Hairstylist Joey George opens up his lockdown diaries

For hairstylist Joey George, journaling has become a primary creative outlet over the past few months of lockdown. ‘For me, journaling is an opportunity to document what inspires and motivates my work’ says George. ‘With the limitations imposed by the pandemic, I use journaling and social platforms to chronicle the evolution of previous projects.’ ‘I wanted to give a new perspective – an "Upcycle" – breathing new life into something that once was. I experimented by clipping hair styles and wigs from magazines that I had created from previous projects and repurposing them for a new look. This concept came at a time when I couldn’t physically touch hair.’ Below, comb through what he's been up to...

Joey George

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geometric shape on top of model's head

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giant sculptural braid on black model

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rose paper-mache headpiece on model

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white paper-mache ponytail

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girl with curly mullet and braid

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girl with multiple ponytails sticking out of her head

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girl with blond triangular frizzy hair

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girl with braids flying behind her head

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dummy head covered in red paper-mache

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Joey George's hair style

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bride bun hairstyle

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hair looks like cock's comb

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round hairstyle

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feathery hair style

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Mary Cleary is the Beauty & Grooming Editor of Wallpaper*. Having been with the brand since 2017, she became an editor in February 2020 with the launch of the brand’s new beauty & grooming channel. Her work seeks to offer a new perspective on beauty, focusing on the pioneering personalities, product designs, and transformative trends within the industry.