bridal hair

Getting ready for 2019 Brides!!

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This year was my second year being listed on The Knot and my second year receiving the Knot Best of Weddings! I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to leave me a review. I know when I am shopping around for ANYTHING I go to the reviews first. This is super helpful for me as a vendor and for prospective brides wanting to get other’s opinions.

Some of my 2018 brides and bridal parties..


I love looking back at the pictures and reliving all the glam and the many sweet moments. I am so lucky to work with such beautiful and warm people. Thank you thank you!

New things in 2019

2019 is going to be a busy wedding season and I can’t wait! I will be adding some new artists to the team to prepare for the larger bridal parties. I have very high standards so I make sure to bring only the best artists to help.

I am also going to be offering hair accessories available to purchase for the wedding day. I am currently adding to my collection so there will be plenty of options!

As always, I am continuing education and practicing new styles and techniques so that I can be at the top of my game. I am constantly playing with new products too to make sure that my kit is comprised of only the best performing products.

Looking forward to the many new faces of 2019. Happy holidays everyone!

Santa Barbara Wedding Makeup & Hair

I am SO excited to share these beautiful images from Janelle and Ramien's summer wedding in Santa Barbara. I have known both of them since college (go Gauchos!) and was super excited/honored to do Janelle's hair and makeup for the big day!! 

Bridal Hair & Makeup

Janelle wanted braids in her hair so to make it a little extra special we went with a double dutch braid half up style with wavy hair.

For her makeup, she left all of the details up to me! This was actually very exciting for me not only as a MUA who loves creative control but also as her friend who had been dying to do her makeup for a while now! 

Janelle has gorgeous green eyes and a lot of freckles, which I love! I kept the coverage natural and airbrushed her face with Temptu S/B foundation. I corrected/brightened under the eyes with Makeup Forever Ultra HD concealer (R22 + R30 mixed). For her eyes I used one my favorite liquid eyeshadows by Stila in the color Jezebel for a rose gold shimmer on the lids. For lashes, I applied individual clusters. Finally, for the lips I went with a classic - Creme Cup from MAC!

Everything in the wedding turned out amazing and I couldn't be happier for them. Enjoy the rest of the photos by One Love Photography

Romantic Hair and Makeup for Vanessa's Wedding!

I can't get enough of Vanessa's gorgeous wedding photos!! The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club was the perfect backdrop for this dreamy wedding. I think the makeup and hair Vanessa chose complimented the scenery so well!

Epic photo by Pine & Sea Photography

Epic photo by Pine & Sea Photography

Bridal Hair & Makeup

Vanessa's up do was a very loose romantic style with curls set at the base of her neck.

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For Vanessa's eye makeup, I applied shimmery rose gold eye shadows with a full set of lashes. Her foundation was airbrushed on with Temptu s/b foundation for a luminous finish. Her lipstick was MAC Cremecup - one of my favorite soft pink bridal lip colors!

Gorgeous bride!!

Gorgeous bride!!

Her bridal party looks straight out of a magazine!

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More highlights from the day...

Vendors:

Photography: Pine & Sea Photography

Florist: Green Leaf Designs

Cake: Its All About the Cake

Dress: Essence of Australia from The Wedding Day Bridal Boutique

DJ: KIK Entertainment

Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Lindsey's Temecula Winery Wedding

I am always so excited when I get to see the professional photos of my brides! Lindsey was a GORGEOUS sweet heart of a bride, which made my job all the more rewarding.

Lindsey and Jason. How cute are these two??

Lindsey and Jason. How cute are these two??

Bridal Makeup & Hair

For Lindsey's makeup, we went with a warm smokey eye paired with a neutral brown lip. The foundation was airbrushed on with Temptu S/B makeup. I loove how natural and yet flawless this foundation looked on her skin!! For her highlight and contour, I used my beloved Viseart palette. 

 

My Viseart palette when it was brand new. On Lindsey I used the top two highlight and top two contour shades.

My Viseart palette when it was brand new. On Lindsey I used the top two highlight and top two contour shades.

For her hair, I created a low updo with loose textured curls and a dutch braid to one side.

Some more pictures from her wedding...

The Villa San Juan Capistrano - Romantic Bridal Makeup & Hair

I am so in love with everything about this wedding!! Not only is the couple, Liz and Ryan, so adorable together, but their wedding took place in the most romantic venue with the most amazing florals and decor (see vendors below). I first met Liz and Ryan when they were engaged for a styled wedding shoot (the images and video are featured on the home page). The shoot was a totally different style than their actual wedding, so it was fun getting to create both looks on Liz.

To achieve her dewy complexion, I airbrushed her foundation, blush, and bronzer. The formula I used was the Temptu S/B formula, which is long lasting and gives a very hydrated look. 

For her hair, we went with a style that was inspired by a picture she sent me. It was mostly down, but with some structure to help it last longer and be out of her face. She loves braids, so I made sure to incorporate that into the style. 

Bridal Makeup - Blush Tones - Orange County Makeup Artist

Bridal Glam 

Here are the photos from one of my lovely brides, Beatriz! For Beatriz's bridal makeup, she wanted to incorporate the rose pink colors of her bouquet into her makeup.

We decided to go with soft, rose toned neutral colors on the lid, lightly smoked out so there are no harsh lines, and pair it with a rose colored lip. I added medium feathery lashes to make her eyes really stand out.

For her foundation, I used Mehron's HD celebre pro HD cream foundation. We had a bridal trial previously, so I knew what she wanted ahead of time, and there were no surprises on her wedding day!

I also did the makeup for the rest of her bridal party and family. Hair was styled by Erica Marni Edwards. Enjoy the photos!

 

Congrats again Beatriz! You were such a lovely bride, thanks so much for including me in your special day :)

Engagement Photo Makeup and Hair - Bridal Makeup Artist Orange County

Do you need a bridal trial?

Sometimes I get asked this question, and my answer will always be, no you don't need one (I feel confident that I can make you look amazing no matter what), but I recommend one for the best possible experience. Not only is it a good way for the bride to feel confident about her makeup/hair leading up to the big day, but it allows me as the artist to analyze what worked and what could be improved. I really do take my time and thoroughly plan and prepare how to make each bride look the best she possibly can. 

When your planning every detail of your wedding, why leave the makeup out? Especially if you aren't used to wearing makeup, having a bridal trial is a great way to see what makeup you're comfortable with. My client, Ria, chose to have her engagement photo session serve as a bridal trial. She was not accustomed to wearing much makeup, but wanted some bold colors for her photos. Even though she wanted some of the colors to be different for her wedding day, we were able to establish the foundation to her look such as complexion, eyebrows, and face contours. These are all details you may not think of if you aren't a regular makeup wearer, but are essential to creating that flawless face. For her hair, we pulled it all up into a simple updo with curls.

She ended up with exactly what she wanted and I think she looked beautiful! Enjoy the pictures!