Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination; typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture; producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. We have all seen the great works of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali, Jeff Koons, and many others; iconic artists of their time. Every artist has their signature, their inspiration, and their medium; whether they prefer clay, marble, paint, or wood. So why not use Hair?
Hairdressing is an occupation and art form that dates back thousands of years; it is the action or process of washing, cutting, curling, or arranging the hair. Hairdressers were held as some of the highest members of society due to their advanced skills and their position of confidence with their clients. Hours would be spent washing, combing, oiling, styling and ornamenting hair. In Europe, the art of hairdressing was pushed to new heights as it became fashionable for wealthy women to wear large, complex and heavily adorned hairstyles made from wooden frames and tall piles of curls that were pomaded, powdered and decorated with ribbons, flowers, lace, feathers and jewelry. These large styles which worked their way through culture in theater, portraits, and the arts, paved the way for the dramatic avant-garde hairstyles we see today.
The term Hair Art refers to the sculpting and creation of an art piece using hair as the medium of choice. The piece can be in the form of a dramatic headdress, sculpture, couture fashion garment, or anything envisioned by the artist. The term is not as widely used as fantasy hair or hairstyle, because the art itself is different from anything that currently exists. It is branching off and developing into the next generation of the hair industry. The more we educate and grow as artists and the more we push the boundaries, the greater the reach of our hair talent. Creating these one-of-a-kind art pieces requires extensive skill; knowledge in architecture and balance; intricate work with wire, tools, and of course hair. It can take days, weeks, and months to perfect every detail of these couture sculptures. Hair Art is Unparalleled.
Priceless. Unique. Iconic.
“It all started from pushing the limit. I needed to find a way to take the vision in my mind; paired with architecture and hairstyling; to create something that’s never been seen before. A piece that portrayed my message, attacked an issue, and evoked emotion. It was my art.” –Queen B