Ann Bray created The Rose for Aquage in 2012. Since then, the design has bloomed throughout the world, with great hairdressers across the globe creating their own versions of The Rose. It has truly become a standard by which all great and aspiring hairdressers hold their own work -- as well as the creations of their contemporaries: The mark of a true hair artist must include an exquisite rose.
Here, we tip our hats to Ann Bray for planting such a beautiful rose garden... of hair, that is. On the left, check out our gallery of rose-inspired styles that bring new meaning to floral designs!
Click here to view the step-by-step, photographed by Luis Alvarez for Aquage, as well as the products Ann Bray used to create The Rose.
1. Ann Bray's Rose
2. The first Rose by Ann Bray, just before the shoot for one of our 2012 issues, where we introduced the look.
3. Michael Albor, USA
4. Farrux Shauratov, Russia
5. Georgy Kot, Russia
6. Ruslan Tatyanin, Russia
7. Olga Ivanitsa, Ukraine
8. Antonio Calvo, Spain
9. Ziortza Zarauza, Spain
10. Muhittin Yusaf, Turkey
11. Unknown Artist, Eastern Europe
12. Hannah Unsal, Austria
13. Lorna Evans Education Team, Australia
14. Angelia L. Carrion, Peru
Hair: Ann Bray/Aquage
Color: Tausha Ostrander/Aquage
Makeup: Yolanda Moran
Photo: Luis Alvarez/Aquage
Hair assistant: Jennifer Price/Aquage
Fashion stylist: Patric Chauvez
Production: Don Wismer