Behind The Scenes: With Hair & Makeup Stylist

Arriving on set of the Laura Ashley Summer 2012 shoot, we greeted one very lovely and essential lady to our crew—makeup artist and hair and fashion stylist Jami Svay. You could easily argue this talented beauty belongs in front of the camera but by trade she is the skilled artist who makes our Laura Ashley models look so fresh and beautiful.

Jami on set with model Chelsea.

We had a chance to chat with Jami while she worked (secretly hoping to steal a few expert tips).

Laura Ashley: What is the direction for the Laura Ashley look?
Jami: For Laura Ashley it’s always fresh, clean and natural. Styling from hair and makeup to fashion and accessories is simple, soft and feminine. Everyday chic.

Laura Ashley: What’s the secret behind those lovely locks?
Jami: I gave our model loose curls by simply twisting small groups of strands around a one inch curling iron. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray is my go-to product; made with salt water, it’s perfect for achieving a natural looking wave. Work it through damp hair and again post styling for finishing and hold. Remember a little goes a long way.

Laura Ashley: Unfortunately we don’t all have the luxury of a stylist or a lot of time to do our makeup. Can you tell us what’s essential before walking out the door.

Jami: It really is as simple as 1-2-3. Mascara, blush and lip gloss. I’m not loyal to any blush or gloss, but my new favorite mascara is Volum' Express® Falsies by Maybelline.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Monica wrote:
Lou Herrin - Dave and Cat, you two make me so proud. Your pictures are so miovng and make me feel like I know what these people are really like and feel like I am there caught up in the emotion of the moment. Parents and friends will never be captured like that again Thanks for such a wonderful service to your clients and to those of us lucky enough to see your work. These pictures were dynamite !!

Sun, July 1, 2012 @ 10:07 PM

2. Tarek wrote:
- Holy Cow these are good. Was going to say I really like the slthoueite of the first image but then I saw the second and the third and the list goes on and on. The whole post is filled with great emotion.

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 1:50 AM

3. Akiko wrote:
- I love the 50mm ƒ1.8! I got mine mid last year and have to say that it has become my faovurite lens [for now], especially for shooting detail and amazing portraits.Love your work and how the eyes just pop.

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 2:47 AM

4. Tiiy wrote:
Jessica - WOW I am just AMAZED with Bassems work. I had so much FUN during this shoot, Bassem you sure know how to make sonomee feel their best. BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!!!!!!

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

5. Daryus wrote:
- I've figured it out! Your iaemgs ( each and every one of them) are like classical works of art. Perfectly composed, lit and colored with just the right amount of emotion and love. Your are goooood! joy to look at!

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 5:38 AM

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