Sunday, February 24, 2013

Anna Francesca NYFW FW 2013 Couture Collection

 Anna Francesca and Sherri Jessee

Designer Anna Francesca, often touted as "the next Alexander McQueen of fashion,"  unveiled her Fall/Winter 2013 Couture Collection. Celebrity hairstylist, Sherri Jessee, led the Aveda team in creating the coifs for the exclusive New York Fashion Week event organized by Blend Showroom and The Julien Management Group.
To create an amazing wave pattern on girls with long locks, hair was wrapped in a zig zag pattern on a double barreled curling wand.
Waves were then loosened up with a wide toothed comb and Aveda Control Force was used to provide volume and hold.

Aveda's control force hair spray contains organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa, and vetiver which helped provide a calming aroma midst the hectic back-stage environment.
Soft, sexy, undulating waves.
Lead makeup artist, Pamela Taylor created a super smokey eye and bold red lips.
The men's hair was smoothed back with pomade for shine and control. 
Aveda's pure-formanceTM pomade helps mold and style short to medium length hair into any maintainable shape. It has a built-in style-control agent that provides strong hold with lasting shine.
For girls with short tresses, a combo of Aveda pure-formance pomade and control force hairspray was used to smooth hair into interesting shapes.
Show sponsors included Sherri Jessee, D'Usse, Perrier, The Julien Management Group, PopChips, Pamela Taylor, Aveda, Naherh Cosmetics, Georgetown Cupcakes and Blend Showroom.
As a sponsor for the show, a gift of my Luxe Creme Eyeliner with Custom Brush--packed in an organza bag was gifted to 100 VIP guests!

Want to see more images from the show? Click HERE.

When not working in her busy Intercoiffure Salon, internationally acclaimed hair and makeup artist Sherri Jessee can be spotted working with celebrities, doing photo shoots, on video or TV. For more info visit

Thursday, February 21, 2013

As seen in MODERN How-to Ombre Hair

See original article in MODERN

Ombre is no longer labeled as a trend, but now a staple in salons across the country. Take ombre to the next level by incorporating Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS or new ChromaSilk Pastels (launching in May 2013!) to create one-of-a-kind styles.
Begin by creating a subtle blended dark to light ombre Pravana Urban Ombre.
Urban Ombre Color Formula:
Light Shade on Ends: Equal parts VIVIDS Pink and VIVIDS Magenta with a drop of Wild Orchid
Darker Shade: Equal Parts VIVIDS Magenta and VIVIDS Violet
Step 1: Create the mixture of the lightest color you will be using. This will be the color you will end with at the tips of the hair. Take the Pravana ChromaSilk VIVIDS or Pastels color of your choice. Remember you can always further customize by mixing colors together, adding VIVIDS Clear to a mixture or choosing the color as is straight from the tube.

Step 2: Begin in the front and apply the lightest ChromaSilk VIVIDS or Pastels shade onto the pre-lightened hair. Deciding where you want the colors to blend is by artistic preference, but the lightest shade should be applied through the area you want the blending to begin.
Step 3: Create your darker shade mixture.
Step 4: Start applying the darker shade from the area you want this color to be visible through to the previously applied lighter color. Once you have applied the darker color, use your fingers to work the darker color through the lighter color to create a blended effect. The amount of hair that is created by the blending of the two colors is up to you and will typically depend on the length of the hair you are working with.
*Note: It is important to have a towel on hand and clean your hands between each section to avoid transfer of color from one section to the next.
Step 5: Shampoo with your choice of PRAVANA Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse with cool water.
Step 6: Dry and style as desired.
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Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Color: Vadre Grigsby
Model: Kaitlin Thomas
Video: James Kriha

Monday, February 18, 2013

As seen in MODERN Up-do How-to

See full article in MODERN
Simply Sophisticated by Sherri Jessee features one model wearing four sophisticated and elegant options for a prom or party. Try any of these looks on your clients. Below there are how-tos for aHalo Braid, Sleek High Bun, Random Texture, and Fishbone Braid with a high ponytail.

STEP 1: Brush hair smoothly and braid the crown section.
STEP 2-3: Do a three strand French braid front section adding hair from each side.
STEP 4: Braid opposite side from front to nape.
STEP 5: You should now have three braided sections.
STEP 6: Make each braided section appear larger by loosening them.
STEP 7: Arrange and wrap the braids around the head.
STEP 8: Use mall hair pins to secure the ends.
STEP 9: Spray with dry shampoo for a soft, textured look.
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STEP 1: Put hair into a ponytail.
STEP 2: Attach 2 bobby pins to an elastic.
STEP 3: Holding forward, secure the ponytail to the top of the head.
STEP 4: Pin on a hair pad.
STEP 5: Smooth pony over the hair pad.
STEP 6: Twist and secure with a few pins.
STEP 7: Continue twisting and pinning remaining hair.
STEP 8: Spray to smooth flyaways.
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STEP 1: For shine and hold protection, spray with a heat protecting spray.
STEP 2: To create extra fullness and texture, randomly crimp sections of hair with a Sam Villa Textur Iron.
STEP 3: Brush hair out softly.
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STEP 1: Smooth hair up into a high ponytail and secure tightly.
STEP 2: Separate the pony into two even sections.
STEP 3: Take a small section from the right and move it to the left side.
STEP 4: Take a small section form the left side and move it to the right side.
STEP 5: Continue this pattern until you reach the end.
STEP 6: Band off with a tiny clear elastic.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

NYFW Report: Fall 2013 Victor De Souza

The colorful collection of elegant fashions by Victor De Souza were showcased at The Strand Hotel. I had the honor go backstage and to report on the hair/makeup/nail trends.
photo: Sherri Jessee
Lead Artist: Marco Maranghello for John Barrett Salon 
Inspiration: 1960’s Style meets Geisha.
Thick, clean, blunt, high ponytails.
photo: Sherri Jessee
Hair Products used:
Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray
Essence Absolue Nourishing Fragrance
Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
John Barrett Be Hold Styling Balm
p.s. The fragrance is amazing!
photo: Sherri Jessee

Extension ponytails available for purchase in salon store in 25 customized shades and two sizes. Make your appointment at with Marco at the John Barrett Salon inside Bergdorf Goodman.
photo: Sherri Jessee

Sections of hair were wrapped and pinned to secure. 
photo: Sherri Jessee

Small sticks were used when needed, to help ensure ponytails would stand tall.
photo: Sherri Jessee

Ponytails were then cut to blunt shape.
photo: Sherri Jessee

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Lead Artist: Vincent OQuendo
Dewey, iridescent skin and rich, dark lips gave a youthful yet sophisticated appearance.
Black Dahlia Lip Tar Lips: Press and blot, Press and blot.
Wet Twirl (peach/pink shimmer) and apply to eyelid.
Highlight face and eyes with Oberon (pink opal shimmer) .
Final lip gloss of clear LipTarte in Ripe Fruit.
No mascara was used for innocent eyes.
photo: Sherri Jessee

Lead Artist: Cinnamon
The nails were painted a natural nude to compliment not compete with Victor De Souza's colorful “Circus” Collection.
1. Base Coat
2. Two Coats Kennedy Polish
3. Top Coat
4. Quick Dry Drops
photo: Sherri Jessee

With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable independent hair and makeup artists.
With over 20 years of experience as a successful salon owner, stylist, and platform artist, Sherri has amazing talent in hair, makeup, and fashion editorial work. For more info visit

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hot Spring 2013 Makeup Trends

There is no time like the present to begin to add playful pigments to your boring makeup routine. Think outside the box by incorporating new shades in your palette. Some people feel colors can have a powerful effect on the subconscious, therefore, carefully plan your wardrobe and makeup colors to correspond. The colors in your makeup can secretly make a statement for you and you be right on trend!
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Julia Kuzmenko
Model: Lindsay Irrthum
In color psychology red means energy, passion, action, strength and excitement. Choose red lips when you want to show power and passion for your position. A great trick is to blot several times on a tissue to remove excess lipstick. This will diffuse the brightness of the shade and avoid the dreaded lipstick on the teeth situation.

Blue is the most universally favored color of all and therefore the safest to use. It relates to trust, honesty and dependability, therefore helping to build customer loyalty. Blue can be a terrific accent shade for all colors of eyes. Use a flat brush and smudge in close to the lash line on top and bottom for a flash of color.
Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Nathan Mays
Model: Maggie Lawson
Green is a calming color and means new, fresh beginnings and new life and if fact, Emerald Green is the Official color of 2013. A perfect way to add a pop of color to your eyes is to start with a creme eyeshadow as a base and then add the green on the top to create an aluring emerald smokey-eye.
Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Julia Kuzmenko
Model: Jamilette Gaxiola

Pink is feminine and youthful in its softer shades, with more passion and energy in its deeper shades. If you are trying to give the impression of strength, this is one shade to avoid as pink represents youth and innocence and may take away from your power. However, it is important to not look ghostly, so opt for more neutral shades when choosing your blush color as to not over-do the pink.
Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Julia Kummenko
Model: Jamilette Gaxiola
See a quick video tutorial for an easy makeup look by clicking onSteps to Style.
Sherri Jessee is an independent hair and makeup artist with work and expert tips seen in hundreds of publications worldwide. For more information visit

Strong looks for powerful women

Powerful women in the work place are usually also super busy women… multi-tasking many duties at one time. This however, is no excuse for not taking the time to look your finest. The old saying, “You only have one time to make a first impression,” stands true and it is of utmost importance to not only BE in a position of power, but also LOOK the part.

Having a neat and well coiffed appearance will exude confidence and importance. Hair color and cuts MUST be well maintained with regular appointments at your professional stylist.
Classic bob shapes are excellent for all ages and frame the face while simultaneously looking polished and professional.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Brad Lovell

Avoid rigid styles such a slicked back, low buns as this will make you look un-approachable.
Naturally curly haired women should be careful to make sure their hair still has the appearance of control as to avoid looking unkempt. Curl defining crèmes will be your best friend.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Brad Lovell
Model: Lauren Barnette

A great face of makeup can be applied in 5 minutes when you stick to the basics.
1.    Foundation should be an exact match to your skin color and used sparingly to correct redness and conceal blemishes.
2.    Dark brown eyeliner when applied close to the lash line on top and bottom will make your lashes look fuller and your eyes brighter.
3.    Carefully apply your mascara as to avoid and lumps or clumps.
4.    As we get older, our lips have less color and shrink in fullness. Create the lips you want with long wearing lipstick. This is awesome as it will last all day long and you will never leave that embarrassing mark on your coffee cup.

Celebrity stylist Sherri Jessee has had her hair & makeup work and expert beauty tips published world wide. For more information visit her website: