We are thrilled to be adding Embellish Salon and Spa to our Featured Vendor list! It’s always great to learn about stylists who offer brides the full package and have hair, make-up and beauty services AND they will travel. Below is an interview with the owner of Embellish who offers some great pre-wedding beauty tips!
I have been doing hair and make-up professionally for over 3 years. The beauty industry is my passion and I absolutely love what I do! I have been fascinated with hair design, make-up, and all things “beauty” for as long as I can remember. I believe that enhancing one’s natural beauty and making clients and brides feel beautiful and confident is the most rewarding part of my job. Taking the utmost pride in my work, attention to detail is very important and is recognized in all of the services that I provide.
What is the inspiration for your hair/ make-up style?
The inspiration for my hair and make-up services is completely reflective of the client’s personal style. I love working with a variety of styles, ranging from modern and elegant, to vintage, to contemporary and fashion-forward. I enjoy keeping up with the latest trends of the season and including current styles in my work.
How should brides get their skin/ hair ready for wedding day make-up and hair?
I have a timeline that I like to give brides to ensure flawless hair and skin on their wedding day.
Six months prior to the wedding, it is recommended to schedule complimentary skin and make-up consultations, book a facial every 4-6 weeks, and consult with your stylist about hair color or highlights. Also, if you’re interested in eyelash extensions, book a full-set with your technician and create a schedule for fill appointments.
Two months prior to the wedding, decide on a natural brow shape, begin a waxing schedule, and confirm all wedding day hair and make-up appointments for you and your bridal party.
One month prior to the wedding, schedule a trial-run with your stylist for hair and make-up. Try out hairstyles with your headpiece or veil and share photos of your favorite looks. Discover your perfect wedding day make-up look, and purchase any cosmetics you will need for wedding day touch-ups.
One week prior to the wedding, meet with your stylist for final touch-ups on hair color, have your eyebrows and lips waxed, and schedule an eyelash extension fill.
One day prior to the wedding, wash your hair for a wedding day up-do. Natural hair oils help set the style.
On your big day, arrive for your appointment without make-up (wearing moisturizer only), and a loose-fitting or button-up shirt that is easy to remove, without messing up your hair and make-up! Remember to relax, have fun, drink lots of water, eat breakfast, and enjoy your special day!
How do you help brides choose the right hair/make-up for their wedding day?
During a thorough consultation and trial-run, I look at photos and styles the bride is interested in, and we discuss all options. I also ask that brides bring in a photo of their dress and bring their veil or headpiece with them, so we can choose the perfect hair and make-up style to complete and perfect their total wedding day look. During the trial-run, we experiment with different styles and options to ensure that the look and style she chooses is picture-perfect.
What products do you use?
I like using a variety of products and I’m always searching for the best and “latest and greatest” in the industry. My favorites are Kenra and Enjoy Hair Care, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
Will you travel and is there a fee?
I provide a traveling option for wedding day hair and make-up services and I’m always more than happy to travel to the bride and/or bridal party. Depending on the location and size of the bridal party, there may, or may not be a small fee. This is something that is always discussed during the consultation appointment. If a traveling service is something that you are not interested in, our salon (Embellish Salon and Spa) has semi-private hair stations, as well as a private make-up studio, perfect for getting ready with your bridal party on your big day. Catering options are also available in the salon.
Do you do bridal party packages?
Our full-service salon and spa offers a wide variety of services, perfect for the bride to schedule all of her beauty needs, all in one place! Packages are available for the bride, bridesmaids, groom, groomsmen, and parents of the bride and groom, at a discounted rate. Packages can be viewed on our website.
To see pricing info and to learn more check out the Embellish Salon and Spa website!