A true creative, Tomi Kono started his career as a classically trained Japanese hair stylist. His passion for hair soon lead him to begin exploring more creative hair and head designs, leading to Tomi’s very own head prop designs.
In 2013 Tomi moved to New York and joined Julian Watson Agency. Since then Tomi has shot regularly for Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue Germany, Vogue Korea , T Magazine Interview, W Magazine and V Magazine working with photographers Mert & Marcus, Patrick Demarchelier, Ben Hasset, Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Kacper Kasprzyk, Dario Catellani, Sean and Seng, Julia Hetta, Jeff Bark and Mark Peckmezian.
Tomi Kono has collaborated with leading designers such as Junya Watanabe commes des garçons , Aganovich, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander and Frame. Phoung My and Roberto Cavalli.