A Lifelong Love Affair with Hair
Harumi of Salon Jatel
Your versatility and depth of knowledge on hair health and beauty stand out. How did you get to where you are now?
I decided that I wanted to become a hair stylist when I was in elementary school. Nothing else appealed to me as much as the idea of creating beautiful forms for individual women and men by cutting, styling and coloring hair. After graduating from a professional salon school and earning national certification, I trained and worked as a hair stylist for 8 years before coming to New York City almost 6 years ago. I wanted to continue to challenge myself further with my passion: Working with hair.
What is your specialty?
I enjoy offering an array of services but I firmly believe that the key to having beautiful hair is all in the cut. If you have a great cut that flatters your head shape and natural hair textures, any additional coloring, styling or service that follow will further elevate your overall look.
Any helpful beauty insights you can share with us?
The beauty and hair care industry is constantly introducing new technologies and launching new ingredients and formulations; creating new philosophies, trends and techniques that are fascinating to keep up with. A substantiated trend that has been popular in Japan for a while now is the monthly scalp and hair detoxing “head spa” treatment. It rids the pores and follicles of old and hardening oils, sweat, product residue and old skin cells so that healthy hair can grow. You will get more natural bounce and radiance in your hair and it is also a great preventative measure for hair loss and thinning.
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