sally brooks favourite images

Life Through a Lens: Sally Brooks’s All-Time Favourite Images

by laurahusband / last updated September 4, 2019

Sally Brooks, HJ’s current British Hairdresser of the Year and the co-founder of Brooks & Brooks London, shares her six all-time favourite images.

Profile shot

“This is one of our earlier shots, photographed by the late, great, Stuart Weston. We were doing a lot of editorial work at the time and I loved playing with texture and shape. I always think a profile shot adds something extra to a hair image.” [Lead image]

Moody and mysterious

sally brooks favourite images

“This is one of our Artistic Team of the Year images. Photography at the time was moody, dark and mysterious and we wanted the hair to be like a halo shining round the beautiful model.”


sally brooks favourite images

“This is one of my favourite shots for its simplicity and femininity; short hair can look beautiful. It was one of our London Hairdresser of the Year images and still looks as fresh, timeless and on-trend today as it did then.”

Free spirits

sally brooks favourite images

“This is from my 2017 British Hairdresser of the Year collection so will always be special to me. I am inspired by people around me and I chose the models before the concept, as I find a girl’s face and attitude inspiring. I met these girls and loved their attitude and free spirit, and while we shot them individually, it was like magic when we brought them together!”

Thrill of the catwalk

sally brooks favourite images

“This is from the L’Oreal Colour Trophy closing show we did in 2018 to an audience of more than 1,000 hairdressers. As our models walked the catwalk our images flashed up on gigantic screens. Seeing then 30ft high was an amazing feeling!”

Pure and simple

sally brooks favourite images

“This is one of my favourite images form my British Hairdresser of the Year collection. These images were about being pure, raw and beautiful in a world where retouching is prevalent. Everything was kept simple and we left the hair as natural as possible.”

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