Vignette by Aiden Horwood: Renaissance and Baroque Inspired Hair

By Lauren Salapatek | 03/31/2014 5:26:00 PM

 

Aiden Horwood’s collection ‘Vignette’ is inspired by Renaissance and Baroque portraits, Victorian photography and silent film stars such as Clark Gable.

The collection is brought to life by the use of bold shapes, editorial styling and intricate details. Set amongst barren tree branches and menacing skies, ‘Vignette’ was shot in black and white to enhance the mood and highlight the rich detail of layered clothing and jewelry.

“I used modern elements mixed with Avant Garde styling to create a hair-like sculpture, where the hair is strong in shape but simple in silhouette,” Horwood says.

The heritage fundamentals of barbershop and men’s grooming were applied to each image. Horwood combined traditional finger waves with modern free hand clipper work to create a renaissance effect.

The images recognize the masculinity, class and stature of men and use facial hair as a symbol of male identity. “I love the theatrical facade pushing the limits of the collection, to make men’s hair as diverse as females,” Horwood says.

The use of light is significant in creating the atmosphere of the shoot; it adds a softness that is contrasted by the strong silhouettes of the hair and styling.

Horwood’s first collection ignited a passion for men’s hairdressing and he found a niche in the industry that he was compelled to explore. He wanted to create a collection to evolve men’s hair in Australia.

“Men’s hairdressing has become more complex and diverse so I made the choice not to go down the consumer path.”

CREDITS: 

Hair: Aiden Horwood for Heading Out Hair and Beauty Australia

Photography: Fiona Storey

Stylist: Carlos Mangubat

Make-up Artist: Andrea Micich

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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