12 HighHair 1980

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HighHair 1980 - Illusion

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Sassooning for Evening

Sassooning for Evening was a totally new direction for Vidal Sassoon since
it involved styling and hair accessories and more than just a cut.
Sassoon always specialized in haircuts, mostly geometric ones, that they didn’t style
because the style is cut into the cut.

Without Avram, Sassooning for Evening would not have been the Hair Art Collection
it was.  He had a degree in Fine Arts from Boston University and used it to
make all the wonders you see in Sassooning for Evening, for both HighHair and
Soft Cubism. 

In this photo, the illusion of HighHair, the height of style, was achieved by
pulling one’s own hair through the center of a matching false hair-covered
ornament placed high on top of the head, pinned to secure.

Avram who made the ornament as well as the cloud cube for the surreal/cloud
theme of the collection, gave detailed instructions how to do all this.
If interested, I can post his instructions
which included cutting a triangle from a plastic sheet with a jeweler’s saw.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Clouds: Ansell Adams
Art: Avram
Model: Oksana Dykyj
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim