Luke showing SOS Assistant how it’s done!
When your job involves working with clothing, you are going to run into wrinkles every now and again. What’s a stylist/ assistant stylist/ intern to do? Well you certainly aren’t going to break out the ironing board (do people still use those?) you are going to break out your steamer, that’s what!
Using a steamer isn’t brain surgery or anything but there are a few little tips that SOS Assistant can hook you up with to make your life behind the steamer a little bit easier:
Tip #1- Make sure the steamer is the first thing you unpack and set up when you get on set. Fill that thing up with water, plug it in, and get it heated up. Your key stylist will give you the stink eye if he or she needs something steamed and the steamer isn’t ready.
Tip #2- Be mindful of what you are steaming. If you are steaming a garment that is made of silk or satin and a water mark would show and f things up, then you are going to need to do one of two things: steam very carefully (that never works) or put a sock over the steamer to catch any excess water.
Tip #3- Make sure you pack up the steamer properly. When you are through with the steamer, pour out the water in the bottle (duh) and turn the whole thing upside down and shake it until its dry. No one wants a leaky steamer in their car.
That’s all for now. Three simple steamer related tips that will help keep your key stylist nice and happy!