Aura Friedman has colored the locks of Lady GaGa and M.I.A. Drawing inspiration from art, pop culture and film, Aura has established herself as one of the most sought after colorists working in fashion today. Now stationed at the famed Sally Hershberger salon, Aura took time out from her busy schedule to chat one of her latest creations.
Caroline Polachek, lead singer of Chairlift, came in asking for a horizontal band around the crown of her head. The pair decided on a look straight out of the future, and Friedman created a bold colorway that recreates the effect of a laser beam hitting the hair. Another point of reference that the duo used was the shine marking in comic book illustrations where light and texture are played with to give depth to hair. Nine hours later Polachek ended up with the look seen in the new Chairlift video “I Belong In Your Arms.”