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ETON CROP

ETON CROP is a salon established by Tadao Kitagawa in 1984 in Tokyo's Omotesando neighborhood. Kitagawa played a leading role at Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and has been nominated as a finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards three times.
Concurrently with opening the salon, he started providing workshops around Japan that have proven extremely popular thanks to their easy-to-understand, detailed and lively format. Kitagawa has also organized educational seminars in other Asian countries. His book, CUTTING DESIGN BASIC, which details the basic techniques he has developed over the course of many years, has become the bible of foundational haircutting.
In 2001, Kitagawa opened ETON CROP Academy, also in Omotesando, where he teaches not only haircutting techniques but also creative styling for photo shoots. Many of his students have received awards at various contests organized by the JHA and industry brands. ETON CROP Academy is an international hair salon focusing on solid techniques and hair designs in three categories: salon work, haircutting training, and creators.


International Awards

Winner of the British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" 2013
Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2005
Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2003
Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2002
Winner: World Masters Awards - New York 1996


President of ETON CROP

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北川 忠夫
TADAO Tiger KITAGAWA

London is the most exciting center of hair design in the world. In Japan, Tokyo's Aoyama and Omotesando area serves the same function on the national scale. With one salon in London and another in Omotesando, ETON CROP has a presence in both of these high-fashion hubs, enabling us to provide our clients with the latest information on the hottest hair designs before anyone else. Our sophisticated international clients keep coming back to our salons not only for the comfortable atmosphere but also for our solid techniques and stylish hair designs that leave them satisfied every time.

Career highlights

1973 Moved to the United Kingdom. After studying at the Vidal Sassoon School in London, Tadao Kitagawa joined Vidal Sassoon and went on to play an active role at the Academy.
1978 Opened a salon on Bond Street in London.
1984 Returned to Japan. Opened the ETON CROP salon in Omotesando, Tokyo. Later started providing educational seminars in Asian countries.
2001 Opened ETON CROP Academy in Omotesando.
2003 Published CUTTING DESIGN BASIC (GIGA SPIRIT Co., Ltd.)
2007 Opened ETON CROP Salon & Academy on Museum Street in London, where he has been engaged in teaching.

Awards

Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2005
Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2003
Finalist: British Hairdressing Awards "Avant-Garde Category" - U.K. 2002
Winner: World Masters Awards - New York 1996


TADAO KITAGAWA WORK GALLERY

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