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Pop Rocks

Explosions of color and classic shapes are focal points in the Pop Art collection by Australia’s Aiden Horwood.

The ’60s and iconic artist Andy Warhol provided the inspiration for the Pop Art collection by stylist Aiden Horwood and the team at Heading Out Hair & Beauty in Melbourne, Australia. The manga-meets-pinup styles combine various color techniques, including color blocking, ombré, dip dye, tie-dye and peek-a-boo, in which bright pops of color are hidden within a solid base. Technical cuts in past, present and future shapes create a bright, bold and beautiful collection of images. “My aim was to showcase the fluidity between cut and color, where both aspects complement each other,” Horwood says. —Nicole Altavilla

Photography: Fiona Storey; Fashion StyliNG: Carlos Mangubat; Makeup: Andrea Micich

IMAGE ABOVE: The Heading Out Hair & Beauty team used a peek-a-boo color technique to add movement to this graduated bob with a short fringe. First, they pre-lightened hair and toned it with an electric blue, and then colored globally in black. They then sliced the black color through the sides to let the blue shade peek through.

IMAGE ABOVE: Aiden Horwood achieved this undercut by creating round layering in the top section. He scooped out the perimeter and sliced to keep the hair looking soft and textured. Next, the team pre-lightened the ends and added a root stretch before toning the hair to achieve a fresh blonde shade.

IMAGE ABOVE: Horwood created this graduated concave bob by slicing the longer front section. The team pre-lightened hair and colored it yellow before applying a vibrant copper color all over.

IMAGE ABOVE: Horwood cut luscious green locks with forward graduation for longer layers. The team pre-lightened hair with bleach all over, and then colored using a tie-dye foil technique.

IMAGE ABOVE: Horwood textured and point-cut the hair to create this round layered style. The team pre-lightened and toned strands to create a bright pink shade.

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Nicole Altavilla

Nicole Altavilla