I used to listen to Squeeze when I was young because they represented new and exciting sounds and ideas coming out of London. Never in a million years would I have imagined being able to meet them. Fast Forward the tape….there was the co-founder sitting in my chair telling me, “I trust everything you do.” Why, you ask? Last year when I was on tour with Steve Poltz and Glenn Tillbrook (co-founder of Squeeze), I cut Glenn’s hair in an English pub built in the 1200’s. He explained during a consultation that he loved both the shape of the cut I had done as well as the grow out period, and this is why he made time during his American tour to book an appointment. I couldn’t be more honored to share my talents with someone that has had such a strong impact on the culture that I grew up in.
I spent a month in London in 1985. Within the first few days of landing, I visited a salon I heard about in a music documentary and had my roots lightened and colored bright red. I was excited to see and learn about a foreign subculture, and having the right hair was part of the experience. When Erin Anderson, co-founder of Woodley and Bunney, asked me to be part of a photo contest that involved creating a look that depicted a period and genre in London, my left eyebrow raised. I became obsessed. I pulled out all of my old photos- I googled images for hours. The intensity was furthered by the photographer: HERNY DILTZ! It has been fun reconnecting with my past. I will be spilling out more details in upcoming posts. I shot this image on my iphone.