Shades EQ Pastel Pink N Peachy

So excited when a new color line is launched by Redken. Especially these new Shades EQ gloss Pastels.

My client,  Karen  wanted to experiment with pink hair of sorts and I had mentioned the introduction of new pastel hues by  Redken in Shades EQ Glosse s.

My client, Karen wanted to experiment with pink hair of sorts and I had mentioned the introduction of new pastel hues by Redken in Shades EQ Glosses.

before

before

She was game for anything and since she was already a blonde I thought this would be a great opportunity. I decided to lighten her up just a bit so I did a foiled highlight with some heavy balayage lightening on the ends using Redken Flashlights combined with pH Bonder along with Colortrak Long foils.

before

before

After processing, treating the hair with #2 in pH Bonder and shampooing I did a flash tone at the shampoo bowl using 09T in Shades EQ Glosses.

application 

application 

application 

application 

I dried the hair then proceeded to mix up Shades EQ pastels Pink and Peach.

after pre lightening 

after pre lightening 

after pre lightening 

after pre lightening 

color was mixed with Product Club Mixer

color was mixed with Product Club Mixer

I applied the peach zone in her root area and alternated between pink and peach through the ends of her entire head on Colortrak Meche Strips. Processed at room temperature for 25 minutes. Shampooed and conditioned proceeded by styling.

Shades Pastels processing on Colortrak Meche

Shades Pastels processing on Colortrak Meche

I round brushed Karen's hair with Pillow Proof Primer spray followed by Guts 10. Afterward I spiral curled the hair with the Sam Villa curling wand and Iron Shape 11. The color lasted about 4 weeks and head a beautiful, sheer rose gold finish.

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Unique

I have some pretty amazing friends in the beauty industry. My friend and make up artist, Bethany Hood asked if I was interested in a fashion and beauty photoshoot with photographer, Chelsea Marrin. I course I say yes I had not had the chance to work with Chelsea and I was excited when they sent me the vision board.

final image by Chelsea Marrin

final image by Chelsea Marrin

They wanted lots of texture and volume, warm hair tones that contrasted with dark hair color and heavy fringes. 

the team for "Unique"

the team for "Unique"

Wardrobe would be original designs made by Gunnar Deatherage. I quickly pulled from my arsenal of hair pieces and wigs to create several looks. I precut a couple bobs with strong fringes and set a couple with either a texture iron or curling iron. I colored a couple hair pieces as well.

fringe benefits...custom bang attachments

fringe benefits...custom bang attachments

The photoshoot was set early on a gorgeous sunny day at Clay Cook's studio. Lots of snack were present and random tunes played in the background as Bethany and I readied both models. Initial fittings were done on the models before hand and hair and make up were combined to compliment each look. Sadie Ann Miller and Mei Li Zheng were the lovely models booked.

its getting wiggy in here!

its getting wiggy in here!

final image by Chelsea Marrin

final image by Chelsea Marrin

For this look on model Sadie, I used a custom wig colored with a soft peach highlights mixed with dark tones of which I secured to her head. I then used really small hair pads I place on her top sides and lightly backcombed the hair before covering the pads entirely and secure with hair pins. I strategically placed random section of hair across her forehead and highly teased the ends before spray Redken's Quick Dry 18.

bts of Sadie

bts of Sadie

Make up consisted of a green lip and soft cat eye with enhanced gold eyeshadow. Brows were heavily defined with soft contour on the cheeks.

bts of Sadie

bts of Sadie

final image by Chelsea Marrin

final image by Chelsea Marrin

bts image of Mei Li all about the fringe

bts image of Mei Li all about the fringe

This look required a custom wig that I Cut a strong fringe before styling each section with the Sam Villa texture iron. Afterwards hair was teased at the root and shaped into volume with Fashion Works 12 and lots of Control Addict 28.

 

Bethany turned up the depth with a darker lip color to compliment Gunnar's wardrobe.

bts image of Sadie

bts image of Sadie

A similar technique was done on Sadie's hair

The following looks on both models contained custom wigs colored with various Redken copper and reds hues. Heat styled with a curling iron and Iron Shape 11.

bts of Mei Li with copper hair

bts of Mei Li with copper hair

final image by Chelsea Marrin

final image by Chelsea Marrin

bts of Sadie

bts of Sadie

sneak peak from Chelsea's Lens

sneak peak from Chelsea's Lens

final image by Chelsea Marrin

final image by Chelsea Marrin

Credits

Models || Sadie Ann Miller @millerannsadie

               Mei Li Zheng @meilivzheng

Photography || Chelsea Marrin @chelsea_marrin

Wardrobe || Gunnar Deatherage @gunnardeatherage

Make up || Bethany Hood @thehouseofhood

Hair || Matthew Tyldesley @hairbymatt

Assistant || Hunter Zieske @hunterzieske

BTS making of UNIQUE

the team

the team

selfie with sadie

selfie with sadie

selfie with Mei Li

selfie with Mei Li

Money

I'm always excited to work with new creative teams and opportunities always present themselves. I was asked by one of the models, Rebecca Bien whom I had previously book for a hair color collection. She ask if I was interested and if I would be available to do her hair for a photoshoot

. She had booked Make up artist, Matt Goodlett whom I've worked with on several occasions and photographer, Ronnie Louis. She said the concept was to include "Big" hair and "Glitter" and somewhat disco theme... of course I said yes!!

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

I had never worked with Ronnie before so I was excited and I arrived at Joe Goodwin's photography studio were our collection would be photographed. I had  brought some jewels, glitter, hair pads and hair extensions and a wig in my kit. Matt and I were inspired by the concept and worked together to create two looks.

the team 

the team 

for the first looks we wanted a long flowing look. I used a front lace wig that I lightly heat styled with a slight bend in the ends. I wanted to focus on the part so I took Redken Hardward Gel 16 and loose green glitter and mixed thoroughly. Using a color brush I applied the glitter in the center of the part and while hold the brush flat spread the color outwards. While Matt did Rebecca's make up The glitter gel had adequate time to dry and I finished the look with Control Addict 28. 

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

Make up looked created by Matt included matching green lip color, defined brows and eyes and soft highlighter. Lastly a diffused dollar sign on the apple of her cheek. Nails were finished with a high gloss coat of black polish. 

all that glitter....bts image of Rebecca make up by Matt Goodlett

all that glitter....bts image of Rebecca make up by Matt Goodlett

We turned up the tunes and Rebecca posed for the camera. 

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

For the second look. I brushed Rebecca's hair upwards into a high pony and secured with elastics. I used Redken's Fashion Works 12 working spray and my Tearsheet finishing brush to create a smooth finish. I then used an oversize hair pad by Kris Sorbie I bobbi pins to her scalp. The I tookcustom hair extensions colored with City Beats Coral and Pink and brown and blonde that I crimped with the Sam Villa Texture iron converged them together and strateigically wrapped them over the hair pad. 

bts image of model, Rebecca

bts image of model, Rebecca

working together Image by Ronnie Louis

working together Image by Ronnie Louis

For make up, Matt artfully placed body jewels and shimmer and highlighter over Rebecca's body.  He turned it up a notch with a smoky eye and deep pink lip hue. Lastly a diffused dollar sign on the apple of her cheek.

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

This collection was exclusively released by Bangstyle. We gave big hair, glitter and shimmer.

on set 

on set 

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

Credits

 

Model | Rebecca Bien @bec_e_model

Make Up | Matt Goodlett @mattgoodlettmakeup

Hair | Matthew Tyldesley @hairbymatt

Photography | Ronnie Louis @ronnielouisphotography

on set and behind the lens with Ronnie

on set and behind the lens with Ronnie

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

bts making of video of Money

selfie time

selfie time

Image by Ronnie Louis

Image by Ronnie Louis

Urbane

I love men's hairstyling and fashion. For this collection I was inspired by men's hairstyling from the past: 1950's and 1990's and the energy of big city life.  With every photoshoot comes an amazing story but they are not without their own set of challenges that is always a learning curve.

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For this collection I booked photographer, Steve Squall. I hired Steve last year to photograph another collection and worked on several published editorial spreads in the past.  Steve does a fantastic job doing fashion photography and was a perfect fit for shooting a men's collection. I had on board make up artist, Isidro Valencia and Genna Yussman Greene on styling.  I met Steve to discuss my ideas for the shoot and he loved the concept.

the team for Urbane

the team for Urbane

This is one of several collections I did for NAHA although it was not nominated, I was honored to have it was released exclusively by Bangstyle.

selfie with Steve at initial meeting

selfie with Steve at initial meeting

As I had mentioned earlier, photoshoots have challenges. I had all models booked and all was a go however I had an issue with a model that overbooked himself with his agency so I could not use him and on the day of model prep one of my models no showed. Fortunately I had lucked out and I was able to rebook both. I swear I have a photoshoot "Guardian Angel". Through it all you persevere and make it work with the team. 

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I practiced some of the looks on mannequins. I did some highlighting and tapered cuts along with various styling techniques. This would all help for the prep day with the models. I would be more inspired on prep day where I did both color and cut on the models and could work with their bone structures and skin tones.

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The prep day was set a day before the shoot and lasted for seven hours. Ellis arrived and I decided to do an all over lightening process. I used Redken Flashlight with pH bonder. After getting him to a pale yellow I glaze his hair with Shades EQ glosses 07P, 09P and 09T.

Ellis before

Ellis before

I did  a shear over comb cut on his sides and back and left the top length longer for styling.

Ellis after color no style

Ellis after color no style

On the day of the photoshoot I styled his hair with Hardware Gel 16 to create the finger wave.

bts of style on set

bts of style on set

bts close up of finger wave style

bts close up of finger wave style

On model, Justin I did a soft highlight using Redken Blonde Icing combined with pH Bonder. After processing I glaze the hair with 09T in Shades EQ gloss.

Justin before

Justin before

For his cut I did shear over comb on his sides and back and left a visible weigh line to build the silhouette. 

Justin after cut/color no style

Justin after cut/color no style

Styling on the day of the shoot consisted of flat wrapping his hair with Thickening Lotion 06 with the Sam Villa Paddle brush. Hand styled with Move Ability 05 and finished with Control Addict 28.

bts on set day

bts on set day

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On Micah's hair I did a heavy highlight with Blonde Icing and pH Bonder followed with a Shades EQ gloss in 07P.

Micah before

Micah before

For his cut I decided to do a faded mohawk using my Andis Clippers "Envy" and layered the top with my Sam Villa 7" shears.

Micah after cut/color no style

Micah after cut/color no style

The styling for the shoot day included paddle brush combined with hair dryer and Hardware Gel 16. Once hair was dry it was hear styled with Iron Shape 11 and 2" curling iron. For handstyling I used Mess Around 10 finished with Control Addict 28.

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We shot early morning at Steve's studio. Lots of coffees and bagels kept us busy and content for a six hour shoot. I staggered models arrival times to give everyone enough time to prepare. We did wardrobe tests with each model to find the right look.

selfie with isidro

selfie with isidro

For make up Isidro did a fantastic job keeping the make up real clean with soft contour cheeks, lip balm and lots of highlighter to enhance model's cheeks and brow bones.

final image by Steve Squall

final image by Steve Squall

I submitted the collection to Lori Balsamian with Bangstyle. She loved the collection and requested to feature it as an exclusive collection.

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Credits

Hair | Matthew Tyldesley @hairbymatt

Photography | Steve Squall @stevesquall

Make up | Isidro Valencia @valencia0612

Styling | Genna Yussman Greene @gennayussman

Models | Justin Sinkler @sinkler_115

               Micah Severo Ruelas @micahsevero

               Ellis Mitchell @ellismitch008

BTS making of video for Urbane

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I am so grateful to this team, everyone did a stellar job.

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the boy club

the boy club

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Selfie with Steve

Selfie with Steve

I am so grateful to this team!!

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