1-2-1 with Jamie McCormick

It's Jamie McCormick's turn on the 1-2-1 spotlight! Read on to see what session stylist Jamie is all about.

Who are you?

I’m some boy from Leeds that was fortunate enough to flunk out of school and get an apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon (which I flunked out of a year later). After that I got a job at a Salon making many clients cry before I ever made them smile. I then took a haitus to travel and study for an arts degree before finding my way back into fashion and session styling. 

Which hairstyle gives you the most buzz to create?

Anything that looks accidental and non contrived. I’m not a fan of a hair ‘do’. 

Do you have any memorable moment / client or event?

Getting to go to Jamaica with work. My partner and I had always wanted to go and we got booked to go together on the same job (he does make up). We swam in the Blue Lagoon, ate Jerk Chicken from the road side and I did the occasional brushing of hair. Heaven.

What’s your top tip for a A/W 2013 hair?

Well the wet look was heavily featured on the runways for A/W 13 and is totally impractical of course, but use a little Argan oil onto the ends of your hair for separation and shine to capture the feel. 

What’s your favourite Cloud Nine tool?

The O of course. Genius, only wished I’d thought of it …!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Same place as everyone else. Life. 

Who are some of your celebrity clients?

I’ve worked with Naomie Harris, Mischa Barton, Leigh Lezark, Anna Friel, Nicole Scherzinger, Alison Goldfrapp and recently Haim the band.

What’s your best kept secret or favourite product?

Morgans Pomade

Which celeb would you love to style and why?

Anna Paquin- because she’s such an awkward beauty (and I could get the scoop on season 7 True Blood).

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