With a career that spans two and half decades at top salons in Tokyo, Paris and New York, Seiji began his training as a stylist in Japan. He quickly moved to Tokyo to launch the first French franchise of Jacques Dessange. Within two years, Seiji was granted the opportunity to study in Paris with acclaimed stylist Bruno Pittini.
Seiji is attracted to a strong service-based philosophy. He soon signed on with Frederic Fekkai, where he has worked since 1996, and currently serves as the Co-Creative Director of the Fifth Avenue salon. Seiji's work philosophy is to always work with his client's natural hair and not against it.
"Seiji is known for creating feminine, natural, effortless and sexy styles, he believes that hair can change a woman's mood and her sense of confidence resulting in a signature style that is as individual as her personality," says Fekkai.
Seiji has worked backstage at top fashion shows including Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler and Nicole Miller. His editorial work has been featured in premiere fashion magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Allure, New York Times Magazine, In Style and Marie Claire .