Robert Masciave is already famous in the hair industry for his innovation and creativity; his latest venture sees him teaming up with The Mandrake Hotel, London. As a featured artist in its curated Artist in Residence programme, one of his spectacular hair outfits takes centre stage. The programme spotlights creatives and also artisans in amongst the hotel’s exquisitely designed space.
As a respected professional and Revlon Ambassador for the UK, Robert Masciave has a commitment to advancing the hair industry. His reputation for some of the industry’s most Avant Garde work is incomparable. Most recently, his trademark style combining intricate cutting skills, jaw-dropping creativity as well as extravagant finishes has reached beyond the world of hair and landed him in one of London’s most talked about hotels. His epic challenge of creating an entire outfit from hair can now be seen on display.
The Mandrake Hotel
This is a multi-award-winning, luxury boutique lifestyle property in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia. Every aspect of The Mandrake offers guests a unique, immersive and also a truly unforgettable experience. Its fusion of art, culture and design, brings a varied curation of artists, performers, exhibitions and events through its doors; turning the hotel into an ever-changing backdrop for new talent to shine. While installations designed to enhance the customer experience, this decadent space of curiosity and wonder is also the perfect match for Robert’s imaginative creations.
Describing the opportunity to exhibit his work, Robert says; “The Mandrake has been home to the work of sculptors, photographers and also tattooists amongst others. To shine the spotlight on hair is a big honour for me.” Explaining the thought process behind his Soul of Man collection, Robert says, “Hair, to me, is a limitless medium. I get inspiration from life around me; nature as well as the arts (movies, painting, music, architecture…) Inspiration is a translation of the way I feel when I have been exposed to things I love or hate. To stay inspired is to stay interested in life and things around us.” Pushing boundaries in his sometimes controversial but always impeccable work, Robert is relentlessly passionate and continues to evolve as a craftsman, teacher and businessman.“