2017年2月28日火曜日

Meet the Stylists Kaori Yokoi (Designer and General Manager)




Stylist: Kaori Yokoi
Main Branch: Dublin

Q: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What are some of your career highlights?
A: I’ve walked a unique path as a Hair Stylist. After starting off my career in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, I decided to spread my love and passion for hair styling to other countries around the world. I flew to Japan, China (Hong Kong, Beijing), Singapore and the Philippines. Now, I’m here to embark on a new adventure in San Francisco. Aside from my experience as a hair stylist, I’ve also managed to master print work for magazines, hair events and workshops.

Q: What's your specialty?
A: I excel at haircut and color for natural looks tailored to the unique individual. We all have different hair textures, face structures and features don’t we? That means that every single person has a unique look that suits those unique features. My background in working internationally with diverse clients allows me to bring fresh new insight and creativity to hair styling. 


Q: Why did you become a stylist?
A: In the beginning, I was just following the footsteps of my family business. But after meeting my mentor, that’s when I became serious about my career as a stylist.


Q: What do you love about your job?
A: Making my clients happy and confident.



Q: Tell us about your aspirations.
A: Success for Viange Hair Dublin.

Q: What do you do on your free time?
A: I love watching movies and visiting museums.

Q: What’s your favorite quote?

A: Life goes on as long as you’ve got alcohol.


2017年2月27日月曜日

Trending hairstyle: Why so many people are in love with the Lob


Want easy-to-manage hair but still look on-trend? Trying to avoid that awkward in-between phase from short to long? You’re a perfect match for the Lob!


A Lob is short for “Long Bob”. It’s typically shoulder length or 1-2 inches below your shoulder, so you can wear it up or down loose depending on how you feel. You can also arrange your Lob to incorporate layers or asymmetrical blunt cuts to match your style. 

Versatility—No wonder it’s so popular among many women. Talk to your stylist today and step into the wonderful world of Lobs.

2017年2月21日火曜日

What’s better? Silicone vs. Silicone-Free Shampoo



Photo by krystle at Morguefile.com

What exactly is silicone? Why does it matter for your hair? Ponder no longer, as we explain silicone in the simplest and easiest way possible.

What is silicone:
Silicone is a synthetic ingredient that coats your hair, usually used in shampoos to make your hair smoother and shinier. Seems like the best invention in the world? Not so fast. There’s a downside. Silicone tends to stick to your hair when used continuously and creates a sort of a fake cuticle. So your hair may “look” shiny and smooth, but on the inside, it may be super damaged. Yeah, take a second to digest that.

What is silicone-free:
On the other hand, when you use silicone-free shampoo, your hair may feel squeaky at first. But as you continue to use it for a long period of time, you’re able to regain the natural beauty of your hair.

It’s hard to decipher which one’s better, but if you want to get your hair’s natural beauty back, we recommend using silicone-free shampoo.

At Viange Hair, we use Rene for silicone-free shampoo and MILBON for silicone shampoo. Ask your hair stylist for more advice on which one’s best for you!


* We explained silicone in the easiest way possible but it’s a rather complex topic to talk about. When we used the word “silicone” in this blog post, we’re referring to silicone oil. There are various types of silicones out there and there are ones that won’t stick to your hair. So, stay tuned for our future blog post for in-depth information about the different types of silicone!

2017年2月19日日曜日

It’s not blonde. It’s not brown. It’s Golden Bronde!




Blonde or Brown? What if you can get the perfect combination of both?


This is the year of the Golden Bronde. Blonde in the bright lights and golden brown in all other atmospheres. This subtle hybrid color is one of those magical hair colors that suit any skin tone. If you’ve never had a blondish color before, this is the perfect year for you to try this trending color.

2017年2月18日土曜日

Meet the Stylists Aki Nagata (Master Stylist and Executive Director)






Stylist: Aki Nagata

Main Branch: Tillman

Q: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What are some of your career highlights?
A: After studying architectural design and experiencing a vast array of jobs, my career as a hair stylist started in Tokyo. I honed my craft of hair styling at a salon in the upscale Ginza district for 7 years. Longing for a fresh new start in my career, I decided to move to the U.S. 5 years ago, where I soon met our current owner. Together, we launched Viange Hair Tillman Salon. Since then, I’ve been involved in the launch and growth of the Saratoga Salon, Dublin Salon as well as the Plano, Texas salon opening this March. I currently work in all locations on rotation, sought out by many clients as a master stylist.

I truly believe in the magic and excitement one can experience in one single moment. I always strive to bring this instantaneous feeling in every one of my customers. To continuously provide my best performance for my customers, I’m always beating my record of “the best”. Today, I’m better than yesterday. Tomorrow, I’ll be better than today.

Q: What's your specialty?
A: I specialize in bringing out the best color and style tailored for each and every one of my clients. It’s about personalized design. I also have a unique blow-drying skill that distinguishes me from other stylists.

To me, there’s a clear distinction between an artist and a designer. An artist’s job is to simply express their own world, mind and style. But a designer wouldn’t exist without the client. A designer’s job is to maximize their performance to fulfill the client’s wants and needs with professionalism. We, hair stylists are designers. We spare no effort, waste no time to acquire the knowledge and skill to provide our best performance to satisfy our clients.

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: I love that I’m able to provide an impact on someone’s life. You know how an encounter with a particular person can change someone’s life? Well, I think people’s encounter with design can change people’s lives as well. That encounter can be either a positive one or a negative one. As a hair designer, I take that as a huge responsibility and that’s what I love about my job.



Q: Tell us about your aspirations.
A: My aspiration is to build the world’s best beauty brand. I want to become a person who can challenge the status quo and create a new standard. Through Viange Hair, I want to create a memorable brand forever touching people’s lives.

Q: Who’s your muse and why?   
A: Steve Jobs, Takafumi Horie (Japanese Entrepreneur) and Vidal Sassoon are all my muses. I love how they have a way of looking at things from a different perspective. The ideas that emerge out of that unique perspective is what makes all the difference in the world. The power to take those ideas and create something that changes the world. It all begins from that unique perspective.

Q: What do you do on your free time?
A: I don’t really have free time because I use all the time I have to be my best self and to live my best life. If I ever meet the person who decided there were 7 days in a week, I would ask that person to add 5 more days to the week. Then I would probably have some free time.

Q: What’s your favorite quote?
A: Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world? – Steve Jobs