Hair Cuttery Launches its 2008 Regional Outdoor and Print Advertising Campaign

Change your hair, and change in your pocket®

January 22, 2008 // // Hair Cuttery announces its newest advertising campaign: change your hair, and change in your pocket. ® The campaign aims to communicate an elevated value statement for the brand by showing consumers how Hair Cuttery professional Stylists provide versatile looks at affordable prices.

Playing off the concept of 'change', Hair Cuttery Stylists created an astonishing 52 different looks by cutting, coloring, highlighting, and styling hair to create 4 distinct looks for each of the 13 models. The dramatic transformations were captured on film as each subject was shot from all sides – including the back – with a variety of facial expressions. Hair Cuttery Stylists worked feverishly for 3 long days to achieve the vision.

The photography crew, led by Boston-based photographer Steve Marsel, used the cutting edge Hasselblad H3D camera with a 39 megapixel digital back. Each frame produces an 81 megabyte file, and when converted from its native format into a tiff file, each frame is a whopping 111 megabytes each. Over the three-day job, Marsel shot an unbelievable 3,412 photos with 267 gigabytes of image data – enough to fill 382 CDs.

The campaign will start March 1st in Chicago, Washington, and Philadelphia, and includes billboards; bus kings and trucks; and flybys at the New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia shores. The images also will be used to update local marketing and promotional collateral, in-salon service and retail promotions, technical education, and recruiting.


* John Harold, Creative Director
* Kerry Storey, Hair Cuttery Marketing Director
* Steve Masel, Photographer
* Justin Keena, Photographer Assistant
* Tony Cortizas, Digital Technical Assistant
* Sharon So, Lead Hair Stylist
* Sanaz Farokhdad, Wardrobe Stylist

Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned chain of salons in the country, with nearly 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations in the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA. Visit us online at


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