5 March 2024

NAHA 25 Years: Sherri Jessee, a unique feminine approach to beauty

NAHA is celebrating 25 spectacular years next Summer, and this is the second exclusive for our series of interviews on past winners of NAHA who will share their personal experiences with the event!

With a unique feminine approach to beauty, Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and make up artists. With over 20 years of experience as a successful salon owner, stylist, and platform artist, Sherri has amazing talent in hair, make up, fashion editorial and runway work. Distinguished as a “Living Legend in the Hair World”, a “Woman of Style”, “One to Watch”, a recipient of the “Createur De Mode” Award, and 2013 NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year: “Winning NAHA was an amazing experience. What an incredible honor to be forever named among such talent. Winning NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year has connected me with lots of fun editorial work and I am excited to do much more in the future!”, says Sherri.

Because Sherri won the title of Editorial Stylist of the Year last year, we asked her what she’s going to do to defend her title: “I sent in several entries this year and have my fingers crossed. A nomination is not guaranteed, however, one thing is for certain: there is zero chance of winning if I don’t enter.” Sherri’s winning collection last year was inspired by “The Great Gatsby”.  Her mentor, Helen Oppenheim, had suggested she create a collection early on, while the movie was being filmed. “The timing couldn’t have been better as my NAHA nomination was announced the same weekend as the movie debuted in theaters.”

Her greatest experience at NAHA? “I was so honored to have a nomination and was stunned to win. Walking across the stage to accept the award was a surreal experience. It felt as if I was floating on air.”

And of course we had to ask Sherri what is takes to win Editorial Stylist of the Year! Her advice? “My collection was a long time in the making… from concept, to final product it took a tremendous amount of hard work and a great team to create the collection. To enter the Editorial Category, your collection must be published in a non-trade magazine and I was fortunate to have mine published in a beautiful fashion magazine. All elements must work together.”


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