"I'm good at finding the right cut for the right person and I never forget that hair is a living thing."
What is your signature?
I'm good at finding the right cut for the right person and I never forget that hair is a living thing. I respect and nurture it, always. I like natural textures and powerful styles.
What inspires you?
My hometown TAKASHIMA. It is surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and forests... It is nature at its best, vibrant with colors, lines and textures. Also, I'm inspired by the people I work with, such as photographers, make-up artists, fashion editors, artistic directors…etc.
And the job that you won’t forget?
A shooting for GQ Japan, in Cuba. The team met there for the first time, we didn't know each other before. It made me realize just how interesting it is, to create something with brand new people in unfamiliar places.
What do you see as modern in today’s hairdressing ?
People in the street, including those who live on the fringes of society.