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Updated: Sept 2021
Being a Muslim minority country, it is quite difficult to find a Muslimah-friendly salon in Japan since most salons are with male staff or worry about the kinds of products used. However, the need for beauty, such as hair cuts, hair treatments, head spas, and more, leads some salons in Japan to offer Muslimah-friendly services.
*Please note that you need to make a reservation in advance for each salon (please refer to each salon’s individual website/link).
1. Yuki Work (Yoyogi Uehara, Tokyo)
Yuki Work is located at 10 minutes’ walk from the famous Tokyo Camii Mosque (5 min walk from Yoyogi Uehara station), has a private cozy salon that allows you to relax while having hair care using all plant-based products. Besides hair cuts, you can enjoy relaxing head massage as well as experience hair color with halal-certified and vegan certified botanical hair coloring products! Also, you can do pray inside the salon.
2. Solpisca (Ebisu, Tokyo)
Known as a pioneer of the Muslimah beauty salon in Tokyo, Solpisca is a favorite beauty salon, especially by expatriates. Located at the 5 min walk from Ebisu station, Solpisca provides private and covered space when serving Muslim customers. Of course, with female staff. Solpisca also using products with natural ingredients. They also have space if you want to do pray.
3. UNIX (Omiya, Saitama Prefecture)
The service is no longer available.
UNIX Omiya branch started the Muslimah friendly service and comes as the pioneer of Muslimah friendly beauty salon in Saitama. Located on the 6th floor of the ARCHE building in front of the Omiya Station (west exit), the UNIX Omiya branch has a private room for Muslimah with a variety of services from hair cut to head spa. You also can do pray there.
4. Salon de Sorciere (Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)
Salon de Sorcière is located in Kobe, only 5 minutes walk away from Okamoto Station (Hankyu Line) or Settsu-Motoyama Station (JR Line) offers from hair cut and treatment to facial treatment!
For Muslim woman customers, a curtain will be used to cover the glass wall so it guarantees the customer’s privacy.