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.
Doan Giang Fayet
Manager / Director
I chose to come to Hong Kong to deliver my unique Parisian style and technique to the Hong Kong beauty industry. I have more than seven years’ experience in famous, luxury salons in Paris, and have honed my technique for Asian style through a one year stint in Beijing and two years at Emmanuel F in Hong Kong. I studied hair dressing for four years in Paris and received accreditation from two renowned French hair dressing schools. My experience, motivation and language skills (English, French, Mandarin and Vietnamese) give me confidence to satisfy my clients and deliver the latest styles in Hong Kong. I am very excited to share my experience and passion with SOZO.
With over 20 years experience working in the hair industry, David brings expertise in many areas of hair dressing including salon management and celebrity styling. He trained at a prestigious salon BUOY in New Zealand where he won many awards for his hair dressing skills.
David then went on to further is hair career when he took on the role of celebrity stylist at Oribe, the famous 5th Avenue salon in New York City! He was then scouted to join an elite artistic team for the innovative hair product brand SEBASTIAN International. He travelled the world with this team performing at launch shows, and facilitating workshops, including ones in Hong Kong.
He has worked with celebrities and is very relaxed and down to earth, and so enjoys meeting new clients as well as maintaining relationships with existing ones. We are very excited to welcome David to the Sozo Hair Design team!
Michiko is the other Japanese talented stylist at Sozo Hair Design. Beauty and elegance are the words that come to mind to describe her craftship. During her 15 years of experience in Japan as hair salon manager and stylist instructor, Michiko has emphasized technique as a way to reach classic perfection. In 2013 Michiko moved to Hong Kong to embark on a new styling adventure while keeping her original influences. Her Japanese perms will be for you the perfect showcase of her impeccable skills.
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.
Atsushi Matsuoka (Ash)
Atsushi worked in Tokyo in the bustling and vibrant young district of Shinjuku for 10 years before embarking on his Hong Kong adventure in 2012. Atsushi worked at a top Japanese hair salon in Hong Kong delivering edgy Tokyo styles to the local and expat communities. Atsushi speaks conversational Cantonese and can do comprehensive consultations which has made him super popular with local Hong Kongers. Atsushi is a highly technically proficient and exacting hair stylist whose skill has been recognised thriugh awards in cutting and hair-up competitions. Atsushi will help you work out the most suitable hair cut for you based on your skin tone/ face shape leaving you looking great when leaving the salon.
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 8 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.
Wendy Yip (On Maternity Leave)
Sozo is pleased to welcome Wendy Yip to the team as our professional eyelash designer. She has years of experience in the beauty industry and, like all of us at Sozo, is focused on delivering a great customer experience and first-rate service. Wendy shares a strong passion for the beauty industry and considers eyelash extensions not just a technique, but an artistry. She specialises in enhancing your natural look by customisingeyelash extension style to your specific requirements. Wendy will give you a detailed consultation as to the look you would like to achieve in terms of volume, curl, layout of the lashes and the number of lashes to use. She will also help you maintain the look to ensure longevity of the extensions. Please come in and meet Wendy and try out our eyelash extension service.
Mariko is Sozo’s Japanese eyelash specialist and offers the latest Japanese styles utilising high quality extension products sourced from Japan. Mariko hails from Tokyo but has lived in Hong Kong since 2007 and has a long-standing association with the fashion and beauty industry having previously worked for a prominent Japanese women’s fashion brand. Most importantly, Mariko shares the Sozo team’s passion for delivering high quality beauty services that make our clients happy. She is focused on providing a tailored customer experience to deliver bespoke eyelash extensions that meet customer preferences for volume and curl. Certified under Japan Lash Association and with an excellent attention to detail, Mariko will deliver the look you seek in a safe and conscientious manner.
fashion & beauty
Gaelle has worked in the fashion Industry since 2005 and has a strong fashion sense and passion for beauty, perfection and aesthetic. Gaelle started her career in Paris as a professional model and did a range of fashions shows, showrooms and photoshoots for leading global brands and haute couture designers from New York, Milan and London. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2013. Gaelle is a strong believer that appearance and the image we project to others is crucial to making a good impression. She will work with you to decode your identity and to give the best of yourself. Gaelle will help you to understand which colours and styles suit you and which to avoid – providing expert advice on what will work best for you!