Self Salon is committed to a culture of creativity, growth and mutual prosperity. Our goal is to enhance authentic beauty based on empowerment, quality techniques, inspirational education and teamwork. We aim to harmonize the art of hair and beauty.
MEET THE TEAM
Chinatsu Ohtsu | Devachan Certified
Chinatsu is originally from Osaka, Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. From a young age, Chinatsu has been passionate about fashion, hair, and makeup design. This passion lead her to attend Miss Marty’s Hair Academy and Esthetics Institute, in San Francisco, California, where she would then graduate and begin her career as a stylist.The love that Chinastu has for the beauty industry is reflected in her widespread experience including styling for fashion shows, editorial shoots, and weddings. She is certified in advanced hair cutting and color by L'Oreal, updos by Acquage, hair straightening by Yuko Systems, makeup by Aveda, and eyelash applications by Jane Nova Lashes, among others.
Born and raised in Korea, Yuli always had a passion for the Beauty and Fashion industry. At a young age, she moved to New York City to pursue her dream and started her education at the Aveda Institute in Soho. Upon graduating, Yuli began her career at Fredrick Fekkai on 5th Avenue, where she trained under some of the most talented Colorists in the industry. It was here that she began her Balayage Highlighting technique to deliver personal, customized hair color. Yuli manages the balance of her Clients' desires with beautiful, natural-looking hair color.
Although originally from the suburbs of New York City, Kat officially made her move here when she was eighteen. She began studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology for a bachelor’s degree in Illustration, which later inspired a career in the beauty industry.Kat's interest in expanding her knowledge of color brought her to the Aveda Institute, where she attended cosmetology school. She then completed an in-depth color apprenticeship at Arrojo Studio in SoHo, where she learned everything she could about hair color. Learning from the masters, she eventually became a colorist and educator herself.She now resides and works in Brooklyn, where she enjoys her life as a freelance painter and full-time hair colorist. Balancing these two professions keeps her inspired and hungry to learn more. She loves using her skills to make people look and feel awesome.
Acasia is a California Surfer Girl who relocated to Brooklyn eight years ago and has been loving it ever since. She has worked with, and for, some of the industry’s hottest brands and finds that her niche is really performing the behind the scenes styling for runway and print, as well as film and television.
Staying recent and up-to-date with the evolution that the industry is consistently undergoing is Acasia’s number one mission. She believes that education plays a key role in accomplishing this and makes every effort to always learn the newest techniques.As a stylist, Acasia’s main focus is technical structure. She believes a good haircut should not only reflects one’s personal style but most importantly should enhance one’s natural features, such as bone structure and hair texture. Her pursuit is to make each client see themselves as the most beautiful person in the world.
Paul began his training and subsequent career as a stylist in Dallas, Texas at the Toni & Guy Academy. It was here where he discovered his passion for not only hair, but also for the entire beauty industry. After eight years as a stylist in Texas, however, Paul made a move to the East Coast, living in Brooklyn for the last three years. Whether it’s working behind the chair cutting or on an editorial shoot styling, Paul wholeheartedly believes in the freedom to create. He really enjoys creating modern medieval looks from periods of the 1960’s through the 1990’s, while staying true to the natural movement of each client and their personality. Individuality is key to Paul, he enhances the Self Team with a love for natural texture of straight hair, curly hair, and everything in between.
Originally from California, Thomas obtained his first cut and color training at the Los Angeles Vidal Sassoon Academy. Since then he continued his education as a salon apprentice in San Francisco and in London. After completing the apprenticeship from Sassoon he obtained a stylist position in San Francisco up until 2005, when Thomas moved to Williamsburg. Since then he has worked in the area gaining extensive knowledge in haircutting and coloring techniques through education and several years of experience.
Torrie began her career in the beauty industry right out of high school, attending Paul Mitchell the School in her hometown of Santa Barbara. She eventually left the beach for New York to study at Make-Up Designory in SoHo. This led to her working on photoshoots, film sets, and backstage at NYFW. While apprenticing at a salon in the Meatpacking District, she worked closely with some of New York’s top hair stylists and a high profile clientele, refining her eye for color. From there she worked in TriBeCa until making the move to where her heart really lies, in Brooklyn. Torrie addresses the individual needs of each client with precision, insuring that your haircut and color will leave you feeling like your best self.