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Naoki Yoshihara by Ash in Orchard ( ナオキ ヨシハラ バイ アッシュ )!

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ナオキ ヨシハラに戻りました! Yap, after a lapse of more than a year, I am finally back at the Japanese hair salon, Naoki Yoshihara by Ash ( ナオキ ヨシハラ バイ アッシュ )!

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A little about the salon, Naoki Yoshihara by Ash is the largest hair salon chain in Japan with 260 outlets to date! Opened on July 2013 at Liang Court in Singapore with the intention of providing Japanese quality service with affordable price here, Naoki Yoshihara has recently opened another outlet in International Building, taking over Komachi on the second floor. Boy, I love the convenient location since I can always pop by after my shopping and spa in Orchard; plus, my Aesthetics sponsor is also in the same area!

My previous hair sponsor took really great care of my hair and the staff there are simply amazing. My contract with them has just ended, and I am really excited to have Naoki Yoshihara coming onboard as my next sponsor! Sorry to keep you waiting for so long, and sincerely appreciate your patience, Iwai-san!

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Razzle-dazzle chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, clean and sleek look with tall mirrors standing, the simple interior of the salon is somewhat different from their Liang Court outlet.

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Naoki has kindly assigned their Creative Director Masami Kuramochi-san, to take care of my hair. Since he will only be transferred from their other branch to Orchard in May, Yuki-san, a Director with 7 years experience, greeted me on my first visit here.

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It is time again to colour my hair as my roots are already showing. I was thinking of Ombre, which has ruled the hair trend these couple of years, but I don't know the Japanese word for it. In the end, I settled for 3 colours - a base, plus a low and highlight.

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Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Dye was use. As I have few strands of grey hair, I am pleased to learn that Igora Royal covers up to 100% white hair, delivers ultimate colour retention and represents intense colour vibrancy. Above all, Igora Royal brings True Colour in High Definition with uncompromising coverage and unbeatable retention.

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When the colour went onto my hair, I was a little concerned as it looks really red. However, Yuki-san assured me it will turn out differently and asked me not to worry. At my age of 50, I certainly don't wanna walk around red head! Call me conservative, but I would rather stick to colours more suitable for my age.

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After my hair colouring, I was given their 15-minute 2-Step Hair and Scalp Treatment:

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Shiseido Luminogenic Mask Hair Treatment - Illuminates your hair with lustrous shine. This treatment for coloured hair prevents fading, and strengthens your hair's resistance to damage and daily exposure.

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Scalp Treatment Talassocomfort - Universal Alga Express + EKS Spa Eksperience Comfort for sensitive scalp.

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I am not new to the brand EKS since my previous salon uses it too and I found it rather effective. I like the fact that EKS Talassotherapy is a professional treatment line that uses special active muds that are a result of a combination of Universal Algae powder with Aromacological Essences. The therapy contains special nutrients to relieve scalp, deep cleanse and moisturize and refreshes the scalp. It also boosts growth and restores natural balance in your hair.

Well, if you're doing any chemical treatments, always remember it's best to have a hair and scalp treatment after that to protect, detox, and repair the condition of your hair and scalp.

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Do you like my new hair colour?

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My Thoughts:
I have countless experience with Japanese hair salons being a frequent traveller to Japan, and I have to admit by and large, they are stronger in their customer service and extremely polite. The interior of Naoki is nothing posh, but it is relatively comfortable and chic, and I like the spacious interior.

The pretty Yuki-san is friendly and extremely gentle. There was hardly any communication problem noting the fact that she has just relelocated to Singaore not too long ago, except for the OmbTre colour I wanted initially.

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It is also good to have colour charts for reference so that customers can understand the lingo better. It is difficult for me to visualize the colours, so I requested for samples and got these which is good enough.

Well, I am certainly looking forward to Masa-san attending to me in May. In the interim, Yuki-san will be taking care of my hair for now. ユキさん、ありがとうございました。

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Read more about my past experience with their Creative Director at Naoki Yoshihara by Ash at Liang Court!

Total time spent: 3+ hrs
Hair Colour ( Long Hair ): SGD 170
Low and Highlight: SGD 250
15-minute 2-Step Hair and Scalp Treatment: SGD 170
Total Price: SGD 590 (approx USD 430)

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Quote LUXURY HAVEN to get 10% off your hair services now! Alternatively, you can catch their current Hair Cut + Shiseido Colour and Treatment Promotion at only SGD 180 for all lengths. Call now for your appointment in Liang Court: +65 6333 5662, or Orchard: +65 6339 9432!

Naoki Yoshihara by Ash
360 Orchard Road
#02-03/04 International Building
Tel: +65 6339 9432 / +65 6836 3391

* This is a sponsored post. The author only recommends products or services she uses personally which she believes to be beneficial for her readers. Views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely by the author.


  1. Your hair looks gorgeous! Looks like a lovely salon :)

  2. Wonderful and sure what a great way to pamper your crowning glory.

  3. Your hair looks great. Check out the latest giveaway and thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love the effectiveness of algae powder on scalp. I will find out if the hair salon here does that.

  5. Hi sweetheart, this new hairstyle looks amaing on you. Lovely color.
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  6. You hair looks fabulous they did a great job.

  7. I think the colour is gorgeous on you, Shirley! ^.^

  8. Good to see that you really pamper your hair! Nice result!

  9. It look like a very professional hais salon...but it's so far from Milano :-((


  10. Wow... great job!!!! I love the final result!!!!
    Amazing hair!!!
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  11. The result in your hair gorgeous

  12. I do love your new hair colour...and they did a great job styling yout hair...very stylish and beautiful result.

  13. Your hair looks amazing! Great color! Xx
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  14. When I saw the hair sample I thought you may have been going blond!

  15. That's an amazing salon! You look so pretty too!

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  16. Lovely colours. Nice salon.

  17. Your hair look so pretty Shirley. I want to walk in to some Japanese today if I could I would do it now:). Ox


  18. You look beautiful, Shirley, I love your hair! You are so photogenic, you look lovely in all your photos. That is a very nice salon, too. :)

  19. What a great salon, I definitely have to check this out when I'm there. The shiseido mask looks great, we have a japanese market here and i think they might have this there! Thanks for the share! xo~ Lena

  20. Cool pictures :) kiss

  21. Your new hair looks absolutely gorgeous and so glossy! The colour is beautiful and suits you so well. x x

  22. I like your new hairstyle Shirley! suits you perfectly!

  23. Looove the salon, it looks great and your hair looks amazing Shirley <3 :)

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  24. The job the salon has done on your locks is so impressive - the colour is really subtle and yet is bold enough to have an impact, you look lovely :)

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  25. Dear Shirley,
    you look really beautiful with your new hairstyle!!! Love it!!!
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  26. Your hair is gorgeous. Such a fab saloon.

  27. Nice. You look amazing. Your time was well worth it.

  28. I love the final result. I know what you mean about ombre, I am still kinda loving it even though hair trends are supposedly steering away from it. Have you thought about taking a photo in next time to try the ombre? That might be a way around it!


    1. I'll definitely do that next time, Sonia. It's a lesson learnt :D

  29. Your hair is georgeos. They are doing a great job:)

  30. Your hair looks lovely - what a nice colour! :) Maybe next time you can try ombre, if you get bored of this look :)

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  31. You are just stunningly gorgeous Shirley! And ive heard a lot of positive reviews about this brand too, here in our country that's what the salons are using too <3

  32. Shirley this color looks so gorgeous on you! LOved the pics <3

  33. The color looks great. Very beautiful

  34. You look stunning in new hair color.

  35. What a great salon. Your hair looks amazing

  36. loving the end result - so voluminous!

  37. Love your new hair color
    and the soft curls.

  38. wow I wish I was you
    to get sponsorship for hair treatment
    so that you need not in rush and messy to makeup your hair before an event

    1. Yap, we bloggers certainly need someone to take care of our crowning glory since we're often on the run. Lucky me! :D

  39. your hair are so beautiful!!!

  40. Thanks for sharing, nice post and Lovely hair.


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