The summer ended with a number of days full of styling the beautiful locks of wonderful models and working with the vibrant groups of people in the fashion world. When I say that the summer ended it’s like the world has halted momentarily, well the photo shoots anyways have slowed. The good thing is that all that work from a month or two ago is paying off now, the results are in and the shots amazing! With the rainy days my focus has become education, learning, brainstorming and practicing new techniques for hair styling. With the relatively new job at Canvas salon here in Vancouver comes a new array of product lines. I am enjoying learning to work with Bumble&Bumble, Kevin Murphy, and Rene Futere. These companies all have unique histories, philosophies, and functions; It is so refreshing to soak in everything they have to offer. Session Stylist Kevin Murphy presented recently at science world here in Vancouver, My co-workers and I went to the show, There were some fresh new ideas and it presented me with a new simplistic view of manipulating hair texture and achieving unique and strong looks. The fun part of watching a presentation like that is taking what you learn and making it your own and I am looking forward to seeing what I can create. I am also putting together my trip to lovely Santa Monica, Ca. to train for a week at the Toni & Guy Advanced Academy. I am taking a Custom cut & Colour course that will give me some updated views into how to best work a hair colour and a haircut together. I am excited to expand my knowledge in terms of colour placement and how it is affected by the haircut as well as how the cut can be maximized by a perfect combination of colour. I feel that it is important for me to be able to offer my clients the perfect colour to best suit them and one that will work best however they style their hair. I think too many people have been swayed away from hair colour because of various reasons, most likely bad experiences or the thought that colour always looks artificial. My goal as an artist is to make something naturally beautiful, I love to take inspiration from the colourful world around me and create hair colour that looks like it is meant to be. Not only do i strive for the most natural results, I also love the challenge of creating something unique that is cost effective and not a headache to maintain. There is nothing better in the salon than when you can create a goal with specific clients and build consistently great looking hair for them every day. I love to put as much into educating my clients on how to maintain the look they desire as i put into learning it for myself. Along with the learning I am Putting together my portfolio, adding all the pictures that show off the versatility of my skills.
One of the favorite models and fashion stylist i have worked with actually a few times so far is Flo, www.modelmayhem.com/1040076. Her tasteful styles and beautiful finesse in posing has given me a number of new additions to my portfolio.
Model and wardrobe stylist Flo, http://www.modelmayhem.com/fflPhotographer
Photographer Jon Apostol, http://www.modelmayhem.com/jonjonphotography
awhile back was the frist time i was able to style the locks of Flo, She ended up meeting up with another photographer that day so i received some surprise photo’s of the style for that day.
Model and wardrobe stylist Flo, http://www.modelmayhem.com/ffl
Photographer Adam Luk, http://www.modelmayhem.com/ABLExposures
MUA Christine Chen, http://www.modelmayhem.com/makeupccmm
Thanks again to Flo and the rest of the people that produced these amazing portfolio additions. Always happy to hear feedback from anyone, Keep posted for more pics from the Jon Apostol Shoot.