This look was originally created in response to an Instagram challenge. When Leah of Lj Shepherd Photography asks if you want to do a shoot mixing edgy rock with ballet you don't question her. Then when you hear she has a super sweet, adorable ballerina (cough, Callie, cough) to model for us, you start to get EXCITED. Then this happens...
Yup. She killed it.
In prepping Callie for this look I asked if she was ready for some drama. It was then I learned that this girl is game for anything, so we went for it! I had just gotten my Viseart Neutrals palette and was dying to try it, so we played around and ended up with a smokey neutral eye look complete with a set of Red Cherry Lashes. Perfecting her skin with the Temptu airbrush system, all we had left were the lips! I have this palette of obnoxiously bright (in a good way) colors from Inglot, so I mixed a purple shade with a blue and created this pastel periwinkle shade. Fun fact, this pastel lip shade was featured on the runways for Paris fashion week about a month later! No, I'm not that good, but it did make my day!
When we first talked about this shoot, we knew we wanted to do a ponytail, but a ponytail with some serious rocker vibes to it! (Rocker Ballet Babe and all) This is where the braids came into play! Tight side braids are a great way to give you the edgy shaved side look without having to actually shave your hair off! I did two tight dutch braids on either side and left some serious volume in the middle. I hide the ponytail band by wrapping a section of her hair around and pinning it in place with bobby pins. Now, to say that Callie had a lot of hair would be an understatement. This Lynden girl is blessed with a headful of hair, so getting some volume out of it wasn't super difficult. Using my Kenra 25 volume spray, I teased and hair sprayed small sections until we had a very voluminous ponytail.