Magazine style inspo from Toni & Guy
Toni & Guy know hair. They want us, the viewer, to really believe that. They’ve created a social feed designed to convey their expertise to their followers, and they do it so well. This post, titled ‘Ethereal Beauty’ is a great example of their approach. They’ve not shared any tips on how to recreate this dreamy, wispy hairstyle. They want it to serve as inspiration to their followers, instead. The styling of the photo is quite timeless, it could have been taken on a recent shoot or the distant past, it doesn’t matter. The model looks off-camera, she does not engage with the audience, she doesn’t need to.
This post is in harmony with Toni & Guy’s social feed as a whole. They let their content do the talking. You won’t find them in the comments section very often, which might feel like a radical approach to take in 2023, where the recommended advice – consistently – is to engage with your customers online. The end result is that their Instagram feed feels more like a magazine experience, with their sleek, polished imagery featuring celebrities, models and catwalk show prep. It’s a snapshot into another world. Through their content, they create a sense of distance between us and them, and present themselves as the expert, by virtue of the place they hold in this other world, in their place of industry. Their followers can then choose how to react to the content they see. Instead of folding down the page of a hair magazine, they can hit ‘like’, and save their favourite posts.
If you want to adopt a similar approach with your own socials, you will need to put in the legwork with your content, as Toni & Guy have done. To do this, your social channels will need careful planning so that they feel polished and well put together. Above all, you’ll need beautifully shot images and videos to showcase your products or skills at their best. A professional feel will bring your social media to life, and lend a sense of gravitas to the content you share.