Six individuals, #UnitedByColour

Individuality, originality, creative freedom… Creative HEAD took to Instagram to share the chance to take part in the cover shoot for the Christmas issue, the final edition of this unprecedented year.

In partnership with Matrix, we invited creatives from across the UK – independent freelancers and salon-based stylists – to submit a short film that captured themselves and their creative vision, as we hunted out freethinking stylists buzzing with ideas, passion and stories to tell.

We wanted each look from each artist to be a story of self-expression; their voice in visual form. What do you stand for as an artist? What fuels your creativity? What stamp do you want to leave on the hairdressing industry? It was a deliciously inviting blank page for these fiercely independent talents to showcase something that felt completely, authentically them – powered by Matrix and its mission to provide a creative playground for artists to express themselves completely.

Lisa Farrall

Ria Kulik

With two brilliant Matrix mentors – Lisa Farrall and Ria Kulik – on hand behind the scenes to support and nurture these individual and personal stories, this was a chance for the artists to follow their own brief, and explore the realms of colour possibility… and that’s just the way we like it!

And this kind of playground is open to all – in the form of the Matrix Colour Collective, a wider community movement attracting inspirational, creative, individual and authentic colour specialists; a mix of eclectic, fresh and unique talent. Whether a salon employee or a freelancer working independently, hairdressers come together to find inspiration through ideas and skills, sharing and learning from one another… just like this incredible shoot.

Six artists, all with a shared vision, each with a unique take on colour. Get ready to dive in, and feel inspired…

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