The new Autumn Winter Academy collection has arrived.
The newest collection from Sassoon takes the iconic methodology that the brand is world renowned for and heightens it to a new level.
“What’s really important in this collection is that the techniques aren’t visible.” Says Mark Hayes Sassoon International Creative Director. “They are designed to create hair that looks as if it has been captured.”
Continuing on the journey of creating looks that are individually tailored, in a bespoke approach to cutting and colouring, it’s a way of stretching the skill of the artist to produce looks that have inherent beauty and a point of interest, but are always sympathetic to the wearer and in tune with their personality.
The cutting techniques feature an array of looks that are based on classic Sassoon technique but include intricate details that make the hair move in cool ways, personalising the look to the individual. The colours cover the complete spectrum, from light to dark and cool to warm, geometric in the approach but effortlessly fluid in the result.
The cuts work on an extreme range of textures and lengths that start from super short to shoulder skimming layers through to super long. A classic short shake has elements of modernity by incorporating disconnected areas that allow for greater versatility. Gamine layering uses a trigon sectioning pattern to hug the head in a cool way. The signature Sassoon bob is cut classically then subverted into a brush inspired shape. Big natural curls have a gorgeous appeal. Mid length and longer shapes are based on the layered fall and one extreme length has geometric shapes placed around the face to mimic a feathered headpiece.
A kaleidoscope of colours feature throughout the collection but are subdued rather than loud, tonal as opposed to brash. Classic two tone shades combine in cool browns and oyster blondes to accentuate and give definition to a short, layered shape. A blue brown tone applied in geometric patterns gives depth and a new dynamic to a short gamine shape.
Petrol on water effects are created with a unique curvy toned application, Deep blood reds are applied in large, interconnected areas and subtle, caramel colour melt highlighting delineates the mid length layering.
Zips of pure white and blocks of obsidian black frame the longest of the looks and complete the colour odyssey of the collection.