The spirit of Japanese hospitality

Hair reader Olivia indulged in the relaxing environment of Hiro Myoshi’s Mayfair salon, where she was treated to a luxurious cut and blow-dry with true ‘omotenashi’ – the spirit of Japanese hospitality.

Based in the heart of Mayfair on Curzon Street, Hiro Myoshi Hair & Beauty is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with its minimal design and neutral colour palette. Forget loud and buzzing salons; this is the perfect place to step away from your hectic schedule and engage in some much needed me-time.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of the friendly and attentive team members. As Olivia explains, ‘I arrived a couple of minutes late but the (quite large!) team were waiting for me ready to go’. After taking off your coat and excess baggage, you will be seated in a comfortable salon chair in front of a large, polished mirror, where you’ll receive your consultation.

‘After a consultation with Hiro, who I felt very quickly understood what I was hoping for, I had my hair washed with the beautifully smelling Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo, followed by a deep conditioning treatment – Nashi Express ‘Fibre Filler’, which I was impressed to hear was Italian and organic’, Olivia enthuses. ‘Arch, who washed my hair was very friendly and knowledgeable about the products he was using. He also gave a spectacular head massage as well as neck, shoulders and my back which was an unexpected treat!’

After your relaxing session at the backwash, you’ll be led back to your chair for your cut and blow-dry. This is where the real magic happens: ‘When Hiro got to work I felt almost like an artist or perhaps even magician was at work, as there was a certain energy in his hands and an incredible gentleness to the way he worked, to the point that I am still convinced he never once actually touched my head. Like a true master, he made maybe a total of 5-10 snips and the work was done!’ Olivia told us.

A skilled, experienced hairdresser and perfectionist by nature, Hiro uses only the finest, sharpest tools in order to achieve a perfect cut. Although his client list includes those from the world of the rich and famous, he treats every customer as an individual, listening carefully to their concerns and using his knowledge of hair type and texture to advise on products that will maintain their immaculate image.

Describing her experience as ‘wonderful’, Olivia rated Hiro Myoshi Hair & Beauty 10/10!