Hot Rod - Sassoon Fall/Winter Collection

By Alison Alhamed | 04/02/2012 3:30:00 PM


Hair: Sassoon Creative Team
Creative Director: Mark Hayes
Make-up: Daniel Koleric
Photography: Colin Roy
Fashion styling: Tabitha Owen

The Sassoon Creative Team’s fall/winter 2012 collection draws inspiration from Swiss photographer Karl Heinz Weinberger, whose gritty images depicted the stylishly disaffected Zurich teenager. The theme of teenage rebellion is expressed in hair shapes that are elongated from back to front then broken up into irregular texture. Strips are cut through the top by sliding the fingers along the hair shaft while continually moving the scissor blade.

The narrow shapes at the temples and long backs streamline the shape—it’s a bold take on an iconic ’50s look. Using Wella Koleston Perfect, the hair color is monochromatic and sectioned into flame shapes echoing ’50s customized cars. Tones are graded from strong to soft—designed to give the illusion of slicked-back ’50s pomade.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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