Hair Expo 2014

I spent many hours of my childhood in my mother’s hairdressing salon; sweeping floors, making coffees, rinsing perms and taking rollers out.   I remember mum taking part in a hair expo and at the time, I was really too young to grasp it fully.  The music that her model would walk on stage to was ‘Downtown’ by Petulila Clark.  Now whenever I hear that song, I think of hanging around at TAFE helping mum with various little jobs at that hair expo.

So when my fabulous hair stylist Nicole asked if I would be interested in taking the photos for her Hair Expo entry I had no hesitation.  Hell YES this was something I wanted to be part of.  The idea started out with a chair in a field.  Then….QLD weather.  I scouted around for ‘wet weather’ locations. Nicole found the perfect red velvet chair.  I was a little nervous when I told Nicole my idea for the shoot location.  “The carpark under IGA?”  It was grungy.  It was dimly lit….until the fluorescent lights came on unexpectedly.  We put a funky red velvet chair in the middle and models were not allowed to smile.  It worked. It really worked.

Hair Stylist:  Nicole Weeks

Makeup Artist: Kerrie Brooke

Models: Ameliaranne, Jacqueline, Beryl, Jocelyn and Holly

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