Once a year, we release a collection of hair and makeup looks to showcase who we are, as a team of creatives. This year, our location lead at Fort Greene, Christine, had something different to bring to the table. With our [unmasked] collection, we share our best selves— how we present ourselves when we feel and look our best— and also share who we are beneath the hair and makeup—the fears and worries we’ve had through the past year, and the messages of hope that keep us going. We encourage and lift one another up when we shine, and come together to lean on each other when we need it.
We come to work every day – hair and makeup on point, ready to provide our guests with an amazing experience backed by an incredible amount of positive energy. We too, however, went through all the emotions throughout this pandemic. When we were in the privacy of our own homes in quarantine, we felt what everyone else felt. Anger, loss, isolation, depression, and sadness have left their marks on all of us. And though so many things have changed in the world over the last year…a few things still remain the same. Our commitment to our community, passion for what we do, and love for our guests will never waiver. We are [family]. We are [salon]718.
Thank you to Christine for your leadership and vision on this photoshoot. Special thank you to Hassan and Koreena HM Photoshoots for providing your studio space and capturing our vision. Thank you to our models, Christine, Juan, Tiffani, Lauren, Sachi, Anechka, and of course, Michaella— who not only modeled, but also jumped in on hair and makeup, directing poses, and encouraged some amazing poses. Thank you Sarah and Sasay, for hair spraying, fluffing, setting, and curling. Thank you to Alison, our project manager extraordinaire. Thank you to our guests and followers, for supporting our vision and helping us to expand the message of inclusive beauty.