Lounge Hair Studio

Lounge Hair Salon Downtown Vancouver

Japanese Straightening


licensed EXPERTs in a Downtown Vancouver Hair Salon

Award winning hairstylists to meet every expectation; from alternative personalities to professional looks and everything in between. Our licensed stylists have varied passions and range in experience from 2 to 40 years to match any style and budget. Services prices are dependent on the experience and tenure of our stylists.

Lounge Hair Studio – Exceptional Hair Salon since 1997

Conveniently located in Yaletown, Downtown, Vancouver.


Japanese hair straightening is one part hair style and one part art form and is known both as Japanese straightening and as thermal reconditioning.

This method of hair straightening hair involves high heat, chemicals, and a flat iron to straighten curly or unruly hair. Unlike similar treatments, such as Brazilian keratin treatments and typical chemical relaxers, the end result will last much longer. It generally only requires minimal touch-ups once per year.


Thermal reconditioning with a Japanese hair straightener will take between 4 -5 hours depending on the length of hair that must be straightened. Japanese straightening is a technique that causes wavy, frizzy, or curly hair to be rendered perfectly straight. During the procedure the molecular bonds within the hair are softened and reformed into a straight pattern. Once the process is completed the end result includes not only incredibly straight hair, but a smooth, silky, and glossy finish.

You will be required to book a complimentary consultation with Mari to determine if your hair is in good enough condition to perform the service and provide a 50% deposit.

Mari is one of our licensed Senior Stylist who specializes in Japanese Straightening.


We wanted to find out from her why and when she recommends a Japanese Straightening, what professional products we use at The Lounge and what products and tools she recommends for at-home care, to get the most of a Japanese Straightening.


Like many of Maris clients,  she chose a Japanese Straightening to make her daily life easier.

Below are some examples to help you decide if a Japanese Straightening is for you.

$100 deposit required for services requiring longer than 3 hours

For appointments booked online you will receive a call to obtain the deposit where required.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy in effect.

To Book On-Line

  • Click on the links below to be directed to our OnLine Booking (OLB) Engine or Tips on how to use OLB
  • Can’t find an appointment? Please call… we can probably SQUEEZE you in
  • Not all services are available on-line – call 604-602-7688
  • Same day appointments must be booked 4 hours in advance.

You cannot change or cancel appointments online – please call