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These Japanese stylists are offering pay-what-you-want haircuts in Herald Square

Will Gleason

Over the last few weeks, Japanese hair stylists Yusuke Mori and Toshihiro Fujimoto have been setting up shop in Herald Square. Their sign reads: “Hello. We are Japanese hairdressers. We want every one to smile at the hair cut, and we think that it is happy to be price is up to you. Please try it!”

Surprisingly, it looks like many people have done just that. The duo’s Facebook and Instagram is full of New Yorkers taking a few minutes to sit in the park, get a trim and pay what they think is justified for the service.

“Usually, we work as hair stylists at a salon and charge $70 and up,” says Mori. “But by cutting hair on the streets, we can see so many more happy smiles than in a salon. Even though it’s not a perfect situation with no dryer, no chair and no shampoo. People are enjoying it and are happy. It’s easy to feel the joy.”

If you’re interested in trying out the street salon’s services for yourself, head to Herald Square tonight, where the duo will be offering their services starting at 9pm. 


Today is cut day in Herald Square

A photo posted by Yusuke Mori (@ysk_0402) on



A photo posted by Toshihiro Fujimoto (@tooshhiii) on


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