TONI & GUY ACADEMY: RED DYED HAIR WITH V-SHAPED BANGS, VISUAL KEI JROCK SPIKY STREAKED HAIRSTYLE FOR JAPAN.
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting our new hair… dyed red in support of Japan! Big kiss to our friends at Toni & Guy, who also styled us for the NOH8 campaign.
I asked for long razored layers and V-shaped bangs, like the Munsters. My hair is highlighted with black, saffron and red.
Pearl and bow headband: gifted from Soho Hearts
Vampire sleeves jacket: gifted from Lip Service
Dead bunny t-shirt: gifted from Skelanimals
Crucifix gem necklace: gifted from Diablo (a brand Seba models for)
Red and black skull tights: gifted from Artisan Socks
Sunglasses: gifted from Sunglass Warehouse (more photos here)
Red skull ring: from Closet Child, Tokyo
Red apple ring: a gift from my mother
Here are the Before photos. My hair was in dire need of a cleanup; the tone was starting to match the browning foliage at the Orlando Hotel!
Sebastiano is wearing a t-shirt and hat by Stand Up The Fragile. He is the main model for this Japanese clothing company, and also designs for it.
Striped jacket: Muji, stolen from my suitcase
Panda bear necklace: gifted from Soho Hearts
Seba loves Whole Foods; there’s nothing like it in Japan. Making his own “salada” and drinking a large skim cappuccino… big smile!
Onwards, to the Toni & Guy Academy in Santa Monica. I enjoyed listening to the student discussions and being their guinea pig. Everyone was eager to work on an alternative hairstyle.
Ta da: red hair for Japan! Seba’s dyed tips are quite bright under the light.
Later, we met my friend Doe Deere of Lime Crime Makeup, and introduced her to the joys of M Cafe.
She and Mark recently moved to LA, and are loving the change.
Isn’t it funny how we match?
Seba and I carried the Japan flag everywhere we went, to show solidarity. It’s a hard time for everyone… I’m grateful for all your comments.
Thanks to Lip Service for blogging about our activities to help Japan. We’ll be featured in an LA Weekly slideshow and interview, and will post more photos and reports ASAP!
Japanese Word of the Day: Sakura zensen = Cherry blossom front, as the trees go into bloom. (Sad that I’ll be missing it this year.)
Song of the Day: Fred Ventura – Wind Of Change (My life has gotten so Italo Disco lately… che palle!!? Translation: what balls!?)