Manhattan Bride Cover Shoot

There are two parts to what we do that we love. One, we love making a woman feel and look beautiful on such an important day and two, we love the feeling we get seeing our work in a photograph.  There’s nothing like seeing someone that is gorgeous and knowing you had a part in the overall look.  Doing photoshoots are so much fun for us because we know our work will get captured at it’s best and we will get the photos to share. We were lucky enough to get the chance with Manhattan bride and not only be able to share but, have our work on newstands everywhere! We were so excited at the opportunity. We had worked with Manhattan Bride for their Spring issue last year. Our work was featured on the inside of their magazine. After the amazing feedback on the looks we created for the inside of that issue, we were asked to do the cover of their Fall issue!  Imagine the excitement then.  At the time, I was 8 months pregnant! The shoot was scheduled on my due date.  I knew it was a good possibility I would go nto labor early so I took a chance and said I would do it!! I really didn’t want to pass it up for me or my team.  We had just wrapped doing hair and make up for a movie shoot in the city and at 8 months I was able to work that out lol. So, this would be no different.  In the end it all did!  My daughter arrived two weeks early and I had just enough time to recover and make it to this shoot in New Jersey.  It was a long day of shooting but, an experience I’ll have forever. To see this cover and this magazine I am so proud.  I hope you enjoy!!    The link is to their 3d magazine online. 

 

http://www.manhattanbride.com/fw2013/files/1.html

 

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(the night of the Magazine launch party in the city)

(Cover) Hair  Ashley Stone, Make Up Kyle Samolik

Inside of the magazine we have a few features and another model with hair done by Ashley Stone and Make Up by Nicole O’Hare.

 

 

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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!