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!

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Wedding Day Hair Preparation

It’s getting close to your big day and you have a million things going through your head… the dress, the flowers, the music, the invitations, and of course… your hair!

Many brides want to grow out their hair for the big day. However, before you go months without a trim there are definitely things you should know from the professionals.  Ashley Stone, owner of Beauty Entourage shares her wedding day preparation hair tips.

  • When your ends begin to split they cause breakage and brittle hair. Brittle hair has no shine, is dull, and creates frizzy ends.  It is also harder to curl hair with dead ends.
  • When growing your hair, you should be trimming about a 1/2 inch every 8-10 weeks.  Your ends trimmed do not effect how fast your hair grows but does keep those ends from breaking off.
  • If you have a lot of split ends, a couple inches worth, and you don’t want to trim that much you can deep condition once a week to help mend and smooth them out.  Penetrait Deep conditioner by Sebastian is one of my favorites.  Also, Schwarzkopf Q10 has an amazing shampoo, condition, and leave in spray that reconstructs the hair.
  •  Most over the counter shampoo and conditioners are either loaded with Protein to disguise the hair with extra softness or are very drying.  Too much protein weighs the hair down and breaks it.  A clarifying shampoo once a week is ideal to remove build up of oils or product. This is ideal for someone that only washes their hair every few days, has oily hair, or uses a lot of styling products. It helps give the hair a clean slate.  I recommend KMS Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo.
  • Do not deep condition your hair any closer than a week before your wedding day. When the hair is too soft it will not hold a curl as well.
  • Avoid any product in the hair the day of the wedding. Clean and dry hair is best.  Clarifying the morning of or the night before is a good tip.
  •  Coloring before the big day should be done about two weeks before. This allows time for the color to “settle”. It won’t look like that newly fresh just dyed my hair look. The color softens and looks more natural. Also, depending on the color you do, for darker colors you don’t want to risk having any color staining on the skin.
  •  Never wax the week of the wedding also. If you need any facial waxing, that should be done 1 week to 2 weeks before.

Ashley’s CT Media Tour

The anticipation is building and everyone is buzzing about A Midsummer Night’s Dream event showcasing imaginative and artistic hairstyles and makeup by Beauty Entourage.  The stunning dresses make the entire look come to life and next Thursday August 16th at 7pm, you can take a peek inside Ashley Stone’s creative mind on the runway at The Russian Lady in Hartford.  The show is selling out quickly so be sure to get your tickets this week the salon 32B Fenn rd Newington, CT or online here.

The tickets are just $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to Wigs for Kids, an organization that makes special wigs for children who have lost their hair. It’s a great night to get out for an awesome event and for a great cause for children.  

The media is buzzing about this event.  From mentions on Lite 100.5, Radio 104.1, and Kiss 95.7 as long as local news stations as well.  Ashley had a blast on Better CT with Scot and Kara and Scot even did a little modeling himself!  Check out the video here.


{Kara, Ashley & Scot}

Ashley also made her rounds to New Haven to interview with Teresa LaBarbera on Channel 8’s CT Style.  Teresa was impressed with the creative hairstyles and loved that the proceeds are going to Wigs for Kids.  You can check out that segment here.

Beauty Entourage Blog

Welcome to the brand new Beauty Entourage blog where you will be able to have access to our events, pictures, hair & makeup tips, and so much more.  We will be posting some gorgeous pictures of our Beauty Entourage brides, makeup application techniques, and everything related to hair and makeup, our first love.