By far the most used product in my kit bag. Bumble and Bumble Prep spray is an ultra-lite detangler that enhances the performance of styling products and quickly re-freshens already styled hair without weighing it down. This is my first go-to product on every shoot I do, as often models will arrive with unruly hair, or worst still, un washed hair. It’s like starting over.
Example: For the models with big hair on this post I Liberally sprayed Prep on dry and/or damp hair, combed hair, then spritzed volumizing spray over the top. Then styled hair as I desired.
Think of it as, what foundation is to make up. Simple put, it prepares the hair for styling.
I have already mentioned the amazing hairdresser Didier Malige before in a previous post titled New York I love you, but you're bringing me down. For his work for New York Fashion week. But did you know he has a book? Here's the scoop.
Didier Malige was inspired as a boy to become a hairstylist by grooming the cats and dogs at his mother's veterinary clinic. In the mid 60s he joined Carita as an apprentice, at the time Paris' trend setting salon. He then left to collaborate with Jean Louis David styling hair on fashion shoots. Working alongside several renowned fashion photographers influenced him to photograph his own growing family of cats.
Note on title. "
I’m seeing red all over. No seriously, redheads are popping up all over the place, from Julianne Moore in the movie Short Cuts, here in the blog-o-sphere and in magazines Karen Elson, Lily Cole et al, and even in my day-to-day salon life. And let me tell you red works very well on editorials. Consider this, on film, what the eye sees on a brunette is mostly the outline or the silhouette, and with blondes the eye sees the details or the strands. With red hair you get both. Combine that with milky alabaster skin and bam! Killer looks.
So looks like my girlfriend/muse will be getting a new hue before the decade ends.
Further reading on the mysterious allure of the redheads and the redhead model army.
Okay so it’s that time of year again when men of a certain age walk around with questionable facial hair. That being Movember.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock Movember is an annual month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. The event has been claimed to have been invented in 1999 by group of Australian men from Adelaide.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression in Australia and in New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Spain, the U.K and the U.S.
To help me raise money for the cause go to
And enter my name Jean-Paul Rosette
or registeration no# 207753
Cyril R Salter Professional Moustache Wax
Provided in a pocketable, matte-finish glass jar, this neutral-coloured wax has one thing going for it: a sublime vanilla aroma. Lacking the rigidity to last all day, it’s best for emergency touch-up usage, because it’s less messy than Pinaud or Taylor’s. Just rub some on your finger, and apply to the ends.
You probably already heard about a swatch of Elvis Presley’s hair, which was sold for $18,300 at a Chicago auction on Sunday, Reuters reported. The locks, believed to have been snipped from Presley when he joined the Army in 1958, were among about 200 items of memorabilia collected by Gary Pepper, who was president of the Tankers Fan Club for Elvis devotees.
Note: The hair was not DNA-tested, but authenticated by “an expert in celebrity hair".
Which begs the question, so how does one become an expert in celebrity hair?
Ashley Javier for Behnaz sarafpour
File between Beautifully set and with a touch of old world glamour. Apparently Inspired by modernist sculptor Alexander Calder meets Bladerunner.
Also worth a mention;
Didier Malige and his backstage team for the color work given to the girls of the Proenza Schouler show.
Odile Gilbert colorful hairpieces for Zac Posen.
All hair by Luigi Murenu.
The hairdressers complained, in brief:
"What are the duties of barbers but to shave heads and purchase severed hair to give the needful plait by means of fire and iron on locks that are no longer living?"
The art of hairdressing, they continued, required at once the talents of poet, painter, and sculptor. "It is necessary," they insisted, "to understand shades of color, chiaroscuro and the proper distribution of shadow; the art of dressing prudes without making them obtrusive; the art of displaying the coquette, and of making the mother appear to be the elder sister of the daughter; the art of suiting the coiffure to the affections of the soul which someone is desired to comprehend, to the desire to please, to the languid bearing which wishes only to interest, to the vivacity which will brook no resistance - all this requires an intelligence which is not common and a tact which must be inborn. The art of the "coiffure des dames" is therefore an art bordering upon genius and consequently is a free and liberal art."
I first saw Ranya Mordanova in V Magazine under the title "ones to watch". She has such a great haircut and dark looks that I had to give her a post here at Heads Will Roll. Since then, she has sprung up in campaigns for Givenchy and Form.
Hey, how’s it going?
I'm Feeling pretty cool, just chillin in ma casa!!
Cool, so you’re a busy man to catch these days, so business must be good?
Business is pretty cool! All is good on that front.
Where are you working at the moment?
I'm working outta Momac in St Kilda.
So I first met you when you were 19? Is that right?
Damn straight! A sparkly eyed youngster.
So when did you start as a hairdresser?
I was 14 Years Old. I Started at Toorak rd in Sth Yarra. At a good old place called Rok Studio!
14! That’s young... What was your first impression of ROK?
Well I initially started as Boy Saturday, and went from there. Rok was a dynamic space as I remember it. Full of Bravado and a real passion for Hair. I loved it. A tough gig though.
And what were your duties there as a 14 yr old?
Well. I made the best cafe' in town. Well at least that's what I told them. And I took care of the clients and the salon in general.
That's so cool. So they took you under their wing...so to speak?
Absolutely... or they threw you out of the nest! It was Pretty straight forward. I learned some great stuff in there.
So then, why hairdressing? Was that something the young Andrew got into or...?
Yeah I loved Fashion and did a stint at Dangerfield (which is a local fashion shop here in Australia). I didn't much like working in the rag trade though. But could see a lot of the same kinds of kids working in the hair game. So I gave it a shot. And felt at home straight up. I've never looked back since!
Okay. So then I met you again in London 2001, where did you work there?
I was working for Aveda at that time.
They had a cracker of a shop in Knotting hill. I was based there!
That's right. It feels like a lifetime ago.
I remember thinking that London was the "Mecca" of hairdressing. And that I was going to learn so much.
What did you learn from London as a hairdresser?
Well. To be honest, I remember feeling much the same. I was full of excitement and was quite overwhelmed at first. But soon came to realize that we Melbourne Haircutters rated pretty highly over there. I learned that "Hair is hair". And if you love it and your passionate about it then. You can be just as good no matter where you’re.
Yes. I got that too. I also thought that the haircuts walking down every High street was all looked the same. Like everywhere you went the kids had the same haircut.
And that every haircut had a name attached.... The beckham or The fin etc
We just don't do that in Melbourne
It’s kind of Naff really. Like Sydney in that, if they clock it in a magazine or in the street.
They want to roll just like that. We don't roll like that in Melbourne!!
So I heard a rumor that you have worked in 16 different salons in as many years... Is that true?
Who knows man? I never counted them in my younger days. Maybe? I walked my walk.
So it's true or not?
We're not talking lovers here...We are talking Hairdressing Salons
I don't Kiss and tell.
Now you got me thinking and counting. I’d say your Bang on.
Well actually, maybe a few less. .
16 is a lot of salons, I can imagine what the people reading this would be thinking. Have you got anything to say to them out there?
Yeah that’s a sticky question. On paper it doesn’t look good. I guess I was ruthless in my pursuit of knowledge. And my passion for learning took me far and wide. Great for me though. Perhaps. A pity I couldn't learn all that in one place. But all that’s behind me now.
So are there any hairdressers that you worked with that you admire?
From time to time I came a cross some very talented and passionate people. A young man called Jean-Paul springs to mind! .
AHHHH Shucks, You’re making me blush. Anybody else?
Martyn Gayle @ Aveda is a genius.
Nicolas Jurnjak in Sydney
Guido Palau is a god, I passed him a pin once. I was peeking and freaking all day!
Okay, now a tough one, are you ready?
What are the biggest problems facing apprentice hairdressers today?
I feel that most salons around the country seriously lack dedication to education and training " Inn House". And that most certainly doesn’t help young kids who are already doing a shorter apprenticeship of 3 years. These two things are the biggest challenges in my view.
So tell me your top 10 products/tools?
So I had a little look in my kit and have come to realize that I actually roll fairly light these days. I have quite a few things I like to work with but find I like tend to change it in accordance with the direction of my work or the particular brief I'm working with..
I really do like the following products and use them a fair bit..
I do use quite a few different kinds of Irons. I always have at least 3 different diameter curling irons. I have a really hot Hairdryer being a Parlux and I also carry around three different irons form GHD, being Slim, Thin and thick! But a big favourite would be the 3 Prong tong!
Fantastic. So how can we get in contact with you...?
Facebook, mobile number, email address?
I generally recieve all of my work through referral. So basically word of mouth. Facebook has been a revolution though!
Has websites helped, such as
www.myhairdressersearch.com has been an interesting utility as has Facebook. It has definately created an avenue for people to go down should they wish to pursue you! All they need do is google your name or details about you, and you'll show up on screen!
What advice would you give to young apprentices?
My advice to young apprentices is very simple. It is extremely important that you work for an organization that has a real focus on education and is dedicated to NURTURING, EDUCATING AND CULTIVATING Its people. Much like any company, the success of a hair shop is dependant on its people. So if the right structure and focus is in place, you'll have every opportunity to succeed. Having said that, what an individual puts in is what they'll ultimately get back. So if the dedication is there and within the right structure. The only way is up.
* chauffeur driven limo from your home to the airport
* first class flight to the UK
* limo will pick you up at the airport and take you to one of Britain’s finest hotels
* champagne lunch
* Stuart Phillips will escort you to the salon
* extensive hair consultation
* head and scalp massage
* instructions to maintain style and suggestions for different ways of wearing it
* selection of L’Oreal products
* limo ride back to the hotel
* day two to spend as you wish
* limo ride back to the airport on the final day
* limo ride from airport to your home
* a portion of the proceeds go to 2 different charities
Second day blow-dry, translator, personal chef and personal security are optional.
A couple of ad campaigns have got my attention this month with big fuzzed out hair, which is a nice change, and after all isn’t that what it’s all about?
Take a look at photographer Steven Meisel, he definitely must have a thing for big Fuzzy hair at the moment. For both Prada and Mulberry F/W 09-10 ad campaigns are the best examples I could find in creating a mood that feels other worldly and contemporary.
Featuring models Ymre Stiekema, Julia Hafstrom, Kendra Spears, Katlin Aas , Anna de Rijk, Kasia Struss and Irina Kulikova.