Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How-to: French Braid Fauxhawk

Featured by SAM VILLA.
Textured hair of all types is fun and fabulous to work with as it can be molded into so many cool shapes…whether naturally super curly or crimped, textured hair can be a terrific base for exciting up-dos.  This French Braided Fauxhawk look was easily created on beautiful model, Maggie Lawson, who has naturally straight, smooth hair. 
HUMA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays
HUMA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays

To beef up the texture,  the Sam Villa Textur Iron was used to create a soft micro-crimp. Take small sections, spray with a heat protecting spray and crimp from roots to ends. 

To create massive volume and add more texture in the hair, use the Sam Villa Textur® Ironall over the head, from base to ends, to create a soft micro-crimp texture. Texturizing the hair with the Textur® iron is easy:
  • Take small sections – no wider than the width of the plates
  • Spray from 6-8″ away with a heat protecting spray (necessary to protect the hair from the heat of your thermal tool)
  • Texturize or “crimp” the entire head from roots to ends
  • Hot Tip: The thinner the section and more compression you use with the Textur® Iron, the deeper and more noticeable the hair texture will be; for less noticeable texture, take thicker sections and/or don’t compress as hard
  • After adding texture to the hair with the iron, brush out the hair and create a French Braid. Begin at the nape and work your way toward the front of the head. A simple way to increase the height on the top is to pin a hair pad underneath your French Braid on the top of the head or wherever you want more volume. Hair pads are awesome to work with because they can increase volume quickly without teasing or backcombing the hair.

Watch the quick video to see how-to get the look!
HUMA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays
Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists with a unique feminine approach to beauty. Sherri has over 20 years experience as a successful salon owner, popular stylist, and top platform artist, that validate her amazing talent in hair, makeup, editorial, and fashion runway work.
Sherri has work published in hundreds of magazines spanning 6 continents and her accolades include being named 2014 NAHA Editorial Finalist and 2013 North American Editorial Stylist of the Year, “Living Legend,” “Woman of Style,” and “One to Watch” by industry experts. She is also a recent recipient of the “President’s” and “Createur de Mode” awards for her work with Intercoiffure Mondial in Paris, France.
As an independent artist, her capable skills are highly sought after to produce advertising campaigns for numerous international haircare companies. Her most recent project, Elegant, Organized Beauty™, is a unique system of beauty tools to allow women to, “Clean up your clutter and get gorgeous fast!”
For more information visit sherrijessee.com.

Watch this video from 2014 NAHA Editorial Finalist and 2013 NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year, Sherri Jessee to see how to create a French Braided Fauxhawk!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Gorgeous Makeup for Head-shots

I recently had the pleasure to work with the two newly crowned beauty queens. Suzi Roberts earned the title of MISS SOUTH CAROLINA INTERNATIONAL 2014 and Morgan Bacon was awarded the title of MISS TEEN SOUTH CAROLINA INTERNATIONAL 2014. The International Pageants® system showcases the achievements of young women who live healthy lives, serve as positive role models, and are dedicated to worthy causes. 

Amazingly talented photographer Krisna Goodwin of Goodwin Photography invited me to her awesome studio to do the hair and makeup for the title holder's head shots. 
I take great care on the eyes and lips as they are such important features. Beautiful blonde bombshell Suzi Roberts has soft grey shadows with accents of glimmering gold to accent her beautiful big blues. Pink lips and glowing skin complete the stunning look.
For this look, I was inspired by Morgan's natural hair texture to create an edgy style.  Marvelous Morgan Bacon has lush lashes, a coral lip and touches of metallic to bring out her gorgeous green eyes. My own Super Wear Lip Creme serves as the perfect base for any lip shade and is carefully applied with a lip brush. 

Behind the Scenes snap of the newly crowned beauties with celebrity hair and makeup artist, Sherri Jessee and Elegant Organized Beauty Magnetic Compact.