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DHARMA: Editorial

Documenting the Dharma Process


Dharma Hair is an Ellerslie hair salon with an international reputation. Three times ‘Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year’, co-owner Sara Allsop has won a reputation as one of New Zealand’s cutting-edge editorial stylists, while business partner Jock Robson’s photographic collections have won acclaim here and abroad. With multiple artists working the London, Paris, Milan and New York fashion weeks, Dharma Hair leads the vanguard of modern hairdressing.


Herself a seasoned professional on the editorial and session scene, ClairObscur’s Jen Raoult was commissioned to shoot a ‘behind the scenes’ reel for Dharma in 2012. At a styled shoot in Auckland’s Eastern Bays, Raoult shot a sequence which captured the choreography of the Dharma process. From the the hairdressers’ deft movements to the stylists’ quick tweaks,  Raoult captured the dynamism of a high-performing team.