Backstage Stevie Boi SS18

I was asked to be lead hairstylist for designer Stevie Boi by High Definition Professional's Heather King.  Prior to leaving for NYC Heather sent me the looks requested by Stevie Boi. The hairstyles were slicked back wet hair, cornrows and standing high ponytails. I created two quick tutorials of which I shared with the team prior to arriving in New York.

the hair team with the models Hi Definition Professional

the hair team with the models Hi Definition Professional

Once in NYC we had just completed one show and loaded into the Uber and headed towards Pennsylvania Hotel for Stevie Boi's "NOIR" SS18  show presented by Walk Fashion Show.

The models

The models

The hotel was filled with models, hair and make up artists. We had a total of 50 models to complete with a team of 13 hair & make up artists. I split our team into groups based on skill and comfort level. This way everyone was responsible for the same looks for continuity.  As models came in I assessed what looks would work best on them based on their current hair and directed them to hair stylists that  were strongest in certain areas. 

backstage essentials

backstage essentials

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hairstylists, Chrystal Lotz and Jake Walker ready a model for the runway

Derek Moser and Matthew Tyldesley styling model, Tina Kay for the runway

Derek Moser and Matthew Tyldesley styling model, Tina Kay for the runway

The hair looks were created using Redken hairstyling. The high ponytails required a directional blow-dry upwards using Guts 10 spray foam. Hair was then put into a pontail. Next the model leaned forward and Two hairstylists had to work together and wrap the base of the ponytail using elastic cording. The elastic had to be taught in order for the ponytails to stand on their own.

Matthew Tyldesley and Jake Walker creating a high pony on model, Claudia.

Matthew Tyldesley and Jake Walker creating a high pony on model, Claudia.

Make up was soft and natural with a smoky eye, bronzer and defined brow.

hair styled by Tiffany Brown & Michelle Renee Make up Nu Evolution Cosmetics

hair styled by Tiffany Brown & Michelle Renee Make up Nu Evolution Cosmetics

Braids for Days Hair by Tiffany Brown & Michelle Renee

Braids for Days Hair by Tiffany Brown & Michelle Renee

Slay Models pose for the camera. Hair: High Definition Professional  Make up Nu Evolution Cosmetics

Slay Models pose for the camera. Hair: High Definition Professional  Make up Nu Evolution Cosmetics

Runway look Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Derek Moser  image : ELLE Hong Kong

Runway look Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Derek Moser

image : ELLE Hong Kong

Model: Sanvernetas Thomas  Hair: Ashley Ortiz  Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Model: Sanvernetas Thomas

Hair: Ashley Ortiz

Image: ELLE Hong Kong

One thing I think is really cool is working with the same models. You run into them backstage working shows over the years. It's really cool to be on this journey in the beauty industry and to follow the models, make up artists, photographers and designers grow.

Selfie time with Claudia & Sanvernetas

Selfie time with Claudia & Sanvernetas

Model: Rain Klutts  Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Ashley Ortiz  Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Model: Rain Klutts

Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Ashley Ortiz

Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Model Claudia Charriez  Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Jake Walker  Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Model Claudia Charriez

Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Jake Walker

Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Male Models ready to rock the runway

Male Models ready to rock the runway

Model Jose Costelo Branco  Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Mikki Conway  Make up: Isidro Valencia & Jeromy Adams  Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Model Jose Costelo Branco

Hair: Matthew Tyldesley & Mikki Conway

Make up: Isidro Valencia & Jeromy Adams

Image: ELLE Hong Kong

Models always striking a pose

Models always striking a pose

BTS runway show video Stevie Boi SS 18 by Logan Curtis

Phoenix Risen Productions

Below are two of the quick tutorials I created based on Stevie Boi's Imagery for the stylists to review prior to his show.

Runway Looks: Stevie Boi SS 18 Wet Look Tutorial

Runway Looks: Stevie Boi SS 18 High Ponytail Tutorial

Model Claudia Charriez escorts Designer, Stevie Boi

Model Claudia Charriez escorts Designer, Stevie Boi

NYFW was another success and dream come true. I look forward to the next opportunity. I am grateful to my team and to Hi Definition Professional and to Stevie Boi.

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

showtime

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