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Meet Masa Takada, Sao Urai, and Shu Aoki of Montblanc Hair Field in Clairemont

Today we’d like to introduce you to Masa Takada, Sao Urai, and Shu Aoki.

Masa, the owner of Montblanc Hair Field, came to the United States after working for several salons in Tokyo. After working for salons in Los Angeles and Orange County, he returned to Japan to extend his style portfolio with the latest trends and styles, before opening Montblanc Hair Field in San Diego in 2012. With a strong belief that a beautiful hair style can only be achieved with healthy hair.

Has it been a smooth road?
Since I didn’t know anyone in San Diego, it was hard to let people know about us. Also I was looking for someone who can join my team with highly skilled with hair dressing, but it took 5 years to find 2 of them.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Montblanc Hair Field story. Tell us more about the business.
It is hair salon [Montblanc hair field]. “Montblanc” comes from the highest peak of the vast Alps mountain range that stretches across the French and Italian border. In French, “Montblanc” means White Mountain. Montblanc is also used to refer to beautiful women, an expression derived from the beauty of the mountain itself.

We are one of the best hair salon in California can do Japanese straightening, which makes hair super straight and super shiny without using any iron or even a brush.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe that younger generations will continue to be the trendsetters in this industry.

Maybe in the near future, hair salons may start doing collaborative work with completely different industries.

It would be nice if we can think of ways to recycle the hairs too.

Maybe it won’t even be people cutting hair.

I would love to see a “cure” for balding and graying of hairs!


  • Hair cut $69+
  • Hair color $70+
  • Japanese hair straightening $349+
  • Digital perm $199+

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