Fresh from her latest collaboration with Christabel LeGrand, Luka Chitty and Ryan Cullen, guest PAINTER Lexie Shay Rabbett shares her take on genderless cuts and colouring
Lexie Shay Rabbett
“Barber and hairdresser collaborations are on the rise as time goes on, with both male and female styling becoming more gender fluid. In general, the way people are thinking is changing, and so it’s more important than ever to step outside the box and break down the stereotypes between male and female barbering and hairdressing.
Recently I had the pleasure of collabing with Riot Squad member, Christabel LeGrand from Bristol, Luka Chitty (owner of Luka’s Barber in Exeter and Plymouth) and Ryan Cullen (owner of Ryan Cullen Hair in Newry, Ireland). After noticing the shift in both the barber and hairdressing industries and the cross over between the two, we decided it was about time we combined our knowledge and skills. With the rise in men’s colouring and genderless cuts, we wanted to create something that would showcase this and celebrate individuality.
Stylists supporting stylists is a movement that I’ve noticed is growing in our industry – I’m seeing it more and more on social media and it’s such a humbling feeling! Gone are the days of everyone keeping their cards held close to their chest, instead it’s all about sharing the knowledge and helping others be the greatest they can be. I much prefer this new era in the industry and I massively encourage everyone in the industry to support their fellow stylists!”