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Testing Reloaded

Hey guys!! How you doing?? I know its been a while so please excuse me… I have been extremely busy but its all good as I now have loads of content to write about!! I am really excited about this post as I am going a bit retro and going back in time. I won’t be able to show everything in one post so staying true to my tradition, I have created a series called Testing Reloaded part 1.

When creatives in fashion say “I’m doing a test shoot today” or “I’m testing today”, it means that a team is collaborating unpaid to invest in their own personal and professional growth, we have to keep our standards high and our books updated. We have to consistently update our portfolios and with the help of the internet, our work can be seen all over the world and is easily accessible.

For Testing Reloaded, I have compiled some pictures of previous shoots, from the very beginning of me deciding to do my true passion and follow my dream by being a session hairstylist, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I picked up an issue of Vogue and I wanted to do the front cover at the age of 17.

Some of these pictures full stories can be found on my site and published online and on collaborators websites. So in this post I have put links to other sites and my own site for you to see all sides to the story. I have also supplied some links on where you can purchase the tools and the products I have used in some of the looks.

first shoot

first shoot to work on my portfolio as a session hairstylist…. these images have never been used

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I’m calling this Vulnerable as these two pics are from the first time myself, Serena Locatelli (makeup artist) and Rhian Cox (photographer) all worked on a collaboration together, the next time we all worked together our work got published in VOGUE.

PORTRAITS OF AN UNTOLD FAIRYTALE

Portraits of an Untold Fairytale 2012-03-19 04.13.06

Photographer: Rhian Cox  http://rhiancox.com/

Makeup Artist: Serena Locatelli https://twitter.com/serenalocatelli

Published: Photo Vogue http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Portfolio/189655fa-7fb3-4f9b-b92a-e03afa266053/Image

We have worked on many projects after this!

THE SCENE

The Scene MBD_8096MBD_8891

Behind the scene shot

Behind the scene shoot

The Scene was a shoot that I directed, styled and also did the hair. It wasn’t for any submission to a magazine, it was strictly to update my work for my website and we had a glorious time. As it was middle of the winter and we were shooting outside, it was only right that we had flasks of mulled wine which started us just right and it really set the mood. We started shooting on my road and finished in the trendy area of London… Brick Lane.

Lady of the Manor

Photographer: Vijay Jethwa http://www.portfolio-studio.com/i/#_main

Makeup Artist: Sophia Danielle http://www.instagram.com/sophsophmua

Full story: http://www.sharon-robinson.co.uk/portfolio/the-scene/

 

SUITS YOU MISS

SUITS YOU MISS

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This story came by Jeri Ali the model who needed some new work on her portfolio and I approached her to do a test with one of the teams that I have worked with before. We wanted a strong fashion story so I came up with the theme of androgyny as none of us had this sort of work on our books. We got it published in FRUKmagazine.

Model: Jeri Ali https://www.instagram.com/jeriali/

Photographer: Roberto Mccormick http://www.robertomccormick.com

Stylist: Sarah Mulindwa https://www.instagram.com/sarahmstyling/

Makeup Artist: Abbie May http://abbiemay.com

Full Story: http://www.frukmagazine.com/suits-you-miss/

For all of these shoots I used L’oreal Professional products and my tools that I used were BaByliss Pro, Parlux and Denman which  can all be found at the below links

Loreal Techni Art Pli which is a great hair prep!!

Babyliss Pro Crimper which I used for the fist 2 shoots in this post

Parlux hairdryer which is the brand that I have used since the beginning of my career

Denman anti static comb, one of the best combs ever made

 

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did and don’t forget to follow all the links and if you want to purchase any of the tools and the products then just look slightly above and there are some links for you!!!

 

But for now

over and out

Peace and Love Always

Sharon xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon’s Must Have Product

Hey guys

Today was a busy day as we were shooting Melissa Steel and Yasmin Evans for blog and Abbie’s YouTube channel.

We had such a great time and quite a few giggles that were very difficult to get rid of but we pushed through so stay tuned to see what we produced.

After being gifted from Oribe for the Brits, I had to try them out, especially because I wanted to see how the products perform on Afro hair, and to say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. So much so that I have a couple of “Must Have” products for any kit.

The one I want to talk about today is the Oribe Superfine Hairspray. Its ingredients consists of a range of natural extracts including  Aloe Vera, Ginger, Mango and Passion Fruit which smells absolutely beautiful.

The spray does not weigh down the hair and is brush-able and even though it gives a great hold it doesn’t stick the hair together which is a bonus. Its great for hair up and down and for everyday use. True to its name it is super fine, the particles are almost invisible! I absolutely LOVE it!

You can purchase it from Space.NK  for the price of £28.50 which is very reasonable for a high end product and will last for ages as it is super concentrated.

Until next time

Peace and Love Always

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