Looking at Hair through Color, Cut and Texture with Deborah Brider

TALKING COLOR WITH ANDREA ZINKE

photography by JJ Jimenez

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HAIR? 
I would have to say my hair has always been an ever changing testament to my restlessness. I’ve had every cut and color imaginable. I’ve never identified with anyone who cried after a bad cut- I’ve had a bakers dozen of those. Hair has always been a way for me to express myself; from the inescapable Liberty spikes seething in teen angst to my first adult demure brown bob. My current color situation came out of a desperation for a huge change. I love color in all its forms. It all boils down to how I’ve used my hair to scream at the world or simply whisper. I am my hair and my hair is me.

WHAT IS YOUR DAILY RITUAL? 
99% of the time my hair is in braids. My hair becomes a sentient being when I’m asleep and tends to wrap around my neck and choke me so to tame the beast I always sleep in braids. Normally I roll out of bed and do a quick brush and an even quicker spray or two of beach spray for that added oomph. I only wash my hair one to two times a week and one of those times I always do a deep conditioner of some coconut oil variety I find at local beauty supply stores. I’m pretty low maintenance with my hair, my dad blessed me with his thick and resilient mane.

WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A CUT AND COLOR? 
I’m pretty lax on getting my hair trimmed. It’s been about 6 months and my mom actually did it on the porch of my childhood home before my flight back to Brooklyn. I prefer simple cuts because I’ve got curly and unruly hair. I met Deborah working at the East Village Buffalo Exchange and she’s helped me to develop my color story to its current stage. We will sit and chat over coffee about possible color options. I do my own color with Manic Panic, it’s easy on the wallet ha ha. I find it therapeutic to, in essence, paint my own canvas.


BEHIND THE PERFECT CUT  WITH CECILY HAUBNER

cecily cut proces
photography by JJ Jimenez

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HAIR? 
Simple.

WHAT IS YOUR DAILY RITUAL?
None. I rarely use product and don’t own a brush/comb.

WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A HAIRCUT / STYLE? 
My coif is carefully curated by the talented Deborah Brider. When she can’t fit me into her busy schedule I default to Astor Place Hairstylists –a delightfully old school basement barber shop.

photography by JJ Jimenez


A DOUBLE DOSE OF TEXTURE WITH JESSICA AND JOYCE GAYO

photography by JJ Jimenez

HOW WOULD YOU BOTH DESCRIBE YOUR HAIR?
We would describe our hair as; risk taking, unique, and rebellious. In addition, our hair is an expression of art.

photography by JJ Jimenez

WHAT IS YOUR DAILY HAIR RITUAL?
Our hair routine is based on our hair style we have at the time. With this current hair style, once a month we make a hair mask made from bentonite clay, wash our hair at the end of the week with peppermint Dr Bronner’s and oil the scalp with coconut oil mixed with a drop of peppermint essential oil.

photography by JJ Jimenez

WHAT KIND OF BRAIDING DO YOU BOTH WEAR AND WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR HAIR DONE? 
Our hair braiding styles are based on our mood and whatever we are feeling style wise at the time. Our mother had the first black beauty school in Naples, Florida so we learned all our skills from her and we mostly do our hair on our own.

 

 


photography and interview by JJ JIMENEZ
hair by DEBORAH BRIDER

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