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  • I see color as a form of communication.

  • I feel like it tells a story.

  • When I look at colors like in a painting, I think automatically, can I put that on a head?

  • My name is Daniel Moon, and I'm a hair colorist.

  • I first started getting into hair when I was in the Marine Corps.

  • I barbered myself and other friends.

  • I was granted permission to exit the Marine Corps to go to hair school.

  • Being so restricted in the military, I think getting out of it, there were no limits.

  • Restriction was enforced on me, so when it came to creating, I had a vow that I'd never restrict myself from doing something that I felt like I wanted to and somehow came up with this magic way of coloring hair.

  • So freehand hair coloring is looking at the head as a canvas.

  • Whether it's short hair or long hair, being able to just paint on it as if it was a sculpture.

  • I find inspiration everywhere.

  • I look to the art world; I look to the magazine world; I look in books; I look where people don't think about looking.

  • When I'm choosing colors and designs I imagine like a checkerboard.

  • This purple is here, this red is here.

  • Can I connect this color to that color?

  • I'm looking at it from every angle.

  • Top, bottom, left, right, and then just playing with those different kind of shapes.

  • I don't think about being different from other hair stylists.

  • I create work that is different for me; it's different from my last piece.

  • I think people dye their hair to have fun-to create a persona that's fun to live in.

  • Did some big color changes and had some great collaborations with Madonna, Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, and Zoe Kravitz.

  • The work that I create is temporary, and that is a romantic thing.

  • Because it fades away, hair grows out, I can spend three hours, six hours on a piece, and then it could walk out the door, and then it's never seen again.

  • I like that it's an art form that washes away.

  • I'd like to just continue on creating and just making something that I've never seen before.

I see color as a form of communication.

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The Hair Artist Working With Madonna and Katy Perry

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    Mackenzie posted on 2019/09/13
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