Kearns - The Buns Collection
his early roots as a young London hairdresser, to his phenomenal
success as both an artist and salon owner in Canada, Jason
Kearns has shared his passion, talent and creative genius
with the beauty industry. He currently co-owns the stylish,
high-end Kearns-Davidson Hair & Skin Care salon in Toronto,
and is devoted to his thriving business, as well as fashion-forward
photography. Equally comfortable in the salon and studio,
Jason acts as both hair artist and art director to create
stunning photographic works that mesmerize audiences throughout
a woman's emotions
fashion designers, I conceptualize a photo shoot based on
how I want a woman to look…the way I see her mood …how I
read her emotions," Jason explains. "It's the same sort
of approach that I take when doing hair in my salon. When
a new client first walks through the door, I observe how
she carries herself, her height and size. I notice her dress
and ask as many personal questions as I can without getting
too personal. Balancing these internal and external factors
helps me understand which direction I should explore with
her hair, and how far I can push the envelope in terms of
Often touted as the beauty industry's best kept secret,
Jason coifs the tresses of A-list celebrities, as well as
media luminaries, ladies who lunch, and everyday clients
who have high aspirations for their hair.
Creative talent - inspiring work
Surrounded by talent and inspired
by art, he also works with top international photographers
to create haunting collections that begin with a simple
idea or expression, and finish as a true work of art.
Stunning straightforward headshots, Jason creates compelling
stories through objects, lighting, fashion and beauty.
Jason currently lives in Toronto; a hairdresser for over
25 years, he has been involved in photography for most
of his career. Generous and passionate by nature, Jason's
philanthropic works are legend. Some of the charities
that are dear to his heart are: breast cancer research,
multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease and numerous local
gals knew how to titillate American GI's during World War
II - and so do Prada, Christian Dior and Bar-El on the runways
for fall 2007. But it took the artistic genius of stylist
Jason Kearns to breathe new life into this timeless concept.
Strong, alluring and free to do what she wants, when she
wants, Kearns' Boardwalk Buns model embodies the glamorous
'40s with the spirit of a modern femme fatale.
the timeless bun with retro-glamour, Kearns' model has smoldering
eyes, ruby red lips and a determined pout that shouts sass.
Her demeanor keeps onlookers unbalanced with her mood shifting
from defiant frizz to smooth, come-hither tresses that frame
an intelligent face.
"Because pinups have been around for decades, I wanted to
push the envelope with Boardwalk Buns by skipping the typical
clichés," says Kearns. "As an artist, I only want to do
work that speaks of my creativity and not someone else's."
master of details, Kearns' created an oyster-white set that
has the model leaning back at a 30 degree angle for better
play with the camera, while its soft, warm color makes the
model's strong facial features and bright red lips pop from
the pages. "I approached it like a watercolor painting,
which is a very difficult medium to work in when compared
to oils, that you can build up on the canvas to create different
effects." says Kearns. "With watercolors, it's a play on
shades. Quite often it's the unpainted portion of the paper
- a la our set - that impacts the overall effect."
Buns Collection: Hair, Art direction and Concept: Jason Kearns
Make-Up: Hanoch, Styling: Lorraine Langlois, Photographer:
Model: Next Canada, Shoes: Walter Steiger, Belts: Accessity,