I spent many hours of my childhood in my mother’s hairdressing salon; sweeping floors, making coffees, rinsing perms and taking rollers out. I remember mum taking part in a hair expo and at the time, I was really too young to grasp it fully. The music that her model would walk on stage to was ‘Downtown’ by Petulila Clark. Now whenever I hear that song, I think of hanging around at TAFE helping mum with various little jobs at that hair expo.
So when my fabulous hair stylist Nicole asked if I would be interested in taking the photos for her Hair Expo entry I had no hesitation. Hell YES this was something I wanted to be part of. The idea started out with a chair in a field. Then….QLD weather. I scouted around for ‘wet weather’ locations. Nicole found the perfect red velvet chair. I was a little nervous when I told Nicole my idea for the shoot location. “The carpark under IGA?” It was grungy. It was dimly lit….until the fluorescent lights came on unexpectedly. We put a funky red velvet chair in the middle and models were not allowed to smile. It worked. It really worked.
Hair Stylist: Nicole Weeks
Makeup Artist: Kerrie Brooke
Models: Ameliaranne, Jacqueline, Beryl, Jocelyn and Holly