The work of Allen Ruiz, NAHA Finalist Hairstylist of the Year, has been gorgeously captured by New York photographer Yulia Gorbachenko. By embracing a blue tinge throughout the series, Gorbachenko helps to highlight the cool tones of the hair color. Yet its the cuts themselves that stand out the most. An artist with a pair of scissors, Allen Ruiz creates layered that defy convention.
This is something that many millennials are leaning towards. Hair is one of the easiest ways to revamp a look and express one's current mood and mindframe. Allen Ruiz embraces this idea by envisioning looks that are experimental, exciting and edgy. They are made for fierce women with strong personalities and attitudes. Makeup artist Anastasia Durasova complemented Allen Ruiz's styles with equally dramatic eyes, cheekbones and lips.