Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The making of The New Gatsby-a 2013 NAHA Editorial Finalist

With the debut of hit movie inspired by F. Scott Fitgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, I am proud to present my newest collection, The New Gatsby ... a 2013 NAHA Editorial Finalist!
10 pages in KURV! Hair: Sherri Jessee Photos: Roberto Ligresti

Helen Oppenheim has always been a great predictor of fashions. She has been 
a wonderful mentor to me as I have grown as an editorial stylist. She recommended I do a Great Gatsby themed shoot saying this would become a huge trend. Boy, was she ever right! 
At her suggestion, I read the book, watched the movie and many movies of the era, and began doing tons of research. For more info on Helen, visit her website: www.HelenOppenheim.com



F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. 


F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.


I watched the 70's movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
I researched makeup styles of the era.
This Versace ad was key inspiration to the layout.
Oh, how we all miss fabulous David Widjaja. He was a true genius.
He and Bobby Warden did a beautiful job on the wardrobe styling.
I colored Kaitlyn's hair.
I curled Kaitlyn's hair. 


Finished look for Kaitlyn with blunt bangs added.
I cut Nick's hair.
Fixing our Gatsby star's hair before going on set.
A screen shot to see how the photo will look. Photographer, Roberto Ligresti is so incredibly talented.


Ely on set in her 1920's wardrobe.
Finished look on Ely.
I was inspired by JULIEN D'YS hair creations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit entitled "American Woman."
I cut, colored and styled wigs... and tried them out on myself to see how they would photograph.

Un-retouched shot of Ely with green screen.
Love the glitter-bob.
One bob was colored, cut and then crimped with aSam Villa Textur Iron. Lots and lots of prep was done before the shoot.
The mirco crimped bob finished.
I was inspired by JULIEN D'YS hair creations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


My own version with pin curls and hard gelled finger waves

The waved bob finished.
The team at the end of the shoot. I love them all.— with David WidjajaDavid Maderich and Bobby WardenSherri Jessee, and Roberto Ligresti.



Her most recent project, Elegant Organized Beauty, is a unique system of beauty tools. As preferred stylist for MISS VIRGINIA USA and a member of the Intercoiffure Artistic Team, when she isn’t jet-setting to Sydney, Mumbai or Milan, Sherri can be found working in her full service boutique salon in Bristol, Virginia. With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists. Distinguished as a 2013 NAHA Finalist, awarded “Top 10 Stylist of 2013,” a “Woman of Style,” and “One to Watch” by industry experts.
For more information visit: www.sherrijessee.com

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bridal How-to: Elegant High Bun


Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Brad Lovell
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Photo: Brad Lovell
Follow these simple steps to creating an side sweeping elegant high bun. The shape also has special details in the back.
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1. Begin with “The Perfect Pony.”

2. Attach 2 bobby pins to an elastic.
2. Attach 2 bobby pins to an elastic.
3. Holding forward, secure the ponytail to the top of the head.
3. Holding forward, secure the ponytail to the top of the head.

4. Pin on a Patrick Cameron hair pad.
4. Pin on a Patrick Cameron hair pad.
5. Separate the ponytail leaving out a smaller section for the fringe.
5. Separate the ponytail leaving out a smaller section for the fringe.
6. Smooth pony over the hair pad.
6. Smooth pony over the hair pad.
7. Twist and secure with a few pins.
7. Twist and secure with a few pins.
8. Twist excess hair, wrap and pin.
8. Twist excess hair, wrap and pin.

9. Use a firm holding spray to smooth fly-aways.
9. Use a firm holding spray to smooth fly-aways.

10. Smooth and sweep fringe section to back and secure with a few pins. 
Celebrity hair and makeup artist has her work and advice published worldwide. For booking info: www.sherrijessee.com. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

How-to: Five Hot Summer Styles




Look One: Bohemian Braids. (Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee, Photo: Roberto Ligresti)

1. Blow dry the hair to create a rough texture.

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2. Spray with Oribe Dry Texturizing spray for added texture.
3. Create a two strand fishbone braid across the forehead and tie off the ends with a tiny elastic.

Look Two: Old Hollywood Glamour. (Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee, Photo: Rakeem)

1. This retro look is sure to rock your next night on the town! To create hold and body apply a styling foam from roots to ends and blow dry.  Aquage Uplifting Foam  is a great choice.
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2. Curl hair on a 1” Ceramic Curling Iron. Clip each curl and allow to cool before removing.

3. Brush smooth to reveal soft, glamorous waves with an Angelo David Smoothing brush.



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  Look Three: Super Shiny Bob. (Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell)
1. Distribute a small amount of a smoothing serum like Redken Diamond Oil.
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2. Rough dry hair until 85% dry.
3. Section hair into 5 sections. For good control, begin drying bottom section first and work  your way up to the top. For shine and body, use a large round brush and keep dryer pointed downward.
4. Watch the how-to video for more detailed instructions.
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Look Four: Beachy Waves. (Hair & Makep: Sherri Jessee Photo: Brad Lovell)
1. To get long lasting results, distribute an egg sized amount of Aveda Phomollient and blow dry.
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2. Wearing a heat protecting glove, wrap random sections on a 1 1/4 curling wand.
3. Gently break apart the curls with your fingers.

Look Five: Long Bob AKA the Lob. (Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee, Photo: John Perez)

1. Rough dry hair after misting with a texturizing spray like Sherri Jessee's Volume Infusion.
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2. Spray each section with a firm holding spray like Sherri Jessee's STAY and curl on a RUSK 1" ceramic curling iron.

3. Break apart and tousle curls with your fingers and spray to hold set.

4. See how to video for steps to super curly bob.




About Sherri Jessee:  Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned female beauty and fashion stylists. A North American Hairstyling Awards Finalist with over 20 years of experience as a successful salon owner and platform artist, Sherri’s talents in hair, makeup, and fashion editorial work combined with knowledge gleaned through her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and extensive field-work make Sherri a well-recognized guru for all things beauty and fashion. Sherri is widely quoted as an industry expert, with her hair and makeup work featured in hundreds of acclaimed print publications as well as online; including Cosmopolitan, OK!, Style SourceSophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, and MTV Style. When she isn't jet setting to Sydney, Mumbai or Milan, Sherri can be found in her Intercoiffure salon in Bristol, Virginia.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How-to: Easy Braid Styles


Braids continue to be hot trends for casual day looks and fancy red-carpet affairs. Celebrity stylist Sherri Jessee shares a few of her favorite easy braided styles on model Amy Lauren.


Two Dutch braids converge to a fishbone braid which is twisted into a chignon.

A French style fishbone forms a rosette chignon.

Two Dutch braids cross over an asymmetric fishbone braid.

A French fishbone forms a figure S and is pinned securely.

Five Cornrows converge to create an asymmetric chignon.
For more information visit: wwww.sherrijessee.com.