I got a text saying that stylist Hideyuki Tochioka was going to be in Manila from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, 2011 about a week ago and so I got a slot for Nov. 30 since it's a holiday. This was my hair when I went in the salon.
Hide took a look at my hair and commented that he would be retaining the length but the damaged ends would be cut off. He was also going to make it look softer all over. My hair was shampooed and conditioned prior to cutting.
Hide quickly got down to business. He said I had really thick hair, which I do. He speaks English fluently because he stayed for a year in the United States while training under Shuji Kida himself. Hide comes from a family of stylists and they have a salon in Japan. He cuts fast. At 1:30pm, I was already his 8th client. I gave him free reign on the style.