Hair: Michael O'Dowd

Salon: O'Dowd Christie, Perth, @odowdchristiehair

Photographer: Cheyne Tillier-Daly

Make Up: Melissa Wall

Styling: Alvin Fernandez 

                                          Collection Inspiration

                                "Louise" - Michael O'Dowd SS'16/17

          Looking at New York Fashion Week I was drawn to the collection from Cushnie et Ochs as they drew their inspiration from the iconic film actress and flapper dancer, Louise Brooks.

Louise Brooks is the woman for myself who represents everything that is great about the "Bob" haircut. From her sophomore high school picture in 1922 to the haircut in the movie "The Show Off" Louise Brook's hair is the epitome of all that is wonderful of the "Bob".


Hair, Colour, & Styling: Sanja Scher

Photography & Make-Up: Chung-Yang Su

Salon: rokk ebony, Melbourne


Key Objectives

Portray the way light dances and bends around the texture of the hair to illuminate soft, clean tones and bold, vibrant hues.

Draw your eyes into the light and lose yourself within its depths and flow, so as to appreciate the beauty in the way the colour lights up our world.


The Refracted Collection is inspired by the reflection of light and colour, observed in an abstract sense of the natural world.

Originally, stimulated by the striking beauty of Melbourne's blooming spring, I began to view the pigments that saturated the perceivable world as their own abstract entities.


Refracted reflects the abstraction of colour, so the hair has been kept as the main focus of each image.

The set was styled using mirrors and mirrored paper that could bend and reflect the colours and movement of the hair.

Makeup was kept minimal and clean for a flawless effect with no fashion used to distract from the collection.