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5 tips for finding your perfect wedding day hairstyle

1. WEATHER Nothing can ruin a good hairstyle like inhospitable weather. That’s not to say you can’t have great hair in bad weather but there are most certainly hairstyles more durable then others. Because of this it’s very important to take into consideration what the probable weather conditions may be on your wedding day. If you’re getting married in mid June when the weather is at it’s best your options are pretty much endless. That is unless you’re getting married on the beach where humidity is high and can make […] Read more…

A New Direction

  I’ve been stalling on this post for almost two months now.  So where do I begin? As 2018 was approaching I had great plans to hit the ground running on this year.  I was all set to have the most productive year yet, I had written out plans with monthly goals and ideas all the way through December ’18. I was pumped.  And then January actually came and it was the complete opposite.  I walked into the new year and I was in a fog, I couldn’t focus, I’d […] Read more…

Julia’s Forest Wedding Perfection

If I could hand pick every detail of what would be my dream day of work it would have been this day. Is it fair to say that Julia’s wedding is possibly my favorite wedding of all time? And for so so many reasons, starting with Julia herself.  She was the most relaxed, easygoing, and hilariously sarcastic bride I’ve had the pleasure to work with. She made us feel like friends instead of just her hair and makeup team. She made sure to have some of her gourmet doughnuts and […] Read more…

Hanh’s Sweet San Diego Escape

It was such a pleasure to work with Hanh on her wedding day.  She was absolutely one of the sweetest brides around which made it no surprise to find that her entire wedding party and wedding guests traveled across the country to be part of her big day.  Hanh is from the east coast but dreamed of a sunny California wedding and that’s exactly what she got.  The weather was picture perfect and so was she.  It was such a beautiful morning to share with such a sweet group of […] Read more…

Nye wedding bash!

Mallory didn’t just want to get married on New Years Eve and have a traditional wedding she wanted to have an all out NYE bash! Her girls were in glitzy gold dresses and the ceremony was set in front of a wall of pine trees.  She had multiple food trucks and fun dessert options, a caricaturist and lawn games.  She had carefully planned out her wedding to have aspects of a romantic winter wedding and an all night bash. The week before the wedding was filled with rain and a […] Read more…

Bree + Sam

Bree’s wedding is one of those rare weddings that completely changed the way I looked at them. She took what I thought only happened in movies and brought it to life. She and her friends rented out multiple houses on the same street in Palm Springs and turned what is only a wedding day for most people into a block party wedding weekend. The morning of her big day all the girls gathered in one house and all the boys in another. The house was buzzing with hair makeup and […] Read more…

Classic With A Country Flare

This was such a fun group of girls to work with! When I first met Kristen I liked her immediately so it was no surprise that I felt the same way when I met each one of her sweet bridesmaids. The entire morning flew by so effortlessly with the girls laughing and chatting and having a great time. We even got an impromptu “Britney Spears” dance performance by the brides sister, and she was good! I also loved Kristen’s style. She perfectly blended flowing lace, soft vintage flowers and cowboy boots.  It was a […] Read more…

Its A Mad Barbie

So I found a picture of this amazing mod 60s looking Barbie and I just HAD to recreate her. But before I even booked a model or a photographer I wanted to go out and see if it was even possible for me to find clothes similar enough to the ones in the photo. I mean, if I couldn’t find the right outfit or jewelry then it wouldn’t quite work. So I went down to my local Goodwill to see what I could find. Sure enough there was this absolutely […] Read more…

Our First Time

Although Andrew and I are both hairdressers we’ve taken very different directions in our careers. We both started out across the board doing all types of hair, men’s, women’s, color, cut, styling ect. But it wasn’t long before we both narrowed down our fields to what we excelled at most, and funnily enough they were complete opposites. The nice thing about it has always been that if I get a request for something I don’t do, I send that client to Andrew. And when Andrew gets a request for something […] Read more…

The Perfect Wedding

Honestly, I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Courtney’s wedding, there are just too many ridiculously perfect pieces to this day. So, I’ll just start with the most obvious, Courtney. Courtney is a seriously rad chick. On a day where most girls are ball of nerves she was as cool as a cucumber, laughing, joking and having fun. She made me feel like I was one of the girls. On top of that she’s drop dead gorgeous and has amazing hair! I mean who knew that […] Read more…

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