Thursday, September 26, 2013

Salon Galaxy - The GALAXY REPORTER's article - Sherri Jessee NAHA Editorial Finalist

Salon Galaxy - The GALAXY REPORTER's article - Sherri Jessee NAHA Editorial Finalist

She has taken this indie direction on her own now,  without the backing of a major brand company, and has refined her unique feminine approach to beauty to become become one of the most talented, sought after, easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists in the world.

With over 20 years of experience as a successful salon owner, stylist, and platform artist, Sherri has developed and amazing talent in hair, makeup, fashion editorial and runway work. Her work has been featured in nearly every major beauty publication and most likely will be for years to come. 

Sherrie is Distinguished as 
a “Woman of Style” and listed among “Top 20 Platform Artists”and now the 2013 NAHA Editorial Finalist!
Sherri's Collection - The New Gatsby Collection is a 10-image anthology influenced by the much anticipated release of Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D movie inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby,starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey.
It shows that hard work and dedication truly does pay off as each goal reached takes us a step closer to dreams never dreamed possible. It is very rewarding to me to know that my efforts and accomplishments inspire others to set and reach goals and grow in this wonderful business.
Sherri also blogs her on SALONGALAXY.comshowcasing her work, in an effort to help teach many of the
techniques she has learned ove the years. Have a look at Sherri's blog:


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Creator of Fashion: 2014 Trend Report

Sherri Jessee recipient of the prestigious "Créateur de Mode" Award.  French for Creator of Fashion, celebrity hair and makeup artist, Sherri Jessee can add a new award to her list of accolades.

 This award was given to the members of the Intercoiffure Mondial Artistic Team for creating the 2014 Trend Collection, "Illuminations."
as part of the Night of Stars Gala. The black tie event was held in a gorgeous historic theatre. 

The photo collection was brought to life on stage with gorgeous models, themed music, choreographed dancers, stunning wardrobe and live video as the finale to evening's event. The focal point of the show was one model who wore a "video dress" with images projected upon her gown to represent each of the 4 sub groups of the collection.

These looks created by Sherri Jessee were from the Tungsten Collection. All behind the scenes shots courtesy of Annette Fauchey.

"Loud, electrifying and with audacious glamour: “Tungsten“ styles want maximum attention for a feminine punk appeal.Young fashion power in vinyl, leather and fur.The cuts are edgy with hard contours: short bobs with voluminous texture and graphical short cuts with eccentric details.The futuristic looks are endowed with neon-purple streaks and colour effects in dip-dye technique. “Tungsten“ lifestyle: “What we wade into, we will carry off! “ 

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar was used through out the shoot.This stunning new innovation in lip color, combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment – a little goes a very, very long way! Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Jason Setiawan wardrobe: Christine Castillo

For this lip color Iced was mixed with Lydia.
Urban Decay eye shadow in Fishnet is swept on the inside corners of the eyelids. This is my favorite shade of magenta-purple.
NARS Full Metal Jacket nail polish is a great metallic grey shade.
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Jason Setiawan wardrobe: Christine Castillo

OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy painted on and then blotted off with a tissue for a soft rosy stain.
Sherri Jessee Garden Blush is swept onto cheeks for subtle glow.
I always use ANDREA Individual Lashes for a lush look and natural feel.The models LOVE them! 
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Jason Setiawan wardrobe: Christine Castillo

This look is super colorful.The vivid red lip is a fun choice paired with the fun facinator and bright yellow textured dress.
OCC LipTar in Psycho.Eyes are accentuated with pops of yellow and green.
Temptu Pro ( Concealer Wheel is used to correct spots and even skin tone. 
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Jason Setiawan wardrobe: Christine Castillo

The geometric lines in the hair cut make it all about the brows for this look.
I used Sherri Jessee dark brown matte shadow in Expresso and an angled brush to create this shape for Gabrielle’s brow.
I brought the edges of the shadow and brows out extra wide to emphasize an Asian flair with this boxy bob.
OCC Lip Tar in Kava Kava accentuated her lovely lips. This is an unusual opaque apricot shade. 
My Custom Compacts always go with me on set of photo-shoots. My tagline is for every woman to be “ELEGANT and ORGANIZED.” It allows me to easily store ALL of the shadow, blush, contour, brow, powder colors I need for a great look in one concise place. The large magnetized base fits any brand of pigment with a super sized mirror for great viewing. Each Custom Compact is uniquely hand painted. 
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Elegant, Organized Beauty™ is HERE!

The Need:
As a professional Hair and Makeup expert, I enjoy traveling the globe helping women look beautiful and feel great. Today I may be in NYC for Fashion Week, tomorrow I may be found in India training hundreds of hairstylists on the latest techniques. Then I might be off to Paris to do hair and makeup photo shoot. No two weeks are ever the same, no two days are ever the same. I need to ready for any situation, and I need to look good doing it!
The Solution:
I had to come up with a way to streamline my routine and supplies – this compact works perfectly! It holds just what I need, reduces the bulk and weight of what I have to carry. I wanted something beautiful and unique too – so we began hand painting them. We would be honored to do custom designs for your bridal party or special event! These gorgeous items make wonderful gifts!

Choose your favorite design and order today! Comes with the "Best Basic" Shadows and Blush to get you started! Will ship anywhere in the world!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Favorite Experience Working New York Fashion Week!

 In this article you will find a series of photos and videos documenting an amazing day where I did hair for a New York Fashion Week extravaganza.  See footage from the event as Paper Magazine's very own Mr. Mickey interviews one of the most stylish women alive, Daphne Guinness!

A true hairdresser's dream come true... working  New York Fashion Week was an exciting experience! This particularly long day (17 hours) was especially interesting as it included fashion, music, models, film, and a photo shoot. Magically set in a breathtaking venue, a beautiful old church has been transformed by the Angel Orensanz Foundation to an event space.

The The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts.

At this show, style icon and fashionista, Daphne Guinness debuted her short film entitled, The Legend of Lady White Snake. The film starring The Honourable Daphne Guinness herself, was based on a Chinese legend, directed by Indrani, and dedicated to the spirit of Alexander McQueen.

Watch a preview of the amazing movie here.

Still photos taken from the film showing Daphne in breathtaking couture were hanging throughout the halls. Photography duo Markus Klinko & Indrani's work is spectacular. The massive framed photos on display were each available for a $40,000 donation to charity.

I started my day crafting interesting up-styles for the Viva Girls. These 12 young women from China were not only beautiful but extremely talented. After the film debut, they played the most interesting, erie music.

See a few of Viva-Girls and their instruments.
Fashion Week hair guru, Jon Reyman, demonstrated how to build these intricate up-styles and the team set to work re-creating the shapes for each of the 12 girls. The labor intensive styles began first by crimping the entire head. Lots of firm holding hairspray was used to achieve a strong set. The hair was brushed out, divided, wires were attached, and the hair was teased and formed into cones.

 Fashion week guru, Jon Reyman at work.

See one of the Viva Girls and me after I did her hair. The girls had a photo shoot where they each posed with their instruments at the front of the church. 
The makeup on the girls was stunning. The team from MAC Cosmetics led by Senior Artist, Romero Jennings, and Tim Pearson, expertly painted Fluideline Gel Liner to create the eyebrows!

Later we prepared the hair for 10 more gorgeous models. The grand finale to the event was runway show of fantastic, futuristic Gehnghis Khan fashions presented by GK Reid.

Photographer, John Perez, snapped this pic of Faatemah and me working backstage. I hope you enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed documenting the super cool event! Please leave your comments, follow me on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe to my Sherri's Steps to Style blog.
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, and fashion editorial work. Combined knowledge gleaned through a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and extensive field-work make her a well-recognized guru for all things beauty and fashion.  Widely quoted as an industry expert, with hair and makeup work featured in hundreds of acclaimed print publications as well as online including Cosmopolitan, OK!, Beauty Entertainment, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, Fox News 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.
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Paper MagazineMr. MickeyDaphne GuinnessAngel Orensanz FoundationThe Legend of Lady White SnakeAlexander McQueenMarkus KlinkoIndraniViva-GirlsJon ReymanMAC CosmeticsRomero JenningsGK ReidJohn PerezFaatemahTim Pearson.