10 Beauty Salons in Japan Muslimahs Will Love to Go To

You can let your hair down in here girls!

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The Japanese have always been known for their beauty rituals and product. For the Muslim woman who wears a hijab and working, studying, or living in Japan however, getting a haircut in a salon is a difficult problem because they can’t take off their hijab in front of any man except close family members. That’s why Muslimahs need salons specially designed for muslim women. Zilzar Life recently learnt from of these nine beauty salons which have included the needs of Muslim women in their services. How thoughtful.

There is an estimated 70,000 Muslims in Japan, out of which 90% are male resident foreigners coming mainly from Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran and Bangladesh, and 10% are Japanese. Many of the Japanese Muslims are women who converted to Islam through their marriage to Muslim men.

Outsiders would rarely know that these salons are Muslimah friendly. All these salons have the following features.

1. Female technicians only.

Only female staff will be attending to you, and male staff will not be able to enter the service area.

2. Service spaces are hidden from the view of men.

I have been in spa boutiques here even in Malaysia where this is not done. Knowing that there will be privacy should I need to get a massage in Japan, gives me peace of mind.

3. English service menus.

Because English is a universal language.

It’s really nice to know that there are such beauty salons in countries where Islam is not the major religion. Understanding the customers’ religious requirements really makes these salons attractive.

4. Halal shampoo

The shampoo is made from plants although should there be animal byproducts in the chemicals used in coloring or perm treatments, an explanation will be made in advance.

5. Most importantly, prayer spaces.

There are prayer spaces available so that Muslim customers can pray in peace. Partititions and praying mats are provided.

 

The following are the ten beauty salons in Japan Muslimahs will love. Nine of them are located in Chiba City, while one is in Tokyo.

1. Active.

  • Hours : 9:00-18:00
  • Closed : Tuesday, Sunday
  • Address : 3-11-9 Hanazono, Hanamigawa-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 262-0025, Japan
  • Access : ・12-minute walk from JR Shinkemigawa Station
    ・5-minute walk from Keisei Kemigawa Station
  • Phone : 043-273-5445
  • Female technicians only :
    All-female staff
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services will be performed in the space used for putting on kimono, separated by a curtain
  • Service/Communication
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    1.Haircut and blow dry: 4,320
    2.Shampoo and blow dry: 1,188
    3.Perm: 6,480
    4.Color: 6,480
    5.Blow dry: 540
    6. Kimono fitting: 5,400
    7. Japanese coiffure: 4,320
    ※An additional 1,080/person will be charged as a space rental fee
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Mat available in a space separated by a curtain
  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    Our salon is located in a quiet residential area and has a relaxed, at-home atmosphere. We have confidence in our styling skills, so you can come to our salon knowing you are in good hands.
  • Website : http://beauty.geocities.jp/beell1128/
  • E-mail : saiko.salon@gmail.com

 

 

2. Sachi

  • Hours : 10:00-18:00
  • Closed : Tuesday
  • Address : 2-11-12 Yuko, Chuo-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 260-0007, Japan
  • Access : ・5-minute walk from JR Higashi-Chiba Station
  • Phone : 043-225-6674
  • Female technicians only :
    All services will be performed by female staff, and male staff will not enter the service space.
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services will be performed in a space within the salon separated by a curtain.
  • Service/Communication :
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut: 4,230
    Perm: 9,720
    Color: 5,400
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Mat available in a space separated by a curtain
  • Reservations : Priority given to reservations
  • E-mail : sachi3551@tbz.t-com.ne.jp

 

3. Salon de Beaute Cherio

  • Hours : 9:00-19:00
  • Closed : Tuesday
  • Address : 101, 1-16-7 Shinjuku, Chuo-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 260-0021, Japan
  • Access : ・5-minute walk from Keisei Chibachuo Station
  • Phone : 043-239-6525
  • Female technicians only :
    All-female staff
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services will be performed in a space within the salon separated by a partition, and the entrance will be locked.
  • Service/Communication :
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut (including shampoo, carbon spa): 8,500
    Perm (not including haircut): 7,000+
    Color (not including haircut): 7,000+
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Space separated by a partition and a separate room available
  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    Everything is handled by one woman and the space is comfortable, so it’s a salon where you can relax and settle in.
  • E-mail : cherio-margarin@softbank.ne.jp

 

4. Beauty Parlor Show

  • Hours : 10:00-19:00
  • Closed : Sunday, irregular days
  • Address : Terasutsubaki 2F, 2-1-9 Kasuga, Chuo-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 260-0033, Japan
  • Access : ・5-minute walk from JR Nishi-Chiba Station (south exit)
  • Phone : 043-247-1677
  • Female technicians only :
    All-female staff
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    The entire salon will be reserved. A curtain will separate the salon from view from the outside, and the entrance will be locked while services are being performed.
  • Service/Communication :
    Simple English conversation, hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut 1 (shampoo and blow dry): 6,480
    Haircut 2 (shampoo, head spa, blow dry): 10,260
    Perm (shampoo, haircut, blow dry): 16,200
    Color (shampoo, cut, blow dry, treatment): 16,200
    Head spa: 4,860
    Facial: 5,400
    * With a reservation of 2 Muslim customers or more, a 30% discount is available
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Beauty room (separate room) can be used freely.
  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    This salon is a comfortable and relaxed space close to the south exit of JR Nishi-chiba Station.
    All services require advance reservations.
    Female staff attend to customers one-on-one.
    Reservations of 2 people or more will receive a 30% discount.
  • E-mail : mayu.beaute-hme@docomo.ne.jp

 

5. SAISON

    • Hours : 11:00-20:00
    • Closed : Tuesday, 1st and 3rd Monday
    • Address : Burajiru Bld. 6F, 16-7 Honchibacho, Chuo-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 260-0014, Japan
    • Access : ・2-minute walk from Keisei Chibachuo Station
    • Phone : 043-225-4060(Fax: 043-225-8090)
    • Female technicians only :
      All-female staff
    • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
      Services will be performed in a space within the salon separated by a partition, and a curtain will be used to separate the salon from view from the outside.
    • Service/Communication :
      Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
    • Service menu (tax included) :
      Haircut and shampoo: 4,600 (3100 for students)
      Color and blow dry: 6,100 (short), 8,200 (long)
      Perm (haircut, set, shampoo included): 10,300
      Straightening:15,000
      Treatment (shampoo and blow dry included): 5,100
    • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
    • Prayer space : Carpet available in the area usually used for kimono fittings, a semi-private space
Prayer area at Saison

Prayer area at Saison

    • Reservations : Reservations required
    • Message to Muslim customers :
      Our salon has an at-home atmosphere than can be enjoyed by late teenagers to adults, complete with a selection of colorful extensions. This year is our 40th anniversary.
    • Website : http://saison.uijin.com/
    • E-mail : saison1976@yahoo.co.jp

 

6. Ariel

  • Hours : 9:00-18:00
  • Closed : Tuesday
  • Address : 1-4061-1 Makuharicho, Hanamigawa-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 262-0032, Japan
  • Access : ・15-minute walk from JR Makuhari Hongo and JR Makuhari Stations, Keisei Makuhari Hongo and Keisei Makuhari Stations
    ・Bus from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station to Makuharicho Icchome
    ・Car (parking lot available)
  • Phone : 043-271-7112
  • Female technicians only : All services will be performed by female staff, and male staff will not enter the service space.
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men : Services will be performed in a separate room with the curtains closed.
  • Service/Communication : Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut (shampoo and blow dry included): 4,320
    Perm + haircut:  9,660+
    Color + haircut: 9,975+
    Straightening +haircut: 15,225+
    Facial massage: 5,400+
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Mats available in the service space (separate room)
  • Reservations : Walk-ins and phone reservations are acceptable
    * Facial massages require a reservation and are only available on Mondays
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    With haircuts, perms, color services, and even facial massages available in a private room, we promise you top-quality comfort and healing.
  • Website : http://ariel-beauty.com

7. Hair space Rise, 1st

  • Hours : 9:00-19:00
  • Closed : Tuesday (services for Muslims are available on Tuesday, making use of the regular off-day)
  • Address : 2-23-1 Saiwaicho, Mihama-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 261-0001, Japan
  • Access : ・Bus from JR Chiba Station, West Exit to Saiwaicho-danchi
    ・Bus from JR Inage Station to Saiwaicho-danchi
  • Phone : 043-244-6757
  • Female technicians only :
    All-female staff
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services for Muslims are available on Tuesdays, the regular off-day, and shutters and blinds will be closed to separate the salon from the view of the outside.
  • Service/Communication :
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut (shampoo and blow dry included): 4,750
    Perm: 8,600+
    Color: 9,140+
    Treatment (shampoo included): 3,780+
    * An additional 15% will be charged as a private room fee
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Can be done anywhere inside the salon
  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    Services for Muslims are available on Tuesday, with shutters and the like keeping the salon out of view from the outside.

 

8. HAIR MAGIC MOGA

  • Hours : 10:00-19:30
  • Closed : Tuesday
  • Address : K&I Bld. 2F, 1-14-7 Innai, Chuo-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 260-0018, Japan
  • Access : ・10-minute walk from JR Chiba Station
  • Phone : 043-202-5481
  • Female technicians only :
    All services will be performed by female staff, and male staff will not enter the service space.
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services will be performed in a separate room, divided by curtains.
  • Service/Communication :
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut: 4,644
    Color and haircut: 10,044
    Haircut and perm: 11,124
    Straight perm:  15,750
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Mats available in the service space (separate room)
  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    We are sure you will be satisfied with our attentive and skilled service.
  • Facebook : MOGA-hair-magic
  • Website : http://moga.ne.jp/chiba
  • E-mail : chiba@moga.ne.jp

 

9. Gran Parmu

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  • Hours : 9:00-18:00
  • Closed : Open year-round
  • Address : 1F, 5-417-222 Makuharicho, Hanamigawa-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba, 262-0032, Japan
  • Access : 7-minute walk from JR Makuhari Station
  • Phone : 043-272-5040
  • Female technicians only :
    All-female staff
  • Service spaces secluded from the view of men :
    Services will be performed in a separate room with a lock.
  • Service/Communication :
    Hairstyle catalogue, service menu, and a tablet with translation software
  • Service menu (tax included) :
    Haircut: 4,700+
    Shampoo and blow dry: 2,000+
    Head spa (60-min. course): 8,000
    Head spa (30-min. course): 4,500
  • Shampoo : Mofid Beauty Essence Shampoo (halal certified)
  • Prayer space : Prayer space with mat available
Praying area at Gran Parmu Salon

Praying area at Gran Parmu Salon

  • Reservations : Reservations required
  • Message to Muslim customers :
    Let’s have a wonderful time together.
  • Website : http://parmu.com/
  • E-mail : gran@parmu.com

10. Solpisca

Salon area at Solpisca

Salon area at Solpisca

Prayer room at Solpisca

Prayer room at Solpisca

This is the only Muslimah-friendly salon in Tokyo on this list. According to Halal Media Japan, Mami Kimura, the president of Pasha Plus (the company which operates this salon), decided to set up Solpisca, after speaking to an Indonesian housewife who is living in Japan. The Indonesian housewife told Ms. Kimura that she didn’t know where she could get a hair cut, there was nowhere she could go. With that, Ms. Kimura studied Islamic culture and became aware that many Muslim women living in Japan are unable to get their hair cut.

Hours: 10:30- 19:00 (closed on Tuesday, 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
Address: 2 Chome-8-6 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0021
Getting there: Find out here.
Phone: 03-5784-3138 (Japanese only)
E-Mail: solpisca@i.softbank.jp

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