It's rare to find a good hair stylist that you can really trust. Once I've met Alexandre, and let him color and cut my hair I felt that I've found the one that I could trust. I was happy with the results and felt comfortable than ever. Warmly recommended.
I was so pleased to have my hair done with Alexandre , he spent the time for a real consultation got me a nicer hairstyle without cutting a lot of my length and also gave me some new idea for my hair when I will be ready for a change.
He colored my hair with some shiny highlights like back home ! I am so pleased now with my haircolor because I have been to few places in Tokyo and the stylists here don`t know anything about foreigners hair color.
My husband is a client with Alexandre now and loves his new haircut.
I came here to have my hair done properly after he mistake of a QB cut wen my hair got too shaggy.
I was served by Shingen himself, who was superb throughout - naturally kind, responsive, and not overtly talkative. Took his time and did my hair right. I was a bit worried by his profile photo here - I thought he'd be aloof and a bit rude like Watanabe-san at Watanabe, and the guy who runs Dude.
(I've been to both, of course, and Shingen trumps both by far.)
His clientele has gone down quite a bit since it was mostly, unfortunately, the rich expats living in Hiroo who fled post-3/11, so I would definitely urge anyone needing someone who is good with foreign hair to support Shingen Japon.
The 20% coupon from Sunnypages made it a better deal as well, as without it, it is a tad expensive.
Definitely recommended. The best foreigner-oriented salon I've been to yet.
The humid Tokyo summer certainly makes my hair unmanagble so I decided to do some research and ended up going here. The phone was answered in Japanese but after asking for English, it was transfered to Shingen who speaks passable English. They fit me right in the first day so I headed on over.
First of all, its much smaller than the picture might lead you to believe. That is a mirror halfway down the hall there. It's on street level and easy to find.
My stylist was Izumi. She didn't speak much English but knew a few words here and there. I really don't mind if my stylist dosen't speak any English as I would love to practice my Japanese, but it is handy to have one speaker on staff if there is any major confusion.
She seemed delighted to have me practice my Japanese with here and I think the haircut took several times longer than it should have because of our broken conversations, which was fine by me because I wasn't in any rush. Shingen pretty much ignored me but Izumi was very friendly.
Overall, the haircut was decent, although I have never been able to do much with my hair. It looked pretty good when I left but the humidity had already killed any of the styling by the time I returned back home.
Overall I would rate the experience as an 8 out of ten. For men, I think the price is a bit high...perhaps there is more value for women. I would check it out though and use the 20% off the first, which makes it a decent value.