Rural Fringe Hair Salon, based in Hampshire, has released its latest collection: Enigma.

Lea Shaw, director of Rural Fringe Hair, explained the inspiration behind the new collection. She explained: “I love mixing texture and structure, light and dark, contrasting and opposing, reality vs perception.

“I’m hugely influenced by the Japanese underground scene. Tokyo and Japan in general I feel are the forward thinkers of the world, in fashion, photography, film and hair so when coming up with my first collection I was drawn back to that. In a world where everything is open to public perception and sometimes so misunderstood via social media etc., this collection is a representation of the mysteriousness and unknown that does still exist behind what we choose to share as a reality.

“Each hairstyle has a story contrasting with the models look. From strong and structured hair with an almost lost expression to textured and whimsical with a fierce front, it’s not necessarily what it first seems.”


Hair – Lea Shaw, Rural Fringe Hair

Photographer – Dan Thomas

Makeup – Roseanna Velin