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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Luxor Hair Salon Review

Hey guys! In this post I wanted to share with you a magical experience I had at a local hair salon a few weeks ago last month. I never really know where to go to get my hair done since most salons I've looked into have mixed reviews/high price points. I usually go to whoever does my mom's hair but I don't really like her choice of hairdressers lol so I'm glad I took the plunge on this one! I thought I would write up a review so that anyone in the local area could enjoy this place too~ (also: this is not a sponsored post).
I don't know if anyone has noticed but I have horrible roots! I have a terrible habit of only coloring my hair every 6+ months and it's just awful. 1) my hair looks nasty and 2) it's really expensive to fix roots that long! While I was in Kerrisdale for my dentist appointment I stumbled upon a small Japanese salon called Luxor Hair Salon. It looked really pretty and clean on the inside. I looked it up and it had some pretty rave reviews, so I decided to head on in and ask for a price estimate.
Inside! (picture taken from their facebook page)
They were very kind and welcoming when I walked in. They estimated that it would cost around $80-90 to get my roots done because of how long they were and how thick my hair was. I thought that was alright as it would have costed me around the same amount at my mom's hairdresser but here, they would do what I asked without giving me a lecture on my hair styling choices.  
They walked me to the closet and hung up my coat. Then they opened up a little locker for me to place my bag (kind of like at the swimming pool so you get to keep the key for it~). After that they sat me down, gave me some hot green tea and my stylist for the day, Rie, came to give me a consultation.
My lovely stylist Rie! (photo taken from
the Luxor website)
She was very friendly and super sweet. She explained the entire process she wanted to do on my hair and actually asked me if I had any allergies or abnormal reactions to hair coloring (which is a first for me even though I was taught this in hair school D:)

After everything was settled she gave me a stack of magazines to read and began the coloring process. It was a little awkward at first but then I broke the ice with her and had a really nice chat about Japan. She said she really liked it here and prefers it over Japan, but she does miss home and would like to visit!
I think the best part of my entire visit was the rinse off. Rie gave me an incredible massage and I even got a hot towel treatment as well! It was all so relaxing, I almost fell asleep at the sink haha~
My freshly colored roots! (you can see Domo and my
StarCraft II poster in the corner >w<;;)
She wanted to style my hair as well but it started raining outside so I told her I was fine with her just drying it. When we were finished, she walked me over to get my things and then I paid my bill. She waited for me at the door with her business card and thanked me for visiting. She held the door open for me and that was the end of my magical salon experience!
I'm really excited to go back there again! Maybe next time I'll get a perm from her since that is her specialty~ If you are in the area, I highly recommend you give this place a try! Thanks for reading, I'll catch you all later.
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