AKI SERITA TAKASHIO  Director/Senior Stylist

Aki began her career as a hair stylist in Kanagawa, Japan. In 1996, she moved to New York where she continued to pursue her work in hairdressing. She built up a loyal clientele with her wide range of skills from cut to color, and began serving them in her own private studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aki opened Commune Salon on Grand Street in 2004 with the vision of a creative space as well as a comfortable hair salon.

Appointment available: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun


KUMIKO SHIMIZU  Senior Stylist

Kumiko is an accomplished hair stylist with over 20 years of experience. After mastering Japanese hair dressing techniques in Tokyo, she took the leap and moved to New York in 2011 to join Commune. Her attention to detail and precision cutting continues to be appreciated by many.

Appointment available: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun


SHOKO YOKOYAMA  Regular Stylist

After years of serving numerous clients at a busy salon in trend-setting Tokyo, Shoko decided to try out her well-honed skills in New York in 2011. She brings her fresh, artistic eye and successful career of over 10 years to Commune.

Appointment available: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun



Chisato’s career started in 2008 at stylish salons in Tokyo.  Having moved to New York in 2011, she continued to gain the wide range of experience as a stylist.  Her expertise includes highlight and hair cut services while maintaining the healthy and elegant styles.  She also offers customized services such as a head spa for damaged hair and a face lift massage.

Appointment available: Wednesday&Friday


TAKA SASAKI  Regular Stylist

Taka’s experience encompasses over 15 years of dedicated professional hair care and styling. Having started his career in Sendai and Tokyo, Taka came to New York in the summer of 2014 to join Commune and expand his skilled artistry. His cultivated expertise in hair care adapts seamlessly toward Commune's style and philosophy.

Appointment available: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun


KAORI HOTTA Senior Stylist

With ten years of experience, Kaori moved to New York in 2007 to further enrich her craft. Since 2011, Kaori has been working for New York Fashion Week every single season.
Through these richly varied experiences, Kaori brings a unique set of skills and inspiration to the salon. Her technique is very versatile and leans toward soft, natural, edgy and casual styling. She loves to work with all hair types and is specialized in wavy and thick hair.

Appointment available: Sundays