With the sweltering summer heat almost behind us, it’s time to get out from under the AC and back into the world. But you’ll need to look your best! Pop into a hair or beauty establishment, and let the professionals pamper you while providing the highest quality care available in Tokyo. With choices ranging from hair styling to cosmetic surgery, massage, and nail care, options are aplenty in this great city of ours. So make an appointment today, and start looking your best.



The festive Silver Week is almost here and Azabu Skin Clinic wants to make sure you’re looking your best while having fun in the sun, with an array of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Get rid of wrinkles and sagging features with ThermaCool and Doublo S+, the highly advanced, non-surgical treatments that lift your face and tighten your skin. Also, get that youthful freshness back with Hyaluronic Acid and Botox injections. Azabu also provides effective slimming procedures including Vanquish, Thermacool, and Doublo S+ as well as skin whitening treatments to boost your natural glow with High-Potency Vitamin C + Glutathione Injections / DIV, Laser facial, and chemical peeling and photofacial. Alternatively, remove unwanted hair with Azabu’s cutting-edge Laser Hair Removal treatments, featuring the safe and highly-effective GentleMax Pro—perfect for all skin types and complexions. Speaking of skin, beat the heat and get rid of those nasty hot flushes with Azabu’s BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), making you feel younger and more energized. With a range of options to suit any person, Azabu will have you looking your best this fall.

Mention Metropolis to receive discounts for:

  • Vanquish ME (30 min) + EMS (15 min) trial for JPY 40,000 for 42% off
  • Body Thermacool CPT for 42% off
  • Doublo S+ Body for 20% off
  • Botox and Filler Injections
  • Doublo S+ and Thermacool CPT (4 Passes) for 44% off
  • Photofacial (IPL)
  • Skin Whitening Treatments

7F Hagiwara Bldg 1, 1-3-1, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 0120-005-327 (Toll free). Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 10am-7pm, Wed 11am-8pm. Nearest station: Ebisu. E-mail: info@azabu-skinclinic.comwww.azabu-skinclinic.com


Achieve inner and outer beauty by giving the attention your body so greatly needs and deserves. Step into B-FIT Azabu, where highly-experienced staff provide exclusively tailored, one-on-one personal training. B-FIT provides highly-effective and original sessions focused on trigger points, to help your body achieve its optimal workout potential. Additionally, B-FIT provide services in deep-tissue therapeutic massage and stretching techniques designed to build stamina, reduce pain, and improve muscle function and proprioceptive awareness. Bilingual trainers will assist you to achieve greater physical results, as well gain a greater sense of inner spiritual beauty. Call today to make an appointment for a free consultation and let B-FIT help you be your best self!


  • First consultation free
  • 60 minute massage 50% off (first time only)
  • 30 minute stretch 50% off (first time only)
  • 2/week 70 min x 16 session course 50% off (¥144,000 down from ¥288,000)

Plaza Azabu 202, 1-2-16 Mita, Minato-ku. Tel: (03) 6435-3399. Mon-Fri, 7am-11pm; Sat-Sun & hols 9am-8pm. Nearest station: Azabu-juban. Email: info@b-fitazabu.comb-fitazabu.com/english

hi-nails1HI NAILS

With over 10 years’ experience working as a manicurist in New York and Tokyo, nail artist Anmi returned to Tokyo to share her talent at her popular Hi Nails! salon. Anmi caught the attention of New York’s style elite after collaborating with various well-known fashion designers and artists as well as participating in New York Fashion Week—the result of which led to numerous gallery and live-display events showcasing her nail art. Situated in the stylish Daikanyama, Hi Nails! provides a comfortable, cozy atmosphere. Anmi and her highly-skilled staff are not merely decorators—Hi Nails! cares about the health and quality of your nails, and will leave you with the both the best-looking and highest-quality manicure after every visit. And with over 200 colors to choose from, options are aplenty, with treatments ranging from artisan designed nail to regular polishes (¥3,500 plus tax), pedicures (¥8,500 plus tax), and cuticle care. As an added bonus, you’ll receive a hand or foot massage and hot towel. Anmi also holds regular nail art courses, for quick and easy nail care. So pop in today and treat your nails to a fresh, original look.


  • Trial simple course for ¥5,000 (plus tax)
  • First time basic course 20% off (¥5,400 plus tax, down from ¥6,800)

501, Kasuteiyo Daikanyama, Daikanyamacho,Shibuya-ku. Tel:03-6416-5153. Wed-Mon, 11am-10pm (Last appointment 8:30pm).  Nearest station: Daikanyama. Instagram: anminails. www.hinails.tokyo


Relax and rid your body of the stresses of daily life with a full-body lymphatic massage, paired with an aroma oil of your choice from our nine selections of fragrances. Keep your skin firm and radiant with 100-percent-organic facial skincare cosmetics, while also providing healing. Refresh and rejuvenate your face and body! If you’re looking to improve your overall wellness, Kronos offers a path to vitality through detox therapy. Many of us suffer from digestive problems, but we never think about the possible root cause: our minds. The intestines and the brain are linked, and taking care of both is important. Kronos’ original intestine therapy massages large and small intestines to improve lymph flow and digestion. Kronos—whose motto is “helping women obtain eternal beauty”—also offers a premium organic facial massage and an original technique for removing small wrinkles and lifting your face. With Kronos, you’ll see results after just one visit.


  • First-time visitors get 50% off all services, including:
  • 60-min Beauty legs lymph & intestine therapy – Detox massage ¥6,480 (50% off, normally ¥12,960)
  • 60-min Premium organic facial care (decollete/shoulders/face massage/ultrasonic cleaning of pores) ¥6,480 (50% off, normally ¥12,960)
  • Other discounts available

Reservations by e-mail preferred

Success Aoyama Bldg. 9F, 5-50-6 Jingumae,Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6419-7118. Daily 12:30-9pm, L.O. 8pm. Nearest station: Omotesando. Email: kronos0320@yahoo.co.jpkronos0320.com/page18.html


Fall has come, and that means it’s time to do a little “manscaping” to look your best for all of the wonderful outdoor activities the season offers. MDSA Hair Removal Salon, just a two-minute walk from Azabu-juban Station, offers secluded treatment rooms, English-speaking staff, a reservation-only policy, and an atmosphere that caters to both men and women, so it’s not all feminine. The tools and procedures used to remove unwanted hair from backs, shoulders, bellies, and those “mankini” lines come direct from the U.S. Head in for a free consultation and a localized hair-removal trial to see for yourself how it works. You’ll be impressed by the efficiency, minimal discomfort, and good value. Rooms can service two people, so bring your friend or girlfriend along to also benefit from MDSA’s service while they hold your hand—if you’re man enough!


  • Bring this copy of Metropolis and receive a full face treatment for ¥23,000 (reg. ¥29,250) or upper back for ¥17,400 (reg. ¥20,500)


  • Men’s hair removal (per visit/per five sessions):
    “Speedo” area: ¥38,000/¥133,000

2F Ishihara Bldg, 3-7-1 Azabu-juban, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6435-1276. Mon-Fri noon-11:30pm, Sat-Sun & hols 10am-11:30pm. Nearest station: Azabu-juban. Email: info@mds-a.jpmds-a.jp/english


Without a doubt, Tokyo has its share of wonderful hair salons. But there’s nothing quite as satisfying as finding a salon that acknowledges your individual features and couples them with the latest trends and styles. Morio From London is a hair salon that is visited and loved by patrons from all corners of the world. Their highly-skilled, E/J bilingual staff  are familiar with foreigner hair—making Morio a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The staff at Morio are all experts at what they do, having studied hair cutting, blowing, and coloring techniques in both London and Paris, as well as having participated in the Sassoon Academy. Morio also has staff specializing in highlight coloring. Located in one of Tokyo’s most popular neighborhoods, a mere three-minute walk from Harajuku Station, appointments are usually not necessary on weekdays—weekends can be busy—so feel free to pop in anytime. Check out their website or Instagram for information.


  • Metropolis readers receive 30% off all menu options on first visit!
  • Cuts from ¥5,100; kids cuts from ¥3,100; color from ¥7,800; straightening from ¥15,000; wave from ¥7,000; treatments from ¥5,000.

2F Green Fantasia Bldg., 1-11-11, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3408-5160. Mon & Wed-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun & hols 10am-8pm. Nearest station: Meiji-jingumae or Harajuku. Instagram: morio_harajukumoriofromlondon.com

Ometesando & Hiroo

Give your skin a boost and step into the fall season with a fresh look from Nua.

A full menu of treatment options is available, including Waxing (the salon’s

celebrated Hot Waxing Method is a great choice for sensitive skin), IPL hair removal, and OPI gel manicures and pedicures. Let the highly-qualified Nua aestheticians pamper and repair your sun-damaged skin with facials that help achieve a clearer, healthier complexion. Popular options also include the customized Dermalogica facial, designed individually for each client’s specific needs. You can also take your facial one step further with the Photocare Anti-aging Facial, the most advanced non-invasive procedure for skin rejuvenation. Other options include Microcurrent Facelift, which improves and lifts sagging skin, reduces puffiness, smoothes wrinkles, stimulates facial muscles, and enhances skin tone and vibrancy. Step into beauty with Nua and start feeling great.


  • Until September 30th, receive ¥1,500 off any treatment when you mention Metropolis


Lamial Jingumae #102, Jingumae, 4-8-17, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6804-5285. Nearest station: Omotesando.


Muramatsu Building 4F, Minami Azabu, 5-16-4, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3444-3055. Nearest station: Hiroo.


plaza-cinic-2-PLAZA CLINIC

Dr. Robert Kure, former chief resident in plastic surgery at UCLA Medical Center and head surgeon at Plaza Clinic, strives to ensure that Plaza Clinic provides the very best in modern cosmetic care. In fact, being the only American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified surgeon in Japan—with over 18 years of experience overseas—Kure is an easy choice for those considering cosmetic surgery. Plaza Clinic is located near Hiroo Crossing, and offers facelifts, liposuction, laser tattoo and freckle removal, and double eyelid procedures, using modern, state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, Plaza offers Botox treatments for wrinkles and migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis for hands, Restylane and Juvéderm to reduce lines, and Retin-A and Obagi systems to remove blemishes and wrinkles. Consultations can be done in English, and foreign insurance is accepted for reconstructive procedures and certain dermatological cases. Once you’ve been to Plaza, we’re confident you’ll visit again!


  • 50% off laser hair removal (one-time offer, restrictions apply) plus a free book, New You With Botox

4F, 5-5-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5475-2345. Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 9:30am-6pm (by appointment), closed Wed & Sun. Nearest station: Hiroo. Email: info@plazaclinic.netwww.plazaclinic.net

watanabe-hair-dressing-1WATANABE HAIR DRESSING
Harajuku & Hiroo

To visit Watanabe Hair Dressing is to experience the best of Tokyo’s hair salons, where English-speaking staff pamper clients from start to finish and use unique techniques to create sophisticated looks. If you’d like to discover a great new style this summer, a visit to Watanabe Hair Dressing may just be a step in the right direction. Forbes once called Aki Watanabe “the best hairdresser in Tokyo.” Trained at the Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy academies, the stylist now has his own salon, Watanabe Hair Dressing, delivering the highest quality hair treatment, now with with additional collaboration of celebrated French hair-stylist Alexandre Kernbaum. Aki has done hairstyling for magazines such as The Face and i-D, and worked for brands like Red or Dead. They also have a six-step head spa menu using 21 types of natural plant extract, which will nourish your hair, help sustain your hair coloring, and give you a relaxing and luxurious time. You don’t have to be an A-lister to enjoy his latest styling trends and techniques. Aki is also pleased to invite you to the recently opened Hiroo store. So pop in for great coifs at an affordable price for everyone.


  • 10% off all hair services for Metropolis readers visiting for the first time


B1 Sun Beauty Harajuku, 3-25-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3405-1188. Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun & hols 10am-8pm. Alexandre Kernbaum: Mon 11am – 3pm, Fri 3pm – 8pm. Nearest station: Harajuku or Meiji-jingumae.


5-17-4-2F Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6447-7414. Mon & Wed-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun & hols 10am-7pm. Nearest station: Hiroo.


wec-hair-WEC HAIR

Located in the heart of the quaint and trendy neighborhood of Ebisu, WEC Hair provides the highest quality hair care available in Japan, inspired by the “World’s End” district in London. WEC owner Kenji returned to Tokyo in 2012 with finely-honed expertise gained in style-capitals London and New York back, and with knowledge of all the latest styles and trends. Conveniently located just five minutes from JR Ebisu Station, WEC has a long list of loyal clients, both Japanese and foreign, specializing in highlights, cuts, straightening, and perms in an English-friendly, international environment. So make a booking and see what wonders Kenji has for you!


  • First-time visitors receive 10% off all services

1-21-17 2F, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-6277-4344. Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-6:30pm, Sun & hols 10am-5:30pm. Closed 2nd & 3rd Tue of each month. Nearest station: Ebisu. Email: info@wecweb.jpwecweb.jp