Staff

TAMAMI BLOOMFIELD

SENIOR STYLIST 

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Tamami was born and raised in Japan, where she studied hair and makeup. She worked for top salons in Tokyo, before moving to NYC in 2006. She uses an exceptional dry cut finishing technique she learned in Tokyo that creates beautiful textured lines. Her relaxed styling is one that her clients can effortlessly recreate at home.

She creates versatile cuts that can be edgy, natural, or sexy upon her styling and her clients' desires. Tamami has a soft spot for weddings and had mastered the art of making brides and grooms look their best.

Tamami also does editorial work for fashion magazines and advertising. She regularly works on fashion shows as well. She adopts these skills and inspirations into her hair styling techniques at Takamichi Hair.

 

 

SARAH SPRATT

SENIOR HAIR COLORIST

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Sarah knew fashion and haircolor would be a part of her life from the time she started coloring and styling her friends’ hair at her home as a teenager. After starting a clothing line that was sold in Barney's Co-op and boutiques around the world, Sarah had the opportunity to create wigs for sculptor Charles Ray, reigniting her passion for hair. She landed at Ion Studio where she studied hand painted Balayage highlights and editorial color with Lena Ott. 

 

After working there for several years, she's now Senior colorist at Takamichi Hair. She has recently signed with The Magnet Agency and worked on several new film projects with Heather Graham, including My Dead Boyfriend and aided in doing fun color on indie film ‘Free The Nipple.' 

 

Her style is described as hip, ever-present, and artistic, ranging from natural to lively and creative colors. Sarahs’ expertise at Takamichi Hair are Balayage and creative hair color.

GENE SARCINELLO

SENIOR STYLIST & COLORIST

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With three generations of Sarcinello hair styling men preceding him, Gene's craft is literally in his blood. Although he grew up on the East coast, it was in Los Angeles that Gene advanced his already lifelong skill set and discovered his own brand of style in color and cut techniques. 

 

After experiencing growth as a stylist in LA, Gene eventually found his way back to the East. Upon returning to NYC, Gene found a home at John Dellaria in Soho. Over the last 16 years, Gene has continued to perfect his craft and build a robust clientele of on-the-go New York professionals. 

 

Gene's focus is on natural-looking hair that looks great between cuts. We are happy that Gene has chosen Takamichi Hair for the next chapter of his continued evolution in the hair business.  

 

NATALIE SOUTH

SENIOR STYLIST & COLORIST

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Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Natalie set her eyes on the Big Apple just more than ten years ago. With the drive to succeed in NYC, Natalie utilized her intuitive styling creativity as a strength. 

 

Her Southern charm and talent are what caught the eye of John Dellaria here in Soho, NY. Natalie has a passion for making her clients feel beautiful and confident with every cut, color, and style she does. Upon mentoring under John Dellaria himself, Natalie soon became to nurture her craft, resulting in her high reputation as Soho’s go-to gal for her famous Brazilian blowouts. 

 

At Takamichi Hair, Natalie continues her passion for client satisfaction as she strives to make people feel fabulous with her cuts, colors, and especially her effortlessly glamorous Brazilian Blowouts.

GABBY FISHMAN

SENIOR STYLIST & COLORIST

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Gabrielle began her career in hair training at a Paul Mitchell school and went on to receive advanced studies at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England. The UK is where Gabrielle’s academic approach to hair took flight. She developed a mastery of hair geometry and structure, attributes of her signature style that she employs at Takamichi Hair today.

 

She has worked alongside and learned from world renowned stylists including Jay Small, Colin Caruso, DJ Muldoon, and Julien Farell. Gabrielle creates every haircut customized to the client's texture, head shape, and lifestyle, assuring a unique look that is both low maintenance and enhances the client's aesthetic. 

 

Her cuts are sure to consciously evolve in the following weeks, rather than simply growing out.

Gabrielle's approach is informed by a deep appreciation of art and aesthetics and a commitment to continued education.

KATHRYN GARDNER

STYLIST & COLORIST

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Specialized in the art of understanding a client and their individualized needs, master hair stylist and colorist Kathryn has the acute balance of perfectionism and creativity.

 

 As a graduate of the Aveda Institute, Kathryn has spent the last eight years immersed in her craft and clients; it is her customers who inspire her every day, making sure to know their personalities to make her art come fully alive. Skilled in various forms, Kathryn is particularly sought after for her legendary curly hair cuts. By dry cutting curly hair in its natural state, she creates a distinctive, yet easy to wear look. 

 

Kathryn’s specialties include hair painting and balayage, for soft, natural highlights that personalize your look. Combining classic, technical styles with a modern, minimal, easy-to-wear twist, Kathryn creates tailored cuts and colors that celebrate the most beautiful version of you.

DAVID KRUK

STYLIST

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Upon moving to New York in 2008, David became inspired by the city and used this influence to inform his craft in hair styling. He honed his skills and refined his eye as he began working with experienced stylists. David’s career advanced as he began working at high-end salons such as John Frieda and Sally Hershberger. 

 

David’s involvement in New York Fashion Week has kept him up to par with the latest trends in fashion. Additionally, David’s experience with top art agencies and working with editorial artists like Kayla Michele, Didier, and Ashley Javier influences his work at Takamichi Hair. 

 

At Takamichi Hair, David has become a specialist of men’s grooming with a keen attention to detail. David employs his unique understanding of shape and design to his craft, making him a highly sought after stylist.

SARA JANE BOOTH

COLORIST

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Sara graduated from Toni & Guy Academy in Dallas, Texas in 2007, before moving to Chicago to study Design Management at Columbia College. Her plan was then to go to France to finish her degree at Parsons Paris, but a series of events brought her back to Texas where she trained with top colorists at LARC hair salon. 

 

Her talent pushed her to move to New York City where she found a home at Takamichi Hair. Here, she quickly rose through the ranks to become a Junior Colorist. 

 

Her influence from drawing and painting gives her an understanding of what makes colors and shapes pleasing to the eye; finding the right shade for your skin tone is one of her obsessions. Sara focuses on the subtle differences that create a finished look appearing effortless and fluid. Sara believes in having a collaborative approach with her clients; the final work is as much hers as her clients' vision.

CRISTINA BOATMAN

 STYLIST & COLORIST 

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Cristina began her career in hairdressing over eight years ago. Passionate and artistic, this California native has traveled the US and UK for inspiration in new and creative techniques.

 

 She has been a session stylist working fashion shows and private wedding parties from San Diego to Hilton Head Island, Chicago, and New York. After years of working with the amazing Antonio Favaro and having a part in a teaching partnership with Davines, Cristina decided to move to New York in pursuit of her love for editorial styling. 

Upon landing here, she met the talented Takamichi Saeki and is very excited to grow with her new salon family. 

 

As a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon International Master Course in London, she believes a great stylist should never stop learning. Cristina finds that transforming a client's look and building relationships are the most rewarding aspects of being a hair designer.

VANESSA QUILES

STYLIST

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Vanessa, a native New Yorker, graduated from Aveda Institute NYC in 2010. Upon graduation, she went to work with Oscar Blandi to work with some of the most inspirational stylists, of whom taught her how to cut and style traditional hair.

 

 After a fantastic year and a half at Oscar Blandi, Vanessa realized that she wanted to go back to her city roots and work for a salon that is well-versed, just like she is. She stumbled upon Takamichi Hair and automatically knew it was a perfect fit. Takamichi took Vanessa under his wing and taught her how to break the rules and take a designers approach to hair. 

 

This is what made Vanessa fit right in at Takamichi Hair, as she now feels that she loves to break the rules, once one has mastered the basics (of course). That being said, Vanessa's favorite quote is 'keep it real.'

JACKIE FUSCO

JUNIOR COLORIST

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Have you met our team? Jackie Fusco, junior colorist. With a wide range of experience in the hair industry, this Northern New Jersey native is mastering the world of hair coloring one step at a time.

The Empire School graduate received higher training at Vidal Sassoon and Wella in New York focusing on coloring, natural, and fantasy. After two years at Takamichi Hair undergoing educational training, Jackie has earned the position as Junior Colorist at the salon. Here Jackie plans to take her passion for hair coloring to the next level which stems from her art background. Hair became the proper canvas that she was seeking with the potential for transformation which she finds exhilarating.

Even with great accomplishments such as having her work published in Milk Magazine, the opportunity to help change the way someone feels about themselves is the most rewarding part of what she does.

 

LIAN GUBE

JUNIOR STYLIST

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Born and raised in the Philippines, Lian first started styling hair as a teenager in the music industry and drag community. Lian became a professional musician at 16 was touring and performing throughout Asia. Lian further developed her passion for hair by becoming the go-to stylist for her bandmates and other musicians. 

 

After moving to NYC with her wife, Lian decided to pursue hair styling full time. She trained at Arrojo Cosmetology, learning razor cutting and classic Vidal Sassoon techniques in Nick Arrojo's flagship Soho school. Lian came to Takamichi Hair, where Takamichi Saeki mentored her and imparted his trademark. 

 

Lian's style mixes classic and modern influences to create effortlessly cool cuts. Lian is known to handle a variety of hair lengths and textures, from long flowing hair to curls to barbering techniques for men's and pixie cuts. Lian’s experience styling for on-camera appearances is a testament to her versatility as a stylist.