Shaun Surething of Seagull was chosen for the third year in a row to participate in the NYLON.COM fall hair makeovers, and we could not be giddier. As Luck would have it, Shaun was teamed up with Hayden (below) who wanted orange hair. Together, he and Shaun collectively took things a punch further, incorporating a variety of colors and tones to create a truly unbeatable overall orange.
Hayden on his experience with Shaun: “So, I turned to my old friend bleach and said “hello” to the one color I’ve never had on top of my head: orange.: coralShaun Surething
, the lead stylist at and co-owner of Seagull
, is a true wizard of color and painted my Olaplex treatment-infused bleached hair
with five different colors on the sides; orange on the roots; mixtures of pinks and reds and oranges all over the top. He took a darker shade and defined each color section with a balayage technique, which added depth and texture. I’m particularly obsessed with the “natural” section he left that may or may not be inspired by a particular hairstyle Hayley Williams rocked in a certain Zedd music video
that I showed during my consultation. (It totally is.)
“I left Seagull thanking Shaun for bringing my queerness back. For, really, he and Warren have. A makeover is supposed to help bring out a new side of yourself, something fresh. For me, this has been more about exploring my younger self—a self I enviously look back on because of his fearlessness—with grown-up products and treatments. (No more DIY bleach jobs, cheap hair dye, and constant flat ironing for this head of hair.) Perhaps, one day, I’ll learn to love my curls. (I do happen to think they look nice in that before photo.) But it’s time to fall back into that fearless self I know is still alive and well. He just needed to be bleached out.”