I just came across this interview online and decided to post it. This article was featured back in January in Modern Salon magazine. Back in January Janine put together a hybrid of burlesque and hair stage show for Sexy Hair concepts. Nowadays Janine's hair is now long and brunette, and she traded up to working on the Sebastian Professional artistic team, but her interview is still very "janine".
Celebrity stylist, salon owner and founder of Haute Hollywood Locks, Janine Jarman teams up with Kitty Burns and Tristann Ford-Gordon in Sexy Hair’s The Girly Show, a platform presentation with grrl power.
My hair right now: A bright blonde, heavy-fringed bob.
My style: This season, a little Mary-Kate Olsen meets gothic Lolita.
My favorite outfit: My black puffy corset skirt with fuzzy chandeliers that I got in Japan; two white undershirt tank tops with the neck cut out; my Chanel earrings and my Christian Louboutin heels.
The Girly Show’s look: We stay loosely themed with our styles so that we look cute next to one another on stage. This year, we are going to play up the international school-girl vibe, in a fun, fast-paced, costumed, full-out burlesque review of updos and hair styles ranging from Marie Antoinette to punk rock to geisha.
My favorite accessories: Brooches! I have an amazing Anna Sui velvet bow with a magnet dangling from it so you can put whatever you want on it. I have my salon logo on it.
My “play” style: Fun and comfy. I love ballet flats and handmade knit hats. I also have colorful vintage scarves and lots of long necklaces and big bangle bracelets.
I can’t live without: Large plain white V-neck T-shirts and my long black knit sweater with oversized buttons.
My mentors: Donna Federici, former vice president of Sexy Hair, taught me to be fearless, let nothing and no one stand in your way and be sure to help others as you go. Michael O’Rourke took me under his wing and made me a better hairdresser and person. And my grandmas, who have been the voice of reason and a cheer squad rolled into one!
I’m a hairdresser because: I love to see people transform and feel beautiful in their own skin and hair (or hair for purchase if need be). It’s the best thing to feel great about yourself, so if it takes some highlights and bangs to get you there, I’m happy to help.
Why The Girly Show: The majority of hairdressers are women and it would be nice to see girls in the spotlight for a change. I’m so over in-depth hair cut demos from men dressed in black. Last time I checked, I got into doing hair so I could have fun all the time. The Girly Show is about keeping it real, looking cute, feeling great, having a kick-ass time and walking away inspired.