Nicole Kae’s Inca Rising collection is an explosion of tribal colour, with multi-hued braids, wild and touchable texture and a hero pink, purple violet hair look amidst colourful printed fashion and accessories. The bold collection was recently named as one of two winners in the Hair Shots 2 World global competition, winning with Nicole Pede from Ontario, Canada, in a an inaugural competition that grants them both an international release of their collection to hairdressing media around the world.

“I’m so incredibly excited to win this awesome opportunity, standing alongside so many amazing collections and stylists. So honoured! Inca Rising was one of my favourite collections that I’ve worked on, as it took me out of my comfort zone.  It was one of those ones where I knew people would love it or hate it. I love working with different fabrics in the hair, and it was so fun exploring Peruvian culture, fashion and modernising it into the hair world,” Nicole Kae said.

With clashing hues, wearable cuts and feature braids and accessories, the Inca Rising collection catches the eye in a creative, skilful fashion.

Check out the full collection below.


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Collection Name: Inca Rising

Creative Direction: Nicole Kae

Hair: Nicole Kae

Photographer: Andrew O’Toole

Stylist: Josie McManus

MUA: Mikele Simone