Born and raised in Japan, Atsuko was endowed with eyes for the unique, trendy and edgy. She has more than 20 years of experience and has completed training in a myriad of cut and color techniques including Balayage Boot Camp, Bumble & Bumble, DiPietro Todd, Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell, and never stop learning. This has given her a thorough understanding of the art, enabling her to keep the integrity of her clients' hair while color correcting in any shade.
Today, Atsuko is a color specialist and a Balayage artist with a very strong sense of color theory. Nothing makes her happier than mixing up a bowl of different hues, a process clients love to watch. In fact, they often call her a “chemist,” and appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity she brings to Balayage and other coloring techniques.
Whether you have natural curl or traditional straight, heavy locks, Atsuko can offer you the perfect treatment to complement your hair and sense of style. With her own private studio located in convenient El Cerrito Plaza, she is always ready to educate you, keep your style and good condition and send you home with confidence.