English Speaking Hairdressers

Getting a bad haircut can be a nightmare. Even the slightest miscommunication with your hairdresser can leave you looking foolish for a week or more or hiding your botched hairdo under a hat. This problem can be compounded if you and your stylist don’t speak the same language. Therefore, it’s best to find a hairdresser who speaks English. If you want a specialist who listens and understands your needs, the salons listed below are the best places to go!

Cockney Hair and Beauty

Hirotaka Aoki, also known as Hiro to his friends, is a skilled stylist who studied at Vidal Sassoon in London. His training is evident in both his hairstyling abilities and his language skills. Cockney, his hair salon, is located just a three-minute walk from the Kokusai Center Station and is a popular choice among young and fashionable residents of Nagoya. Hirotaka encourages his staff to learn English and even holds after-hours lessons in the store.

Telephone: 052-433-2254
Address: 3-20-20 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002 (map link)
URL: nagoya-hairsalon.com


Ryo Izume has spent some time studying abroad in New Zealand. He keeps up his English by conversing with his many expat friends. His salon, LiPS, specializes in providing stylish, affordable, quick haircuts for both men and women. The salon is conveniently located near Sakko station. Ryo is the only English speaker at the salon, so if you want to make an appointment, you should contact him directly using the LINE app. His username is @lkx7325y. You can easily recognize Ryo at the store by his brightly colored hair, which seems to change weekly!

Telephone: 052-586-5700
Address: Nishi Ward Noritakeshinmachi, 4 Chome−3−17 Kashima Building A Building 1F (map link)
URL: lips5700.jimdofree.com


Stateroom’s philosophy is “natural, sophisticated and classy,” which comes from Hiroshi Morita’s time studying in New York. Appointments can be made online for added convenience, and the location is near Kokusai Center Station.

Telephone: 090-3253-5107
Address: 5−10−7 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002 (map)
URL: www.stateroom.jp

Studio A Hair Salon

Studio A’s owner and stylist, Akihito Kawamoto, refined his skills in New York. Although the salon primarily caters to women, it also has a significant male clientele. It is located just a five-minute walk from Issha Station.

Telephone: 052-773-2003
Address: 1-157 Takayashiro, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 465-0095 (map)
URL: studioa.ciao.jp

Uraura Hair Salon

Uraura offers diverse services and takes pride in its counseling and communication with customers to ensure that their hairstyle is exactly what they desire. If you are an English speaker, you can receive this service from Yukiko, who has studied in New York. The salon is conveniently located just a five-minute walk away from Takaoka Station.

Telephone: 052-932-5572
Address: 3-10-4 Izumi, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 461-0001 (map)
URL: uraura.net

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