Territory of the Unknown
“This story was inspired by a trip to Mexico City where people celebrate Día de Muertos. Ghostly creatures, Death, soul, myths, fire, the afterlife… The purity of death. It’s not a story about Mexico at all but more our representation of The Day of the Dead.” – Guillaume Roemaet
"We wanted to offer our take on the spirit of the other world, that territory of the unknown we all have pondered at some point."
Beauty Papers: What was the last beautiful thing you saw?
Erol Karadag: Joker, the movie. Beautiful in many ways in my opinion.
BP: What was the idea or the inspiration behind your shoot for Beauty Papers?
EK: We wanted to offer our take on the spirit of the other world, that territory of the unknown we all have pondered at some point.
BP: How did you approach the hair?
EK: For this shoot I kept it minimal for some of the looks and used irregular elements to create textures reminiscent of hair.
BP: Tell us one of your favourite hair techniques.
EK: Creating classic shapes while breaking the rules of classic training.
BP: Current kit hero product?
EK: The hairspray! It allows me to create multiple looks single-handedly as if by magic! I also like to use it alongside various other products for added styling tricks and effects.
BP: Do you have a favourite hair gadget?
EK: I love my wigs and extensions, they make hair play a whole other game.
BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
EK: It’s about the irresistible magnetism emitted by an individual, a lifestyle, or an epoch.
BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
EK: Images of haircuts by Vidal Sassoon.
BP: What is the future of glamour?
EK: It will continue to be a powerful beautiful characteristic that unites and inspires.
BP: Living, dead, real or imaginary… who has the best hair-do?
EK: Klaus Nomi and Nina Hagen to name a couple.