Provided by Taca Ozawa
Born in Chiba, Japan, Taca first started his career as a hairstylist in Japan in 1996. His talent was recognized early in 1998 when he was brought on-board as a Redken Hair Colourist. During this time, he also held a prestigious teaching position at Redken Japan, lecturing up-and-coming stylists all across Japan. In 2002, Taca relocated to Canada to continue his work as a hairstylist with Redken.
Captivated by the work of surrounding makeup artists, he began studying makeup in 2006, which quickly became a passion. In 2007, this passion led him to enroll in Toronto’s George Brown College to further his studies in makeup artistry. He has since worked with leading artists, directly assisting L’Oreal Paris’ Eddie Maleterre at Toronto Fashion Week – a collaboration that began in 2007. In December 2008, Taca proudly represented Ford Artists Toronto .
Taca has also worked on numerous prestigious runway shows including Redken ABA, Toronto Fashion week, Toronto Film Festival, NY Fashion Week ports 1961 back stage, and also acted as Principal Makeup Artist for Shu Uemura in Canada from 2009 to 2011.
Taca has represented for Kind Inc. as a hair and makeup artist since 2011 in Japan. Taca is planning to move to NYC in the near future and is now taking some time to find an agency in NYC.
Taca’s affinity for makeup is inspired by another love – painting, which has helped him realize how art can touch people’s lives and make them happy. According to a Japanese saying, Taca believes that “colour is personality”. As he changes his canvas, his mission will be to try to bring out each individual’s personality, beauty and happiness.
Taca’s recent work includes:
*Hair stylist for Shuuemura Art of hair
*Mikhael Kale Fall/Winter runway show with Plutino hair team
*ABA Toronto: Pascal & Jeremie Concept with Brent Borreason hair team
*Master Card 2013 Fall Toronto Fashion Week with Redlekn hair team
*Mercedes-Benz 2013 Fall NY Fashion Week for Custo Barcelona show with Duffy hair team
*Mercedes-Benz 2013 Fall NY Fashion Week for Brood show with Duffy hair team
*World Master Card Toronto Spring/Summer Fashion Week with Redken hair team
*World Master Card Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter with Redken hair team
*Ford Artists – represented as a Hair and Make-up artist in Toronto
*8LIFT SALON as a hairstylist / colourist and make-up artist
*LG Spring/Summer Fashion week Toronto with Loreal paris makeup team
*3.11 Portrait Project: Hair & makeup
*Kind Inc. – represented as a Hair and Make-up artist in Tokyo
*Primavera: hairstylist in Tokyo
*Ford Artists – represented as a Hair and make-up artist in Toronto
Provided by Taca Ozawa