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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blondes have more fun!

...which is why I went back to it!  I've been thinking about how much I miss my blonde hair for a while now, so yesterday during my lunch break, I called and made an appointment with Gill's Korean hair dresser (Young Na)...

He is practically famous among foreigners in Busan; especially blondes, for being able to do highlights without turning his clients hair orange (or in my case bright yellow!  Remember that time?)!  He worked, and did his training, in London for 2 years, and has been back in Busan for the past 10 years!  He's probably the only hair dresser in Busan who had training with foreigners, which makes him a HOT COMODITY around here!  In fact, 90% of his clients are foreign, and unless you have an appointment, you can forget about it!  He's always fully booked!

This is his new place!  His salon is located upstairs in the ARK building... 

...and downstairs on the first floor, he built a hip and stunningly charming and art deco-ish cafe and bar for salon customer! 

Young Na met me at the door and welcomed me in with a smile!  We chatted for a little bit about what I wanted, and then he quickly got to work!  It's been a long time since I've had foils and bleach in my hair...

I had lots of time to relax while the bleach set in... but instead of sitting in an uncomfortable salon chair, I sat in the lounge area of his salon, where there's free wifi, ENGLISH gossip magazines, and all the comforts of home!   He handed me a menu while I was waiting and said, "drinks are on me this time, because it's your first time here!"   Ooooo!  So, I graciously obliged and ordered an iced caramel mocha, which was absolutely heavenly delicious!

After I was finished, Young Na gave me the grand tour of his new place!  It's such an amazing salon, which I recommend to EVERYONE living in Korea!  Granted, it's uber expensive, but completely worth it in my opinion!  You're paying for the hair, experience, and pampering, right?!

3 hours later, I said my goodbyes and headed home as a blonde! 

Tah dah!

Next time I'm gonna go even more blonde! Woot woot!

The Hair by Young Na
Busan Suyeong-gu Namcheon-dong 45-21
Tel. 051.612.8770
mobile. 010.4859.8770

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