Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

National Nov 19, 2019

Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

Barber and beauty care providers have started making visits to people's homes and nursing care facilities as they adapt their services to the demands of Japan's rapidly aging society. As elderly regular customers tail off their visits to beauty salons, businesses are taking their full ...

Male hairdressers struggle in 'charisma boom' wake

National Aug 30, 2013

Male hairdressers struggle in 'charisma boom' wake

by Tomoko Arima

Male hairdressers are having trouble surviving amid the so-called charisma boom their industry gave rise to around 2000. The boom, hyped by TV dramas and variety shows with charismatic hairdressers, prompted many young men to take up the profession. The number of newly licensed hairdressers ...