Gaga dons wigs galore and Miley Cyrus rocks raver buns.
These are the top two stand-out trends for this year's star studded event. The MTV Video Music Awards have a reputation for being a place to show off hip, fun and even over the top fashions.
Gaga surprised everyone by appearing on the red carpet with a somewhat traditional black dress and natural looking long, dark hair. When it came time for her stage performance of "Applause," she wore a variety of wigs which were changed out right on stage.
Personally, I LOVE WIGS and have so much FUN using them in photo shoots. Even seasoned professional models are astonished at the metamorphosis that is possible with the slip of a wig.
Check out the variety of looks I created for model Anastasia:
hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee
artist assist: Janie Tongue
The key to having wigs look natural is a great fit.
1. Wrap damp hair around the head until it is completely flat.
2. Cover hair with a wig cap.
3. Place wig on paying careful attention wig is in the correct position. There is nothing worse in wig wearing than in ill fitting rug! (It will look horrible if your wig is down too low or back to far on the forehead.)
4. If needed, trim the perimeter of the shape to fit exactly, once it is in place.
My second favorite look was Miley Cyrus's two tiny cinnamon buns, AKA "raver buns." With freshly shaved short sides, the longer top of her crop was twisted into twin mini buns. Although I didn't love her performance, I can say that I have personally met her and she is a really cool girl with a great sense of humor. I think this look is sooo cute and one that we will be seeing a LOT of. After all, if one bun is good (and BUNS are EVERYWHERE), then two are even better.
Now, for the "go big or go home" version, check out the twin bun effect I once did on the Viva Girls for New York Fashion Week and again as part of a nouveau bridal collection.
left photo: Viva Girl with Sherri Jessee right photo: hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Brad Lovell
2013 NAHA Editorial Hairstylist of the Year, Sherri Jessee has her hair and makeup work in hundreds of esteemed publications. To learn more visit: www.sherrijessee.com.