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Tokyo Hair Salons – Hair Stylists for Foreigners

written by Kierstin Anderson May 31, 2016

Kiertsin Tokyo Hair Salons

When you are staying in Tokyo, finding the perfect hair salon for you might pose a challenge. A Western friend of mine lived in Tokyo for years, and she said that finding hair dressers was especially difficult, since they were all used to working with thicker Japanese hair. Average Japanese salons would fry her hair. So not only will you need an English-speaking hairdresser, you also may need a hairdresser that can cater to thinner Western manes. Here is a list of our top ten salons for foreigners.

 

Tokyo Hair Salons : Assort International Hair Salon

According to Assort’s website, they are, “recognized as Tokyo’s #1 English-friendly hair salon with great services with international experience.” They are located in Minato. A standard cut is ¥6,000, and they also do eyebrows, styling, treatments, color, perms, and make up. First time clients can receive a free treatment and a ¥1,000 discount. Reservations can be made on their website.


Nearest Subway stop: 5 minute walk from Gaien-Mae Station, on the Ginza Line
Telephone: 03-5772-6461
Website
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm (21:00)
Saturday: 10:00am- 8:00pm (20:00)
Sundays & Holidays: 10:00am-7:00pm (19:00)
Closed on Mondays

 

Dude

Dude is another salon that caters to foreigners as they speak English fluently and import hair colors specifically for Western hair. The salon is located in Shimokitazawa, and is known for its laid-back atmosphere. Standard cut prices are ¥6,600 for men and ¥6,900 for women. Dude also does color & cut, highlights & cut, and super blonde highlights & cut. Furthermore, Dude offers free consultations and free color sample tests.


Nearest Subway stop: 3 minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station, on the Keio-Inokashira and Odakyu Lines
Telephone: 03-3468-9116
Website
Hours of Operation
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am-7:30pm (19:30)
Thursday: 10:00am- 8:30pm (20:30)
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 10:00am- 7:00pm (19:00)
Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

 

Gold Salon Tokyo

Gold Salon Tokyo staffs only foreign hair professionals, all fluent in English. A standard cut is ¥8,500 yen, and a cut without shampoo is ¥5,000 yen. Gold Salon also helps with coloring, straightening, hair extensions, and hair treatments, including keratin and conditioning treatments. They have been featured in Metropolis magazine, and appointments can be made on their website.


Nearest Subway stop: 4 minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station, on the Namboku and Oedo Lines
Telephone: 03-6436-0228
Website
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm (20:00)
Closed Tuesdays and Sundays

 

Hayato Salon

Hayato Salon has branches in the USA and the UK, so they have a lot of experience working with thinner hair. Most of the staff is bilingual and have worked in either London or New York. They offer a relaxing environment. Cut prices range from ¥5,000- ¥15,000, depending on the stylist. They also offer straight, wavy, and curly perms, coloring, styling, conditioning treatments, and hair extensions. If you share your new hairstyle to social media, they will even give you a ¥500 discount.


Nearest Subway stop: 6 minute walk from Roppongi Station, on the Hibiya and Oedo Lines
Telephone: 03-5574-8844 or book your Hayato appointment through Voyagin!
Website
Hours of Operation
Weekdays & Holidays: 10:00am- 9:00pm (21:00)
Sundays: 10:00am- 7:00pm (19:00)
Closed Tuesdays

 

QB House

QB House Tokyo Hair Salons

Editor’s note: Ok, I have to step in here. This has been bothering me ever since I published this article, and I can remain silent no longer.

Hi, guys! Yes, I’m speaking specifically to guys. Because men are the only people I have ever seen inside the QB House. This is not a place my wife would be caught dead in.

Have you seen the prices at some of the other places in this article? It’s going to cost you at least 5000 yen to get your hair cut at one of those salons. This is fine if you’re one of those guys with gorgeous locks who is still grinding it out on the dating treadmill. Me? I’m not that guy. I have a sports cut, which requires no maintenance and makes a neat scratching noise when I move my head back and forth on my pillow at night.

That’s why I prefer the QB House. 1080 yen gets you a serviceable cut in 10 minutes or less. Obviously, this is not the place to get fancy–they got a barber chair and a barber and that’s it, friendo. If you’re looking for a shampoo or highlights or whatever, go somewhere else. But if all you want is to keep from having to comb your hair in the morning, this is your spot. Some rudimentary Japanese will be required (“suportsu-cutto”) but you should be able to handle it. And if you can’t? Well, it’ll grow back. Until the day it doesn’t.

QB House barber shops are small businesses, but they’re all over the place. I prefer the one on the Keikyu train platform at Shinagawa Station, but you can find your own here (or have someone find it for you, because the QB House’s only English websites are for Singapore and Hong Kong).

And the “How-to” is even printed on the outside, for your convenience.

QB House Hair 2

And now, back to the fancy places.

 

Shinka

Shinka is an originally Australian hair salon with a branch in Roppongi. It serves customers from all around the world, and features happy customer reviews on their website. A regular cut is about ¥6,250 for women and ¥5,750 for men. Shinka also does coloring, perms, airwaves, straightening, hair treatments, highlights, hair styling, eyebrows, and head spas. They will also cut children’s hair for less.


Nearest Subway stop: 8 minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station, on the Namboku and Oedo Lines
Telephone: 03-5575-6768
Website
Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday: 11:00am- 8:30pm (20:30)
Saturdays & Public Holidays: 10:30am- 6:30pm (18:30)
Closed Sundays & the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

 

Sin Den

Sin Den is a salon that specializes in foreign hair, so no matter what hair you have on your head, Sin Den will accommodate to your needs. Many of their hairdressers are foreign themselves. Located in Shibuya, basic haircut prices range from ¥6,500 to ¥9,500. Discounts are given for children, and special styling is an extra cost. Sin Den also can help you with make-up, bridal packages, hair treatments, hair coloring, and nails.


Nearest Subway stop: 8 minute walk from Gaien-Mae Station, on the Ginza Line, and a 10 minute walk from Omote-sando Station on the Chiyoda, Ginza, and Hanzomon Lines
Telephone: 03-3405-4409
Website
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Monday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

 

VIP Creative Hair International

Vip Creative Hair International is a foreigner favorite salon, and their website features many positive testimonies from English speaking clients. A haircut for women costs ¥7,000 whilst a men’s haircut is ¥6,000. They will also do styling, color, perms, hair treatments, facial waxing, make up, and eyebrows. Specific directions to the salon can be found on their website.


Nearest Subway stop: 9 minute walk from Hiro-O Station, on the Hibiya Line
Telephone: 03-6408-6132
Website
Hours of Operation
Tuesday- Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm (20:00)
Sundays & Holidays: 10:00am-7:00pm (19:00)
Closed Mondays

 

Watanabe Hair

Although the website’s English may not be perfect, Watanabe Hair is regarded as one of the top hair salons in all of Tokyo. Women’s and men’s standard cuts are both ¥5,500. Prices may vary based on the stylist, and children’s cuts are discounted. Watanabe also can color and perm your hair.
Address: 3-25-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001


Nearest Subway stop: 9 minute walk from Harajuku Station, on the JR Yamanote Line
Telephone: 03-3405-1188
Website
Hours of Operation
Tuesday- Friday: 11:00am- 9:00pm (21:00)
Saturdays: 10:00am- 9:00pm (21:00)
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10:00am- 8:00pm (20:00)
Closed Tuesdays and the 3rd Monday of the month

 

WEC Hair

Tokyo Hair Salons WEC Hair is a salon located in Ebisu. The owner has worked in London, New York, and on Hollywood movie sets as a stylist. He also speaks English fluently. A regular cut is ¥5940, with discounts for kids. They also do color, perms, straight perms, hair treatments, hair sets and blows, and head spas. Appointments can be made on the website or by calling the salon number.

 


Nearest Subway stop: 5 minute walk from Ebisu Station, on the Hibiya, Saikyo, Tokaido, Shonan-Shinjuku, and Yamanote Lines
Telephone: 03-6277-4344
Website
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 11:00am- 10:00pm (22:00)
Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm (19:00)
Sunday: 10:00am- 6:30pm (18:30)

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