French Cut Hair recently held their annual Hair Haute Couture show, celebrating their second year in business. After last year's show had their salon space completely packed, they scaled up this time, holding the event outside design firm Christopher David's flagship store. It had a breezy, slightly-post-summer feel, with music by Paris Texas, and of course, lots of wine.

The salon is known for creating distinctive yet super-versatile styles, with a philosophy that states, "A 'proper method' to wear your hair does not exist." They tend to turn the volume way up for their runway shows with giant, elaborately designed hair pieces. This year's show, for which Coco Chanel serve as a muse, included some more paired down styles though, along with the expected high-drama fantasy looks. Models wore black and white Chanel-style blazers, and blew bubbles before walking the length of the runway, adding a sense of French whimsy to the production.

The show included some slightly medieval looks, with gold rings incorporated into sleek yet elaborate styles:

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  • Jacob Israel Ashley

Followed by a couple simple but directional up-dos:

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  • Jacob Israel Ashley

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  • Jacob Israel Ashley

And some crazy, architectural styles on felt-like pieces:

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  • Jacob Israel Ashley

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  • Jacob Israel Ashley

There were a few different directions going on here, but that's fitting for a salon whose draw is their chameleon-like ability to tailor their styling technique to a wide range of clients. The show found the right balance between every-day and avant garde, perfectly representing their approach to treating hairstyle as both a practical consideration and an art form.