Nepenji

Ever since Nepenji was opened more than 20 years ago, the salon owner, Kiyoko Matsuzawa, has traveled back and forth between the US and Japan. She believes these international experiences improve the quality of the service offered at the salon. Kiyoko learned how to cut and style curly hair while working in New York, and she brought these skills back to Nepenji. Today, Nepenji has a great reputation as a hair salon specializing in curly hair, which reflects on its ever-growing international clientele list. From a curly hair specialist to a colorist and a makeup artist, the salon has staff with diverse specialties and personalities. Together, they warmly welcome their clients of equally diverse hair types.
Salon Nepenji in Ebisu, Tokyo
Salon: Nepenji
Salon Location:

7-minute walk from Ebisu Station (JR Yamanote Line, Metro Hibiya Line)

Opening Hours:

• Mondays 11:00 – 20:00
• Wednesdays 10:00 – 20:00
• Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 11:00 – 20:00
• Sundays and Holidays 10:00 – 20:00
*Closed on Tuesdays and the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month

Languages:

English (Fluent)
Japanese (Fluent)

Accepted Payments: Cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners
Extras:

Free Wi-Fi

World-Renowned Cutting, Dyeing, and Styling Technique for Curly Hair

Struggling with your natural curls in a land of straight hair? Let the curly hair specialists at Nepenji help you fall in love with your hair again.

STYLISTS


Yoshino Nakamori


After working at a hair salon in a first-class hotel, Yoshino attended the Aveda Institute in San Francisco to obtain a California Cosmetology License. She specializes in cutting and coloring curly hair. Yoshino carefully observes each curl and provides her clients with the best haircuts and colors to accentuate each individual curl.


Cobame


Cobame started her career as a hairstylist at Nepenji soon after the salon opened. In her long relationship with the salon, she has become highly skilled in Nepenji style techniques. For this reason, she was the perfect trainer for staff in the newly opened Nepenji San Francisco branch.


Saho Urashima


Saho is the one and only colorist of Nepenji. Attracted by the magical world of hair coloring, she decided to make herself a master of coloring technique. From highlights to lowlights and from crazy colors to natural shades, no hair coloring is impossible in her hands. Using her superb coloring techniques, Saho can create special effects that play up her clients’ physical features.


Hironori Sakadume


Before Hironori joined the Nepenji team, he gained his styling skills at a trendy hair salon in Omotesando. His gentle and peaceful personality comfort his clients and make them relaxed during his pre-service counseling. Analyzing his clients’ mental and physical conditions during the counselling, Hironori is able to provide them with the most suitable hairstyles.


Madoka Ishiwata


Madoka has an impressive professional résumé as a hair stylist. But her success is not just limited to her work at the salon, as her hair styling and makeup work is in many magazines and music videos. At Nepenji, Madoka’s specialty is creating hairstyles that are easily re-created at home.

WORKS

Japanese hairstyle for women - short hair (by Nepenji salon, Tokyo)

Sophisticated Japanese hairstyle for women - short hair (by Nepenji salon, Tokyo)

Japanese hairstyle for women - medium length (by Nepenji salon, Tokyo)

Lovely Japanese hairstyle for women - short hair (by Nepenji salon, Tokyo)

Beautiful Japanese hairstyle for women - long hair (by Nepenji salon, Tokyo)

PRODUCTS

DEVACURL NO-POO, ONE CONDITIONER, and ULTRA DEFINING GEL

DevaCurl products are designed to make all hair textures—wavy, curly, and super curly—feel healthy and look gorgeous. They are all silicone-, paraben-, and sulfate-free. No-Poo Original is a cleanser which stimulates and cleans the scalp and hair without stripping away natural oils curls need. One Condition is a rich, creamy conditioner that is made with moisturizing olive oil and nourishing botanicals to deliver softness and hydration. Ultra Defining Gel is a non-drying gel that will give strong curl control and enhance definition without the frizz or crunch. This strong-hold styling gel surrounds your curls with a non-sticky, protective curl cast that sends frizz packing and enhances your curl shape and definition. The unique formula, made with wheat and soy proteins, locks in moisture, amps up shine, and helps define your curls.

Read more about DevaCurl (English page)

 

N BRAND

N Brand is a new and original cream cleanser produced by Nepenji. This non-foaming cleanser washes and cleans the scalp and hair, while leaving natural oils on the hair. Active ingredients provide the scalp and hair with moisture and luster. It is silicone-, synthetic dye-, mineral oil-, and ethanol-free cleanser, so it is safe even for small children to use. Essential oils with sedative effects, such as geraniums, are used to produce its calming scent. N Brand provides its users with a totally new shampoo experience.

 

DevaCurl haircare suitable for all hair types, especially curly hair.

DEVACURL

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