16 June 2024

ColorOPTIMIST – Manuel Mon, Gonzalo Zarauza

“We baptized our fifth collection with a strange word that, of course, doesn’t really exist! We love breaking the rules so… here’s ColorOPTIMIST!” Manuel Mon & Gonzalo Zarauza.


It seems we are starting to leave behind a grey period -a dark grey that seems almost black. It has been a very sad time for humanity. The whole world has been shaken as if a tsunami had reached the planet from top to bottom. A virus plunged us into total desolation. It exposed the miseries of human beings: selfishness, classism, aporophobia and, especially, inequality among our peers. Despite this, in 2020 there were also flashes of optimism, solidarity, understanding and respect between people, but was it a mirage?

On an aesthetic level, we have been carried away by the exciting universe of an urban artist, who’s from Cantabria, and who is filling all continents with color. We refer to the great Okuda San Miguel. His work has inspired us so much that we are crazy about color and geometry. For that reason, at first, we wanted to call the collection “OKUDAhair”, but we thought we had to respect the name of the artist and not appropriate it. Finally, we named it ColorOPTIMIST, which is nothing more than a tribute to our immense passion for color and hairdressing.

Hair: Manuel Mon and Gonzalo Zarauza at Vanguard Hair Photography: David Arnal Retouching: Javier Villalabeitia MUA: De Maria Styling: Visori


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