Sorry about the my time away from this blog but I have been busy, very busy. I know people say that but I mean it. I've been busy building and opening up my own salon here in Melbourne CBD.
It's like I've been living a double life - hairstylist by day and tradie by night.
Before I go into that, there are some people and salons I'd like to thank for all their support and for nurturing me all these years.
Some hair I did for JANUARY MAGAZINE.
Photographer Jo Duck, Styling Pouline Toepfer, Olivia Nicholas,
Model Renee Kitchen,
Further reading and photos for short hair.
And be sure to check out January Magazine's Blog here.
Not my Boss, he’s not horrible- I have to say that, he reads this blog. Let me explain Mr Boss, if you are in fact reading this. I was talking about the movie “Horrible Bosses”. You see, I got involved in a spot of grooming for the Horrible Bosses Film Tour of Melbourne. Yeah I know what your thinking, me hanging out with Hollywood types like Jason Bateman, the charming Jason Sudeikis and the very funny Charlie Day is all soo glamorous. But to tell you truth, it was.
You might recall me talking about the shoot titled Carousel where I dismantled some foam picked up from Clarke Rubber and carved them into shapes. Then wrapped hair around them to form headpieces for the models to wear. Bespoke headpieces to the model’s exact hair colour and head shape. It’s painstaking stuff that kept me up for nights on end. The end result was better than I expected and I was eager to get involved in some more needle and thread.
I call this Kraft Work.
After a drunken chat around a kitchen table with the lovely Girl’s from Gorman (cult Melbourne based fashion label) I was enlisted to produce a Carmen Miranda style headpiece that involved fruit but done in a modern way to be shown at the upcoming Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011, something that wouldn’t distract from the outfit and something that wouldn’t look kitsch.
Not knowing if this was just the tipple talking or if they thought I could pulls this off I set off to procure the best looking fake fruit I could buy and thought about how I could secure them on an unknown model’s head with no trial and 72 hours notice.
However, you can see the results for yourself.
Chances are you have already seen MS. ANNE CATHERINE FREY’S photo on of the many street style blogs. Or you have been following very popular blog called A TRULY INTRIGUING SUBJECT. And I’ve been meaning to write a few words on her haircut, not so much as to talk about how popular “boy short” haircuts are at the moment but as a visual reference for those readers who have been searching the Internet for a haircut to show their hairdressers.
I really do appreciate a client who brings in photos of haircuts they would like. It’s as if they have done their homework and gives me a better idea on what they are after.
Here’s a quick history lesson about the company.
Mason Pearson is the founder and engineer inventor of the Mason Pearson Brush. In the mid 1860s he worked for the British Steam Brush Works where he learned the trade. He mastered brush making by hand. Later to partner with Raper Pearson Gill to form a small brush making business.
In 1885 he invented the automatic boaring machine to speed the process of making brushes by hand. He became well known for his brush making skills and he won the Silver Medal at the International Inventions Exhibition awards. He also created ‘pneumatic” rubber cushion brush. It took Mason until 1905 to improve his technique and become successful. Most of the brush work is still done by hand and the company remains a family business.