Shoot Date: – 14th September 2016.

Today I was excited to be invited by Rachel to style her hair for a photoshoot with Kris Askey in his studios. Rachel and I had never worked with Kris before, and he was shocked when he realised how short Rachel’s hair was, having only seen pictures from our previous shoots with Luke Hayfield, where we usually used hair extensions.

Kris had a clear idea of the look he wanted me to achieve on Rachel, and was really interested as he had never had a hair stylist on set before. His brief: lots of volume, lots of hair. Here by light golden blonde Lullabellz hair extensions really came in handy as they matched Rachel’s hair almost perfectly. For the volume, I added two thick wefts to her hair, and next back-combed and teased Rachel’s own hair using some Schwarzkopf Got2B Powderful Volumising Powder.

For the remainder of the shoot I was on maintenance duty, ensuring the extensions did not show and maintaining the style as we were using a wind machine to get that windblown look.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Rachel again and Kris for the first time in his studios. He was a true professional and he had some amazing ideas. I would love to work with Kris again in the future.

Model: Rachel Perera

Photographer: Kris Askey

Hair: Kate Benton