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Asuka Takeicolorist/stylist/up-do specialist
Born and raised in Gardena, CA, Asuka began her career in hair shortly after she finished her chapter in life being a professional ballet dancer. She freelanced in hair styling and expanded her knowledge in make-up on the side. Her love for up-dos led to styling hair for fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings, designer lookbooks, and a music video shoot for the English-Irish boy band, The Wanted, in “The Lightening.” Along with freelancing, she decided to get her in-salon training by Norma Blaque at Oliver Ifergan Atelier Salon in Beverly Hills, where she also learned more depth in the world of make-up. She gained more experience in creative up-do techniques working hand in hand at events and fashions shows for Suehiro Kimono Agency, who is the number one agency in L.A. for Kimono styling incorporating modern and Japanese culture in art form. Her training has also extended through Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, Unite in San Diego, and Davines in Nashville. She is looking forward to furthering her education and inspiration to enhance her passion in hairstyling. Follow Asuka on Instagram: @hairbyasuka