EXCLUSIVE FILM: I Was A Punk Rock Princess

The power of transformation at Cathy Edwards, Peter Gray and Fumi Nagasaka's Dazed August Issue Shoot

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Through a Dazed Digital casting call, Dazed & Confused executive fashion editor Cathy Edwards worked with hairstylist Peter Gray (and his team) and photographer Fumi Nagasaka to create an 80s punk hair story on girls with attitude.

I was inspired by some punk hairdressing postcards I found at a car boot sale about 10 years ago. I've had them on my wall for all that time and finally decided to show them to a hairdresser and use them as a starting point to create some very extreme 'hair art'

As models signing up for the chop (and dye) had their look radically altered, Dazed Digital presents an exclusive video of the process and learns from Edwards of her inspiration...

"I was inspired by some punk hairdressing postcards I found at a car boot sale about 10 years ago. I've had them on my wall for all that time and finally decided to show them to a hairdresser and use them as a starting point to create some very extreme 'hair art'.

Peter is one of the most technically skilled hairdressers I've ever worked with and I knew he would be able to do something amazing. He is so passionate about what he does that it was great working with him. He has a brilliant team of really skilled assistants and colourists that means anything is possible!

The girls were all great! It took three days and late nights to do and they all had to have their hair bleached to white before the cut and colour so it was very time consuming. They were all very patient and totally open to anything we wanted to do. I loved the fact they were different characters and all of them really liked how the hair looked in the end.

Did I have bright, punky hair as a teenager? No but I did used to have a shaved undercut bob. In the 80s I also sported a 'rats tail' at school. I admit it!"

FILM CREDITS
Director Peter Gray
Art Director Cathy Edwards
Director of Photography Rojer Taylor White for Republik Agency
Styling Cathy Edwards
Hair Peter Gray
Hair Colourist Andreas Kurkowitz
Make-Up Laura Dominique at Streeters
Models Chloe Curry, Eleanor Greenleaf, Grace Hunt, Florence Cobb, Magda Jakubik
Styling Assistant Emma Corbett
Hair Assistants Yoshitaka Miyazaki, Atsushi Takita
Hair Colourist Assistant Elinor Blakeley
Make-Up Assistant Joey Choy
Production Frances Hood for Republik Agency
Cameras Republik Agency; Tommy Bruce, Joe Stone, Rojer Taylor White
Thanks Ena Salon, Dreamtek, L'Oreal Professionel

SHOOT CREDITS
Photography Fumi Nagasaka
Styling Cathy Edwards
Hair Peter Gray at The Collective Shift using L'Oreal Professionel
Hair Colourist Andreas Kurkowitz
Make-Up Laura Dominique at Streeters
Models Chloe Curry, Eleanor Greenleaf, Grace Hunt, Florence Cobb, Magda Jakubik
Styling Assistant Emma Corbett
Photographic Assistant Philip Banks
Styling Assistant Emma Corbett
Hair Assistants Yoshitaka Miyazaki, Atsushi Takita
Hair Colourist Assistant Elinor Blakeley
Make-Up Assistant Joey Choy
Digital Operator Taka Okuwaki
Retouching Color One Inc

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