Akki Shirakawa

Hair Stylist

Artist Management

Based In

  • New York


Nationality: Japan
Akki Shirakawa is an Osaka-born, Tokyo-raised hairstylist, who has lived in New York for the past twelve years. Having trained for six years, under Luigi Murenu as his first assistant, Akki quietly developed a reputation for his vision and dexterity with wigs – with a personal collection that now stretches into the hundreds; all handmade by Akki himself.

Akki has become one of the leading names in the industry. Collaborating frequently with fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, alongside photographers including Mario Sorrenti, Zoe Ghertner, Alasdair McLellan, Craig McDean, Lachlan Bailey, Theo Wenner, Harley Weir and Peter Lindbergh across a vast range of editorial and commercial projects.

His client list includes brands such as Acne Studios, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Saint Laurent and Versace.

Akki has worked with Lady Gaga on several important projects, alongside a host of other important celebrities and models.


Zara Kids Spring/Summer 2019
Zara (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2019
photographer: Matteo Montanari
Diane, Upper East Side
Document Journal (Editorial)
published: May 2019
photographer: Theo Wenner
Document Journal Spring/Summer 2019 Cove...
Document Journal (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2019
Harper's Bazaar Japan April 2019 Cover
Harper's Bazaar Japan (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2019
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
ICON Panorama Italy March 2019 cover wit...
ICON Italy (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2019
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
CR Fashion Book Japan Spring/Sumer 2019 ...
CR Fashion Book (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
Obsessions by Theo Wenner
Self Service (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Theo Wenner
Suit Yourself
Garage Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Christian MacDonald
Head on a Platter
Luncheon Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Brianna Capozzi
WOOLRICH American Soul since 1830: NYU T...
Woolrich (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Jack Davison

Akki Shirakawa in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed

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