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Artworld – the breakdown

See how each piece of hair art was created at Artworld by Revlon Professional Session Team members Emmanuel Esteban, Ceri Cushen, Sarah Necia Wood, Carl Brown

Sketches from Christian Lacroix shows by Tony Glenville
Selected by: Tony Glenville
Styled by: Sarah Necia Wood, Necia’s Hairstyling

Inspired by
The elegance and abstract nature of the drawings, coupled with the unfinished element of the sketches

 

Step 1
To create the hair piece, secure three large hair donuts together. Cut cardboard strips to create both edges and abstract shapes in the hair. Attach firmly to the hair donuts, and spray paint gold

Step 2
Take two different sized embroidery rings and connect together. Using embroidery thread create criss-crossing lines

Step 3
Blowdry model’s hair straight using a mousse for grip and hold. Create a square section on the top of model’s head and plait – this will form the base to attach the hair piece to

Step 4
Start creating a bullet-like shape over the hair piece – back comb hair (applying hairspray throughout) to give it volume and leave some of the gold cardboard exposed. Leave a section of hair for the embroidery rings, and wrap elastic tightly around the existing structure to show weird shapes

Step 4
Take embroidery rings and place at an angle and attach. Use the leftover piece of model’s hair, place in ring like fabric. Using a large needle and embroidery thread hand stitch random segments around the whole head to create lines to reflect line drawings. Finish the look off with a high shine spray


‘Hon’ by Niki de Saint Phalle
Selected by: Julie Verhoeven
Styled by: Ceri Cushen, Metropolis Hairdressing

Inspired by
As well as the artwork, the shape of a Philip Treacy hat, but made with hair – “I wanted to do something elegant and feminine rather than in any way vulgar or grotesque, but still retaining the spirit of the artwork.”

Step 1
To create the hair piece, layer wefts of different colours of hair on top of each other (colours were chosen to reflect the artwork). Fold the hair in half and secure with a large elastic

Step 2
Using a wide tooth comb and clipper, and plenty of hairspray, cut the bulk of the hair away. Once hair is correct length, sculpt a curved shape with clipper adjusting the placement of colours to create desired effect

Step 3
Glue two layers of blonde human hair weft around the base of piece (to match model’s hair). Layer a good amount of stronghold hairspray, allowing the piece to dry between each coat. This hard hold hairspray helps to retain the shape of the hair

Step 4
Prep model’s hair with an anti-frizz shine serum, and blow dry until smooth. Softly curl the ends

Step 5
Create a smooth high ponytail on top of head approximately two inches back from the hairline and pin a U shaped sponge around the base

Step 6
Split the ponytail in two and add a fine blonde hair piece to cover the base. Secure to the sponge ensuring top and bottom points line up with model’s chin and nose

Step 7
Use hair to create a classic chignon that covers the sponge and creates a beautiful silhouette from all angles. Finish the style off with a high gloss shine spray


‘The Only Way is Up’ by Damien Hirst
Selected by: Doris Lockhart Saatchi
Styled by: Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons

Inspired by
Scorch marks on white plaster, triggered by ‘uppers’ pills being set alight

Step 1
Create five ‘leaves of hair’ by sewing wefts of hair into net or mesh in ‘little wave’ zigzag shapes with black thread to show the pattern – use a lightweight high shine spray to make it easier. Leave ends free to create a wispy quality. Prep a separate wig with tubes connected to e-cigarettes for the grand finale smoke effect

Step 2
Plait the model’s hair close to head and fix wig into place

Step 3
Strategically place hair leaves around the model’s head in desired shape. Fix with string and pins

Step 4
With all five pieces in place, pull out some hair from the wig to have a light flowing hair texture that looks like smoke. Paint these pieces using brows and violet tones to mimic the artwork

Step 5
Finish the look with a natural hold shine spray, trigger the e-cigarettes and use hairdryer to distribute the smoke


Heydar Aliyer Center in Azerbaijan, designed by architect Zaha Hadid
Selected by: John Vial
Styled by: Carl Brown, Russell and Brown’s Vintage Salon

Inspired by
The fluidity of Zaha Hadid’s designs coupled with an injection of vintage style

Step 1
Create a shape to match the bold fluid line of the building using padding and weave and a strong hold fixing spray

Step 2
Put the model’s hair in a half-up pony-tail and attach the hair piece with pins. Section the remaining hair, spray with hairspray before creating smooth sections with a slight curl at the end

Step 3
Using a high shine pomade, with decent hold, take sections of hair and create vintage style swirl shapes over the top of the shape. Pin carefully into place and use a clip while you work your way around the head

Step 4
Remove clips and finish the look with a shine-boosting hairspray to add a natural sheen and to finish the look

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