Hair Styles How-to: The New Gatsby from NAHA


With the debut of hit movie inspired by F. Scott Fitgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, I am proud to present my newest collection, The New Gatsby ... a 2013 NAHA Editorial Finalist!

Helen Oppenheim has always been a great predictor of fashions. She has been 

a wonderful mentor to me as I have grown as an editorial stylist. She recommended I do a Great Gatsby themed shoot saying this would become a huge trend. Boy, was she ever right! 

At her suggestion, I read the book, watched the movie and many movies of the era, and began doing tons of research. For more info on Helen, visit her website:

F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. 


F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.


I watched the 70's movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.

I researched makeup styles of the era. David Maderich did a wonderful job on the makeup!

This Versace ad was key inspiration to the layout.

Oh, how we all miss fabulous David Widjaja. He was a true genius.

He and Bobby Warden did a beautiful job on the wardrobe styling.

I colored Kaitlyn's hair.

I curled Kaitlyn's hair. 



Finished look for Kaitlyn with blunt bangs added.


I cut Nick's hair.

Fixing our Gatsby star's hair before going on set.

A screen shot to see how the photo will look. Photographer, Roberto Ligresti is so incredibly talented.




Ely on set in her 1920's wardrobe.

Finished look on Ely.

I was inspired by JULIEN D'YS hair creations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit entitled "American Woman."

I cut, colored and styled wigs... and tried them out on myself to see how they would photograph.



Un-retouched shot of Ely with green screen.

Love the glitter-bob.

One bob was colored, cut and then crimped with aSam Villa Textur Iron. Lots and lots of prep was done before the shoot.

The mirco crimped bob finished.

I was inspired by JULIEN D'YS hair creations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



My own version with pin curls and hard gelled finger waves


The waved bob finished.

The team at the end of the shoot. I love them all.— with David WidjajaDavid Maderich and Bobby Warden, Sherri Jessee, and Roberto Ligresti.

Her most recent project, Elegant Organized Beauty, is a unique system of beauty tools. As preferred stylist for MISS VIRGINIA USA and a member of the Intercoiffure Artistic Team, when she isn’t jet-setting to Sydney, Mumbai or Milan, Sherri can be found working in her full service boutique salon in Bristol, Virginia. With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists. Distinguished as a 2013 NAHA Finalist, awarded “Top 10 Stylist of 2013,” a “Woman of Style,” and “One to Watch” by industry experts.

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