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Beauty Advisor of the Month: Yoshihide Yonezawa of Yo-C Salon

What is the service you are most proud of at Yo-C Salon?
I’m proud of everything I do, but if I have to choose something, it would be the great but subtle sense of style I can provide through my color, cut, and perm services. This, I can guarantee you will not get anywhere else.

What are some of the things that are important to you as a stylist?
That I give 100% to each and every customer, and try to satisfy them to the best of my ability. It may take a lot of energy to do, and it may be impossible to satisfy everybody, but I try to connect with each one of my customers so that I can understand their needs better and do my best to satisfy their needs.

Do you have any tips for our readers that they can easily do themselves at home?
I would say, try to use leave-in conditioners as much as possible because this can prevent your hair from at least some damage that is done by the city environment. I want to say the best thing to do is nothing, because ionized water that you can find under waterfalls in the natural environment is really the best thing for the hair. But in this day and age, such an environment is hard to come by, and protecting the hair from all the dryness, heat and such becomes more important. Especially if you live in the city, you will have to protect it more from all the pollution that can cause damage as well.


Beauty & Health Tips from Mr.Yonezawa

My basic philosophy for beauty and health is all about going back to the roots. First, try to get out of the city once in a while and immerse yourself in nature. Play in the rivers, the oceans, and connect with nature. Second is doing what our parents always told us to do when we were kids; workout once a day, make sure to get plenty of sleep, and eat 3 meals a day regularly. To that though, I would add a glass of sake at night to relax! That’s my trick to beauty and health.

Yo-C Salon
225 E. 5th St. (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-529-0355 /