Jikaiah is a passionate person when it comes to creating art and connecting to people. She is personally driven by her feminist views about beauty, her need for global travel, photography and the Japanese energy healing teachings of Reiki.

With all of these passions and almost 20 years behind the chair, she brings a unique style to the industry. Coming to NYC from

San Francisco's famed Edo Salon & Gallery.

( Known best for bringing the Shag haircut and razored bobs into style.) She trained under the famed owner Jayne Matthews with numerous hands on classes while working there.

"I'm all about freeing and releasing the hair. I want my clients' natural waves and textures to come to life and I want to do it so it can air dry gorgeously. I am not a stylist of the roundbrush. My technique is about hand styling and teaching my clients how, with the right few products and personalized carved out cut, they can put down the brush and let their hair be free. I love loose shapes and big curls! I want to see the hair move from a sexy shag effortlessly into a swept up ponytail with French fringe and pieces falling out without care."