In need of some beautification and pampering? Here are some English-speaking salons where you can give your eyebrows and nails some tender, loving care:
A hair removal practice that’s said to have originated in India, threading is said to define the eyebrows more precisely, as it involves a thread being twisted and rolled to pluck hair from the follicle, leaving a neater, long-lasting shape. It can also remove smaller hairs that waxing cannot, and is safer and less painful for those with sensitive skin.
As the name suggests, this is a nail salon and spa, but it stands out for its threading services, which are done by a Pakistani professional with over 20 years of experience. A 10-15 minute service costs 3,090 yen, but there are also other options, such as the 6,000-yen VIP course, which includes counseling and consultation about eyebrow shape, as well as a 7,725-yen package that includes a 45-minute facial. And since this is a nail salon, be sure to avail of their manicure and pedicure services as well, with prices starting at 3,780 yen for a manicure, and 4,100 yen for a pedicure.
Address: 1F & 2F, JoliArts Building, 3-10-9 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3-minute walk from Shirokane-Takanawa station
Business Hours: 11:00 am-8:00 pm (weekdays except Mondays), 10:00 am-6:30 pm (weekends). Threading services only available Wednesdays-Sundays.
Phone: 03-6721-9669 / 080-3599-9669
2. Tokyo Eyebrows
This is Tokyo’s first and only mobile threading service. Their prices are affordable, starting at 1,000 yen for eyebrows and go up to 2,500 yen for the full face. Reservations must be done via e-mail, which is given in the link.
Nail Salons in Tokyo
1. Boudoir Tokyo
Boudoir‘s claim to fame is that it is Tokyo’s first and only fully bilingual salon. On its service menu are facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. A 20-minute basic nail painting and shaping course costs 2,700 yen, while the same treatment for toenails costs 3,300 yen. Its signature manicures and pedicures cost 3,400 yen (for 40 minutes) and 7,500 yen (for 1 hour), respectively. Promising 100% satisfaction, this classy salon will give you the luxurious pampering you need.
Address: Maison Kawai 101, 2-25-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: Harajuku Station
Business Hours: 10:00 am-9:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), 10:00 am-3:00 pm (Tuesday), 10:00 am-8:00 pm (Saturday), 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Sunday)
2. Nail & Eyelash Salon Espoir
This posh salon uses Calgel, a long-lasting, top-quality, and quick-drying nail styling gel. Espoir’s services are on the high-end side, with a basic manicure or pedicure (with only clear gel) costing 4,800 yen, and a 1-hour course with nail painting costing 7,800 yen, but first-timers can get a significant discount by mentioning that they saw Espoir’s website. With the first-timer discount, the price for the 60-minute course goes down to 4,500 yen.
Espoir is also known for good service. For those who value their space and privacy, the salon has VIP rooms complete with a TV and DVD player. They also lend mobile phone chargers to customers, and can do simultaneous nail and eyebrow treatments for customers in a rush.
Address: Success Shibuya Building 2F, 1-10-6 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5-minute walk from Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station
Business Hours: 11:00 am-11:00 pm | Phone:
3. Nail Salon Pinky
Pinky also uses Calgel for its manicures and pedicures. It has a special manicure course that costs 5,400 yen for 50 minutes, and a special pedicure course that costs 9,720 yen for 90 minutes. They also have nail and foot care courses, which cost 3,780 and 7,560 yen, respectively.