Welcome Catharsis, the newest editorial offering from the incomparable Scott Sloan. The collection explores shape and form as a celebration of the transformative power of hairdressing, with a neutral black and white palette that puts total focus on the movement of hair within an overall moody aesthetic.

“The role of texture in the creation of structure is the driving force behind each look, and I experimented, layered and contrasted differing textures within each image,” Scott said. “Each look represents its own dark and distinct identity, yet each has emerged from the same source, subtly infusing the next. Styling plays perfectly into the brief of contrasting mediums, interesting lines and architectural shapes, continuing to play with the light and shadow. Eyes are heavily lined and hint at the tragedy within.”

Each look has a defining hero feature, from the first look’s Elvis-style rockabilly quiff and an androgynous energy created by a masculine edge and soft finish, to look two’s intricately formed butterfly inspired motifs.

Look three defies gravity, wowing with painted ends and moulded shaping, while look four shows off a metallic headpiece inspired by our digital world and offering the illusion of movement. Look five prioritises precision styling, with a relaxed mullet shape given a defined split section bob. The lines are clean and precise yet the worked in texture creates movement. The final look harks back to 70s glamour with an edgy finish, with crimped details becoming a feature technique.

Check out the full inspiring collection below.

Collection credits:

Hair – Scott Sloan

Photography – Andrew O’Toole

Makeup – Chereine Waddell

Fashion – Jana Bartolo

Instagram Salon – @sloanssalons