sundays story: Saya
My name is Saya and I was born and raised in Japan. I moved to New York City 7 years ago in 2010. Life brought me here through a man I married, but we are not together anymore. I currently live in Astoria but I’ve actually lived all over New York - Bronx, Queens and Harlem.
I come from a family that is not too big nor too small and they all live in Japan. I started out studying make-up and hair there because I was into esthetics. That’s where I first got licensed. But when I moved here I wanted to learn nails and had to get licensed for that. It happened around 2011/ 2012 and ever since then I’ve been working with Amy.
Currently I’m a full time nail esthetic. I’ve been working for the past 11 years as I started at the age of 19. One day I would love to own a business and take it back to my country. It would be a nail or spa business.
In my opinion, sundays is not a regular nail salon. It’s more about personal relationships. I really like it because it reminds me of my home in Japan which is all about loving people. sundays cares about its employees and customers instead of a regular NYC salon which is just for convenience. My favorite part of the job are people.
I think beauty is from the inside out. It’s the way you talk and treat people
Confidence for me is about people and loving others
Three words that describe me the best are: motivational, confidence, realness
One word that sums up sundays is: wellness