Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Muslim Friendly Nail Salon - Silis Nail Salon In Osaka
Written by Osawa Kumi
Stay stylish at Silis Nail Salon in Osaka! This Halal certified salon has alcohol-free nail polish and other great Muslim-friendly services!
Lately, there has been an increase in the number of Muslim visitors from Indonesia and Malaysia visiting Japan. In order to meet their needs, there has also been an increase in Muslim-friendly shops that are Halal certified (*1). We would like to introduce you to Silis Nail Salon - a nail salon in Osaka that provides Muslim-friendly services.
*1 Halal certification: A certification that proves that the services and products follow the rules of Islam.
Thoughtful Services For Muslim Customers
Silis Nail Salon received their Muslim-friendly service provider certification with the assistance of Japan's oldest Muslim mosque in Kobe. We would like to introduce you to their wonderful services they offer.
1. Halal Certified Nail Polish
The samples shown on the top use Halal certified nail polish. Officially certified Halal, the nail polish does not contain any alcohol and also uses materials that allow water and air to flow through them. No need to worry, even the disinfectant used for the hands here does not contain alcohol.
There are two brands of nail polish with multiple color choices you can choose from.
2. Private Services In Curtained Rooms
In private spaces separated by curtains, the experienced manicurists will provide you with great, professional nail services. You can also watch some DVDs in English while getting your nails done.
3. Even A Prayer Space!
For those who would like to pray during their nail session, a convenient carpeted space for praying is available.
In addition to that, a "Qiblat" sign is on the ceiling. Qiblat is the direction Muslims must face five times a day while giving their Salah (prayers).
4. Dates and Tea
Breaks in between with some tea and dates are another service they offer that has brought them many regular customers.
Menu And How To Reserve
A course menu for Muslims is as follows: 1. Manicure (90-minutes for 5500 yen without tax), 2. Hand care (40-minutes for 4000 yen without tax), 3. Aftercare class (120 yen), the entire course costing 10,000 yen before tax. The aftercare class is for those who cannot attend a caring session and so that customers can take care of their own nails if they leave Japan. It is a helpful program that teaches you how to take care of your nails on your own. There are also oil reflexology courses that are Muslim-friendly as well. For more details, please inquire when booking.
To reserve, you can: 1. call (080-3834-8282/Japanese only), 2. fax (06-6809-5471/Japanese and English accepted), or 3. e-mail (email@example.com/Japanese and English accepted). Reservations are accepted by facebook messaging as well.
Gifts For MATCHA Readers!
If you tell the staff of the shop "I read the article on MATCHA", the first 100 persons will receive a free fan. Beat the summer heat in Japan with a handy fan that also makes a perfect souvenir.
How To Get There
If you're arriving by subway, get off at Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station on the Tanimachi subway line and head out of exit 1.
After getting out of exit 1, turn left and you will see the tallest building in Japan, the Abeno Harukas.
After walking for about a minute or two in this direction, you will find a building called Kasetani building (カセタニビル) on your left. On the third floor of that building is where the nail salon is located. If you're arriving by taxi, it will be approximately 2000-3000 yen from Osaka Umeda area and 1000 yen from the Namba area.
Friendly Owner And Staff
The owner, Ms. Okada (on the left) and her staff Ms. Seike (on the right) both study hard about Halal. We have received a message from them saying: "Please experience our precise Japanese techniques from the beginning until the end of your nail session. We also recommend the aftercare class to keep your nails up to par after leaving Japan". With basic English conversation and pointing tools available, they have been getting Muslim customers residing in Japan visiting regularly. Some customers even left saying "I feel like a princess"!
The universal language of beauty is something everyone can understand. Do take this great opportunity to make your hands extra beautiful at Silis Nail Salon.