Saks’ year-long, creative hair programme Saks A-Team has culminated in a hair collection and professional photoshoot.
The Saks A-team gathered at Quest Studios in London with mentor, Saks Artist and colourist extraordinaire, Sarah Clarke-Lees.
A-Teamers were tasked with choosing a theme and then creating two hair looks that were different but linked in some way. Inspiration included music (Boy George and Lady Gaga), high-end fashion, Vivienne Westwood and all-things celestial and horoscopes.
They styled the clothes and worked with a MUA to come up with a look which complimented the hair. To create the styles, the Saks A-Team used lots of unusual techniques and materials, from gold feathers to clothes made from hair.
Creative Director Luke Pluckrose said: “A-Team is a great opportunity for stylists within Saks to come out of the salon environment, network with other stylists and create looks that they wouldn’t typically do within their salon. It’s a chance for them to showcase their creativity and this year’s team did just that with a fantastic collection illustrating what inspires them. From the high-end fashion inside the covers of Vogue, the horoscopes they read and the icons they follow to the music they listen to.”
2022 Saks A-Team:
Ann-Elise Stevenson, Saks Barnard Castle
Jess Wright, Saks Bishop Auckland
Danielle Leyland, Saks Chester
Emma Brown, Saks Hexham
Shannon Currah, Saks Hexham
Lloyd Caygill, Saks Northallerton
Roxy Eastbury, Saks Redcar
Sophie Dawe, Saks West Bridgford
Mentored by Saks Artist, Sarah Clarke-Lees
Photography: Lee Smyth