So yesterday I mentioned that my mom had scheduled an appointment for a haircut at a funky hair salon. Thinking it would be an interesting experience to document, I packed my D3 and tagged along. I didn't know what to expect but my mom described the vibe of the salon as 'bohemian hippie grunge'. I dressed somewhat accordingly…
Vintage patchwork leather jacket, stripe tee from Urban Outiftters, Hysteric Glamour jeans, Martin Margiela clogs, Martin Margiela python clutch, vintage belt from my mom's old boutique, and my elephant necklace.
Upsy Daisy was tucked away in a semi-underground nook off of Omotesando, just a short distance from the Chanel and Martin Marigela boutiques.
The clientele there made for VERY intersting people watching! Loved this girl's short shorts with shearling cuffs and super-slashed tee.
They had a pretty fish tank outside the door.
Some of the extensions hanging on the walls-pretttttyyy, so much texture.
I think the little room in the back was a makeup station. I totally want to get my makeup done there!
My mom has told me that Japanese hair stylists cut your hair in a very different way than they do in the US so I was kind of curious to watch the process.
The end result! 
Maybe it was the hair-dye fumes, but somehow when I was hanging out at Upsy Daisy, I got it in my mind that it would be a great idea to get some colorful extensions woven into my hair…I made the appointment for tomorrow afternoon.
I'll let you know how it goes! 
xo Jane
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  1. Kathleen says:

    Your mom looks so amazing and YOUNG! Her skin is so radiant and the haircut came out wonderfully.
    I’m really enjoying your Tokyo reports. Is it some unwritten rule that everything in Japan seems to be 10x more brilliant than in the States?
    Anyways, keep up the updates and photos because it is all pretty amazing to date…

  2. Audrey G. says:

    colorful extensions…
    colorful extensions?

  3. your moms hair looks wonderful! what a fun experience. can’t wait to see how your extensions come out!

  4. Christing says:

    can’t wait to see your extensions! such a cute salon…i love original hair salons…the stylists always have inspiring ideas!
    obsessed with the very big clutch!

  5. Zarna says:

    what a cool place! i love how you’re documenting this whole trip of yours!
    btw, i LOVE that elephant necklace!

  6. Sunshine Fox says:

    They totally cut hair differently in Japan… their techniques amazing. Whenever I visit I make sure to make an appointment with Yossi at Boy Salon in Daikanyama. My brother and I have been seeing him for the past 4 years now and we always walk out with the most amazing haircuts that grow out so beautifully. And they do color differently in Japan too… I wish I could go more often!
    Craziest thing ever: I have that same exact elephant necklace! I found it at a vintage store in Santa Fe, NM for like 2 bucks! I nearly screamed when I saw you wearing yours… I mean how often do you see a necklace like that? It’s such a crazy piece

  7. chloe says:

    Your outfit is so inspiring. You and your mom are both beautiful girls. Maybe I’ll visit that salon some time.

  8. E says:

    #1 – love the fact that your a fashion photojournalist – makes for a much more intriguing blog.
    #2 – adore the look of that salon.

  9. maria says:

    That salon looks crazy cool!! Your mom’s cut looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see your colorful hair extensions!

  10. Sarah says:

    amazing photojournalism! I love all your hysteric glamour jeans- I’ve decided I need to order some for myself now! just wondering what size you got- I think we might be the same size and I’m not sure how Japanese sizes run.
    x S

  11. Jay says:

    Wow, so colourful and vibrant. I love the kind of high school art studio kitsch that the salon had it’s so unique. So exciting about the extensions…can’t wait to see how they turn out!
    X Jay

  12. Noelle says:

    I love how you mixed the patchwork and stripes together, but my favorite piece in your outfit has to be your shoes! -Noelle

  13. Wow…your mom looks so fresh and young with that haircut! Can’t wait to see your colorful hair extension tomorrow.

  14. Belle says:

    oh gosh do it, do it, do it. And it can’t just be the hair dye fumes because even your photo of the wall of extensions made me want to join in the fun.
    I like the pastel blue ones with other pastel shades in the fibres.
    I thought it was kind of weird that you were going to Tokyo for such a long time…I’ve never understood the appeal of holidaying in a city…but it really does seem like the most amazing place, totally another world, and it is just wonderful how you are really exploring it and immersing yourself.
    Loving the frequent updates, keep it up!

  15. yilin says:

    i’m excited to see the coloured extensions!

  16. Hannah says:

    Colorful extensions? That sounds amazing! And I love that girl’s outfit outside the salon!

  17. Margarita says:

    Your mom’s hair looks great. I think you should totally go for some colour extensions, they are so much fun!! Good luck :)

  18. Brigadeiro says:

    Ooh! Colourful extensions! How exciting! Can’t wait to see the results! Your mom’s haircut’s simple & fresh, love it! :)
    LOVE your striped tee!

  19. Caitlin says:

    This place is amazingly fun and vibrant! Love it. xx

  20. Nini's Style says:

    Love your new python MMM clutch Jane. Judy looks really young with her new hair cut.

  21. Suzanne says:

    Wow. First of all; LOVE that necklace. It is brilliant.
    Secondly; I’m very excited to see your extentions.
    Thirdly: I love that that salon had so much character. I’m getting a little tired of all the generic shops around!

  22. william says:

    Those Hysteric Glamour jeans have such a great wash to them.

  23. LOVE your outfit – that oversized clutch is such a fantastic accessory!
    The Japanese culture seems amazing! You are so lucky. Great post, as per usual!
    check out my brand new blog? :)

  24. Nahal says:

    omg im so excited to see this! yay!

  25. Raquel says:

    That salon looks like fun and so busy! Can’t wait to see the funky extensions tomorrow.

  26. ava says:

    Hi Jane! This is exciting, I love colorful hair! <3 Ava

  27. can’t wait to see!!
    question – does your mom speak japanese?

  28. the patchy leather is so cute!
    it looks good on you!
    your mom is getting more beautfiul with her hair!

  29. Lizbeth says:

    Sounds like a BLAST.

  30. Chloe says:

    Those textured extensions are so brilliant! Would be great for braids or even making your own head piece of sorts. Too cool. Can’t wait to see what you get!

  31. kirstie says:

    colourful extenstions… DOOOOO ITTTTT.

  32. xAZD says:

    that’s so excitng! good luck with your hair tomorrow :)

  33. Lea says:

    I know you probably get to hear this a lot but the perfect description to you style would be Carry B. You really are a living Carrie Bradshaw!

  34. joe says:

    i WILL put this look on my blog tomorrow

  35. Sophie says:

    Your mom is so beautiful.
    And cool! (As are you, duh)

  36. Style Spy says:

    Jane, I always enjoy your blog, but I think these posts from Japan are my favorites ever, by far. You’re really coming into your own with this — I think you’ve found your calling.
    PS… Get the extensions!!! It’s just hair — you can always change it!!

  37. Holly says:

    I LOVE your pictures from Japan. It’s my dream to go to Japan so I’m living vicariously through all these pictures. You’re colored extensions are bound to come out great! I’ve been wanting to get some for some time now. I can’t wait to see how they look.
    I was also wondering if you or your mother is able to speak Japanese. Do you ever get lost in translation?

  38. rebecca torsiello says:


  39. Hélène says:

    first things first, simmer down, rebecca torsiello.
    Now, i loooove what you’re wearing, and those shoes are so amazing! I can’t get enough of your documentation of the trip! I can just imagine how much luggage you two brought! keep em coming!! (wow apparently i’m going crazy with the excalamation points) Eagerly awaiting the results of your hair extensions :)

  40. Libby says:

    One of my favorite outfits, that patchwork is amazing. Cool salon, can’t wait to see your extensions!

  41. iyam says:

    another great post from the land of the rising sun! AMAZING culture! *ENVY*
    thanks for the insightful posts, i feel the same regarding Japanese hairstylists! Even Korean’s :)
    hope you get to visit our blog too!
    XO iyam

  42. Michelle says:

    What a fun experience! Can’t wait to see what your new extensions look like.

  43. Zara says:

    ooooooh that is soo cool, definitely have to go there

  44. emma says:

    thanks for keeping us updated on your travels, always wanted to go to Japan the fashion is so funky! hope your hair appt goes well ive been thinking about getting something similar to….

  45. Kat says:

    Wow, love your shoes and jacket! And your mom is a beautiful woman. Enjoy your Japan trip!
    I’m a fan.

  46. chicmuse says:

    I love the look of that japanese girl getting in the place. amazing.

  47. dannie says:

    japan is beautiful
    love every minute of it for me, k???
    and if you can, please include some hello kitty in one of your japan posts, you should check out sanrio land! ;;;))))

  48. Jo says:

    Hope you’re having an awesome time in Japan!! Love that you take your readers with you to Japan. Hope the jetlag isn’t slowing you and your mom down.

  49. What color lip gloss are you wearing, it’s magnificent.
    That place looks like a one of a kind treasure.
    Lookin’ forward to the extensions!

  50. You’re jacket is gorgeous! Really enjoy your blog :)

  51. suzy says:

    I’m loving the Tokyo posts! I’ve recently moved to Tokyo so i’m still exploring. How did you mom come across the upsy daisy salon? I thinking of trying them out. which stylist did you use? and did they speak english?

  52. thesil says:

    Lovely place! Adore your elephant necklace.
    XX from Spain!

  53. JULIA says:

    really cool blog!

  54. Jillian says:

    Would look gr8 on you, duh (:

  55. Suzanne says:

    wow, i’m curious!

  56. Kim says:

    I was wondering which techniques the Japanese hair stylists use but unfortanetly you didn’t give any explanation :(
    I’m excited to see your coloured extensions!

  57. emily D says:

    dear Jane
    Does your mom speak Japanese? She seems to be really comfortable around Japanese people and know her way around the city.
    Just curious.

  58. Rocío L. says:

    Finally your mother looks gorgeous!!!! I love your outfit.

  59. Anne says:

    OMG! I cannot wait to see how your hair will turn out, Im excited to see it.
    Your outfit is very ADORABLE, love how your jeans fit on you and those SHOES *gasp* I wanna snatch them out of you!!!

  60. Jenny Cindy says:

    I am sooo enjoying your Tokyo posts as I am an absolute Japan freak and have been to Japan twice so far (can’t wait to go back). I defintiely have to visit this salon the next time I’m in tokyo and get myself some of these amazing looking extensions. Can’t wait to see how yours turn out!
    I’m glad you’re enjoying Tokyo!

  61. Wendygital says:

    I’m loving your Tokyo outfits and pics so SO much!
    The vintage jacket looks incredibly amazing with that fab clutch and all the other elements!
    And that hair salon is definitely one place I’d like to visit soon.
    Your mom’s hair looks great too!
    Can’t wait to see your extensions! :-)

  62. Cecilia says:

    That leather jacket is fantastic! I would really want one simular to yours.

  63. Philosophia says:

    What a cool idea to go to a hairsalon in Tokyo. I would have never thought of that, but actually I think, doing things like that, really make you experience another culture. Doing daily things the real inhabitants do too. Then you will notice the real difference in culture, which is very interesting. Thank you for sharing this!

  64. what an experience! I’m loving your ppic’s from tokio! isn’t your sister with u and ur mum? big kiss :)

  65. Norway says:

    I LOVE YOUR BLOOOOG! seriously, the best blog i’ve ever seen. it’s interesting, and you’ve got so many amazing shoes, clothes and accessories. i’m so jealous! :p loved that snakeskin clutch btw! it fitted nicely with the rest of the outfit ;)

  66. Tikki says:

    I adore your patchwork jacket so much!!!

  67. Punkie says:

    great soots a again! i like so much your outfit! and your mom is so beautiful!

  68. Your mother looks great!
    How a fashion ans pretty family!!
    xo xo

  69. Nell says:

    Love that clutch!!! :D Your mom looks good!!

  70. Charlotte says:

    What an experience! Willing to see your extensions!

  71. Another amazing outfit! Love the patchwork jacket..incredible. Can’t wait to see your hair!!

  72. Georgie says:

    Lucky girls! You look like you’re having a wonderful time.

  73. Marion says:

    your look is simply amazing

  74. lauren says:

    Wow on the hair extensions lol, good luck! Otherwise, fish were gorgeous, that girls slashed tee and your clogs were great!

  75. mila says:

    Wow your mom looks so amazing!!
    I am so jelous right now,you guys are having so much fun.
    And I love your clutch!

  76. Tong says:

    Love your pics and your shoes:P
    Japan is actually the center of fashion in Asia.
    My BF is working there.
    I’ll probably go there next year as well.
    Looking forward to it:P
    You look like an Angel with style:)

  77. Nadya says:

    OMG,i know that hair salon!!! your mom is so pretty!!
    i hope inconsciously meet you and ur mom here in Tokyo :)

  78. Isabel says:

    This is so cool! They did a great job on your mom’s hair.

  79. raffy says:

    i am so inlove with your shoes… margila is such a great choice and you can definitely rock them!!!
    check out my blog:

  80. Hello Jane
    How cool the place. Love punky Japanese style with all those colorful hair extension.
    Your mom look great with new hair cut.
    I can’t wait to see your new hair!!!!!!

  81. Lauren says:

    yessss! i am so happy that you are gonna go for the extensions. what an awesome idea! also your mom’s haircut looks lovely.

  82. TeaTime says:

    You’re mom looks amazing! Botox on her forehead though? She does look great for it. A good advert for the procedure if she has had it done.

  83. Francisca says:

    first post ever ^^
    love seeing these posts bout ur tokyo’s trip. i just came back from there on april. love japan ! n miss japan after reading ur posts ^^
    ur mom is great ! so do u !
    i did my hair in omotesando area too … japan hair cut is really amazing … the way they cut ur hair is like an art. looking forward seeing more pics n tons of stories ^^

  84. Mercury says:

    Miss Jane I love the spontaneity of your candid photographs. Keep up the fabulous work! Hope you keep us all inspired.
    mercury :)

  85. Jen says:

    You look like you are having such a fun time in Japan! I would love to visit there someday. My main question is HOW do you go sightseeing around in those shoes?! I mean, they are fantastic, awesome, amazing shoes, but I would be limping after a while. Do you keep flats in your bag?

  86. Alyssa says:

    So excited about your hair tomorrow!! loving all the japan posts so far..!!

  87. Robin says:

    I just read that you will be designing a collection for Urban Outfitters! That is very exciting and congradulations! Your blog is amazing and I can’t wait until I can own some of your original and inspiring creations.

  88. Itchy says:

    such a colorful place…
    your mom is real gorgeous…her hair is perfect.

  89. Jaime says:

    I recently discovered your blog- you are so creative and great w/ words (and of course, fashion). Love the look you put together in this post- the geometric jacket with the striped top looks fab, and love the texture juxtaposition with the snakeskin clutch.

  90. Jae Salinas says:

    Jane – i was STOKED to see you in my email box today in “the cut” from New Yor Magazine and WWD. But READ THIS: “Holt Renfrew is the latest fashion player to catch social media fever. The Canadian department store chain is preparing a series of blogger-inspired window displays for nine stores, including the Toronto and Vancouver flagships. Due to be unveiled Friday, the windows will salute high-profile names in the fashion blogosphere, notably The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman, Bryanboy, Tommy Ton (Jak & Jil) and 17-year-old Texan Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes).” -WWD
    You are going to be a Canadian Mannequin? Do you know about this? Did they even ask to use your likeness, I hope they did…

  91. Julia says:

    your Mom smiles just like you! now i see the resemblance!

  92. Lauren says:

    I am so jealous of that necklace. Elephants are my favorite. I am curious how much luggage you guys take with on trips! You are always wearing something different. Love it.
    Can’t wait to see the hair!!

  93. Amber says:

    I can’t wait to see the pictures of your hair extensions! And those clogs! I love the huge, think straps on them. And I’m so grateful you take so many pictures. It’s always fun to look at your blog.

  94. xAZD says:

    looks so fabulous!

  95. Rae says:

    your blog is seriously adorable! I love it! have fun in Japan! I’m so jealous! I’ve always been dying to go to Tokyo! Check out my blog too!

  96. Sara says:

    boy in third pic from bottom = hot
    colourful hair extentions is a cute idea

  97. Marla Singer says:

    wow! such a catchy saloon! everything looks playful =D
    i love your patchwork jacket. it’s just perfect with your clogs <333

  98. malaurie says:

    you soooo made me want to go to japan! the place look very cute it’s like a manga!
    enjoy your trip!

  99. stacy says:

    Oh my, please live with the satisfaction that you are NOTHING like Carrie Bradshaw, unlike what the above poster said.

  100. Rachel says:

    your mom is so pretty!

  101. Kasia says:

    Great outfit! Oooooh and I also wan’t to go to Japan! Enjoy a trip:)
    I love your blog!;]

  102. Laura says:

    that saloon looks amazing
    your mums hair turned out pretty funky!
    Looks like your having some great fun in japan. cant wait to read more.

  103. Erica says:

    This looks like such a cool place. Would love to get my hair cut done there if I’m ever in Tokyo!

  104. Cool! I love your outfit. Reminds me of something your mother would wear. Most girls wouldn’t like to her that but you’re mom is different… such amazing style. Can’t wait to see more photos from your trip!

  105. Wilwarin says:

    i totally love your photos, i even showed them to my sister today i was like oh i have to share something great with you :) and she’s now crazy about your blog :)

  106. I think you can get Pleo from general toy stores (from one of your other posts!). Love the photos, your mum lives/lived in tokyo?

  107. I think you can get Pleo from general toy stores (from one of your other posts!). Love the photos, your mum lives/lived in tokyo?

  108. I think you can get Pleo from general toy stores (from one of your other posts!). Love the photos, your mum lives/lived in tokyo?

  109. Gladys Lopez says:

    I’m going to Japan during spring break! I really need a haircut. I want to get an asymmetrical cut. I wish I could check out that salon and see how good the stylists are. I can’t wait to see your end results! :D

  110. K.B. says:

    I’m sort of curious about your latest posts…everything’s in English! Are you staying in a very touristy section of Tokyo, or what?
    Asian hairsalons do really cut your hair differently. My family is Chinese, although I was born in Chicago. We go to new Chinatown in Queens a lot (I don’t know if you know this, but there’s Chinatown in downtown Manhattan, then there’s a newer version of a Chinese neighborhood that has sort of sprung up in Flushing, Queens). My parents like to buy certain Asian groceries there, especially pastries, and get haircuts. It’s a very different vibe, and so ridiculously cheap.
    Will definitely be back to check out the new rainbow hair. :)

  111. Emily says:

    My favorite part of getting a Japanese haircut is the “full treatment” that comes with it! Head massage? Cup of tea? Oh, and amazing haircut? Don’t mind if I do!

  112. Annie says:

    I love your photos from japan, keep snapping away!

  113. Keri says:

    Love your blog! I’m relatively new to the site, so maybe you’ve discussed it before, but what did your mom do in Japan 20+ years ago? It sounds like she had the good fortune to live there for a while?

  114. Lauren says:

    your mom is super freaking gorgeous! and those photos make me miss my hairstylin days!!

  115. andrea macias says:

    Miss Jane: how can you walk in does spectacular ysl shoes? I tried them today, and they were IMPOSSIBLE to walk in, too bad, they are perfection. kisses from Guadalajara,Mexico

  116. So glad I found your blog! SO much fun to read…love your mom’s hair, I would have guessed she was your sister!

  117. Hi Jane, look forward for your hair supprise. i love your outfit color code. The girl at the entrance with the super-slashed tee rocks :D As for the rest, they’re just normal. Thanks for sharing with us & do post more pics on the various places that you have visited. i’m sure that we are all very anxious & hungry for more :D Oh ya, do share with us what is your shopping items ya ;) Take care & have a good rest too!

  118. bella says:

    Are you aware of the current economic climate and the recession?
    Just sayin’ y’all…

  119. Ruth says:

    Eclectic mix of photos AMAZ- Ruth @ Matches

  120. Emilie says:

    I love your outfit in this post!!!! And your mom is beautiful… Can’t wait to see your colorful extensions ;)

  121. Nicci says:

    so jealous, I want to go to Japan! awesome photies xx

  122. biba says:

    Your mom’s hair looks great and young. My family just got back from Tokyo few days ago. :) Japanese salons are the best. I go to Japanese salon in the US, too. I only trust them, they have nice layering technique or dry hair cut. They’re the only one who can cut nice bangs. U should try ACQUA salon in Tokyo, they’re very famous. Have fun, drop by 109, Lotteria (for more affordable pieces), etc…I’m sure U know all these places. Sayonara.

  123. Sarah says:

    Yeah Japanese stylist have their own way of styling hair, alot of other hairstylists in Asia try to emulate them quite alot, but it’s never as good as those in Japan. =D You mum’s hair looks great and you look very pretty! =)

  124. Ana says:

    wow I love your outfit it looks amazing and you look great in it too!

  125. Bri says:

    I want those hair extensions! They look SO COOL.

  126. malak says:

    risky !
    colored hair extensions .
    can’t wait to see the result.

  127. Cassandre says:

    I really LOVE your jacket ; u’ve a fabulous & original style Jane , I think that u create a kind of trend .. so lovely !

  128. Cruz says:

    Wow! Great outfit, amazing clutch. The style in Tokyo is so so cool! That girl’s super slashed shirt is amazing.

  129. Corey says:

    Wow rebecca torsiello, you sound a little Jealous. You wish you could have half the talent Jane does. Jane You are pretty much amazing! Im going to miss you when we are at school and your NOT!!!!

  130. I have been following your blog for a while now, it’s wonderful! I find it very inspiring actually and I have finally just started by own thanks to a few other like you! Stay colorful and keep smilin

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  132. Wow!
    You and your mother looks so young and beautiful, like sisters :)
    And a great hair and clothes styling! I can only envy you both:)
    Nevertheless, Sounds like a great funky experience, probably not for me, but good to know about such places:)
    Keep up to dress up:)
    you’re doing us good.
    Yours, Anne.

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    By any chance, would you be able to perhaps provide me with directions on how to get to UP SY DAISY by the Harajuku train station?
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