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KEI HIRATA

Kei Hirata began cutting hair at the age of 13, and this early experience inspired him to explore the world of beauty and hairstyling. After graduating from the Nihon Beauty Academy, he began his professional career working at HEAVENS in Harajuku, Tokyo, where he mastered his haircutting and hair-styling skills.  In 2008, Kei moved to Vancouver, Canada to expand his career outside of Japan and experience cultural diversity. He lived there for several years, working with a wide variety of clients and colleagues through his job at a hair salon while also taking on new challenges such as styling for fashion shoots, advertisements, and TV shows.  Since 2011, Kei has been based in New York City, and he currently works at a hair salon in the East Village while moonlighting as a freelance hair-styling consultant for celebrity hair and magazine shoots. The depth and breadth of his experiences are echoed in Kei’s unique hair designs and are integral to his creations.

Kei Hirata began cutting hair at the age of 13, and this early experience inspired him to explore the world of beauty and hairstyling. After graduating from the Nihon Beauty Academy, he began his professional career working at HEAVENS in Harajuku, Tokyo, where he mastered his haircutting and hair-styling skills.

In 2008, Kei moved to Vancouver, Canada to expand his career outside of Japan and experience cultural diversity. He lived there for several years, working with a wide variety of clients and colleagues through his job at a hair salon while also taking on new challenges such as styling for fashion shoots, advertisements, and TV shows.

Since 2011, Kei has been based in New York City, and he currently works at a hair salon in the East Village while moonlighting as a freelance hair-styling consultant for celebrity hair and magazine shoots. The depth and breadth of his experiences are echoed in Kei’s unique hair designs and are integral to his creations.