Yoko Hisatomi Lane
Director & Founder of Sozo Hair Design
Sozo is her baby, hairstyling is her life and creativity is what flows in her veins. Sozo’s top director Yoko is a Japanese hair artist with a rare and genuine sense of fashion. Having graduated from one of Tokyo’s best hairdressing schools, a city famous for its cutting-edge style, she decided to broaden her creative horizon and to master her craft in trend-setting salons in Sydney and Hong-Kong. After several years at Toni and Guy where her skills gained her exposure in magazines and fashion shows, Yoko opened her own salon Sozo Hair Design in January 2013. If high quality fashion from one of the top Japanese stylists in town is what you are looking for, Yoko is the director you will come back to.
Joe hails from Hokkaido, Japan and previously worked at one of Tokyo’s most popular salons located in the heart of Harajuku. Joe is a highly innovative stylist who specializes in colour/bleaching, one of the most challenging techniques for hairstylists.
Joe honed his colouring technique in Tokyo salons famed for edgy colourful styles and nuanced colours and tones. Joe is equally comfortable doing full head bleach on colour as he is doing balayage/highlights. Joe creates beautiful ash hues absent the unwanted red tones and can perm to create a natural look either by digital perm or cold perm depending on your hair type.
Joe continues to seek to innovate and deliver customers with latest styles. Immediately prior to his move to Hong Kong, Joe managed a Japanese hair salon in Jakarta, Indonesia. There, Joe introduced a very popular face-slimming cutting technique based on patented technology from a famous Japanese hairdresser. A highly popular hair stylist that strives to have his customers leave the salon happy and confident.
In his spare time, Joe is a huge otaku (Japanese for nerd) for games and anime, and will talk to you for hours about unique Japan culture if you ask him!
Sozo’s latest joiner Billy is yet another case of combination of experience and talent. Billy graduated from Toni & Guy in London where he was awarded with an internationally recognized qualification. As a senior stylist he has been working for over 13 years in renowned Hong Kong’s premier salons such as Peninsula Hotel, Il Colpo Group and The Firm. His creativity, confidence and perfect hair-cutting technique have already gained Billy an ever growing clientele. But even more remarkably his outstanding colouring and highlights skills are making him one of the hot hairdressers in Hong Kong.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Erin Wong attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London for nearly three years before returning to Hong Kong to deliver her edgy London styles.
With over 15 years experience in the beauty industry, Erin has spent her time honing her skills in precision cuts, corrective colour, highlights and, in particular, short style for women. Erin lives her job and in her spare time has done work for the local magazine, Zip, as well as many fashion shows.
Erin believes client consultation is paramount to achieving complete satisfaction and prides herself on making her clients feel renewed and refreshed after every salon visit. She focuses on every detail to create a polished, fresh look for her clients.
Kurumi hails from Japan where she worked for more than 14 years as a stylist. She has passion for hair and tracks the latest trends and techniques. Kurumi learnt her craft (and English) as an apprentice in the UK and then Tokyo.
Kurumi’s specialty is Japanese straightening where she is able to consistently create natural, healthy looking hair without the damage. She also has finely honed short hair style techniques. Kurumi recommends part straightening/perm to get minimum damage to get good result.
Outside the salon, Kurumi has participated for Fashion week in Tokyo, Mrs USA Universe and Transcontinental Pageant, and Fitness world Japan as a make up artist.