14Mar

A Soft, Feminine Bridal Look by On Location Hair & Makeup | A Rancho Valencia Wedding

By, March 14, 2013

Anna Rose and Arturo planned a romantic and elegant wedding at Rancho Valencia Resort, a lush, 40-acre resort in Rancho Santa Fe.  Anna Rose hired my studio, On Location Hair and Makeup, to create beautiful looks for her, her mother and five bridesmaids on the wedding day.

We met for a hair and makeup trial just two weeks before her big day.  I enjoyed getting to know the bride-to-be, and hearing stories about how she and Arturo met.

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Anna Rose has beautiful, thick blonde hair! We decided during the trial that loose soft waves would give her a flowy, feminine look. The idea was to match the romantic feel of her wedding day.

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To create her hair design, I used the flat iron to create some loose waves, and added a simple braid to the side of her hair. I topped it off by applying my favorite cream to the waves, which made them separate and hold.

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The braid added a fun, whimsical look, and it helped Anna Rose’s hair stay in place throughout the evening.

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For make-up, we wanted to continue the soft look, in order to create a natural glow and rosy cheeks. I added a special moisturizer to the foundation to for a dewy effect. We went with pink lips, with a gloss on top.

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When blending the eyeshadow, I used a shadow brush to gradually work the shadow into the eyelids. The technique I used was to flutter the brush many times on the lid.

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When Anna Rose put on her wedding gown, she looked so beautiful! Her hair and makeup came together perfectly, and her dress to completed the look. When the  music came on, you couldn’t help but feel the happiness and joy in the room.

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For a cohesive look, we continued the braid work in some of the bridesmaids’ hair. Because each skin type is very different, we custom blended individual foundation colors for each member of the bridal party. We also used artificial eyelashes for some of our styles.

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Anna Rose looked stunning as she walked down the aisle towards her soon-to-be husband. Every aspect of this wedding was breathtaking!

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Makeup: On Location Hair & Makeup
Photography: True Photography
Coordinator: Details Defined
Invitation: Invitation Factory
Florist: Kathy Wright & Co.
Wedding Dress: M Bride
Venue: Rancho Valencia
Disc Jockey: Shammy Dee
Bakery: VG Donut & Bakery

18Dec

Beach Wedding Hair & Makeup by Brittany Gharring

By, December 18, 2012

For the past 12 years, I have been a hair stylist and makeup artist for brides and their wedding parties. It’s an honor to be the one who gets the bridal party all glammed up and beautiful.

Recently, I was hired to be on location for Sonya and Jeff’s beach wedding ceremony and reception at the Scripps Seaside Forum.

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One of the most important aspects of getting the bride and her ladies ready is being efficient with time!  Typically, we spend 40 minutes max on each maid’s hair and makeup, leaving as much time as we need for our bride.

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I always include lashes, whether they are full, individual or just the corners. The corner lashes are key!  I love when the mother of the bride gets falsies because they make a world of a difference in the photos!

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Prior to the wedding day, we layered Sonya’s hair so her curls would have lift and lots of body, and would last longer. We loved how it turned out!

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San Diego Wedding with Brittany Gharring Hair and Makeup

Wedding Hair and Makeup by Brittany Gharring

We chose a hairstyle that would complement Sonya’s dress, and not compete with its fullness. We decided on romantic curls and waves, which flowed with the back of her gorgeous gown.

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Getting the bridesmaids ready is such a fun and exciting part of the wedding day. We start by prepping each maid with a set of hot rollers and curls, and then apply their makeup with an airbrush or by hand. Then, we add the perfect finishing touches!

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We went for a fresh and romantic look for the bridesmaids, with hairstyles ranging from down and flowy to pulled back. Because it was a beach wedding, I stayed through the reception, to make sure the bride and bridesmaids stayed fresh in the warm beach weather.

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San Diego Wedding Hair and Makeup by Brittany Gharring

San Diego Wedding Hair and Makeup by Brittany Gharring

Sonya looked beautiful throughout the day and night! It was a gorgeous celebration all around!

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Wedding Hair and Makeup by Brittany Gharring

Wedding Hair and Makeup by Brittany Gharring

Makeup: Brittany Gharring
Hair Stylist: Brittany Gharring
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Florist: Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Photo Booth: Classy Event Group
Coordinator: Creative Affairs Inc
Bakery:Flour Power
Event Beverage Service: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Caterer: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Musician: Jukebox
Invitation: Stacey Himmel Stationery
Wedding Dress: The White Dress

21Jun

An Intimate Beach Wedding with Hair by Revive Salon & Spa

By, June 21, 2012

Revive Salon & Spa offers complete hair, makeup, nail and spa services for brides and their bridal parties. Our salon and spa has the staff and resources to host any size wedding party. From manicures and pedicures to teeth whitening, Revive will attend to all of your pre-wedding needs.

Recently, Revive was excited to be part of Jacqueline and Dallas’ special day. The two of them had an intimate ceremony on the beach at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla.

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Stylist Kim worked with bride Jacqueline to create an unforgettable look with romantic flowing curls and waves for a fresh, beachy look.

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Jacqueline’s hair looked picture-perfect throughout the wedding!

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Our hair stylists are trained in the latest bridal techniques,and Revive is an Elite Black Level L’Oreal Professional Salon. This prestigious title is given to hair salons that are recognized for their innovation and professional excellence.

Our medical spa also provides the latest aesthetic advances to ensure you look perfect for your wedding day! From Botox and Juvederm to smooth wrinkles, to Laser Hair Removal and Exilis Body Contouring – the Revive med spa is an ideal way to prep for your wedding!

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Hair Stylist: Revive Salon
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Eddie V’s
Makeup: Magic Beauty
Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas
Bakery: Flour Power
Wedding Dress: Bridal Beginning