Latest Announcements

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2020: (regularly updated)

August 1: BC Day Long Weekend – The salon will be closed.

July 1: CANADA DAY.  The salon will be closed.

July 2: We will be relaunching all our Head Spa services.  The services will include the 75min Signature Authentic Japanese Head Spa, the 45 min Scalp Treatment and the 90 min Organic GA Scacial service.

June 3: Our salon will reopen after 3 months of closure.  We will begin by offering only essential salon services which will include exclusively cuts and colours.  Triage clients will be prioritized.


May 15, 2020: BC’s Provincial Health Officer has just lifted restrictions for the personal services industry.  Hair salons may begin to reopen starting May 19th.  However, there is a long list of protocols we must follow outlined by WorkSafeBC.  As part of developing our COVID19 Safety Plan, we are in the midst of making substantial changes to our hair salon.  Here are some of the changes we are making:

  • Improve air flow by installing 2 negative pressure fans allowing inside stale air to be expelled and allowing fresh air drawn in. 
  • We will  be installing an electric strike system at our entrance so that we can monitor our limited guests to come in and prevent wandering walk-ins during a service. 
  • We will be changing client management and workplace, changing our ways to provide our services.
  • We will be switching to a touch less payment technology.
  • We will be enhancing our already established cleaning and disinfecting practices (Beauty Safe credential received).

In order to welcome back our long awaited clients, it is essential for us to make our staff and guests feel safe and comfortable in our new environment. Therefore we ask you to wait just a little longer until we are “READY” to take care of you again.   Based on our current schedule for installing the two new HVAC systems, we are expecting to reopen first week of JUNE 2020.    We will keep you posted.


May 1 ~ 9, 2020 between 11am~2pmMOTHER’S DAY PRODUCT SALE 25% OFF! All in-stock Rene Furterer hair care and Grown Alchemist Organic skincare products.  We promise a CONTACT FREE CURB SIDE PICK-UP at the salon.  Please get your orders in ASAP (limited quantities, only on our shelves) via text or email and indicate the time and day you will be coming.  We will get that ready for you in a “drive-through-fashion”! 🙂

March 26, 2020: Starting FREE DELIVERY SERVICE for any clients wanting shampoos, conditioners, styling products, skincare products etc.  *Note: Will depend if the city is in full lockdown.

March 21, 2020 Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Office, has ordered all salons, spas, skincare facilities, nail salons, massage services and any personal service establishments to close today. 


April 20 ~ 25, 2020: Mika will be at her annual technical training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY IN LONDON, UK. for the 5 day Academy Collection Cutting Course with the Creative Team.: (TRIP POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19 OUTBREAK. TBD.)

Feb 2~4, 2020: Mika will be training with Sassoon North American Creative Director, Traci Sakosits in the 2 day SASSOON TEXTURE COURSE in Los Angeles.

Feb 4, 2020: Yoko’s b-yu Head Spa is now LIVE on YOUTUBE! :



Dec 23, 2019 ~Jan 6, 2020: Our salon will be CLOSED for the holidays.

October 4: Our new Japanese Organic Scacial covered in the North Shore News Oct 4, 2019  publication:

Yoko’s Scacial service in the North Shore News.


October 3: The salon will be closed as our team will be attending a day of  “Japanese Auricular Therapy for Dementia Prevention“.  We all desire “mental clarity”, don’t we?  🙂 . Excited to share what we’ve learned with all our clients!

October 1: We’re excited to announce that we will be starting our NEW 90 min Japanese Organic Scacial service: A seamless blend of Japanese scalp treatment and Japanese facial using the new Grown Alchemist skin care line.

Yoko’s new Organic Japanese Scacial

September1, 2019:  After being sold out for the last couple months, we finally have new shipment of our ever popular Japanese Handcrafted Bamboo Brushes!  Stimulate your scalp as often as possible and grow healthy hair!! 🙂


July 27, 2019: Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa was recently featured in The Vancouver Sun’s “SENSATIONAL B.C. SPA DESTINATIONS” issue published on July 27th, 2019 below.  Also available online at:

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa featured in The Vancouver Sun.



April 27~May 6, 2019:  Mika will be training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in London, UK for the 5 day intensive ACADEMY COLLECTION CUTTING course with the Creative Team.


**IMPROVEMENT TO HEAD SPA BOOKINGS:  Due to increasing demand and requests, Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa will finally be offering a Two Person Head Spa booking as of May 7 2019.  Clients who would like to receive a 70min Signature Head Spa simultaneously with their friends or partners may do so.


March 25, 2019: Mika and staff will be attending the Rene Furterer Paris Hair Loss Master Class Seminar at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver.










Feb 8, 2019: Our story in the Mind, Body Soul section of the North Shore News:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2018: (regularly updated)

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Our salon will be closed from December 23~January 7, 2019.

Yoko’s Ad in the November 30th, 2018 North Shore News:

LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL GIFT for your loved ones?… Our gift certificates wrapped up in our  Tiffany boxes are available for the Holiday Season!

Yoko’s gift certificate presentation




October 13~16: Mika will be away doing her annual training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in San Francisco for Advanced Salon Creatives.

Class shot for Sassoon Salon Creatives in San Francisco Oct 16, 2018

Nathan showing me a technique used on my lovely model













October 12: Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa latest story in the October 12, 2018 “Mind Body & Soul” section of the North Shore News :

August 20: Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa in the AUG/SEPT 2018 LIVING MAGAZINE:

August 1: We have now added “TRIPHASIC Anti-Progressive Hair LossProgram to our Head Spa menu along with a Hair Loss Home Care program.  The NEW Triphasic Stimulating Shampoo now in stock!  This shampoo will complement and enhance the effect of the hair loss program.

Research findings: Over the course of 3 months, 81% of the 213 individuals perceived that their hair became STRONGER.  78% felt their hair got DENSER.  90% of users say it is better than their current anti hair loss shampoo.

July 1~15: Mika will be away in France to visit the INSTITUT RENÉ FURTERER in PARIS.  The salon will be open.

We now have our long awaited Japanese hand-crafted Bamboo Scalp Brushes in stock! Get them while supplies last!!

May 15~28th: Salon will be CLOSED.  Yoko and Mika will be getting new inspiration, products and ideas from Japan.  

March 14~26: The salon will be closed due to restoration from water damage.  So far (as of March 26th update) construction is on schedule and we are back in business on March 27th!  Thank you for your patience!

March 5th: Mika will be attending the Rene Furterer Paris Spring/Summer Training 2018  presented by the Rene Furterer Canada Team from Montreal.  The focus will be on hair loss/hair thinning. 

We are excited to announce that Yoko’s Haute Coiffure Ltd. has been accepted by the David Suzuki Foundation as an eco-friendly business and we will now be donating 1% of our product sales to the Foundation.  This money will help in preventing the extinction of BC’s iconic species: The Chinook Salmon and Orcas. We will keep you updated on the progress they make.

Jan 19th: Just got our first shipment today! We’re super excited to introduce Rene Furterer’s new hair care line — KARINGA  for super coarse, naturally super frizzy, or chemically straightened hair.  The ultimate hydrating ritual using a blend of sustainably source Shea Butter, Moringa extract and Argan Oil.   Check out the link below:

Karinga Hair Care for Tightly Coiled, Natural or Straightened Hair


Dec. 24~Jan 6: We are CLOSED for the holidays!  We will reopen on Jan 9th.  

Christmas is just around the corner! Looking for a unique gift of health and beauty?  Why not our gift certificates that will redefine one’s hair salon experience? A Head Spa is a great way for your loved ones to relax, rejuvenate and refresh! Our gift cards will be presented in an elegant tiffany blue box with a ribbon…

November 11:  Yoko’s will be CLOSED for the Remembrance Day long weekend.

October 7 ~ 15: Mika will be taking the F/W COLLECTION MASTER CLASS and training with Mark Hayes, International Creative Director at Sassoon’s, at the VIDAL SASSON ACADEMY in London, UK

Mika will also be attending SALON INTERNATIONAL at EXCEL LONDON on October 14, the largest salon trade show in the UK.

Sept 1~4: CLOSED for Labour Day Long Weekend

August 18~23: Mika will be away at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in San Francisco for her annual Salon Creative Cutting training. (Click on ‘Gallery’ tab to view our pictures.

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa in Aug 2017 North Shore News

August 18 & 19th: Yoko’s Haute Coiffure will be closed and will re-open on the 22nd.

May 20~22: CLOSED for Victoria Long Weekend

Yoko’s Signature b-yu Head Spa featured in Globe and Mail/ North Shore News VITA Daily March issue!:

Click on this link for our digital article:

Feb. 16, 2017: Yoko’s Haute Coiffure’s b-yu Head Spa featured in THE VANCOUVER SUN & THE PROVINCE newspaper:

******************   HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!!  ********************

December 6, 2016: Yoko’s Head Spa service gets coverage by Lifestyle blogger, Sacha Devorez of Huffington Post Canada:

*CHRISTMAS  HOLIDAY: The salon will be closed from December 23, 2016 ~Jan 4, 2017.  

*Jan 3, 2017~ Jan 20th, 2017: Tad will be away in South America!

*November 11: CLOSED for Remembrance Day

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure’s Head Spa service has been featured in the November 4th issue of MIND-BODY-SOUL section of the NORTH SHORE NEWS!!  Check this out:


*October 15~19thMika and Yoko’s annual training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in San Francisco for Creative Cutting.


*August 26~30: Mika will be away on holiday

*July 30: Closed for August long weekend

*July 14~19th: Yoko and Mika will be away in Montreal.


*June 21, 2016: Afternoon: Mika will be participating in the advanced Kevin Murphy Color.Me hands-on workshop.  This workshop will focus on creating the current looks from the Kevin.Murphy collections.


*April 10~24th, 2016: Mika and Yoko will be away in Japan getting abundance of inspiration to share with you!

*March 25 (Good Friday),  March 26th: CLOSED 

*March 6~9th, 2016:  Mika attends the annual INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHOW in NYC.

*January 16~Feb.1, 2016: Tad will be on vacation in South America!


Yoko’s Holiday Business Hours:

CLOSED: Dec. 24~28

OPEN: Dec. 29~31

CLOSED: Jan 1~4, 2016

Yoko’s was featured in the November 20th North Shore News LOOK section:

GUESS WHAT?!  We now have a NEW “b-yu Mini Head Spa” (30min) on our menu!  A wonderful rejuvenating way to begin a hair cut.  Unlike our 70 min Signature Head Spa, this one will entirely focus on the head.

November/December: b-yu Signature Head Spa (70min) PROMOTION: Ladies will receive our NIKO ORGANIC CREAM CLEANSER for sensitive skin/makeup remover.  Gents will receive a 200ml RENE FURTERER NATURIA Gentle Daily Shampoo.

October 17~22: Yoko and Mika will be training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in San Francisco for Creative Cutting.  Second time this year!

Aug 27~Sept 1: Mika will be away on summer vacation

July 12~15: Mika will be in Montreal at Rene Furterer Headquarters for advanced product training.

Check out North Shore News on June 28th!  Yoko’s will be featured in the A~Z Buy Local feature.  Y is for Yoko’s Haute Coiffure!!

Here is the LINK:

*Yoko’s Haute Coiffure is now included in Pinnacle Hotel’s website!  Go to and click on AMENITIES and scroll down to “EXPLORE NORTH VANCOUVER” — “LOCAL AREA SHOPS”.  You will find us at the bottom of the list!

June 7~18th: Tad will be away in Switzerland! He will be back to work on June 20th.

May 2~6:  Mika and Yoko will be training at the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY in San Francisco

April 27, 2015:  “YOKO’S LO-LO LAUNCH PARTY” from 5~7pm!! — Celebrating 30 years in business and re-locating to Lower Lonsdale.April 14~20: Mika will be away in Japan

April 5~20: Yoko will be away in Japan

April 14~20: Mika will be away in Japan

March 8~10: Mika will be in NYC for the annual INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHOW (IBS)!.