The Grandmaster and birthfather to geometrical style in hairdressing - Vidal Sassoon - once stated that: „Hairdressing in general hasn’t been given the kudos it deserves. It’s not recognised by enough people as a worthy craft”.

This statement is still valid. Whole subcultural movements define themselves through their hair, but in the fashion industry the credit mostly appears below the shoulders. Berlin-based barber and Sassoon apprentice Marius Hirschel tries to revoke this mindset. His series „Solid Shapes” showcases editorial work with the industryʼs finest where his hairstyling is as present as an haute couture suit and carries as much importance in the photograph as the stylistʼs work. He joins the dialogue between all aesthetic components.

Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the collaborative efforts of Raf Simons and Guido Palau, he uses very strict and solid techniques to emphasise the functionality and architectural construction of his works. His approach is contemporary and retrospective at the same time. He references subcultures from the 90ʼs and straight cuts from the early 19th century to translate them into a modern context.

Read the complete article in the second issue of Whitelies Magazine.


Hair  Marius Hirschel
Photography  Marius Uhlig, Stefan Dotter, Nico Ernst
Styling  Natacha Voranger
Models  Robbi G., Paul Boche, Ringo Lukas,
Martin Kathke & Phil Hennig
Make-Up  Philipp Koch-Verheyen
Assistant  Bjarne Kuhrt