Hair Defies Convention in the Latest Endeavor From Sassoon Academy

Fashion and hair often inform one another, with each component of the wearer’s personal style working in tandem to evoke her outward persona. Enter the Sassoon Academy’s autumn/winter collection, Plastic. Inspired by Italian fashion house Fiorucci—a brand that’s all about flash and kitsch, and which often taps a plastic aesthetic for its wares—the mane masters behind the strands created looks that likewise center on fun and flamboyancy.

Sassoon Academy Plastic

In Color

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The hues in the collection celebrate the classic Sassoon veil technique first used in the ’70s as a method of diffusing panels of color throughout the hair and to conceal regrowth along the hairline. Here, the classic technique gets a contemporary twist with neutral veils that lie across the hair’s surface while brighter tones beneath diffuse through the outer layer.

Sassoon Academy Winter Collection

A Cut Above

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Sections are cut with more breadth to lend a dramatic saw-tooth effect to the hair’s perimeter, which becomes even more dramatized with edges shaped by fragmented lines.


[Images: Hair: International Creative Team led by Mark Hayes; Makeup: Daniel Kolaric; Stylist: Mathilde Dutheil; Photographer: Benjamin Vnuk]


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