Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hair Stylist Extraordinaire Jeanie Syfu in Nylon

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.

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