Austen Thomson

Inspire UK: Austen Thomson

rjhandley Schwarzkopf Professional

“I was inspired by the Beat Icon collection from Essential Looks. I liked the fact it incorporated simple, graphic shapes. My looks were inspired by 60’s design and the model I chose had a strong, androgynous look. I loved working on a disciplined hairstyle with my second look being more unpredictable – we smashed the shape up, created movement and dressed it to achieve a modern texture. 
I’ve been using Schwarzkopf Professional for a long time; they are an innovative company and lead the way with the work they do. It’s a fantastic partnership. I have real confidence when using their colours as the results are always true to their colour commitment. I’ve worked a few times on Essential Looks alongside Tyler [Johnston] and Lesley [Jennison], so to do the Inspire shoot, directed by Tyler, has always been a goal for me. He is one of my biggest inspirations and it was a career highlight to work under his direction.”
Key products: OSIS+ Session LabelMiracle 15, OSIS+ Session Label Powder Cloud and OSIS+ Session Label Super Dry Flex Hairspray. 

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