Hair In Motion with Marc Laroche

IMG_3249While nerding around on Pinterest, I found this gem, which led to me stalking a Photographer by the name of Marc Laroche, who seems to be fulfilling a dream of my own, which is to photograph beautiful hair in various stages of motion. IMG_3256IMG_3255IMG_3254IMG_3253IMG_3252IMG_3250IMG_3251IMG_3259IMG_3258

I love stumbling upon gems like this. I just can’t get enough of these photographs. What do you think?

Green hair envy.

The 90’s called and left this angsty message: Green hair is legit and not just for grunge rockers and mermaids. Ever since Viper, female super hero of Marvel Comic fame dove onto the scene with kelly green hair, green has been the archtype of tough-girl ‘don’t call me cute’ hair colors. Where pastel pinks are femme and soft, green is perfectly bold, moody and complicated.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 10.48.20 AMThe past few years have been all about peachy pinks and silvers. Everywhere we looked, we saw pretty unicorn hair. This past Summer was about purple hair. So much purple hair happened in salons across the country that the tell tale mark of a hair dresser was purplish stained fingertips. Real talk. Enough is enough. The pink and purple trend is fading as fast as purple hair on sun bleached ends…….More of HTHG’s green hair thoughts on Refinery29 today! And also, a giant shout out to RAIN for being a fantastically quick and awesome editor and helping me bust out content like a pro:) It is so wonderful to have your input.

xo, HTHG

Festival hair for retro-fantasy ponies.

DSC01112The title of this post is so weird but I just couldn’t help myself. These hairstyles are what happened when My Little Pony met Dita Von Teese and Lisa Frank. Remember how I told you that T and I were trying to jury into the OCF this year as the Beauty Peddlers? Here are photos from the shoot that we did for our ‘product shots’ to send in with our submission. We were lucky enough to get seasoned and prolific photographer Sian Kennedy to take the pictures for us (He is her moms husband.) These photos are my own shots, but I will post his later;)

We borrowed our friend B’s adorable salon to do the hair. It was a sunny and bright day.B's

Here are some snap shots from the shop. It was a great setting for our colorful shoot.

 

Here is the hair that we did. It was total collabo mode, with children and feathers and camera equipment and mayhem. We used chalk ( just regular sidewalk chalk works perfectly. Just wet it first and rub it in) , colored thread, feathers, fishtail braids, and victory rolls.

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Here is a little breakdown of that wild retro-exotic bird hairstyle. It needs a name. Any ideas?

paigeWhat do you think?

Nikki J. and HTHG promo teaser

Screen Shot 2013-03-06 at 1.34.47 PMMy favorite jewelry designer and I got together last week with killer photog William Anthony and incredible makeup artist Rick Toth to shoot a collaboration for both of our websites. The themes were Deco-star wars/sexy cat lady/modern day goddess.

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The goal of the shoot was to combine the beauty and intricacy of Nikki Jacoby’s designs DSC00178with the beauty and intricacy of a hair creation by yours truly. The end product was an explosion of color, texture, light, character, metal, hair, and 4 incredibly inspired creative minds.

I could do this stuff all day long. Art direct, design, and collaborate and then share. This is a little sneak peek for you, so you get the feel for it. Keep your eyes out for final cut photos coming soon on HTHG.

Most of the photos shown in this post were taken by me. The header photo was taken by William Anthony. The rest of his photos are coming soon!

Hair crush.

foxI have a hair crush.

What is it about Robin Wright? Maybe it is because she played Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. Maybe it is her graceful features and fantastic acting. Maybe it is the fact that in the new Netflix Series called House of Cards, Robin Wright nails the role of Clair, power-woman and wife of sly politician Frank Underwood. This show is like the political current day version of Mad Men, and she is the Joanie.

I’m thinking it is her sexy little boy/WW11 army general haircut that I am so hot for. There is something about that haircut. I’ve got it bad for that haircut.

Also, I have had so many requests for this cut lately in the salon. Just FYI. Want to try it?

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