Shu Uemura & Takashi Murakami at Paul Edmonds London

Contemporary Artist Takashi Murakami brings anime and manga style to Art of Oils by Shu Uemura. Shu Uemura Art of Hair is known for pushing the envelope both artistically and creatively. The brand, named after its Japanese founder has chosen to create a signature limited edition packaging artwork to celebrate the Art of Oils.

You’ll find the amazing limited edition packaging in award winning luxury hair and beauty salon Paul Edmonds London. Paul and his team create hair and beauty experiences, which accentuate the clients’ intrinsic beauty and enhances their personal style.


Shu Uemura have collaborated with contemporary Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami from Tokyo, to produce limited edition bottles for a selection of their hair care products. Murakami is known for his contemporary pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture. The limited edition design expresses Murakami’s use of bold and cartoon style graphics by combining both commercial and fine artworks.

Takashi Murakami

Murakami is the inventor of “superflat,” the specific type of Japanese art that is featured on and around Shu Uemura’s limited edition packaging. The design compresses 3D graphic designs to 2D contemporary art works.

Murakami has gained his well-known reputation from featuring within global high profile exhibitions and collaborating with world famous luxury brands.

Alongside Murakami’s prestigious exhibitions and luxury collaborations his designs have been noticed and loved by celebrities including the amazing Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.


At luxury hair salon Paul Edmonds London we were lucky enough to be invited to a charity fund raising event at Sotheby’s Auction House. We were wowed by the contemporary feel and loved footballer Lionel Messi with the “happy” flowers design.

Shu Uemura and Murakami

The limited edition bottles now take centre stage in salon and online. Why not treat yourself and have your own Murakami at home, order online or come and visit us in Knightsbridge!


Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo- £35.00

Shu Uemura Art of Hair has launched the 1st oil shampoo for dry hair and scalp. This cleansing shampoo will deeply purify dry scalp and hair while offering the perfect dose of moisture evenly and delicately.

Shu Uemura and Murakami

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Wonder Worker– £25.00

Simply spray Art of Hair Wonder Worker on towel dried hair along the lengths and comb through to spread evenly. This product is ideal for air drying and natural styling or for frizz- free blow-dry. It can also be used to refresh hair and re-style in-between washes.

Shu Uemura and Murakami

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue– £43.00

Nourishing and protective essence infused with camellia oil helps protect the hair fibre against dryness, frizz and UV damage whilst providing intense nutrition. Apply a small amount to towel dried hair and comb through before blow-drying.

Shu Uemura and Murakami

At  Paul Edmonds London we use all the products above in salon. Let us treat you, book now!