As this type of hair art has dramatically risen in recognition and attractiveness, and has become a popular method of styling
and decorating the hair, predominantly amongst the more youthful members of society, it has become a lucrative and sought-after skill to possess. Although professional hair carvers are still a relatively rare
breed of hair stylists and consequently a skilled hair carver performing an avant-garde design can charge more than $1,000 per client.
Patterns and Color
Tattoos are often at their optimal splendor when they are a complex maze of asymmetrical patterns, twirls and swirls. Carvings and tattoos extolled to the hair are also arguably most majestic when they involve
multifarious and intricate patterns and colors. Thierry Gras’s Marseille show includes an elaborately colorful rose, which blends shades of reds and purples to brilliantly contrast with the hair of the blonde
beauty he skillfully carves the design onto. Contrasting to the ‘joie de vivre’ the vibrant colors give to blonde hair, Gras uses designs of exclusively silver to grace the hair of the brunettes he has on his
show. The stark contrast in color works brilliantly and allows for more intricate patterns and designs be the most striking feature of the tattoo.
Hair Carving Templates
Because of the aspiration hair carving invokes to be bright, brilliant and bold, hair carving templates readily provide for this audacious yearning. Hair tattoos and hair carving templates virtually have the
same trademarks of traditional tattooing. Animals, flowers, signs of the zodiac, logos and tribal patterns are particularly popular types of hair carving templates. Thierry Gras, the maestro of hair carving
himself, has an assortment of these popular hair carving templates available to be downloaded for free on his Haircarver website www.haircarver.com.
Tribal Hair Design
Tribal hair offers a multitude of different hair style options, all of which usually invoke images of color, vivacity and ‘daring to be different’. The spiraling and interlocking art created by tribal
communities, far from being vanquished, have continued to be a popular tattoo design in the modern era and in Western civilizations. The very essence of what hair carving is about - having distinctive and
beautiful hair - makes tribal designs particularly prevailing in this mode of hair art.
By gazing through the pure brilliance Thierry Gras creates with his hair carving, arouses yearnings to progress your hair away from the realms of normality and into a deeper, more passionate and time-honored
technique of transforming your hair into a piece of art.