Change Your Hair as You Do a Dress
“Many of my Asian and Asian-American clients seem to go for the digital perm while coloring is more popular among non-Asians,” says Mr. Miwa.
Beauty Interview: Atsushi Miwa of Dress Salon
What’s the concept of your Salon?
I named the salon Dress Salon because I think of hairstyles as an extension of fashion in the sense that just as often as you change your clothes, you can change your hair and I feel that one should enjoy different hairstyles too. When I first came to NY, I noticed that New Yorkers aren’t as adventurous in that sense, and I really felt people should play more with their hair, so I wanted to promote that in my own salon.
Tell us about the services you have and what your personal specialty is?
We have everything from cut, color, perm, you name it, but I guess you can say what we are known for is the digital perm and straight perm. My favorite thing to do is short hair. I feel that there is just much more variety and potential for creativity with short hair. I am also a make-up artist and we have a nail salon called Marie Nails downstairs, specializing in nail art.
Can you share with us your personal beauty and health philosophy?
I believe that beauty comes from within. I avoid using chemicals and products that are not natural. Considering what you put on your body is important because it ends up in your system. In the same sense I believe that everything we take in our body affects our beauty so food is very important too. I try to get my produce from Green Markets. And of course exercise. My thing is to jog.
What can readers do to protect their hair in anticipation of warmer weather?
The warmer air and the sun will definitely dry out your hair so you want to protect your hair from that by using oils and lotions.
Dress Hair Salon
166 Elizabeth St. (bet. Spring & Kenmare Sts.), New York, NY 10012
TEL: 646-912-9644 | www.dress-hairsalon.com