Mitsu Sato has been in the hair industry for over 30 years. Originally form Kyoto, Japan, he came to the United States to study fashion photography and cosmetology so he could both style hair and photograph models. After serving as the artistic director for the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon in Beverly Hills, Mr. Sato opened his own salon on the trendy Melrose Ave. for celebrity clientele.
During his career, he has demonstrated at hair and fashion shows in the U.S., Europe and Asia, trained stylists and contributed to fashion editorials and pictorials to newspapers, catalogues, music videos and magazines. In 1993, he relocated to Kansas City and opened Mitsu Sato Salon and Day Spa, which has been voted “Best Hair Salon in Kansas City” twice. Mr. Sato opened the hair academy in 2007 with a quest to assist others in fulfilling their dream of becoming successful stylists and graduating the most well rounded and well prepared stylists in the industry.