In order to reduce the risk of infection from the novel coronavirus, many people have been avoiding a visit to their usual hair salon or barber. The situation in Japan is no different.

Unless your company lets you use an avatar, attending videoconferences with colleagues, and even more so with clients, requires a minimum of upkeep when it comes to your appearance. And yet, it's a well-known fact that hairstylists like to talk to their customers, which means microdroplets flying all over the place.

Fortunately for those who live in the Tokyo area, one hair salon is offering a service perfect for people who don't want to be surrounded by jibber-jabber in these worrisome times.

A silent salon open 24/7

PiNCH, Inc. operates a beauty salon in Akasaka, Tokyo that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Since February, PiNCH has turned it into a "Silent Salon" in which non-essential conversations are prohibited. Silent cuts, silent perms, silent shampoos, silent treatment, and all for a good cause.

© PiNCH, Inc.

The Akasaka branch is completely private and by appointment only. This not only allows you to make the most of your time late at night or early in the morning, but also helps avoid infection with the novel coronavirus since you're avoiding close quarters.

For this reason, the service is popular both among people who are too busy with work to go to the salon and parents who are raising children.

Technically speaking, it's actually not totally silent. They play songs by request to create a nice, relaxing mood.

Its soothing, green interior, the interior will also help you unwind. You'll feel relaxed as you receive your treatment!

  • PiNCH Akasaka Salon
  • Address: 2F Yokogawa Building, 4-3-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Business hours: Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit 1 for Akasaka Station, 3 minutes walk from Exit 10 for Akasaka-mitsuke Station.
  • Website:PiNCH
  • Phone number: 03-6886-7738

By - grape Japan editorial staff.