CREATIVE PROCESS : GARRETT MARKENSON

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Sharing your creative process is incredibly intimate. The ritual is internal and to translate can be a challenge. Our founder Garrett Markenson recently taught a class at Hairstory Studio in Dallas. The class was a demonstration,  transformation cut and styling in a unplugged atmosphere. Hairdressers gathered to learn and discover more about themselves and there craft. Here are his thoughts...

Quantity first, then comes quality. Through process and discipline you refine your craft. Humans need to play more. When I do hair I'm looking to discover. Removing any system that could make the process predictable. 

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Hairdressers methods can sometimes be too religious or cut like mindset. I believe we need to constantly learn, unlearn, and relearn. To challenge ourselves and stay forward. Some of the best film makers and artist never even went to school for it.  As creatives we need to stay loose and present. Open to different ideas and test them. As an artist my work is sometimes received as I hoped and other time the opposite.  In fact some of my most favorite work has been perceived as a bomb. It motivates me regardless. An artist advantage is that we are  students for life. I can't think of a better journey.

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Photography by Beau Bollinger