I think some readers remember that a few years ago, I permed my bob at Komachi The Hair Cult, a Japanese hair salon. Recently, I was invited by them again to try their services at the relocated salon in International Building along Orchard Road.

There had been some changes to the salon. For instance my previous hairstylist, Horii, as well as several other Japanese hairstylists are no longer working there. I was attended by the new creative director of the salon, Rie Kanai. One thing remained unchanged – I decided to perm my hair again.

Rie trimmed my hair before I had my air perm.

Perming in the process.

With Rie again after the perm! The wash, cut and perm process was about 2 hours, and cost S$300.

How my waves look like now – I love the natural and volumised hair style. One problem I have with longer straight hairdo is my oily scalp and flat crown. I think the perm somewhat remedied that concern and made me appear more feminine.


While the salon has relocated and the team had changed, I think Komachi’s overall attention and attitude towards your crowning glory remain the same. Right from the beginning, I was reminded of the comfortable massage that I have been missing when I had my hair washed. Also, Rie was very patient and hands on throughout the whole session. While she spoke a wee bit of English, she was conscientious in making sure that the curls were permed in the way she envisioned, by checking my hair personally every 5 to 10 minutes.

If you would like to do something radical to your hairstyle, such as a perm – you could consider looking for Rie. I would suggest that you bring the pictures of the hairstyle you would like to try and have a discussion with the hairstylist. They should be able to customize it according to your face shape.

To find out more about wavy bob, or in my case now a wavy lob (long bob), you should check out my previous Q&A with Komachi on styling curls and how to take care of them. I’m glad that despite the changes that the salon had gone through, their key aim and strength remain consistent.

Komachi The Hair Cult
360 Orchard Road
#02-03/04 International Building
(next to ANZ Bank)
Tel: 6339 9432

早在3年前曾经到过日系美发屋Komachi The Hair Cult烫了一头俏丽的卷短发。当时受到“败犬女王”单无双的影响,也想拥有和她一样的发型。经过当时的日本发型师Horii的巧手,效果还不错。若干年后,Komachi 将店搬迁至乌节路,团队也有些改变。日前,本人再次尝试他们家的air perm服务,将齐肩的直发烫成wavy lob。新的创意总监Rie非常细心地监督烫发的过程,本人也对最终效果感到满意。除了来自日本的发型师之外,Komachi 也有来自中国的发型师,能够根据您的脸型设计适合您的发型。若您也想要试一试日式air perm技术,不妨考虑这家位于International Building二楼的美发屋。

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