Marble by Ben Bradley at Trevor Sorbie Salons

Swoon over this swirl of fluro colour as Ben Bradley from Trevor Sorbie Salons talks us through the technique…

Being on the Trevor Sorbie Art Team means I can be as creative as I want; even if the idea is crazy I’m always encouraged to think outside the box. My collection is avant-garde with an artistic twist. The Marble idea came to me when I was playing about with lots of different art techniques and seeing how I could apply them to hair. My process is totally random – I find playing with something that’s just come into my head is much better than sticking to a plan. I allow an idea to grow organically and see where it ends up…

The most challenging part of this Marble look is that you can never do the same look again; each one is so unique it can’t be recreated. If the pattern goes wrong you have to start the whole process right from the beginning. When doing it you have to stay super focused on the technique, which is hard when you have a brain like mine!

Here’s what to do:

– Combine a gel and a colour pigment powder in a bowl and mix till smooth but a thick texture. The trick with this look is not to allow the colour you’re working with to get too runny. It needs to be malleable but also stiff enough so it doesn’t run straight off the head!

– Mix two contrasting colours in two separate bowls

– Apply the base first, spreading the product evenly across the whole head

– Then layer up your two contrasting colours, on top of the initial colour

–  After applying your colours, take a thin sculpting knife and begin to gently move around the head and through the colours, softly blending the colours together and creating a marbling effect

Hair: Ben Bradley
Photography: Tom Connell
Make-up: Marshayna Suban
Styling: Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team