UNTETHERED TALENT CAN CREATE ANYWHERE – EVEN ON A HALF-PIPE

We hit the skate park with Syd Hayes and crew

Heart-pumping, sheer drops, the wind in your face… the freedom a set of wheels can give you is exhilarating. From boards to skates to bikes, they can take you where you need to go, where you want to go, where you must go next. Captured on a summer’s day at Harrow skatepark in 2021, with genuine skate park regulars modelling the hair looks, this Creative HEAD shoot in partnership with BaByliss PRO is a celebration of freedom and a showcase of pure talent.

 

 

MEET THE MENTORS

Syd Hayes
Sam Burnett
Jody Taylor
Paula McCash

BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021 stylists
Syd Hayes BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021

 

 

MEET THE MENTEES

Arif Arikan
Georgia Freeman
Exaucè Imbo
Annabel Payne

“It’s amazing to be able to work outside, in a skate park” – Syd Hayes on the BaByliss cordless tools

Exaucè Imbo BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021

MEET EX

 

 

“I like having clean cuts. Very precise, very detailed, very unique
Exaucè Imbo

MEET ANNABEL

 

 

“I love the idea of doing sessions styling, I think it gives you a chance to take something back to your clients in the salon”
– Annabel Payne

BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021
Syd Hayes BaByliss PRO BTS cover shoot 2021
BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021
BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021
BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021 BTS
BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021 models
BaByliss PRO cover shoot 2021 mentors

“We’ve kinda given them a little bit of guidance and help and support and showing them that actually, this is something that is achievable”
– Jody Taylor

MEET ARIF

 

“I wanted to do hairdressing from a really young age, it was always a passion, I was always running around with a comb and a brush”
– Arif Arikan

MEET GEORGIA

 

“Normally I like creating a very natural textured look, but that’s what I’ve loved about today, it’s really pushed me out of my comfort zone”
– Georgia Freeman


CREDITS: A Creative HEAD shoot in partnership with BaByliss PRO
Hair: Sam Burnett, Paula McCash, Jody Taylor, Arif Arikan, Georgia Freeman, Exaucè Imbo, Annabel Payne (with Ellie’s cut and colour by Ernie Mažonatie at Hare & Bone). Led by Syd Hayes 
Make-up: Elin Jones, Manabu Nobuoka 
Models: Alex (@alex.rennick), Ali (@nazgotroach), Ash (@ashdouglasbmx), Ellie (@elliefelicityclarkson), Elly (@pirate.quinn), Karan (@karan_official1), Kurtis (@kurtis0connor), Robyn (@ robn_roll), Rocco(@roccobrivati) and Rose (@jensenroro), at Autumn Jensen Casting 
Portraits and action photography: Jared Beck 
Photography assistants: Pierre Lequeux, Morgan Shaw 
Behind the scenes and Polaroid photography: Harvey Williams-Fairley 
Digital technician: Brian Clever 
Production: The Creative Partnerships division at Creative HEAD 

Shot on location at Harrow skatepark 

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