Day in the Life: Tyler Laswell, TRESemmé Lead Stylist

By  July 30, 2014

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Step into the (jam-packed but fun) day of TRESemmé lead stylist, Tyler Laswell, as he works backstage at 2015 Mercedes-Benz Swim Week Miami.

8:00 a.m. I am abruptly awoken by my alarm and I know it’s time to start my day. After a quick shower, I put on my game-face and head to my first meeting over breakfast with the TRESemmé social media manager, Nami.
9:00 a.m. Nami and I decide on refreshing smoothies to kick-start our day! We chitchat a bit, and then discuss our plans for the day’s social media coverage.10am
10:00 a.m. I run over to The Sagamore for my styling appointment with style blogger, Jessica Ricks’ from hapatime.com. Jessica has beautiful, long hair, so we decide to take inspiration from Miami and give her loose, beachy waves.
11:30 a.m. The calm before the storm… I join the TRESemmé styling team poolside at The Gale for a little bit of relaxation before I get ready for our first show, Dolores Cortés.
2:00 p.m. Shower and wardrobe change number two! This is when the nerves start to kick in; I begin mentally reviewing my pre-show checklist to reconfirm that everything is prepped and ready to go.
3:00 p.m. I arrive backstage at our first TRESemmé sponsored show, Dolores Cortés. After I set up my kit, we gather the styling team to discuss how to create the three-section elevated ponytail with wire accents. This season, the Dolores Cortés collection was influenced by an urban Safari and the hair look definitely brings this exotic theme to life. This pony is very complicated, and with only 8 stylists to complete 16 models, we have our work cut out for us!
4:30 p.m. We are halfway through our prep time backstage and things are CRAZY!TRESemme at Dolores Cortes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
5:45 p.m. The models are dressed and ready to walk the runway! The TRESemmé team uses this time to check the hair for consistency and last minute touch-ups.TRESemme at Dolores Cortes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Runway
6:00 p.m. It’s showtime! The music starts, the lights dim and the first girl takes the runway. The teams backstage are quiet, waiting to hear the audience’s cheers of approval. There is nothing better then the feeling you get when you hear the crowd go wild; it’s when you know that the entire look has successfully come together and the hard work has paid off.
6:15 p.m. The 15-minute show feels like it only lasted two seconds; the girls re-enter the backstage area, tearing off their clothes and congratulating their fellow models and design teams. Another successful show under our belts!
6:15 p.m. This is usually our time to celebrate, but not this season, we have to begin preparing for Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Show! We change out our TRESemmé products, clean our brushes, organize our pin boxes and lay out the extensions in preparation for the next show.
7:00 p.m. It’s hurricane season in Miami and as the girls begin to arrive a storm hits. I mean a crazy storm; the rain is so intense that it floods the backstage area and short-circuits all of the power to our styling area. This is so not good!TRESemme at Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
7:30 p.m. The power is finally restored and the TRESemmé team is ready to get down to business! The Beach Bunny look was influenced by the iconic 1960’s film Barberella and is very intricate. The hair must be curled and set in pin curls, teased and then styled.TRESemme at Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
9:45 p.m. With the show scheduled for 10p.m., this is crunch time! We kick it into overtime and begin curling at record speed.
10:45 p.m. The girls are finally ready to take the catwalk with big, sexy hair courtesy of Team TRES! As soon as the first girl steps out the crowds erupts into cheers and applause- we did it!!
11:00 p.m. Time to pack up; the show is over and the team is getting their second wind thanks to all the adrenaline-pumping action. After celebratory hugs and high-fives, it’s time to party!1115pm
11:15 p.m. Late dinner and drinks with the team at Villa Azur. The fish tacos are amazing!
12:00 a.m. After dinner, we head to the Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds After Party. Attending after parties is one of my favorite parts of Fashion Week; I love seeing everyone celebrating their hard work!
2:00 a.m.-4:30 a.m. The Beach Bunny event is winding down but everyone is still in the mood to party, so its off to Miami hot spot Rec Room for after hours.
4:30 a.m. Bedtime! Up for 20 hours and sleeping for four, then it’s time to get up and do it all over again. While its not always glamorous, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I know how lucky I am to be a part of this crazy business called fashion.