About

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & B-Yu Head Spa Ltd. has been operating on the North Shore for over 30 years and in March 2015 moved from West Vancouver to The Pinnacle At The Pier in North Vancouver.

Using the distinct Sassoon technique of cutting that is precisely tailored for the individual, we create architecture on the head, personalized for every individual and their lifestyle. Just like Haute Couture, we tailor to every individual’s bone structure, head shape, face shape and hair texture. Just like Haute Couture, “Hair” is the material or fabric we work with. And we care about the quality of that particular material because that will determine how the final shape will look. That is why we put so much emphasis on our “Scalp Treatments”. Beautiful hair grows from a healthy scalp, just like plants in fertile soil.

We care about the environment, our health and wellbeing so we try to use wherever possible only haircare/skincare products that are plant-based and/or toxin-free, paraben/sulfate-free, all scientifically proven to be effective through years of research. The colours we use are all Ammonia-free.

At Yoko’s Haute Coiffure, we also aim to achieve balance between Mind and Body via taking care of your hair, scalp and skin in a peaceful healing environment. We believe that beauty is not only skin deep. It is created from within our body. The more relaxed and rejuvenated one feels, the more endorphins released throughout one’s body, leading to a more positive Spirit.

Yoko’s will redefine your hair salon experience…

We look forward to taking care of you.

Who We Are

Mika Ozeki-Saunderson

Owner, Expert in Short Haircuts, Master Head Spa Therapist 

Background:  Born in Montréal, Quebec, Mika had been always interested in the “physical-psychological health” aspect of the beauty industry. She holds a B.A. (French Literature) from the University of British Columbia, is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a licensed Shinso Therapist – Japanese Body Realignment. While she holds a Diploma in Higher Associate Trichology from the World Trichology Society, she is currently in the midst of her intense studies with I.A.T to obtain her certification as a Clinical Trichologist (science of scalp and hair).

Mika obtained her cosmetology license in 2004 followed by post graduate studies at the Sassoon Academy in London. She attends bi-annual training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, UK. Her Heroes are Vidal Sassoon, Frank Lloyd Wright, Yohji Yamamoto and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Her family’s salon served clients in Ambleside, West Vancouver for over 30 years and in 2014 relocated to The Pinnacle at Pier in Lower Lonsdale bringing innovative ideas to a new salon concept.

Mika
YUKO KONISHI

YUKO KONISHI

Accomplished Head Spa Therapist and Hair/Scalp Advisor

Originally from Tokyo Japan, she holds a degree in Music and Psychology at the University of Oregon.
She attended Aveda Hair Academy in Vancouver and trained at Zazou Hair Academy in North Vancouver. Her interest in scalp health led to her acquiring a certification as a Hair/Scalp Advisor and becoming trained as a Head Spa Therapist. Yuko is a firm believer that scalp care is the foundation to achieving naturally beautiful hair.

She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of scalp and hair care with her clients, as well as giving advice on hair styling methods that would provide the least damage and maintain the health of one’s hair.

In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, singing, dancing and reading.

She has many heroes whom she greatly admires such as the psychologist Dr John Demartini, the incumbent Dalai Lama, business/investor Wahei Takeda and personal hero – her Mother.

MARINA GOMES

MARINA GOMES

Assistant / Head Spa Therapist in training

Originally from Fortaleza, Brazil. Former Lawyer since 2010. Following her move to Vancouver in 2022, she decided to venture into a new discipline she always liked: Hair Esthetics. She received her diploma in Hairdressing and is now back at VCC to pursue her Spa/Esthetics program.

She takes great joy in making people feel happy and relaxed. Always with a big smile on her face, she actively seeks to see the positive side of life.

She cherishes God, family, radiance of the sun, good music and last but not least, she is a passionate foodie.