RAW by D&M

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Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:16

RAW
a. Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined
b. Powerfully impressive; stark.

RAW is the title of the latest campaign collection from D&M hair design - a celebration of strong, female beauty at its most unadorned.

The salon’s fourth collection in collaboration with photographer Mara Sommer, it features makeup by Aimie Fiebig and hair by D&M co-founder and creative director Danny Pato and his team.

The collection strips back the feminine to its basics, highlighting each woman’s unique beauty through a series of hair looks that Pato sees as the definition of hair, now.

CREDITS

Photography: Mara Sommer
Art & Hair Director: Danny Pato @ D&M
Hair: D&M Creative Team using Davines
Makeup: Aimee Fiebig
Post Production: Annalee Hart
Models: Grace & Alisa @ 62, Mary @ RPD, Lydia @Red11, Kelvin & Lily @ Clyne

   

A NEW COLOUR

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

D&M Hair Design cares about our impact on the environment, our staff and our clients.

That’s why we’ve gone ammonia free with A New Colour by Davines.

A New Colour utilises melanin, carotenoids, vitamin c, quartz powder and vegetable vaseline to provide extraordinarily velvety, intense, multifaceted results.

Inspired by the multi-coloured world of insects with their sublime amalgamation of shapes, colours and light, Davines has turned the world of colouring upside down, at last offering a way to work with pure colour and transform it into brand new results, with maximum comfort for clients and full respect for the hair's structure.

The strong point of the formulations, the same colourings used by Nature to create its chromatic glory day after day: carotenoids - vegetable pigments with an antioxidant action (that influence the colouring of various creatures including insects), and vegetable melanin, an antioxidant and anti-free radical, extracted from the date palm. To create the alkaline environment on the hair necessary for the pigments to penetrate, Davines laboratories have replaced ammonia by monoethanolamine (MEA), a hydro-soluble, biodegradable biological substance, completely odourless, boosted by a synergy with metasilicate, a mineral quartz agent with remarkable light refraction capacity.

http://www.davines.com/en/in-salon/all/a-new-colour

   

AUCKLAND HAIRDRESSER MAKING IT BIG IN PARIS

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

NZ HERALD VIVA - Danny Pato of D&M salon in Ponsonby was one of a handful of top stylists invited to Paris to a master class with hair industry star Angelo Seminara. British Hairdresser of the Year three years out of the past six, Seminara is creative director of innovative Italian brand Davines which hosted the event.

Pato reports that on the streets, Parisian women live up to their reputation for being thin and fabulously groomed. "Hair is healthy, hydrated and shiny, round brush blow-waved to perfection, but then tousled to look effortless," he says. "Colours are natural and one-toned; not a balayage in sight."

With Seminara, stylists worked on mannequins to produce several cuts and styles in tight timeframes.

When a group of top hairdressers get together is it all scissors flashing?

Not exactly, because I realised the night before that I'd left my brand new scissors in a Berlin hotel room - $2800 scissors that were made specifically for me. I was really caught off-guard for the big day. Luckily I made do with a beg, borrow and steal of a sharp razor, although I was a bit shaky at first.

Podium hair is often spectacular, but what inspirations will you be taking back into the salon?

We did see some extraordinary podium work at the Davines shows, but some of it was the sort of work that would inspire a lawsuit if you actually did it to a client. Luckily for us, Angelo's work is all about making women look beautiful. This is my ethos: I would never impose a style on someone because it's "on trend" or cookie-cut only four different looks. I believe in using my skills to enhance the beauty of each client. I believe in keeping things simple and fairly classical, creating a style to suit my client's hair type/face shape/lifestyle, and adding a twist of now.

Were there any new techniques, colour trends or products that particularly stood out?

We got to work with Davines' s new styling line called More Inside. The range performs excellently, is weightlessly hydrating and doesn't leave any residue on the hair or hands. (My favourite is the More Inside Sea Salt Spray). New Zealand is going to be the first country in the world to launch this styling line.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

After an inspiring but fairly exhausting day, it was nice to be asked to be part of Angelo's team for a big show in Hong Kong. I can't wait to be part of the team - when I actually have a pair of my own scissors.

   

So They Can

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Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

In April, So They Can (www.sotheycan.org) held a fundraising evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich. Local businesses, including D&M Hair Design, got behind the event by sponsoring a charity auction.

So They Can is a charitable organisation supporting communities to end poverty. Their key focus is education and building a local economy through micro finance and social business.

They currently work alongside a community in Nakuru, Kenya, operating a primary school, an orphanage, a medical clinic, an educational farm and a business school that provides training and micro finance to women.

It was an amazing night - Conrad Smith's speech about his time with So They Can in Africa was great and Neil Finn had everyone on the dance floor loving the music.  From the loud and silent auctions plus ticket sales, over $125,000 was raised, 100% of which will go to the children and women that So They Can supports. To put this into perspective, $125,000 will construct an orphanage dormitory and 4 classrooms that will educate 160 children and 320 women every year.

   

D&M launches NOMAD

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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

Today D&M launched its colourful new collection, Nomad.

Nomad marks the second collaboration between D&M’s Danny Pato and photographer Mara Sommer.

Drawing inspiration from various cultures from across the globe, the collection aims to celebrate cultural diversity.

“Culture has been at the heart of D&M from the day we first opened,” says Pato, the Art and Hair Director for the collection. “Hailing from across the planet, we’re all nomads of sorts, which is what makes us who we are as a team.”

Clothing used in the shoot was largely from AUT Rookie graduates, with Morgan Hollis-Ward making several items specifically for the campaign.

D&M wrapped its salon in the images this morning and is set to release a short film as an extension to the campaign.

   

D&M goes ROOKIE

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Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

 

AUT University’s Rookie show is NZ’s biggest runway show outside of Fashion Week and a true highlight of the fashion calendar.

For the second year in a row, D&M Hair Design collaborated with AUT graduates to celebrate the next generation of Kiwi fashion design talent.

Rookie 2012 saw 40 models showcasing 29 collections to an audience of over a thousand industry VIPs and supporters. The show, held in underground car park Shed 15, included a 100m runway, a ‘wall of sound’, music from Electric Boutique and Voom as well as plenty of collections that had the crowd talking.

D&M Hair Design’s creative team worked closely with AUT’s Head of the Fashion Department, Andreas Mikellis, and the students to create a series of looks that would complement the variety of collections on show, which ranged from commercial to the outrageous.

   

GRACE

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 21:40

D&M Hair Design today launched its new collection, Grace, in collaboration with photographer Mara Sommer.

Danny Pato, the Art and Hair Director for the campaign, says that the collection plays to the ancient concept of using masks to transform identity.

The creative team referenced various iconic women and artists from pop and fashion cultures while creating the looks, using makeup, hand-made masks and hair to give one model seven different identities.

The Ponsonby salon has today wrapped its windows in images from Grace, and will be releasing a short film next month as an extension to the campaign.

Credits for Grace
Art and Hair Director: Danny Pato @ D&M (www.dandm.co.nz) 

Photographer: Mara Sommer (www.marasommer.com)

Makeup: Amber D for M.A.C

Model: Grace @ 62 Models (www.62models.com)

   

CAMORRA WIDOW

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:37

d&m Hair Design today launched its latest collection, Camorra Widow, marking the sixth creative collaboration between photographer Craig Owen and d&m’s Danny Pato.

The concept of the collection was inspired by the vision of a beautiful, powerful and deadly mafia woman attending her husband’s funeral, with references to the likes of Sophia Loren and the glamorous Mediterranean women of Pato’s youth.

Pato was the art and hair director for the shoot, working with Dan Ahwa on fashion and Aimie Fiebig on makeup.

The Camorra is a ruthless mafia clan based in Naples, Italy.

Camorra Widow credits

Art and Hair Director: Danny Pato
Photographer: Craig Owen
Fashion: Dan Ahwa
Makeup: Aimie Fiebig
Manicure: Diamond Nails
Models: Grace @ 62, Ngahuia @ N Model Management, Kelvin and Lily @ Clyne

   

HO HO HO

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Friday, 23 December 2011 02:36

It's nearly the end of what has been big year for all.

We would like to thank all of our clients, collaborators, friends and family for being part of our journey.

May everyone have a safe and indulgent time over summer!

We will be closed from Christmas, reopening on 10 January 2012.

Lots of love,

Danny, Michael and the team at d&m.

   

ROOKIE DU JOUR: VICTORIA BACKHOUSE

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Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:00

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
I wanted my collection to show colour and shape through an abstract way of print.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
My lecturer this year, Linda Jones, has guided me and has pushed me the right direction. She is a very talented and strong minded women who I look up to a lot.

3. What are your plans for the future?
I eventually would like to have my own business, but for now I would love to have a job in the fashion industry were I am able to progress further.

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Victoria Backhouse showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design

   

ROOKIE DU JOUR: VIHANGA MAHESH SONTAM

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 06:13

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
Inspiration is drawn from one of the short stories from the Mahabharata (ancient Indian epic) which narrates the story of the Ganges river in India.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
Yohji Yamamoto is forever a great inspiration and I do look up to some of the Indian designers such as Manish Arora and Sabhyasachi Mukherjee who can work wonders in terms of playing with colour.

3. What are your plans for the future?
I plan to study further to gain more knowledge about Fashion as I feel I have a lot to learn.

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Vihanga Mahesh Sontam showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design

   

ROOKIE DU JOUR: GRACE JENSEN

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Monday, 12 December 2011 04:27

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
My inspiration was based around the idea of texture, through this I created my own large scale prints from photographs,  which informed everything about my collection.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
My third year lecturer Anne was amazing and a true inspiration. I really admire NZ designers such as Cybele who use their own  unique prints as a driving force behind their collections.

3. What are your plans for the future?
Ultimately I want to be buyer for large department store like David Jones etc, I love the idea of being able to mix and match collections from numerous talented designers under one roof.

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Grace Jensen showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design

 

   

Rookie du jour: glen prentice

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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 05:47

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
My collection was more of a personal exploration into the practice of making clothes. I wanted to focus on elements such as fit and shape. The collection ultimately became about shape and silhouette through design uniformity, alluding to ideas of consistency and conformity within dress.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
There are many people I look up to. I just really value those that work extremely hard and strive to achieve what it is that they aiming for. True passion and dedication in this industry is really admirable.

3. What are your plans for the future?
I hope to go overseas for a year to experience and intern within a fashion brand. I really want some more experience. Ultimately, finding myself working as a designer in the future.

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Glen Prentice showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design


   

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: JOMNARN DUL

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:00

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
For this collection I mainly wanted bring fun into menswear so I focused on colour and proportion.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
My Tutor Andreas is someone who I really admire and look up to, he is so full of knowledge and was great being mentored by him all year.

3. What are your plans for the future?
Eventually I would to have my own business! And design menswear for the New Zealand market. But for now I would love a job in the fashion industry.

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Jomnarn Dul showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design

   

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: CHARLOTTE CHO

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011 05:52

1. What was your inspiration for the collection?
Traditional Korean garment, Hanbok. I interpreted its silhouette and the idea of layering garments with the integrity of fun, vibrant colours.

2. Who do you look up to in the fashion design industry?
Internationally Rei Kawakubo in Comme des Garcon, locally Miss Crabb and Cybele for their unique cut and prints!

3. What are your plans for the future?
I want to gain more experience in the fashion industry while I develop this collection into the next season, experimenting more with knit structures.

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Charlotte Cho showed at AUT ROOKIE 11.11.11, with hair by d&m Hair Design.

   

ROCKIN WITH THE ROOKIES

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Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

One of the highlights on the fashion calendar each year is the graduation catwalk show from AUT’s prestigious fashion design programme.

The ROOKIE show is an opportunity for a selection of BDes Fashion students to get the attention of the industry and the media.

Danny Pato, d&m’s Creative Director, was approached by AUT to design the hair for this year’s show.  The brief was to create a collection of looks that would suit not only the diversity of the clothing ranges, but to also tie in to the “high-tech” theme of the production.

This year ROOKIE show was held on 11.11.11 to a capacity crowd of well over 1,000 people at Queen’s Wharf’s Shed 10.  It showcased a diverse range of work that included the exploration of unique approaches to pattern cutting, textural experimentation and an explosion of thought provoking colour and print work.

Look out High Street: the next generation of fashion designers have arrived, and they are talented.

   

D&M BEST CUT & COLOUR BY METRO

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 01:28

D&M BEST CUT & COLOUR BY METRO

 

 

d&m Hair Design has won a "Best of Auckland 2011" award for the best Cut & Colour!

"You know you're in good hands when you're stopped in the street the day after a hair appointment. That's always been the case with a cut or colour from d&m Hair Design in Ponsonby. For barely-there highlights or a new-season spin on red, brunette or blonde, the crew in this salon has the knack of restoring your mane to a mirror-like shine. Co-owner Danny Pato is a genius at slicing out bulky layers or determining the most flattering style.  Book online. Afternoon appointments come with a glass of New Zealand's finest. Expect to pay from $200." - Metro Magazine, Best Cut & Colour, October 2011.

   

ABOUT HAIR AND SHOES

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Saturday, 10 September 2011 02:59

10 models. 36 pairs of shoes. 3,000 audience members. And a LOT of hair.

Kathryn Wilson’s NZFW2011 show was epic.  When we were collaborating with Kathryn again this year, “epic” was one of the two words we kept using to describe the feel of the show; the other was noted by NZ Herald’s Dan Awa in his glowing one-word, expert eye review: “sexy”. 

We could go on to describe how it all came together, but why when Garth Badger’s 12 minute documentary that played just before the show does so much more than that?



Our concept for the hair, and indeed the whole show, came from the film, Nine ½ Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. We wanted the girls to look like they’d just slid out of bed after some passionate romancing, with loads of curl, volume and movement.  We wanted it to be glamorous, “epic” and “sexy”.

Again this year, we decided to wrap our salon in images related to the show. We worked on a shoot with photographer Garth Badger, stylist Barry Betham, makeup artist Kiri O'Brien from M.A.C and model Tia Woods from Clyne.  The result was super hot!



Another exciting part of working on this show is that we had the opportunity to work with Kimbra again (having already styled her hair for a magazine shoot earlier on in the week).  After the catwalk show, she performed a live set from her debut album, Vows. She is such a beautiful creature, and her and Danny got along famously.



We adore Kathryn Wilson and her fabulous footwear, and love collaborating with her. 

They say that you can rock any outfit with great hair and great shoes.  We couldn’t agree more.

[Catwalk photos from www.thread.co.nz]
   

COMING SOON ...

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Sunday, 07 August 2011 03:29

D&M + Kathryn Wilson

D&M's collaboration with Kathryn Wilson

for NZ's biggest ever fashion show.

 

Check out www.facebook.com/KathrynWilsonFootwear for details.

   

FEELING THE LOVE

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Friday, 01 July 2011 21:19

WELLA LOVES DANNY (AND SO DOES PONSONBY NEWS)

It’s been a busy month for one of Ponsonby News’ favourite hairdressers, Danny Pato of D&M.

Danny is the only Greater Ponsonby finalist in the Wella Trend Vision awards, which will be judged on 1 August and will see two winners travel to New York to compete in the international awards this October.

The Awards also have a People’s Choice element, and you can vote for Danny at www.wellatrendvisionpeopleschoiceawards.com until the end of July.

Danny was also a finalist for New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year (Schwarzkopf Hair Expo Awards) for the second consecutive year.  It’s fair to say the D&M team were disappointed not to take out the big gong - that accolade went to Sara Allsop of Dharma this year.  However, Ponsonby News suspects the D&M sejourn in Bali with dazzling designers Kathryn Wilson and Adrian Hailwood will go a long way towards inspiring Danny and team to create sensational New Zealand Fashion Week hair in late August, early September this year.

[PONSONBY NEWS, JULY 2011]

   

DANNY PATO MAKES THE CUT

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Thursday, 31 March 2011 10:17

Danny Pato was last night announced as a finalist for the Hair Expo Awards New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2011.

Danny entered the competition with his latest stunning collection entitled "Avant Goddess", shot in 
collaboration with celebrated photographer Craig Owen, with styling by Barry Betham and makeup by Aimie Fiebig.

Having won multiple accolades over the years for both himself and his salon team, Danny is no stranger to awards.  He has collected gongs from every major competition, including for Schwarzkopf, L’Oreal, Wella and Sebastian.

Last night’s announcement was made at a glitzy cocktail party in the award-winning Water Bar in Sydney to an audience of the “who’s who” of Australasian hairdressing.

The winner will be announced at a red carpet gala dinner in Syndey’s 
Darling Harbour on 13 June.

   

5 NZFW things we’ll remember forever

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Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:55

5 NZFW things we'll remember forever

Back in September, the salon team from d&m Hair Design worked with acclaimed shoe designer Kathryn Wilson on her debut New Zealand Fashion Week show.  Danny and Michael share their 5 favourite memories.

 

1. Being inspired by the 90s

We had so much fun in our research phase, especially revisiting the Robert Palmer girls and Madonna on her Blond Ambition tour.

2. Bringing it to life

Getting technical and figuring out how to bring a vision into the physical reality of a catwalk show can be quite an arduous process.  It took a while to get there, but eventually we managed to achieve the look using 2 stylists per model in less than 20 minutes.

3. Shooting the video

Garth Badger directed a superb behind-the-scenes video that connected seamlessly into the start of the actual show. Kath wowed everyone with the amazingness in which she pulled everything together.

 

Kathryn Wilson - Fashion Week 2010 from Garth Badger on Vimeo.

 

4. Wrapping the salon

It took quite some coordination, but we managed to pull off completely wrapping our salon windows in beautiful shots of the show - overnight.  It looked really impressive and was a unique extension of our collaboration.

5. The red shoes

Amongst the chaos of everything backstage, we were all stopped in our tracks when we saw what eventually became known as the shoe of the show.  The fun and sexy red ankle boots embodied the creative vision of the show.  At that moment we were reminded of Kath’s exceptional talent and spent the rest of the show with twinkles in our eyes.


http://www.kathrynwilson.com/

 

 

 

 

   

d&m gets pretty for FQ

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Monday, 15 November 2010 08:51

d&m gets pretty for FQ

The creative team from d&m Hair Design has been busy all year making hair look amazing in magazines, on the catwalk and the around the streets of Auckland.

Most recently, Danny Pato and Michael Sisaengrath worked together on an enchanting shoot for the Summer 2010/11 edition of NZ Fashion Quarterly.

For the eight-page editorial, “Oh You Pretty Thing”, Danny and Michael created a honey-blonde, romantic summery wave on their model to work in with the floral theme of the garments.

The magazine hit the shelves today and will be read by around quarter of a million local fashionistas.

 

   

d&m celebrates in Sydney

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Sunday, 13 June 2010 13:13

d&m Hair Design NZ’s only finalist for 2010 Australasian Salon Team of the Year

It’s official – the best salon team in New Zealand is d&m Hair Design.  The Ponsonby boutique was the first ever and the only Kiwi finalist for Australasian Salon Team of the Year at the 2010 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards.

The Champagne was flowing as the d&m team celebrated their accolade at a glamorous awards ceremony in Sydney’s Darling Harbour last night, marking the first time in the Awards’ 25 year history that a New Zealand salon has taken made it to the top 4 in Australasia.

“The unique skill, vitality and vision of each and every team member at d&m is extraordinary,” said Danny Pato, co-owner and director of the salon.   “Being named not only as the top team in New Zealand but also as one of the best in Australasia is a testament to our communal success.”

   

d&m makes the cut

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Wednesday, 09 June 2010 00:00

d&m hair design announced as one of four Australasian
finalists for top industry award

At a glamorous cocktail function in Darling Harbour on Tuesday night, d&m hair design was announced as the only New Zealand finalist for the prestigious 2010 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Salon Team of the Year award. New Zealand previously held its own equivalent of these awards, the Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards, a biannual event that d&m have dominated. This year is the first year that New Zealanders have had to stand up not just against each other, but also the hyper-competitive Australian industry, in a joint competition.

d&m, currently the 2008/2009 Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Salon Team of the Year, are one of only four finalists for the Australasian-wide title. Danny Pato, co-owner and Creative Director of d&m, was overjoyed with the accolade. “I’m proud that we have been recognised not just as the strongest salon team in the country, which is an honour, but also one of the very best Australasian wide,” said Pato. As part of the entry process, the d&m Salon Team produced a collection of 6 photographs to showcase their work. These images were shot by leading international photographer, Craig Owen, in his fourth creative collaboration with the salon. Barry Betham styled the shoot, with makeup by Amy Fiebig. Hair was styled by Danny Pato and Michael Sisaengrath, with colour by Shannon Lee-Johnson.