Take a deep dive into Bjorn Krischker’s Life in Hair
Most Wanted 2022 ‘Session Stylist’ Bjorn Krischker has become a go-to name in the world of session styling, regularly collaborating with high-profile names and brands. His work has appeared in titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wonderland, and many more. He has also worked with fashion houses like Chanel, YSL, Jimmy Choo, as well as brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Google!
Unsurprisingly, Bjorn’s portfolio is full to the brim with fabulous work, which showcases his creative flair and impeccable attention to detail.
Looking back on some of his favourite moments, he reflects on his first collaboration with actress Aimee Lou Wood for a Who What Wear editorial shoot. “The inspiration was a combination of ‘70s and ‘80s. The location house had this wood panelling on the walls,” he shared. “The clothes were Gucci inspired and I thought it would be amazing to keep the hair in that same vibe. The makeup artist decided to keep the makeup very minimal, so it was just perfect to get the hair into focus.”
Paired with Aimee Lou Wood’s iconic blonde locks, Bjorn worked with Aimee’s bangs and layers to create a look which perfectly encapsulated that moment in time.
Not only does Bjorn bring his talents to exceptional hair styling, but the maestro also dabbles in art direction for some editorial shoots, namely a NR Magazine shoot for its identity issue.
“After seeing a Sophie Taeuber-Arp exhibition at Tate Modern in London, I came up with the concept of this fashionable doll maker who kind of morphs into a doll herself at the end of the shoot,” he told us. “I created a huge wig that was larger than life – probably triple the size of her head – it created this whole illusion of her being a doll, in a doll box at the end of the shoot.”
Bjorn is also no stranger to working with wigs. In a more recent photoshoot with Vogue, he created a wet-look wig, giving us insight into how it all came to be. “I was inspired by the make-up artists choice of colours, and I thought we could create a wig that mirrors water, so it’s hair like water.” he explained. “When I coloured it I chose green, blue-ish, turquoise tones.”
“When styling it on set, it was more of a wet look with the hair stuck to the face, to highlight the bone structure. It was a bit like a waterfall running down the face, but at the same time it was almost like reflections on water.”
The result is evidence of Bjorn’s incredible ability to take inspiration from any aspect of his life and surroundings, while improvising in the moment to create a look that feels right.
Over on Instagram, Bjorn shares more with us on a look from Venice Film Festival and a 90s rave inspired wig style for model and friend Erin O’Connor.
You can see more from Bjorn in the digital issue of Creative HEAD Magazine.