Spending my Sunday, half nursing a hangover, half trying to be productive with something inspirational. Sitting on the bed, with ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ on the TV, large water and diet coke to one side of me and an old favourite book to the other. I love to look back over the era’s to get inspiration for my work in the salon and inspiration for whats in my wardrobe. Although I do love collecting clothes from high street chains, there is nothing better then leafing through vintage clothes rails. I must admit that I have my favourite and a lot of the clothes that I pick up from vintage clothes shops and charity shops are from the 60’s. Although I can not resist a bit of swede ATM.
The 60’s is also my all time favourite era for hair inspiration. With it being such an iconic era for fashion and hair, thanks to idols like Vidal Sasson and Mary Quant, there is so much to get excited about, when looking back over the 60’s.
‘London In The Sixties’ by Rainer Metzger, is a book that I have had for a long time, but somehow I dont tire of flicking through it.
Over the years it has not only been through vintage clothing, that I have shown my love for the 60’s. Throughout my hair dressing apprentaship I quite dramatically changed my hair. Gradually loosing more and more hair, as I became more and more enthusiastic about different hairstyles. I think it was because I couldnt experiment on clients yet, I dedicated 2 years to constantly changing my look, until eventually, the only thing to do was to grow it back. Here is a bit of a timeline of all the hairstyles I have had over the past 5 years….
Although I still like to change my look, it doesnt happen quite so often now. Mainly because I dont feel the need so much, because I get to try out my ideas on willing clients.
If you have read this post all the way through, I hope you liked it. Mainly the ramblings of a slightly hungover, over enthusiastic, hairdressing geek. Follow me if you want to see the on going work that I do in the salon, along with competition hair and the odd bit of session styling.