Cut & Colour: The Sassoon Creative Team led by Mark Hayes, International Creative Director
Make-up: Daniel Koleric
Stylist: Tabitha Owen
Photography: Colin Roy
Hot Rod draws inspiration from the work of Swiss photographer Karl Heinz Weinberger whose gritty images depicted stylishly disaffected teenagers. The theme of teenage rebellion is expressed in hair shapes that take the quiff as a jumping off point for innovation. Shapes are elongated from back to front then broken up into irregular texture. Strips are cut through the top by sliding the fingers along the hair shaft whilst continually moving the scissor blade. The narrow shapes at the temples and long backs streamline the shape – it’s a bold take on an iconic fifties look. Colors are monochromatic and sectioned into flame shapes echoing 50s customised cars and strategically placed to flicker and dance as the hair moves.