...Foremost a painter & poet, hair is merely Richard's third passion... a self-proclaimed esotericist, coveteur & provocateur, Richard has practiced haircraft in the capitol city since 1997... while savoring the very act of cutting itself, his particular focus has long been dry hair shaping, which is a more individualized dry cut tailored to the client's actual skull shape & facial topography, accentuating movement through seamless layering... as well as alchemizing wearable real life colors, be it bombshell blondes, sensual sables or celtic crimsons... Richard derives no higher satisfaction than executing a substantial fringe (think Brigitte Bardot & Jeannie Shrimpton), drawing the viewer directly to the client's eyes…
19th & 20th Century French literature & poetry, romanticism, baroque, thee gamine, thee gothic, chinoiserie, victoriana, surrealism & swinging London
Technically trained in various fine art mediums for most of her formative years, Brooke has developed a cogent understanding of the color wheel & translates this fluently to hair. She specializes in dry hair shaping, blunt cuts, color corrections, blonde toning & fashion shades. Her keen interest in trichological health allows her to expertly apply her knowledge, helping clients achieve desired lengths & shapes they may have been unable to maintain previously. As the aesthetic curator of YIN, Brooke’s taste permeates every facet of the salon. Be it French New Wave cinema, the British post punk music scene, or dada writers & painters, she draws much of her inspiration from often overlooked cultural movements.
Situationists, epicureanism, true crime, David Bowie, brutalist architecture, Tony Duquette & maximalism, Kenneth Anger, esoteric film history