Exotic mermaids come to mind in the Nereides collection, an exotic exploration of styling and colour by Angelo Vallillo. Winning the 2014 Eastern Collection of the Year at the British Hair Awards, this collection’s examination of dark, almost demonic images with an aquatic undertone is both interesting and captivating.
Vibrant pinks and purples sit next to pastel shades of sea-foam greens, chic greys and ice blondes – all colour-matched in both bold eyes and lips. Straight short cuts, the creation of original shapes with intricate braiding techniques and a modern take on a classic mohawk are all standout looks. The distinctively wet texture paired with bare, glossy skin offers the underwater connotations. Set against a black backdrop and with a pervading aesthetic and thematic sense of darkness, these are mermaids at their most tortured.
Hair: Angelo Vallillo at Zullo & Holland
Photography: Richard Miles
Make-up: Rosanna Velin
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