4 Must-See Hairstyles Inspired by Women's Footwear

Angus Mitchell and the John Paul Mitchell Systems artistic team tap women’s footwear as inspiration for their newest endeavor.

Creative Director: Lucie Doughty; Hair: John Paul Mitchell Systems Artistic Team (Colin Caruso, Cristiano Cora, Robert Cromeans, Heather Ka’anoi and Angus Mitchell); Photographer: Robert Lynden; Wardrobe: Nikko Kefalas; Makeup: Anthony Merante
Creative Director: Lucie Doughty; Hair: John Paul Mitchell Systems Artistic Team (Colin Caruso, Cristiano Cora, Robert Cromeans, Heather Ka’anoi and Angus Mitchell); Photographer: Robert Lynden; Wardrobe: Nikko Kefalas; Makeup: Anthony Merante

Looking for a little hairstyle inspiration as we bring 2020 to a close? Look no further than iconic shoe designers, including Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney, Giuseppe Zanotti and Manolo Blahnik.  

“This idea was a takeoff from my friend—longtime creative collaborator and global platform artist Stephanie Kocielski—and a stage presentation wherein she artistically adorned shoes on top of women’s hair,” shares John Paul Mitchell Systems co-owner Angus Mitchell of his unusual inspiration—namely, ladies’ pumps. “It was exciting and avant-garde,” Mitchell continues. “With my own compilation [shown here], I wanted to take the opportunity to capture that same energy and exuberance women feel when they slip into a favorite pair of shoes.” Mitchell tapped top shoe labels as inspiration for each individual look, sourcing classic designers whose creations have withstood the test of time.

For all the must-see looks, check out Beauty Launchpad's December digital magazine

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