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 some time off to chat with us about finding hair inspiration in nature.
As a hair painter, I find that I look at everything as inspiration. Nature is a huge influence in my realm of inspirations. It seems as though nature can contain some of the most outlandish, bright hues. Even fluorescent colors exist in nature, which absolutely fascinates me and brings me to the inspiration I had for the amazingly talented and gorgeous Maria X Liu, who writes the incredible Wall Group blog. I was inspired by peacocks, by the iridescent teal, rich purple and eye-popping turquoise.