Behind the Scenes: Heroes & VIllains Photoshoot

One beautiful Monday in March while the salon was closed, three of deZEN's talented, young stylists worked to put together a project to showcase their individual styles and talents.
The three gals brought in models to work on and booked a professional photographer.

Rising colorist Hanh Ly wanted to see Gamora brought to life.
She chose to do a dark green with warm, pink accents to represent the character. She then used airbrush makeup to create a cool, green skin tone, topped off with hot pink Doll House lipstick by DINAIR.
Kevin Murphy Color Me lighteners and JOICO Color Intensity vivids were used to achieve the vision Hanh Ly had in mind. Beautiful!
Hair & Makeup by Hanh Ly
Follow her on instagram: @hnl_hair

Black Canary
Budding stylist Olivia wanted to see an everyday, but edgy, Black Canary inspired look.
Hair was styled with Kevin Murphy products including: Smooth Again, Beach Resort Cream, and Shimmer Shine Spray.
For the final look, using airbrush makeup, she created a natural makeup base with a heavy mask of black to bring out the edginess of the midnight blue to cool blonde colormelt. Lips are matte DINAIR lippie in vivaciously red Vixen.
Hair & Makeup by Olivia
Follow her on instagram: @oliveeeroseee

Recca, who is usually not behind the chair in salon, was inspired by the mischievous satyrs in Fantasia with their Pan-like charm, and this pair of rams horns she'd bought a few Halloweens previous but never utilised.
Her model was in for his first haircut in the USA. Color, shimmer, and luminosity was temporarily created using Kevin Murphy's gold Color Bug all over with a base of Free Hold and set with GK Light Hold. A natural and animalistic makeup look was created using airbrush makeup and a nude, natural lip was achieved using DINAIR matte lipstick in Havanna. Yes, airbrush makeup is for men, too!
Hair, makeup, & style by Recca
Follow her on instagram: @rexie.hearts

Photography in this article by:
Hanh Ly, Recca, & Olivia

Stay tuned for the post featuring the final images taken by professional photographers Photo Mercenaries and Chris Dean Photography.

Salon deZEN can be followed on instagram @salondezen to see more of the fun we have behind the scenes here at our edgy and artsy salon! At our salon we believe that women can empower other women.

All of the matte lip products (and several more shades, including the orange color Eva that Recca is wearing) in this article can be purchased at Salon deZEN in store for $19.50. Clear gloss or lip balm can be applied to make them shiny.
Hair products from Kevin Murphy and GK Hair Professional are also available for retail purchase and used in our salon in our services.

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118 N Fayette St
Alexandria, VA