214 E 9th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.729645 -73.988578
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown
Good Value – It's pretty hard to find a place that gives high quality cuts for guy hair (um, that's receding a bit) - cuts that look flattering, hip, and grow out really well - for less than $50 in NY. If you're like me and hate bothering getting you're hair cut, it helps to find a place that can cut it so well it still looks good after 3-5 months. There were a couple great places I had found in Brooklyn: The Beehive, then Public, Wood.. and Bunny - but they eventually raised their rates too high for me. After trying a lot of duds in Manhattan, I finally stumbled into this place. Though I can't speak to their 'Asian' hair cut, which is apparently their specialty, if you have 'white persons' hair like me, I'd highly recommend Gerardo or the other guy on the top floor. Once I accidently wound up with a female Japanese stylist and I ended up looking like a member of a Korean boy band.
exquisite attention – I made an appt. @ Hoshi Coup II this Sunday @ 5:45pm. I was there on time and was received by Akemi who was to cut my hair. She began with a long shampoo as my hair was a mess and this was extremely relaxing. Initially, she had a lady translating when I sat down, she asked what I was looking for and how do I usually cut my hair and how long since my last cut? I let her know that it had been almost 2 months and that I typically comb my hair straight down. They then asked me if I use styling was or gel? I replied sometimes. I let them know I was here for something new or at least a break from the hair cut I had.
She then began to prepare for the cut, initially, I thought Akemi was very new as she took some time, kind of sizing my hair up. She then took a long time around my temples/forehead and seemingly cut nothing. She continued cutting and picked up the pace as well. She then asked if it was too long and I replied no, that all was ok. She then finished up on me and washed my hair again, it was only then that I could see that she was amazing. Probably due to my Chinatown haircuts, I noticed that my hairs were long and looked strange around my temple. I guess this happens when you ask for only scissors-haircut and they switch to a machine later on. Akemi has an eye for things; I then though I should shut up cos she knows her stuff. In the end I had the best haircut of my life. I felt it inside me. I had spent time looking online at various other salons; I was ready for the $60 or $80 sticker price. After all, I was spending $20 in Chinatown plus tip and tips for the super long relaxing shampoos and massages. But this Sunday at Hoshi CoupeII, and the very end, the woman in charge said $40. I smiled, said thanks to all and gave Akemi $15 for just being who she is. One thing I did pick-up reading the salon comments was that your stylist should be the only person handling your hair, washing and cutting. Akemi is the It girl for me @ Hoshi Coupe II.
great place to go if you definitely want asian cut! – i got my haircut in october so this might not even too updated. the reason i am giving the review is to give justice to some of the pros at hoishi.
i have been to many salons in nyc to find the person who can give me THE CUT. finally, upon a passing discussion with my friend, i decided to come to hoishi. the stylist, sayuri, or something that sounded like that was excellent at thinning out my thick asian hair.
i have been to posh salons from williamsburg to sunnyside but this is the first time i found one that gave me what i wanted.
sayuri had language difficulties. i remember her asking me if i wanted to "glow" my hair. i finally figured out she meant grow. she listens, however, and gave me what i wanted. its too bad her visa ends this month so i have to rush and get another cut before she leaves.
i agree, however, with comment of some customers about some staff members with an attitude. a male stylist was trying to be snotty. he might have been thinking he worked for the stars.
overall, wonderful experience. again, except for the no-card policy.
Hoshi Coupe SOHO - watch your color!! – "Be afraid, be very, very afraid. DO NOT let TAKA go near your hair with a bottle of color. I went in for a simple root touch up, so I thought. I have dark brunette hair, and left with bright red roots - lighter than my dark brunette - how did he pull that off? I went immediately to a salon around the corner on West Broadway, where they could see my roots while I was waiting on the sofa..
They fixed it perfectly - but Hoshi Coupe - needs to manage their colorists. This was OUTRAGEOUS!"
so-so stylist and attitude problem – I had my first experience with Hoshi Coupe (II) couple of days ago. I've always had a above average standard for hair and I have to say my stylist was very average to the point I had to stop her several times during the cut to communicate her. another problem I had with them was their attitude problem, i was asked to 'clean' my seat because I left a magazine on the chair while paying for my haircut (they dont accept Credit card). I told them NO since the magazine was already there on the chair when before I even came into the store, they gave me a very uncomfortable and condescending look aka 'get the F out of here' (accompanied by other staff as well). I strongly recommend avoiding this place at all cost, since there are other much better alternatives just a few blocks from this place.
okay experience – overall okay - decent haircut that grew out quicker than I would like. the cash only policy is tiresome.
hair nightmare – They don't listen to a thing you say and cut it their way. Impossible to communicate with them in English. They are polite nod and then give you a lousy haircut.
Kana gave me a great haircut! – Got the best haircut of my life today, courtesy of Kana. She is amazing. I left feeling like I'd lost 10 lbs and couldn't stop touching my hair. Kana was very focused (read: no chit-chat) and did a beautiful job. Hoshi Coupe: Thank you!
speak Japanese and expect thinner hair – They will thin out your hair even if you ask them not too!! they are really good at asian haircuts, but that's really the only way and hair that they know how to cut.
Great place if u have the right kind of hair – I really like Hoshi Coupe. The people are friendly, it's very low key, and the prices are great. However, if you don't have thin shiny hair, then it's hard to get a look that's good for you. The stylists are mainly Japanese, which means that they're good at Japanese-style haircuts. I'm Asian (female), but my hair is thicker. I keep on getting ultra-thinned out hair when I go, and it's hard to get a different style (I'm looking for traditional and conservative layers--relaly boring and def. not trendy). They're great at cutting hair, and they def. know what they're doing. But make sure you're looking for a thinned out, trendy hair cut if you plan on going.
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