Cheyenne makes the cut for fashion week
WANGARATTA hair stylist Cheyenne Bryon proved her talent over the weekend behind the scenes of the 2018 Melbourne Fashion Week event.
The 21-year-old Vain Hair and Beauty staff member started her apprenticeship with the salon and has now been working with hair for four years, qualifying a year ago.
“This salon is a session salon through Kevin Murphy, which offers small courses that you graduate from and can then apply to work at events such as fashion week,” she said.
“The courses teach you how to work under pressure and work backstage and I got the gig at fashion week due to a couple of girls pulling out and one of my educators recommending me.”
Cheyenne worked with various models over the Sunday and Monday of the fashion week and also had the opportunity to do touch-ups backstage.
“It’s definitely an aspect of hairdressing that I’d like to get involved with again, at first I had no idea what was happening but after recognising two of my educators and seeing how well organised the event was, I started to relax,” she said.
“We set up our workspace, got briefed by Kevin Murphy’s right-hand man about the looks we were doing, what we would need and how long we had to do them, had 20 minutes of practise time before the models came in and then it was all systems go.
“On Sunday it was mostly Melbourne labels that were beginning to make it big, but on the Monday it was David Jones and all the bigger brands, so I got to meet the fashion designer for Balenciaga and a woman who had been working fashion week for seven years brought me backstage for touch-ups which was unreal.”
Cheyenne said the Sunday makeup and hair looks were ‘amazing’, with the idea of an old school rave being channelled for the underground show at an old subway, but even these simple looks were intricate.
“It was quite intense, with not enough time to even scratch your head,” she said.
“I learnt a lot about different ways to use products, different textures and putting products together, and I’ve taken away tips and tricks that can be brought into everyday looks.
“Monday night was an easy to wear, effortless summer look, but when you pull the looks apart there was so much behind each one, despite the effortless look.
“I’m still on such a high from it, and the amount of support from Prue and Daniel (owners of Vain Hair and Beauty Salon), my family and friends is amazing; Prue is like a proud mum and everyone is so encouraging, it’s been awesome.”
The young stylist has her course graduation coming up, and said the things she learnt from fashion week will help immensely with her graduation task of putting together a brief for creating her own look, makeup, hair, and fashion style on a model.
She has also been allocated a spot in next year’s Melbourne Fashion Show for the whole week.
NO MORE PLAY: Vain hair and beauty hairdresser Cheyenne Byron spent Sunday and Monday backstage at Melbourne Fashion Week styling hair.