RITSUKO HOTAKA

Ritsuko has had a flourishing career as one of Tokyo’s leading hair stylists. Before arriving in New York City in 2017, she had twelve years of experience as the manager of one of the top hair salons in Tokyo. Her cutting skills as well as her prowess in the coloring techniques of ombre, balayage, and highlighting made her well-known and earned her the trust of her clients.  Outside of Ritsuko's commitments at the salon, she is often commissioned to do hair and make-up for fashion magazines, hair catalogs, and lookbook shoots where she works with celebrity clientele. She also writes columns for Japanese magazines and has been frequently invited to give lectures at hair-coloring seminars in Japan.

Ritsuko has had a flourishing career as one of Tokyo’s leading hair stylists. Before arriving in New York City in 2017, she had twelve years of experience as the manager of one of the top hair salons in Tokyo. Her cutting skills as well as her prowess in the coloring techniques of ombre, balayage, and highlighting made her well-known and earned her the trust of her clients.

Outside of Ritsuko's commitments at the salon, she is often commissioned to do hair and make-up for fashion magazines, hair catalogs, and lookbook shoots where she works with celebrity clientele. She also writes columns for Japanese magazines and has been frequently invited to give lectures at hair-coloring seminars in Japan.