To mark the 65th anniversary of Sassoon, the Academy collection celebrates the brands essential house codes, technical innovation manifested in architecturally inspired shapes with a human element.
The graphic simplicity of the looks belies the intricacy of the technique responsible for their creation, with the classic Sassoon shapes being reassessed. The iconic A-line bob is reinvented with understated reverse layering and a gently draped interior. The box bob is revamped with a Jago balance, gentle undercutting and a slightly frayed edge. Even the ultimate five-point cut is given a new energy with detailed hairline work and internal texture, this collection is overflowing with ideas.
Colours flow through the cuts with energy and vitality, accentuating and delineating the lines. Oversized geometric shapes of chevrons, arrows, right angles and repeating squares are all used through the surface of the shape to dramatise the effect. A kaleidoscopic palette that runs through cyclamen, magenta, purple, yellow and green shines out of bases of dark chocolate brown, cool blonde and natural copper. The Sassoon colour concept of Shape and Balance is taken to new heights in this collection.
Hair: The Sassoon International Creative Team led by Mark Hayes
Make-up: Daniel Kolaric
Stylist: Mathilde Dutheil
Photos: Ray Kesham
Posted on 01.04.2019
The shoot was very 80s inspired, featuring looks that were very iconic but with a color pop
For this specific collection Detlef Gehlhaar was inspired by Berlin. The Weimar Republic of the 1920s brought forth an exciting free spirit of creativity and culture. During this time a golden age of the Avant Garde bloomed and grew leading to the Bauhaus and many other artistic and cultural innovations.