2000 Yu Nakata began styling career in Hokkaido, Japan.
2008 Began to freelance and expanded to hairstyling for fashion photography.
2010 Lived in Paris and worked as a freelance hairstylist.
2011 Returned to Japan. Since then, Yu has built a large base and continued her freelance styling work around the world.
2017 Moved to NY.
2014: Hokkaido Designers Congress, Grand Prix Award
2013: Hokkaido Designers Congress, Kaminobunkasha Award
2012: Japan Hairdressing Award, Newcomer of the Year 2012 Nomination 2010: Japan Hairdressing Award, Rising Star of the Year 2010 Award 2009: Japan Hairdressing Award, Area Stylist of the Year 2009
Professional Career - Magazine
NYLON, Elle Girl Japan,i-D Italy, L'Officiel Thailand, MONROWE Magazine, PIBE Magazine
Professional Career – Video Program
Professional Career – Lookbook/Catalog/Advertising/Ecommerce
The North Face, Pura Ornate, Premier Gem, Monsuit,
Isaac Mizrahi Eyewear, Judith Ripka, Universal Standard,CLYDE
Professional Career – Runway Show
Thom Browne (Paris), Viviane Westwood (Paris), Maison Margiela (Paris), Jeremy Scoot (Paris), Dion Lee (Paris)