New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Fashion > Beauty > Lotus Salon

Lotus Salon

7 Prince St., New York, NY 10013 40.716329 -74.009627
nr. Bowery  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-219-3293 Send to Phone
See other locations >>

  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling

Share this listing

Official Website


Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at Prince St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Lotus Salons tend to crop up in spare downtown storefronts so small they fit just a few styling chairs and a reception desk. The salons’ owner, Tokyo-born Junichi Koide, has a knack for business but zero expertise in cosmetology—he went to med school instead of beauty school—so he maintains a hands-off policy, entrusting salon aesthetics to his expert stylists. It’s they who run the show, and the boss describes his salons as the tonsorial counterparts of art galleries, where result, there’s no standard Lotus experience. In the Tribeca salon—which, with the addition of a couch, is the biggest of the branches—color might involve an unusual single process in which your head is tin-foiled in various hues, while a cut by a John Sahag protégée might shear you “the artists are the stars.” Lotus’ stylist-artists are also jacks-of-all-beauty-trades: They cut, color, shampoo, blow-dry, and choose their own products, equipment, and techniques. There is one Lotus look that can be achieved at all locations: straight, silky locks courtesy of high-tech Japanese hair straightening.