...Where they meet with iconic Japanese beauty house Shu Uemura and, over shots of Sake, decide to create three limited edition labels destined for cult status. At least that's how we think it went down. Cementing its philosophy that hair is an art form, Shu Uemera tapped three cutting edge Australian creatives -  fashion designer on the rise Emma Mulholland, in-demand illustrator Andrew Archer and exclusive tattooist Dean Carlyle (his studio is booked out months in advance) - to each design a limited edition label for their cult favourite Cleansing Oil Shampoo.

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Unveiled last night at an exclusive exhibition at China Heights in Surry Hills, the three new bottle designs stand out from the crowd - and from the Cetaphil we know is currently in your shower. From Mulholland's vivid green iguana design to Archer's graphic Tokyo-inspired print and Carlyle's retro tattoo appropriation, the bottles take avant-garde art out of the gallery and inject it into your daily routine.

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Adding to the evening's distinctive Japanese flavour was highly awarded hairstylist Jayne Wild's performance art installation, Poppets - three handcrafted fibreglass doll heads showcasing the intersection between hair and art. 

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Find the Limited Edition Art Series Collaboration collection, $73 each, in Shu Uemera Art of Hair consultant salons nationwide from next week. Visit shuuemuraartofhair.com

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