Editorial Throwback : In Memory of Florence Leung

I posted this at the beginning of October.2016. While in a place where I was feeling uninspired and looking to reignite my passion for my craft as a hairdresser. At that time I had just made the choice to leave my full time position as an instructor at a hair school to pursue new opportunities in the film industry. To some it seemed crazy to leave a good stable job for a certain uncertainty, to me it was a challenge to succeed and an opportunity to experience new things. Aside from the crazy new adventures on set I am still building back that drive and passion that I know is inside me. I was reflecting on a time when I felt unstoppable in my career, a time when I was on fire. So much of that feeling of passion in a creative industry comes from the connections you make and the unbelievable talent of the people who make up a creative team or crew. I had no idea at the time I was thinking of all of this that Florence Leung, the amazingly talented photographer who was such a big influence and collaborator in my career at that time was struggling. Florence was suffering with depression and could not fight the demons she was wrestling. It was very sad to hear in the news that she didn’t make it. I don’t know that I will ever create things that compare to the work that Florence produced. What I do know is that her images will be there forever, there is a certain immortality when you create things and she will shine on in her beautiful works of art. 

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Melow Par Mélissa Bolduc

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Melow Par Mélissa Bolduc
Melow Par Mélissa Bolduc

This is my overall favorite soft runway look I styled at Fashion Art Toronto 2014. It was such a pleasure to work with and be inspired by wonderful designers such as Mélissa Bolduc. I love the lived in geisha inspired hairstyle and how it compliments the soft wearable styles of Melow Par. Click the photos to have a look and like the facebook page of Melow Par by Mélissa Bolduc. Support local fashion and design. Photos courtesy of Raymond Chow of canadawears.ca

The Changing Seasons: Becoming Revolutionary Red

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.

Felicia Before Becoming Red
The Red has taken over

 

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.

http://www.facebook.com/LOrealProCanada?v=app_161050350572812#!/LOrealProCanada?v=app_161050350572812

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.

 

You pin me right round baby!

Braided Chignon

 

My Undying love! Updo. there is nothing like doin’ up some hair i tell ya! Shine n spray; pins n gel. It’s like brain surgery meets uh me I guess because this is as close as I will get to brain surgery. I like to think of it as a form of sculpting. Just let the texture of the hair take control. Actually a recent study shows a direct correlation with the updo artist and the Jedi knight.Now I know you’re wondering why Jedi’s and what does this have to do with anything. Not that I have assumed to know your thoughts or anything 😉 But let us be honest the Jedi obviously have updo connections. look here:Anyways here is another Updo, I did a step by step at the salon check it out    http://ow.ly/2Gaq9 

Chignon