Akki Shirakawa

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.


i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2020
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
i-D Magazine Summer 2020 Covers: The Fai...
i-D Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2020
Anja Rubik
Numéro France (Editorial)
published: May 2020
photographer: Nobuyoshi Araki
Impresario: Malcolm McLaren & The Lost W...
Arena Homme + (Editorial)
published: April 2020
photographer: Drew Vickers
Re-Edition Spring/Summer 2020 Covers
Re-Edition Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2020
The Dark Ecstatic
Rouge Fashionbook (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Danielle Neu
Photography Alexandra Leese: Main Fashio...
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Alexandra Leese
Light Touch
The Gentlewoman (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Hanna Moon
Double Magazine Issue 39 Covers
Double Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2020
Deamons of Tration Love
CR Fashion Book (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Roe Ethridge

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