Meko Sugaya

Hair Stylist

Meko

   How long have you been a stylist and what are your educational bragging rights (editorial accomplishments)
I have been a stylist for 5 years and I'm a GOLDWELL Master Colorist. 

   What do you love about your craft?
I love that I am able to express myself creatively since everyday and every client is different.

 

   What have you learned from your clients?
I have learned that my clients are truly and absolutely amazing <3

 

   What do you specialize in?
I specialize in vivid colors, balayage and special events from Burningman hair to weddings.

 

   What are the up coming treads in hair cutting,coloring and products?
It seems like braids are the name of the styling game. 

 What should clients look for when they are shopping for a stylist?
Shopping for a stylist is pretty intimate and I compare it to dating. You should look for someone that inspires you but still listens to your needs and routine. 
   

   Where do you find inspiration?
Social media is a growing place with Pinterest and Instagram but those outlets do not feed me creatively. I always turn to nature.

 

   What charitable organizations do you feel passionate about?
I feel passionate about charities that are passionate about our environment. Defenders of Wildlife, Earthworks, etc. 


   How do you spend your time when not knee deep into your craft? (hobbies)
When I can step out from behind the chair I love to spend it on the mountain snowboarding in the winter. In the summer you can find me hiking around Lake Tahoe.

   Why are professional hair care products important?
Professional products are important as effective communicate between you and your stylist about challenges with your hair, the two of you can come up with a game plan to tame your mane. You get what you pay for. 

 

   What is you favorite shade of lipstick?
Anything wine colored will work for lipstick.