Kiyoshi Maeda was born in Japan. Following his passion for creating beautiful faces, he moved to New York to pursue his dream. He began his career working at the Oribe salon. It is here that he honed his skills as a hairdresser while continuing to build his client base in make-up. 

Kiyoshi's signature make-up style is to enhance his clients' natural beauty; he focuses on flawless, radiant skin. He favors a lighter touch that brings out the best in his subjects.

He has worked with such clients as Glamour magazine, W magazine, Seventeen, Vanity Fair, L' Officiel, British Vogue, Avon, Kate Spade, Rimmel, and Maybelline, to name a few.