Creation, Details, Precision, Elegance.
Tamami Mihara began her career in Tokyo with a precise eye for the art of details in all design elements: colors, textures, shapes and movement inherent in the creation of beauty.
Her opportunity to come to New York City arrived when she won first prize creating a "total look" of hair, make up and nail art. She worked on prestige fashion and entertainment assignments progressing her "art of beauty" concept; ultimately earning a Green Card designated for her "exceptional artist" status. This experence continues to inspire her ambition to create beauty.
Tamami loves discovering the best materials and techniques to enhance the facial characteristics of each person's beauty. This translates on set as a perfect balance suiting the face with the story/design concept.
Intrinsic to her work ethic is the attention to precision. And in this vein, "best wishes" is the name of the exceptional hand-sculpted make up brush line she designed and developed with craftsman from Kumano, Hiroshima Japan, (an area of an almost 200 year tradition of nonpareil craftsmanship among its brush makers.) Tamami believes that the "tools one uses must be able to convey the technique-of-art and the art-of-technique intrinsic to each artist's sensibility."
Tamami is most happy when collaborating with professionals who will elevate any story/design concept to a level of sophistication that goes beyond trends. Improvising as she works, she loves the fact that in every facet of the beauty industry there is that inherent "art" wherein no constraints bar discovering the unique potential in each person she works with.
Tamami takes pride in her approach to each job: successfully imbuing elegance, to beauty, with balance: consistently.
Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Modern Bride, The Knot, Newsweek, New York Magazine,
Elle, Elle Girl, Elle Décor, Cosmopolitan, Details, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Self, an an, 25ans,
Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, GQ magazine, In Style, EF Magazine, Fitness,
American Salon, Arud,
Chanel, Clinique, Shu Uemura, Avon, Wella Pons, Shiseido, Mikimoto, Clairol, Dermasil,
Betsy Johnson, David's Bridal, Foxey, Senshu Kai, New York City Ballet, Japan Airlines,
Sony Music, Miramax, IBM, Epic Records, Capitol Records, Avex Entertainment, NHK, Fuji TV
HBO, Disney, Panasonic, Kodak, Ilford, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Marui, Parco,
Orvis, AGA, AT&T, Asahi, Budweiser, BMG, Casio, J. Walter Thompson, Hitachi, Volvo, EMS
McCann Erickson, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, DK Publishers, Magazine House Publishers, MTV
Holly Hunter, Yoko Ono, Al Pacino, Paul & Linda McCartney, Catherine Malandrino, Harvey Keitel,
Jennifer Lopez, Duran Duran, Julie Chen, Ann Crumb, Savion Glover, Joaquin Cortes,
Riyuichi Sakamoto, Hiro, Hidetoshi Nakata, Towa Tei, Boa, Rin, Mary Fahl
Shu Uemura Cosmetics, Inc. October 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002
Advice and consultant services in the research and development of Shu Uemura's new lines of cosmetic products.
TEACHING IN TOKYO AND OSAKA
Classes of my techniques in make up design and application with emphasis on color usage
Wall Street Journal
Japan Times Newspaper
American Salon Magazine
Kyodo Newspaper Japan