Hair in Berlin: Hoshi Coupe

I’ve been going to Hoshi for over eight years now; first in Chelsea and the East Village (because I figured, how bad could a New York haircut get if the stylists also have shops in Paris, Kyoto, and, most importantly, Berlin?), then, once I finally moved here, I was ecstatic to find the same standard of excellence applied at their location on Garnisonkirchplatz, just on the other side of the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.


As a man who’s probably not got that many more years before he’ll have to just buzz it all off, face the fact that his own mortality is externalizing itself through male-pattern balding, it’s especially important a stylist sets you at ease, and at Hoshi that’s just what I get. And a supreme sense of calm seeps into me from the lack of chatter, the lovely-smelling (but not overly floral) shampooing, the thorough head-neck-shoulders massage that precedes each cut, and the great care and scrutiny that is dedicated to each unruly hair.


Yet they don’t just work their miracles on men, after sending her Hoshi’s way, for instance, a friend of mine has been sporting gorgeous little blond Mia Farrow or Michelle Williams dos, and she says soon she’ll even try a mild Japanese perm. Though they may cost a little more than those 10 Euro places where you can just walk in whenever, I still wouldn’t trade that feeling I have walking out the door and through the throngs of annoying tourists for the world. Treat yo’ self!

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Hoshi Coupe

Hoshi Coupe

Garnisonkirchplatz 2

10178 Berlin Mitte

Hackescher Markt

Opening Hours:

Mon–Sat 11:00–19:00


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  1. Kajsa on


    Pictures like these makes me vermisse Berlin :) Seems like a great place where you can relax. I am always picky about hair salons, but I love the atmosphere in this place.

  2. Carly on


    Could you tell me how long it’s open for business now in Berlin?

  3. gj on


    Thanks for this article. Don’t know what I typed into google to get here, but it worked. Really happy I ended up at Hoshi Coupe yesterday. One of the best haircuts I’ve ever had. Coming from a Cascadian background I don’t often put much weight into ‘fancy’ haircuts, and I usually just end up at a local barbershop, but I was needing a good cut before heading back to the States for a wedding. I was looking for something masculine, classic, not trendy, but also not too spießig and they nailed it. Great tip. I’ll be going back. Thanks.

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      Very happy to hear that! And thanks for letting us know :-)

  4. Natalie on


    Hallo sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
    Ich habe das price list gesehen, dauerwelle Kost 25 euro, für langer Hair auch ?

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