Beauty Launchpad's article of the month for July examines the hair workings of stylist Sean James as he wrangles one of fashion weeks stray shows in Los Angeles.
Here's a clip of of the article written by Karie L. Frost:
Six shows. One man. With styling tools at the ready and a fierce attitude to get the job done, hairstylist Sean James tackles the black sheep of the world’s fashion weeks: MERCEDES-BENZ LOS ANGELES. As far as fashion weeks go, some regions deliver the goods in a consistent manner. New York is known for its Americana sportswear and slicked-back ponytails.
Paris, for its couture detailing and sweeping chignons. Milan, for its blatant sex-bomb appeal and vamped-up bed heads. And Los Angeles, for its in-your-face creativity and sky-high Mohawks courtesy of hair guru Sean James. The talented Los Angeles-based stylist divides his time by working in Santa Monica’s A-list salon Frank Studio and juggling a burgeoning roster of clients; crafting coifs for editorial spreads with the likes of camera maestros Annie Leibovitz and David LaChapelle; and, during the 2007 Fall Mercedes-Benz Los Angeles Fashion Week, leading the GHD (Good Hair Day) team through six hectic shows all in the name of haute runway hair. “I like to cover all aspects of hair,” he says breathlessly. “I love the excitement of runway.”