Skull Boy’s art inspired our own Craft House mini collection.
You may or may not know that our salon is also an art gallery. When opening Craft House Salon, we knew we wanted to be a home for all forms of art, from hosting hands-on workshops to artist’s hanging their amazing pieces in our space.
Since we opened in April we have hosted three artists: Gabrielle Fazio, Calla Breniak, and Chris Young (Skull Boy); who is currently up until the first week of November. Surrounding ourselves with art selfishly stems from our constant need for inspiration. Having a rotation of different mediums and genres keeps a constant buzz of excitement!
Skull Boy's work is overtly left of center, slightly sullen, yet poppy with a hint of hopeless romance. Complex and thought provoking, with whimsical touches, made Skull Boy’s work so fun to base our mini collection off of.
Having an artist’s work being our inspiration comes with a great deal of responsibility. We want to pay homage without copying, or literally translating, the artists work into hair. Skull Boy’s collection was our teams first opportunity to organize, plan, and execute a mini collection. Photoshoots are truly our time to create and make our own art form.
Our planning process starts with a meeting looking over images the artist has sent us. From that point we spit-ball our first impressions, and throw out ideas. Typically, it’s everything and the kitchen sink, but eventually we narrow down a concept. We then make a pinterest board to collaborate ideas of hair, make up, wardrobe as well as overall mood. Depending on the collection, we practice the looks on doll heads or pre-style the models.
For this collection we wanted to use the up-coming season’s trends mixed in with the overall inspiration. Color was kept in the red family and cuts were strong, but styled airy and light.
We shot the images in our basement stairwell, creating the perfect creepy, edgy vibes. Gabrielle Fazio was the makeup artist who created sexy, sinister looks that we LOVED! Our super awesome models, Kayla and Skylar, really nailed the feeling. As a team we came together, making a killer shoot!
Check out our portfolio and instagram for more images from the shoot. If you are in town stop in to see Skull Boy’s work first hand. A few original pieces and a couple of prints are left for sale. We hope to see you soon!