Listen up ladies!! There's a new salon in central Tsukuba that caters to all your aesthetic needs. Mer Bleu, a navy gable-styled salon, located just behind TAP Swimming School on Nishi Odori, is a very welcome addition to Tsukuba. Nestled near tall evergreens, Mer Bleu captures the soothing effects of nature. Open every day of the week from 10 am to 8 pm and closed on the second/third Tuesdays and third Monday of the month, there's no need to rush about to get there. Gone are the days of 2 hour treks into Tokyo!
Mer Bleu, is the brainchild of owner/operator Nobuko Konno, who is trained and certified in electrolysis, facials, waxing and body massages. She has brought together under one roof trained hair stylists, and a manicurist. With competitive prices, the salon is sure to be a winner among long time foreign residents as well as new comers to Tsukuba.
For those new comers to Tsukuba who feel conversing in Japanese is a major headache, fear no more. The aesthetic price list in English makes your choices for you as easy as pointing. Nobuko, as well as other members of the salon, do speak some English, and so with some perseverance, you'll get your message across. And believe me, after a relaxing 40-60 minute facial or a 50 minute massage, you'll wonder how you ever managed in Tsukuba without Mer Bleu.
Here's just a small sampling of the price list. Members get a 10% discount where * is indicated. Also available are special packages that combine the different services on offer.
Basic facial 60 min 5,000 yen Aromatherapy facial 60 min 6,500 yen * Original facial 90 min 10,000 yen * Mini facial 40 min 4,000 yen Waxing (knee down) 3,000 yen Waxing (knee up) 3,000 yen Bikini line 3,000 yen Electrolysis 60 min 10,000 yen (9,000 yen for members) 10 hrs. 100,000 yen (85,000 yen for members) Nails 4,000 yen Nail sculpture 1,500 yen each nail Pedicure 8,000 yen Hair cut 4,000 yen Hair cut/colour 10,500+ yen * Hair cut/colour/hi lites 14,000+ yen * Perm 9,000+ yen Aromatherapy massage 9,000 yen *
So the next time you feel the need for a whole new make over or you just want to pamper yourself, drop into Mer Bleu; it's sure to put you in the right frame of mind. Or make an appointment by calling Nobuko at 0298-60-6800. You'll be glad you did.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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