When I was young, I loved nothing more than cutting my friends' hair. I'd convince my play mates after school to let me give them a transformation, a style that would change their world. Nothing much has changed. I love creating and transporting people from every day to relaxed, calm and confident. There is something soothing and spiritual about going to the hair dresser ... it's not just a cut, it's an experience.
I have always formed a bond with most of my long term clients because I really love what I do and share a special bond with people when creating. I hope that all my clients/friends walk away from each visit with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
I never wanted to be an everyday hairdresser. I wanted to create an experience and connection and purpose out of every individual I had in the chair, whether it be a soothing massage or a light and easy conversation or a laugh out loud silly experience.
My inspiration ever since I was a 1st year apprentice has been Tokyo street fashion and all the Harrajuku kids posing for FRUiTS books. Fashion magazines and photography have played a very large part in my inspirations and have kept me going creativity/visually as I've developed into a stylist. Although I've struggled conforming in most Sydney salons, being a gypsy girl moving around the world every few years yearning for inspiration, like a magnet I've always gravitated back to my home town Sydney.
I couldn't be happier than I am now to finally have the opportunity to open my own little space that I can I call home and share my visions with you. I don't like pretentious Wahwah salons that make people feel like they’re in a high fashion fake environment. I want people to feel like they’re in their grandpa's lounge room or at a friend’s house having a chat and listening to whatever they like and feeling open and free to be themselves without judgment.
I hope people come here to relax and unwind from their daily grind and have a green tea or Umeshu (梅酒) and enjoy the atmosphere and energy which is Kiti Katto. A humble and quirky space filled with love; Marylyn Monroe meets hello kitty.
I hope you enjoy your experience and time as much as I have enjoyed creating it for you.
Local and international salons I've worked inn.
Rodney Wayne Chatswood/Bondi junction.
Chopshop Potts point
Gallo hair East Sydney
Freelance/session styling in Tokyo for Tokyo internal players theatre TIP group and black stripe theatre company hair and stage make up for theatrical productions.
Pimps and pinn ups Spitter field east London
Stamp hair Bethnal green Shoreitch East London
Elyston Hayden hair CBD Sydney
Canvas hair Surryhills
Hair Mentors: Bruce Mann and Melissa Neville