It’s good to have big dreams. I hope one of my Artists will one day receive an Academy Award and I get to see my make-up and hair designs flash across the world’s media. This year, I am one step closer to that dream by working from the comfort of a studio in chilly London with Alexa Chung on Sky’s coverage of the Oscars, where she had been invited to give her inimitable fashion commentary on the looks that graced this year’s Academy Award’s red carpet.
Alexa is, of course, also one of my personal favorite style icons and by the time I completed her hair and make-up, she looked breathtakingly beautiful. I worked smokey grey eyes on her and created ’40s-inspired, deep side-parted waves, which worked magnificently on her new, slightly shorter haircut by the lovely George Northwood.
Another big recent highlight for me was working with the divine Philip Kingsley team at the Pro Hair Live 2015 show in Manchester to showcase their fantastic new Trichotherapy range. What a great two days and I look forward to getting involved when the event comes to London on 26th-27th April.
This week, we set up a fabulous Beauty Suite for E! Entertainment’s highly anticipated new drama series, The Royals launch event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. What great fun to pull together a team of great artists to oversee the smooth running of cast members getting red carpet ready.
I had the pleasure of working with a few of the main cast members: the beautiful Alexandra Park, Merritt Patterson and the very handsome Tom Austin and William Mosely (who also happens to make the meanest cup of tea in town). I wanted both Alexandra and Merritt to really stand out for the evening’s red carpet and extravagant party, so I didn’t hold back – they trusted me to create strong, bold statement hair and make-up looks that kept heads turning all evening. I mean, who doesn’t want people to comment, “WOW, you look H.O.T!”? And they sure did! It’s always a great buzz to work with up-and-coming actors and tap into their excitement of making their own style statements as their careers hit the big time.
Until the next time!