Beauty Tips: Juno Hair, Korea

I’m midway through summer school at Korea University and enjoying most parts of it. It is a six-week long programme and I’m taking two courses here: Beginner’s Korean Language and International Trade and Finance. Summer school is quite hectic. I have lessons on 4 days of the week and an assessment every other week. And whenever I have spare pockets of time, I would explore different parts of the city. The city is always bustling with life, and I’m digging the cafe scene here. Seoul is fun and I’m enjoying my independence here, but I still miss home and being able to bake as and when I want. Will be updating this space with some of my favourite eats here soon. In the mean time, follow my Instagram (@vickiima) for bite-sized updates.

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Allow me to return to the point of this post before I digress further.

So I have been wanting to do something different to my hair for the longest time ever. And since I’m in Korea, I decided that a change in hairstyle was in order! Moreover, Korea is known for being one of the best places to get a high quality and lasting perm. I wanted to perm my hair because I’ve always wanted to add some volume to my straight and flat tresses.

I did my research and there are several kinds of perms: “Double-S” perm, “S”-Perm, “C”-Perm, etc. Finally, I decided on the “C”-perm as I wanted something less over-the-top. The “C”-perm can be described as natural-looking and soft (inward) curls at the hair ends. I love this look as it adds volume and a feminine edge to my hair.

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My perm was done at Juno Hair. It was one of the best haircut experiences I’ve ever had. Although they understood and spoke very basic English, it was not challenging to have them understand what exactly I wanted. If you don’t speak fluent Korean, I suggest you show them a picture of what you want! To add, we were very well taken care of.  The service was impeccable! We were served light bites and beverages, given magazines to browse and even a pillow we could hold on to! My stylist also made an effort to make me feel comfortable by striking conversations with me.

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We were served snacks while waiting for our hair to set

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A before and after, on the same day of the perm.

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Here’s a picture with my stylist, Chae Song Hwa, a very sweet and bubbly lady!

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A picture of my hair, a day after. 

There are several Juno Hair outlets in Seoul but I went to the one in Hongdae (near Metro Exit 9). As it’s my first visit to Juno Hair, I’m unable to do a comparison between the other branches. I did a walk-in on a Sunday and the entire process took me about 2.5 hours. They were pretty efficient!

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The cost of my perm + 1 treatment was 225,000 won (approx $270 SGD) after the 20% VIP discount. I felt it was worth the price tag due to the service rendered and quality of the perm. Although it is damaging to perm your hair, my hair remained silky soft and shiny after the perm. It’s been a week since the perm and it has not loosened out. Juno Hair, I’ll be back again someday!

Special thanks to Juno Hair for the VIP discount and outstanding service!
For more, visit http://www.junohair.com/
Telephone: 02.332.0605

  • The perm looks great, I want to cut my hair to the length of yours! I’ve been researching which hair salons to visit when I arrive in Seoul and Juno Hair is becoming a quick favourite!

    Great post ^^

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    • vickiima

      Go for it! It is a fairly versatile hairstyle :) Thank you for your kind comments, Steph! Your beauty blog looks great!

  • GlamNails Tegnergatan

    Worst experience ever in Juno Hair salon!

    So we read about how good they are on internet and all the blogs that recommend them. So me and my friends went to one of there salons , the one in Myeong- dong. We went with high expectation and ofcourse ready to get a real korean hair makeover.
    The place was nice, seems professional and great service. So we meet up with one of the head stylist Name KO EUN. Seem really nice and ask us what we wanted. My friend wanted a short hair cut with perm so it would look like all the korean Kpop male singer. Me I wanted cut my hair little bit shorter like chest length and perm that are big wawes/curls. So she asked us if we wanted the perm with extra treatment for the hair wich would cost some extra so we did.
    For my firend who had a male cut and perm it costed 240 000 won
    And for me chest lenght cut and perm with big waves 360 000 won

    It was really pricy I thought but then again you will have the most beautiful hair like all the korean actress/singers so we thuoght it would be worth it and also because this place is so famous and had such good reviews! But oh so wrong we had!!!

    The stylist( same Ko Eun ) cut both me and my firends hait, then she starts helping my friend with the perm, and for me she let one of the traine(!) works with the perm, I didn’t realize it first because I thuoght she would do the perm and the traine was only there to help her, but then she did came to me for about 5 minutes and then leave the rest to the trainee again. And when it all was done 2 traniees blow dry my hair and wel itt looks nice I guess, not really super nice like I hoped but ok. I had better with so much less the price.
    But still I was ok with it and my firends hair was really nice and she was really happy with her hair,
    We paid the money total 600 000 won( = 530 usd maybe)

    So this was on saturday and they told us not to wash the hair until the day after.
    So on monday I was my hair and blow dry it and BAM! It was Straight!! Like my natural hair which is always straight like that. No curls or any Waves at all!
    I new that something was not right, I had done perms before couple of times both with big waves and smal curls and never has it disappear like this just after 1 shower? Just like when using a regular curlmashine and when u whashed it it will disapear.
    I was really disapointed and wanted to go to them right away but couldn’t becoz I was going to have a surgery on that day and after the surgery I had to rest couple of days.
    And about my friend it was the same the waves was gone after one shower and she couldn’t go to them right away neither coz she had surgery too. So on friday we went to the salon again and meet the stylist Ko EUn .
    This is when the service went from 5star to zero!
    She regonize us and I told her about the problem. And this is what her excuse was my hair was yo dry and I shouldn’t blow dry it becoz the curls will be straighten out she told me to let it airdry!? I told her i don’t have time for that, Im a busy woman who wants to do the perm so I will have nice hair after the shower, do a little blow dry and then go to work. i dont have time to do any styling or put any wax on to make the curls be curl? I mean i had have perms before and ofcourse it will look nicer if you put some effort and time to it when blow dry your hair but if you only blow dry it it will still be curly not straight! She had tons of excuses and told me its not god if i would do the perm again and when i wanted my money for the perm back she suddenly couldn’t understand me and then have her phone to me so I could speak to one of her own costumer who could speak a little bit english. The costumer of course said same thing as the stylist and also told me that te stylist would do the perm for me again for free but. I have to pay the extra treatment so i wouldn’t damaged my hair! I refused and also when I told about my friends hair ( she was there to but was to tired after the surgery to argue) and she just had bad excuse that my friends hair was to thin?? Like first she had excuse for my hair was damaged and now my friends hair is to thin? And the she just didnt mention anthing more about my friends hair. And didn’t talk to me and just went to work with her costumer. and I even let then was my hair and they said it is waves anf curls when the hair is wet! But not when its het dry! The saw it with their own eyes yet they refused to pay us back! Or even wanted us yo pay extra if we wanted a treatment! It feels like the thuoght we where tourist and wanted to ripped us of and let the trainee do the job and then charged us overprice!

    So now Im really mad and don’t know what I should. Do , coz if. I do the free perm but no treatment then my hair will be so dry and if I don’t i feeel like im being ripped off!!

    I m really mad and just want to let you guys know before you chose a saloon like this!!

    • Why do I see your post everywhere? It’s like you try to put the stylist down. Everyone has the right to a mistake and I think you are being oversensitive… :/
      Of course you should talk about your experience, but I see it as your spamming all the blogs around here that talk about Juno. It is pretty annoying and makes me think you’re doing it on purpose.