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A true creative, Tomi Kono started his career as a classically trained Japanese hair stylist. His passion for hair soon lead him to begin exploring more creative hair and head designs, leading to Tomi’s very own head prop designs.

In 2007 Tomi moved to London and branched into session styling, quickly shooting for Dazed & Confused, i-D, and 10 Magazine. He continued to exhibit his headpieces and began using these in his editorials, making bespoke pieces.

In 2013 Tomi moved to New York and joined Julian Watson Agency. Since then Tomi has shot regularly for  Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue Germany, Vogue Korea, Interview, W Magazine and V Magazine along side photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Yelena Yemchuk, Paola Kudacki, Paul Wetherell, Kacper Kasprzyk, Julia Hetta and Mark Peckmezian.

Tomi Kono has collaborated with leading designers such as Junya Watanabe, Aganovich, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander, Frame Denim, and with stylists Ludivine Poiblanc, Marie Chaix, Tom Guinness, to name a few.

Tomi continues to push boundaries as an inventive and cutting edge hair, wigs and head props stylist.

His first book ‘Head Prop’s' will be published in April 2017...

Tomi Kono

Tomi Kono