Life Through a Lens: Errol Douglas’ Most Iconic Images

by charlottegw / last updated February 24, 2020

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Errol Douglas MBE sits in the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame for Afro Hairdresser of the Year,  here are six of his most iconic images from the Life Though a Lens series in HJ.

The Shag

“It’s hard to shoot hair in black and white as you lose a lot of definition. This was my tousled, effortless yet polished take on the ‘shag’. My aim is always for hair to look classic and timeless and I think we achieved it here.”

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“This was from my Infinity collection from 2018. The model was incredible and so open to my ideas – we used a cut throat razor to take the hair back from the hairline and she loved it!”

errol Douglas images

Hall of Fame

“This collection earned me my place in the British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional Hall of Fame for Afro Hairdresser of the Year. It’s important for me as a salon owner that my team understand how to work with all hair textures. We are renowned as a brand for technical excellence and my imagery has to reflect this.”

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“This look has an androgynous feel. I love barbering and I’m a big fan of a fade. I wanted to bring those techniques together with a combination of wet and dry textures. It took forever to get each element exactly as I wanted it.”

errol Douglas barber inspired shot

All Nations

“We shot with models of all races and backgrounds for the All Nations collection. When this model walked into the casting we were blown away. I wanted to create a modern-day Farrah Fawcett Majors so we went for a mix of waves and curls, but it’s not   over-texturised.”

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British Heritage

“This is the only shot of my work that I have in my home and that’s because I love it so much. All the clothes were authentic 16th century pieces sourced from a costumier as I wanted to create a collection that epitomised British heritage. It’s particularly special because I’ve now shot with this same team of people for over 25 years and the relationship we’ve formed has really helped me to communicate my brand message.”

errol Douglas victorian inspired image

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