Japan - cute men, great service, top-of-the-line beauty products. You've read my blog entries about my trip there but here's the real reason I went - to learn more about Asience's improved haircare range.
But don't leave it to me to tell you more - I'll let the hairstyles from Shibuya and Harajuku inspire you, just like they've given me a newfound resolve to take better care of my hair!
What's one good haircare tip you can share?
Mayumi Kurata, one of Japan's top beauty journalists: Always have clean hair to start with - lustrous hair makes your face look brighter.
Seki Tatsuhiko, chief editor of VOCE: Hair and nails may be dead cells, but once they're damaged, it's difficult to recover - so always take care of it.
In Japanese magazines, haircare articles are definitely more popular - it's like an extension of skincare.
What hairstyles are popular right now?
MK: In Shibuya, they like to use hair irons to make dollish curls or bouncy, gorgeous doll hairstyles.
But we're gradually going back to straight and short hair as you can see all the popular talents and models having shorter hair. And what the models or actresses do, the women will follow.
ST: Airy, light styles with volume, and dark colour with highlights. Even wavy hair with lighter colours.
Is it better to stop perming and colouring hair?
ST: No, not if you choose a good salon! Especially now when hair dyes containing high levels of treatment are so popular.