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KayKay Shimizu

I am an imaginative hair stylist and image-maker, contributing to editorial shoots for a range of artistry and style from the street to luxury.

My career in hairdressing started in London, UK.
I was trained under the world’s foremost hair stylist - Peter Gray.

I am also in support of environmental sustainability, and fluent in English and Japanese.

In the mid-1990s, I moved to Seattle, USA.

I spent my puberty and graduated from high school and college in Seattle. 

Following my graduation, I moved to London, UK.

In the mid-2000s, I was trained at Vidal Sasson Academy London, and my career in hair started at Windle & Moodie in London, where I moved from the United States.

 

For years I worked as an assistant to the International Editorial Hair Stylist - Peter Gray. 

I worked with Peter Gray on over 100 collections (Fashion Week in Paris, Milan, London and New York), advertising campaigns, celebrities, videos, hair shows, seminars and a huge number of editorials and fashion shoots such as Vogue (Italia, US, Paris, British, Russia, China, Japan, etc.), Numero, V Magazine, Harper's Bazzar, POP Magazine, Interview Magazine, Another Magazine, i-D, Dazed and Confused Magazine and more.

 

In mid-2011, I moved to New York, USA. I worked as a freelance Hair Stylist for about 3 years doing editorial shoots, runway shows and projects.

 

In late 2014, I decided to return to Tokyo, Japan, where I was born. 

I worked at a couple of hair salons in Tokyo, which developed a client base with everyone from everyday hairstyles to high-end and luxury hairstyles.

I was awarded 2nd place for Shu Uemura Art of Hair - Gallery of Style Japan 2018.

 

​I now start a venture into setting up a salon in Tokyo.​     

 ​Sharing My Thoughts

I keep remembering myself what I have learned and being true to what I really want and feel, and that keeps complacency at bay.

 

I don't suppose I have known and will know everything but that what keeps me alive creatively, and keeps me invigorating and interested. 

 

A look confines as much as it defines; I aspire to versatility.