Born and trained in Japan, Ayumi started her career in 1995 working backstage with small up-and-coming designers. Thrilled and inspired by the experience, she set out to work the fashion shows every season. In 1999, Ayumi moved to New York City full time and started her journey. In 2002, she became an assistant for Odile, and chased her passion for couture and pret-a-porter from New York to Paris and back.

In 2007, while still assisting Odile, Ayumi began building up her agency and photo shoot clients and joined Louise O’Connor Salon as a member of the styling elite.