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Thania’s Dallas engagement shoot with Havi Frost Photography and Jen Rios Design {hair and makeup}

28 Jan

I am loving these gorgeous engagement photos taken a few weeks ago by the ever-talented and lovely Havi Frost Photography. Thania & Miguel wanted a duel-setting shoot; something sweet and romantic and something urban and city-scape inspired. So Jen Rios Design went to work (with gorgeous floral by Wedfully Yours) in setting up two scenes at the White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas at the Meyerson Symphony Center. 

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Thani – whose chiseled cheekbones I raved over on Facebook and Instagram that day – (I’m convinced) were put on this earth just for my sculpting enjoyment – wanted flawless skin, dramatic eyes and structured, but not-too-perfect curls for their shoot. Enjoy!

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WED :: Mila’s wedding day beauty with Feather & Twine Photography at Piazza in the Village

17 Jan

Sweet Mila came to me wanting understated glamour and an elegant bridal look but most importantly, she wanted to look like herself. We kept her makeup really clean and fresh, adding a pop of color (purple!) on her eyes. We swept her dark silky hair up into a sleek chignon and sent her down the aisle to marry her prince charming. She treated her maid-of-honor to a day of beauty too! Enjoy!

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My favorite thing about this image? Mila came to me for an appointment around 8:30AM on her wedding day … and here she is, cake cutting, late night and all, still looking just as flawless as when she left my chair early that morning!

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Photography by the lovely Feather & Twine; venue Piazza in the Village, Colleyville.

Engagement Session : MihnTu’s Old Hollywood-inspired Hair + Makeup

22 Oct

This sweet little bride has flawless skin, gorgeous eyes and hair that just doesn’t stop … which made her old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup look for her engagement session with fiancé Mark seem effortless! Ruby red lips, a mini-cat eye and big sleek curls with a deep side part – AMAZING!

Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Sarah Kate Photography and enjoy!

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Wed: Nicole’s Big Day at the Dallas Arboretum and Stoneleigh Hotel

20 Sep

You may remember Nicole, my fun-loving, adventure-seeking bride, from her fierce underwater bridal portrait session featured here a few months ago! Today she’s showing off her soft, romantic makeup and pretty updo from her gorgeous wedding ceremony at the Arboretum and reception at the Stoneleigh!

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Special thanks to Amy Karp for these lovely images!

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after her ceremony we ran back to the hotel suite to do a hair flip …. down, curled and elegant for the reception!

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Outdoor Dallas Engagement Session :: Jasmine’s hair & makeup

29 Jul

I absolutely adore this outdoor engagement session with my bride Jasmine!

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She wanted outdoor-friendly, smoldering, smokey eye makeup … so instead of the traditional black and grey used to create a smokey eye, I made it daytime-approriate by using taupe, slate grey and a hint of plum. Pair that with carefree, voluminous waves, and you get this  this fashionably sassy engagement shoot by Amy Karp Photography!

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Glam pink makeup | loose deconstructed hair | Featured on Ruffled Blog

16 Jul

One of my favorite things about being a makeup artist/hair stylist in DFW is partnering up with the AMAZING talents in this industry to create crazy-fun, glamorous, totally unique photoshoot inspiration ideas and concepts. Today, our pink+emerald+gold modern-chic wedding is featured on RUFFLED Blog and I’m super excited! See the full blog post here  and see the entire gallery of the shoot’s images here!

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And enjoy this special feature on the hair and makeup from the shoot. I incorporated the pink/gold theme into a shimmery, fully lined eye in deep burgundy, lighter pink and gold with glowing skin and bronze cheeks. Her hair is a little haphazard, a little messy, but big, full and loaded with volume.

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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photography and Styling: Lauren Peele Photography / Flowers: Kate Foley Designs/ Wedding Dress: De Ma Fille / Earrings: Laura Hunter Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Bow Tie: This Humble Abode / Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets / Plates, Water Glasses, and Champagne Glasses: West Elm / Swizzle Sticks: French Knot Studios / Animal Place Card Holders: The Festive Fox / Tassel Garland, Balloon Tail, and Geometric Piñatas: Studio Mucci / Triangle and Circle Garland: Glitter and Grain / “Cheers” Banner: Confetti Design Shop / Ghost Chairs: Studio 206 / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Napkins: Anthropologie / Invitations and Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

Beautiful Hair & Makeup :: Erin’s Wedding Day at The Room on Main

12 Jul

Happy Friday! Allow me to introduce you to my beautiful bride, Erin. This pretty girl and her huge group of sassy, hysterical bridesmaids were so much fun to work with! 992876_10101606816014788_191214744_n

For her big day at The Room on Main, we went for a softer, bronzer-greige smokey eye to make her green eyes sparkle, peachy pink cheeks and the perfect pink pout! Isn’t she gorgeous? Hair and makeup for the bride + bridal party by Beauty & the Blush with assistance by Something-You Makeup Artistry.

{beautiful images by Heather Hawkins Photography}

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Amy’s Bridal Session :: Smoldering, Dramatic Makeup

2 Jul

I LOVE a bride who’s not afraid to go full on drama … and Amy totally rocks this smokey, sultry, smoldering look in a major way! With her porcelain skin, fierce freckles and sparkling green eyes … she totally nailed this fashionable shoot taken at one of my favorite spots – 3825 South Bowen in Arlington. Now pretty please, feast your eyes on all this goodness!

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{all images courtesy of Devon J. Imagery}

Glamorous Bridal Hair & Makeup :: Courtney’s Wedding at Event 1013

7 Jun

Someone! Cue the confetti, because this lovely girl just sparkles! Courtney’s gorgeous forest-fairy bridals at Grapevine Springs Park and her adorable (totally custom-EVERything) wedding at Event 1013 will make you swoon. Seriously, Courtney & Quinn …. cutest couple award, right here!

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I typically am a little skeptical of styling bride’s hair totally down for their wedding day … so many factors are in play to ensure it holds the style. But Courtney’s sleek, romantic, Hollywood-inspired curls are just to die for… and they we just as beautiful at 10am as they were for her exit at midnight! Along with her curls, a soft smokey eye and pretty lashes were on Courtney’s must-have list.

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Check out these beautiful photos from Braden Harris PhotographyAnd for more stunning photos and serious wedding inspiration, check out Braden’s entire blog post here!

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Ashley’s simply chic wedding style :: makeup & hair

16 May

Ashley is the kind of girl that you look at and think to yourself… “She’s so cool. I wanna be friends with her.” She’s effortlessly chic, down to earth, a little boho, and just about as naturally pretty as it gets. (the kind of girl who can swipe on a little mascara and look drop dead gorgeous, sigh.) And, when she agreed to let me use a more-orange-than-coral lipstick on her for her Big Day, well … that just took it to a whole different level. I should mention that since her wedding, I’ve become totally obsessed (hehe!) with Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar). Please enjoy these ah-maz-ing images from Ashley & Greg’s big day at the Magnolia Hotel, photographed by one of my favorites of all time, Sara & Rocky Photography.

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{bridesmaids hairstyling by Tracy Melton}

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I should also mention that while Ashley’s updo was one of my favorite hairstyles I’ve done to date (golden/diamond hair accessory from White Gown Showroom), she also had a mid-reception gown change and hairstyle flip! Her glamorous waves were perfectly topped off with an chic, oversized flower comb!

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{fabulous floral by Ed Barrett of Signature Weddings; wedding design & styling by Jen Rios Design}

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