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.


Suit Yourself
Garage Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Christian MacDonald
WOOLRICH American Soul since 1830: NYU T...
Woolrich (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Jack Davison
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Editorial)
published: March 2019
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 Campaign
Carolina Herrera (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2019
photographer: Theo Wenner
Harper's Bazaar Australia March 2019 Cov...
Harper's Bazaar Australia (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2019
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
Chalayan F/W 19 Show
Hussein Chalayan (Shows)
published: 02/18/2019
Dazed Magazine Spring 2019 Covers
Dazed Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2019
Love Magazine 20.5 Covers
Love Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2019
photographer: Angelo Pennetta
Holiday 2018
DL1961 (Advertising)
published: December 2018
photographer: Matteo Montanari
CR Fashion Book Breast Cancer Benefit Ca...
CR Fashion Book (Editorial)
published: December 2018
photographer: Mario Sorrenti

Akki Shirakawa in the news:

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

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