Cheyenne makes the cut for fash­ion week

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By LEAH AN­DER­SON-BYRNE

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.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

NO MORE PLAY: Vain hair and beauty hair­dresser Cheyenne By­ron spent Sun­day and Mon­day back­stage at Mel­bourne Fash­ion Week styling hair.

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