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.

8 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

6. Firmansyah wrote:
but I'll take sunshine over rain! The light was so beuauiftl later in the evening we took Laura & Kevin back out for a few more photos before we left for day. Thank you Andrew for joining me to

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 6:38 AM

7. Nattapong wrote:
There's a rule of taking one month out from ditang for every year you were in a relationship after that relationship breaks up. If you were married for 8 years and dated for a year before that, take 9 months off from ditang. The reason behind this is that you need to get some perspective about who you are beyond a relationship and to heal the aches. If you start ditang too soon, you risk having the anger toward your ex bubble out inappropriately to your next date and that doesn't give yourself, or the new guy a decent chance.Take the time to do a postmortem (an examination of the dead relationship) and figure out how to come to peace with the issues and be honest with yourself about your part in the failure of the marriage. Even if he was an abusive loser there are things you could have done better, like not choosing an abusive loser. This helps you prepare yourself to do better in your next relationship.Also take time to tend to your children. Divorce is hard on children and going through men in their lives only makes it harder. This is an opportunity to show your children a healthy lifestyle can be had without a partner and how to make mature decisions for the next partner in your life. But please think of your children and tread cautiously when it comes to ditang, they're going through a lot as it is.If those prospects are worthwhile they will wait or check back with you later. If you're not ready there's no reason to push it because they seem nice. You need time to heal and care for your kids in this transition. If you're worth it to them, they'll wait or work on developing a friendship. It's not too early to develop platonic friendships (that could develop into a relationship down the line) but be strong about taking your time. You deserve that. Reply

Mon, July 2, 2012 @ 9:52 PM

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