Hair Daren Borthwick

A major contemporary talent, Daren Borthwick, took the time to learn every aspect of his craft including cutting, styling and make-up before engaging a successful career abroad. His international reputation deepened working on both the European and New York shows working for Victor and Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Celine, Kenzo, Max Mara, Ungaro, Philosophy and Givenchy among others.

Borthwick describes his work as “sculptural and holistic”. His conception for hair is always related to the total look – “everything begins with the eyes, the structure of the face, the proportion of the body”. Radical transformation and originality are his signature.

On a Borthwick shoot brunettes go blonde, runway models become surrealist painted statues to chromed scandinavian factory girls, original looks are born and celebrities walk on the wilder side of their personal style. “My palette is very broad, yet whatever the brief…I like to create something, and always be moving forward. I like a challenge.”

Awarded the Hair Expo Session Stylist of the year for an exceptional three times Borthwick has worked with some of the world’s most iconic faces. Borthwick attributes his ability to adapt and create to the depth of his training. “Perhaps my strength is the fact that I know there is no single aesthetic for hair and that fashion is secondary to original beauty. Sometimes my work is spontaneous and creative, sometimes it is strategic but I’m always pushing for the boldest looks, tactile sensuality and a statement. The real joy of great hair is the chance to take it somewhere else, somewhere higher!”

With countless covers and editorials to his credit, Borthwick’s clients include Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Hermes, Harrolds, Westfield, Kailis Pearls, Zimmermann, Goldwell & David Jones.

He has had the pleasure of working on the locks of celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Dawn French, Abbey Lee, Nicole Kidman, Kim Kardashian, Erin Wasson, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Elle Macpherson, Rose Byrne, Natalie Imbruglia and Jessica Mauboy to name but a few.

Editorial
AUTORE CLEO COSMOPOLITAN
ELLE GQ AUSTRALIA GRAZIA
GRAZIA UK HARPER’S BAZAAR INSTYLE
LUXE MADISON MARIE CLAIRE
MAXIM AUSTRALIA MEN’S STYLE SHOP TIL YOU DROP
STELLA UK SUNDAY MAGAZINE SUNDAY STYLE
THE SYDNEY MAGAZINE VOGUE WHO MAGAZINE
WISH WOMEN’S WEEKLY
Advertising
AG CLOTHING ALANNAH HILL AUS WOOL INNOVATIONS
BARBIE BIG W BPM PROPERTY
CHARLIE BROWN CLUB 21 COLLETTE DINNIGAN
COOPER STREET COUNTRY ROAD DAVID JONES
DIVA EASTLAND CENTRE ELECTROLUX
FARAGE FLORSHEIM FOREVER NEW
GARNIER NUTRISSE GEORGE & HARRY GINGER & SMART
GLASSHOUSE PERTH GOLDWELL HARROLDS
HEAD N SHOULDERS HERRINGBONE JAG
JEANS WEST JERGENS SKINCARE JETS
JETSTAR JUST JEANS KAILIS PEARLS
KERASTASE KOOKAI L’OREAL
LEONA EDMISTON LORNA JANE MARCS
MAX FACTOR MAYBELLINE MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL
METALLICUS MISHA COLLECTION MY WARDROBE UK
MYER NATHAN SMITH NAUGHTY FOR ZU
OJAY OLGA BERG OPERA AUSTRALIA
OXFORD PANTENE PETER ALEXANDER
PORTMANS QVB RED EARTH
RUNNING BARE SACHI SEDUCE
SK-II STEPHANIE CONNELLY SUNGLASSES HUT
SYDNEY DANCE CO. THE STRAND TIGERLILY
TRENT NATHAN TY-LR VERONIKA MAINE
VIRGIN AIRLINES WESTFIELD WILLOW
WITCHERY WOLLONGONG CENTRAL WONDERBRA
ZENSU ZIMMERMANN ZU SHOES
TVC
BUTTER MENTHOL KAYSER TARGET
YAHOO
Celebrities
ABBEY LEE ALANNAH HILL ASHER KEDDIE
BARDOT CARRIE OTIS CATHERINE MCNEIL
CHLOE MAXWELL DANIELLE SPENCER DANNII MINOGUE
DAWN FRENCH DESTINY’S CHILD ELLE MACPHERSON
EMMA BOOTH EMMA LUNG ERIKA HEYNATZ
ISABEL LUCAS ITA BUTTROSE JACKIE O
JENNIFER HAWKINS JESSICA MAUBOY JODHI MEARES
KATIE HOLMES KEITH URBAN KENDRA WILKINSON
KIM KARDASHIAN KRISTY HINZE KYLIE MINOGUE
LARA BINGLE LORNA JANE MEGAN GALE
MEL B MELISSA DOYLE MIRANDA KERR
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA NAT BASSINGTHWAITE NICOLE TRUNFIO
PAULA ABDUL PETTIFLEUR BERENGER ROSE BYRNE
SARAH MURDOCH SOPHIE FALKINER SOPHIE MONK
THE VERONICAS VICTORIA THAINE
Shows
DAVID JONES – SS 2014, SS 2013, AW 2012, SS 2012, AW 2011, SS 2011, AW 2010, SS 2009, AW 2008, SS 2007, AW 2007, SS 2006
CARLA ZAMPATTI, MBFW 2015 HERMÈS TRUNK 2014 CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL 2011
COLLETTE DINNIGAN 2011 GARY BIGENI, RAFW 2011 JOSH GOOT, RAFW 2011
YEOJIN BAE, RAFW 2011 GARY BIGENI, RAFW 2010 KIRRILY JOHNSTON, RAFW 10
FAIRFAX & ROBERTS 2009 AKIRA, RAFW 2008 CAMILLA & MARC, RAFW 2008
EASTON PEARSON, RAFW 08 LIFE WITH BIRD, RAFW 2008 MICHELLE JANK, RAFW 2008
REDBULL GRAND PRIX 2008 SUSSANS 2008 BURBERRY 2008 + 2007
WILLOW 2007 ALANNAH HILL 2006 PASPALEY, 2006 – 2008
MECCA/PLEASURE STATE 06
TV
2DAY FM KYLE & JACKIE O BARDOT BONDS
COCA COLA DAVID JONES FARSCAPE
FORD FOXTEL LUX
PANTENE THE X FACTOR WOMAN’S DAY
Awards
2013 HAIR EXPO SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
2012 HAIR EXPO SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
2008 HAIR EXPO SESSION HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR

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