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The Comedy of Errors

Art Works: Sid Sottung

5 May 14

"The look has a strong foundation and a loose, soft internal layering technique that represents the movement and fluidity of the exaggerated lengths"

This style was done using the same ethos of the Bauhaus School of Design. I created it for the upcoming launch of my new academy, and to use in my ladies cutting and colouring courses. The inspiration for the colour came from my neighbour at Frock, Esther Michailovs: she was piecing together a collection of dresses for her fashion show and I loved the way the colours worked together. From that I came up with an idea of how it could work in hair. The colour consists of soft lemon, dusky pink rose and velvet peach tones which provide movement and a three-dimensional effect to the hair.

The cut itself represents a modern take on a classic twenties bob shape with a sixties mod influence. The look has a strong foundation and a loose, soft internal layering technique that represents the movement and fluidity of the exaggerated lengths. A modern style with endless styling capabilities.

I’ve worked in the barbering and professional hairdressing world for over twenty years. I’m originally from America and worked in Vidal Sassoon salons in New York Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Washington DC. From there I moved into professional hair education and have formerly taught at the world renowned Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy and School of Classic Cutting in Mayfair, London and the Vidal Sassoon Education Centre in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

Then I decided I wanted to follow my own dream and so pursued a freelance career where I worked backstage at international fashion shows, collaborated with cutting edge photographers in fashion editorial work, crafted hair for television and film productions, as well as tending to both male and female celebrity clientele internationally.

I have taken part in educational shows and on stage teaching seminars for leading names in hairdressing including Wella, Fudge, Davines and Vidal Sassoon, in addition to providing in house, bespoke educational services to prestigious leading international and national hair salons, barber shops, schools and colleges globally. I also recently appeared as a celebrity barber and wet shaving expert on, sharing my step-by-step guide to the perfect traditional wet shave. My ambition and love for high quality, elite hairdressing and barbering education was the inspiration behind the opening of Cobra Hair Academy and then for my own academy, the Sid Sottung Academy. My goal is to constantly push the boundaries of professional hairdressing and barbering in this exciting, flamboyant field of education.

Sid Sottung Academy website

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