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Beauty Interview: Ms. Mako Iijima of Cocoro Salon

What is unique about your salon?
We are unique in that we have three owners who each have their own specialty, including a massage therapist, hair and make-up stylist, and colorist, so that we can offer a space dedicated to total beauty. We provide everything from various styles of massages to haircuts and manicures, as well as combination menus. But perhaps our most featured service is the photo service we offer in collaboration with a “life style” photographer, Carolina Wahnish Rivera, who captures our customer’s once-in-a-lifetime moments such as weddings, baby showers and birthdays, with her original, sensual, yet graceful style in an album that will prove to become a lifetime keepsake. We like to think that we provide a space and services that allow our customers to become the heroins of their own day to celebrate themselves.

What are some of the important aspects of your job?
To be in the know of what’s new in fashion is very important in this business, so we always try to keep our eyes out towards the world for new trends. Right now, the newest thing is hair tinsels that we offer in various colors, starting at $3 a strand.

Please share the things you do to maintain your beauty and health.
I like to do yoga and meditate frequently. I’ve noticed meditation has made a huge difference with how I handle daily stress. It’s very important to give your body a chance to heal from within not only so that you feel great inside out, but so you can take on life with renewed energy and give yourself a chance to live up to your potential.

It takes only a minute to attach a strand of tinsel and add sparkle to your hair.


Cocoro Salon
122 Ludlow St., (bet. Delancey & Rivington Sts.)
New York, NY 10002
TEL: 212-228-8388