Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How-to: Beautiful Makeup from Natural to Dramatic

Super Stylist Sherri Jessee shares simple steps to create a great face and tips to transition easily from Natural to Dramatic. 

1. Begin with a clean, moisturized face.
2. Tweeze stray brows.

3. Prime Eyelid with Urban Decay Primer in Eden.

4. Correct and enhance brow shape using a shadow in True Taupe.

5. Cover entire eyelid with a light shadow in Bisque.

6. Sweep and blend Teak shadow in crease.

7. Apply Super Wear Gel Liner in Noir close to Lash Line.

8. Use a flat brush to apply Lava accent color to blend out the eyeliner on top and bottom.

9. Apply Mary Kay Lash Love mascara and then drop in individual lashes for drama.

10. For more dramatic eyes, drop in individual lashes.

11. Temptu Concealer Wheel is used to create a flawless complexion by blending colors using a foundation brush.

12. Apply Bisque light shadow to tear duct area for brightness.

13. Use a lip brush to carefully apply Super Wear Lip Creme in Bridal Rose.

Final Look:

15. Lip Tar in Crimson Red is applied for a more dramatic look, 

Look Two:
Sherri Jessee is an internationally renowned hair and makeup artist with work featured in hundreds of prestigious publications. To learn more visit: www.sherrijessee.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MISS VIRGINIA USA 2015 Featured in Peluquerias International

Oh! How I love working with a beautiful face and a brilliant mind! Miss Virginia USA 2015 is just that.
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Thanks to Helen Oppenheim for this gorgeous full page feature in your PELUQUERIAS May column!
Nathan Mays got some really stunning shots from Laura Puleo that day. Thanks to A Bridal Path for providing the gorgeous gown.
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Sherri Jessee is an award winning hair and makeup artist with work featured in hundreds of esteemed publications worldwide. You can purchase her ELEGANT ORGANIZED BEAUTY products here: www.sherrijessee.com/shop

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bangstyle Feature: The Taylor Swift Bob

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Taylor Swift is always making an entrance, this year at the Grammy’s she debuted a new do! A bob, faintly reminiscent of our beloved Sia — Although, with chin length, mousy brown color, blunt edges and a fringe she definitely pays homage to everyone’s favorite editor, Anna Wintour. 
Blunt Bob, Taylor Swift Haircut Tutorial
Loving this look? Sherri Jessee gives us the step-by-step guide on how to recreate the style — follow the steps below: 

Step 1
To achieve the perfect bob shape, I used a technique that uses the head shape as a guide. Grasp the hair low and tight at the hairline and push up hand flat against the head until your pinky reaches the hairline. 
Taylor Swift Blunt Bob How To
Step 2
Twist the entire section, holding parallel to the floor, cut straight across below fingers. 
Taylor Swift Hair Cut How To

Step 3
After completing the back sections, hold the sides gently down and connect the weight line to the back. 
Taylor Swift, Blunt Edge Bob Haircut How To

Step 4
To create broken texture on the ends; cut 1 1/2” into the ends using a texturizing shear with 27 teeth. 
Blunt Edge Bob Haircut Technique

Step 5
Finally, using a triangular section in the front to create a blunt fringe section to open up the face. 
Taylor Swift Grammy's 2016 Haircut Tutorial
Taylor Swift Haircut Tutorial

Be sure to stalk Sherri Jessee on Bangstyle & check out our articles for more celeb tips and tricks!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bangstyle Feature: The Messy Bun

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Whether on the street, in editorial, or on the runway - buns are bigger and better than ever! In this tutorial, Sherri Jessee shows us how to make a big messy bun look sophisticated and polished. Follow her steps to get the perfect messy bun look... 

Before: hair has been curled on a 1 ¼” curling iron. 

1     Use your hands to sweep hair up to the crown of the head and secure into a high pony-tail. Allow front and back side pieces to drop out.

2     Create a “bungee” by putting 2 bobby pins on a small rubber band.

3     Swing pony-tail forward  and secure to the head with bungee.

4     Use several large bobby pins to pin a “bun pad” to the crown of the head. 

5     Grasp the edges of the pony-tail and swing over to cover the bun pad.

6     Use another bungee to secure the edges of the pony-tail. 

7     Drape the front side pieces around to the back. Pin to secure.

8    Spray with Pravana NEVO Super Shape Hair Spray for long lasting hold.

The Finished Look
Be sure to stalk Sherri on Bangstyle to see all of her latest hair tutorials and style tips! 

Photo: Mickey Baker
Model: Autumn Arsenault

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Beauty Tips for 2016

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Don’t run out of steam. There is no better time than New Year’s Eve to amp up your personal style. Just remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Be sure to pace yourself as your beauty must last through to the New Year! By using the correct products and tools, you will be able to create a lasting look.
  • Don’t get stuck in a rut. This is the perfect occasion for those that tend to be timid with their tresses to go for bold beauty! If you normally wear your hair smooth, change it up and go for a super curly coif and visa versa for you frizzy haired girls, your locks will be stunning glassy straight. Start from the very beginning with the perfect styling creme, Pravana NEVO Model Behavior.
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    HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Mickey Baker Model: Kayla
  • Do look slimmer. Camoflauge extra holiday pounds with the illusion of added height with a holiday high bun. Pile the hair high with a sock bun. This is the secret way beauty queens create fun buns.
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    HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays Model: Alexis
  • Don’t be ghostly. Ever take a pic and have a white face? New Year’s Eve will be the time to take tons of photos so be prepared. Make sure your foundation does not have SPF. Sunscreen in makeup shows up looking ghostly in photos. Makeup Forever HD creates a soft focus and makes a great choice for photography.
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    HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays Model: Sidney
  • Do amp up the eyes. Go for a dramatic cat eye with an extra thick wing of a waterproof gel eyeliner. This is also the best product to line your water line to create an eye that will be the envy of the best makeup artists.
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    HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Mickey Baker Model: Sidney
  • Don’t leave a trace. Long wear lipstick like Sherri's SuperWear Lip Creme is awesome. This formula will last all night with no crumbling, no caking, no fading, no feathering, and will not leave an embarrassing lipstick mark on your champagne glass!
    Sherri's Superwear Lip Creme
  • Do dare to bare. Spray tan in a can on your hands and mix with your favorite body lotion for a golden glow.
  • Don’t be skimpy with your jewelry. Layer it up. A bare neckline can be enhanced with a single beautiful choker, however, think of the statement you will make by layering multiple necklaces of varying lengths.
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    HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays Model: Lauren
  • Have a safe and Happy New Year. Keep up with the trends for 2016 by subscribing to my blog, following me on all manners of social media, and watching my how-to videos. For more info and the links visit www.sherrijessee.com.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tried and True: Makeup Tips from a Pro

Want to know the secrets behind creating a great face of makuep? Allow me to share my favorite products that I use to beautify both brides and beauty queens. It doesn’t take a lot of products…just the right ones.

1. Bronzer is excellent to give color to the skin and can be used on both the face and body. I love this one in “Congo" because it gives a great glow to the skin without too much shimmer or sparkle.

2. A creme eyeliner provides a fabulous base for the perfect smokey eye. Apply a dab of Luxe Creme Liner in "Gold Mos"s on the middle of your eyelid and awish it back and forth with a soft brush untill it covers your entire eyelid. Then pat on your eyeshadow of choice. I love working with “Concord," “Emerald," or “Peacock" to create a jewel toned smokey eye. 

3. Use a long wear lip color to perfect your lip shape. Don’t be afraid to go just outside your lipline to create fuller lips with a natural appearance. Super Wear Lip Colors are a great foundation for gorgeous lips with a touch of gloss added later. My favorite is “Bridal Rose."

4. Apply your eyeliner close to the lash line and smudge out a bit with shadow to create a more natural look.
Superwear Gel Eyeliner works awesome for this as it is waterproof and works great on the eyelid, waterline, and tight-line. The top seller is a rich black called, “Noir."

5. A pinky-peach blush with golden accents blends into the skin giving it a rosey glow. “Shy" Blush is an exact comparison and half the price of the top selling blush, Nars Orgasm. Apply from the apples of the cheeks and sweep toward the hairline.

6. Contouring 101.  Darker colors emphasize recession while lighter colors give the illusion of protrusion. You can bring out your best features with a minimal amount of eye shadow colors. “Loving Lava" is my favorite shadow quad.  The rich, warm tones bring out the best of all eye colors. See a simple makeup step by step.

7. I always use individual lashes as they are so much more comfortable than strip lashes. These take a bit to master putting them on yourself but it is definitley worth the effort. KISS has them now available in clusters of 3 which make them easier to apply.

8. Years of experience travelling the globe doing hair and makeup inspired me to create my own line of makeup and tools which are available on my website (www.sherrijessee.com/shop).
All of the colors pictured are sold separately and fit neatly into my magnetic palette and then into my organizing makeup bag.

This article and products have been featured in the official magazine of the South Carolina International Pageant !

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