The magic weavers

Hair - - Editor’s letter - Pho­tog­ra­phy Rahul Dutta Make-up Pragya Chauhan

Hail­ing from New Zealand, Brad has over 16 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the hair­dress­ing. He is the owner of French Re­volver Stu­dio and has a host of awards to his credit in­clud­ing Wella Trend Vi­sion Fi­nal­ist 2009, Wella Trend Vi­sion Judges Recog­ni­tion 2013, Colour Tro­phy Fi­nal­ist 2014 and NZ Hair­dresser of the Year Fi­nal­ist 2013 and 2014. Brad is also in­volved in ed­i­to­rial shoots for mag­a­zines, fash­ion shows, char­ity work as well as tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ta­tions. He has col­lab­o­rated with a num­ber of mu­si­cians on mu­sic videos and photo shoots.

How did hair­dress­ing hap­pen?

It all be­gan af­ter I started off work­ing in a salon as a sham­poo boy and they of­fered me an ap­pren­tice­ship. I learnt the art of hair­dress­ing from scratch and es­tab­lished my own clien­tele within the salon.

Your take on Se­bas­tian Pro­fes­sional as a brand…

I have wit­nessed the evo­lu­tion of the prod­uct range since it was born 16 years ago. I’ve seen the prod­ucts be­ing de­vel­oped and recre­ated to make Se­bas­tian such a mas­sive brand.

What are the things that you want In­dian stylists to learn?

Ev­ery girl is beau­ti­ful and you need to bring that beauty to the sur­face. You need to cre­ate a cut and style that will bring out her best fea­tures.

Tell us some­thing about the look you cre­ated.

The look was a col­li­sion of two worlds — tex­ture and shine. While the top sec­tion was shiny, the ends were soft and tex­tured.

S/S ’14 trends…

High and low pony­tails, sleek ’dos, pixie hair­cuts, shaggy bobs — this sea­son, we see a lot of nat­u­ral move­ment in hair. Balayage and om­bré are the top trends in hair colour.

Fave prod­ucts…

Thick­efy Foam to thicken and con­di­tion the hair, Whipped Crème — for a light bounce and body, Volupt sham­poo for great hair heights, and Tril­liant to take away the frizz.

Hair­care tips…

Think of hair as a fab­ric, un­der­stand your prod­ucts well and con­sult your stylist reg­u­larly.

Word of ad­vice for up­com­ing stylists…

While cut­ting the hair, make sure that your sec­tion­ing is per­fect and bal­anced.

Those long salt and pep­per locks and trendy glasses make him stand out in the crowd. Hide Hayashi from Ja­pan has been a Mem­ber of Se­bas­tian De­sign Team for the past 18 years. He has been a part of the Se­bas­tian Gallery Jam Ses­sion held in Korea. An ac­com­plished hair­styl­ist, Hide also teaches flo­ral ar­range­ment and eti­quette at tea cer­e­monies.

How did your jour­ney in the world of hair­dress­ing be­gin?

I jumped on to the Se­bas­tian Pro­fes­sional band­wagon by mak­ing just one phone call to the stu­dio to en­quire if I could con­duct a sem­i­nar for them. That’s how it all be­gun!

Your big­gest in­spi­ra­tion…

When I was 25, I started learn­ing Ja­panese flower ar­range­ment, which taught me the bal­ance of colour and space. I later im­ple­mented this bal­ance while work­ing on a hair­style.

What are the things that you want In­dian stylists to learn?

I want them to be­come more aware about Se­bas­tian Pro­fes­sional as a brand, its unique hair­cut­ting tech­niques, range of prod­ucts and their ap­pli­ca­tion.

Fave prod­ucts…

While Po­tion 9 Lite works great for In­dian hair, Whipped Crème is good for bounce and vol­ume.

A word of ad­vice…

Ask more ques­tions. Be cu­ri­ous and try to im­bibe as much as you can!

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