Hairdressing and the foundations of design

The worlds of architecture and hair have never been more intertwined than in ‘Zaha’ by Felicitas Ordás

Creative Concept: Felicitas Ordás from Felicitas Hair using Revlon Professional
Hair Assistants: Ana Torres, Robert Redondo, Yolanda Pairó
Make-Up: Kuki Giménez
Styling: Bernard Connolly
Design: Helen Woollams
Photography: Esteban Roca
Video: Josep Oriol Carrasco

“For me the working of hair is architecture with a human element.”
– Vidal Sassoon

Inspired by the late, great Zaha Hadid, Spanish stylist Felicitas Ordás took Vidal’s words and ran with them. In her avant-garde collection, which debuted on stage at the Alternative Hair Show in London late last year, she transformed the architectural pioneer’s iconic works into a series of highly technical, sculptural hairstyles.

“The life and career of Zaha Hadid mesmerized me,” Ordás explained. “Her work was the spark of light that roused the inspiration… ignited the passion in me.” Keeping to a white palette and embracing Hadid’s hallmark organic forms, Ordás produced five looks that evolved from buildings, vehicles and furniture created by the design visionary:

The Galaxy Soho in Beijing, China

A mall full of curved shapes, cavernous enclosures and swirling metallic wrapping.

The Serac Bench

An urban sculpture inspired by the strata of deep cracks in glaciers

The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan

A tumbling wave of fluidity, providing a break from the rigid and monumental Soviet architecture that envelops the now independent nation.

The Unique Circle superyacht

A swirling, coral-like exoskeleton that echoes the movement of currents and aquatic ecosystems.

Casa Atlântica, Brazil

Luxury apartments with a full-height, spine-like façade.

Click HERE to see the collection