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Hoshi Coupe Ii - 16 Reviews - 214 E 9TH St, New York, NY - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (212) 505-0383

Hoshi Coupe Ii

214 E 9TH St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-0383
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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 $...


"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 ...

Good Value 2/8/2010

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. Pros: Best for Different Types of Dude Hair Cons: Cash Only more

exquisite attention 1/26/2009

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. Pros: Late hours on weekends. Cons: Minimalism , cool music playing low, relaxing zen-like atmosphere more

great place to go if you definitely want asian cut! 12/8/2008

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. Pros: great for asian hair or for asian-inspired styles. also if you want to devolumize hair Cons: cash only. is it for taxation purposes? more

Hoshi Coupe SOHO - watch your color!! 11/4/2008

"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!" more

so-so stylist and attitude problem 7/21/2008

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. Pros: comfortable haircut Cons: soso stylist, dirty restroom, attitude problem with the owner more

okay experience 1/10/2008

overall okay - decent haircut that grew out quicker than I would like. the cash only policy is tiresome. more

hair nightmare 1/3/2008

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. more

Kana gave me a great haircut! 9/18/2007

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! more

speak Japanese and expect thinner hair 6/1/2006

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. Pros: asian hairstyles Cons: language barrier, haircut in basement!, decent price more

Great place if u have the right kind of hair 3/5/2006

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. Pros: good price, low key, great staff Cons: cash only, good @ 1 look only more

Please do not go here! 2/16/2006

I used to love this place. My old stylist had left and i thought it would be ok to try someone else here. I asked the stylist not to thin my hair. He kept insisting. I kept saying no. I even stopped him once when he started to thin it. Towards the end he said, ok i'm going to thin it just a little bit. Well he thinned it to about a quarter of its previous thickness. I ended up with a really ratty 80s do. All i can come up with for why is that this man only knew how to do one kind of stylish cut for long hair. But its the opposite of what i wanted and asked for. I have really long hair and it will take over two years to grow out the damage. more

I will go nowhere else 7/11/2005

I have been going to Hoshi Coupe II (9th St. location) for years and have yet to find one thing wrong with it. I am not a chatty person though the staff are quite friendly if you feel like talking. The price is a bit high but I've paid more at some high-end salons that have totally ripped me off. The stylists here are truly artists. They take time with your hair and never rush things. And they always ask before proceeding. The consideration and professionalism are definitely worth the slightly above-average price. If you are nervous about getting a haircut, Hoshi Coupe emits a Zenlike calm. I have never left with anything I didn't feel gorgeous about. After my cut, I love relaxing at the awesome Japanese bakery nearby. A distinctly Japanese experience. Make reservations in advance! Pros: Great cuts, Professional Staff, Quiet atmosphere Cons: Not good for budget more

The equation for the perfect salon 1/17/2005

skilled staff + minimal atmosphere + razor edge style + a great head neck and shoulder massage with every cut - snotty attitudes - high prices - hype = a salon to definitely try, and one that i will always visit. some of the staff may not be as well versed in English, but they make up for it in style and skill. We don't have to chat and become BFF, just give me the great cuts that keep us coming back. Pros: excellent stylists, reasonable price, great massage more

Comments on first visit 5/28/2003

I recently went here for my first time. The decor and ambiance sure are nice and serene. And the price was certainly right. (I normally rotate my haircuts between two other stylists at different salons; they both charge in the range of $75-90). But in the end, the haircut I got was not that great. I've gotten better cuts at Supercuts. My hair (female) is normally styled very short and pixie-like, with little spikes here and there. I explained what I wanted to the stylist, but the cut ended up being more like a "bowl" cut. The little neck/shoulder massage at the end was nice, but at the end of the day a good cut is what matters. In this day and age, I was also surprised they only accept cash. Pros: decor, ambiance, brief neck massage Cons: my stylist not good, accept cash only more

the search is over!!! 12/5/2002

i've been looking for an affordable and good hairdresser for a long time now, and in new york, that combo can end in nothing. hoshi coupe however has been phenomenal. i'm sold. friendly hairdressers and good/prompt service makes this place a must for asians looking for good cuts minus the stereotypes. more

no massage for the ladies!? 11/15/2002

ok, this place is great for asian hair. it's not a chop shop like some of the places in chinatown. the stylist name = suzu - she was an architect and very good with my hair. it's a bit more priceier 50$ on average for a WOMENS cut if your used to chinatown but it's worth it. i feel like a million bucks coming out of there; and like the title says, they only Pros: good atmosphere, easy appt scheduling, nice stylists Cons: no massage 4 ladies more
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  • The second, East Village location of this Japanese salon accommodates patrons with cuts, blow drys, and massage.

  • 2/16/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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