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Our Team 



Bursting with creativity, Kaori is always eager to begin her day with hair transformations. She is constantly experimenting with high tones in the search for the next best colour - be it a blended grey hair, bleached hair colour or short, edgy haircuts.


Having worked for eight years in a fast paced environment at a highly sought after salon in Japan, Tokyo (PEEK-A-BOO), Kaori’s haircut skills are impeccable and has since turned into a go-to for short haired customers.


Equipped with her skills acquired from over the years, she aims to mitigate her customer’s flaws & bring out the best in them by recommending the best suited style based on one’s face shape, style, demeanor and built. 


Kaori strongly believes having a good low maintenance hairstyle leads to a high productivity lifestyle and reduces daily “stress” to ensure good looking hair. 


Specialities: Bleach hair colours, High tone colour (grey hair blending) , Short Haircut (Bob, modes, edgy style).





Inspired by the intricacies of Asian & Western hair, Eric has worked in multiple renowned salons with diverse clientele base that includes the locals, Japanese & Caucasians. 


He is a tireless advocate of embracing our own individual unique hair type and work with enhancing one's hair state rather than against it. 


As versatility is an essential quality for a hairstylist in Eric’s books, he sought after and advanced his training in a hair art academy in Croatia known for their creativity works. It is the allure of pushing his limits for creativity, especially for those who seek their own identity in style & fashion with no boundaries that truly ignites Eric's creative fervour.


Eric’s personal style involves harmonizing a balance of strong shape and nuance texture. With him as your hairstylist, each snip is an invitation to embark on a journey of endless possibilities & self-expression.


Specialities: Precision and layer hair cuts, contrast color (focal color placement).


Treatmentologist Hairstylist

While no stranger to Asian hair, Russian-born Daria brings her expertise in handling Caucasian hair to Nook, with many expats in Singapore visiting her for salon treatments to repair hair. 


Specialising in gentle hair straightening treatments, Daria fixes hair damage and frizzy hair without compromising further on hair integrity. Consider her Nanoplastia treatment. Popular in Europe, it is designed to restore hair with natural ingredients such as amino acids and collagen, smoothening hair and eliminating curls. Or hair botox; a non-chemical, deep conditioning hair treatment chockfull of ceramides to repair damaged and broken hair.


Recently accredited in single hair colour, she is excited to finally reap the fruits of her labour and transform her customer's hair to an even greater height. Either way, Daria will leave your hair feeling soft, silky and lustrous!​


Specialities:Hair treatment for Frizzy Hair, Hair Straightening Treatment, Keratin Hair Treatment (Hair Botox, Nanoplastia Hair Treatment), Single colour



Howard’s hair journey began when the idea of hair and the endless possibilities to style it piqued his interest. What began as an interest soon turned into a pursuit of career in the hair industry.


Having formerly worked in one of Singapore’s local beauty salon, he has grasped a better understanding and insights on how to assist customers in the most effective way, allowing them to feel at their utmost comfort. 


With his mind set on becoming an up-and-coming hair colourist in the near future, Howard has decided to hone his skills under the guidance of nook.’s creative director in hopes to flourish into one of the finest colourist in the market. 


Creating the hairstyle customers have envisioned for themselves while keeping the integrity of hair intact is of utmost importance to him, as he strongly believes the saying of “great hair required great products for maintenance.

Nail Technician

Midori is a Japanese 1st class nailist & nail technician hygiene manager. She is born in Hyogo Prefecture, recently moved to Singapore to be with her family and a mighty mother of three 

She has 13 years of experience namely in Motomachi, Kobe City, Sannomiya as well as home salon management. With a natural flair for nail art, Midori is highly skilled in fill ins, classic and creative designs

Starting afresh in a foreign country is indeed no small feat but given her meticulous & gentle character, she aims to soar high and provide only the best craft for her customers 

Midori brings together the best of both world, the allure of the city and sanctuary of home in Nook.

Specialities: Fill-ins, Classic Nail Art, Creative Nail Art

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Lash Stylist | Make Up Artist


A deeply passionate lash stylist trained in the Japanese lashing technique, Esther takes pride in working with her mind and hands to enhance the natural beauty of her clients. 


Since her introduction to the world of beauty eight years ago, she strives to understand consumers and deliver products and services that they can be excited about. She believes that lash design is not just a way of expressing one’s personality and confidence but also the key to a fuss-free, efficient daily routine.


Whether clients are looking for a natural or more glamorous look, Esther can create the ideal lash and make up design for them. Through customizing styles to suit their eye shape and lifestyle, her goal is to make clients feel beautiful and comfortable with their lashes and make up while providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience. 


Specialities: Single-strand lash extensions, keratin lash lift, colored lash extensions, bridal and event make up

Salon Manager

With her calm demeanour, Alicia manages Nook’s daily salon operations.


Experienced in wellness and spa management, Alicia always strives to ensure that everyone has a relaxing time here. If there is any way to make your visit more comfortable, do not hesitate to approach her!

Having started off as a hair assistant, Alicia also continues to assist the stylists in realising their customers’ ideal hairstyle. 

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Sone Ryuichi
Founder/Creative Director/Top Stylist


Having known for his versatility & dedication in helping clients discover their own style, Sone’s talent has inspired a deep connection with his loyal clientele, allowing him to establish salon Room and Nook, with a distinctive concept and philosophy of his own.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Sone is highly skilled in all aspects of hairdressing. He is particularly well-versed in creating special high tone colours and has a flair for layer cuts.

Having developed his own unique colouring techniques such as the trending Shadow Roots, Sone is often invited as a guest lecturer by top-tier hair salons to share current trend insights and skills. He is currently also the exclusive Brand Educator for a Japanese hair colour brand.

Whether you're looking for that perfect brown hair colour that matches your skin tone, or wanting to step out of the box with a creative colour, have a chat with Sone and you’ll always find surprise!

Bleach Hair Colours (Shadow Roots, 3D Hair Colour, Highlights, Balayage) Non-Bleach Colours, Layer Cuts


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