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.

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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.

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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