QB House brings express haircuts to New York

Business / Corporate Jun 16, 2017

QB House brings express haircuts to New York

Major Japanese barber shop chain QB House launched its first outlet in central New York on Thursday to offer its signature no-frills quick haircuts at affordable prices. It is the first foothold for QB House outside Asia. The chain had 550 shops in Japan and ...

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

National May 6, 2014

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

Whether it's getting a wedding dress, makeup or a haircut, more shops are using tablet computers to help customers visualize what they would look like before actually taking the plunge. One dress rental company centered in eastern Japan has been using an application it developed ...

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 ...