“The truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands.’ Giorgio Agamben

Today’s fashion has a uniquely eclectic and individualist approach with designers talking inspiration from an amazing array of source material that creates an aesthetic that references nostalgia but is not tied down by history. Vintage seventies prints and rebellious leather jackets, vivid sequinned tops alongside folksy embroidered denim area revival of dressing up with an individual, innovative spirit. It’s this uniquely diverse and nonconformist approach that has inspired the Je-Jeune Collection by Sassoon Academy.

There is an emotion in hair; like clothing, it reflects the life of its owner. Time leaves its traces and there is a sense of authenticity in hair’s wear and tear. ‘Lived-in’ looks are created through technique using classic layering and disconnection for an ‘undone’ editorial feel. Mohair textures give a distressed feel to loose one-length hair with hidden areas cut into the shape. Organic sectioning acts with the natural growth patterns of the hair.

The craftsmanship of colour is celebrated through the use of an intricate technique of weaving. Fine and wide strands are mixed to create subtle tonal changes of colour in a palette of lavender and dusky violet, blush pink, cool blonde and soft coppery gold. Colour enhances the texture of curly hairwith back-to-back slicing working diagonally across the head.

Hair: The International Creative Team led by Mark Hayes
Make-up: Daniel Koleric
Styling: Lucie Perrier
Photographer: Benjamin Vnuk