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Tomi Kono Wig x OK [Office Kiko]
August 13, 2021

Collaborative Fancy Wigs

Now Available at SHOP>
NEWS☟
NYアーティスト、河野富広が語るウィッグの魅力。[VOGUE]

July 19, 2020

NEW BOOK☟
Sayaka Maruyama's new book 'memorandom 1'

June 23, 2020

'memorandom 1' Floral Beings is a second book designed by Sayaka Maruyama.

Capturing nudity with a surreal touch with a wig master Tomihiro Kono's fingerwave hair pieces of art, this book is made inspired by the word of Japanese pornography 'hair nude', a nude photograph showing pubic hair that once became popular back in the 80s-90s. However this book doesn't contain any photography with public hair showing, instead Tomihiro Kono creates surreal hair finger wave pieces and place them on the body, which has made this book a totally new hair nude.
Firstly she launches a book that is work-in-progress, which reflects her random thoughts in the process of book-editing. As a result of playful thoughts, each cover has a unique design, hand-painted by artist herself.

version 1: 10 Limited work-in-progress editions



There are some blank pages in the book where Sayaka Maruyama paints by hand individually. Each book varies.

konomad editions No004
Soft cover :Full color: 106 pages
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SHOP UPDATED☟
Collina Strada x Tomihiro Kono Fancy Mask

July 1, 2020



One of a kind cotton face mask with bows and braided hair extensions with flower charms. Lining allows for filters to be put inside. Swarovski details. All extensions will vary in color and no two masks are the same.
This is a collaboration between Hillary Taymour, Charlie Engman, and Tomihiro Kono. Tomi is using scrap hair in his studio to make these special one of a kind masks.
https://collinastrada.com
http://www.tomihirokono.com

Made in New York

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SHOP UPDATED☟
Future is a Fancy Wig

May 23, 2020

Tomi Kono Fancy Wig is a ready-to-wear Wig

Short hair and buzzcuts aren't usually deemed as versatile as long hair. But things are going to change thanks to Tomihiro Kono's fancy wigs. Conceived as joyful building bricks, these fun wig elements allow you to create a new radical style even with the shortest of hair - or with no hair at all - in just a few seconds. There are impossibly long braids, romantic kisscurls, punky spikes and magnificent mohawks in the most extraordinary colours - from dark black to cherry red, from flamingo pink and Creamy Mami lilac to emerald green and ocean blue. Build your own style with Tomihiro Kono's fancy wigs.

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Image credit:

Photography | Graphic : Sayaka Maruyama

make-up: Nana Hiramatsu @nanahiram

Model: @camcaat @sikmilky @isabellalalonde @maahleek @n.c.sweet

Design☟
Tomihiro Kono X Collina Strada
Special collaboration masks
May 15, 2020

One-off masks created by Tomihiro Kono for Collina Strada Quarantine Collaboration for Charity


Tomi used scrap hair in his studio to make these special one of a kind masks. Each piece will be auctioned off until Memorial Day where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to individual charities per masks & garments.

Go to this charity event: Collina Strada Auction
@Collinastrada

Partial Hair available for purchase > SHOP
Image credit:

Photography :Sayaka Maruyama



Image credit:

Photography : Charlie Engman

Model:Sasha Melnychuk



Design☟
Sayaka Maruyama X Bigotre Marche Bag 'NEW DAWN'
April 29, 2020
Image credit:

Collage : Sayaka Maruyama

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre


2020/5/6(日本時間)までの期間限定販売


Bigotre Official Website

Limited sale until 6th May 2020(Japan time)

This limited edition reusable bag was designed to support the prevention of COVID-19. NY-based photographer/visual artist Sayaka Maruyama has created artwork under the theme of ""NEW DAWN"" in support of the project. 10% of sales will be donated to multiple projects aimed to the prevention of COVID-19.

Height 39 cm × Width 38 cm
Nylon 100%

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre

News☟
OFFICE MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 SPRING SUMMER OUT NOW
April 19, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono

Make-up: Nana Hiramatsu

Model: Chloe @ MUSE models


Second Print☟
Tomihiro Kono's Book 'HEAD PROP studies 2013-2016' now available for purchase online
April 3rd, 2020

Second Print Blue cover edition:
We do combine shipping if you buy PERSONAS 111 & HEAD PROP, and fancy wig together. Email directly for combine shipping.
Book Launch☟
Tomihiro Kono's New Book 'PERSONAS 111'- The Art of Wig Making, now available for purchase online

March 13, 2020
Publisher Konomad Editions

ISBN 9780998620503



We are happy to announce Tomihiro Kono's new book will be launched on the 15th March 2020 from konomad editions.

The thrill of transformation is universal—never more so than now, as the longstanding barriers around gender soften. But so is the reluctance to change. In that way, the book functions like a handheld companion to Kono’s real-life installations, where visitors can try on his hand-knotted wigs and catch a frisson of an alter-ego. If the chameleonic nature of Personas has a gravitational pull—each otherworldly photo anchoring us to the page—its spirit of wild possibility sparks a new lightness of being.
- Laura Regensdorf Beauty Director, Vanity Fair & Contributing Editor, Vogue

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Commissioned Work☟
Tomihiro Kono Head Prop for Im Hyunje @HYUKOH

February 9, 2020


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Thank you❤️ Seoul🌹감사합니다!

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Editorial Work☟
Self Service Magazine no°52
ON BEAUTY AND CHARACTER

Feb 26th, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono

Make-up: Chiho Omae @lga

Model: Cameron Lee Phan


One of the images from Tomihiro Kono's new book 'Personas 111' - The Art of Wig Making 2017-2020 is featured in Self Service Magazine.
Commissioned Work☟
Art Direction for BIGOTRE SS2020

Jan 10, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono Model: Erika & Birds

T-shirts☟
'Transformation is beautiful' T-shirts
now available @Vacancy Project NY
July 19, 2019
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BOOK☟
'memorandom 0'
by Sayaka Maruyama
Last copies available @ Printed Matter, McNally Jackson NY, POST & On Sundays Tokyo
June 24, 2019
*memorandom 0 is sold out at POST, Ebisu Tokyo.
Please contact @On Sundays for availble copies in Japan. Thank you.
ARTICLE☟
Beautiful Streets: Wigs in Tokyo
by BEAUTY PAPERS
June 19, 2019

Tomi, what is your first memory of glamour? “I bleached my hair with Coca Cola.” Takako Noel captures the unbridled joy of Tomi Kono’s wigs let loose in Tokyo.


Photography: TAKAKO NOEL
Wigs: TOMI KONO
Special thanks to: @place_by_method
Thanks for prepping : Mizuho Hayashitani, Ryoko Takai, Arisa, Chiharu
@beautypapersmag
BOOK☟
memorandom 0
by Sayaka Maruyama
Now available for purchase worldwide!
June 01, 2019

New York ☟

Printed Matter
Spoonbill & Sugartown
McNally Jackson Books Prince St. & N4 Brooklyn


Tokyo☟
POST
On Sundays

International Distibutor is www.ideabooks.nl

Publisher Konomad Editions

ISBN 9780998620527

Idea Code 19239

 

‘Memorandom’ records the personal expressions of New York-based artist Sayaka Maruyama between 2011 and 2019, including photography, drawings, paintings, collages, objects, and images from her short films. The notions of beauty and other thoughts that randomly pass through her mind have been visualised and then translated into book form by the artist herself, because how each person perceives the world cannot always be explained logically. Maruyama records indefinable emotions and moments, thereby weaving multiple layered dialogues that result in a personal, poetic, and tangible portrait. Includes a conversation between the artist and Anna Battista.

244 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

 

ARTICLE☟
Tomi Kono's 'Wig Out'
by BEAUTY PAPERS
May 30 2019

Wig wizard Tomi Kono has been letting the public loose on his hairy creations. “I think it’s more exciting for people to actually wear the wigs, and get involved. I see them getting very excited and obsessed with their instant hairstyle change.” The second of his touring interactive exhibitions was held in Tokyo and photographer Sayaka Maruyama captured the visitors wigging out. 


The title of the wig exhibition in Tokyo was ‘Personas’. I believe hair styles have a big impact on our character. If you change your hairstyle, you suddenly feel like you’ve become a different person. So the starting point was my thought that a wig can be used as a mask on your head. To create multiple personas. 

This was the second interactive wig exhibition I have shown, the previous one was in Paris a year ago. Interactive wig means that visitors can come and try on the wigs. I exhibit them simply hanging them from the ceiling. I think it’s more exciting for people to actually wear the wigs, and get involved. I see them getting very excited and obsessed with their instant hairstyle change. The wigs I make are very fragile and can easily break, but my priority is for people to enjoy them.

BP: Where did you get your training?
TK: I’m basically self-taught. I started by reading vintage books about hair techniques. YouTube and Instagram are also great tools.

BP: Current kit hero product?
TK: Elnett as always.

BP: Do you have a favourite hair gadget?
TK: Recently I’ve become obsessed with using a Razor to cut hair.

BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
TK: Obsession of beauty.

BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
TK: I bleached my hair with Coca Cola.

BP: Living, dead, real or imaginary … who has the best hair-do? 
TK: David Bowie.

 


Interview: John William
@beautypapersmag
ARTICLES☟
Tomihiro Kono PERSONAS
Interactive Wig Exhibition
May 10 2019
BOOK☟
'Memorandom 0' by Sayaka Maruyama
[konomad editions No.002]
Limited edition of 100
April 1 2019

Sayaka Maruyama
memorandom 0
Artistic practice 2011-2019

New York-based artist Sayaka Maruyama (b.1983) is a multi-disciplinary artist who translates her notions of beauty into photography, drawings, books, and short films.
"Life as a whole is a collective box of emotional experiences. "
"memorandom" records the personal practices of Sayaka Maruyama between 2011-2019, includ- ing photography, drawings, paintings, collages, objects and extracted images from her short films. The ideas and thoughts randomly passing through her mind are visualized in various forms of expres- sion, then translated into the form of a book by the artist herself.
Maruyama feels it is more natural for her to in- stinctively translate her vision into images rather than into words.
Rather than being completed and finished, these images retain all the beauty of the non-finito, they are still in the process of becoming and escape the trap of being categorized in a specific form.
"I am simply interested in how we perceive beauty in our own perspective, react to it and make visible so that we can share with others."
How each person perceives the world can not always be explained logically. Maruyama gives importance to the act of recording indefinable emotions and moments.
By binding her random memorandoms, these collected images, drawings and fragments of text weave multiple layered dialogues that result in a personal, poetic and tangible portrait of the artist.
"I wonder if each reader will get a different feeling and interpretation of my works while leafing through this volume and in return how my work will be influenced by them."

ARTICLE☟
Tomihiro Kono's wigs VOGUE ITALIA
Sept 14 2018

Creating a good wig is an art form unto itself – and if there’s one contemporary wig maker that’s modernising and reshaping the practice, it’s Tomihiro Kono.

Born and raised in Japan, Kono is the go-to guy for fashion houses like Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garçons, where he created sculptural headpieces from 2014 to 2016 for both mens and womenswear. “It was almost like breaking boundaries of my hair styling,” says Kono, “I had a deep think about how head design can participate in a fashion show in an effective and inspiring way. Shows are fundamentally for clothes, but making a total character from head to toe is very important”. 

Despite his fashion world co-signs, Kono’s intricate wig making skills weren’t carved out in a fashion school. Instead, he chose to learn the technical art of Geisha hairstyling from a Japanese master in Uguisudani, Tokyo, an experience he recounts excitedly: “Watching the process of their skilful work is very inspiring. Not only did I learn his techniques, but also the importance and the possibility of learning by oneself. He was a self-taught master and that fact impressed me so much”.

Last month, Kono took a foray in to the art world by opening an immersive exhibition of his creations on Paris’s Rue du Château d’Eau in the 10th arrondissement. Entitled Wigs, the exhibition showcased a selection of his most-valued pieces from towering Rococo-esque wigs in deep pastels to neon elfin crops. 

As well as trying to find a new location for his travelling exhibition, it seems that Kono knows exactly where he’d like to take his creations next.


Interview: Samira Larouchi
BOOK☟
HEAD PROP by Tomihiro Kono
[konomad editions No.001]
First Print : editions of 500
April 01 2017

HEAD PROP by Tomihiro Kono is a documentation of distinctive head prop work produced by Hair and Head Prop Artist, Tomihiro Kono from 2013-2016. HEAD PROP gives a clear indication of the insight and path Tomihiro has followed in his innovative journey for new head designs through his uncompromising approach to his work. Having developed a highly successful international career as a session hair stylist Tomihiro Kono ventures into new territory, not only attempting to produce visually striking head designs, but designs that focus on functionality in the beauty of form.

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