don t just cut hair we believe in looking after it"
The combination of
offering the best and latest to the client, a quality boutique salon
and a thirst for change - results in the multi-award winning style
of Brisbane Hair Couture team Bill and Mary Tsiknaris.
In 1997, Mary was
outstanding as the winner of the Avante Garde Hairdresser of the
Year. Always adding to his comprehensive trophy collection, Bill
has found this to be the opening up of many other doors and careers
including Aust. Photographer of the year (three times) and Qld Stylist
of the year (three times), to mention a couple
Bill: A lot of people
like doing Avante garde styling and photography, but the balance
is hard to get as there are only a couple of awards that utilise
it. You cant really use it for mainstream, so Mary's last
shots were a nice compilation really beautiful, elegant but
a bit mad.
Mary: I really love
the solid geometric looks avante garde can look a bit scary
sometimes, which doesnt appeal to a lot of people.
has featured Marys alluring avante garde work.
B: I really enjoy
changing peoples look they need to look beautiful, even w/
really strong makeup it cant lose the plot of the avante
M: It has to look
beautiful so that everyone can enjoy it, and appreciate how much
work has gone into it.
B: The tribal concept
is a collection of a few bits and pieces the hairpieces,
the breastplate, Mary took over from there. It just came together.
M: I look @ the total
image, start building, and get a balance. You cant really
plan - if you have a good hair day, (we did that day) it really
B: The fantasy concept
needs to have a theme, that you can create a few looks from - so
when its viewed as a collection, it tells a story - you get the
whole feeling coming across, and thats exciting.
B: I like to mix daylight
w/ tungsten. I always like really dramatic lighting, as long as
it is really clean no skin tones that look blotchy
Id rather a porcelain look. I use cross processing for more
of an edge on the colors, to make features stronger depending
on the film.
B: The salon has been
a great highlight its given us a lot more freedom to
go in the directions we want to go.
M: If it happens in
the fashion industry - on the catwalk, you need to relate it back
to your client, they want to know what the latest thing is even
if they dont wear it.
B: This tends to be
more of a lifestyle thing it is really strong, really feminine
a little more flexible.
B+M: the awareness
of how far you want to go w/ your own interpretation to develop
the direction you drive yourself to where you want be and
what you want to do.
Tsiknaris Hair Couture
Level 2 / 169-171 Elizabeth Street
+61 7 3221 3334