Hairdresser turned Photographer, Fumi Eguchi’s talent and skill is world-renowned. His passion for his art is shown through the beauty he creates. At 18 he decided to pack his bags and leave his native Japan. A fascination for art and fashion from his youth led Fumi to hairdressing. He enrolled in the cosmetology program at Salt Lake Community College. Along with learning a new language, he competed in many hair competitions during school winning multiple awards. Soon after graduating, Fumi demonstrated his extraordinary capacity for work, imagination, and inventiveness. At the 2002 winter Olympic closing ceremonies Fumi styled hair for a runway show that included designs by Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Versace. That year he was also the winner of the Hair Olympics 2002 in Las Vegas. Meanwhile he joined the Tyson Daniel Studio Salon building his clientele and continuing his education through Pivot Point. Fumi started educating for TIGI and expanded his knowledge through education from Tony and Guy. He became the regional educator for the company and inspired many students and hairdressers across the country. For two years in a row, Fumi organized a hair show that brought together salons across the Salt Lake valley in giving back to the community and donating all of its profits to the Breast Cancer Society. He then started training with the Vidal Sassoon Academy in California to learn a different aspect of hairdressing. Fumi incorporated this system of precision and discipline along with his ingenious creativity to become a master stylist. This organized style of cutting was utilized when Fumi was introduced to Salon Keiji, where their strong belief in the Sassoon method was evident. That next year Fumi collaborated with Andrew Jose in opening J-Life salon in Salt Lake City, he was the international artist for J-Life and the owner of J-Life USA. He then opened Proelle, an exclusive VIP salon that gave his clientele a progressive experience. Fumi has worked with Apollo Anton Ohno, Mandy Moore, and Andre and Masha Kirilinko. With all of his experience in the beauty industry he was seeking a way to capture that beautiful, timeless moment, which led him to photography. He has been putting tremendous effort into building a high-fashion portfolio. His raw, cutting edge style has been recognized nationally. His image won the Vidal Sassoon ISSE competition in Long Beach, CA. Currently, Fumi is working towards his ultimate goal that consists of three elements; sharing his knowledge with hairdressers through offering continuing education, building his business by providing excellent customer service, and getting his images published in a high-fashion magazine.