A master hair stylist, Yaniv first tapped into his innate ability to design hair at 17. At 21, having already worked with some of Israel’s top stylists, Yaniv moved to Los Angeles where he worked the Beverly Hills scene, cutting and styling hair for celebrities and trendsetters. In LA Yaniv developed his mastery for All Things Blonde. Working with a diverse clientele of varying skin tones and hues, he experimented with a range of brands and products. Yaniv is an exceptional hair colorist for those looking to lighten their locks. From sun-kissed highlights to full-on platinum, Yaniv is a proven blonde expert.
After his 2002 move to New York City, Yaniv joined NYC’s largest hair salon company and quickly became one of the company’s top educators. Yaniv taught legions of hairstylists across the spectrum of experience, working with a wide range of products and brands and disseminating the industry’s newest cutting-edge skills and techniques. While working to organize educational seminars, fashion shows, and other events, Yaniv became a salon manager and turned one of the company’s most poorly performing branches into one of its most profitable.
Yaniv opened YGallery Salon | SoHo in 2010 to much acclaim. Within the first year of business, YGallery Salon became a New York success. The YGallery team nearly tripled in size over the first few years as YGallery’s notoriety spread across the boroughs in the local art scene, across the blogosphere, behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, and beyond.
A canvas painter and martial arts practitioner in his spare time, Yaniv’s artwork and hair creations benefit from a positive feedback loop of mutual inspiration, which reflects his dedication to studying the mind/body connection and eternal pursuit of harmony.