Hipsedelic by Santilli System
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This collection finds its inspirations from the end of the 1970s - that period following the hippie culture movement when the ideals of freedom were enlarging the community, and being expressed first and foremost in the looks and fashions of young people all over the world.
The inspiration for these styles grows from the attitudes of free-thinking and expression of individual personality. Limits, rules and constraints are ignored and the individual reigns supreme.
This collection features hairstyles clearly defined by sharp lines, clean curves and contours. Color is used to enhance the shape and texture of the hair with highlights that provide iridescence over the base tones in shades of "blue gasoline" blending close with "chestnut brown" and "mahogany".
The heavy lines feature asymmetrical elements that give focal points and break up the heaviest angles to create balance in volume and harmony in the proportions.
Extremely Asymmetrical Cut
This extremely asymmetrical cut is characterized by razor-sharp edges and smooth, curving lines that compliment the silky, smooth styling of the hair. With accentuating elements, such as the feathery drape along the right cheek as part of the fringe and the framing bends behind the ears, the style seems to conform to the head in a most organic fashion.
The color effects are vibrant, yet not overpowering, instead acting as an iridescent glow off the high sheen of the hair's finish. The tones of peacock blue and wine red give depth and dimension to the otherwise inky depths of the onyx color base.
Depth and Visual Interest
The warm, almost-natural effect of the blending of the colors in this look creates depth and visual interest for the simple hairstyle. The outline of the style features clean, sharp lines and the styling offers some versatility in the look as evidenced by the two photos shown above. The accentuating elements emphasize the line of the neck by dropping vertical lines before and after the ear to follow the lines of the musculature.
The styling is sleek and smooth, designed to enhance the contours of the layering and emphasize the satin finish of the hair. The subtle variation in color in the base tone above is enhanced by the bold, bright swath of golden orange highlighting. The combination brings out the look of the more natural base tones and emphasizes the almost wood-grain dimension.
Long Asymmetrical Cut
The sharp-edged style is given a longer line and silhouette in this asymmetrical cut. The contoured layering is styled smooth and flat for a sleek finish, while the fringe features an accent element to add visual interest and draw additional focus to the color zone.
The blue-black base tone is a near-perfect foil for the Chinese red of the accenting color. Applied in a very subtle way, the bold color blends smoothly in with the base tone, creating a vibrant accent, without being overpowering. The hair is styled to be sleek, smooth and maintain its razor-crisp edges.
The cut and styling of the previous hairstyle are revisited here. This is the same model with the difference of the hair being restyled into a high-volume style without the sharp lines and edges.
The finished look here is one of controlled, chaos, with a focus on diffusing the lines and edges of the cut for a softer look. This has the added benefit of bringing the bold accent color into sharper prominence, since the fringe area where this element resides is kept more controlled to maintain the integrity of the finish.
Hair: Cristiano Leuzz
Color: Alessio Giorgi
Make-up: Big Carla
Photography: Alessandro Maggi
Collection created by: Santilli System Artistic Team
See also: Short hairstyles | Long hairstyles