Ultraviolet celebrates the visceral energy of disco taking inspiration from the seventies designs of Studio 54 habitués Halston and Yves Saint Laurent and the directional glamour of Tom Ford at Gucci during his reign as Creative Director from 1994.

Ford’s uber-sexy aesthetic which included unbuttoned satin shirts worn with hipster velvet jeans and cut-out silk jersey dresses with horse-bit belts referenced the high octane look of seventies fashion as worn during heady nights at Studio 54.

To find out more about this must have look for the new season we spoke to Sassoon’s Assistant UK Creative Director, Gareth Vance who gave us a run down on the hottest hair look for the season – Ultra Violet








On the subject of colour techniques of Ultra Violet Gareth said: “This season tones are realized with refinement using an intelligent system of colour placement. Solid sections of burnished colour are subtly diffused with a classic Sassoon veil. Soft weaves placed through the parting add definition to straighter sleeker hair. Overlapping foil techniques are used to create depth and tone on textured hair. Ultraviolet hair is bright yet natural, chic and super-groomed”.









Describing the cutting techniques used to get the look Gareth explained:  “The house codes and iconic shapes of classic Sassoon are given an edgy modernity with reverse layering. The graphic edges and shapes of the A line bob and Halo are ‘sketched’ or subtly fragmented and different effects emerge depending on which part of the head is worked. Hair can be expanded out in playful or more dramatic ways according to the width of sectioning”.










And finally I asked Gareth how we can achieve the The Ultraviolet colour palette that takes inspiration from the signature luxe shades of fashion designer Tom Ford during his ten-year tenure as Creative Director for Gucci from 1994.

“The chalky Indian rose, pink dusk and blush nude are mixed with coral, spiced honey, velvet violet and plum with bases of black dahlia and white orchid” added Gareth.

For a consultation or appointment at The Leeds Sassoon Salon Call: 0113 244 8813


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