Monday, July 26, 2010

Our very own Bride Sarah Jones, hair by Katja!

It was a hot balmy day with a thunderstorm coming around the mountain.  The type of day your grateful to have your hairdresser by your side.  Especially true on your wedding day with the ceremony amongst the trees alongside a peaceful brook.  Katja (Sarah's Bridal Specialist of choice) was feeling no pressure even amongst Sarah's family of hairdressers, she has a cool head when it comes to any upstyling.  With a comb, brush, hot curling tongs, volumizing tonic and some pincurl clips Katja molded the exact hair style Sarah had her heart set on.  Glamour waved bangs secured into a side swept cascade of curls (hairstyle of the moment).  Sarah looked as fresh and beautiful as ever as she walked down her grassy isle to marry her sweetheart along a mountainside creek at The Full Moon Resort.  We wish you a long and happy life together!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bride Carrie Herrara wears a tiera!

I LOVE doing bridal updo's! I find upstyling one of the most creative things a hairdresser does. I relish the feeling of the switch in my brain from left-mode to right-mode as I start whipping the curled tendrils into a "hair-do".

The first step in most of my bridal upstyles is a soft roller set. Once the hair has some movement I back brush the hair to give it structure and form. This stage creates a cushion for the hairpins to lock into.

Next comes the pleasurable switch in the brain from left to right and the hair dance begins. This particular hair style on my dearest friend Carrie was particularly fun for two reasons. One, she has great taste and would enjoy a dramatic style. Two, she has the best hair in the world!!!

Since her hair is abundant the challenge becomes not only getting it up but ensuring it will stay up. I used a pony tail technique featured in Ginger Boyle's "Upstyle" DVD to secure her length in three places. I then looped and secured the hair length with bobby pins in a balanced but scattered fashion. With everything secure and in its final place I nestled in the tiera. Another option would be little flower pins perhaps. It was so secure, she later admitted to sleeping in it the night of the wedding too exhausted from the festivities to take it down. Hmm I hope she didn't look too "scary Carrie" in the morning.

Yours In Service,
Gwenn LeMoine