We felt slightly emotional watching the Sassoon Show at Salon International this year. As a celebration of the brands 65th anniversary this year, the show was the perfect example of Sassoon’s forward-thinking approach.
“In 1954, a young man opened his first salon in Bond Street with the idea of changing hairdressing,” said International Creative Director Mark Hayes at the show. “But he changed the way we look forever and it’s why we’re all here today. It’s our 65thyear, but today isn’t a retrospective, although our legacy always informs what we do. Today is all about the now of Sassoon.”
Let the show begin
The show opened with colour demonstrations, presented by Peter Dawson, Edward Darley, Caroline Spencer, Richie Rivera and Stuart Ross from the Sassoon International Colour Team. Working as always with the Sassoon fundamentals of shape and balance, colours in the show focussed on contrasting tones; linen white and violet blonde, yellow and steel and bold yellow and lilac.
Next on stage was a tribe of Sassoon models, representing the London Look collection. As well as celebrating the heritage of Sassoon’s hometown, cuts and colours were also inspired by the brand’s global academies and the diverse, youthful, looks created in them daily. Shades ranged from classic clean Sassoon blondes to pastels and bold direct dyes, with shapes reflecting the diversity of the world we live in.
Finally it was time for the brand’s iconic cutting showcase – total inspiration!
The show closed with an avant-garde finale, exploring classic Sassoon looks in a new abstract concept to express the limitless possibilities of Sassoon Hair Design. With looks created in perspex headpieces, prism structures and light-studded wigs, it truly was a diverse expression of the vital influence of Sassoon.
Amazing work team Sassoon!
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