Every weekend as I’m scrolling through my feed and Insta-stalking the celebrities and influencers that I fangirl for, I come across something interesting and inspiring in the beauty space. From jaw-dropping transformations to drool-inducing hair, there’s always something that I can’t stop staring at or watching, and it instantly garners a double-tap.
This past weekend a colleague sent me an IGTV video of one of our favorite creative artists, Stephen Seven Hudson. A force to be reckoned with in both hair and makeup, Hudson is someone to go see when you’re in New York. That is, if he has time to see you, because the man is busy.
As we’ve worked with him at ESSENCE on several shoots and special events, including this year’s Texture on the Runway, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him work first-hand. He’s even given me a light beat a time or two. So I was excited to get the details on how he got this look. I’m so into it that I’m not waiting for a special occasion. You’re going to get crystallized me on a random Tuesday.
How long did this look take you to execute?
The execution of this look didn’t take too long. Since I normally like to plan my looks out, I have all the pieces laid out and ready to go. It took about 15 minutes put on the crystals.
Where did you get the inspiration for this look and what was this for?
The inspiration for this look came from one of my many Pinterest finds. This beautiful image of a crystallized face turned up in one of my searches and I fell in love so I had to create my own version of it!
You guys seemed like you had a good time doing this, is that something that you always strive to do with clients? I’ve worked with you and we’ve always had an amazing time together.
When you do what you love it is never work, so I always enjoy myself when I am creating. And when meeting people for the first time it’s always a get-to-know process. You already know I like to have fun.
If someone wanted to execute this at home what’s the main thing they need?
The main thing they need to have are the crystals, which believe it or not, I purchased from Amazon. It’s also about placement. Without that it could all look random.
What was the hardest part of pulling this together?
The hardest part of putting this together was time. I don’t like keeping people out late. And I try to be considerate of the travel time, after all I am on Long Island.
When are you icing me out like this? I’m just kidding, but not kidding because this is fabulous!
(Siri play Kash Doll “Ice Me out” ) Funny You say that because I was actually thinking of making this a series and doing it in different ways. So maybe we can play!