JUN GOTO
Hairstylist

Biography

Drawing inspiration from his father who owned a hair salon in northern Japan, Jun began learning about hair and working at the salon from the age of 7. In order to gain experience from leading stylists, he moved to Tokyo when he was 18 years old and became an assistant at a top salon in Harajuku. By the time Jun became a professional stylist when he was 24 years old, he had already developed a reputation in Japan for innovative techniques and ideas that married traditional Japanese styles with European trends. During this period, he also lectured and demonstrated his approach to hair at seminars all over Japan. His work was featured in numerous hair magazines, and Jun also began styling for many Japanese celebrities and athletes. Wanting to further his career internationally, Jun moved to London in 2007 and exclusively focused on session work. He was able to broaden his understanding of global trends through his experience with influential photographers, designers, and stylists. Additionally, he acquired a deep knowledge of aesthetics by imbibing the rich culture and history of Europe. By 2012, Jun was travelling internally as a session stylist and contributing regularly to publications such as Vogue Japan, ELLE US, ELLE Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Figuro Japan, GQ, WWD, Hunger, The Last Magazine, L’Officiel, L’Officiel Germany, In addition, he has played a leading and critical role in major advertising projects and other commercial enterprises in Japan such as Cartier, Uniqlo, Barneys New York, Cartier, French Connection, Toyota, Kanebo, Mikimoto, etc. In 2015, he moved to NY.