I got my haircut at the Embassy!


Did you know there is a hair salon in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo? Perhaps it is common to embassies all over the world but it was news to me. I had the unique opportunity of getting my haircut there last week! I was there to help with a series of videos the Embassy has been producing to promote study abroad. The next video, the one we filmed on Tuesday, is a continuation from the last one. You can watch the last one below: (My part comes around 1:00 into the video.) You’ll see right away that my hair was really short. Since I missed my regular haircut the week before, my hair was getting long. Well, long in terms of a short hair cut! Anyway, to make sure the videos flowed well, the director treated me to a haircut and make-up at the Embassy. It was fun! I had great time talking with the stylist and getting to know Chika Sawada, the Japanese actor from Aomori who plays Noriko in the videos. She is great!

Should I keep it short?

So, what do you think? Should I keep it short? Some of my family and friends say the super short cut makes me look more feminine. Others say I should grow it longer. What do you think? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below – keep it short or grow it longer?

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Hi! I'm Marci. When I'm not writing, building websites, or coaching clients, I love walking the streets of Japan and discovering spirit in all shapes and forms. Here on the blog, you'll also get a peek into what it is like to live with and care for my Japanese father-in-law who has Alzheimer’s. Enjoy!



  1. Mikaela Hicks on August 5, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    I like the short cut! Not many women can pull it off but it looks great on you!

    • Marci on August 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Aww, thank you! It’s so easy to take care of that I’ll probably never go long again.

  2. Mikaela Hicks on August 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    I love that they made the recruitment video into a mini-Japanese soap opera. Poor dad was rejected and didn’t want his daughter to suffer same disappointment. Awww.

    • Marci on August 19, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I think poor dad is what makes the videos so much fun and more realistic. He gets pretty upset about her idea to study abroad in the previous episode. The actor does a great job of portraying this grumpy Japanese father and both Akira and I love the character!

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