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Hair & Makeup artist
Hair & Makeup artist
With more than a decade of history of collaboration since 2013, Yusaku Mizushima again served Susan Rockefeller as her hair and makeup artist for the occasion of Sailors for the Sea Japan Charity Gala at Happo-en in 2023.
Sailors for the Sea was founded by David Rockefeller, Jr. and he sits as honorary chairman for Sailors for the Sea Japan which Susan supports as the board of Oceana Ocean Councils, an affiliate organization to Sailors for the Sea Japan.
Mizushima worked as the creative producer for the SHINOBU SATO DIVA FOREVER exhibition and SHINOBU SATO brand of the soprano, Shinobu Sato. This is the first special exhibition focusing on Shinobu Sato’s career as an opera singer and her magnificent stage costumes.
She has performed on stages all over the world wearing HANAE MORI PARIS HAUTE COUTURE dresses designed by the world-famous fashion designer Hanae Mori. In addition to the 80 costumes selected from HANAE MORI PARIS HAUTE COUTURE’s private collection, haute couture dresses by the costume designer of Opera houses will also be on display along with videos and audios.
The designer exhibition was held at STUMP BASE (Minami Aoyama, Tokyo), a studio built by Tadao Ando in 2023.
It was shown the encounter between Sato’s philosophy of art and the world of fashion and beauty.
Photo: Junji Hata
In New York, Mizushima was in charge of hair and makeup for pianist Yumi Okazaki and violinist Alexander Hobbs for their collaborative recital, “Yumi Okazaki Piano Recital with Alexander Hobbs”, at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2019.
His work transcends genres, as he did the makeup of Kabuki (classical Japanese dance drama) Grand Maser Takaaki Umezu for the Kabuki-za (principal theatre of Kabuki in Ginza)ʼs 35th and the 70 years old anniversary in 2019 (since 2000).
Mizushima offered his hair and makeup service as an auction item at the Charity Auction of the Sailors for the Sea Blue Seafood Guide Charity Reception with Ms. Susan Rockefeller in 2018.
Highly experienced in the film and theatre industry, Mizushima created the hair and makeup look for the poster of the revival of the musical “Ri Koran”, directed by the Asari Office in 2018. Ever since this musical was first performed by the famed Shiki
Theatre Company in 1991, he has been the lead hair and makeup artist for the entire cast.
Stage director: Keita Asari, Composer: Takashi Miki, Costume designer: Hanae Mori, Hair & Makeup planning & design: Yusaku Mizushima.
Thanks to his expertise across many fields, Mizushima worked as the event producer for the CYBEX Japan launch event, which was held at the Cite Du Temps Ginza hall,
Nicolas G. Hayek Center in Tokyo. In addition, he has been appointed as brand advisor to CYBEXʼs headquarters in Germany in 2017.
As a guest artist, he gave a lecture on the theme of “beauty and life” at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum in 2016.
Mizushima has made various appearances in different medias; notably, his interview and conversation with Japanese celebrity late-night host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi on Iki-Iki magazine in 2015, and appearing as a guest on Fumiaki Miyamotoʼs FM Tokyo radio program Music Bird in 2014.
The artistʼs professional journey started when he began working under Yusuke Suga as his assistant in Japan. At the time, Mr. Suga was one of the most acclaimed hairdressers in New York, styling Vogue Magazine US covers with legendary figures such as photographer Richard Avedon.
With Yusaku Mizushima’s mentor, Yusuke Suga.
With the help of his mentor, Mizushima got his first reoccurring job as the hair and makeup stylist of none other than legendary TV host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi for her weekly program “The Best Ten”.
After an extensive experience in Japan, Mizushima left for New York at the age of 31, where he worked at Mr. Sugaʼs “Suga Salon”. Upon his return to Tokyo, he created immaculate hair and makeup looks for various famed musicals, including Shiki Theatre Company director Keita Asariʼs productions of “Crazy for You,” “Aspects of Love,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” and the Shiki Theatre Companyʼs original production of “Ri Koran.”
Mizushima has also collaborated with one of Japanʼs most celebrated fashion designer Kenzo Takada for his brand KENZOʼs collection in Japan. Additionally, he worked with Mr. Takada for the iconic Japanese theatre troop Takarazuka Revueʼs production of “Perfume de Paris”; the costumes were designed by Kenzo Takada, and the makeup by Mizushima.
Makeup design and application for international fashion magazines in Korea: Vogue, Harperʼs Bazaar, ELLE, Madame FIGARO, and Marie Claire.
Hair styling for Lancômeʼs campaign photoshoots with famed Parisian makeup artist Thibault Vabre, with actresses Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, Marie Gillian, and Inés Sastre. Participated in the photoshoot of Lancômeʼs beauty magazine “MEMOIRE LA BEAUTE, LANCOME”, with Juliette Binoche.
Hair and makeup artist for Estée Lauder campaign model Carolyn Murphy for the brandʼs exclusive event in Japan.
Chief hair and makeup artist at legendary fashion house Givenchyʼs collections, “Hubert de Givenchy,” “John Galliano,” and “Alexander McQueen”, for every season, showed in Japan.
He was also the makeup and hair artist for Alexander McQueenʼs Japan collections.
Chief hair and makeup artist for the eclectic Italian fashion house ETROʼs 40th anniversary collection in Japan, collaborating with the esteemed Etro family.
|Carolyn Murphy, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, Emmanuelle Beart, Fumiaki Miyamoto, Hu Jun, Ines Sastre, Juliette Binoche, Kelly Chen, Lauren Bush Lauren, Marie Gillain, Mojca Erdmann, Susan Rockefeller, Shinobu Sato, Takaaki Umezu, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Yumi Okazaki
|Asari Office, Shiki Theatre Company, Takarazuka Revue with KENZO (Kenzo Takada), Neo Litteraure Theatre
|ELLE, FIGARO Japan, SPUR, VOCE, FRaU, Domani, Maquia, 25ans, 25ans Wedding, Richesse
|VOGUE, ELLE, madame FIGARO, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Wedding21
in chief, Tokyo
|FURLA, Wolford, ETRO for 40th anniversary, Givenchy (Hubert de Givenchy/John Galliano/Alexander McQueen)
|Diane BOTANICAL, NIKE, Wacoal China, Fuji Film, Fujiya, Honda, Kewpie, Nike Japan, Ponte Vecchio, Sapporo Breweries, SONY, Takashimaya, Unilever Japan
|Cosmetic company exhibitions with worldwide campaign actresses & models
|Clarins, Lancome, Estee Lauder
|Appeared as Hair & Makeup artist for the charity at Sailors for the Sea Blue Seafood Guide Charity Reception which was founded by David Rockefeller Jr. as President of Rockefeller Foundation, 2018.
A lecture at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, 2016.
Interview for creators’ message column on Atloco Yokohama web magazine, 2015.
Special talk session with Tetsuko Kuroyanagi on Iki-Iki Magazine, 2015.
Guest Starring as a guest on Fumiaki Miyamoto’s radio program Music Bird, 2014.
Interview and column for the web of Bell Commons (fashion building), 2014.