A cut should make you come alive. It is it's essential quality that hints your mood's intentions. "The shape of a cut is almost an extension of your soul" says celebrity hair stylist John Sahag.
"It should capture your personality. It's about feeling. It is personal, "explains Sahag. "Looks are very individualized-it should suit the person's image. Hair is not a mass product. Its spirit should be captured in the final result."
Simple But Modern
John added deep and medium-brown low-lights to Ashley's dark blonde hair to create contrast. (All photos copyright John Sahag).
Ashley's cut is shoulder-length with "chipped" ends. Face-framing layers start at the chin, getting gradually longer towards the shoulder.
For a fabulous shine finish with John Sahag Translucent Shine Spray.
To create Rachel's look John mixed low-lights with a few highlights to show off her layers.
Rachel's cut is very layered all over, with longer lengths around her face, especially on the left side, and in the back. Short layers sit at Rachel's crown.
To style this look use John Sahag Zero Weight through wet hair to accentuate the layers' movements: blow-dry, using fingers to style. Finish with John Sahag Dry Oil on the ends.
Soft & Easy
John added copper color all over, with darker pieces interspersed throughout creating a modern contrast for Irina.
Spritz John Sahag Air lift to wet roots, blow-dry, using a flat brush to style, especially when sweeping bangs across the forehead.
Spritz John Sahag Air Power on the ends to finish.
John added fifteen pieces of beige and medium browns strategically throughout Rishnia's hair creating a fresh burst of color.
The cut is nape length, cropped close to the nape with soft chopped ends. Long layers in the front add versatility with short layers on top give height.
Finish with John Sahag Dry oil for a sleek look. Spritz with John Sahag Light-Level Invisible Mist for Hold.
John added dark brown low-lights with 15 pieces of medium to dark brown highlights strategically placed throughout Kris' hair to "create a modern edge that goes hand-in-hand with the cut."
The cut is one-length, with uneven layers snipped throughout, including longer, face-framing layers. The back is cut close to the nape.
Style this look by combining John Sahag Revitalizing Drops and Zero Weight by rubbing your palms together.
Work through wet hair. Blow-dry, using a diffuser. When hair is 80% dry, spritz with John Sahag Air Power for fullness.
As John has demonstrated, looks are very personal and individualized. "Since hair is definitely not something that can be mass produced it should be designed to suit each person's image and personality".
Note: The HairBoutique.com thanks John for this fabulous article and gorgeous photos.
More About John Sahag
Australian John Sahag is famous for his integrity as well as his shaggy, uneven cuts which have at various times graced the heads of Angie Harmon, Winona Ryder, and Liv Tyler. Famous for his rock-star, laid-back attitude, Sahag utilizes a dry-cut technique on his customers. His special dry cutting involves first straightening hair and then cutting it and sculpting it before he washes or styles it. John uses a generous amount of styling products from his own line to create the bold yet choppy styles. His salon, which was opened in 1992, incorporated a Zen like design which included lots of leafy plants.
With his customers John is famous for his love of hair, which he calls "fluid matter". He is inspired to create ultimate movement in every styles that he creates.
Cuts and styling with John start at $300. For more information contact John through his salon located at: 425 Madison Ave. Call the salon in New York at: 212-750-7772.