The Palm | Jute Magazine

So excited to finally see and share these photos with the world! We've been waiting a while for these to get picked up and published and wa lah! Here it is!

I picked up these two wigs a while ago on a random hair shopping trip with no idea what to do with them. I thought they were so cute and wanted to add them in my wig collection.

When Brian and I decided to collaborate I wanted to put these babies to good use. We came up with a corky concept inspired by Hitchcock's Bird meets a Cohen brothers film. Naturally, when we decided to make this shoot happen in Palm Springs, we had to give a little Sinatra vibe.  This was such an amazing and fun shoot, we had the best crew and most amazing memories from this weekend.

Hair Talk: For the wigs, they're synthetic, and most synthetic wigs come looking so shiny and halloween looking. Now, I didn't mind the wigs to look wiggy, that was part of the whole corky concept. BUT I wanted to add my deconstructed touch to it so I sprayed it with lots of cheap drug store dry shampoo (You know, the ones that you cant use on yourself or any brunette because it makes you look like you have gnarly dandruff), back combed, and picked it out the curls with a wide tooth comb until I broke down 50% of the curls. Once that is done, I sculpted the wig to the shape I wanted and sprayed it with a hard holding hair spray like Paul Mitchell's Extra Body Finishing Firm.

Photographer: Brian Ziff

Makeup: Lexi Swain @ Celestine Agency

Hair: Sienree @ Celestine Agency

Wardrobe: Camille Yvette

Models: Katty Ukhanova and Chanel Gray @ Wilhelmina Models

Elle Indonesia - Tropical Vibes

Loving this editorial I worked on with photographer Alvin Nguyen!  This was the first time I worked with Alvin and it was an adventure to say the least.  We drove 3 hours away into the sand dunes to create these gorgeous shots.  Between our truck getting stuck in the middle of soft sand and the 100 mph wind that was going on, I think the images turned out pretty good. It was a rough day but so worth every minute! 

Photography: Alvin Nugyen @ JP REPS

Stylist: Heidi Meek @ OPUS

Makeup: Anna Branson @ The REX Agency

Hair: Sienree @ CELESTINE

Model: Stephanie C. @ LA MODELS

Elle China April 2015- Angels in the City by Chen Man

Mae Lapres may be one of my most favorite models. It was such a blast shooting her with China's most famous photographer Chen Man for Elle China.  For this shoot we were going straight western 70's and of course Mae's round layered cut was ore than perfect for it all.

Photographer- Chen Man

Makeup- Moani Lee

Model- Mae Lapres

Hair- Sienree

Styist- Hubert 

Elle Malaysia | January Issue

So in love with this editorial I worked on with photographer Alvin Nguyen for Elle Malaysia.  We travelled to Vasquez Rocks near LA for the gorgeous landscapes and view to show off all the amazing clothes fashion editor Calvin Cheong pulled.  That day was definitely one of my favorite days of work.

Check out the story-

Photography: Alvin Nguyen

Styling: Calvin Cheong

Model: Daria Pershina @ LA Models

Hair: Sienree 

Makeup: Anna Branson

Debby Ryan for Fault Magazine

So excited to share this fun editorial for I worked on with actress and singer Ryan Debby.  Although she's a Disney girl, that day we threw all that out the window and brought out the rock and roll in her.  Debby was such a pleasure to work on, she's funny, smart, cool, and was down to try new things and was so open to do anything.  I love it when that happens!

 

Hair Talk:

Debby Already had such awesome platinum blonde hair, I wanted to give it some dirty rock and roll texture and play with shapes.  

I first prepped the hair with Oribe's Soft Laquer to add some heat protection and then loosely wrapped around random strands around a 1 inch iron for a little bend but not a curl.  

Once the whole head is curled, I gave her a deep side part, back combed it a bit with a wide tooth comb at the mid-shaft to give it some body and generously sprayed Big Sexy Hair's Volumizing Dry Shampoo.  This will give it the dry texture and lots of grit to build shape and volume.  

Photograph by Brian Ziff

Makeup by Melissa Walsh 

Styled by Avo Yermagan

Hair by Sienree

Nails by Sarah Chue

Vogue Mexico | Destino: Texas

Sometimes, only sometimes, you get what you wish for! I'm SOOOO excited and overly happy about my new 10 page editorial spread in Vogue Mexico/ Latin America!  It's always been a dream to have a fashion spread in one of the largest publications in the world and it finally happened!

Check out the story featuring Chanel's Dallas Collection!

Photographer- Stockton Johnson 

Art Director- John Paul Tran 

Fashion Editor/Stylist- Valentna Collado

Makeup Artist- Ingeborg

Model: Louise Parker

Hair by me!

Shades of Metal

So excited about this shoot for Revs Magazine online!  I love playing with braids and am so glad to finally get to do an entire braid story!  Braids are the perfect took to create rad shapes, textures, and it's an amazing outlet to let loose and play.

The hair accessories we all hand made by myself and my friend Veronica Nunez, a punk rock bad ass hair stylist that helped me put this together!  I knew she hand created a lot of her own cool rock and roll accessories and clothes so I knew I needed to have her help to create these spiked hair accessories to complete the look.  We sat on my couch all night watching the Law and Order marathon and glued our little hearts away!  So happy we did cause I really think it completed the story.

 

Hair Talk:

For Emily's braids, I used Unite's Wicked Wax to help control all the fly-aways and also to give me a little grip to create tight and clean braids.  It definitely helps when you have control over every strand!

Photography by Josh Reed
Makeup by Nicole Walmsley
Styling by Taylor Sheridan
Hair by Sienree using Unite
Nails by Pilar 

Pretty In Pastel

Spring is here and I am inspired!  So fun working with some amazing friends on this personal project.  Our super cute model Hannah rocked all of these looks and I am so excited to finally share it all!

 

Hair Talk:

For this shoot I got a bunch of platinum colored wigs from The Hair Shop and played around with Jerome Russell's colored hair sprays.  In order to create soft pastel colors, I made sure to evenly spray the color as  far away from the wigs as possible to diffuse it.  One trick I picked up in the experiment that worked like a charm was using white colored spray and Klorane's Dry Shampoo as a finishing touch to really give it a powdery soft texture

Photography by Ashley Barrett
Model: Hannah Bogdan
Makeup by Alexis Swain
Styled by Sarah West
Hair by Sienree
 

Guy's Girl | Foam Magazine

I'm a big fan of Graham Dunn's work, so it was a pleasure to finally work with him on this editorial for Foam magazine.  We shot at this really cool commune  in Topanga Canyon then moved to the gorgeous beach.  Besides the insanely cold winds, the day was beautiful  It's still weird to think that I make a living by working with cool people in cool places all day.  What a life!

 

Hair Talk:

1.  I misted Sabine's hair down with Unite's Beach Day and rough dried it with my fingers and a blow dryer.  Concentrating on lifting the roots and almost scrunching the mid-shaft to create a lived in second day texture.

2. Once the hair is completely dried, I used a 1inch iron to randomly curl the middle of the hair,m leaving the ends and roots untouched.  When curling, make sure you curl each strand in different directions .

3. Finish up with a little Big Sexy Hair's volumizing dry shampoo on the roots to soak up any oil and to give a little lift.  Evenly mist Unite's Trick Spray and a light hair spray on the ends for texture and separation.

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Photographed by Graham Dunn  Styled by Henna Koskinen  Makeup by Bethany McCarty  Hair by Sienree  Model: Sabine at Next

Photographed by Graham Dunn

Styled by Henna Koskinen

Makeup by Bethany McCarty

Hair by Sienree

Model: Sabine at Next