Mad Max {Red Salon}

If you live in Anacortes – or nearby, you probably know about the themed holiday shows that Aveda Concept Red Salon puts on every year….and if you’ve been a fan from the beginning, you know they just get better every year. Well, pretty sure this year the team of creatives knocked it out of the park with their Mad Max theme.

I can’t stress enough how much work goes into these – from initial concept, to hair and makeup, to wardrobe and styling, to location scouting …and photography. Take your time going through these images to appreciate it – the details folks! Keep in mind that none of us are working with a budget. This is something we all do because it keeps us inspired, we love working together, and we have so much fun with the final product. Look at the care that goes into the wardrobe….all created from what could be culled from what was readily available, and transformed (with a lot of sleepless nights!) into an amazing wardrobe – even the jewelry was created for this shoot/show. Notice the gorgeous makeup, and hair – every detail thought out to bring forth the vibe of the theme. I swear, I get filled with emotion when I look at these and know that it was accomplished by women who have full time jobs. Young children. Partners. They carve out another slice of themselves to bring this to you…and to keep their engines oiled. Our models find time in their busy schedules for numerous fittings, and a long arduous day/night of being living works of art. Thank you so very much to my beautiful daughter and step-daughter, Eva and Delia (sorry – I have to put that in here! They are both such strong lovelies that take my breath away on a daily basis) …and to the fabulous Nat, the ever gorgeous Maddy, and the exquisite Angela – thank you all for bringing it alive, braving the wet and cold (and starving!), and generally being so great to work with.

So. A huge huge shout out to Kelsey Ekstrom of Red Salon and Christy Rainchild of Rainchild Stylist {Prop~Set~Wardrobe}, and also to the very accommodating guys at Lovric’s…these images would just not be what they are if they had not allowed us to haul our models and gear through their workplace.  Thank you so much John – hopefully I will meet you next time! (And I hope we weren’t too disruptive). And finally I’d like to thank little Gracie and Logan for being such great grips and holding lighting like pros for me when I was a hand short. I apologize for so many images, but there were just too many I loved…

Enjoy!

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