We loved her personal style backstage on Project Runway, where hair stylist Jeanie Syfu helped designers like Christian Soriano finish their runway looks by creating gravity-defying coifs in mere minutes. She has styled A-listers like Sandra Bullock and for fashion week faves like Richie Rich. Check out Nylon's insider interview with this up and coming stylist extraordinaire.
Below are a few of my favorite excerpts. Read the whole interview at Nylon.com.
In what ways does hair styling affect the overall look of an outfit?
It can totally change your look; a pair of jeans and a T-shirt can look completely different by how you wear your hair. But real life versus the runway is so different. Runway has a wow factor. Most people don’t want to fuss that much with their hair and, quite honestly, I don’t think a lot of people have the time to do the looks on the runway. But I’ve been seeing a lot of tousled looks that are pretty easy to do. I did the Richie Rich fashion show this year, and it’s like a costume, a fantasy. There’s a way of taking that look and turning it down a notch.
In real life, what do you suggest doing if you’ve only got five minutes to do something with your hair?
Find a really good product to enhance your natural texture, and work with what you’ve got. Or splurge on a really good haircut, so your cut is styling your hair on its own. Or just a loose, tousled bun. We’ve been doing tons of that [on the show] because we really didn’t have that much time. I also did a lot of it during Fashion Week. It’s easy and works in every day life.
You can also see Jeanie on Bravo's new fashion design show The Fashion Show.