ヘアラルト阪神理容美容専門学校

ヘアラルト阪神理容美容専門学校

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MAYUMI HANDA
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About HAIRART

Mayumi Handa Profile

HAIRART Hanshin College of Beauty Director, Hair Media Producer

Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Faculty of Law, in 1986, Ms. Handa is the director of HAIRART Hanshin College of Beauty, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. She is devoted to promoting hair as a medium for artistic expression. Her sphere of action spans the globe. In Japan she has taught a course at Kyoto University of Education The Theory of Nonverbal Communication and overseas has presented as a speaker at international symposia in China, Europe, and elsewhere. Ms. Handa was the first to use hair as contemporary art and soon became recognized internationally. She has exhibited in Tokyo, Milan, and Paris. Her pioneering efforts in the field are unconstrained by conventions, and her dynamic efforts have won strong support among hairstylists in Japan and abroad. In addition to being a hair media producer, Ms. Handa is also an active lecturer, writer, and contemporary artist whose works have received acclaim both in Japan and abroad. Ms. Handa currently writes a Japanese-language column for Hair Mode magazine, “Reading the Code of Hair.”


Book authored/Columns

日本・近現代美容史・人物文化史
Marugari Funsenchu (Tama Publishing)
Visuals to See, Visuals to Feel in New Hair magazine (Salon Newsmagazine Corp.))
髪のコードを読む(女性モード社)
Reading the Code of Hair in Hair Mode magazine (Josei Mode Co., Ltd.)
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BOOK

Marugari Funsenchu (Tama Publishing)
Visuals to See, Visuals to Feel in New Hair magazine (Salon Newsmagazine Corp.)
Reading the Code of Hair in Hair Mode magazine (Josei Mode Co., Ltd.)

Personal History

1962

Born in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

1985

Studied abroad at Stanford University, California

1986

Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Faculty ofLaw Department. Graduated from the Hanshin Hairdressing Academy (now HAIRART Hanshin College of Beauty).

1987

Obtained license to practice hairdressing.

1988

Won a “Japan-India Friendship Prize” from the India Chamber of Commerce for her Englishlanguage essay. Researched contemporary art under Shozo Shimamoto, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University of Education. Presented a fusion of contemporary art and hairmaking at Gallery Art Space in Nishinomiya, Hyogo.

1991

Won grand prize for “Hair Art,” her first-ever exhibit at the 16th AU Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Worked as modern art coordinator for 1 year and 9 months for the Kansai TV program “Together.” Met the Native American Dennis Banks. Received instruction in “Indian hair.”

1992

Presented “The Earth and Hair” at the 20th AU Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan. Presented hair art at a New York City cathedral.

1993

Presented “Hair Media Photos” at the 21st AU Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan. Presented “Communication from Hair Salons” exhibit the Mail Art Museum of Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. Lectured on hair media and hair art at the National University of Arts, in Bucharest, Romania. Presented a “HairArt Networking” exhibit at the Rauma Art Museum in Finland. Gave presentations on bridal costumes in Finland (Rauma, Turku, Forssa), France (Paris), Belgium (Liege), the Czech Republic (Prague), and Romania (National University of Arts).

1994

Presented hair art in galleries in Finland (Helsinki) and Serbia (Belgrade).

1997-present

Lost her father, the former director of the College as a result of the Great Hanshin- Awaji Earthquake. Accepted the directorship to carry on his work. She introduced the school brand name HAIRART to bring about a fusion of hair and art. She has organized a “virtual hair design contest” over the Internet, and continues to redefine hairdressing. Currently writes a Japaneselanguage column for Hair Mode magazine–”Reading the Code of Hair.”


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