Darren Ambrose Taps Into Culture to Create Hairstyles with Personality

For his Persona collection, Darren Ambrose honed in on models’ skin tone, eye color and face shape to create hair looks that are “portraits of individuality and of global culture,” says the co-founder of D&J Ambrose in Pinner, London. The result: Looks loaded with personality that harmoniously connect texture, color, fabric and vibe.


Seen on top, Ambrose used a razor-cutting technique to create a 1970s feel, then let the hair dry naturally. He used GHD styling tools to twist-texture hair for a “lived-in curl,” then used his fingers and an artist’s brush to freestyle the color. 

Ambrose razor-cut long hair into soft layers, contrasted by a short and shattered fringe. He used clay wax to twist the hair while drying it to give it a “raw street texture.” To finish, he colored strands a distressed copper tone with a hint of artisan gold.  


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Photography: JENNY HANDS
Fashion Styling: JACKIE AMBROSE