This month Stresemann’s Bjoern Hartung offered a workshop in a side project he has been running for a while called ‘Grande Maison’ along with Astrid Abadi in connection with ‘peppermintcircus’ agency.
Their Vision is to elevate artists whom show great promise within their industries. So they offer workshops with celebrity and/or super influential artists to teach, inspire and collaborate.
This time around they had the incredible Wendy Iles, Stylist to stars like Heidi Klum, Natalie Portman and Hilary Swank and with a client repertoire such as Dior, Kérastase, Pantene, Schwarzkopf and L’Oréal. The day started with her giving an inspiring lecture telling the participants a little about herself and where she comes from. She then proceeded to make some mood boards and elaborate on the look and feel they were looking to achieve on the day.
Wendy Iles has her own product range ‘Iles Formula’ which consists of a Shampoo, Conditioner and the Magic Serum and repairs any hair type within just a few minutes. She continued to to say that she prefers to use very little to no products when styling hair. Which by looking at her work intensifies the craft that goes into what she does. She believes in hair quality from the start and can achieve almost any look with technique alone.
This is what made this workshop crucial for the international participants who came together from Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland & Austria. They had the opportunity to realize the importance of technique without the over use of products to accomplish the style they desire and being able to change that style without having to remove or add products.
Each Artist who participated then created a look on a model under the guidance of Wendy and had it photographed by world famous beauty photographer Alexander Straulino.
Take a look at some behind the scenes photographs below