Born and raised in Japan, Kaori moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a makeup artist on set for film, television, and commercials. Thereafter, she moved to New York City to work on beauty, commercial, and editorial shoots, and backstage for the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks.

Kaori has worked on the teams of some of the biggest makeup artists in the industry :

DIANE KENDAL
TOM PECHEUX
MARK CARRASQUILLO
YADIM
THOMAS DE KLUYVER
ROMY SOLEIMANI
GUCCI WESTMAN
HUNG VANNGO
LISA ELDRIDGE
BEAU NELSON
LAUREN PARSONS

Kaori has worked backstage at the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion week shows for :

GUCCI
CELINE
JIL SANDER
ERMANNO SCERVINO
ROBERTO CAVALLI
SONIA RYKIEL
MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
TOM FORD
MARC JACOBS
TOMMY HILFIGER
HUGO BOSS
PROENZA SCHOULER
PHILIP PLEIN
OFF WHITE
MATTY BOVAN

Currently, Kaori is based in New York City.