Takamichi Saeki @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Takamichi Saeki is recognized as one of New York’s top stylists, known for razor sharp cuts and effortless downtown appeal.
His artistic interpretation of hair is grounded in his background in the arts as he began his creative career in the art business. It was his passion in and experience with shape and form in painting that led Takamichi to his interest in hair styling, and what has made his cuts particularly precise, creative and unique. He began this second career at Siren, the NoLIta salon that developed a cult following the 1990s, when Andre Balazs and John Cale were regulars. Takamichi opened his first salon in 1999, since he has developed loyal followers, who are coming to see him from all over the world.
The Takamichi cut is a customized, precise cut tailored not only to each client’s hair texture and head shape, but also their lifestyle. His cuts are easy to maintain and look good weeks after.
Gabrielle Fishman @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Gabrielle began her training at a Paul Mitchell school and received advanced studies at the Vidal Sassoon academy in London, developing a mastery of hair geometry and structure.
She has worked with and learned from world renowned stylists including Jay Small, Colin Caruso, DJ Muldoon and Julien Farel. Gabrielle creates every haircut customized to the client's texture, head shape and lifestyle, assuring a unique look that is low maintenance, enhances the client's personal aesthetic and evolves in the following weeks rather than simply growing out.
Gabrielle's approach is informed by a deep appreciation of art and aesthetics and a commitment to continued education.
Gene Sarcinello @ Takamichi Hair, New York
With three generations of men in his family preceding him - Gene's craft is literally in his blood. Although he grew up on the east coast it was in LA where Gene apprenticed and discovered his own brand of style in color and cut techniques.
Eventually finding his way back east, Gene found a home at John Dellaria in NYC. Over the last 16 years Gene has continued to perfect his craft and build a robust client list of on the go professional New Yorkers.
Gene's focus is on natural looking hair that looks great between cuts. We are happy that Gene has chosen Takamichi Hair for the next chapter in his continued evolution .
Natalie South @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Hailing from Dallas Texas Natalie set her eyes on the big apple just more than 10 years ago.It is here that her talent, southern charm and passion for making clients feel beautiful and confident, caught the eye of Soho's John Dellaria . Mentoring under him she continued nurturing her craft and building a strong reputation as Soho's go to person for Brazilian Blowouts . We welcome Natalie and her clients to Takamichi hair,where she continues to make people feel fabulous and confident with her cuts, colors and her famous Brazilian Blowouts .
Sarah Spratt @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Senior Hair Colorist
Sarah knew fashion and haircolor would be a part of her life from the time she started coloring and styling her friends’ hair at her home as a teenager. After starting a clothing line that was sold in Barneys Co-op and boutiques around the world, Sarah had the opportunity to create wigs for sculptor Charles Ray, reigniting her passion for hair and eventually landing her at Ion Studio studying hand painted Balayage highlights and editorial color with Lena Ott. After working there for several years she's now Senior colorist at Takamichi Hair. She has recently signed with The magnet Agency and worked on several new film projects with Heather Graham (My Dead Boyfriend) and fun color on indie film Free The Nipple. Style: Hip, ever-present, artistic from natural to creative color. Expertise: Balayage and creative hair color.
David Kruk @ Takamichi Hair, New York
David sought inspiration, honed his skills and refined his eye after moving to New York in 2008 working at such high end salons as John Frieda, Sally Hershberger and Takamichi Hair. His involvement with fashion week as well as top art agencies under editorial artists such as Kayla Michele, Didier and Ashley Javier keeps him up to par with the the latest trends in fashion. Under tutelage of Takamichi Saeki and Frederic Boudet, David has become a specialist in men's grooming and his understanding of shape and design, keen attention to detail and passion for his art will have him as a sought after stylist for many decades to come.
Sara Jane Booth @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Sara graduated from Toni & Guy Academy in Dallas in 2007, before moving to Chicago to study Design Management at Columbia College. Her plan was then to move to France to finish her degree at Parsons Paris, but a series of events brought her back to Texas where she trained with top colorists at LARC hair salon. Her talent pushed her to move to New York City where she found a home at TakamichiHair. Here, she quickly rose through the ranks to become a Junior Colorist.
Her influence from drawing and painting has her constantly searching for an understanding of what makes colors and shapes pleasing to the eye; finding the right shade for your skin tone is one of her obsessions. Sara focuses on the subtle differences that create a finished look that appears effortless and fluid while defining the line you must cross to create something that is unique or even obscure. Sara believes in having a collaborative approach with her clients; the final work is as much hers as her clients vision.
Tamami Bloomfield @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Tamami was born and raised in Japan where she studied hair & make up. She worked for top salons in Tokyo, before moving to NYC in 2006. She uses a very special dry cut finishing technique she learned in Tokyo that creates beautiful texture lines. Her easy styling is one that her clients can effortlessly recreate at home. She creates versatile cuts that can be edgy, natural, or sexy upon her styling and her clients' desires.
Tamami has a soft spot for weddings, and had mastered the art of making brides and grooms look their best.
Tamami also does editorial work for fashion magazines and advertising. She regularly works on fashion shows as well.
Vanessa Quiles @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Vanessa is a native New Yorker graduated from Aveda Institute NYC in 2010. Upon graduation she went to work with Oscar Blandi to work with some of the most inspirational stylist who taught her how to cut and style traditional hair. After, an amazing year and a half at Oscar Blandi Vanessa realized that she wanted to go back to her City roots and work for a salon that is well verse just like her. She stumbled upon Takamichi Hair and automatically knew it was a perfect fit.
Takamichi took Vanessa under his wing and taught her how to break the rules and take a designers approach to hair. This is what made the fit at Takamichi Hair so perfect because Vanessa is a huge fan of breaking the rules of course once you have mastered your basic. That being said, Vanessa's favorite quote is 'keep it real.'
Cristina Boatman @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Cristina began her career in hairdressing over eight years ago. Passionate and artistic, this California native has traveled the US and UK for inspiration in new and creative techniques. She has been a session stylist working fashion shows and private wedding parties from San Diego to Hilton Head Island, Chicago, and New York. After years of working with the amazing Antonio Favaro and having a part in a teaching partnership with Davines, Cristina decided to move to New York in pursuit of her love for editorial styling. Upon landing here, she met the talented Takamichi Saeki and is very excited to grow with her new salon family. As a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon International Master Course in London, she believes a great stylist should never stop learning. Cristina finds that transforming a client's look and building relationships are the most rewarding aspects of being a hair designer.
Matthew Sky @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Matthew Sky is a New York-based freelance Hair & Makeup artist. He is currently represented by Model Agency NEXT ARTISTS. He has always had an interest in doing makeup and began to assist Francois Nars & Kevyn Aucoin for runway shows and designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Anna Sui (among many other designers). This launched him into the world of editorial fashion, where his work has graced the pages of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Glamour, Interview, Town and Country, Self and countless other publications. Known as a beauty expert in the fashion industry, Matthew has been interviewed by countless magazines and blogs on “must have” beauty products of the season, as well as tips regarding Matthew’s techniques. A self- professed product junkie Matthew tries every product he can find. I’m constantly looking for what’s new, and I’ll experiment with anything once from designer to drug store products. During his career Matthew has had the opportunity to work with such talent as Keira Knightly, Iman, Christy Turlington, Giselle Bundchen, Salma Hayek, Patti Hansen and L’Oreal’s Andie MacDowell as well as the new troop of “it” models Anna Cleveland, Suki Waterhouse, Marloes Horst, Josephine Skriver, and Victoria Secret goddess Daniela Braga. His corporate clients include Christian Dior, Saks 5th Avenue, Polo, American Eagle Outfitters, Maybelline, Neiman Marcus, Nicole Miller and Free People. Matthew’s work on editorial and advertising, and celebrity shoots has taken him on many adventures all over the globe, but he started his journey doing his girlfriend's makeup in their bedrooms and he to this day enjoys most the one on one connections of sharing his experience in the fashion & beauty industry and the techniques he’s learned and created to make women look and feel beautiful.
Lian Gube @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Born and raised in the Philippines, Lian first started styling hair as a teenager among friends in the music industry and drag community. Lian became a professional musician at the age of 16 and soon was touring and performing throughout Asia, including Manila, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Lian further developed her passion for hair, and soon became the go-to stylist for the rest of her bandmates and other musicians in her community. When she moved to New York with her wife, she decided to pursue hair styling full time. Lian trained at Arrojo Cosmetology, learning razor cutting and classic Vidal Sassoon techniques in Nick Arrojo's flagship Soho school. With that solid technical foundation, Lian came to Takamichi Hair, where Takamichi Saeki has mentored her and imparted his trademark downtown edgy style. Lian's personal style mixes these classic and modern influences to create effortlessly cool haircuts that are at home in any part of the city, night or day. Lian is known for her ability to handle a wide variety of hair lengths and textures, from long flowing hair to curls to barbering techniques for men's and pixie cuts. Lian has also styled hair for a number of on-camera appearances, ranging from fashion brand launch events downtown to live segments on The Wall Street Journal. Come and see Lian for a haircut and refresh your style!
Morgan Mateer @ Takamichi Hair, New York
Front Desk Manager