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Devonshire Japanese Hair Salon @ Devonshire Somerset (Previously Risel Japanese Hair Salon)

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What Deals Are Available

$140 for Full Head Colour + Treatment with a gift of Hoyu Colour Shampoo & Conditioner (U.P.: $316) valid for new customers only (Additional $120 for one bleach)
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$140 for Full Head Colour + Treatment with a gift of Hoyu Colour Shampoo & Conditioner (U.P.: $316) valid for new customers only (Additional $120 for one bleach)

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$250 for S-Aqua treatment + full head colour / Straightening (u.p $320)
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$250 for S-Aqua treatment + full head colour / Straightening (u.p $320)

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We want customers to be free from their stresses, to feel like they’ve come home to a place they can relax and trust that their hair is well taken care of.

Obara Noritoshi
Founder of Devonshire Japanese Hair Salon

Overview

Don’t be surprised if you somehow find the exterior and interior of Devonshire Japanese Hair Salon familiar.

The charming classy sanctuary hidden behind the hustle and bustle of Orchard Rd has been used several times as a filming location for local Channel 5 drama “Tanglin” and its easy to see why.

From the beautifully designed entrance to the gorgeous spiral staircase, every single element is carefully designed to make Devonshire look and feel like home.

The brainchild of Obara, Devonshire is conceptualized to offer all its customers a sanctuary to relax as the stylists work hard at taking care of your hair.

The place isn't just pretty, the salon is anchored by Japanese Stylist Obara and his team Osegi, Erika and Doris. Obara doesn’t accept new customers anymore – partially because his appointment book is so full from customers who rave about his amazing cuts and treatments. Osegi came from a top luxury salon in Ginza where he regularly served celebrities and the wealthy. Erika and Doris, on the other hand, is amazing at helping customers achieve trendy hair colours with minimal damage. Despite their differing strengths, all of them are united by one objective: to design hairstyles that minimize damage as much as possible.

This is not just a verbal promise. Believing that healthy hair is the key to gorgeous hairstyles, ALL hair services here include a treatment; even basic ladies’ haircut include a complimentary Davines Hair Treatment! At $90, this makes Devonshire Japanese Hair Salon the CHEAPEST Japanese Hair Salon in Singapore to offer haircut and treatment. You can even go for the premium Tokio Inkarami for just $190 with haircut – practically prices unheard of in Singapore. For those thinking about colour though, they also offer hair colours with treatments starting from $160 (before promotions) – you may be able to get an even better deal when they do run special promos.

Despite the low prices, Devonshire does not compromise on quality as they continue to use top quality hair treatments for the services. The difference is that the Japanese stylists here are assisted by local assistants, making the service here more efficient than at other Japanese salons. If this is not something that bothers you, Devonshire is definitely the smarter choice that gets you more value for your buck.

Highly recommended particularly for working professionals looking to refresh your style, moms who need a quick perk-me-up or budget-conscious students desiring a work-friendly hair makeover!

Wonder how the experience at Devonshire is really like? We recently sent Agent K over to Devonshire Japanese Hair Salon for her first face contouring highlights and she totally loved it. Read on for her experience here.

P.S. Devonshire has recently revamped their salon and set aside space for customers looking to work outside of their house. They're releasing a new membership program so do inquire with the salon if you're keen to find out more!

 

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Note: Prices stated on this menu are not inclusive of GST. * Sparkling Spa - +$15 * Before Care - +$15

Loves

  • All-Japanese Experienced and Skillful team of stylists
  • The Japanese stylists here come from top Japanese hair salons in Tokyo! Mai is great with hair colour while Yushi is especially strong with haircut
  • More privacy because of its second level location in the shophouse and cubicle design
  • Attentive service
  • Affordable Prices, especially for colour and perm!
  • Conveniently located near Somerset MRT (within 5 min walk)
  • Zero hardselling

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  • Not so easy to find if you're there for the first time

What Other People Say

Loving It
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Happy
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Discontented
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Disappointed
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Elena

October 13, 2021

Friendly salon

Review for Doris

Really loved how friendly the stylists are. Went with a friend for a cut, dye and hair treatment, and came out feeling refreshed. Just a note that some stylists may speak better English than others. (Review not yet verified)

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KAORUSATO

September 15, 2021

amazing!!

Review for Obara

He is the best hairdresser ever. (Review not yet verified)

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SHIMIZU TAMAKI

August 25, 2021

Good beauty salon

Review for Obara

I have been doing hair coloring, cutting and treatment at this salon for over 6 years. The service is good and thank you for your healing time. Recommended favorite hair salon (Review not yet verified)

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Ryna

August 19, 2021

I love my Hairstyle

Review for Obara

Mr. Ohara always responded to my request and I am very satisfied with the finish beyond my imagination! I like it very much. (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Am

August 07, 2020

Good and affordable

Great and affordable for hair colour

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Ivy Poh

November 20, 2019

Happy with hair results but could do with better communication

I visited on a weekday afternoon and it was very quiet, which was what I hoped for. The overall result was satisfying and my stylist was very patient. Only problem was he couldn't speak much English and there was no translator in sight. English speaking ladies only appeared when I was done and making payment.

 

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Matilda

November 10, 2019

Professional and friendly service

Highly recommended! Harada-san could understand my requirements well and confidently chose a hair color that suited me. In fact, I made time to return to Risel for hair coloring as there was an important event coming up. I knew I would be in good hands because I was very satisfied with the hair color and cut Harada-san did for me previously. Overall, impressive service and efficient hairwork by Risel team.

 

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Elaine Cai

September 15, 2019

Great experience

Visited Risel Hair for the first time today and was very satisfied with how the colours turned out. Love how natural the balayage looked. Harada was very skillful and experienced.The service was very good and I felt well taken care of. Thanks for the great experience!

 

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Joelle Han

September 10, 2019

Cosy salon with excellent stylists

Got a really great color, cut & perm from Ina. Love the cosy atmosphere. Very reasonable prices.

 

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Isabel

August 11, 2019

Excellent!!

Really love the salon, service was great and the colour + treatment was exceptional! :) The hair colouring was gentle on the scalp and the treatment made my hair smooth and bouncy. Thank you!

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Shiella

August 03, 2019

Review

Its my 3rd time here! I was handled by Harada, he is friendly and good in what he do. The services of the staffs are excellent too. No up selling and always satisfied with the result. Highly recommended.

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Haz

August 02, 2019

First and Last visit

Not impressed with the lukewarm treatment and Service by the stylist I have chosen. First time feeling so unpleasant. Luckily the assistant did a great job in overall with coloring + treatment. It's all her hard work that deserve more compliments.

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Val

July 21, 2019

Colour

Friendly service. Stylist Director Y Harada is attentive and great in his works.

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Jane

July 05, 2019

Worth a second visit

Upon entering the salon, the receptionist and hair stylist greets you warmly and confirms your appointment. I was ushered to my seat immediately and offered a menu to decide what I would like to drink. My hair stylist, Harada, then confirmed the service I was about to do. He listened to my requests, answered my questions and showed me a sample of what the final results would roughly be like before starting. Absolutely no hard selling of services or pushing of products to you! LOVE IT! Tried their non-bleached ash colours and 3 step treatment, the colour turned out perfectly and the simple treatment helped rescued my damaged roots dramatically! Despite their affordable prices, the salon does not scrimp on the products they use or compromise their service. Overall a very pleasant experience, only wished I had more time to experience more services from them!

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Charlene

June 24, 2019

Good advice and great service!

Had a hair cut, colour and treatment today with Harada. He was able to give good advice on the hairstyle that is fuss-free and a choice of colour that complements my skin tone. Would definitely return whenever I need to get my hair done! ?

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Fatin

June 04, 2019

Awesome

I am so pleased with this place i decided to write a review. Place is super clean, staff are so friendly!! Loved how my hair colour turned out even without bleach. Service was awesome, hope to come again sooner than later.

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Cynthia

May 17, 2019

Excellent! Just superb.

The stylist/hairdresser, harada, is super patient and nice. The services of the staffs are excellent too. Was greeted with a smile and asked about my choices of drinks. Very clean space and the stylist is very passionate about his work, describing how he is using a new technique to dye my hair. Even though I had my hair bleached, he told me that their salon uses good hair products and the control of the heat during the bleaching process also matters. Colours turned out very pretty! The staffs are all friendly and nice, they are not pushy at all and very patient in explaining about their products if you have any questions. Highly recommended.

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Vicki

May 17, 2019

Excellent service, professional

I went there for my hair colouring and fringe cut, they offer you a drink when you sit down. Not much waiting, Hairstylist come right away. They are very kind and professional. Ask for your preference and help you to achieve the color. For the first attempt, we didn’t get the Color we wanted but hairstylist was very kind to help me dye again to get the prefect color. Very responsible. Staffs are nice, friendly. Hair is still in good condition after dyeing 2 times. While washing hair, they will provide massage and hot towel which makes you feel relax and comfortable. They take their time to wash my hair completely clean. Appreciate the service and effort. Already recommended to friends! Vicki

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vernissa

May 11, 2019

Recommended hair salon!!

staff there were really caring and friendly! refreshments and snacks were provided the moment i entered the salon. before starting, the hairstylist gave me consultation and recommendations about my hair condition. the hair colour turned out to be exactly as i wanted. even after bleaching my hair twice, my hair is not dry at all thanks to the treatment! :) im very satisfied overall

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Xiaoli

January 21, 2019

Satisfactory

I had my hair coloring done at Risel Hair and am very satisfied with the results! The stylist, Harada is very friendly and patient with my questions. I highly recommend people to try this salon out for themselves!

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Esther

January 21, 2019

Best salon

The service is very good. Hair stylist is very patient and professional . Will recommend more friends to try out this salon.

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SZGG

October 25, 2018

Overcharging ?

Decided to check out this hair salon after reading good customers' reviews in beauty undercover and Facebook. Booked a weekday appointment with a director Harada for cut & treatment with the understanding through Facebook that they are having a October promotion of 10% off all hair services on weekdays for Director Cut for first time customers. Had a prompt and friendly consultation discussion on my hair for a perm and type of treatment though my preference would be olaplaex but decided to try Kure 5 step treatment as it's going at a special rate of S$80. The two stars value were for the very dishonest and confusion pricing structure.

Their Facebook Website have indicated there would be a 10% off for all hair services and when i decided to go for the 5 step kure treatment of S$80, it was also not mentioned to me that I'm not entitled for the 10% discount for other hair services. At the end, my total bill came and i've no idea how was it charged and no one really explained to me until i check further for the breakdown costings. I do understand that the price on website are 'FROM' but the hair stylist and receptionist should explain what the price was going to be and if there will be any T&C. The promotion mentioned in Facebook is NOT APPLICABLE at all. And it was not discussed with me before hand. Partial refunds were made at the end from the disgruntled stylist. Overall nice and friendly service but a rip off.

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Hello there,

Thank you for visiting Risel.

We are sorry to hear that the pricing wasn't clearly stated during the consultation. We have given this feedback to management and they will be improving the process to make sure that this doesn't happen again.

Thank you once again and hope to see you again in the future.

Warm regards

Team Risel

Nov 13, 2018
 
RJ

Risel Japanese Hair Salon

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Siti Kamelia

September 19, 2018

Best Salon Ever !

I occasionally had my hair dyed in different salons each time, ever since my favourite Hair stylist went back to her hometown in Malaysia permanently. First time having my hair dyed at Risel Japanese Hair Salon and the experience in overall was really awesome. Relaxing ambience with great services by Hair Stylist Harada & his assistants. Had a few head turns and strangers asking where I had my hair done. Would definately come back again! Thank you Risel Hair Salon!

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NINI

June 29, 2018

Found my new fav salon!

The experience was satisfying! It was my first time there and was greeted warmly by the counter staff. I was super early for my appt so was brought to an empty seat & was served a cup of tea (can choose from their menu) & some chocolates/sweets. Although I was early, I didn't wait long. Director, Harada came and consulted with my preference of hair color and I leave it all to him cos I didn't know what I wanted either haha! My hair was colored by Kaori, and the kure 3-step treatment was done by another staff, male Japanese stylist. I was beaming with delight when I saw my untamed, damaged hair looked so healthy & shiny after the whole service. Director Harada came again & insisted to style my hair even though initially I said, it's okay lol. Thank God he insisted cos my hair looks BOMB after his styling!! Had a great experience there and would definitely come back again!

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Alexa

March 21, 2018

Favourite Salon

It's my third time at the salon and it has always lived up to expectations. Service is always impeccable. Although Harada-san may not be entirely fluent in English yet, he is able to understand what you want and communicate his suggestions and advice adequately. I'd recommend showing him pictures of what you'd like to make the process easier for the both of you! Personally, I love the ambience of the place. It might not have the most extravagant of decors but it has charm in its calm simplicity and clean design. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this salon for anyone looking for genuine Japanese experience.

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Jessica

February 09, 2018

Amazingly good

The entire experience was great! Have been looking for a stylist that can provide good haircut and at the same time able to provide genuine advice. Met Harada San this afternoon and was pleased that he was frank with his opinion. Although not very fluent in english but he is able to communicate in short description and sentences. He suggested a touch up in my hair colour instead of whole head. Being mindful in the cost, he is not pushy that I have to do the 5 steps treatment and suggested the 3 steps if I am rushing for time. I took up the 5 steps treatment and he said thank you ! The treatment was fantastic. The lady who did it was also japanese, polite and gentle. The head massage was so good that I think it should be called a spa. My hair is shiny and soft after the treatment . Very glad that i discover this salon.

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Ling

February 09, 2018

First experience with Kaori of RISEL Hair.

Review for Kaori

I followed RISEL Hair on Facebook and saw that they were looking for hair models, Kaori, one of their staff will be practicing her skills on hair models before she becomes a stylist. She is very easy going, gentle and cares for the customer and their hair, am confident that she will be able to choose on behalf of me so I left the base colour + highlights for her to decide. :) She suggested a darker coloured base to contrast with violet + ruby highlights (which will slowly fade to a light-ish pink). It's been a few days since the salon visit and I love the beautiful colour! Am excited to see how it'll fade till. Thank you, Kaori for making your customers feel so well taken care of. The price I paid was a lot lower as it's a separate price outside of the menu for hair models, although, the usual menu price for a Japanese hair salon is considerably reasonable too. Please visit and look for Kaori, she is able to set your hair beautifully as well.

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Caroline

November 24, 2017

Good services and fast

My hair was messy because I have curly hair and did rebonding 3 months ago, however it already grow curly again. I decided to cut it first before I do rebonding next round after treatment because my hair is dry. I have tried alot of Japanese salon in Singapore and Japan, and I found out Risel salon reviews are good and has reasonable price thru this website. The stylist that cut my hair, Harada san was stylist in Tokyo. He is expert, giving fast and very good service, advice me for not doing rebonding too straight as it not good, it doesn't give natural look. As I am happy with my haircut today, I have set appointment for color whole head next week. Thank you and see you next week ^_^

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Kris Sim

November 23, 2017

Recommended! Will visit again

Have been wanting to try out at a Japanese hair salon. Harada-san was very skillful. I didn't know what hairstyle to go for actually so he just did a normal cut for me - the usual that I would do cut length, layer and trim fringe. However the look was different to what I would normally get at a local salon. Harada-san also did curl my hair at the end which made me real tempted to perm it. Overall satisfied with my haircut but I would ask Harada-san to recommend me some hairstyle change, perm and/or colour for my next visit!

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Evonne

November 18, 2017

Cosme Straight and 5-steps KURE treatment

I had wanted to do my once-a-year rebonding but I did 't want my hair to be too straight and in-natural. I was glad to be served by Harada san who explained the difference between Cosme-straight and rebonding (the former being more natural but less long-lasting). Since I have never heard of cosme straight before, I decided to give it a shot. I also opt for the 5-steps KURE treatment to make my hair more manageable. The hair cut by Harada san was really good too, I felt safe enough to let him cut about 4-5 inches of my hair. So together with the straightening and treatment, my hair felt so much lighter, softer and shinier. Best of all, I managed to have a straight but not in-natural kinda look. Harada san was very attentive but the only downside is his limited command of English. Overall a good experience and highly recommended!

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