FEATURE: SIDNEY JAMISON courtesy of The Campbell Agency

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Heat wave.

Two words that make leaving my perfectly air conditioned home almost impossible. Makeup runs, hair falls, skin gets dehydrated and moodiness abounds.

Not all hope is lost though. Beauty can take a relaxed and non structural ease. A nonchalant feel is a good staple. If all else fails, you can always hang out by the pool for a couple of hours. Relaxation is key.

In this recent beauty series featuring Sidney Jamison, we showcased easy but impactful beauty filled with impactful textures, colors, and easiness. The photographs by Chris Ossenfort perfectly capture Sidney’s striking beauty.

Sidney’s skin was prepared using Koh Gen Do Oriental Plant Essence. This serum plumps the skin while not leaving it sticky or heavy.

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The face was then moisturized with a cocktail of Koh Gen Do All in One Refresh Gel and Dior Glow Maximizer Primer. I found that this mixture moisturizes, primes, protects and gives radiance to the skin in one step. I love this moisturizer because it’s cooling for the hot summer day.

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Dipping in and out of the pool feels amazing during the hot months but your hair and skin might not appreciate it as much.  My current favorite hair and skin moisturizer is Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beaute Or. The smell is intoxicating and the lipids in this oil create a barrier against the elements without ever feeli g to greasy.

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I hope you this series as much as we did while creating it!

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Credits

Hair and Makeup : Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Chris Ossenfort | http://www.chrisossenfort.com

Muse: Sidney Jamison courtesy of The Campbell Agency | http://www.thecampbellagency.com

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VINTAGE BEAUTY WITH A MODERN TAKE

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There seems to a bit of nostalgia in every generation. The Roaring Twenties alluded to the Belle Époque while Post WWII America desperately tried to garner glamour in a way we have yet to see again in my opinion.

Dressing was not only necessary but an ultimate form of manners. Polite society was coiffed, pressed, and polished. Everyone followed suit regardless of socioeconomic differences.

One of my favorite resources of inspiration is to refer to vintage and retro cosmetic ads. They offer a hyper feminine point of view to me.

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During this mini series photographed by Roy Choudhury, I wanted to explore a color palette reminiscent of these images with slightly different placement. Our model, Mary Alexandra, offered a perfect canvas for this.

Using YSL Pure Chromatics Quad in #6, I contoured the middle and outer portion of the eye to offer a more rounded shape to the eye.

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A gentle slope in the winged liner anchored the look.

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Variations in tones and palette allowed me to create different looks and feels.
A healthy application of YSL Lipstick Pur in Le Orange was an update to the tried and true blue based red.

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Lastly, a deep aubergine and plum lip stick custom mixed by mixing a bit of black pencil eyeliner into a classic red.

I hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did while creating it. Try these combinations on your next look!

Credits

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Roy Choudhury

Muse: Mary Alexandra

|MÍNIMALISMO| featuring Regan Kemper

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Subtle nuances in tone and structure take center stage on this beauty series featuring beautiful Regan Kemper courtesy of the Kim Dawson Agency. Photographed perfectly in black and white by Sergio Garcia, it shows the power of simplicity.

Graceful strokes of black, white and charcoal against a clean and bare faced Regan almost seem to melt into her visage.

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Because we were photographing in black and white, I used carbon blacks and red to photograph as intense black and greys to create shade.

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A mixture of Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk and soft hold hairspray was mixed into a paste and then brushed thru the fringe area to evoke moment, contrast and texture

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A red lip liner was used to define the lips and create a sharp and moody pout.

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Lastly, an interesting block graphic cream liner in black added a little flair. I used a small piece of gentle masking tape to ensure that edges were straight on such a movable surface.

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Try it on your next photoshoot or selfie! Play around with colors and see how they look when photographed in black and white.

Enjoy!:)

Credits

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Sergio Garcia

Muse: Regan Kemper courtesy of The Kim Dawson Agency

“The Lazy Group” in collaboration with Morgan Chidsey

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I personally love this time of year because the weather is on the verge of changing.  There are cooler mornings and warmer days. It’s time to wear your favorite sweater for the last chance in a while.

With it comes along a laissez-faire attitude towards beauty as well. Undone and textured hair is perfect for spring. Tousled locks go perfectly with a statement color that matches your favorite bloom.

Teaming up with romantic photographer Morgan Chidsey and wardrobe stylist Britta Newton proved to be fun, easy, and fresh.  We were able to work on a set with four models courtesy of The Dragonfly Agency and The Kim Dawson Agency.  Chloe, Delaney, Christina, and Kalli all portrayed an cool and chic mood.

I used the same hair products throughout the series and challenged myself to see what it could do.  I used a cocktail of Privé Vanishing Oil, Weightless Amplifier, and Finishing Texture Spray to add shine, heat protection,  add bounce, and pliability.

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I added the products to Kalli’s hair and roughly blowdried until dry. With a 1″ iron, I took vertical sections and alternated the curl making sure to not leave the hair for longer than 5 seconds. After releasing from the tongs, I immediately raked the curls with my fingers and tugged on each curl. I wanted texture not curl.

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On Christina, I decided to take the same approach as I did on Kalli. I parted the hair with a weighty center part and decided to not alternate the direction of the waves for a more elongated and concise formation.

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I followed the same pattern and product usage on Delaney to further test the fact that the same products and hair tools can yield slight variations. For Delaney, I opted to use a 1 1/2″ barrel iron which created a slight bend in the hair. Some of her outfit changes had high collars, so I wrapped the hair into a perfectly imperfect French roll.

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I was amazed that using the same cocktail of products yielded such a different effect on Chloe. Her hair is very straight and is of medium texture. I decided to skip the curling iron and let her texture shine through.

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I hope that you enjoy the rest of the film. I loved how each model shines through and there is an even composition in colors and textures. The hairstyles and minimal makeup allow for each model to have subtle differences and stand alone as well as in a group.

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Credits

Hair and Makeup : Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency |http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography : Morgan Chidsey

Fashion Styling : Britta Newton

Muses: Chloe, Christina, Delaney at The Dragonfly Agency; Kalli at The Kim Dawson Agency

FEATURE: Kelly Gillespie courtesy of The Kim Dawson Agency

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I absolutely love working with models time and time again. I get to revisit their energy and face and appreciate nuances that I didn’t focus on the last time we worked together.

Such is the case with stunning Kelly. The last photo session I worked with her on featured more avant garde hair and shapes.

I teamed up with genius photographer Nicollette Mollet and created a quick set of minimalist images for Kelly’s portfolio this go around.

I began by prepping Kelly’s hair using Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray at the root and blow drying with my fingers. After it was dry, I layered another coat thru the midshaft and ends.

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To add variety, I added a deep side part as inspired by my last bit of runway shows in New York for Autumn/Winter 2015. I added a bit of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Créme Contour to the hair after I warmed it up in my hands. This amplified the hair towards the ends but collapsed the volume at the scalp.

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I hope you enjoyed the film as much as we did!

Credits

Hair and Makeup : Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Nicollette Mollet | http://www.nicollettemollet.com

Muse: Kelly Gillespie of The Kim Dawson Agency

FEAUTURE: Trevor Burchett courtesy of The Campbell Agency

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I love when spontaneous photoshoots happen. They allow a group of creatives to come together with no strings attached and the end goal of making a beautiful image.

We recently worked with Chris Ossenfort, a fabulous photographer here in Dallas, Texas. Our subject for the day was handsome Trevor Burchett, who also happens to be represented by The Campbell Agency.

We delved into several layers of a gentleman’s persona. Suave, relaxed, urban, and groomed.

Trevor’s hair is cut in an undercut with an extreme side part. His texture is on the coarse side with has great wave pattern to it. I decided to prep the hair with Bumble and Bumble Prep to encourage texture and prime it for product. I then diffused it on low heat and scrunched it with my fingers. I love this product because it shapes effortlessly. I then smoothed a bit of Privé Crème Coiffante to polish and hold.

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Skincare for men is a big deal. Men don’t have the advantage of having a full makeup routine so in order to put the best face forward, we need to take care of our skin. My favorite moisturizer is Elemis Moisture Boost. It is very light and is full of natural ingredients such as Cactus Cerus Oil and Bamboo natamilk to soothe and protect skin.

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Got a blemish or party too hard over the weekend? A pro concealer is great way to perfect your complexion. I know what you’re thinking. Makeup? On a guy? Yes! As long as you choose a correct formula that is in your skin tone and non visible. My favorite one to use is Estée Lauder Double Wear Brush On Concealer . You only need a dot of this product on already moisturized skin. Make sure you pat it in gently with your ring finger to ensure it is blended into the skin.

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Be groomed and enjoy the series!

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Credits

Photography: Chris Ossenfort

Grooming: Walter Fuentes with The Campbell Agency | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Fashion Styling: Hailey Bell

Model: Trevor Burchett

How to travel with your beauty kits

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I just returned from shooting a campaign with a dear client in Laguna Niguel, California. The weather and views are permanently burned into my brain. Utterly beautiful!

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What I wish was equally as beautiful is the stress of packing a respectable session kit and not worrying about leaving important tools behind. Even more terrifying would be that something would break or spill.

The TSA does not allow liquids, sharp objects, or aerosols on your carry on which means you will have to check your bag. Depending on the carrier, this can make you incur charges for each flight. The weight limit of each bag is 50 lbs with charges of $100+ for weight overages PLUS the check bag fee. Insane. I know!

I have traveled before with only a makeup kit or only a hairstyling kit. This trip required both which meant a lot of tools. Heavy tools. With the help of my assistant, I decided to use two luggage bags and disperse the weight evenly to avoid additional charges.

Take a look at some smart packing tips I learned along the way!

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I learned to use zipper bags to compactly store hair products. This ensures that they stay securely flat and if one were to spill or burst, it is contained. My go to bags for hair products are the Züca Large Utility Bags. They are sturdy and surprisingly fit a large quantity of hair products.

I prefer KatKit Road Aircraft Bags for makeup for their beautiful compartments.

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I like to keep my brushes stored upright as I work in order to maximize my counter space. This caddy has been a life saver since I am able to carry my used brushes back home in one container. That way I can leave the unused brushes in my brush belt and take this canister into the studio and sanitize the used ones. The Dany’s Pouch by Makeup Forever is affordable and a great size.

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The scariest thing for me is to either run out of a product or it breaking in transit. I learned to roll my foundation bottles in padded bubble wrap and then placing them into a clear bag by KaitKat. Works perfectly!

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I have learned to pack a magnet strip in my kit to securely hold bobby grips, clips and needles while I am on set. This minimizes the need to carry tons of pins and frees up space while on set. This one a kitchen knife magnet from Food Service Warehouse.

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If my job calls for involved hairdressing,  I will travel with a tackle box from the hardware store to keep my grips and pins separate and ready to go.

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I like to use jewelry holder bags that have compartments and a hook on the end to hang off a table or door while working. This one is The Resort Hanging Bag by The Container Store.  I like to store combs, razors, neck strips for haircuts, capes, and clippers. I also use them for makeup disposables like cotton buds, cotton pads, and mascara wands.

Have you ever packed your brush belt only to find that ALL of your brushes have made their way out into your luggage? Ziploc bags are perfect for traveling. Secure your brush belt and avoid your brushes flying everywhere by storing it one.

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I always travel with extensions and wigs and I used to carry them in their original packaging.

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Now, I like to store wigs, padding, or hair filler in Ziploc bags. They also keep your brushes intact and out of the way.

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I always have to give a trim or cut a wig on set therefore I have to travel with my shears and razors. I keep mine safe in a pencil pouch from the office supply store.

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Simple makeup cases from the drug store make a great place to store multiple palettes and products. This particular one was a gift from Lancôme Cosmetics but the SoHo Case by Target is the virtually the same. I stack my Z-Palettes for shadows and lip colors all in the bottom compartment. The rest is packed with pots, stick concealers, and smaller palettes.

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One of the easiest things to do to save space is to properly wind up your tool cords. This makes them compact and protects the cord itself from bending. I love using Velcro Cord Ties in different colors to easily identify my tools.

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Velcro is a life saver! I used the roll of it and sewed one strip to the lining of my luggage and stuck the matching side to the plastic clear bag to avoid them shuffling during transit. It’s a neat way to maximize the use of your space.

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Try adding Velcro strips to your mirror as shown so it won’t shift. I placed it inside a makeup bag similar to the one mentioned above. This option allows me to carry a full sized mirror to have on set.

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This same type of case holds my skincare products. I keep them separate from my powders (ie: shadows, pressed powders, pigments) to avoid disaster. I bought mine from http://www.katkitroad.com.

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Instead of traveling with multiple heavy curling irons, I invested in a set of ceramic wands that feature interchangeable rods. This way, I can roll 3 irons in one simple method. Check out NuMe Curling Wand Sets for an awesome value.

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If you must travel with a lot of lashes, I recommend removing the majority of the plastic packaging and collapsing them onto one another as shown. I keep one plastic cover to keep the front one sanitized. I then load them into a rectangle zip bag also from KatKit.

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Lastly, I always pack my go-bys, inspiration, tear sheets, and face charts so I can have them available on set with me. Keep your magazines together in a cardboard holder as shown. I buy tons of them at the $1 aisle at Target. I place all of my tears and face charts in a file folder and into the same magazine holder.

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Phew!! Now, if I could only find a solution to not procrastinating….

Happy travels!