A Fantasy and Fairytale Hair Show

Hair Show

The Hair Arts Academy held its biannual hair show Oct. 18 at their studios. In preparation for the big show, academy students were required to create a hairstyle, design a costume, and apply makeup for their models. Twice a year, students and staff vote on a theme, then it’s up to the participating students to interpret and execute the theme. Although the theme is announced three months in advance, students have only eight hours to complete their creative tasks before the judging begins. Salon owners, color specialists, and artistic companies are invited to watch and possibly recruit students. October’s show was billed as Fantasy and Fairytale. How did the students fare? You be the judge. Just scroll down.

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30 Mapplethorpe Photographs on Exhibit for the First Time


BY CAIRRIL MILLS The work of Robert Mapplethorpe “holds a significant place in the history of artistic struggle to depict the world as it is with honesty and truth,” the curators of Britain’s renowned Tate Gallery wrote of the late controversial American photographer (1946–89). Thirty prints, depicting some of the artist’s most graphic works, are being exhibited for the first time October 10 through November 22 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art in the Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. The show, entitled “Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection,” includes photos of men embracing, male nudes, and more “difficult” pieces capturing the S&M scene of pre-AIDS New York City, according to Betsy Stirratt, director of [...]

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