TUSH, the beauty culture magazine from Hamburg, Germany has a hair-raising editorial conceived of by visual artist and photographer Ali Mahdavi and brought to reality by hair stylist and wig maker Christophe Mecca in their issue #46. Known for sharing new perspectives on aesthetics and beauty, the magazine’s editorial, Hairotica, reimagines hair as private body parts from both men and women.
Hairotica by Ali Mahdavi and Christophe Mecca
Pushing the boundaries of style and innovation, the challenging project required the creation of wigs and add-ons shaped into breasts, penises, vulva and buttocks. Photographed like an upscale fashion editorial, the juxtaposition between the modest poses and the suggestive hairstyles gives the images an elegant rather than bawdy feel.
Sketches for the project (courtesy of Ali Mahdavi):