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The ultimate in avant-garde luxury, Shu Uemura art of hair fuses unique natural ingredients with trailblazing science, and the experience of the world’s most inspired hairstylists, to offer the absolute artistry of beautiful hair.

Inspired by the contrasts of Tokyo, a city that has embraced paradoxes and contrasts, tradition yet modernity, simplicity but sophistication, precision as well as utmost creativity is the origin of Shu Uemura art of hair and remains a lasting source of inspiration. Tokyo flair can be found encapsulated in the brand’s attention to detail, search for precision and eclectic energy.

As an ultra-luxury niche brand, Shu Uemura art of hair is the chosen brand for the most high-end hairdressers. The brand’s vision of refinement comes to life through the hands of true hair artists. precision, perfection, and savoir faire define our idea of luxury: Shu Uemura hair artists create the perfect hair of today through an intimate, sensorial experience, reaffirming that true mastery is the art of making the exceptional appear simple and sleek.

For Shu Uemura art of hair, haircare is more than just haircare. styling is more than just styling. It is a trendsetting approach, in which luxury and modernity join in harmony. It is a twist and an element of surprise. It is a territory of exploration to further express one’s singularity, style, and beauty.


Mr Shu Uemura, the only male student at Tokyo beauty academy, lands a job as a makeup artist at Hollywood.


Mr Shu Uemura oversees the makeup of an academy award winning actress, Shirley MacLaine at the production of ‘My Geisha’ – remarkably transforming her into a Japanese geisha. His reputation soared, and he becomes a Hollywood favourite among famous stars such as Frank Sinatra.


Establishes Japan makeup inc. which would later grow into a revolutionary global brand of Shu Uemura and launches the first cleansing oil “unmask” when no other specialized oil cleansers existed at the time.


With his same unwavering passion for creating innovations in skincare and makeup, Mr Uemura expanded his beauty expertise to launch Shu Uemura art of hair in 2007. His goal was to highlight the artistry of hairdressing as an extension of a woman’s beauty. Shu Uemura art of hair brings together the power of nature and science with the passion and sensitivity of an artist. this perfect balance constitutes the unique world of Shu Uemura.

The Art of Hair Philosophy

Mr. Shu Uemura, the pioneer of the brand, fervently believed in the idea of holistic beauty. It was his belief that “hairdressing is never complete without beautiful make-up and beautiful make-up is never complete without beautiful skin.” Shu Uemura art of hair aims to promote holistic beauty through providing essential hair care and styling products with unique formulas & ingredients that are able to be blended into tailor-made perfection to compensate to each individual’s unique hair needs.