Monday, December 31, 2012

From Soccer Mom to Rock Star: How to: Create Fun Faux Hawk

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Roberto Ligresti Model: Kaityln

Go from Soccer Mom to Rock star in a few simple steps!
Want to change your classic bob shape into a fun faux hawk? No need for the scissors! Celebrity stylist, Sherri Jessee shares an easy how-to to create a fun faux hawk on a classic bob shape.
For more info check out the website:www.sherrijessee.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How to: The Perfect Ponytail

Hair/Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell Post Production: Sherri Jessee

Hair that is crazy long or super heavy can present a challenge when creating a pony tail.
No worries! Any job is easier when broken down into easier steps. Let’s divide and conquer.  These simple tricks can help you make a perfect pony without a struggle. 

1. Attach 2 bobby pins to an elastic band. This is a great tool to secure the hair tightly.

2. Divide from ear to ear across the head smooth the hair.

 3-4. Insert the first bobby pin into the center of the pony.  Wrap elastic around until tight and then insert second bobby pin. 

5. Direct front section back and brush to smooth.  Use a second set of bobby pins with an elastic to secure the second pony combined with the first one.  
Wa-lah! The you just created the Perfect Pony! Spray and smooth flyaways as needed. For extra pizazz, fishbone braid your pony... Stay tuned for the next HOW TO to learn how!
For more tips and tricks visit my website: www.SherriJessee.com

How to: Holiday Hair


There is no time like the holidays to amp up your style. 

Fashion. Be bold and daring with your looks, paying special attention to details with the addition of the perfect accessories. Black is always a great choice; but to really stand out in the crowd, choose a bright color.

Hair. These looks are designed to inspire you to create your own individual look. Work with your natural texture. Those with straight hair can choose a smooth look. For those curly divas, embrace a textured look. For your fancy parties, schedule an appointment with your favorite stylist for him or her to create your unique up-style. Or, if you are creative, do your own! As you twist and pin, it’s okay for tendrils to drop out as this adds softens and romance. The addition of accessories will create added sparkle. Bejeweled hairpins, headbands, and barrettes are readily available. Also, the addition of feathers or antique jewelry can invent special charm.

Makeup. For a gorgeous glow, be sure to moisturize before applying your foundation. The addition of an illuminating under-eye cream will make people think you have been drinking from the fountain of youth. A long-wearing lip color with last the night through and won’t leave those annoying lipstick marks on your wine glass. 

1. Smooth hair high on the head and secure into a ponytail on top of the head. 

 2. Wrap a large hair pad around the ponytail and pin to secure at the base. 




3. Twist small sections of the ponytail. Take a small piece from the end and pull while pushing the remainder of the strand to create a ruching effect. 


4. Pin the strand at the base. Repeat for each strand working your way around the head. 

 5. Spray with hairspray for hold and shine.





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Hair, Makeup & Fashion Tips from Celebrity Stylist Sherri Jessee

The holidays are the perfect time to amp up your style. The magical time of the season creates the need for special hair, makeup, and fashions.

Hair & makuep: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Jason Setiwan

To create the Holiday High Bun, view how-to video as seen on Daytime Tri-Cities Morning Show.



•Look one: Golden Goddess. Hair is sleeked back into a mass of curls, adorning the head in a majestic crown. Soft mauves on the eyes mirror sensual purple lips. Shimmering gold drapes the body, gently hugging its curves.

•Look two: Tribal Treasure. Three braids converge at a crimped pony high on the head. Ruby red lips echo the crimson dress. A gathered neckline is featured with turquoise to add a pop of unexpected color.


•Look three: Architectural Angel. The modern bun is sky high, smooth, and shiny. A glittering golden eye is perfectly complemented by a glossy lip. Layers of black ruffles expand in a playful cropped dress, creating a stunning silhouette.


•Look four: Spanish Senorita.

A center part is smoothed back into a twisted chignon. A nude lip paired with a smoky eye adds drama. Billowing chiffon with insets of vinyl create contrast in the stunning crimson gown.

Hair. These looks are designed to inspire you to create your own individual look. Work with your natural texture. Those with straight hair can choose a smooth look. For those curly divas, embrace a textured look. For your fancy parties, schedule an appointment with your favorite stylist for him or her to create your unique up-style. Or, if you are creative, do your own! As you twist and pin, it’s okay for tendrils to drop out as this adds softens and romance. The addition of accessories will create added sparkle. Bejeweled hairpins, headbands, and barrettes are readily available. Also, the addition of feathers or antique jewelry can invent special charm.
As seen in The Epoch Times Life & Style

Fashion. Be bold and daring with your looks, paying special attention to details with the addition of the perfect accessories. Black is always a great choice; but to really stand out in the crowd, choose a bright color.


Makeup. For a gorgeous glow, be sure to moisturize before applying your foundation. The addition of an illuminating under-eye cream will make people think you have been drinking from the fountain of youth. A long-wearing lip color with last the night through and won’t leave those annoying lipstick marks on your wine glass.  
As seen in The Voice Magazine for Women.

Sherri Jessee is an internationally renowned hair and makeup artist. For more info visit her salon or website: www.sherrijessee.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


The Sky is the Limit: Many Opportunities in Beauty Biz


Written by Sherri Jessee December 4, 2012 


For almost as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the world of beauty. Even as a child, I could be found sketching out hair designs and cutting hair. However, never in a thousand years would I have dreamed it be possible for someone from a small town to travel the globe, work with celebrities, have work published in magazines internationally! 
Four page editorial in MODERN SALON.


After more than twenty years of salon ownership and working behind a chair, I can truly say that I STILL love doing hair. It is tremendously rewarding on a daily basis to be able to help people look their best and, consequently, feel better about 
themselves.
However rewarding working behind the chair can be, there are countless career options available to those fortunate enough to be armed with a cosmetology license. I want to share with you, my professional colleagues, a few of the many options and give some inside info on my personal favorites and, as a bonus, share with you what other indsutry insiders have shared with me!
A few Career Choices in Beauty Biz:
  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Esthetician/Makeup Artist
  • Wig Specialist
  • Work in a Salon
  • Work on a Cruise Ship or at a Resort
  • Salon Owner/Salon Manager
  • Platform Artist/Educator
  • Hair/makeup for TV, Movies, or Theater
  • Beauty Writer/Magazine Editor
  • Sales Consultant
  • Beauty Advisor/Retail
  • Session Stylist
  • Develop a Product Line

With the famous Ted Gibson.
I asked fan-favorite Ted Gibson to list some of his amazing achievements. Along with working behind the chair (his prices start at an astounding $950 per hair cut!), Ted has been able to “develop a product for a manufacturer; be a beauty school teacher; do editorial and covers for major publications like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour and InStyle; work on the most beautiful celebs in the world; own multiple salons; be the hairdresser on “What Not To Wear”; and even develop [his own] product line.” All this by being a beauty school graduate!
Working backstage NY Fashion Week.
Ever considered the idea of doing hair for fashion shows? Touted as one of the “Four Kings of Fashion Week,” renowned Session Stylist Peter Gray was generous enough to comment on doing hair for such high-profile events, which, according to Peter, requires, “blood, sweat, and tears…with huge highs and lows. The challenge is very real and the satisfaction enormous when it all works.” He exudes, “I wouldn’t trade it for the world!”
There are also careers available in the print world. As New York editor of Peluquerias International, which is available in sixty-three countries, Helen Oppenheim gets to choose what goes into her magazine. She stresses that “Integrity is key. I only publish the photos I like.  My editors and I agree that the face comes first, then the photo, next the hair and makeup.” Attending the top shows, she also covers the semi-annual Fashion Weeks in her eight beautifully informative columns each year. Timing is also of the essence as “great photos from sources often arrive too late to use that season” due to deadlines.
With editor Helen Oppenheim.

Thought about owning or managing a salon? As a salon owner/manager, I encourage both professional and personal development in my team and enjoy watching them grow stronger and prosper. The relaxing/nurturing environment in my salon makes it a pleasure to come to work as we all continue to grow our skills. As a platform artist, it is tremendously rewarding to share cutting/coloring/finishing methods with stylists around the world and see them become more confident and successful as a result. Personally, I just love doing session work, and pulling off a successful photo shoot is exhilarating. One of my NEXT goals is to teach classes on the process.
Just like setting your GPS in your car when you go on a trip, you will need to establish your beginning location and final destination. Then you can map out the steps you need to get where you want to go.”
On stage in INDIA for RUSK with Apeni George and Marcus Cailett.

Which brings me to the point of setting goals… It is crucial to do this if you want to see progress. Just like setting your GPS in your car when you go on a trip, you will need to establish your “beginning location” and “final destination.” Then you can map out the steps you need to take to get where you want to go. Occasionally, you may find yourself “recalculating your route.” The momentum is amazing. As skills and connections develop, I am able to do things I NEVER dreamed possible.
About the Author
Sherri Jessee has owned Sherri’s Hair Salon in Bristol, VA for 20 plus years. Amazing artistic talents in hair and makeup combined with the knowledge gained from a Bachelor’s degree in education from Emory & Henry College have helped make Sherri one of the most sought after educators in the beauty industry. Sherri has been featured as an industry expert in such acclaimed magazines as OK!, Cosmopolitan and Beauty Entertainment, as well as in numerous educational videos and television shows. Sherri also writes a regular blog entitled “Sherri’s Steps to Style" blog where she covers topics and offers tips on hair, makeup, working with celebrities, salon ownership, marketing tools, business building, and advanced education. Visit Sherri’s website at sherrijessee.com for more info.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

MISS SWEDEN UNIVERSE The Life of Hanni

REPOST from the blog THE LIFE OF HANNI, MISS SWEDEN UNIVERSE.



See original article in "The Life of Hanni" blog.
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Hittade den här bilden på Facebook från vackra Bristol i Virginia, det är från en fotografering med fantastiska Sherri Jessee, en väldigt speciell kvinna som jag blev oerhört inspirerad av. Jag blev verkligen tagen av hennes person och vart hon tagit sig och kunde se mig själv som jag vill vara i framtiden. Så mjuk, snäll och vacker, mormor och skönhets junkie, samtidigt som hon är en riktig affärskvinna med kontaktnät och vänner över hela världen, till och med i Sverige. Hon är makeup-artist, hårstylist, frisör och har sin egen vackra salong och utöver det så har hon sitt eget sminkmärke, hårvårdsmärke och är hela tiden aktuell i olika magasin, salongens badrum var tapetserat med olika inslag i tidningar från världens alla hörn. Hon är verkligen talangfull och kunnig men framförallt en riktigt fin person som visat mig stort stöd.
Just nu jobbar hon på att få ut våra bilder i så många tidningar som möjligt och har redan fått ja från två bjässar! Det har verkligen varit ett privilegium att fått träffa henne.
Hennes hemsida är www.sherrijessee.com och där kan man se det mesta! Missa inte!
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GOOGLE TRANSLATION from SWEDISH:

Found this photo on Facebook from beautiful Bristol, Virginia, it is from a photo shoot with amazing Sherri Jessee, a very special woman I became incredibly inspired. I was really taken by her personality and where she made ​​it and could see myself as I want to be in the future. So gentle, kind and beautiful, grandmother and beauty junkie, while she is a real business woman with contacts and friends around the world, even in Sweden. She is a makeup artist, hair stylist, hairdresser and has its own beautiful lounge and beyond that, she has her own makeup brand, hair care brand and is constantly up to date in various magazines, salon bathroom were papered with various elements of newspapers from around the world. She is really talented and knowledgeable, but above all a really nice person who has shown me great support.

Right now she is working on getting our pictures in as many newspapers as possible and has already received well by two giants! It has truly been a privilege to be allowed to see her.

Her website is www.sherrijessee.com and where you can see most of it! Do not miss out!

Seven Lucky Looks: Holiday Makeup Choices

There is no time like the holidays to get all dolled up! In a rush? No worries, you can take your day look to night very easily by adding some pizazz to your makeup. I will share SEVEN LUCKY LOOKS for you to try.

LOOK ONE.
MISS VIRGINIA USA 2012 Catherine Muldoon looks amazing with coppery eye shadow. This look creates a warmth and looks natural with and a nude glossy lip. Urban Decay Naked 2 palette is a fan favorite and contains great colors for this look.

Urban Decay Naked 2

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell


LOOK TWO.
Actress and model Fallon Rivers looks awesome with chocolate/plum smokey eyes and a shimmering pink lip. First apply a creme liner to the lid and smudge with your finger tip to provide a great base for your pigments.
MAC Folie Satin Shadow


Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell
LOOK THREE.
TV Personality Lauren Barnette is making a strong statement with a semi matte bright red lips. Don't be afraid of blue eyeliner when you have brown eyes as it creates a nice pop of color.
Nars Jungle Red 

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell
LOOK FOUR.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell
Red eyeshadow and red lips will create a sultry combo as seen on gorgeous model Sarah. Wear your hair up for maximum impact.
Makeup For Ever Matte Cold Red



















LOOK FIVE.
Model Ming looks exotic with a strong eye and a nude glossy lip. A creme eyeliner and a pointed brush makes it easy for you to create the perfect cat eye.
Sherri's Creme Eyeliner in Gold Moss

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Roberto Ligresti
LOOK SIX.
An accent of turquoise gives a pop of color emphasized when luscious lashes are added as seen on stunning model, Amber. Be sure to trim the lashes before applying for a perfect fit.


MAC Lashes
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell


LOOK SEVEN.
Model Nadia is truly glowing with gilded gold eyes paired with golden, peachy lips. Lip Toxyl Sheer in Screen Gems will provide the perfect golden touch to all of your lip shades.
Lip Toxyl Sheer in Screen Gems

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Roberto Ligresti
Sherri Jessee based from her Virginia salon is a freelance artist who has travelled the world doing hair and makeup with top models and celebrities. For more information go to www.sherrijessee.com.