Jessica Bajohrs-Sabaté’s journey from modeling to becoming a mother of three has been a gradual move from three-hour makeup sessions to taking less than ten minutes to get ready every morning. A Beijing resident for over 11 years, Bajohrs-Sabaté is mother to 8-year-old Elias, 6-year-old Adélaïde, and 2-year-old Abel. She currently teaches at the German Embassy School and the French International School of Beijing. The German native rarely gets her hair done in Beijing because of some negative past experiences that made her disavow both local salons and foreign hairdressers. Prior to this makeover, her last haircut and color were done last August in Germany. However, Bajohrs-Sabaté was ready to entrust her hair to the folks at Toni and Guy Indigo Mall.
Tony and Guy 托尼英盖
Daily 10am-9pm. Shop 41, 1/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8426 0688) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商场地铁层店铺号LG41
- Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Shimmer Black
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
- Giorgio Armani Liquid Foundation in Nude
- MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange
- Bourjois Paris Ombre a Paupières Eyeshadow Colour 17 in Prune Intense
- MAC Sheertone Blush in Tenderling
- Maxfactor Mascara in Black
Get the Look:
Stylist Jim Wang opted to use a light brown color as a base and add caramel blonde highlights, producing an overall honey color. Using the foil method, Wang applied alternated the colors and worked his way to the top of the head. He then heated her hair for 30 minutes.
Wang took two inches off the back of Bajohrs-Sabaté’s hair and cut it shorter around the sides. The result was a visibly layered look. After blow-drying her hair, Wang scrunched it up to add volume at the front.
Makeup artist Kenny Li started by applying liquid foundation around Bajohrs-Sabaté’s eyes using a sponge puff. Secondly, he used gel eyeliner and several eyeshadows to create a subtle smoky eye, opening her eyes further with an eyelash curler and mascara. Then, Li applied more liquid foundation using a brush, starting at the T-zone and working his way around Bajohrs-Sabaté’s face. For a touch of color, he swept peach blush over her cheekbones. To make the lips really pop, Li traced liquid foundation around them using a thin brush after applying lipstick. For the last step, he dusted powder foundation over Bajohrs-Sabaté’s entire face except her eyes to avoid smudging the gel eyeliner.
Photos by Littleones Kids & Portrait Studio
This article originally appeared on p22-23 of the beijingkids May 2014 issue. Check out the PDF version online at Issuu.com