I cut Myrto’s hair and this haircut has so few layers that it’s closer to a one-length. The layers in the front were cut a bit shorter and I only layered close to the ends at the back. This way you get the fullness of the one-length and the movement of layers. I finished the cut with a rounded eyebrow-covering, point-cut fringe that is so long, she can part it wherever she likes. No hair products were used. Myrto wore no make-up and I didn’t retouch anything. True beauty hides in the imperfections.
I cut Jo’s graduated bob inspired by Beyonce’s “Drunk in love” sea-water-drenched bob. I just cut a longer bob. It’s a bit layered in the front and that is from previous haircuts. That is the reason for the wave at the front though. At first I sprayed a bit of salt-water but as you can see in the second picture, I added more afterwards.
stills of Beyonce in the Drunk in love video, directed by Hype Williams.
I then pulled the hair up in a loose updo at the back of the neck. It’s not referencing anything from the past, it looks quite fresh actually. This is for all the girls that are not giving the bob a go because they fear that they won’t be able to pull it up, as it will be too short. Salt water gives the hair lots of grip so the updo is secure although it is loose. Six hairpins were enough. Aphrodite did both the make-ups.
I cut Vanessa’s hair and the inspiration behind the look was Cher in the 1960’s (minus the “sideburns”). It’s a one-length haircut with a long, blunt and rounded fringe covering her eyebrows. I didn’t straighten her hair, so when she moves you can see a bit of a natural wave underneath. This was left so intentionally so the hair screams natural. Marina Stat did the make-up and we ended up with a (young) Cher lookalike. I so wanted to pay an homage to this living legend. The 1960’s have been an inspiration (as far as beauty goes) in lots of fashion shows recently but Penelope Tree and Twiggy are the only names that keep coming up when hairstylists and make-up artists name their references. Kind of unfair if you ask me.
The fabulous Cher in the 1960’s (couldn’t find credits for the pictures).
I cut Stavros’s hair using clippers and going really short at the sides and the back. The hair on top was left slightly longer and styled forward. Simple is cool.