Fall is an inspirational time of year for me! I absolutely love when the time comes to pull out my jackets and scarves and such. All around autumn is a time for change, turning leaves bring a nice fiery blush to the landscape. At work people are changing with the season rich deep hair colours take over the summer blondes. Recently L’oreal Professionnel Launched the ne Red shades in their INOA No Ammonia Colour line. To celebrate the new fierce new reds L’oreal together with Elle Canada magazine are sponsoring a Revolutionary Reds Makeover Competition. So i sought out model, some one excited and ready to make a change. I was contacted by Felicia Wise; a young local model who had always been thinking about becoming red. What I had dreamed up was going to suit her perfectly. I read once that a make-over is not the hair cut off but the hair that is left on the head. I was so happy with the colour result, and how it had transformed Felicia into a fiery redhead. I decided a nice loose brushed out set did the colour the most justice. I busted out my Nikon, I love that camera; and began to capture some stunning images of the fierce redhead Felicia.
A Change of season, I think so. So the way L’oreal has decided to run this competition is a bit complicated at first. You just have to like everything on Facebook. Let’s be honest here A competition isn’t a competition unless it is done through Facebook; and based on how many people “Like” my work.
Here is a link to Loreal Professionnel Canada on Facebook. I think you have to “Like” Loreal and Elle Canada and then you can vote everyday, once a day on the Loreal Facebook page. I know it all sound like a lot of work, But the benefits of me getting a ton of votes are astronomical. Remember those Jedi hair skills? If I can stay in the top 3, Preferably taking 1st I could have my work published in Elle Canada. As someone who has big plans of being in magazines that would be just a little amazing! Vote Dylan Raine. You will not regret it! And I apologize now for any spamming that may occur throughout the course of this competition.
What would I do without my camera, aside from taking substantially less photo’s i would probably die a little on the inside. I tend to go through periods where i cannot put it down, and then periods where I hardly gaze through its viewfinder. The best thing about taking photo’s is it forces me to pay close attention to the details around me. As I learn to see those details the compositions get stronger. So I certainly don’t call myself a photographer as I know a fraction of what my camera can do, however i am on a quest to train my eyes to be the eyes of a photographer. I may never learn all the ins and outs of my camera (these digital SLR’s are full of buttons,) but I will see the world through the eyes of a photographer and that is what matters. Over the next month I plan on taking at least one picture a day. I will find something that really catches my eye and I will have my camera there ready to capture my daily inspiration.
It has been a few weeks since my last post, and so much has happened. Right at the moment I am hanging in the hostel by the beach here in Santa Monica, CA. I am here for the week training at Toni&Guy’s Advanced Academy. The day’s have been full of mad cutting and crazy colouring. I have gained new confidence in the skills I had already on top of a whole new look into the world of hair colour. I am excited to bring this back to my clientelle. I am hoping to have the opportunity to move people in a new direction with their hair. I think hair and especially colour has come along way from the basic highlight. Colour placement in a variety of tonal blends provides me with the ability to create something completely unique as well as functional. Lets be honest when you think Hollywood you think beautiful, And that is the hair that you need and I can provide. Keep posted here for some amazing Pictures of my experience here. Look forward to returning to my home and bringing a new palette of ideas.