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May 30, 2019
Jan 18, 2008

About Me

For my Hair Salon in Santa Monica, CA -

"The best hair is the kind of hair that leaves the person in my chair happier than before they came to visit me."  - Jimmy


"Beautiful hair is healthy hair." Jimmy Takiyama, owner and master specialist of Aya Salon is originally from Japan. Being intrigued with style and influenced by the elegance of Asian simplicity, Jimmy took his creative yearnings into the beauty business. He acquired an in-depth education about hair and beauty and learned the unique Japanese technique of hair straightening. 
Famous for his "dry-cutting" method, Jimmy sculpts stunning and unparalleled trend-setting styles by meticulously cutting small sections of dry hair at a time. Following each individual's natural wave or curl, he artistically creates volume, body and texture, resulting in hair that grows out beautifully. The precision and careful attention to the contours of the hair enable the cuts to maintain their beautiful shape and texture for a long time. "To cut and style hair, I follow the natural line of hair growth that can only be seen when the hair is dry, as hair hangs differently when it is wet", comments Jimmy. "By cutting it dry, I can accurately evaluate how the hair will flow." Masterfully bringing hair to life, Jimmy creates a classic and imaginative haircut combining definition and movement.

*I offer full day, half day, and hourly rates.  Please inquire.  Advance notice about your projects is always appreciated!

**Models are often in need of color touch up or trim.  As I do own and operate a hair salon in Santa Monica, I am happy to offer these services to the models with whom I work on photo shoots.  Although I cannot offer these services for free, I can offer them at extremely discounted rates.  I'm available to contact via Model Mayhem message or phone (310-451-3583).

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MTV - "Buzzin" - stylist to Cisco Adler, Shwayze, and various artists

Karla G - Bevery Hills Runway Show

Group 8 Productions and Phillip John Photography High Fashion Shoots

Mark Berry - Hot Cherry - Salon Advert Shoot

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