1. Photographs Taken Around The World by TICK-TOCK SAYURI
2. Message from The Hairdresser
3. For Japanese Hairdressers
4. Secret Techniques of Hair Design
5. Real & Natural Beauty
6. The Core Missions of The Hairdresser
7. Back to Nature
8. Supplemental Explanation
For this publication, we got recommendations for “Japanese Hair Dressers” from a number of wonderful people in all walks of life. We deeply appreciate this. We freely reach out to people in all fields without being constrained by fixed concepts from the traditional cosmetic world.
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Every time I turn a page, Sayuri invites me into a completely new world. The sense and talent which Japan should display with pride to the world – we finally feel it from a single book. I confess that I am already longing for her second book.
Writer and management consultant, Masanori Kanda
I wish we can, talk, collide, learn, think, and be happy together! I hope for many ambitious hair dressers to take part in the “story of Sayuri”. Through “For Japanese Hair Dressers”, I hope we can inspire more “people who can make other people beautiful” and “people who can change the world”. And I hope that Japanese hairdressers can bring this message to the world. This book makes me feel Sayuri’s philosophy and her messages of hope.
LESS IS MORE｜ Hair Salon, Lim group, Director, Tetsuya Nishimura
While many professions are being broken down into more and more specialized fields, a hairdresser is rare in still being a designer and a craftsman, and I am impressed by this. In any field, you can make the effort to earn a grade of 50-80 points. But when you try to go from 80 points to 100, each additional point is increasingly difficult to earn. Although effort this can be tiring, I believe that there is a great “masterpiece value” in “going on without losing sight of your goal”. I got a wonderful message of courage.
Kobe Remake Project, Representative, Takahito Kahino
This is neither a mere hair catalog nor simply a photo collection. This is a book by hair artists who define themselves as “craftsmen”, and it offers new possibilities and directions for future generations. By restructuring the time and space of the object, this reintegrates the expression of each individual in the hair artist’s eyes, such that the hair, itself, will be the first element in the frame. Please also watch the stylists' hands. The stylists’ hands in the frame become craftsmen’s hands, which create “beauty” and “happiness”. These hands are also floating, seemingly under the control of the hair, itself, as if they are seeking something. Or perhaps these movements of the hands only seem to be behaving that way in the watcher's mind, and maybe they are neither seizing nor desiring anything. I sincerely welcome this new artist into the fashion world.
Kobe Fashion Museum, Business Department, museum in museumBusiness department chief, Kouhei Katsuma
There are people who create their own world. This world is not a boring place of conventional and conservative manners, but rather, it is a dynamism which attracts the young mind, and even if these people may experience ennui, it's the ”melancholy of youth” for them. Ms. Sayuri is a spokesperson for youth, and she's a bard who always tells the stories of the permanently young at heart.
Hair and cosmetic editor, Mari Ube
Our Japanese hairdressers are wonderful. Through hair, they make people's dreams of happiness come true. No one does that better than hairdressers. Ms. Sayuri has realized hairdressers’ designs, dreams, hopes, and hospitality in the form of a book. I want people of the world to feel this, and not just think about it. I finally have found such a book. Thanks to Ms. Sayuri!
Dahlia, Co., Ltd., Director, Shinichi Takagi
We went together to the photo studio in mysterious Maui. I felt like my whole soul was being shaken by Ms. Sayuri’s wonderful power, which vibrated objects, people, and the entire Earth. She is truly a natural-born artist in channeling hair design and photo art works! She firmly holds to this attitude: she revolves around her own axis and always maintains her own view of the world, which is expressed in her works. Those of us who live normal, every-day lives are given an extraordinary experience. Sayuri’s art energizes people. I am proud to be Ms. Sayuri’s companion and friend. With love,
Bloom Co., Ltd., Director, Tomoko Yurimoto
(Hair grows) Hair is alive, You can say that this book is a living art collection.
Kobe Fashion Week Executive Producer / Kobe Fashion Association administration officer Keitarou Takada
When looking in this book, I truly realize that the most important thing is the journey! But I can sculpt, and this creates joy and beauty for me. I also strive to pass my time by changing the nature of time (how it flows). In the case of Ms. Sayuri, I could also feel that she enjoys life and beauty, through the flow of time within her journey. I would like to do the same.
Representative of boy / Former Art Director of VIDAL SASOON Masayuki Mogi
Ms. Sayuri is quick to catch onto the fashion trends of the world, and she has an instinctive power to eliminate triteness from fashion. Therefore, her works are never vague or unfocused, and she realizes them as energetic and strong. And her creations are life energy, itself. There is no falseness or deception in her. What is creation? What is natural? What is human? What is the self? This art book provides you with all those answers. And the answer you are searching for is certainly in there, as well.
Photographer Masaya Izeki
In this book, the author (SAYURI) asks “Why did God give us humans hair that keeps growing?” and she answers her own question. Only a true hairdresser would probably even think of asking this question. Of course these are the author's words, because her world view is precisely that of a Japanese hair-dresser. I hope this book, “For Japanese Hair Dressers,” makes an impact whose ripples continue to spread throughout the world.
Tatsuya Sakaguchi CEO, From Far East, inc.
Having shifted from kimonos to Western clothes, many Japanese are now seeking a more Western look that involves a stereoscopic balance of bone structure from head to neck. We have studied and developed the “Step Bone Cut”, which is our own technique for adapting this Western look to the characteristic flat bone structure of Asians. Step Bone Cut is covered in various periodicals, including cosmetic magazines, general magazines, etc.
You feel a pleasurable sensation while walking through different dimensions between the real and the imaginary world. Sayuri’s futuristic ideas feel like an inspiration from the heavens that is descending to Earth. The unique and fantastic view of the world called “Sayuri’s World” expresses itself through hairstyling, and it embellishes its story with sounds and pictures.
Along with the hairstyling art-works which we created by taking photos as we traveled all over the world, we have created “The World Photo”, in which we present landscapes from our own point of view of the journey. Using ecological and spiritual pictures and prose, we report on current Japanese hairstyling techniques from a global point of view, and on the beauty of Japanese minds. The art book, “For Japanese Hairdressers”, has been published simultaneously in Japan and in the USA.