There is an old hebrew proverb, en kol chadásh táchat hashámesh, which simply means nothing new exists under the sun. Working in the fashion world of New York City this reigns true. It’s a whirlwind of reinvention, reincarnation and ridiculousness. But we all love it, buy into and feed off of it. Reincarnation is a big part of the fashion industry whether you are talking about clothing, hair or makeup. Styles and trends always come full circle. The crimping iron, for example, was created in 1972 by Geri Cusenza, the original founder of sebastian, for the lovely Barbara Streisand. Now Destroy The Hairdresser is bringing crimping back and making it sexier than ever. It’s not a new idea, it’s not a new trend. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel we are simply upgrading to new wheels.
I love the texture crimping gives hair, there is something clean, crisp and satisfying about the pattern it creates. Whether we are crimping the whole head or just adding pieces of texture the looks it can create will vary. We aren’t sticking with the old school 80’s styles of crimping we are creating new and modern ways of using this old school tool. We are being more specific and calculative about our placement of the crimp and and focusing on areas where we want to create certain textures. Recently I worked with photographer Joe Lee here in Manhattan. We were shooting upcoming model Caroline Spiggle who is currently signed with Major Models. We started out by only adding subtle amounts of texture throughout her hair. Eventually worked our way up to a full head of crimped hair. Personally I love the subtle affect as opposed to the whole head but the photo shoot tells a story. Her hair is a build up of texture starting with simple almost unnoticeable pieces and ending with a full blown lioness mane. We hope you join us for this revival of texture - the reincarnation of crimp. Show us your crimp using #DestroyTheHairdresser.