ELISABETH - Whats in your kit? Solaris bleach, Shades EQ, Framar color brushes, YS park everything else.
TOMMY - Straight razor and various shears. I don’t do set work so this is all salon stuff. Our apothecary has way too many products to keep at my station all the time, so they rotate. My always products are Sachajuan Leave In, REVERIE MILK, Leonor Greyl Baum de Bois, Christophe Robin Volume Spray with Rose Water, David Mallett Australian Salt Spray for sure. Oh, and I’ve started using REVERIE EVER more lately, but you’d be upset because I use WAY too much. Haha.
ELISABETH - Do you enjoy the work or the end product? I like the work. The end is great, but the problem solving and moving my hands is what's fun for me.
TOMMY - The work for sure. The result is just the physical manifestation of that. It's the data that guides the process. I very much like rule-based art, like some of Sol Lewitt's stuff. The input is a factor inserted into an equation/process. It generates a result. Change the equation with the same input, change the result. Change the input with the same equation, change the result. You get to see the process, in a way.
Look at any haircut, you're looking at the result. Try to guess the other two, the input and the process. Was it cut with a razor? How was the weight removed? What were the tools? Was anything over-directed? Was there a clear process, or was it more free form?
I only cut hair (I have a very hard time thinking in color) so maybe that’s all it is. The process and result are both important, since I use one to guide the other, and the other to guide the one, but my focus is totally on the work. If I could just shave heads all day, that’s what I would do.