Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hair How-to: Pastel Colors

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Check out some published and BTS images + a quick BTS video of me shooting with Korrina Rico, a Hollywood actress and professional model, from our photo shoot for Pravana, Los Angeles.
Makeup, Hair color & styling: Sherri Jessee
Models: Korrina Rico, Brielle, Kaitlin & Nicole Kristin
Photography: Julia Kuzmenko | Visual Artist
Lighting Assistant: Jake Edmondson
Videographer: James Michael Kriha
As seen in Behind the Chair

Check out a quick iPhone BTS from the shoot:
New published work!

Pravana by Julia Kuzmenko
Steps for Pink Flash
Pravana by Julia Kuzmenko
Steps for Peek-A-Boo Blue
Pravana by Julia Kuzmenko
Steps for Green with Envy

Salon Centric 04 2012 Pravana snap
Beauty Launchpad web Jk
Steps for Urban Ombre
BTC Pravana Brielle web JK

BTS - behind the scenes, Pravana
Actress/Model: Korrina Rico on set sharing a few of her previous ad gigs.
BTS - behind the scenes, Pravana
Videographer: James Kriha, Photographer: Julia Kuzmenko Actress/Model: Kaitlin Thomas
Hair & Makeup Artist: Sherri Jessee

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fun and Funky Styles for Prom and Parties!

Step outside of the box and go for a fun and funky style for your prom or party. Tired of your drab doo? Spice it up with a fabulous up-style and accent it with glittering gems. Celebrity stylist, Sherri Jessee, shows you how to take it a step further and add a touch of the unexpected with bold lip colors.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Jason Setiawan
 Look one: Green Goddess.
A sky high bun is twisted over a bun pad.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Jason Setiawan
 Look two: Magenta Magic.
Textured ropes encircle the head like a halo.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Jason Setiawan
Look three: Persimmon Pleasure.
A series of knots form an elegant French Twist with a curved bang.
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Jason Setiawan
Look four: Blue Bliss.
Fishbone braids create a pompadour and pony.

Prolific stylist Sherri Jessee has hair and makeup work published in hundreds of publications worldwide. She offers customized services in education, editorial, hair and makeup. For more information visit: 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrity Makeup Artist Shares Tips for a Quick and Gorgeous Day Look

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays
As preferred stylist for the MISS VIRGINIA USA organization I often work with current and former title holders. Maggie Lawson, MISS VIRGINIA USA Teen 2009, is my lovely model for this exclusive ELEGANT ORGANIZED BEAUTY Makeup Tutorial Series. In these 3 videos I show you how to get a great day look super quick.

You are gorgeous inside and out and deserve to be surrounded by elegant items that make you feel special. My Custom Compacts are hand-painted with stunning artwork. Each one is as unique as the individual that owns it.

Eliminate clutter in your life. My beauty system will help you streamline your cosmetics. Take a peek (if you dare) into your messy cosmetic much are you actually using? My Custom Compact will allow you to have in one place all the color cosmetics needed to create your personal-perfect face.

Let my years of experience guide your daily routine to get maximum gorgeous in minimum time. Eliminate unnecessary steps and follow the simple instructions in my new ELEGANT ORGANIZED BEAUTY Makeup Tutorial Series. 
Video One: Eyeliner
Video Two: Brows and Shadow
Video Three: Foundation and Lips
Video Four: Custom Compacts
Schedule an appointment for a private makeup session Sherri's Hair Salon where you can choose your very own Custom Compact filled with the colors that will emphasize your best features!
Sherri and Maggie on set. Photo: Nathan Mays

Sherri Jessee has hair and makeup work published in hundreds of magazines and is recognized worldwide as a beauty expert. For more information visit her website:

Monday, April 15, 2013

How-to: Braids, Buns, Curls and Color by Celebrity Stylist Sherri Jessee

Our hair is our finest accessory. We need options for changing that accessory. We don’t want to wear the same shoes every day! It’s the same with a hair style. With the addition of a few carefully placed hair extensions, celebrity stylist, Sherri Jessee shows it is possible to create 5 completely different looks as pictured below on beautiful Ming.  

Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee; Photography: Roberto Ligresti; Model: Ming
Look one: Bohemian Babe. Two fishbone braided sections were used to create this style. One was pinned on a base created by French braiding along the hairline.  The second extension was pinned into the opposite side.  A small piece of hair in each braid was taken and gently pulled as the rest of the hair is pushed in a rusching effect to create more width and texture in the braids.  

Follow the steps for hair and makeup for each of the 5 looks:

Look Two: Crystal Chignon. Hair was smoothed back into a high ponytail and the ponytail was teased. A Patrick Cameron bun filler was pinned on and then the pony swept smoothly over the bun filler, pinned. Hairspray was used for hold.  The look was then accessorized with crystal chandelier prisms. High fashion cat eye effect was created for the makeup change and Mary Kay creme to powder foundation used to create the nude lip.
Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee; Photography: Roberto Ligresti; Model: Ming

Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee; Photography: Roberto Ligresti; Model: Ming

Look Three: Creative Colors. Extensions pre-colored with Rusk Scream temporary color in vivid hues are clipped in. Beginning at the bottom, and working the way up in sections alternating the colors, the wild colors are a nice contrast to natural makeup.  

Look Four: Totally Textured. Hair was smoothed back and secured into a tight bun. Then a tightly curled hair piece was added on. The look was accessorized with an antique necklace. Black eye liner was used to create the dramatic black lips. 
Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee; Photography: Roberto Ligresti; Model: Ming

Look Five: Brilliant Blue. 
A brilliant blue extension is added to create a flash of color and texture.
Hair and Makeup: Sherri Jessee; Photography: Roberto Ligresti; Model: Ming

Sherri Jessee has been a successful stylist and salon owner 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 create 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. 
Learn more about Sherri by visiting her website:

Inside Tips for Beauty Queens

Wouldn't you love to know the special secrets of Beauty Queens? Celebrity Stylist, Sherri Jessee shares insider tips on how the world's most lovely ladies get gorgeous.
Lovely Lauren Barnette.
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee
photo: Brad Lovell
Brilliant Brows.
Be sure to tease any strays. 
Fill in to create the perfect brow shape.
I like to use an angled brush and a matching dark brown eye shadow. 
Excellent Eyes.
Using a waterproof gel pencil, line close to the lash line on the top and bottom.
For a luxurious look and natural feel, I recommend individual lashes. 
Work from one side to the other to create a symmetric look. 
Carefully attach with a small drop of glue.
Luscious Lips.
Begin first by exfoliating and moisturizing lips.
Pay special attention to lining lips to create the perfect shape.
Add gloss for shine.
Creative Curls.
Apply a bodifying mousse and blow dry. 
Spray each section with a heat protecting spray before wrapping on a 1” texture wand.
Spray Shine.
Once on set it is always a good idea to mist with a working spray. 
This will add touchable body and texture.

About Lauren Barnette. 
Active in Los Angeles as a television personality, doing commercials and hosting events including H.O.M.E Foundation, World Championship of Performing Arts, LXM PRO, and MISS VIRGINIA USA organization, this gorgeous beauty holds titles for MISS VIRGINIA USA 2007 and MISS VIRGINIA Teen USA 2002 with the honor of finishing 6th at Miss USA.  
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About Sherri Jessee: With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned 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, fashion editorial and runway work. Distinguished as a “Woman of Style” by Modern Salon and listed among top 20 Platform Artists by Beauty Entertainment.
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