Why do so many of NYC’s elite choose Satoko?
Here’s a bit of the path that has earned her some amazing professional credit and a loyal clientele.
Satoko Yamazaki’s passion for beauty care began while she was studying economics in Japan and working as a skin care consultant for high-end skincare lines. In the late 90’s, she moved from Tokyo to New York City and earned her esthetician license at Christine Valmy International. She furthered her education by becoming a certified electrologist at Lia Schorr and followed up with various medical esthetics studies including laser hair removal and IPL at Atlier Esthetique Institute.
Her career commenced in 1998 as an esthetician at Millefleurs Day Spa in Tribeca. While there, Satoko enlisted clientele including Wall Street brokers and celebrities such as Tyra Banks and R&B singer, Maxwell. These clients enjoyed her signature facials and detox treatments.
Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa is where Satoko perfected her treatments from 2001 through 2008. While there, she built a high profile clientele who sought her well known extraction, microdermabrasion and chemical peel services. All clients of the spa received signature a celebrity experience upon entering the spa. This treatment, combined with Satoko’s skills, garnered her many referrals and appointments were booked well in advance.
2008 brought on new career opportunities and led Satoko to Caudalie Spa at The Plaza Hotel. Clients from all over the world, including loyal family from middle east, received her signature facials along with treatments that included LED and microcurrent, non-surgical facelifts and underwater massage . In 2013 Satoko left Caudalie and worked as a lead esthetician at Shibui Spa located in Robert de Niro’s Greenwich Hotel in Tribecca.
2015, Satoko decided to develop new techniques and innovative procedures for her new and long-term clientele offering services by private appointment.
Satoko believes that her client’s treatments should be specialized and individually developed for their specific needs. Her philosophy is to integrate both a medical and holistic approach, achieved through consulting her clients on areas including nutrition, fitness and stress management. A key element in this philosophy is to include a balanced diet and a routine exercise regimen. Doing so assists the lymphatic system in promoting a natural, healthy glow to the skin.