Your happily ever after is right around the corner – and, as a bride, you want to look simply flawless on the Big Day. How to make sure you create the best hairstyle for such a huge moment in your life? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.Yo Do your homework. The first step to choosing the best hairstyle for your wedding day is to run a little research. See what types of hairstyles you love and who can pull them off best in your area. Search for the very best wedding hairstylist where you live, or where you want to have your wedding – read their reviews, talk to them, and don’t forget to schedule a trial appointment as well. Make sure you have enough time. Regardless of who will do your hair – you, a friend, or an actual professional hairstylist – it is very important to make sure you have plenty of time to create it from scratch. Calculate how much time is needed to create your hairstyle and add about 30 minutes on top of this (just in case you are interrupted, things don’t go as planned, or other similar situations). Last, but definitely not least, make sure your hairstyle goes well with everything else about your wedding look – your makeup, your dress neckline, your accessories, and so on.
Though it seems unfair to pay for a do that won’t get seen much (though I highly recommend going out to a fancy dinner on trial day to make it a little more worth it), a “trial” is as much work for a stylist as your wedding-day hair. So many salons will charge the same (pricey) fee for trials.
There may be a catch if the trial is cheap or free.
Some salons really will offer free trials, no strings attached. Others will make it free if you book (and pay for) your wedding-day hairstyle. Others will charge a reduced fee for trials, but won’t curl all of your hair or place your veil, headpiece, or hair clips. And you want to know exactly how your hair will look, accessories and all. Imagine not knowing that until your wedding day!) Get the fine print before you get in the chair.
Bring anything you might want in your hair to the trial.
You want as much time as possible to find the perfect silk gardenia with scattered seed pearls. But, as previously mentioned, you need to know exactly how your wedding hairstyle will look, so buy accessories in time for your trial. You may learn, as I did with my sparkly headband, that the piece you thought would look perfect is far from it. Better to figure that out at the trial than on your wedding day.However long it takes the stylist to do your wedding hairstyle at the trial is about how long it’ll take on your wedding day.
e veCalculate how much time is needed to create your hairstyle and add about 30 minutes on top of this (just in case you are interrupted, things don’t go as planned, or other similar situations). Last, but definitely not least, make sure your hairstyle goes well with everything else about your wedding look – your makeup, your dress neckline, your accessories, and so on.
If a stylist is slow-moving at your trial, be sure to leave that much time for your hair to get done on your wedding day. You don’t want to wind up having to sprint to the altar. Another option: Book someone who moves faster.
Pay attention post-trial.
If you got naturally straight hair that doesn’t hold curls very well. Wouldn’t you know it, a couple hours after trial, your ringlets had practically disappeared. Bring this up to your fabulous stylist
Would you still skip a wedding hair trial? If you weren’t happy with your first wedding hair trial, would you get another one? How are you doing your hair for your wedding?
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Hair by Elena Southcott
Hair By Elena Southcott
Hair by Elena Southcott.
Hair by Elena Southcott.
Hair By Elena Southcott.
Hair by Elena Southcott.
Hair by Elena Southcott
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Wedding vendors who make this list are chosen by actual couples. I am so honored that my lovely brides—and their handsome grooms!—have given us such rave reviews. Being a part of this prestigious wedding vendor list is such an honor and would never be possible without all of you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your love and support. It’s things like this that really make me remember just how much I love what I do!
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Here are some makeup beauty tips from Key West Wedding Stylist & makeup artist Elena Southcott on how to look your best for any Key West bride,bridesmaid or wedding guest.
Elena is extremely dedicated to making brides beautiful through sophisticated bridal hair, makeup & styling services for over a decade.
Makeup Beauty Tips on how to look your best on a wedding day.
Tip number one is:” Be Your Self”.
No makeup can hide tired looking Eyes so please Get enough sleep!
Eyes that aren’t getting enough sleep will look dull and lifeless, not shiny and bright. Your eyes are the first thing people notice when they look at you, so adding even 20 minutes more to your sleep each night can really make a difference on your wedding day.
Healthy skin prevents wrinkles around the eyes. Low-fat dairy products contain vitamin A which promotes healthy skin cells. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are great ways to get additional vitamin A—and the bone strengthening calcium. Fresh fruits and vegetables like berries, artichokes, and prunes have high antioxidants. These help your skin renew by protecting the skin cell membranes, which in turn creates healthy, glowing skin.
Makeup beauty tips include using collagen, a skin-supporting compound produced naturally in young skin that is responsible for a firm, young appearance. Since natural collagen levels decrease as you age, skin’s support system breaks down. As a result, wrinkles and bags can begin to form and skin looks tired.The Pentapeptides are combined with fatty acids to get the compound deep into the skin and you may start to see results in as little as four weeks.
But your best bet for healthy skin that opens a wonderful palette to apply makeup is water, water, water! Water helps the skin cells renew themselves. Drink at least eight glasses a day, and more during the hot Key West weather when the skin cells become dehydrated.
Eye makeup tips include using gentle make-up removers containing all natural ingredients that can improve the health of skin around the eyes as well as remove stubborn eye-makeup. Look for products with high water content, chamomile flowers, citrus extract such as grapefruit, and tea tree oil.
Other things that you can think about doing, is making sure that you get the right foundation, particularly when it is hot. If you are after makeup in the hot weather, then for makeup that will keep you looking fresh in heat and humidity, it is hard to beat Double Wear.
Update your makeup routine every few years.
Eye makeup tips can change with the season, just like fashion. Make sure you keep yours from looking dated. Here are some common makeup beauty tips “eye-don’ts” that will make you look dated:
— Bright colors: Don’t use a lot of different colors on your lids. Stay in the same color family.
— Blush as shadow: Don’t sweep blush across your lids and under brows unless it is a bronzer. The “pink” of blush is not appropriate for most skin tones.
If you want to create a striking look with eye makeup, we can choose colors that do not match. I like to use purples, bronzes and browns for green eyes; Peach, yellows, and gold shades are amazing with blue eyes.
Remember, there are many classic eye makeup colors that look great and are timeless. For example, We can try a soft brown with blue eyes to bring out the color or a smoky gray with brown eyes for that sultry look. I would use a bit of white to highlight, and you’re set, no matter what decade we are in!
Keep your brows well-groomed.
No amount of eye makeup can hide sloppy brows with stray hairs and no shape. The best thing is to have them professionally waxed or tweezed into shape at your local salon. Between visits, keep your brows neat by tweezing strays and keeping them brushed. You can cut long hairs with scissors or fill in thin brows with a pencil the same color as your hair.
If you are unable to go for a professional wax work over, you can still use this makeup tips for eyes.
Begin tweezing from the space between the brows by holding the skin taunt and plucking out unwanted hair. Complete the rest of the brows working from the inside to the outside. Remember to clean your tweezers and brows with astringent to prevent the spread of germs.
Need a fast fix for puffy eyes? Before your makeup artist arrives, use these tried-and-true (and free) all-natural make-up tips. Eyes can benefit from the cold! So keep chamomile tea ice cubes in the freezer for handy use. Gently rub them under and over puffy eyes to help reduce the swelling and calm skin irritation. Rinse you face in ice cold milk. The lactic acid in the milk tightens up your skin and minimizes pores while the natural emollients in milk help lock in moisture. Also, keep two spoons in the fridge. Place over puffy eyes to reduce any puffiness.
Other great ways to keep down puffy eyes is to sleep with a cool compress over the eyes. You can also use green tea bags or regular tea bags cooled and placed over the eyes. If your eyes are puffy, use cold wet tea bags to bring down the swelling.
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As a wedding hair stylist I must say that, the biggest dilemma I see amongst the long hair brides on their wedding day is whether they should wear their hair up or down. I mean that is such a personal choice. I believe the hairstyle you pick should reflect not only your own personal style, but should also leave you feeling stunning. By the way, the same rules apply with makeup. YOU MUST FEEL STUNNING.
That being said, when one of my brides truly can’t decide between the up-do and the down-do, I suggest a half-up, half-down wedding hairstyle. This may just be the right compromise to enable you to showcase a romantic, timeless style while making sure your hair is somewhat gathered and held together for the long day ahead.
Half-up half-down wedding hairstyles, whether off to the side or straight back, will not only last a longer in terms of curl retention, especially if you include some clip in hair extensions, but will also keep you a little cooler which is always a plus when having a beachy wedding! These styles are classy and beautiful and can be done in such a way that achieves nearly every style you find most appealing to you.
There are so many things we can do to make sure that your hairstyle suits you perfectly. Inclusion of braids, hair accessories, flowers, hair clips, and combs are perfect to enhance a partially pulled up ‘do. These details can truly add the final touch to really make it your own.
These are some of the hair styles that I’ve done recently that make my list of favorites.
PS. You might see sum of this styles on the pages of other Key West hair and makeup businesses that is because I have done sum free lance work for many in this town. Now days I don’t do it any more!!!
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