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hair: Emma Gottwald
makeup: Mikele Simone
styling: Emma Cotterill
photographer: Daniel Knott
salon: Royals Hair & Beauty


“…and let us take warning from the things which brought others to destruction, and let us set our affections on things above, when we consider the changeable nature of earthly things.”

Revelation 18:24 presents a sequence of warrior women, who are gritty and raw in their appearance, as opposed to pretty and romantic. It’s dark and cryptic, capturing the true essence of a femme fatale perhaps at the end of time.

The hair reflects these female fighters and their ‘changeable nature’; texture alternates from being coarse and rough to sleek and strong, enhanced by definite lines, disconnections, shapes and beautiful, hidden intricacies.

We see the re-emergence of the fringe; severe in it’s appearance but creating a statement of strength. Variations on braids, topknots and wet to dry techniques show diversity and wearability, and maintain individuality.

Using the medium of hair, an element of grunge and colour combine to create a raw and modern approach. Texture is enhanced by specific colour techniques of ombre and block colour, while the overall black and white photo treatment, presents a strength and coolness worthy of an apocalyptic Mad Max warrior.