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Side Pony Updo

 

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!

 

xo: @phillyhair

Great Wedding Updo

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?

xo @PhillyHair

 

Photos by Lori Gail

Bon Voyage Abby

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

October Fav Product

images (2)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!

 

xo- @phillyhair

Siousca Photography – Boathouse Row Philadelphia

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!

 

xo- Ashley

Atlas Wedding Photography

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?

 

xo @phillyhair

m2Photography

 

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 !!

xo-Ash

Contouring for Dummies

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!!!

MTV VMA Taylor Swift Performance Hair & Makeup

 

August Favorite Product!

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August isen’t even over yet and I already have my favorite lined up! – It’s actually been a long time coming… I have been a fan of Bare Escentuals stuff for like ever so it’s about time I posted something on them! My GO TO , all the time, every time mascara for my clients is Buxom water proof. The brush is awesome, the mascara stays on, it makes your lashes long and un-clumpy! Can’t say enough good things.  My other absolute go-to product is their buxom plumping gloss. ” Dolly” has been my girl since I turned 21 and would obsessively make sure I had it in my purse when I went out on the town. It looks good in the day, in the night for any and every event. Its a natural color but adds just enough pigment so it looks good in photos. It plumps your lips but doesn’t make them feel like they are burning off like most pout plumpers! I found this lil mini collection of naturals and brighs  at Sephora and I was SO excited!!