“To be honest, I do not have a specific preference when it comes to working on clients, models or mannequins heads. Each type of work allows me to be creative in its own way and helps me to add some diversity into my daily routine. On the other hand, mannequin heads allow me to improve my hairdresser skills, as I have the opportunity to come up with new projects such as this one.
I had this idea of creating hairstyles by using different types of materials which were either taken from my garden or recycled materials. I was inspired by past London Fashion Weeks that I have been a part of, the clay manipulation techniques of ceramic artists, and some of hairdresser Mustafa Yanaz’ unique hair designs.
As soon as the lockdown started I decided to focus my efforts on techniques that I didn’t get to practice much at work. Every morning during the lockdown, I worked on perfecting the finger waves technique until I was satisfied. I decided to add it to The Quarantine Collection, as I was truly happy about my progression and dedication to it.
In our job, we can always work on our weaknesses and learn new techniques, as there is always room for improvement. Covid-19 might have forced us to stay at home, but creativity can still run free and wild, out of these high walls and gates.”