Atsuko was born and grew up in Japan, where she always had an eye out for the unique and edgy. Eager to learn, she watches current trends on social media and updates herself in the latest techniques by attending classes in Balayage Boot Camp, Bumble & Bumble, DiPietro Todd, Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell, in New York, San Francisco, and LA, as well as many online courses. With over 20 years of experience she is trained in a number of cut and color techniques.
She says, “I always start by listening closely to my client to make sure I understand the effect they desire. It’s very important to me to guard the integrity of their hair as I color correct in any shade.”
As a Balayage artist, Atsuko specializes in color—customizing the blend for each person. With total confidence in her skill at toning and a strong basis in color theory, she loves mixing up a bowl of different hues. Clients like to watch the process, appreciating the expertise and creativity of her technique.
Even if color is not your goal, you can depend on Atsuko to give you a great cut, with advice for shaping that works with your total style.
Atsuko Hair was established in its current location as a private salon in 2018. It is her dream salon because here she can focus fully on each individual client. They appreciate the relaxing atmosphere, natural light, and convenient location. Her many fans, of all ages and ethnicities, come from a broad area, including, the East Bay, San Francisco, Marin County, and out-of-state.