Sachajuan was the high-fashion hair brand of choice when Germany’s Next Top Model made their covert trip to Sydney earlier this year. Globally recognised session stylist Carl Reeves and his Reeves&Co team were tasked with creating the hair looks for four days of the show’s Australian production, styling four very different shoots, at least one of which included wombats…
We weren’t kidding, the shoot for day one was briefed as a shoot with animals. The hair look for this very risky enterprise? Natural, with texture and volume, perfectly constructed with Sachajuan’s Ocean Mist and Volume Powder. The shoot for day two couldn’t have been more different, the aesthetic being vintage Hollywood (and not a live creature in sight), where the brand’s Mousse and Hair Spray were instrumental in creating glamorous waves.
The shoot for day three turned futuristic, with a cyber-aesthetic and the overarching theme of strong, bold women. The Sachajuan Strong Hold hairspray was used as a gel to slick back the hair so the models could exude this powerful confidence.
The final day was the ‘Ice Truck Shoot’, where carefully prepared wigs were the hair look of choice, allowing the contestants to look like ice queens. For this conceptual look, hair was prepped with a mix of Sachajuan Root Lift and Styling Cream and finished off with Straight and Shine Spray. For textured wigs Ocean Mist was used to break down the perfect blow dry.
You couldn’t have written four more different editorial concepts, but Carl, his team and Sachajuan handled the diversity with aplomb. It was the tale of two European franchises showcasing their success on our shores, with Germany’s Next Top Model (with supermodel host and judge Heidi Klum in tow!), in its impressive eleventh season, utilising the always-expanding technology of the Swedish born and bred Sachajuan brand.
With the season having already visited Spain, Italy and various destinations in America before stopping off in Sydney, and Carl bringing his New Zealand native charm to the proceedings, it truly was an international affair.
Now if we could just get our hands on some subtitled episodes, we’d love to see how the series plays out – any wombat mishaps included.
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Makeup direction by Amelia Axton for the duration of the trip.
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