Barbie continues to take over the industry

Barbie continues to take over the industry… Neil Moodie has tended to the locks of some of fashion and film’s biggest stars, including Gemma Chan, Jodie Comer, Phoebe Dynevor, Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne. We’re excited to see the looks. Take a look here. 

This summer it’s all about another A-lister of course; Barbie. Neil and the team at his London salon, the Neil Moodie Studio, have delved through the archives and created looks inspired by some of Barbie’s most iconic hairstyles since she was launched in 1959. 

Boyfriend Ken has also been a source of inspiration for the fun pictures in the recent shoot, which includes 70’s Crimped Hair Rainbow Barbie, 2002’s Radiant Red Head Barbie (originally created by Bob Mackie), the 2010 So In Style Barbie, the 1980 first black Barbie and the 60s Mod Barbie. The looks also include a reimagination of 1992’s Totally Hair Barbie, which had hair down to the toes. It became the highest-selling Barbie doll of all time selling more than 10 million worldwide. Fun fact! 

Neil Moodie added:

“Barbie has been such a big part of our culture for 64 years. She has transformed and evolved throughout the last eight decades so the inspirations are broad and diverse. The research was so interesting. You can see from the various versions of Barbie what may have been going on in society when each was released. I didn’t want the team to copy like-for-like the original styles, but reimagine and update them to be contemporary, wearable and fun.”

Photo Credits:

Photography : Michael Sabuni

Art Direction: Neil Moodie

Make- Up: Tamsin Ballinghall

Models: Naomi, Jacob, Adam, Graziella, Rose, Milan, Emmie

Hair team: Brixton Cowie, Valentina Ingrosso, Cat Hindle, Eddie Parker, Hannah Button, Luke Tyrell, Francesca Spirito

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go: INSPIRATION.


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