Our “So You Think You Can Style?” #OnFleek Men’s Styling photo contest winner is Jamie Potts, from Hair by David & CO. in Toronto’s fashion district. His colouring and expertly executed skin fade make this look edgy and wearable.
Potts used a cocktail of products to create his look: “I created the look by lightening and toning the hair with Schwarzkopf Professional lightener and color. I cut in a skin fade using my favourite Andis BCRG clippers and outlined with a straight blade. I also used the razor to cut a line following the curve of the head, and continued it into the brow. I styled using Kevin.Murphy Killer.Curls and used a Twists Sponge to create more texture and movement.”
On his inspiration: “I was inspired to do the shoot because I feel there is a lack of multiculturalism and diversity in mainstream mens hair styling.”
On entering a photo contest: “I entered the contest because I felt it was a great way to get my work published. Not only for exposure but to share the work that I love with as many people as possible.”
On entering competitions: “I love my job and feel so lucky to work in an industry that is always evolving. I would encourage younger stylists to participate in photo shoots and compete because it is a great creative outlet and a chance to do things you cant always do in the salon. It is very motivating and keeps me inspired and fresh behind my chair.”
Sheena Batenchuk (left image) and Chalyce Woods (right image) tied for second place, congratulations to both!
First Place: Hair: Jamie Potts; Makeup: Andrea Brown; Photos: Kevin Hewitt; Model: Justin Athanas
Second Place: Hair: Sheena Batenchuk (Cut and Colour); Photos: Kale Friesen
Second Place: Hair and Makeup: Chalyce Woods; Photos: Nateara Willems; Model: Rob Schweyer