It's been a busy week here on the tropical island of Singapore and I'm only embarking on day 3. I have shot for VIP - a cover and super sexy 8 page inside story. This is the premiere issue of a high end men's magazine; oh, did I mention Heffner owned - wink
Yesterday, I shot for Harper's Bazaar, Singapore. I was the hairstylist on an 8 page beauty spread. The make up artist, Bobbie, did a fantastic job on the make up. I, being a make up artist as well, can have a very picky inner monologue - but, I was very pleased that we were paired up as a team. Not to divulge her secrets, but I have to mention that Bobbie used a MAC cream colour base in Pearl, as a highlight that we quite stunning. I, myself am a fan of the Jemma Kidd DEWY GLOW ALL OVER RADIANCE CREME which gives similar results only slightly more dewy and more sheer.
Our theme for hair was finger-combed, romantic hair. First, I misted the hair with water and then applied a handful of Label M Extra Strong Mousse which I blow-dried with a large CHI round brush to help with volume at the roots and finishing the ends. I then set the hair on Remington All That Quick Curl Setter hot rollers (love these and they are ionic AND super cheap - www.target.com) for a great 'S' shape - think Veronica Lake. For the finishing touch I was using L'Oreal Elnet Hairspray- which is a working spray, which means I can spray and spray, and spray some more and the hair will not go dull and will not get those crusty white bits anywhere. [if you get crusty white bits from your styling products and you do not have time to rewash your hair - give your hair a mist of water from Evian Facial Mist - this re-hydrates the product and makes the white disappear.]
Our model, who was quite stunning, had a focus on a Prodigy concert so she was a little 'jumpy' about getting out in time for the concert. As sweet as she was I found it challenging to do hair on someone who would be on set, in position and then jump up with anguish over the time. [We were all there to work.] Of course she never dared when a representative from the magazine was there. But, from a great day, if my only challenge is a model who acts like a 5-year old with ADD, then so be it.
Today, in my world of insomnia - it's 5 am here - and what am I doing to pass the time away? Updating my blog and drinking a macchiato, which seems absurd to me because if I can't sleep then why make a coffee?? No one said I ever made sense.
I have a clientelle for haircuts and fabulous foils (toot toot goes the sound of my horn blowing) on my agenda for today. I've always loved doing private clients at home. Two reasons - 1) I prefer my laid back atmosphere as opposed to a salon and 2) I have a baby, Zoie who is 8 months. When I have clients at home it gives me the chance to play with her between clients. I don't get that option when I am shooting so it's a nice bonus to work this way.
[but... speaking of being onset and babies.... ]
I shot beauty for Hong Kong Bazaar last week and our day was going WAY over so I did what I would never do - asked if the baby could come to set (they were a.ok with this as we were shooting 8:30 am until 1:30 am!) - my nanny brought her to set so I could feed her and then.... Zoie got asked to be in a shot - so, just an option, but watch for the April issue of HK Bazaar and if you see a little baby with a 'mom' wearing Bottega Veneta - that would be 'Baby, hairstylist's own' :) I was asked if I mind if Zoie was shot naked. I said sure 'but if she pees on the Bottega, I am not responsible.'
fyi: Zoie did not pee on the Bottega!