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Denise Boomkens Shoot Pairs Up Skyscrapers and Hairstyles

 - Jun 13, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
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Photographer Denise Boomkens uses the New York City skyline as a backdrop for her ‘NYC’ shoot. Judging from the sky-high quiff that Boomkens’ model rocks, it’s clear that skyscrapers were used as fashion inspiration for the pictorial.

Click through the gallery above for more shots of the stunning NYC skyline and gravity-defying hair.

Implications - Hairstyles have been used throughout history to make a social statement; during the 60s, Afros reflected African-American heritage and black power, and the long, loose tresses hippies of both genders wore during that period similarly reflected a rise against conventional fashion. Today's sky-high quiffs and elevated updos reflect a rebellion against the budget constraints the recession placed on fashionistas; unlike the latest designer fashion, do-it-yourself updos don't cost a dime.