Have you ever seen hairstyles like this before?!
Shaun McGrath is a renowned avant garde hairdresser and wig master. He’s also the Creative Ambassador for Sustainable Salons Australia and I’ve been lucky to see some of his works in progress at Stevie English Hair.
This month, Shaun is a featured artist as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival and you have the chance to see his unique works up close.
Fusion Art Series 2.0 is on display at Broadway Shopping Centre in Sydney from 1-30 September. Inspired by consumerism, these multimedia works are hairstyles featuring beauty, food, fashion and homewares. You’ll find part of the display on the escalators into the centre and then head up to level 2 to see these incredible creations.
A true hair artist, Shaun takes inspiration from nature and architecture for his works and has a particular interest in repurposing materials. Working with hair and all manner of materials, the craft of hairdressing and wig-making is an art with no boundaries for Shaun.
“A good wig like “hair” needs to serve its application. People wear wigs for many reasons and a lot are created just to blend in, to hide – others are made to make a statement or become someone different. I create wigs that provoke a reaction, it’s simply art for arts sake and that’s the application for my work.”
Shaun’s avant garde style takes many forms but the wigs created for this exhibition are full of humour, beauty and fun.
Follow Shaun on Instagram for incredible hair inspiration and if you’re in Sydney, make sure you check out his exhibition at Broadway this month.