Yes running late and missed the beginning of the seminar and to step onto the space was like stepping into a realm of deep entranced meditation. The Mahogany Team on stage in soft lighting with the auditorium in complete darkness only to enhance the intensity of their focus on creation and exploration of their collection ‘Garconne’. The Bachelor Girl, Coco Chanel, Helmut Newton, DIOR Homme and The Bloomsbury Set inspire Garconne.
As the Mahogany Team expressed Garconne is the feminine energy of Androgyny, Glamour, Tomboy Feminine and Feline power. Sounds good and looked absolutely exquisite. Precision cutting and colouring at its pinnacle. Mature and sophisticated technicians pure master of the craft. Eloquent and yet down to earth and realistic in the presentation.
The inspiration of the geometry of squares circles and triangles used on all levels of creativity in cutting sectioning patterns, colour placement and styling. Embracing smooth, texture though to curl.
I will say the team was brave to be executing on stage complete hair cuts as we all know what it is like to be engaged in a full hair cut. They actually made reference to this as one of their elements of demonstrating a full a cut was the essence of the collection of ‘Room to move to develop your shape’. Motion in expression and development of the creative construction o shape in real time.
Colouring embraced a very beautiful and feminine colour palate with subtlety through to strength of colouring. What on initial viewing of what appeared to be a solid warm blonde tone then revealed itself to be a subtle harmony of golden tones, pastel to ice variations with subtle contrast with dynamic placement working on the geometry of the circle or curve placement. ‘Sunbeam’ was the labeling of placement technique working on a pivot form the square shape placement. True Gold. Rich Mahogany. Soft Beige. Ruby Chocolate Red. Denim Blue. Bitter Chocolate and True Violet to quote a few of the colour that were expressed and viewed.
Geometry of shape construction seemed to be the mood of this expression. Curved fringes and perimeters with the concept of ‘Disconnection is really the modern classic’ with soft yet blunt perimeters with disconnection of the crown area, overhangs from he crown seamlessly blending in strict alignment with the geometry of the structure of the face.
Dressing out of the hair was also a key feature softness and volume at the root area with the use of straightening irons being used to give that total couture shine on the hair not to create straight. Which was expressed as being how hair should be worn today. Getting rid of the ‘teen queen’ straight feeling.
It was simply a pleasure to experience true craft and simply beautiful contemporary real wearable hair. “I just do not like hair that looks like it has been deposited onto someone’s head” and with this comment they had totally won me over. This is why they are one of the best.
Artistic Director and Education Director at Chumba Concept Salon.19 years industry experience. Educator for Wella, Sebastian, Aveda. Session Hair Stylist.
1997 L’oreal Colour Trophy.
Passion is everything.
To be alive means to be active and, if we want to avoid difficulties for others, and ourselves our actions must be benign and go beyond the grip of the ego. (The essence of the Bhagavad-Gita)