Tomoe Gozen was a female Samurai Warrior in the 12th Century. She displayed courage and strength unlike any other female warrior. After reading the novel “The Disfavoured Hero” by Jessica Amanda Salmonson based on her life, I was fascinated by her, and wanted to create a collection inspired by her warrior strength and courage. The haircuts and styles I created were my interpretation of a modern-day Samurai Warrior. The haircuts possess strong shapes and sharp lines reflecting a tough and masculine feel. I wanted to recreate the box bob with a futuristic feel for one of the looks. Texture in the hair w as created to add contrast and diversity focusing on current and future trends. I drew inspiration from the ‘Samurai Bun’, very popular for male and female warriors recreating that for two of looks with a modern and commercial twist. Movement in the hair was to capture a feeling as though it was wind blowing while the samurai rode into battle.
Hair: Mary Alamine @ Royals Hair – AU
Ph: Daniel Knott
Make-up: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta
Stylist: Jana Bartolo