Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sayuri Tsuchitani discuss the following:
- What is Japanese Head Spa?
- Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
- Are you able to identify a “tipping point” in your career when you started to see success? Did you start doing anything different? Are there takeaway or lessons that others can learn from that?
- In your experience what were the most effective ways for your business to generate leads and sales? Can you share a story about that?
- You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be?
Sayuri Tsuchitani emigrated from Japan to New York City in 1998 to attend beauty school. She went to work as a hairstylist in Shanghai, on a cruise ship and London before returning to NYC in 2010. Her next stop was Hawaii, where she worked before landing in Beverly Hills, which she calls home since 2016.
Sayuri iregularly travels to NYC and Hawaii to accommodate her existing clients. When she is not working or traveling for work, you can find her at a local Japanese retirement and assisted-living community providing haircuts for the elderly. She is grateful for the chance to be surrounded by so many beautiful seniors, reminding her of her own grandmother in Japan. She wants to help create a joyful space for the elderly where they can gossip and laugh freely.
Sayuri also travels back to Japan to hold training and seminars in which she shares with the next generation of young hairstylists her experiences working around the world and her knowledge of Western techniques. She makes a point of collaborating with renowned U.S. stylists who can enlighten, educate, and promote female empowerment and equality for a new generation of Japanese women stylists in the traditionally male-dominated industry.
Headspa En is the fruition of her long held belief in the Japanese adage Go-En, as “serendipitous encounters resulting in everlasting relationships.” The term en itself is derived from the Japanese Buddhist term Innen, meaning a narrative of happenings based on the inter-connectedness of one's past, present, and future experiences. From that comes headspa En's byword:"Creating an Everlasting Bond”.