Carrie Keagan | MTV Movie Awards

For Carrie’s MTV Movie red carpet look, we wanted to create something that would compliment her super sleek and cool outfit. Since the cage top was already making a statement, I didn’t want to do anything too distracting in front but still do something cool and creative so it’s not just a boring up-do.  Good thing Carrie is super open to ideas and can basically rock anything. So, I decided to create a fun twist/ braid moment in the back into a smooth voluminous pompadour in the front. 

1. First prep the entire head with Paul Mitchell's Sculpting Foam on damp hair for control and body. Round brush the top for volume and everything else can be rough dried for texture.

2. I separated the top section where I wanted to create a pompadour for later. Starting at the nape working my way to the crown, I tied pony tails in a mohawk formation to for security and to create foundations for my next steps. (This trick is such a lifesaver on clients with shorter hair and helps control the little neck hairs as well)

3. Starting fro the lowest pony tail and using a small amount of Dry Wax on my fingertips to control fly-aways, I rope braided each pony tail upwards to the next pony tail and pinned the braid in place at each “foundation” I created.  Once I get all the way up to the last pony, I finished the braid off with a regular 3 stand braid and clip it aside. 

4. Prep the section with Dry Wash and Stay Strong. Back comb the entire frontal section to create volume for the pompadour. Once you get the height desired, take a toothbrush and smooth out the front then pin the pompadour in place. 

5. With the braid created from the pony tail, expand the braid with your fingers to create a looser and bigger braid. (This will will be used to cover any pins used to spin the pompadour)

6. I created a U shape with the braid and layed it over to cover the ends and pins from the pompadour. Pin in place till it’s 100% secure.

7. Smooth away any unwanted fly-aways and secure the entire look with Extra body Finishing firm. Wah La! You’ve got yourself a do.

Photo from Jessica Hoffman, makeup artist and awesome iphone picture taker.

Photo from Jessica Hoffman, makeup artist and awesome iphone picture taker.

bts of me finishing up Carrie's hair

bts of me finishing up Carrie's hair

Hair by Sienree using Paul Mitchell

Makeup by Jessica Hoffman

Styling by Quentin Cortez

Alexa PenaVega at the Spare Parts Movie Premiere

Congratulations to my client and friend Alexa for her new movie Spare Parts!  I had the opportunity to do her hair for the movie premiere and we decided to give it a Rapunzel inspired fish tail braid.

Hair Talk:

I first gave Alexa a deep right side part on and wrapped random pieced around a 1 inch curling iron for texture and body. Once finished I started french braiding her hair from the right temple to the lower left nape then continued it into a fish tail.  When done braiding, I secured the braid with an elastic and pulled some pieces out by the face and the braid for a loose and lived in texture. Use bobby pins to shape and pin unwanted loose pieced and finish with Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Finishing Hairspray to hold the look and you are good to go!

Hair by Sienree

Makeup by Bebe Booth

Allison Janney At The Emmy Eve Parties

For Allison's look, she was wear a very sexy but casual outfit, leather shorts and a loose gold top. I wanted to give her something more loose and sexy to go with her outfit and also her very cool and confident personality. She looks like a super model in everything so less is more. 

Hair Talk:

-First I lightly prepped her hair with Oribe's Soft Laquer and working from the nape up, I curled the 1.5X1.5 inch sections with a 1 1/2 inch iron concentrating on the midshaft and leaving out the ends. For this look I like to curl each other section in opposite directions for more of a un structured look.
-Once the whole head is curled, cooled, and set, I emulsified a dime size of rough luxury molding paste in my hands and loosely separated each curl with my fingers to give it some chunky separation and also to tame any unruly strands. 
-Once all the curls are broken up, I lightly lifted up large sections and sprayed dry texturizing spray underneath the hair and finished off with Superfine hair spray.

Laura Fraser at he 66th Annual Emmy Awards

So excited to work with Laura again!  She is such a sweet woman and a pleasure to be around, I love it when I get set up with wonderful people!

Laura's features are so stunning, she reminds me of a 1950's Hollywood
starlet. She was wearing a simple black dress, and I wanted to give her more of a dolled up
Hollywood wave to compliment the classic red lip that her makeup artist
had given her. 

Hair Talk:

-First I prepped her damp hair with a cocktail of Grandoise Mousse and
Maximista then blow dried with with a round brush, concentrating on the
roots for maximum lift.
-Once the hair is dried, I lightly sprayed Soft Laquer all over and
curled 1X1 inch sections vertically and away from the face with a 1 inch
barrel iron. With each curl, make sure they are pinned in place to set
and cool. 
-When finished, I release the pins and lightly separated each curl buy
hand without disturbing it too much since I wanted to see defined curls
and not a wave.
-For the front panel, I wanted to give her a S curl for that Hollywood
look so I gently brushed it out and formed the S with my hands and comb.
Once the S curl is apparent, I finished up with a generous amount of
Superfine Strong to help hold it in place.