One year ago Netherlands-bred new girl model Nikki Tissen was faced with a major decision. Prada’s Spring 2019 show presented a concrete decision to Tissen and five other girls scheduled to make a major runway run — a life-changing opportunity in the fashion world. Guido Palau wanted to cut off her hair.
“I’ve had very long hair for the past 10 years, so [this cut] was really shocking at first,” said [then] 18-year-old Tissen, who 24 hours prior had a mane of chest-grazing dark blonde hair. “But now, I think it looks really nice. I’ll probably keep it like this for a while and see if it looks good as it grows out.” And the up-and-coming-runway star, who was exclusive to Prada for the spring 2019 season never looked back.
“This kind of cut creates a new character,” Palau explained backstage at the Prada show. “A tough girl that’s kind of punk, but also a bit soft.”
Nikki Tissen appears in Muse Magazine’s fall 2019 issue in ‘Colors’, styled by Stephanie Kheriakian in images by Leonardo Scotti./ Hair by Marco Braca; makeup by Mary Cesardi