Akki


Hairstylist

Akki Shirakawa is an Osaka-born, Tokyo-raised hairstylist, who has lived in New York for the past twelve years. Having trained for six years, under Luigi Murenu as his first assistant, Akki quietly developed a reputation for his vision and dexterity with wigs – with a personal collection that now stretches into the hundreds; all handmade by Akki himself.

Akki has become one of the leading names in the industry. Collaborating frequently with fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, alongside photographers including Mario Sorrenti, Zoe Ghertner, Alasdair McLellan, Craig McDean, Lachlan Bailey, Theo Wenner, Harley Weir and Peter Lindbergh across a vast range of editorial and commercial projects.

His client list includes brands such as Acne Studios, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Saint Laurent and Versace.

Akki has worked with Lady Gaga on several important projects, alongside a host of other important celebrities and models.

Editorial Highlights

Self Service 52

Obsessions

i-D Magazine

Rihannazine 2020 Fashion

Arena Homme+

Impresario

Document Journal

Summer 2019

i-D Magazine

Teyana Taylor

Self Service 48

In Genue

CR Fashion Book

Cinema Scope

Recent Covers

Recent Advertising

Margaret Howell SS 2020

Lacoste L.12.12 Fragrance 2020

SAINT LAURENT

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