Tokyo is home to many foreigners.
We are seeing more and more people settling in the country as study abroad students or expatriates and for other reasons such as work or marriage.
For such foreign customers, it would be more comfortable if they understand their hair quality and if the service is available in English.
For those foreigners living in Tokyo, I would like to introduce 10 popular recommended hair salons in Tokyo that are English and foreigner-friendly from now on.
Please refer to this page for those who have started living in Tokyo and have not been able to achieve the hairstyles they are comfortable with or those who have had difficulties with counseling due to poor English skills.
Other than that, if any of your friends, classmates, or colleagues reading this article are foreigners, please introduce them to us.
How to find an English-speaking or foreigner-friendly hair salon in Tokyo without making mistakes.
It is important to research well to find a popular English & foreigner-friendly hair salon in Tokyo.
It is very difficult to find a hair salon that satisfies even foreigners who speak Japanese.
I think it will be very helpful for you to understand the three points I am about to introduce to help you find a hair salon.
Not understanding foreign hair quality and preferred hair design
Basically, Japanese hairdressers have good haircutting skills, so it is possible to cut general hairstyles without English support!
However, the hair design preferred by Japanese people is completely different from that preferred by foreigners.
- The difference in hair quality
- The difference in natural hair color
- The difference in trends in each country
It is difficult to provide hairstyles that satisfy foreigners without understanding differences such as the following.
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The way the ends are cut, the hair volume is adjusted, and the styling is all different.
A hairdresser who understands the difference between them and one who does not will make a big difference in the finished product and satisfaction.
It is advisable to choose a hair salon that offers hair coloring agents and treatments that suit each foreigner’s hair type and preferences.
Are there written reviews from foreign customers or reviews in English?
To find a hair salon that is English and foreigner-friendly, check to see if it includes reviews from actual foreign customers.
If it is English-speaking, the review should be well written in English.
On the other hand, if a hair salon has a small number of reviews, the number of foreign customers is also quite small.
When checking reviews, be sure to check the most recent reviews. If a hair salon has many reviews but few up-to-date reviews, it is likely that a popular hairdresser has left or the quality of service has declined.
How many years of overseas experience do you have and is your English level good enough to deal with foreigners?
The number of hair salons that claim to offer English and foreign services is increasing every year, but many of these salons have many hairstylists working there with limited overseas experience and stylists with limited English skills.。
One case to keep in mind is the
- Has only experienced less than one year of training or residency abroad
- No experience as a hairdresser abroad
- English level is less than intermediate.
Has only experienced less than one year of training or residency abroad
A common case in English and foreign-oriented hair salons is that many stylists have only a short period of experience abroad, such as three months or less than one year of training.
It is best to avoid training and training in less than one year, as it is difficult to gain enough English language skills, techniques, and experience to actually deal with foreign customers.
No experience as a hairdresser abroad
Even if they claim to be an English or foreigner-friendly hair salon, many of them actually have no or limited experience as a hairdresser abroad.
If you make a reservation, be sure to book a hairdresser with technical and English language skills who have had experience abroad for at least a certain period of time.
English level is less than intermediate
Many of the hair salons that claim to be English-speaking actually speak very little English, or their English is at the Elementary level.
It is recommended that you ask a hairdresser who speaks English at least Intermediate and from Advanced to Fluent.
Is the pricing of English and foreigner-friendly hair salons high?
In Japan, most hair salons offer services at low prices and set menus for Japanese customers, such as coupon sites.
However, prices for hair services overseas are set even higher than in Japan.
Therefore, the price for Japanese and the price for foreigners may differ
It is very common for foreigners who only speak English or English websites to be able to make reservations only at the regular price.
For such people, it would be a good idea to ask a Japanese-speaking friend or Japanese acquaintance to check other coupon menus and portal sites listed for Japanese customers.
The 10 Best Hair Salons in Tokyo with English speaking and foreigners friendly
Hair Salon 712/English-speaking hairdresser Tokyo
Basic Information on Hair Salon 712/English-speaking hairdresser Tokyo
|Address||〒150-0033 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sarugakucho, ９−５−105|
Features of Hair Salon 712/English-speaking hairdresser Tokyo
“I’m a specialist in coloring and styling foreign hair. Brunettes and Redheads are also in capable hands. I pride myself on being able to create the best hairstyle for your face shape and lifestyle. If you are looking for a fun, fresh, and exciting change or just need a different approach because your hair condition has changed, l can create a style that suits your needs. English-speaking hairdressers give you the best hairstyle ever! Hair salon 712 has a lot of foreign customers and specializes in Balayage highlight color and Brazilian keratin treatment! Men’s customers are also welcome as barbers!
Review of Hair Salon 712/English-speaking hairdresser Tokyo
Basic Information on BONDZSALON
|Address||〒106-0044 Tokyo, Minato City, Higashiazabu, 2 Chome−33−4 vao AZABU10 2F|
Features of BONDZSALON
“【International hair salon with English-speaking hair stylists in Tokyo】
We are foreigners friendly and our hair stylists have experience working in New York and speak English fluently. Experience our high-quality services such as cut, color, straightening, etc”
Review of BONDZSALON
Basic Information on BAROQUE TOKYO
|Address||〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3 Chome−5−10 ２F|
Features of BAROQUE TOKYO
【Baroque Tokyo】is the best English-speaking hair salon in Tokyo. All hairdressers have experience working overseas and are foreigners friendly. Baroque Tokyo specializes in 『Balayage highlights』『Straightening 』『Sculpting haircut』『Perm』etc Baroque Tokyo is close to Omotesando, Harajuku, and Shibuya station. Kids cut, Men’s cut also available
Review of BAROQUE TOKYO
Basic Information on SOZO
|Address||〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 4 Chome−25−1 B1F|
Features of SOZO
“We are the best English speaking hair salon in Tokyo. SOZO Hair and Make is a salon that was founded in 2010 by Keizo and Taa, who both hold the same values, after having investigated haircuts in London, New York, and Tokyo for many years and their talents being recognized. The staff who have come together under these two hairdressers who know the world possess high technical skills, language ability, and a global perspective. As a result, SOZO are highly valued by well-known Japanese people, foreigners, and foreign models. Repeat customers are over 90%.
Review of SOZO
Assort International Hair Salon Tokyo
Basic Information on Assort International Hair Salon Tokyo
|Address||〒107-0061 Tokyo, Minato City, Kitaaoyama, 2 Chome−10−28 リヘイビル B1F|
Features of Assort International Hair Salon Tokyo
“An international hair salon located in Tokyo, with English speaking staff (hairdressers). The reason we have such a high reputation in the beauty industry for international clients, is due to our focuses on design and precision, NOT JUST LANGUAGE. Sure, pick any hair salon if you are just looking for an English speaking hair dresser (which we are sure there are plenty these days). Pick Assort International Hair Salon Tokyo for a good cost performance hair salon which suits your needs. Please visit our Osaka, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Sydney branch as well.”
Review of Assort International Hair Salon Tokyo
Number76 Hair Salon – Tokyo
Basic Information on Number76 Hair Salon – Tokyo
|Address||150-0001,2F.1F.B1,Jingumae MM Bldg, 4-9-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, 4 Chome-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo|
Features of Number76 Hair Salon – Tokyo
“Hair Salon NALU is now known as Number76 Tokyo. An English-friendly hair salon located in the stylish district of Omotesando, Tokyo. We aim to provide pleasant hospitality and professional services to welcome every guest who steps into the salon. A distinctive atmosphere to make each visit an enjoyable, pampering experience to look forward to every time.”
Review of Number76 Hair Salon – Tokyo
OneWORLD International Hair Salon
Basic Information on OneWORLD International Hair Salon
|Address||〒106-0045 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabujuban, 2 Chome−8−3 ＤＫＮＳ麻布 ４F-1|
Features of OneWORLD International Hair Salon
One World Hair Salon, a hidden little gem, in the heart of AzabuJuban since March 2014. Thanks to our Salons location, We have welcomed international clients from over 77 different countries so far. We all speak English here in One World, please do not worry about any troubles with language communication! Trust us and tell us how you want your hair styled-We will help you to create a hairstyle that brightens up your day. We are looking forward to seeing you.”
Review of OneWORLD International Hair Salon
Basic Information on Sin Den
Features of Sin Den
“SIN DEN salon’s staff speaks fluent English with sophisticated techniques, and excellent services to provide an International Total Beauty Space.
Review of Sin Den
GOLD SALON TOKYO Omotesando
Basic Information on GOLD SALON TOKYO Omotesando
|Address||〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 4 Chome−11−15 Cinnamon Oak B1|
Features of GOLD SALON TOKYO Omotesando
“English speaking hair salon in Tokyo`s most fashionable Omotesando area, at Gold our speciality is Caucasian/ Foreign hair. Our stylists excel at Precise Cutting, Coloring and High-lighting and Brazilian Keratin Treatments. 1min from Omotesando Stn, open from 10am-8pm, closed Sun Mon. All Gold`s staff are fluent English speakers who are highly skilled working with Caucasian/Foreign hair textures. We specialise in beautiful, natural colouring and Brazilian keratin smoothing treatments, Hair extensions and all other salon services.
Review of GOLD SALON TOKYO Omotesando
SHINKA Hair Design Roppongi
Basic Information on SHINKA Hair Design Roppongi
|Address||〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 5 Chome−18−20 2F|
Features of SHINKA Hair Design Roppongi
All staff members speak English. We are the first hair salon in Japan to have a dedicated English-speaking line so that people of other nationalities can use our salon more easily. Everything is written in both English and Japanese, from the signage in the salon to the membership cards. If you know someone around you who is having trouble with the language, please introduce them to us.
Review of SHINKA Hair Design Roppongi
Basic Information on MEY TOKYO
|Address||〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−9−8 KI-438 2F-B|
Features of MEY TOKYO
“Our stylists, who have experience from famous hair salons in Aoyama and Mey Salon in New York City, will produce for you high quality hairstyles that are based on the unique needs of your hair. Mey Tokyo is the perfect salon to experience refined techniques for a wide range of hairstyles and hair types, which our stylists cultivated through their professional endeavors in New York City and Aoyama. We provide individual services to our guests to share special moments and to provide consultations that will ensure future enjoyment of your hairstyle.
Review of MEY TOKYO
What are the treatment times and prices of English-speaking beauty salons in Tokyo?
Please refer to the following for the prices and treatment times of the menus offered at a typical English or foreigner-oriented beauty salon.
|1〜1 and half hours|
More detailed pricing and treatment time will largely depend on the design and menu you want to achieve, as well as your own hair condition.
So, you can ask over the phone or visit the salon for counseling.
Are there hairdressers in Tokyo who specialize in curly hair and black people?
There are many hairdressers working in Tokyo who have worked abroad for many years, some of whom specialize in curly hair and black hair, which require difficult techniques and experience.
Curly hair and black people’s treatment is very different from other foreign hair types and requires specialized skills, knowledge, and experience。
There are several specialty stores in Tokyo, so please take a look at them.
|住所||〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3 Chome−20−9 3F|
“A beauty salon specializing in Black mix people. Japanese straight hair is popular and special hair care products are available.
|住所||〒116-0013 Tokyo, Arakawa City, Nishinippori, 6 Chome−42−8 安藤ビル 1F|
JAMBO is a well-established hair extension and black hair salon that combines highly skilled staff with the latest trends.
JAMBO is located quietly in Nishinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo.
It is an unpretentious relaxing space full of downtown atmosphere.
Customers from all over Japan gather at JAMBO to add color to their lifestyles.
The customers have a wide range of occupations and titles, and they form a community that includes fun encounters.
It is very difficult to find the right hairdresser or hair salon.
Not only technical issues but also various other issues such as English communication level, ease of access, price, etc.
If you have not yet found the best international beauty salon for you, we encourage you to try the 10 we have introduced here.