Monthly Archives: January 2011
“I felt and looked incredible thanks to Tania. Not only that, but my hair and makeup lasted all day. Thanks Tania. Jess”
I arrived at the chic Renaissance hotel in downtown Toronto, it was an early start time of 9am. I had five lovely ladies to beautify. Jessica our beautiful bride wanted a dramatic look. We really played up the eye’s and used the classic smokey eye. We used peal on the brow bone and near the inside corner of the eye to bring emphasis to Jessica’s stunning eye’s. Lips and cheeks we kept soft. We changed Jessica’s bridal hairstyle at the last min. At her trial appointment we decided on a half up style, but Jessica was feeling a little more sassy on her wedding day and opted for a sexy soft side style, worked perfectly for her over all look. Tania Dee.
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Thank you so much for helping me to look as good as I felt on my wedding day! My girls and I appreciated all of your hard work. Best, Erin.
“Dear Tania, Thank you so much for doing hair and makeup for my wedding. I absolutely loved my bridal look and so did my bridesmaids. It was a big role to play, and you did it very well:) Thanks again – Connie.
The inspiration for Connie’s up-do came from her beautiful natural curly hair. We used a small iron to soften the edges and some smoothing serum. We knotted everything in the mid back and interlaced the ends to give it that finished look. We then lightly sprayed to a natural finish that held up all day long.
Makeup: We used a soft palette of pinks and browns to coordinate with the early summer wedding.
Girls are generally particular with their hair. As most people say, hair is one’s crowning glory. It can either make or break one’s look or appearance. Hence, dealing with hairstyles may be quite difficult at times especially when you are to be upon a special occasion, particularly if you are a bride-to-be! You are spending much time with your bridal dress, entourage, the settings and buffet etc., Perhaps you will also want to be particular with Bridal hairstyling.
Basically, when it comes to bridal hairstyling, the actual hair do for each bride depends on the length of her hair. For women with short hair, you may add highlights to make your hair stand out and appear longer and sassy. Curls are also advised as they create instant hair body illusion. For those with medium length hair, there is a wide array of bridal hair dos to choose from. You may have a mass of curls on top or simply have it down. You may also have braids hanging from the back of your veil. For an elegant look, French braids and twists may be done. A pulled back hairstyle with some wisps of hair hanging down in front may create a sexy look. Conventionally, you may also opt to have a simple up do hairstyle accentuated by a head piece. Lastly, for women with long hair, the options are not as vast as with medium length hair. However, there are still options to choose from. You may either have it straight down or curly. Others want it be wrapped in a bun, a braided bun or in a classic beehive style. Braids and twists may also be done to enhance your facial features. For all these types, other than hair length, one should also choose a hairstyle that will blend well with your face, your dress and your man. A consultation with an expert hairstylist for some hairstyling tips and guidelines is also recommended.
When it comes to hiring a hairstyling expert, you must be particular with some points. As these artists are knowledgeable and trained of what hair styles and hair pieces should fit the bride, one of the most basic things to consider is the budget. The artists’ credentials may speak for his/her service’s price. With this, you may ask some credible friends and people for some referrals. Online searching may also be helpful. Next, it is important to emphasis that a hairstylist’s performance is way different from the bride’s satisfaction. This means that not all works will be favored with the bride. Hence, a scheduled trial day for the hair and makeup should be arranged. You may also ask for the artist’s portfolio so you could have an idea of how he/she works and how the creations are. With this, necessary changes or adjustments may still be made without running much over the wedding details.
In conclusion, whoever will do the hairstyling for you, it is important to establish rapport and trust with each other. Remember that you are on the same note of desired outcome. Good luck and best wishes!
By Tania Dee
Jenn and Daryl love everything about winter.. They truly love the cold and snow and wanted to reflect this in every detail. Their location of St.Marie Among the Hurons perfectly reflected the ambiance and colour scheme of silver, chocolate and ice blue. I love the ice blue walls of the venue with tall exposed chocolate beams and old world maps on the walls. They were married outside in the large pavillion with a roaring fireplace as their backdrop. 4? hand carved ice vases with fresh floral arrangements and crushed glass candlelight bowls WOW’d guest tables and brought our icy theme into the reception room. Hot chocolate and apple cider was served on a outside snow covered bar. Fun bags of ice blue cotton candy were used as favours. All white floral and natural greenery was the perfect complement to this incredible winter wonderful. Congratulaitons Jenn and Daryl! Photography by Visual Roots. Event Decor created the beautiful decor for this winter wedding.
Our Bride Melanie was the perfect beauty! She had soft glowing skin which was an ideal canvas for her flawless bridal look. Brides Etc took care of Hair and makeup for Melanie and her entire bridal party. Melanie wanted a flawless pretty makeup. We used browns and soft pinks and pearl just above her brown bone, this made her eye’s pop! We kept it simple on her lips and we used a soft dusting of pink on her cheeks. Tania at Brides Etc. used hair extensions to add volume to Melanie’s neat chignon. Photographers from Ikonica captured this elegant outdoor wedding.
What You Should Know In Hiring Bridal Hair and Makeup Artists
Wedding is a special day most girls have been dreaming of since they were just a little girl. The picture of a princess who has finally found her prince is truly romantic. It is indeed a dream come true. Thus, every bride would want to have her special day perfect or at least close to perfection. With this, you should be very particular with its every detail. A perfect dress, a perfect place to walk down the aisle, gorgeous floras, wonderful friends and loved ones and great food reception for everyone should be certain. And of course, you should also consider how everyone will look on that day, especially you as a bride. With this, hair and makeup artists can help you achieve your perfect special moment.
There are several reasons why most brides hire professional hair and makeup artists on their wedding day. Basically, it is because these people are educated, experienced and trained to help you achieve your dream bridal look. Also, this way, you won’t have to worry much about yourself and how your whole entourage will look. Besides, a wedding is a special moment that shall be enjoyed by the couple. A stressful atmosphere for them is a big NO!
Bridal hair and makeup artists are experts who can help you make your precious moment an extra special one. These people can help you deal with what particular hair style will work best on you. They are also knowledgeable on what particular makeup will best compliment your skin type, your dress, your wedding’s theme and your personality in general. Also, they specifically know that type of makeup is needed specially when dealing with cameras and videos. They are aware of how a makeup should be when lit with camera flashes or any other lighting tools. All these things will help you achieve your most gorgeous appearance on you wedding day and help you have that picture perfect look as well.
When planning to hire a hair and makeup artist, begin your search at least three to six months before the special day itself. This way, you’d have enough time to select the best one for you and you could make necessary arrangements with the artists at the same time. The most recommended way to land a good hair and makeup artist is through personal referrals. You may ask recent brides, married friends or wedding consultants for recommendations. You may also check the yellow pages for its wedding and beauty sections for some options. Others prefer doing online searches. There are several websites that provide a list of their local hair and makeup artists. Then, make an appointment with your prospects. Interview the candidates. An expert will typically wants to get an idea of how your dress’s neckline will be, your veil’s cut, the lightings and your desired bridal look. Also, viewing the artists’ portfolio will help you get an idea of the looks he/she has created and specialized. Then, schedule a hair and make up trial. This way, you’d be able to know the artist’s capabilities and how you would possibly look on your wedding day. With this, necessary arrangements or adjustments may still be made without ruining much on your wedding. There you have it! Hope this one could help you have your perfect moment. Best wishes!
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