Witness the Couture Collection, an evocative collection of images from the renowned Mary Alamine of Royals Hair, which was nominated for the prestigious title of Australian Hairdresser of the Year at Hair Expo 2019. Each image tells its own story as set against various backdrops to capture certain moments in time.
“The Couture collection was driven by the key objective of capturing moments of beauty and allowing each image to be unique in telling its own story,” Mary said. “Going through family photos I noticed one particular photo of my mother. It was so candid, yet it captured so much feeling and beauty. It was incredibly unique in this pile of photos and stood out to me. This collection is about capturing these moments in times of true beauty.”
The black and white collection plays with bold and editorial, gravity-defying shapes and textures becoming an Avant Garde, artistic and high fashion interpretation session hair
“In high fashion couture, the hair is often dramatic yet still encapsulated by beauty and I wanted to reflect this,” Mary explained. “You see volume, shape, movement, unique shapes and textures, styles defying gravity; all whilst being fashion forward and beautiful. The styling brief was ‘Couture’; dresses and other pieces with beading and intricate detail, as well as textured gowns and full length pieces that reflect timeless high fashion in dark and light pieces to create distinct contrasts. Enhancing the natural beauty of each model, makeup was kept to a minimum; beautiful flawless skin, soft muted eyeshadows captured the pure beauty in each image.”
Check out the full collection below.
HAIR: Mary Alamine
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew O’Toole
MAKEUP: Chereine Waddell
STYLING: Melissa Nixon