Tony Wood BHS

Tony Wood. Local superstar hair salon have renovated their basement into an incredible ‘colour factory’. With exposed brickwork, more quirky trinkets than your grandmas house and huge 6 foot tv screens, You can sit and relax in style while your colour develops. So we embarked on a two dress collaboration with them, one dress created entirely from Tony Wood and Colour factory flyers, the other from an incredible eco cloth used to dye the hair.

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Tony Wood hair salon and Goldwell colour

The making process was an interesting one to say the least, covering various bits of my studio, house and garden in amazing, yet extremely permanent hair dye. But that’s the boring bit and feels like ages ago so any recount I give with be monotonous, dull and probably laced with lies. However shoot day was yesterday, so I should be able to give a good run down on…

Tony Wood eco cloths

I started off shoot day with a total mare. While walking from mine to collect the dresses a huge van did a tidy parallel park on the other side of the road. I made eye contact with the driver, like Daymmmmm son, that was a sweet ass parking manoeuvre. He totally got my feels and I carried on my merry way. But then, THEN, as I was arriving at my destination, that very van pulled up and cornered me. He wound down the window and was like ‘hey’, I was panic stricken, this guy (who looked like he was crafted by angels) had followed me all the way from the Co-op, a little stalkery but I was flattered. It was sunny, I had yeezus infiltrating my ear holes and every cell in my body and I was faced with this God like parallel parking king.

I'm very happy in a relationship, so I don’t know what came over me, but by the end of our conversation I had given him my number and was about ready to elope. He was talking about getting into spaces smaller than that, he was a property developer, he had a beard, I totally crumbled, he asked if he could have my number and for all I cared he could have had my first born, a kidney, whatever he wanted, at that point I would have sacrificed a goat in his honour.


shove it in
Plea for forgivness

Then I got into the shade of my mums house and realised what the hell I'd done. I immediately texted my boyfriend and told him I'd happily offered up my number to a potential suitor, that I was overwhelmed, It was sunny, I was sweaty from the walk and I got a bit Beyonce for a second. Anyway, so to say I started the day flustered was an understatement. 

The dream team were reunited with a few extras from the Tony Wood salon. They sent along a stylist so that the hair could be perfect on set, however with in seconds I'd persuaded her to get her kit off and jump in a dress. This girl was stunning and it would have been an injustice to art if she wasn’t photographed. She also had amazing pastel pink hair, which after all, was the whole point of the dress collaboration.

MUA behind the scenes
Tony Wood BHSDicking abouttwat

Some how we ended up taking over the studio next to us as well and were double timing the dresses like some amazing photography Siamese twin. All in all, a very good shoot and relatively stress free apart for my minor indiscretion.  Huge thanks to everyone involved.  

Double Dreambabes
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Tony Wood Team