We had the good fortune of connecting with Sayuri Tsuchitani and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sayuri, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I came to Beverly Hills in 2016 after living in many cities including NY, Hawaii, London, Shanghai and more. I still carry my Japanese Omotenashi service which represents the act of providing detailed service in a variety of ways to allow guests to spend a relaxing and memorable time by putting customers first. I wanted to attract people who has same value with me and becomes friends.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Immigrating from Japan, it’s not easy for anyone trying to start a new life not knowing anyone or building a business grounds up. I was fortunate to meet and surround myself with sincere and sometime “hard ass” people that helped me when I first started at a hair stylist in New York to my new venture Head Spa En. But because of the the people I met through out my journey (even if some were “hard ass”), I’m grateful for them to allow me to grow and come to my new venture. Japan is ranked #1 in the world when it comes to lack of quality sleep. I am excited to introduce Head Spa to the West. The word “Head Spa” is Japanglish. It is a head massage with pressure points, a.k.a. shiatsu. My Head Spa effectively promotes deep sleep which helps relieve stress, headaches, migraines, and insomnia. Also it promotes health of your scalp and hair. I am happy and excited when clients relief their stress and be happy during my head spa session. I want the world to know head spa has great benefit and complementary health treatment for everyone.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Picnic at Echo Park’s lotus flower pond during June-July, getting egg sandwich from Konbi www.konbila.com. Going to flower market in DTLA is like going to Disneyland to me, so I will bring them. Drinks at wolf and crane bar www.wolfandcranebar.com. Hike at Elysian Park Trail.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My tea ceremony teachers.
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