Do you know Japanese hostess’s hairstyle?
Their hairstyles are very special.
There are many hairstyle salons for hostess in Tokyo and Osaka. Many hostess go to hair salons and get hair set.
some hair salons have over 100 customers within 3hours.
The hairstyle salons don’t have a normal salon menu i.e: shampoo, hair cut, etc…(although some do have, but are only available during the day time. This is because of the hostess rush during the evening.)
When hostesses come the salon, they write their name down on a list.
Usually they write their hostess name (nickname).
Then sit in a chair and order what style they want.
A salon assistant curls their hair with curlers or hair irons.
After that, the Stylist will style the hair.
It takes about 15min to 30min.
Hostesses get their hairstyle / hair-set almost everyday. So they are very particular about hair.
Some hostesses may say,
“Hey, today’s hair-set is a little different from what it normally looks like.”
“This is not what I want, fix it asap.”
“I have only 10min. Hurry up!”
Stylists must be strong…
The hair-sets cost about 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen.
Hostess have to spend money about 40,000 yen to 60,000 yen a month. OMG!
The salon needs just chairs, mirrors, hairspray, combs and hair pins. Start-up cost are very low. Sounds like a good business to me.
The hair-sets are like an art.
I’ll explain the different hairstyles in my next post.
I’ve been said by many foreigners “Why do Japanese men pay so much money for just talking with girls?”
Japanese hostess almost never have sex with customers. They just chat and make drinks. That is their job.
Hostess may go on dates, shopping, trips with their customers. They may also have sex for love or for money. But that is the hostess’s choice, and has nothing to do with the bar she works at.
Anyway, customers pay a range of ¥3,000 - ¥50,000 for the 1st set.
1st set usually mean 1hour or 1.5hour.
(I’ll explain the differences is between cheap and expensive hostess bars.)
So why do Japanese guys go to hostess bars?
Pattern 1: Some guys are shy and can’t talk with girls but, they want to. So they spend money for it.
Pattern 2: Some rich guys go to hostess bars instead of cafes even though they don’t drink alcohol.
At expensive hostess bars, the hostesses have a lot of knowledge and manner. So customers can feel relaxed and have deep conversations.
Also it is for status, when they drink there.
Pattern 3: Some business men bring their business partners/customers to hostess bars for entertainment. This is good for their business.
Pattern 4: Some guys enjoy process of trying to get a hostess. Of course there are sex shops where guys can go anytime, but some guys feel that is not a challenge.
Pattern 5: Some guys think it’s boring to only drink guys.
They think it is more fun with girls.
What a mysterious world…
There are bars in Japan that have hostesses.
I’ll explain what a hostess is and the different types of services they provide.
Snack: Are only provided at the counter table.
The girls will make the customer’s drinks at the counter and chat
with them at the same time.
3,000yen-5,000yen there is no time limit.
Girl’s bar: This is a new type of service.
Girls who work in this position are usually young (18-23).
Kyabakura: One girl will sit beside one customer and pour the drinks for
The cost is between 3,000yen-5,0000 yen for 1 hour.
Girls are required to wear dresses and have their hair
Most of the girls are young.
The customer may choose who they want to chat with.
Lounge: Is in the middle of the club and Kyabakura.
Club: It is the highest class hostess bar.
There are mama, chi-mama who are like the bosses of the
Most girls wear dresses and have hair done by professionals, some
girls will wear Kimonos.
You can choose who you want to chat.
The club is member only. New customer needs to know somebody
who work the club or the club’s customer.
All hostess bar’s cost does not include alcohol. So customers purchase a bottle in their own name and it is kept for future visits. it called “bottle keep”
Do you know there are many hostess bars in Japan?
You can chat with girls in a hostess bar.
But you can’t have sex. Just chat.
And basically customers can’t meet girls out of bars.
Why Japanese men go to the hostess bar even the bar is expensive?
I was asked about that many many times by foreigners.
That’s a good question.
I’ll write about hostess bar’s system and what happen in hostess bar is.