The beloved barbering recently introduced its Retro Revival collection with International Artistic Lead Kevin Luchmun at BarberCon in Dallas, Texas to much fanfare. Consisting of six unique cuts, this collection not only features styles that are modeled on multiple genders, but also spotlights several hair textures and popping colors.
To craft these styles, Luchmun utilized the Andis professional tool line, specifically the reSURGE Shaver and the reVITE Clipper. His looks, which took 6 months of planning, showcase both his incredible skills as well as the elite-level performance of Andis products.
For Luchmun, creating this collection was an opportunity to drive innovation in the styling sphere and demonstrate the versatility of Andis’ cordless lineup of clippers, trimmers, shavers, and accessories.
“My goal here was to take the inspiration that’s constantly available to us from fashion to social media, to our day-to-day lives and to create a collection that would totally cut through that noise,” said Luchmun. “But, rather than building on contemporary trends, it was my intention to reinvent retro and older styles from the ground up. With the help of my incredible creative team and my Andis partnership, I feel that this collection is the start of a complete reset for my own work and the barbering industry as a whole.
Working as both a barber and a creative director, Luchmun collaborated closely with a team of stylists to craft clothing profiles that were able to complement the hair as much as the hair complemented the clothes. Directing his videography team with incredible precision, each angle of the looks have been artfully captured in exceptional detail. In combination with Luchmun’s own photography, this collection sets a new standard for barbering innovation.
This new collection features six Retro Revival looks that were built to highlight the texture and color of each model’s hair, creating custom but easily replicable styles. These looks include:
Sculpted Tapered Afro
Combining the natural volume and texture of an afro with a precise and gradual taper on the sides and back, the hair for this style is carefully shaped and sculpted to maintain a rounded silhouette. Its low taper provides a clean and polished look, creating a harmonious balance between the shape’s fullness and the well-defined lines of a taper, which results in a stylish and sophisticated look.
Wave Fusion Mullet
A modern mullet hairstyle with blond hair that’s styled with its natural wavy texture and enhanced by a taper fade on the sides. This trendy and versatile look has the retro appeal of the mullet but with a contemporary twist.
Sharp Edge Undercut Bob
Combining the sleekness of a classic bob with a bold twist, this edgy and modern look consists of a precision bob hairstyle with an undercut at the back. The precision bob frames the face with clean lines and a sharply defined fringe. At the back, the undercut is incorporated to remove weight and create movement through the shape.
Tender Flow Mullet
This soft, textured mullet gives a gentler look by maintaining lengths while still removing weight around the parietal ridge. The underneath is connected to the top with soft waves and natural texture.
90s Retro Rise
This high-top hairstyle with a tapered fade pays homage to the iconic trends of the ‘90s. It features a voluminous and structured high top, reminiscent of bold and gravity-defying vintage styles, embracing nostalgia while maintaining a fresh and fashionable aesthetic.
This rugged edge style combines elements of shorter internal lengths with textured layers and longer fringe for added flair. Using clippers to create texture through slide cutting, the layers play a significant role in adding dimension and movement to the style.
To see more videos and photographs of the Andis Retro Revival collection featuring Kevin Luchmun, head over to the Andis website to view it on the Creator Series section. And for more updates from Andis, make sure to follow @andisclippers on Instagram.