The most colourful hair salon in Tokyo:
Viva Cute Candy
Japanese street style is famous around the world, but it’s not just extraordinary fashion that turns heads. Toady we take a look at a Tokyo hair salon that’s helped to keep Harajuku colourful and kawaii for nearly a decade – Viva Cute Candy! With styling video & pictures from TokyoFashion.com featuring Harajuku style icon Haruka Kurebayashi.
Iku’s vision for the Viva Cute Candy salon is to make it an “ultra-happy place” where kids with an interest in “natural, pop, and cute” hairstyles can visit and have fun while getting their hair styled with creativity and colour. The interior of the shop – all designed by Iku himself and reflecting his personal taste – is super-kawaii, with plenty of pastel colours, 1980s toys, and an atmosphere of fun and positivity. On the salon’s website, Iku says he also enjoys talking to his clients about their lives while styling.
Viva Cute Candy offers the same basic services as normal salons – including cuts, colourings, perms, hair straightening, and extensions. That said, the big draw of Viva Cute Candy is its large selection of cute colours, extensions, and kawaii styling. Of course, Iku is happy to give you a stylish yet more conventional hairdo. But if a customer wants something special with bright colours, pastels, rainbows, designs shaved into the side of his or her hair, or other special kawaii styling, Viva Cute Candy will go all-out to bring those kawaii visions into a one-of-a-kind hairstyle! When we asked Iku if he had any message for international fans of Harajuku styles, he said, “If you make your hair colourful, you can become ultra happy, right down to your core. I am waiting to meet you!”
If you make your hair colourful, you can become ultra happy, right down to your core.
Kawaii Japanese style icon Haruka Kurebayashi invited TokyoFashion.com to tag along on her most recent visit to Viva Cute Candy. They brings us pictures and video of Iku creating a super cute and colourful hairstyle for Kurebayashi. Scroll down for the the salon’s address, hours, and more!
Viva Cute Candy Salon & Haruka Kurebayashi Kawaii Hair Style Pictures
Kawaii Icon Haruka Kurebayashi Styled by Viva Cute Candy
Hope all of you get a chance to visit Viva Cute Candy for yourselves next time you’re in Tokyo! Here’s the full information on Viva Cute Candy:
- What: Viva Cute Candy Hair Salon
- Where: Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan (2 minutes from Shimokitazawa Station)
- Address: 3rd floor, 2-10-10, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 155-0031
- Map: Viva Cute Candy Map
- Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm / Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
- Phone: 03-3466-3492
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: Official Website
- Twitter: ikuviva
Photos by Kira. *** About the photographer: Born in Japan, educated in Japan and the US, Kira shoots exclusively with Canon DSLRs. Photography assignments include fashion, bands, sporting events, and portraiture for various companies and bands throughout Japan & the world. His portfolio can be viewed at Artist-Photo.