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‘Trainwreck’ Star Brie Larson’s Architectural ‘Do

Brielicous!! I just made up a word because that’s exactly how this beautiful actress is. What a dream to work with her. I really enjoy time with Brie because she is funny, cool and is a great person for whom to do hair.


I started off by using Kerastase Pret A Porter at the roots for volume and used a mixture of L’Oreal Professionnel Volume Envy Extra on mid lengths and ends. I did a mixture of that and Rene Furterer Karite Intense Nourishing Oil.

Then, I blew dry her hair with a large round brush for smoothness and slight volume. I wanted it to lok like ’70s runway hair. If you do research you will see that 70s models on the runway were very animated and very couture. I did a severe deep side part slicked down to the nape of the head. To give this look an update, I left out pieces on the side of the head and in the back I put in a ponytail. I sectioned the pony into two sections, then braided them, then roughed up the braid. Using French hairpins to secure the braided ponies, I turned it into a cool bun in the back, an architectural hair do as opposed to a ballerina bun. Last, I sprayed L’Oreal Elnett on the hair to secure it in place.

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Elle Women In Music: Ella Henderson & Muddy Magnolias



My second shoot for this month’s ELLE: Women in Music issue was really special. I had the opportunity to work with pop/soul singer Ella Henderson and R&B/country group Muddy Magnolias! This was my first time being introduced to both acts and I have to say that working with them made me a fan!

I wanted to give Ella a look that was as gorgeous as her voice, so I thought these glamorous beach waves were perfect! Ella usually wears her hair wavy, so we really just wanted to step it up for this shoot. This look is all about texture, so I started with a texturizing blow drying spray at the roots for volume and a volumizing mousse from mid lengths to ends. I then used a small barrel curling iron, alternating direction of the curl to create this sexy, tousled look. And of course, no photoshoot is complete without a diva fan.


Muddy Magnolias!! These women are so nice! I couldn’t be more excited about them – they remind me of a modern day Thelma & Louise! Both their look and sound is so different – talk about girl power! For this shoot, we really wanted to showcase just how beautiful they are, so I knew the hair needed to be clean and fresh. We also wanted them to rock the same look, so this classic, pin straight middle part look was perfect! Please check them out – you won’t be disappointed!

Pick up June’s ELLE magazine, on newsstands NOW!


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Elle’s Annual Women In Music Issue

Elle’s annual Women in Music issue!

I always love working with musicians because it usually means that I’m going to have a lot of fun, and this shoot was no exception. With this shoot I was able to work with two of the freshest talents on the music scene –Tinashe & Halsey! Their music has been on rotation in my salon for quite some time so I was super excited to have the opportunity to work with them, especially for ELLE magazine!



I couldn’t be happier to have gotten the chance to work with Tinashe! I love her single “2 On!” For her look, my assistant Jennifer Vanel assisted me in creating these gorgeous thin French braids or cornrows.  This look will always be edgy and powerful to me and I expect to see many more girls rocking this look more often! It’s so perfect for the summer!


I love me some Halsey! She’s a ball full of fun just like her music! Blue is her signature color, so we definitely wanted to highlight that for this shoot by painting it all over her body. I played up the texture of her hair and pulled it all to the side for super cool vibe. Pick up June’s ELLE magazine – on newsstands NOW!

Even in music, #gibsongirlsruletheworld.



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