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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.

The effect of our Head Spa on scalp overtime

Wondering how our Authentic Japanese Head Spa make a difference to your scalp and hair overtime?.. See how this client’s scalp changed from her first visit in April of last year to now.  She had very oily, flaky and itchy irritated scalp.  Her hair was extremely dry and devitalized.  *Note: Meanwhile, clients would be using…Continue Reading

What’s the solution to sudden hair loss?..

Sudden thinning, more prevalent in women, becomes visible 2~3 months after a certain event.  The hairs abruptly go into a shedding phase before even completing the growth phase. Triggers: Stress or emotional trauma Poor diet or diet restriction Childbirth Illness Fatigue Medications Causes: Generally has 2 causes: Vascular Deficiency:  Poor micro-circulation to the hair follicles…Continue Reading

How our Authentic Japanese Head Spa can change your appearance!

Check out the Before / After of one of our clients following our Signature Head Spa #headspa #yokoshautecoiffure #hairspa #headmassage #scalpmassage .  Her face has dramatically slimmed down, her neckline is cleaner, she has less puffiness all over!  Her eyes are bigger and her head shape seems to have changed as well.  The cranium will…Continue Reading

Ending our year with some “Advanced” inspiration!

Hello everyone! How would you describe your style?… Modern, Conservative, Sporty or …. Eclectic?  Think about it for a moment. The inspiration behind Vidal Sassoon’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection was all about “Eclecticism” arising from the “Advanced Style” started by older women who are usually considered ‘invisible’ by the fashion system.  The photograph shown above was…Continue Reading

Your scalp and the four seasons

Hello everyone! Ever wonder whether composer Antonio Vivaldi had any scalp issues?… Probably not. Most people are not even “aware” about the state of their own scalp! According to literature, Vivaldi was constitutionally weak and sickly. However, he inherited his father’s musical abilities as well as his flaming red hair. Listening to “The Four Seasons”…Continue Reading