Hair: Cebado – ES
1951: outsider author J.D Salinger writes The Catcher in the Rye pitching the rebellious teen Holden Caulfield against the privileged elite of Ivy League. Caulfield represents the new mood of the post-war decade, a rebel refusing to accept the outdated conventions of American culture.
2015: Sassoon Academy’s new collection The Group takes inspiration from Salinger’s iconic novel creating a space where Ivy League socialites meet the misfits of Beat. Wholesome jocks and Vassar girls fit for a yacht in Hyannisport elide against the rebellious Karma Bums. Colours cover the spectrum of blonde from sun-kissed and sea-sprayed through to down and out dirty; cuts veer from clean-cut barbered elegance to textured dishevelment with fins and feathers of offbeat disconnection. This is Sassoon. This is Hair Design.
VASSAR The sartorial icon of the Vassar girl is the touchstone for a series of sophisticated offset shapes that fall in waves around the face in shades of soignee honey blonde, amber and gold.
IVY LEAGUE A clean-cut streamlined Kennedys inspired look using classic barbering techniques on a ground of crisp white linen blonde strengthened with awkward partings.
KARMA BUMS Ivy style is subverted by the subterranean culture of beat Zen as Kerouac’s rebellious outsiders work a matte fur-like texture within natural hairlines. Internal cutting creates the shape with lupine colours of violet and grey.
Hair: The International Creative Team led by Mark Hayes @ Sassoon – UK
Collection: The Academy Collection SS15
Ph: Colin Roy
Make-up: Daniel Koleric
Styling: Lucie Perrier
Colour: Peter Dawson @ The International Creative Team led
Si scrive Egidio Borri e si legge ‘stupore’. Perché fra i riccioli e i boccoli di questa nuova hair collection corre un sottile filo conduttore che incontra il piacere del gioco (anche quello proibito ed ambiguo) e l’irresistibile appeal delle caramelle big size. Anzi, la donna stessa si trasforma in una ‘succosissima’ caramella, o per meglio dire, in deliziosa bomboniera (ossia BonBonHair…!). Donne e motori d’epoca, per soddisfare i capricci più estremi. Chiome folte, criniere aerodinamiche e ricche da sfoggiare come una bella carrozzeria rètro. È lo stile candy, con il fascino del vissuto e l’ eccitazione per quello che potrà accadere.
Hair: Egidio Borri – IT
Ph: Azzurra Piccardi
Make-up: Barbara Corso
Stylist: Jvos Faschion
Text: Lucia Campisi
We wanted to create portraits of light, almost like you’re looking at people through old glass windows. Using the moth/butterfly as our concept the “metamorphose” collection focuses on transition and change of shape. Using colour to create pockets of light brings an iridescent texture and almost diaphanous feel to the hair where it appears to allow light to pass through.
Hair: Gary Hooker & Michael Young @ Hooker & Young – UK
Ph: Jack Eames
Make-up: Siobhon Luckie
Styling: Thea Lewis