Akira Yamada
Hair Stylist/Hair Artist. Born in Saitama.
He was originally trained as a hair artist at Vidal Sassoon. After working for a couple of hair salons both in Japan and in London, he started his career as a hair stylist.

In 2009, he moved to London and worked mainly for editorials, such as GARAGE, CLASH, Roller Coaster. He did hair styling for celebrities and artists, such as Sam Smith, Daisy Lowe, Porter Robinson. From 2011, he served as the 1st assistant for Angelo Seminara (Streeters) for 3 years. 
From 2014, he joined Milan collection and Paris collection for Dolche&Gabbana, Louis Vitton, Missoni,
Prada, Valentino as a member of Guido Palau's team. 

move to Japan in 2015, he started working in Japan. He excels in making sophisticated and elegant forms and silhouettes. from 2018 moved to NY.


In Japan, he works mainly in fashion magazines, such asVogue taiwan, WWD Japan and GQ, also Pen. His is expanding his horizon working with idol group AKB48 and actors and artists, such as Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tadanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi. He also works for catalogs for Giorgio Armani, ADIDAS, Swarovski, Tiffany, Onitsuka Tiger, UNIQLO
He speaks Japanese and English. He enjoys climbing mountains, cycling, gardening, and visiting museums and cafes in his free time. He works in various media including movies and magazines. 

Selected Works

Fashion Shows
Dolche&Gabbana, Junya Watanabe, Kenzo, Louis Vitton, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, Prada, Valentino, Valentino(haute couturehaute couture), Zegna, Davines, H&M, Tribute

Magazines
Arena Homme +(Korea)/All Hollow/CLASH/CRACK/Fucking Young/FAULT/FRIDAY/GARAGE/GQ/Institute/Notion/
Nylon(Japan)(Mexico)/OZON/ Ligature/Petits Luxes/PAPER/Pen/Pigeon Peacocks/Roller coaster/Suitcase/The Ones 2 watch/The WILD/Tirade/Vatra(US)/ VISION/Vogue taiwan/Volume/Zeum/re-quest QJ/WWD JAPAN/Zine magazine (Taiwan)

Catalogs
Ameri VINTAGE/Clunk/Eatable of many orders/flemew//Lingja Wang/Mee Wee Dinkee/My wardrobe/OKI-NI/Vint Andress

 

Exhibition

Chloe 60th anniversary at ISETAN Shinjyuku

Mise mono go yeah at SEIBU shibuya

SUPER Yhoji Yamamoto at aoyama store

Kishin Shinoyama Kairakunoyakata at Hara Museum


Actresses,Actor,Kabuki Actor, Talent, Artist, Singers
AKB48/KIKI/Daisy Lowe/Far East Movement/Foxes/Ftse/Javedon/NeonJungle/James Jirayu/Porter Robinson/Sam Smith/Tadanobu Asano/Kiriya Kazuaki/Kazumi Kurigami/Jyaru Jyaru/Hiroshi Fujiwara/and more...

 

photographers

Alina Negota,Andres de lala,Ash Kingston,Yoshihito Sasaguchi,Chikashi Suzuki,Kishin Shinoyama,Ko-ta shouji,Olgac Bozalp,Takanori Okuwaki,Hiroshi Manaka,piczo,Rokas Darulis,piczo,Leslie Kee,