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Meticulous Hairstyling by Shinji

With extensive experience in Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, and New York, Japanese hairstylist, Shinji recently started taking his own clients at a hair salon in Chelsea. He offers a full range of hair services––from cuts and color to perms and styling––for a wide audience, and he makes a great effort to find the best style for each client. “Communication between customers is very important, but I am not a native English speaker, so I communicate with them through my technique,” he explains. While trying to understand the client’s personality and listen to his or her request, he also works to discover features that even the client has not noticed.

As for Shinji’s signature style, “I would say it is long hair with natural volume—not really overdone but gorgeous, which I think fits in New York.” Although almost 70% of his current clients are female, he has a growing number of male customers. “Men’s haircuts require more technique and meticulousness, just like a sculpture. There are many businessmen who need haircuts every two to three weeks because impressions matter in the New York business world,” he says. His meticulous approach, solid technique, and sincere attitude will help you obtain the perfect personal style.
Shinji 5th Ave Salon 123 5th Ave., (bet.19th & 20th Sts.), 2Fl., New York, NY 10003 | TEL: 347-580-0606