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Life Through a Lens: Hooker & Young’s Most Iconic Images

by charlottegw / last updated May 14, 2019

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Award-winning duo Gary Hooker and Michael Young have five successful salons in Newcastle and the North East. The Schwarzkopf Professional ambassadors are renowned for creating beautiful hair imagery and here are six of their favourites.

A symbol of femininity

“This image is taken from our most recent collection, which named after the female symbol. The symbol could translate into woman, Venus or female, but whichever way you choose to say it, the pictures celebrate strong women of different ethnicities who have a confidence to be themselves. This image captures the energy and feel of the modern woman.”

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Pure simplicity

“Taken from the Millennia collection, this image almost didn’t make the final cut. Ironically, it’s become the most memorable and iconic image from the entire collection. We love its simplicity and purity and it’s one of those images that draws you in.”

hooker and young millennia collection

An all-time favourite

“Punk Couture still remains one of our all-time favourite collections. It has everything for us – strength, beauty, drama and that extra special ‘something’ that can make a collection amazing. This image will always be a firm favourite of ours.”

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One in a 100

“We studied moths and butterflies for the Metamorphose collection because it takes you on a journey from the cocoon through to flight. The hair is very structured, yet the image has a real sense of movement. It gives us one of those moments that you only get in one frame out of 100.”

hooker and young metamorphose

Nod to the 70s

“Made in England tells the story of eight individual couples – all with a unique sense of style. This picture was definitely one of our favourites and a standout image from the collection with its slightly eccentric vibe. It has a nod to the 70s that makes it super cool and memorable.”

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An opulent setting

“This image is from Hotel, which was shot on location in a small boutique London hotel. It tells the story of two girls and follows their stay. The images were photographed in the most opulent setting. Half of the story was in colour and half was in black and white and this particular image captures the story perfectly.”

hooker and young Hotel collection

This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Hairdressers Journal. 

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