Monday, March 29, 2010

AHFA's Makeup Artist of the year goes to................

It's official: Verity Griffths is the BEST Makeup Artist in Australia!! Look -she is holding a big shiny award to prove it. I have never doubted mind you, Verity is a talent, and she needs no award to confirm that. She is a finalist for Hair Expo Session Stylist of the Year as well! Which will be judged in june, so watch this space.
Last night at the AHFAs at Sydney Town Hall I watched Verity take out the award and give a lovely speech, will also point out that she was the first person to swear up on stage. Its amazing to watch people you work with, who work really hard get proper recognition for all their hard work. Well done V you potty mouth.

Hair For Justine Davis

Kirsty was up at 3am for the Justine Davis, look book shoot. Justine is going from strength to strength and it's always awesome to work with her. Kirsty used a wig, which she carefully cut and styled- I think almost everyone in the salon wore it while she tried to cut it because was doing it in- between clients!
The photos speak for themselves, a great job by Kirsty and as always gorgeous clothes from Justine. Well done ladies!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Original&Mineral Shoot

You know the coolest thing about working at Stevie English Hair? I work with my friends, the guys in the salon rock we have such a cool team! Another friend for us is O&M Original Mineral who are our main product company. It was such an honour to be asked to be in charge of hair for the new hero shots for their cool products. Original&Mineral are a mega cool Australian owned product company who believes in doing things their way. Their brand is modern, cool and image is everything! Stevie English is proud to be a part of their vision and are really happy to help inspire fashions.
The two day shoot comprised of one day in the studio and one day down the south coast in the National Park at a beach called Garie. The photographer was David Mandelberg. David is a world class photographer and it was amazing to be around him and his team. He was shooting both stills and moving image. The model was Annabella Barber,we have worked with Annabella before shooting for culture magazine, to say she is the real deal is an understatement. An awesome model who not only looks great but has the most incredible work ethic. For all of those that think models just look good and have great bone structure, genetics handed them a full house.............. TRUE, but they work hard. Annabella was a complete pro, and the shoot was quite demanding. Our Verity ran the hair department: I coloured Annabella's hair whilst Verity and our assistants Raquel, Jake and Naomi all worked on keeping the hair looking clean, contemporary and cool with a slight 60's feel with an organic natural edge. We did two very long fourteen hour days and lots my mates joke that is very glamorous, well getting up at 4am in the cold of the morning, and then the heat of the mid-day sun, is not all that its cracked up to be!But I'm not complaining, we all had a great time and the final shots will be just perfect. Great work from everyone involved!

Training: Hair Up Sydney Style with a Stevie English twist.

We put on a little training night for all our staff and some of the team from Muse hairdressing in Surry Hills. Kirsty, Jade and Verity all did hair ups and they all did different kinds. Kirsty showed what she called an 'easy' hair up, I beg to differ, it was a lot of very cool braids. Jade did a more traditional hair up with a modern twist using a hair piece/padding which was really cool. And Verity showed us a more editorial look using all hair pieces. It's so great to see our talented staff working and sharing their knowledge.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


We truly love all our clients here at Stevie English, and it is awful to turn them away because they can't get the appointment they need. We are getting busier all the time, and it is hard to find appointments with only a few days' notice. If you want to keep your fabulous style looking perfect- RE-BOOK!

I can't emphasise this enough. Booking an appointment four weeks from today is far easier than securing one for this weekend. It just guarantees your place, and means we don't have to disappoint you by not finding a spot. Please re-book. I'll give you a coffee!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oscars 2010 Hair Report

The Oscars. Dresses. Glamour. HAIR. So who did we love?

Sandra Bullock: The Golden Girl. Beautiful, sleek, glossy brunette hair. She looked perfect, and she won! Does not really get any better for her.

Sarah Jessica Parker: The Risk Taker. Say what you will about her dress, but I loved her hair. The huge hairpiece is so dramatic, and you got to give her props for not being boring. I would have smoothed the front a little, but maybe it was windy!

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz: The Old-Hollywood Glamour Girls. Long, blonde, cascading waves over one shoulder. It's a Hollywood classic, and both of these gorgeous women worked it beautifully.

Meryl Streep: The Class Act. She just gets better and better. Her simple french roll accentuates her beautiful face. She is just impeccable.
The Oscars are never usually the place for crazy styles, but these looks were classic, beautiful and effective.

Stevie English Sydney Styling

Well this year has been a bit of a blur so far, the salon has pumping! We have Verity as a finalist in the AHFAs; the team have been working their tails off, and I have been down to Melbourne to cover a shoot for Prohairstylist
Have added a few pics of Verity (workin' 'ard) at the Playground Weekender festival. Verity styled the mega cool DJ/producer James Lavelle from UNKLE, who she worked with in London.
Yeah its a tough job!