Recent Updo and Curls

Here is an update of a few styles I’ve done in the past couple of months for my clients weddings and Miss USA.

Tune into my instagram @omgartistry I will be doing quick updos and styling tips to show some of these!

Also funny story, a client asked me ” I saw this style on pintrest can you do it?” Low and behold, its my photo that went viral a year ago.. needless to say I answered, “Yes, yes I can” with a big smile. 🙂

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5 Best YouTube Highlight and Contouring

Highlighting and Contouring is the new makeup trend. Lots of celebrities and models are using it and its looks amazing! Highlighting and Contouring are techniques that make the face look thinner. It works the best on a round face. What is highlighting and contouring?

Contouring is when you use a bronzer underneath your cheekbone to make it look higher and more defined. Highlighting is when you get a really light, sometimes shimmery colour and apply it to any bone on your face to make them stand out.

Highlighting and contouring can be a tricky technique to perfect. OMGTRENDS has found the top YouTube videos for Highlighting and Contouring. Each video gives you specific directions and will make you look absolutely beautiful and natural.

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A Furry Fall

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Fur: sinfully soft & extremely warm. This Fall 2013 designers had no shame in using fur. Lots of garments will have lots of fluffy fur. Fur is something that is elegant and only a true fashion lover knows the “true meaning” of fur. If you aren’t into real fur (which is totally understandable) then def go for the fake fur option. Whether its real or fake (by fake we mean well done) then you can have a glamorous and elegant look to go out in the city. If you are just getting into fashion or aren’t as daring, do a simple by having it on a purse. If you are a fashion diva then you already know to be rocking coats with fur.

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Jigsaw faux fur coat
$430 – johnlewis.com

Brown coat
$395 – glam-net.com

Brown long coat
$78 – ringsandtings.com

Noisy may black vest
$78 – nelly.com

Jacques Vert scarve
$130 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Asos hat
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Top Five OMG Homecoming Dress

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Fall season is here… So that means HOMECOMING SEASON is right around the corner. Homecoming is extra special for high schoolers. You high schoolers have it all! Dances, football games, and all the homecoming games and activities your schools have. One of the most important things about homecoming season is not having the same dress as some other girl at your school. OMG Trends have found the top five homecoming dresses and looks for this season.

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Wedding Updo Ideas, Which Look Is Your Favorite?

To kick off wedding season, I though I’d give some of my brides some updo ideas! Might I propose some soft caramel highlights for brunettes and some baby blonde highlights for blondes to break up ashy color to create dimension in the hair. It’s the bee’s knees when it comes to photographing your luscious locks for your special day.
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A gloss spray will do wonders as well for a finishing touch of shine! Have your hair stylist recommend one at your salon. I always love Rene Furterer Glossing Spray. The product is light yet packs a punch on the shine without looking greasy.

ECRU New York created the perfect product, how so? Well between its weightless ability to create firm, touchable curls and also provide antistatic and UV protection. Almost like the perfect hairspray? I’d agree!

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Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup!

Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup.

 

Now I know what you’re already thinking… this is an article supporting everything I already know but your bridesmaids insist on still doing their own beautifications for the day of YOUR wedding. Granted… When agreeing to being in a bridal party, there are tons of committed costs associated and yes it does add up. Nevertheless, after reading, you’ll leave with a better approach to your girls on how to not make them look like these lovely ladies below.

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Step One: Read this entry.

Many brides maids have the good ol’ saying, “Oh I’m really good at my makeup, I don’t need a professional” Wrong. Professional Makeup Artists understand the structure of the face, coloring and texture. As much as the Bare Minerals Counter Clerk will tell you “This product is flawless for your face and its light weight and hypo allergic” BOOM! Perfect for Sally’s wedding. Suzy is running head first into a huge situation come two months after you get the images back from Bob the Photographer. “Why is my face pale and shade of grey”, she begs to know. Well Suzy, what that clerk did not tell you was, mineral makeup has tiny reflective particles inside the product that when a professional photographer takes a photo, it bounces off the skin and creates a pale looking face. You will not see it in person by any means, but will unquestionably notice in photos. Also makeup with SPF will in fact do the same exactly thing for photos. Titanium Dioxide, which is what is in sunscreen, will give you the same result. Sorry ladies, this is a must to skip out on the SPF for one day.

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Step Two: Do your homework.

Don’t be rushing into decision making when it comes to hair and makeup and invest the time and money to do trials. HATE to say it but if a makeup artist is giving away her trials for free, chances are she doesn’t value her time as an artist and just looking to get the booking. Now… that is not for every artist, but we can say I’ve encounter a few wedding sharks. Make sure they come to you the day of the wedding, very important. By them having you sign a contract, is it not just protecting them but it’s protecting you as well. Read it very carefully. Make sure you speak to and confirm with the artists, 1 month before and 1 week before.

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Step Three: Pricing

Depending on your region, hair and makeup could run $150-$250 or more per person. Get pricing from the artists but do not base your decision on price, big mistake.  If your paying $30 for makeup, like I said…she’s just looking to make extra money on the biggest day of your life. In order to feel your best, you must look your best. A good artist isn’t cheap and a cheap artist isn’t good. You’ve already invested in your photography and if you go with a cheap artist, your investment is out the window. I always tell my brides; a great gift for the bridal party is to pay for their makeup. Before anyone can even tell you they want to do it themselves, you need to gently explain how important it is to you, that all her best friends as well as herself will have life long photos of how gorgeous everyone looked at her wedding. Chances are they will want to comply since they will want you to give the same consideration the day of their wedding. Not to mention, this will avoid the one bridesmaid with a heavy hand and others with next to none. The smokey eye bridesmaid will only distract the crowd from you.

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Now, if your bridesmaid continues to forgo getting professional makeup, make sure to educate her on NO mineral makeup or SPF, but remember, she’s your brides maid for a reason. She committed to your every want and need. Just kidding, but really.