Born in Nara, Japan

Influenced by his grandfather, Shota began his journey as a hairstylist in Nara.

Later wanted to step out into the world, test his abilities, see what is out there…

…Shota decided to set foot on American soil.

California was where his journey in the US began.

5 years in and his time to return to his homeland Nara came.

Being back home made him appreciate and realize both pros and cons of the hair business he had experienced.

The beauty and intricateness of the care given in Japan,

the freedom and spontaneity of the styles in the US…

Much alike but also different. Not one is better than the other…just different…in a good way.

Shota Gokyu

Hair stylist