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!!!
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!!
I am loving posting more of our associate stylist’s work! Melissa and Christina are such an important part of the team and they do an awesome job. I am so lucky to have them, as are our brides. Here are some stunning photos of our Philly Hair & Makeup Co bride Samantha! Lovely photos by Diamond Street who we will be working with a few more times this year! : )
Stila’s waterproof eyeliner pen is my life. — I have ALWAYS been a pencil eyeliner girl, always. I have tried in the past liquid eyeliners, a ton of them but I never liked the look of it and it always was too hard to use for me. Lately I have been craving a cat eye so I was asking my sister what she used and she suggested this product. It is a miracle. Easy for me to use, easy for me to do on my brides and just an all around great product. Draws a perfect line, stays on all day and is the right thickness/wetness. Can’t say enough good things. I bought mine at Sephora. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Megan was such a sweet and outgoing bride. She had her own vision of being a garden fairy-esque look and wedding and she nailed it. We did a loose low side bun and topped it off with an awesome real flower crown. On her eyes we did a gold smokey and a burnt red lip color.
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Here is an unbelievably beautiful Philly Hair & Makeup Co. bride Ally. Her gorgeous hair was done by Christina and her flawless makeup was done by Melissa. These two artists are near and dear to my heart, they have been a huge part of the company for the past year. They are always on time, professional and do flawless work. Thanks Melissa & Christina for outdoing yourself on this wedding.
This is the review Ally gave Melissa and Christina “Melissa and Christina from Philly Hair & Makeup are amazingly crafted at what they do. They did hair & makeup for myself, my mom, aunt, and 4 bridesmaids for my wedding and everyone looked naturally stunning all day and night. All of my girls and family members raved about the services…one of my bridesmaids even tried to hired them for her wedding but they were already booked:(
Melissa (makeup) and Christina (hair) were also so warm and fun throughout the morning/day getting ready. It really felt like two extra girlfriends in the room helping us all get ready for a night out. They both listened and executed exactly what each bridesmaid/mom asked for, and really made the effort to capture the mood and style of each girl.
Philly Hair & Makeup is extremely reasonably priced and worth every penny. Ashley, the owner, is very organized and set up everything perfectly. I really can’t say enough about Melissa and Christina and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. ”
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