As Founder, Co-Owner, and Styling Director of Zoku Salon, Christine combines her creativity, through years of high editorial fashion, with her inventive “wet-to-dry” cutting approach to create form and texture.
“What the eyes can’t see, the hands can feel”. A spiral slice here, a pyramid notch there; Christine carves movement into every design.
“The ultimate hair design is not just about the cut. I look at the positive and negative space, and in each movement of the hair, to create a natural flow, enhancing the style, creating an edge, and leaving my clients with a sexy feel”.
Christine is a Gold certified Calligraphy Cut master. Calligraphy cutting is a new innovative technique of cutting that utilizes the revolutionary Calligraphy pen to cut at precise angles in order to preserve the integrity of the hair shaft and promote body and fullness.
Christine Ku is a global artist. This industry has taken her around the world and back. With a career spanning 20+ years in New York, Toronto, Europe, and Hong Kong, Christine has worked with leading photographers including David LaChappelle, Albert Watson, Ellen Von Unwerth, Michael Thompson, Claus Wickrath. Some of the hottest names in music, fashion, and film can be seen on her roster of clients. Kylie Minogue, The Spice Girls, Gweneth Paltrow, Robert Plant, Kid Rock, Kings of Leon, Paris and Nicole Hilton, Nathan Lane, Takeshi Kaneshiro…the list goes on and on.
Christine’s work has appeared on the fashion week stages of Catherine Malandrino, Bagley Mischka, Ellen Tracy, Anna Sui, Richard Tyler, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Phat, Alex Roi, Randolph Duke, and Cynthia Rowley, as well as on the covers and inside the pages of BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Black Book, Rolling Stone, InStyle, Modern Salon and Esquire, in addition to TV shows, music videos, internet & TV ads, press releases and live concerts.
HAIRCUTS WITH CHRISTINE KU
Christine Ku’s signature cuts are wet-to-dry-finishes