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The PLAY collection is about making the time to simply enjoy your body and the way it moves. Releasing the mind of boundaries that allow us to grow away from curiosity and acts of playfulness. Celebrating our newest addition, PLAY (Illuminate) — Sources of Light is an interview series with creatives through various realms and mediums within visual arts, music and beauty. We sat down with NYC based hair colorist, Jackson Heller to discuss process, pleasure and play.



What is your favorite time of day and why?

My favorite time of day is the morning because it's a new start and everything's fresh.


What sources of joy, strength, or pleasure do you draw from? What inspires you to create?

I’m inspired by the beauty and the power of transformation.




What advice or words of encouragement would you give to your younger self during challenging times?

I would tell my younger self to trust the process and persevere.


What are some ways you engage in playful practice? What are some things you like to do to keep motivated and keep your body moving?

Being a hair colorist is very playful in that I'm always interacting with humans and collaborating with them.



Do you start with a vision or work impulsively through the mediums that bring the vision to life?

I work in both ways, sometimes it's in the moment and sometimes it's very thought out. It depends on what I'm doing and who I'm working with.


If you had the ability to bend time to your will, what would you slow down, speed up or freeze altogether?

I believe that life happens exactly the way it's supposed to. I try not to manipulate life's process in the way that teaches me and shows me things.