If you’re looking for an international standard hair salon in Okinawa for either men or women then it can be difficult to find. There are probably hundreds of hair salons for women with varying degrees of English. Then there are the cuts for men which range from local barbers for a quick buzz cut with no English required. I’ve personally put off getting a decent cut and some color to hide the grey because I couldn’t find a men’s salon with decent English and therefore a consultation on the best cut and color to have. A common complaint among female friends has been that even if they find a salon with good English and staff it takes hours because of the Japanese practice of working on several people at the same time.

KOS is a genuine revelation in Okinawa. Firstly, the salon could be set in New York or London but it’s in Ginowan. It’s sparkling clean, I dare you to find a thing out of place or a spec of dirt. It’s modern, with top quality fittings and furnishing as well. The best and most positive reason to go though is the owner. As it’s only been open a few months you are likely to get one on one attention from Kyoko-san who is the owner and style director.

What makes her so good? Firstly she spent 10 years working in London so her English is perfect, even with a slight British accent! Secondly, she worked in Toni & Guy in London which if you don’t know is on a par with Vidal Sassoon, so she knows her stuff! Finally, they’ve got really reasonable prices AND even better we’ve got 10 percent off for first time visitors if you mention Totalokinawa.com If you’re male or female and looking for cut, color or treatment in a salon that wouldn’t be out of place in New York from a style director for an Okinawan price, then what are you waiting for!

We strongly recommend KOS and please leave comments below or on our Facebook page after you’ve been! Don’t forget your 10 percent discount.

KOS is easy to find. Simple take 58 towards Naha and take the second right just after Nitori in Ginowan. Follow the road down, go across four intersections and it’s on the 3rd floor on the right.

Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:00 – 20:00

Sat: 9:00 – 19:00

Sun: 9:00 – 18:00

Close: Wen and 2nd and 4th Tue of the month

Opening Hours

MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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