Stefan hair stylist and make-up artist Kelly Beer spills the glam secrets behind the bmag photo shoot to celebrate the new Gambaro Hotel.

What was the inspiration behind the Gambaro Hotel photo shoot look?

Behind the scenes with Kelly Beer

Behind the scenes with Kelly Beer

The look we created for the lovely model Jess was a modern twist on a 1920s theme. This complemented both the style of the dresses and the new hotel. It was very glamorous and timeless look.

How did you achieve the glamorous hairdo model Jess is sporting in the photo shoot?

The hair is modeled after an old school glamour 1920’s finger wave. To achieve this look I prepped her hair with our Stefan heat protector and added in a light spray of our Stefan sea salt spray to add some light texture and to make sure it would hold all day. I then set the hair with our new Stefan curling wand. Once the hair was set I brushed the curls out into a gorgeous soft wave.

The make up is a real stand out in the photo shoot, how did you get the look?

The make up featured a timeless red lip and neutral eyes, keeping the whole look very chic and glamorous. To achieve this look we used a range of products from the Stefan professional makeup range.

How do you stay prepared and energized on photo shoot days?

The key is to communicate well with the event co-coordinators and ensure we stick to the schedule. But most of all it comes down to working well as a team and having a passion for what we do.

Which hair and beauty trends do you think are going to make a splash this winter?

Photography by Sophia Tsiros

Photography by Sophia Tsiros

Trends you’ll be seeing this winter are structured eyeliner and a bold lip, it’s all about that pop of colour. Textured hair will also very bang on trend and this season it’s all about having fun with braids and messy buns.

 What is your beauty philosophy?

The philosophy we live by at Stefan will always be ‘make YOUR life more beautiful’. We endeavor to provide an extensive range of quality hair products, beauty products and services at affordable prices.We place an emphasis on our high level of staff training. Whether it’s in the salon, freelance or in the warehouse, our mission is to not just provide a service but to create an experience for the client so they can walk away with confidence and satisfaction

What is your advice to people wanting to break into the beauty industry?

At Stefan we have just launched our professional make up and hair academy. This enables students to graduate as professional freelance makeup artists with a Stefan certificate in freelance makeup.Esquires can be made through our head office on 07 3840 0000.