Patrick Cameron talks about his fascination for long hair dressing and the growing trend of man bun : Patrick Cameron, Internationally-acclaimed hair stylist
Updated on: 02 Jun 2016
Ever come across a hairdresser who is reluctant, in fact, shies away from using scissors? Enter the world of Patrick Cameron who rarely uses the instrument that defines most hair stylists. It is his ability to create a style for each model without using scissors which sets him apart from others in his profession.
This internationally acclaimed hair expert makes models comfortable with their long hair. Patrick, who set the trend for long hair dressing worldwide, draws influences from various eras and then marries them to give the perfect look. Using classic techniques, Patrick has created Spellbound hair style where he has merged four decades of prominent hair styles into one . At the onset of our interview, Patrick, sporting a man bun, says, "I am an unusual hairdresser. Hairdressers use scissors but I don't. I like long hair; working with Indian women is so much fun as they have long beautiful mix hair – finer, thicker, coarser." Though he dresses up hair only of women, he tells me that man bun is the in thing. "Man bun does not make men hippy. Brad Pitt grew it and now others in Bollywood are also doing it. It is a sign of masculinity. A lot of women like their men to have long hair. Clean shaven look works with man bun but in England the trend is to sport a beard to complement man bun. It depends on each individual; their personality and how they carry the man-bun," says Patrick, who started his career in New Zealand at the age of 22.
A firm believer in interaction, Patrick is mighty excited that he would be meeting 600 people in the Capital while presenting his Modern Indian Collection organised by Wella Professionals.Edited excerpts:
On making complicated hairstyles look simple
My whole philosophy towards hair dressing is to keep hair simple. I demonstrate how to keep complex ideas simple and deploy simple techniques for long hair. I am not a complicated hairdresser. Every year I launch a new hairstyle and put it on the Internet. Education is about sharing. I have got new hairstyles coming up. The idea is to allow other hairdressers to benefit from my experience.