a hairdressing odyssey

  • “….Mr Matsuzaki turned his back on the world and retreated into the foothills of Mount Fuji. Nobody has set eyes on him for many years, but as promised Mr Matsuzaki still repairs each pair of scissors returned to him. How does he recieve the scissors sent to him from around the world? Well it is said that […]

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  • Image of 2016 performance ‘THE HAIRDRYER IS THE SOUND OF THE COSMOS’ part of the Southbank Center Altered Minds, weekend festival which explored the relationship between design, technology and mental health. For full article on the performance follow link.

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  • cv

    EDUCATION // SALONS // AWARDS //

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  • After the pandemic in 2020/21 I decided not to return to a salon. I recognised that the flexibility and informality of working mobile fitted into my clients fluid post-pandemic lifestyles alongside WFH, Ocardo, Amazon, deliveroo, veg boxes ect. Three years on my scissors are now repaired and I have returned to live in my hometown […]

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  • Conversations

    The main reason I love working in a salon and cutting hair is the direct one to one interaction I have with clients. It’s a privilaged position to be in. For instance one minute I could be talking about why one side of our hair behaves differently to the other – due to it growing […]

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  • Matsuzaki 77 Installation

  • Japan residency

    Tokyo based arts institute 3331 ARTS CHIYODA have offered me a month long residency in August this year. I am currenly researching funding options. 3331 ARTS CHIYODA is based in the electronics and manga hub of Akihabara at the heart of Tokyo where a large population of cosplay and Otaku enthusiasts can be found. I plan to  cut the […]

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