Go for a pop of color

Wearing a bold lip on your wedding day doesn’t have to be something to shy away from. Its an easy way to make a statement that can be classic and timeless if done properly. Here are some tips to pulling off a bold hue on your lips.
1. Keep the eyes rather simple and neutral. A neutral eye, simple liner and natural lashes will let your lips be front and center. It will look more timeless in photos as well.
2. Keep the skin fresh and clean. Its tempting to go with full contouring and highlighting but that can distract from a classic look. Luminous, glowing skin with only make you look fresh and awake ok your big day.
3. Opt for a matte finish over a glossy red lip. Glossy red lips can be more messy than a matte color. If applied correctly, a matte lip will act like a stain through the night and will require less touch ups.
4. The most important tip is to discuss it with your makeup artist at your trial. There are to many options for red or bold lips. Talk to them about what you are comfortable with and they will recommend the best option for you. What is bold for some is tame for others, so a trial is the perfect time to try on some different shades. Update your artist after wearing the lip color so they can get you the right shade for touch ups on your big day.
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Lash Extensions

Clients are always asking about Lash Extensions and are enamored by the look of them with no mascara!  That’s right, no mascara needed when you have lash extensions. You get the look every day without needing anything in addition.  We offer Lash extensions at our Salon, Salon Alexander. Lash extensions are a more permanent option that lasts up to 4 weeks. If you would like to maintain the extensions then you would fill every 2-4 weeks depending on how glamorous of a lash you have. The thicker fuller lashes require more touch up to maintain. The lash is attached to your natural lash with platinum bond glue and shed when your lashes shed! The life of each lash are always in different stages so lashes will shed at various times. Lashes are synthetic fiber and are hypoallergenic. We do offer two types of glues so if you do have very sensitive eyes or prone to allergies then we do still have an option for you!  For the month of March we have a special for a full set at $125. A $50 savings.   Otherwise a full set is $175 and fills range from $55-$75 based on a 2,3,or 4 week fill appt.  Fall in love with the latest salon addiction! Amazing option in the summer time to ditch the mascara but always have the look that your wearing it!

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2013 Wedding Trends by: Ashley Stone

Bridal Trends for 2013

Besides all the holiday excitement December is one of my favorite times of year. Wedding season has slowed down and it allows for some time to blog, write for some magazines and beauty sites and do some research for the trends hitting the runway for the next year. Bridal trends are no different than other must haves and must do’s throughout the year that are inspired by, fashion designers, celebs, and the go to hair stylists and make up artists in the industry. Every year the trends are a piece of something new and innovative mixed with a touch of something classic and sometimes vintage. The beauty of Bridal trends I find are most are timeless and regardless of what’s hot and what’s not, Brides seem to always find the perfect look that suits their style. My best advice is be inspired by what you see. Anything can be tweaked to suit your needs, your hair, or your face.

Trends seem to come about from what your favorite celebs wear on the red carpet to the runway. I find celebs and stylists also get inspired by the movies they are working on. The Gatsby will be hitting theaters in 2013 and those 1920’s styles will be hitting the aisle as well.
Vintage brides grow in popularity each year but to have so much inspiration tangible on the silver screen I expect to receive many requests for soft waves, pinup style sets, and birdcage veils. To really give yourself a different look, a faux bob can be created to give you that downstyle with the hair still off of your neck without much fuss. Here are some examples of the styles inspired by the 20’s

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If the styling from the 20’s is not your thing maybe you will get inspired by the accessories inspired by that era. Birdcage veils are always a classic piece to give that vintage touch but if you want to stray away from a veil, maybe flowers are a good option!  Headbands and fascinators can either be used for the bride or the bridal party as well.

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I personally love these looks and am always excited when they make it back to the top choices we see when we travel. Waves are a great style for short or long hair. It gives you the most out of your length. A spiral curl however will make your hair appear shorter. Waves can drop over time but still remain to give you that effortless look that is also big trend this season.
Who doesn’t want effortless looking beauty?

Going into a more modern and very popular look are braids! We’ve all seen some beautiful ways braids can be worn thanks to Pinterest! Waterfall braids are one of the most popular I get requested and I don’t see that changing. This technique of braiding can also give that halo effect a flower halo can give that will be popular but also look amazing with the texture of the waves. here are some photos of some of our own work that was requested most recently:

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Braids Can also be incorporated into an upstyle

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Low buns will be very popular with a clean finish. For a more simple look you can have your style more centered. For a more modern look and to create softness around the face, you can have a style more off to the side.

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Make Up  this season is also another timeless trend that I love to see. Softer nude looks with one focal point that gives a pop of color. This is a look I feel translates well on everyone whether you wear alot of make up or prefer something more simple. How you play up the eyes can really vary and can give a soft accented effect or a dramatic smokey effect. I was always told they are the window to your soul so what better day to play them up is on the day you marry your soulmate!

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Lashes are the ultimate way to add some drama.
Keep in mind, If you play up the eyes I would recommend a softer lip or nude lip. The key is too look fresh and flawless.
Smokey eyes are always a popular request but smokey with color? Yes! Smokey eyes can be done with color. It adds a beautiful effect to the eye and really makes them stand out.

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The nude lip really helps to not take away from that one focal point, the eyes!

If you don’t wear alot of eye make up then you can play them more natural and wear a bolder lip.

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No matter your choice or your taste the make up trend is a clean flawless look. Light contouring to enhance your features and a soft glow. You can have one focal point or just a clean soft pallete. Your choices should always be made with what you feel most comfortable with. I think these trends can satisfy any bride’s style and thats what I love as an artist. I love to have options for my clients that can be suitable for every girl. 2013 trends do just that! No matter your skin or hair texture, a timeless look is easily accessible and right on trend with what you see on TV and the magazines! Because who doesn’t want to look and feel like themselves and a celebrity on a day that all eyes are on you!

Calling All CT & MA Brides!

Calling All Brides in CT & MA

Being a trusted hair and make up team in the industry we are proud to be contacted regularly by producers and casting directors when they are in need of real brides for up coming shows!  Most recently TLC has reached out to us to send some brides their way!  Have you seen the show Four Weddings on TLC?  They are now looking for brides getting married in October, November or December in Ct or Mass.

Is that you?  Contact us today for more details to be considered!  beautyentourage@aol.com

Good Luck!

We ♥ Weddings

Beauty Entourage is FULL force in wedding season.  With October being one of the most popular months for a wedding in New England, our hair and makeup team is in wedding mode, traveling across New England to make our lovely brides and their wedding party even more beautiful.  We wanted to share some pictures of recent brides that we absolutely had a blast with!

{Hair: Ashley Stone, Assistant Carly, Make Up Artist: Kayle Photo: Melissa Arel}

{Bridal hair by Marlem with a beautiful floral accessory}

                                  {Make Up: Kayle A Salwocki. Hair: Ashley Stone}

Lip Service

‘Tis the season to go bold or go home.  Our talented makeup artists have recommended that this season, do not be shy to wear some lip color.  Even if you are the type to wear just a little clear gloss, there is a color for you. Since every complexion is very different, it is important to try new things.  Maybe you have a special event coming up?  Salon Alexander does professional airbrush and traditional makeup application and your artist can work with different colors to see what works best for your hair and skin color.  Here are some of the hottest lip colors this season.

{dark berry lips.  a twist from the classic apple red, this look is perfect for fall}

{coral lips, the perfect early fall twist}

{Emily Blunt wearing hot pink!  The key to brighter lipsticks is to do a simple eye so that you do not look overdone}

Fall Weddings

Weddings in September and October and even early November have an advantage in New England- the beautiful scenery.  The colors of New England in the fall are breathtaking.  Are any of you planning a fall wedding or have had a fall wedding?  We would love to see your ideas and pictures and feature them on our blog! Just add on Beauty Entourage’s Facebook page! 🙂

Here are a few of our fall wedding favorites.

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{loving the orange & yellow warm fall colors for a beautiful fall wedding}

Wedding Makeup Ideas from Fall 2012 Fashion Week

{fall is all about color.  Try a bold lipstick to bring out the warmth in your face and hair}

Love the hair.    Southern Fall Wedding: Tiffany + Zach

{simple yet elegant side fishtail}

{ Beautiful eyes- purples and greens are perfect for a more dramatic eye on your wedding day!}

Short & Sweet

Many women love to grow their hair out for that special event such as their wedding or a special event.  After having long hair for years, it can be very liberating to go with a trendy new cut.  A lot of our brides decide to do just that after their wedding and feel so fresh and light with their new style.  There are so many youthful & cute shorter haircuts that can improve and define your look.  Just contact us and one of our talented stylists will help you decide on your next look.

32 Fenn Road  Newington, CT 06111

(860) 667-7722

 Here are a few inspirations!

{above is an adorable haircut from Salon Alexander in Newington}

Cute haircut on Jessica Simpson

super cute haircut

Airbrush Makeup

At Beauty Entourage we get so many questions as to what the difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup.  We are HUGE fans of airbrush makeup especially for special events because airbrush creates a flawfless, longer-lasting look for the entire day & night.  Airbrush makeup is also hypoallergenic, fragrance free, oil and alcohol free, so its safe for even the most sensitive skin, no matter what age or condition.

Airbrush makeup is water-resistant so perspiration and tears are no longer a cosmetic problem. Simply blotting, not wiping away moisture will leave the Airbrush makeup in place without a streak. With over 16 hours of wear, Airbrush makeup will not fade or rub off on clothes, but yet can be easily washed away with soap and water.  Airbrush also feels very lightweight and so many of our clients say it feels like wearing no makeup at all yet the coverage is phenomenal and flawless. If you have a night full of dancing, a photo shoot, or simply want your makeup to be perfect all night long, airbrush is the way to go.  Give us a call or stop in to learn more! 

Below are some of our client’s that are lovers of our airbrush makeup!  Our makeup team does an awesome job with airbrush since they have all been specially trained and application of false lashes just seals the look! 🙂