Meet the new X Factor style team: The trio who'll have the tough job of creating looks for this year's finalists
13:36 GMT, 2 October 2012
The finalists for this year’s X Factor were announced on Sunday night in an emotional episode, and now the ITV talent show has revealed that it will also have a brand new style team on board.
Hairdresser Jamie Stevens, the only returning member of last year’s team, make-up artist Julia Carta and stylist Frank Strachan have been given the tough job of styling the contestants during the live shows.
Julia and Frank are replacing Laury Smith and Natalya Nair, who created the looks for last year’s finalists along with Stevens.
Up for the challenge: Hairdresser Jamie Stevens, make-up artist Julia Carta and stylist Frank Strachan will be styling the 2012 X Factor finalists
‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be back for a second year as the official X Factor hair stylist,’ says Jamie, who has previously worked with Kylie Minogue, Elle Macpherson, Eva Herzigova and Myleene Klass.
‘I’m really looking forward to working with the contestants and producing some amazing new hairstyles.’
Meanwhile Julia has previously been a personal make-up artist to Simon Cowell for over a decade, and has worked on every series of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
Stylist: Frank Strachen has dressed many stars like Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger
Make-up artist: Julia Carta has worked with Simon Cowell for over a decade
Hairdresser: Jamie Stevens is the only returning member of last year's team
‘I’m delighted to be chosen as the lead make-up artist working alongside the contestants on the new series of The X Factor,’ says Julia, who also worked as Britney Spears’ personal hair and make-up artist on her Femme Fatale World Tour.’
'I will be creating some incredible looks for the contestants, so watch this face!'
Stylist Frank, who has dressed the likes of Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger, says he’s thrilled to be a part of the team
‘The most rewarding part of my career is working on live performances, and The X Factor feels like putting together a new tour every single week,’ he said.
The trio will be styling the 13 finalists during the live shows, which begin this weekend.
The 2012 X Factor finalists are:
Boys: James Arthur, Rylan Clark and Jahmene Douglas
Girls: Jade Ellis, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan
Finalists: Lucy Spraggan (left) and Jade Ellis are among the 13 acts who will appear in the live shows
Over 28s: Melanie Masson, Carolynne Poole and Kye Sones
GMD3 (Greg, Dan and Mickey), MK1 (Charlotte Rundle and Simeon Dixon)
and Union J (Jamie Hamblett (JJ), George Shelley, Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi
facing a public vote to become the 13th finalist: Adam Burridge,
Christopher Maloney, Amy Mottram and Times Red (Staz, Scott and Luke).