Haruo Noro

New York-based hairstylist Haruo Noro has built a large and loyal following in New York City and beyond, on the strength of his progressive design sense and technical skill in sophisticated hair artistry.

Haruo, as he is simply known, is a master of the highly crafted, edgy and sophisticated esthetic of his native Japan. He creates uniquely cosmopolitan hairstyles that are at once both cutting-edge and timeless.

Haruo’s talents have been shaped by some of the most skilled and creative professionals in the industry. Born into a family of hairstylists, he began his study of hairstyling design and technique at Kinami Gakuen Beauty School in Aomori, Japan, then both worked and continued his training at Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. He moved to New York City, and his creativity and skill earned him the opportunity to work with famed New York hairstylist Oscar Blandi. Haruo’s exceptional range of professional experience also includes several years at the side of world-renowned colorist Rita Hazan.

In 2008, Haruo opened the doors of Haruo Noro Salon in the affluent New York City suburb of Ridgewood, New Jersey. He quickly built an extensive and loyal clientele, drawn to his innovative and imaginative work. Beyond his salon practice, Haruo has extensive experience in fashion, runway, and editorial hairstyling work. His work has been seen in influential fashion and style publications including Nylon, InStyle, A4, Fader, The Block, Black Book, and Planet. He is frequently asked to demonstrate or comment on hairstyle trends, and Haruo has appeared on Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, The View, Oprah, and The Early Show; his philosophies have been shared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The New York Post, and Health magazine. His runway work includes fashion shows by Monique Lhuillier, Patricia Field, and Marchesa. Among the celebrities he has styled are Anne Hathaway, Adriana Lima, and Keri Russell. In addition, he styled advertising campaigns for dollhouse jeans (Teen Vogue) and Recession Denim, which featured America’s Next Top Model’s Jaslene Gonzalez.

“Hairstyling is art,” says Haruo. “My passion is creating new and exciting art, and every client’s hair is a new and beautiful canvas with which to explore fresh possibilities. I am honored by the trust my clients place in my vision and skills, and the sense of artistic adventure we share.”
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