Flaunt

About a year ago I contacted photographer, Gary Barragan to photograph my texture collection. I wanted to focus on romantic, classic hairstyling with a vintage feel and modern flair. I love hairdressing and wanted this collection to really showcase my hairdressing skills.

complete collection photographed by Gary Barragan

complete collection photographed by Gary Barragan

I would of course enlist my favorite make up artist, Isidro Valencia and Wardrobe designer/stylist, Genna Yussman Greene.

Flaunt 2.0

Flaunt 2.0

I of course spent a couple weeks practicing the hairstyles on mannequins. Braiding, Setting hair, creating volume, backcombing, securing ponytails and curls. I ended up booking a total of 5 models so I had my work cut out for me. Time was very imperative and as such a long day for make up and for finishing hair. Luckily I wanted minimal for wardrobe and Genna did a great job putting together the necklaces. 

the team

the team

We spent an entire day doing the collection. It took about 12 hours and the my table was filled with every brush, curling iron, hairspray. Hair extensions, clips, elastics and pins of all sorts to tackle every head of hair that entered the room.

its all in the set up

its all in the set up

At this point in my career, I understand that sometimes I may have a certain expectation for executing a hairstyle I practiced but sometimes they just don't work on the model chosen. This is really when one has to think smart, stay positive and move on. You really have to think about how the hair will compliment the model and balance her features. Thats the nature of the photoshoot...you make it work. The discoveries are quite impressive.

bts of of model, Kristina 

bts of of model, Kristina 

Isidro did an excellent job with make u. Very moody, strong defined brows, eyes and a deep lip color.

fierce make up by Isidro

fierce make up by Isidro

image by Gary Barragan

image by Gary Barragan

For creating this look on Kristina, her hair was micro crimped all over using Sam Villa's texture iron and Redken's Iron Shape 11. Hair was then separated on top and the back hair was backcombed and secured into a roll with hair pins. The top section was backcombed and formed into the top row connecting the first roll. Worked into shape with Fashion Works 12 and finished with Control Addict 28. 

close up bts of Shantay

close up bts of Shantay

Image by Gary Barragan

Image by Gary Barragan

to create Shantay's hair. The from was separated from ear to ear. The back hair was wrapped around (rick-rack techique) hair pins and ironed. The from was blown straight with a Denman brush, hairdryer and Redken's Argan Oil 6 and Align 12. Next the front was marcelled iron into a set. Once cooled, the hair as formed into shape and the back was released and teased out. Finished with Control Addict 28 and Shine Flash 03 for high shine.

bts of Alexis of hair and make up

bts of Alexis of hair and make up

image by Gary Barragan

image by Gary Barragan

on model Alexis, I did a scalp braid on one side and set the opposite side with a 3/4" marcel iron and Iron Shape 11. Once the hair was cooled I brushed/combed out the hair and set it with Control Addict 28.

bts of Katy

bts of Katy

image by Gary Barragan

image by Gary Barragan

For Katy, I separated the top into a top ponytail then braided the hair with Movability 05. Aftwards I knotted the braid and secured with hair pins. The lower half of her hair was converged into a side ponytails and loosely braided with Move Ability 05. The look was completed with Control Addict 28 and Shine Flash 03.

bts side view of abby's hair "cross hatching"

bts side view of abby's hair "cross hatching"

On model Abby, I did a section secured with several bands (cross hatching) then converged all her hair upwards with Guts 10

image by Gary Barragan

image by Gary Barragan

This collection was published and featured by Beauty Launchpad Magazine Dec 2017. Thank you to Beauty Launchpad for the love.

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bts video for Flaunt

Credits 

Hair | Matthew Tyldesley @hairbymatt

Photography | Gary Barragan @photobygaryb

Make Up | Isidro Valencia @valencia0612

Styling | Genna Yussman Greene @gennayussman

Models | Shantay Chandler @iamshanchan

Kristina Russ | @kristina_russ

Alexis Gibson | @alexisngibson

Katy Ngo | @kaytme

Abby Garrett | @abbygarettt

isidro after the shoot

isidro after the shoot

Alexis on set

Alexis on set

selfie with Kristina

selfie with Kristina

selfie with Shantay

selfie with Shantay

selfie with Alexis

selfie with Alexis

selfie with Katy

selfie with Katy

selfie with Abby

selfie with Abby

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Tropical Vibrancy

I was really excited when Redken released it's vivid hair color line, "City Beats" and I wanted to create a bold hair color collection for competition.

The Tropical Vibrancy Collection

The Tropical Vibrancy Collection

This collection was 1 of 5 shoots executed in the winter of 2016 for NAHA 2017. Although it was not nominated, I submitted the collection for publication and was honored to have it grace the pages of Beauty Launchpad Magazine.

With the entire team

With the entire team

I really had to think about a good concept but nothing had come to mind until I took a vacation to Key West with my husband, Eric. I figured I could take lots of photos for inspiration. I practically took photos of everything. Once I returned home I sorted through the images and found 3 sources of inspiration. The view of the Southernmost point beach front, two colorful shot guns homes on a residential street and a the beautiful Queen Angelfish from the Key West Aquarium.

Southern Most Point

Southern Most Point

Queen Angelfish from Key West Aquarium

Queen Angelfish from Key West Aquarium

shot gun residential homes

shot gun residential homes

Before attempting the looks on the models it was imperative to create the looks on mannequins first. I order several mannequins for practice from Pivot Point and created pattern on the mannequins and place different shades on different areas of the head. Afterwards I could analyze the looks and make changes when adapting the looks on the models.

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All 3 looks completed

All 3 looks completed

Next it was time to book the photographer.  I had recently done a couple photoshoots with Jenni Harper Young of Harper Young Photography. I asked her if she would be interested in shooting this collection and she gladly said yes. 

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I booked make up artist master, Isidro Valencia and designer/stylist Genna Yussman Greene to work on this collection. The date was set, the team and now for the models. I booked both models and clients for this one with models that had to be completely open to a drastic but amazing change. I had them come in for a 7 hour hair prep that involved multiple treatments, pre lightening, toning, coloring and cutting.

Before of Model, Vickie

Before of Model, Vickie

For Vickie,  she had some grown out blonde ends with quite a bit of regrowth. I pre lightened her hair twice with Flashlift lightener and pH Bonder. After processing, shampooing and drying the hair the final colors of Broadway Blue and Taxi Cab Yellow were applied to her hair.

After model Vickie

After model Vickie

Before Model Perri

Before Model Perri

Vicki hair was previously lightened by me so I had to focus on her regrowth and do a decolorizing on her ends. Afterwards the final colors of Coral and Teal were strategically placed on her hair.

After model Perri

After model Perri

Before model Chris

Before model Chris

For Chris, I pre lightened his hair twice with Redken Flashlift lightener and ph Bonder. Lightening his ends first and then his root area.  Pre tone with Shades EQ gloss 09P then I was able to apply Brooklyn Blue, High Line Green and Broadway blue to his hair.

After model Chris

After model Chris

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

I created this shag layered cut on Vicki with a soft side fringe and face framing layers.  For Styling I round brushed the hair with Guts 10 for volume and set the curls with a 2" marcel ceramic Hot Tools curling Iron and Hot Sets 22. Hair was cooled and brushed brushed out and finished with Fashion Works 12 and Control Addict 28.

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

For Perri's haircut I lightly layered her hair and tightened up her fringe. Hair was styled with Guts 10 and Set with a curling iron with Iron Shape 11, Cooled, brushed out and set with Triple Take 32 and Shine Flash 03.

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

Final Image by Harper Young Photography

I did this undercut with my And is "Envy" clippers directly on scalp and layered the top length with my 7" Sam Villa shears. Hair was styled with Pillow Proof Primer, Argan 6 oil and Iron Shape 11. Finished with Mess Around 10 and Control Addict 28.

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tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

Credits

Hair | Matthew Tyldesley @hairbymatt

Photography | Harper Young Photography @jharrrper  www.harperyoungphoto.com

Make Up | Isidro Valencia @valencia0612

Styling  | Genna Yussman Greene @gennayussman

Models | Vickie Tang @lunarlurker

             | Perri Fields @perrierleigh

             | Chris Diaz (Heyman Talent Agency) @chrisryandiaz

tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

The day of the shoot was a lot of fun, we started early at Jenni's Studio. We made sure to have plenty of food for everyone. It took two hours for each model. It is always a pleasure to have Genna and Isidro on set. Isidro created a soft smoky eye,  nude lip and make up to enhance the facial features of each model. Genna did these "Net" dresses and tops for the the models for an aquatic feel and Jenni did an excellent job of capturing the looks. 

tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

tearsheet from Beauty Launchpad Magazine

I submitted the collection Beauty Launchpad Magazine editor, Alyson Osterman-Kerr. She loved the collection and wanted it exclusively for the August 2017 issue. The team and I were thrilled to see the spread when it upon it's release.

BTS making of video for Tropical Vibrancy

I am so grateful to this team. Everyone worked os hard. After the photoshoot I spend a final day changing the models hair to wearable colors. This shoot took over 24 hours and was worth every minute.

selfie with Chris

selfie with Chris

Backstage NYFW: Nina Tiari SS 18

It was a dream to spend a third season working NYFW. This time I was invited to do hair backstage with Hi Definition Professional led by Heather King & Derek Moser for Nina Tiari's Spring\Summer 2018 collection. We had 20 models to prepare with a team of 10 hairstylists and 10 make up artists from both the U.S. and Canada sponsored by Redken and NYX Cosmetics.

the Official Hair and Make up team for Nina Tiari's SS 18 fashion show 

the Official Hair and Make up team for Nina Tiari's SS 18 fashion show 

I arrived a day prior to get settled before the show for a 9 a.m. call time the following morning at the Dream Hotel downtown. The security gave us our lanyards after identifying the backstage team. I arrived to a beautifully lit backroom with mirrors and tables to set up.  After a quick group meeting, models had begun arriving and were assigned to hair and make up artists to ready for the show.

backstage set up with hair styling essentials 

backstage set up with hair styling essentials 

The look for hair was a messy, curled hair with intended frizz. I used a 3\4 inch marcel iron and wrapped 1" to 2" sections using Redken's Iron Shape 11 to sustain the curl. Afterwards Curls were separated and teased using my hands with a tad of Powder Grip 03 and finished using Control Addict 28. We had a total of 3 hours for hair and make up combined with a run through.

model Livia Pullman and with Hi Definition Professional's Derek Moser

model Livia Pullman and with Hi Definition Professional's Derek Moser

Redken Artist, Natalie Alana and Jake Walker

Redken Artist, Natalie Alana and Jake Walker

Make up artist, Bethany Hood applying make up to model, Lila Flowers

Make up artist, Bethany Hood applying make up to model, Lila Flowers

The hair and make up looks were beautiful, effortless and girly. Hair had that "lived in feel" with a strong red lip and defined brows.

 Model Sophie Longford       Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown         Make up Ashley Ortiz

 Model Sophie Longford       Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown         Make up Ashley Ortiz

Heather King of Hi Definition Professional creating  texture 

Heather King of Hi Definition Professional creating  texture 

model Sophie longford double team on hair with Tiffany Brown & Matthew Tyldesley

model Sophie longford double team on hair with Tiffany Brown & Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry  Model Livia Pullman      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry

Model Livia Pullman      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry  Model Sophie Longford      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry

Model Sophie Longford      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown

From the Runway

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry  Model Lila Flowers      Make up Bethany Hood       Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry

Model Lila Flowers      Make up Bethany Hood       Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry  Model Livia Pullman      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry

Model Livia Pullman      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry  Model Sophie Longford      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown

source: LIVID Magazine| Heather Perry

Model Sophie Longford      Make up Ashley Ortiz     Hair Matthew Tyldesley & Tiffany Brown

I am so grateful for this experience. I was even more happy that two of my fellow colleagues and fellow artist from Louisville, Kentucky worked the show with me. Looking forward to next season.

with make up artists Bethany Hood & Isidro Valencia

with make up artists Bethany Hood & Isidro Valencia

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showtime

on the step and repeat

on the step and repeat

Nina Tiari | Spring Summer 2018 Full Fashion Show | Exclusive by FF chanel

BTS video of the Hi Definition team for Nina Tiari

Nina Tiari backstage source Scadmanor\Anthony O'Baner

Nina Tiari backstage source Scadmanor\Anthony O'Baner