Archive | December, 2012

Snowy Day After Session

24 Dec

We’ll be signing off for the holidays.  As we begin our short break, we want to leave you with this stunning snowy day after session photographed by Sloan Photographers.  Since Kyle was serving our country, Karen and Kyle weren’t able to have an engagement session together.  Instead, they decided to have a day after session.  The beautiful snow storm created a gorgeous winter wonderland for this fun loving couple’s photo shoot.

Hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.  We’ll see you in the new year.  Happy Holidays!

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Want to see more photos from their snowy day after shoot?  Check out more from the couple’s snowy winter photo session here on the photographer’s blog.

Images: Sloan Photographers via Style Me Pretty

Once Wed Waterfall Braid Tutorial

21 Dec

Braids are all the rage right now.  And they can be seen anywhere from everyday to bridal hairstyles.  While surfing the net today, I ran across a great waterfall braid tutorial on Once Wed that explains how to create this versatile style.  For photos and step by step instructions, follow this link to Once Wed!

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Photography: Our Labor of Love | Hair: Alison Brislin | Makeup: Kelly Shew

City Looks Salon and Spa

20 Dec

Like I mentioned earlier this week, The Wedding Extravaganza on January 5th in Rochester is quickly approaching.  This bridal show will have an array of wonderful exhibitors, including City Looks Salon and Spa.  Recently, I asked Jessica Huxsol, manager of City Looks, for her input on wedding hair and makeup trends, what to expect for the upcoming Wedding Extravaganza and details about the hair and makeup services City Looks offers for brides and brides-to-be.  Keep scrolling for the latest bridal beauty trends, inside tips and photos of bridal looks created by City Looks!

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1. What are the latest bridal hair and makeup trends?
Hair Trends.  The latest trends in hair that we are currently seeing are braids, hair accessories and loose styled hair.  Loose curls, updos and cascading hair are all very popular for wedding hair in 2013.  Braids in many different forms from braids interwoven into curls throughout the updo to braid crowns.  Hair accessories of all forms are extremely popular.  We see the traditional things like flowers and tiaras all the time but what is really hot right now is vintage-inspired pieces such as a cage veil.
Makeup Trends.  For wedding makeup, we are seeing a comeback in lip color.  Reds are extremely popular right now, but for those who are not used to color we recommend something to brighten the face that still makes them feel like them.  We see a lot of the smokey eye look to help make the eyes pop.

2. What hair and makeup tips do you have for brides?
At City Looks we recommend doing a practice run of your hair and makeup at your salon of choice.  This way there are no surprises on your special day.  We suggest getting it done and then trying on your dress and having someone take your picture that way you can make sure it is the look you want.

3. What tips do you have for gorgeous skin on your wedding day?
Drink A LOT of water.  We recommend drinking more than 8 glasses of water a day and getting a facial 1-2 weeks prior to the big day.  If you can, see a skin care specialist to go over your skin care needs 1-2 months prior to the wedding day.

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4. What is the best piece of beauty advice you have for brides-to-be?
Go with what feels right to you.  Choose your dress, hair and makeup by what you feel looks good.  We see many brides look to others for advice on how they look.  Then the day of the wedding they seem uncomfortable with their choice.  However you do your hair and makeup we feel is a reflection of you as a person and you want to still look like yourself.  Most brides just want to look a bit more polished.

5. What type of wedding day hair and makeup services does City Looks Salon and Spa offer?
City Looks offers many services for brides such as hair styles, color, cuts, deep conditioning treatments and makeup.

6. What type of pampering services do you offer for brides leading up to their wedding day?
Manicures and pedicures are very popular.  We offer shellac manicures, facials, body wraps and treatments, massages, waxing and spray tanning.  We are a popular location for bachelorette parties.  We have many groups that come in for pedicure parties, massages or to get dolled up with hair styles and makeup for their night on the town.

7. The Wedding Extravaganza is coming up soon. What can we expect at the upcoming Wedding Extravaganza? How is City Looks Salon and Spa involved in this event?
City Looks Salon and Spa will be doing the models’ hair and makeup for the fashion show.  The fashion show this year starts at 1pm so come and see what we can do or stop by our booth and talk to our salon representative.  She will be there answering wedding questions and giving out brochures of what we are all about.

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Photos:  Olive Juice Studios

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