She first hit our screens in a major way on hit TV drama Pretty Little Liars, and now with a decade’s worth of experience in the acting industry, 32-year-old Shay Mitchell is continuing to make waves both on and off the screen. Along with launching her own accessories business and managing a massive social media presence, Mitchell is a woman who’s seriously in demand.
Capturing the cover of the Winter 2019 issue of Gritty Pretty Magazine at Los Angeles’ iconic Smashbox Studios, it was a day to be remembered when Gritty Pretty teamed up alongside L.A.-based Australian photographer Sylvè Colless, stylist Monica Rose and Shay’s trusted glam team, celebrity makeup artist Ariel Tejada and hairstylist Jesus Guerrero.
Vivacious and bubbly, Shay’s energy was infectious on set, dancing, singing and laughing in between takes — and filming for her Instagram stories, of course. Renowned by her followers for her signature sultry glamour, Guererro wanted to create an undone, raw edge for her Gritty Pretty cover look.
Shay’s look is very sophisticated and sexy, so I wanted to integrate soft waves to further enhance the sultriness she already has. I wanted to create an ‘I-just-worked-out’ hairstyle for Shay—it’s natural, sexy, and youthful. Firstly, I made sure that her hair was damp but not wet, and I prepped it with a texturiser and roughly blow-dried it in. Once her hair was completely dry, I used a one-inch curling iron to create the waves, alternating between one- and two-inch sections before using a comb to break apart the waves to add volume. Lastly, I applied the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray through her hair, then spritzed with Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion to finish.
— Jesus Guerrero, Celebrity Hair Stylist
Find out what happened behind the scenes of the cover shoot…
Source: Gritty Pretty