Pawa: The Sun

Ruiz and artistic director Ricardo Dinis worked to give Pawa an internal geometry. “The hair falls like a veil on the outside,” Dinis explains. “The idea was to soften the look by combining long hair with the strength of short hair for more dimension.” Ruiz built volume from within the cut “rather than applying a singular texture to the surface,” he informs.

Black’s haircolor design was inspired by ancient Ayurvedic henna dying rituals. “I worked an apricot henna-like stain through the top of the hair from underneath,” he beams, noting that the result is “like a light shining from the bottom instead of the top.”

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