A Melissa Scheetz Production

The Story Behind Mane Attraction 

One of my favorite parts of the shoot was to look at everything once the project was complete and come up with the name.

I always wanted to do a hair shoot juxtaposing the similarities between humans and animals by using miniature animals but knew there would be a fine line between being beautiful and being cheesy. I spent months just shopping for little animals and randomly drawing sketches whenever I had a moment of inspiration.

Some of the shots were pretty easy to conceive such as the woman with wet hair and the dolphin. Others like the eagle, were a little more challenging. 

I like to go into a shoot like this with 80% of ideas solidly laid out and about 20% open for collaboration with the amazing people I work with on the shoot. I.e. hair, makeup and models.

A Melissa Scheetz Production

The Story Behind Mane Attraction 

After feeling satisfied with most of the shots that day, I felt like I wanted to shoot one more look but was stuck. I ended up getting into a conversation with the hair stylist about my recent travels upstate and my first eagle sighting. I was explaining to him that the eagle’s nest was so huge it probably had wifi. That is when it struck me, to do a nest like hair style on the model with the eagle.

It was such a creatively rewarding day and was published in a magazine along with information about eco friendly hair care products.In 2016, I won a bronze in Advertising/Beauty for it from Prix de la Photographie, Paris. 

A Melissa Scheetz Production

The Story Behind Mane Attraction 

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