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Tammy grew up in her mother’s hair salon, never thinking she would follow in her footsteps. When she participated in the Paris Collection, she realized that’s not what she would pursue but her real field would be in a salon.

Beauty Interview: Tammy from KAMINOTECH (formerly Trois Peignes)

What differentiates your salon from others?
All of our stylists have extensive experience in the salon business both here and in Japan, and are able to combine the necessary technical skills with a Japanese-style high level of service. We offer organic products, but we don’t consider ourselves an organic salon as their use depends on what customers want.  Some will request organic for their sensitive scalps, but others want coloring that is guaranteed to cover up grey hairs, in which case we would go with something stronger.

What is your specialty?
I think my greatest strength is the ability to read customers’ needs and give them what they want.  For example, some people are busy and need to be in and out, in which case I work on them quickly.  Others come to the salon for relaxation, so I take my time with them.  Others are looking for a change, and I help transform them.  There is nothing that makes me happier than having my clients walk out looking good and feeling satisfied.

Any hair care tips for this time of year?
Lately everyone wears hats to keep warm, so it is easy for the scalp to become sweaty and dirty.   To help combat this, we offer a scalp massage that uses a carbonated shampoo from Plarmia.  It penetrates the scalp’s pores without drying it.

What are some of your personal health care tips?
I think self-care is very important, because if I am not in my best form mentally and physically I can’t serve my customers as well as I should.  For this purpose, I do yoga and meditation for 30 minutes before going to bed, which allows me to sleep more deeply.



KAMINOTECH (formerly Trois Peignes)
150 2nd Ave. (bet. 9th & 10th Sts.)
New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-388-9942