FINALLY the day has come where I get to post the pictures of my best friend’s wedding. I have done literally hundreds of brides, but have never been in a wedding and did the hair and makeup at the same time. It was really so much fun planning the whole thing with Courtney from beginning to end. Helping her pick out the dress, cake, vendors, hair and makeup trial and then the big day! Courtney is the definition of classic. The whole event was black and white, and she wanted to look effortlessly pretty and very natural. We did a purple LIGHT smokey eye with glowing highlighted skin. Her hair was in a big, timeless, low updo with intricate weaving. Usually I get my brides ready and then leave and never really get to see how everything plays out and watch my work the whole day and it was really a treat! She was the first of many more of my friends to come
Thanks Julie Jordan for the photos!
Kassandra had long, dark, thick beautiful hair! We pulled it into a side swept pony-looking updo. We gave her ” bridal dramatic” eye makeup and she looks flawless. Faith West did a beautiful job with her photos!
I am a big sucker for a low, loose, soft udpo. I think it is romantic and looks good on everyone. It is my favorite wedding hair to do, and if I was t describe my ideal wedding hair aesthetic or style, these pictures would pretty much embody it. Lisa pulled this look off perfectly. It was so nice going full circle from doing Lisa’s hair as a bridesmaid in her friends wedding to her very own wedding day! She looks perfect don’t you think?
Photos by Lori Gail
I am lucky enough to have had my little sister on our Philly Hair & Makeup Co. team. She is talented in so many ways. Not only is she a wonderful hair and makeup artist but she is also a beautiful dancer. She sets sail on the Norweighian Cruise Dawn living out her professional dance dream for 8 months and I along with our brides and company will miss her so much. I just want to thank her for always driving in from Scranton to help me with weddings and doing such a perfect job on all of our clients, giving me tips and inspiring me to be a better makeup artist.
LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU ABBY
xo, your sis @phillyhair
My new favorite beauty product of October is Urban Decay’s Vice Pallet 3. I haven’t gotten an Urban Decay palette in a while, after naked 1 I was kind of sick of the same old neutral shades. When I saw this pallete though I immediately knew I wanted it. I also forgot how pigmented Urban Decay Shadows are and that’s why I used to love them so much. You barely need to put ANYTHING on the brush and the colors are bright and identical to how they look in the pan. I really enjoy this pallee because it has a little of everything. Neutral browns and greys for weddings, a lovely pinkish row and some pretty blues and greens for more colorful looks. I wish it had one more highlighting shade with no glitter, but other than that I am completely on board. The packaging is adorable as well. Go get it!
Maureen’s wedding story and day of prep was so much fun! She was marrying the #1 singles rower in the world, at her trial she told me her husband was in Europe competing for the USA at Worlds. She was also a rower and they were going to get ready for their big day at their rowing club on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia! The house was amazing and I always wanted to be able to go in one when I viewed them lit up at night from the highway. It was such a cool experience, a great group of girls and they all looked amazing. We did a bridal smokey eye and a big volume low bun updo. Big thanks so Siousca Photography for the beautiful photos!
Michelle and I instantly clicked at her trial on our love of beauty bloggers, contouring and general glam! For her wedding we did a subdued smokey eye with charcoals and greys , some lashes of course and a neutral pink lip. Her photographer Tiffany Atlas and I must have something in common because we have so many of the same brides… this is 1/6 this year! Also, is this “photo booth” not the cutest and most creative thing you’ve ever seen?
Oh god Austin was such a gorgeous bride! We got ready at her house, which was the most amazingly decorated, perfect looking, etsy, Anthropologie inspired haven! We did long loose ” Victoria Secret” curls and a light smokey eye. Her amzing photographers m2p-hotography.net did such a beautiful job capturing her wedding !!
People always ask me how to contour. This is a SUPER EASY tutorial on how to do an everyday contour makeup look! In less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds you can learn to change your whole face!!!