discount service for foreigner? ;(

  37. So, Korean hair is different from other Asian hair (like Vietnamese, Chinese hair, etc) as well, right? o.o

  38. 20 bucks? holy crap!! I wish hair salons here in Canada had deals like that

  39. Hey Martina in Juno Hair Salon do they put hair extensions??

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