Vivienne Mackinder and Team Dream Up Looks for the Working Woman

During a three-day photo shoot workshop, legendary hair artist Vivienne Mackinder guided and art-directed talented stylists in the craft of executing hair for editorial photo shoots. The result? Duality, a collection that centers on the multidimensional working woman who requires you to masterfully deliver looks that run the gamut to suit her mood. This client is ever- evolving and in constant pursuit of change, whether through a bold, blunt cut with hard lines or soft, feminine texture. “Stylists want to take their work to the next level beyond an Instagram post, which was the inspiration for this workshop,” says Mackinder. “The team members who helped deliver this compilation were able to truly conceptualize beautiful hairstyling that, though very editorial, can also serve as a jumping-off point to everyday work behind the chair.”

  • Celebrity Style

    For this look, the hair team alternated curl patterns with -inch-barrel and -inch-barrel curling irons. The team pinned one side away from the model’s face to open it up according to Vivienne Mackinder’s Face Shape Design featured in the “Who is sitting in your chair” course on HairDesignerTV [her education portal], and then molded the fringe to evoke Hollywood glam.

  • Playing Rough

    This ’do is a little bit sexy, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll: The team added styling paste to a classic pixie cut for disheveled airiness, culminating in a loosely styled—but perfectly executed—effect.

  • Hard Lines

    An asymmetric bob with sharp lines best befits the most self- confident of clients who dare to defy conventions.

  • Sleek and Chic

    A powerful woman deserves a style that completes her indomitable nature; hence, a sleek, flat-ironed pixie with strong perimeter lines elegantly works to complement the wearer’s fierce personality.


[Hair and Art Direction: Vivienne Mackinder; Hair Team: Delayne Labove, Marv Smith-Lebleu and Lisa Schoor; Photography: Julia Pogodina; Makeup: David Maderich; Fashion: Nikko Kefalas]


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