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Is It “Just a trim”?…(Yoko’s article in the North Shore News Dec. 14, 2018)

As a salon owner, one of my pet peeves is when a new client innocently asks: “How much for just a trim?”

Well, as there is no such thing as “just a trim”, it’s a hard question to answer.  Every client is unique and the cut needs to be tailored to their special circumstances.

Some people may not understand that cutting hair is about creating a “shape” on the head.  For that to be successfully executed, a Stylist needs a variety of techniques, an eye for style, and continuous training and experience.   Cutting hair is a delicate craft that we feel you need to strive to perfect and master continuously with education, practice and training.  It is effectively an art form that should be tailored to every individual.

At Yoko’s, we talk about creating the right “architecture” on the head that will be suitable for the individual’s head shape, bone structure , hair texture, lifestyle and fashion sense.  Whether it’s a few millimeters or 10 inches off, we aim to build a shape or architecture that should last for the next 6 weeks, until it starts getting heavier as hair does grow.  If a good structure is built, you shouldn’t have to spend forever styling your hair to make it look the way you want it or have to fight with your hair. Having good structure will allow your hair to grow out nicely as well.

When you’re young, long hair may not make a huge difference to one’s face; however, when you reach a certain age, we feel a shorter look is always most certainly “more uplifting”and flattering.  Those few millimeters taken off can have an enormous difference in making a more mature woman look beautiful and more youthful.  So, your personalized cut is more than just a trim. It’s what we call technical “reshaping”.

At Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa, we specialize in short, sophisticated, fresh cuts for the stylish mature women.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Yoko’s Haute Coiffure

Hi Everyone, It’s already end of November and  Christmas is just around the corner!  Whether you’re a last minute shopper or one who starts buying gifts throughout the year, we would like to make your life easier by recommending a few items that may perhaps interest you.  If you’re into “Health, Beauty and Wellbeing”, these…Continue Reading

Sun Air Bamboo Pin Brush after care service

Hi everyone, For those of you who have purchased our wonderful bamboo pin brushes:  We’d like to let you know that this highly reputable Tokyo-based bamboo brush company is so passionate about creating exceptional quality bamboo brushes that they provide lifetime support for any repairs.  Their philosophy is to create quality brushes that are earth…Continue Reading

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure featured in Japan’s Sun Air Tokyo Magazine June 2018

Hi everyone, Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa was featured in the June 2018 edition of Sun Air Tokyo Magazine.  The newsletter highlighted us as one of the businesses operating ‘outside’ of Japan proudly carrying their handmade Japanese Bamboo Brushes.  This highly reputable Tokyo-based bamboo brush company has agreed to partner up with our…Continue Reading

Care for a quick facelift? Try a Japanese Head Spa

Hi everyone! For those of you who have not seen our past media coverage on our Signature Head Spa.  Yoko’s Haute Coiffure & b-yu Head Spa was featured in an article written by Mia Stainsby in the Vancouver Sun & Province published on Feb 15, 2017.  We strive to constantly tweak and improve the contents…Continue Reading

How to use our Japanese Bamboo Pin Brushes

Hi everyone! Just returned from Japan and came back with a stock full of these long awaited Japanese handcrafted bamboo Pin brushes: What is amazing about these brushes is that the “bristles”(in this case they are ‘pins’) are also made entirely of bamboo with rounded tips so that they are gentle on the scalp yet…Continue Reading

Rene Furterer: Why we’re exclusive carriers of this brand for 30 years?

Attended this year’s very first Rene Furterer Intensive Training which took place at Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver.  The team from Montreal’s headquarters came to give us some intensive training on their whole range of hair care products.  So glad they came to Vancouver this time because in previous years I had to fly down…Continue Reading

Yoko’s Haute Coiffure: Certified Sustainable Salon

GUESS WHAT?? In 2017, our salon diverted 219 pounds of waste from the environment, big thanks to Green Circle Salons!  Check this out: We’re very proud about being a member of GREEN CIRCLE SALONS not only because we know we’re helping protect the environment but because we feel we’re part of the cutting edge of “regenerative…Continue Reading