Wishing you lots of treats this Halloween!
Watching Jess apply makeup mesmerizes me. She simply enhances all the beauty that is right there in front of her with a deft hand. Here are a few of her tips for going from bare-faced to day to evening.
Tips for First “day” look
Wrap sections of hair around various sizes of irons, randomly alternating between irons. For a more tousled, naturally soft look, make each section of curl unique from another. Creating larger and smaller sections will create loose and tight curls, creating a “natural” textured finish. Product recommended for accomplishing this look is L’oreal Professionnel’s Infinium 3 hairspray. This spray won’t leave a hard or sticky feeling, but will actually memorize the curl, and will last day to night.
Tips for the second “night” look
Pulling hair back or up, is always a great transition into a night time style. This braid is a great look that anyone can achieve. Fun and edgy yet very glamorous, this style is a perfect fall ‘do.
Create a simple braid, directing to the desired side. After securing with an elastic, gently pull apart at random, pulling more in areas than others. For this look L’oreal Professionnel’s True Grip is recommended. This chalky like powder will build texture, body and control. To use, lightly sprinkle in and work into hair. For added volume apply at the root and work in with fingertips.
Flowers are an added touch of glamour. Choose colors that reflect autumn’s foliage, and you’ll compliment this seasons trends.
Our Inspiration for these looks were based on the colors and textures of Autumn. Carly’s hair color draws inspiration from autumn’s evolving foliage. Carly’s red is reflecting hues of copper, red copper, and red violet, creating a multi-dimensional hair color.
Fall trends in makeup mean richer, deeper tones. Always use tones that compliment your skin tone. If your skin is a warm tone, than shades of coppery pinks, browns, and reds will compliment the best.
If you are cooler, shades of plums and red-violets work best.
I posted behind the scenes images of a fall inspired photoshoot a couple of weeks ago and have been bursting to reveal it. As with any creative process it started with an idea and grew from there. Joanna, a florist and Jess, a hair and makeup artist wanted to create floral headpieces and asked if I would photograph them. From there it morphed into a full on Fall inspired photoshoot. Jess likes to envision an animal; owls in the forest. Joanna wanders the floral market; branches, golden and burnt orange florals. I draw my inspiration from light, color and textures; chocolate brown, tulle and golden afternoon light. The shoot would have 3 looks, day, night and full on glam. Then the fun began! Come back tomorrow for the day to night looks with some makeup tips from Jess. What inspires you?
If anyone asked me to tell them one quirky unknown thing about themselves I would probably answer that I have a knack for teaching kids how to ride a bike. I know, it’s very quirky, but true. My nephew is in second grade and it was definitely time to get him up on a two wheel bike. The only problem was he had zero inclination to do so. Yesterday afternoon was rough riding and worse yet, my favorite aunt status was in serious jeopardy. Today was a whole other story. Something clicked and as he pedaled away he screamed, “I feel alive Aunt Paige!” And that is why I love working with children. Whether it be teaching them how to ride a bike or photographing them they have such clarity of emotions and aren’t afraid to show it. The images are taken on an iphone which suited me just fine as I was racing alongside my now biking nephew.
I love getting pedicures during the summer and just may have to continue through the fall with all these pretty colors. Deb from Chateau Salon suggests applying a top coat to your mani-pedi periodically throughout the week for a longer lasting, better looking nail. Any nail strengthener will do.
I love nothing better than creating and bouncing creative ideas off of other wildly creative people. Above is a very little sneak peek at what we created. More to come.