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Sei-Tomoko Salon

142 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 40.731401 -74.000448
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-5475 Send to Phone
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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling
Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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Official Website

seitomoko.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

With three sister locations downtown, Sei-Tomoko has become a cult destination in triplicate for anyone obsessed with Japanese hair-straightening techniques. Pint-size powerhouse and owner Tomoko Kawamoto and husband Sei first opened the 13th Street branch of this mini-chain back in 1995. Since then, the Kawamoto claim to fame has been all about gentility: You will find no burn-inducing flatirons, and your shampoo will be followed by an abbreviated shiatsu massage. Sleek Asian-inspired haircuts are also available here, as are a number of hard-to-find Japanese styling products. One thing that you won’t find is a “walk-ins welcome” banner. Be prepared to book three weeks in advance.

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