Back Stage Look of the AHFA’s with Anniss+Barton


April saw the 2016 AHFA’s take place in beautiful Sydney, at the historic BigTop on the harbour at the famous Luna Park. 

The scene was set for an all out affair, with style, glamour and of course hair.  Opening show with her powerhouse vocals, was singing dynamo Bonnie Anderson. 

Followed by the Zhivago runway show, featuring the fantastic designs and styles by the L’Oreal Professional Artists’, headed by the  Mr Damien Rinaldo, AHFA winner, owner of salon, ‘Boris the Cutter’ and “all round cool guy”.

With a team of some of Australia’s top hair stylists, Damien and his creatives made a beautiful collection featuring sleek ponytails, four different sectioning techniques and some intricate and beautiful hand woven tapestries, some of which were 18 months in the making.

What was most impressive, was Damien’s ethos of “leaving Ego’s at the door”, and working closely and openly with the team, meant that backstage, the usual hype and frantic race to the finish before a show wasn’t there. It was a quite and relatively relaxed, calm operation with everyone working moving like a well oiled machine.  Most notably, the whole team was finished with the models ready to go 45 minutes before showtime.

See more here; every few weeks we will provide a few tips and tricks from our experience in photographing in the hair and fashion industry.

This photographers blog issue was about ‘Back Stage – 2016 Australian Hair Fashion Awards’.  

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About the Author – Anniss+Barton

Photography duo, Kurt Anniss and Nathan Barton. Our creative style is quirky, sexy, polished and a little risqué, which we apply to the Hair & Beauty and Fashion realms. Having produced woks & campaigns from local fashion houses, to large multinational hair brands such as OSMO Australia to the L’Oréal Group  including, MatrixKérastaseRedken 5th Avenue and Shu Uemura.