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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

Verizon Media

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), Givency(Paris)

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