“A psychedelic dream or your worst nightmare would you let a clown cut your hair?”
Tell us about the identity of Tuttii Fruitti London?
“Our shop is very casual, relaxed, and real. It's a non judgment space where you can explore your identity in a very fluid way. We’re inclusive and it’s important to us that nobody gets left out. We believe that everyone should have access to self care but sadly a lot of people feel excluded from regular salon spaces because they can't afford it. Self Care is an important part of maintaining positive mental health. By standing against judgement and elitism we hope to create a space that inspires the world to adapt and open its doors to all.”.
You obviously have a very unique style. What do you take inspiration from?
Over the years our style has evolved to be more all encompassing. We are pushing it every day to make our world like a living canvas. We want to feel so layered and merge fully into our art. We are inspired by everything and everyone we see, feel and love. Our clown collection inspires us a lot and we just always bounce off our own creations, paintings and visions. More importantly our ideas come from within. We introspect, meditate and every time dive deeper, open new gateways of inspiration. We get most of our visions from our subconscious dreamscapes. In terms of artists that inspire us we feel very connected to Kandinsky and Miro’s paintings. The visual world they have created is very emotionally expressive.
Dead or alive who would you love to work/hang with and why?
George Michael. He is a beautiful soul, spiritually connected and really down to earth. Such a real artist, always so honest. We have so much respect for him and his music.
Beyond work and supporting other creatives, what are your passions? What do you do on vacation or your days off? What do you wish you had more time for?
When I’m not at work I love doing art dress up days, photo shoots, making videos and paintings, hanging with my mates and getting inspired in my colourful clown home with my lil pup and cats.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A clown hair sculptor
Where is your favourite place on this planet?
The old tidemill school, my previous home and land of dreams. This was my favourite place on Earth, my clown home that inspired me and made me happy. Every single day I woke up with a smile on my face because I had the freedom to create an immersive psychedelic cave of magic. I experienced true freedom and happiness there. It was a special place that sadly we lost.
More images below from Danny Woodstock Photographer