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the Winter Wedding Hairstyle | Lauren

Throwing it back to one of my favorite winter wedding hairstyles. Lauren and Joe were married last New Year’s Eve. For Lauren, I created a loosely curled low bun. For details to get this look, keep reading.


the Hair

Loosely Curled Low Bun Crown: Start with dry shampoo at the roots of the hair to give a little volume – work in. With a 1 1/2” curling iron, curl the entire head in 1 1/2” inch sections, and spray with a light hold hairspray. Once all of the hair has been curled, part the hair from ear to ear, like a headband, across the top of the head. All of the hair in front of the part should be clipped out of the way. Leave remaining hair down.


Take remaining hair from the back of the head pull into a low and loose ponytail. To create the bun portion of the hairstyle, take 1/4 of the hair from the center of the ponytail, tease it from roots to ends, starting from the end, roll the hair up into a ball and pin onto the ponytaile. This creates a base* for all of the curls to pin into and gives the overall appearance of a fuller and thicker bun. Pin all of the remaining curls onto the teased portion – be sure completely hide the tease.
*For an even fuller looking bun — use a “hair donut” pinned around the ponytail and pin into this instead of teasing the section of hair. 

For the hair at the crown, working in small sections and slightly tease at the roots and then and pin back into the bun – this is done with no particular order. For a softer look, Lauren requested a couple curls left down to frame her face. Once all the hair is pulled back, finish the look with a medium hold hairspray and apply any additional hair pieces and/or veil.
*Never apply the hair accessories prior to final hairspray as the spray will leave a film that could potentially create a foggy type look or tarnish your pieces


Photography | Kimberly Coccagnia


  

 

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Get the Bridal Look | Brianna from Pretty Little Vintage Co.

Remember the amazing vintage rentals from the romatic Styled Shoot a couple of weeks ago? Those pieces belong to the stunning husband and wife pictured above, Brianna and Chris, owner of Pretty Little Vintage Co. Flash back a year ago, to their October wedding, Brianna entrusted me with her bridal hair and makeup. Her look was inspired by warm golden hues, and paired with loose romantic waves, finished with a stunning floral headpiece! Keep reading for details. Get her bridal look — and a sneak peek into her wedding day. 


Brianna | get the Bridal Look

the Makeup

the Eyes: MAC paint pot “Painterly,” MAC Eyeshadow “Soft Brown,” “Rice Paper,” Urban Decay “Naked” palette — using the colors “Virgin” and “Half Baked”. Lined with Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Liner “Jet,” Ardell “Demi Wispies” lashes.   The Brows — Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Caramel,” set with clear brow gel. 

the Lips: MAC Lipstick “Honeylove” with Buxom Lip Polish “White Russian”  on top

the Skin: Airbrush foundation from Dinair, concealed with MAC Select Coverup, set with MAC Powder “Transluscent”. MAC powder blush “Peaches” and lightly bronzed with Too Faced “Chocolate Soleil”. Finish the look with Urban Decay “All Nighter” setting spray. 

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the Hair

Soft Romantic Waves pulled back by loose Braids with a Floral Crown: Start with dry shampoo at the roots of the hair to give a little volume. In one inch sections, spray throughout, then blow dry, on cool setting, to work in. With the Bellami “6-in-1 Complete Curler Set,” use the 25 mm barrel, and wrap hair in 1”-2″ sections around the wand. Once cooled, comb through with fingers to loosen the waves. Part hair to the side, then on each side tease hair at roots and spray with lightweight hairspray. With each section, loosely braid the hair back and once the braids meet, pin together. Slightly loosen the braid with your fingers to achieve a full and soft look. Use Fav4 “Texture Takeover” to create a messy, texturized and voluminous hold, and finish the ends of the hair with Fav4 “Flex Reflect” for a lightweight gloss. Add the floral headpiece last — both heat and product can either wilt or discolor real flowers. 

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the Details

Photography
Alison Kamper Photograph
www.alisonkamperphotograph.com
 

Flowers
Affections Floral Design
www.affectionsfloraldesign.com

Vintage Rentals
Pretty Little Vintage Co.
www.prettylittlevintageco.com

Personalized Wedding + Event Decor
The Beeze Kneez
www.etsy.com/shop/thebeezeknees
(this is Bri’s Etsy shop – everything from calligraphy and placecards to mugs and drinkware!)

Venue
Hayloft on the Arch

http://www.hayloftonthearch.com/


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Styled Wedding Shoot | Get the Look

Bridal Look + Sneak Peak

Just recently I had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with a few of upstate New York’s finest wedding vendors for a Styled Wedding Shoot which is getting published in January!

I really enjoyed doing the hair and makeup for Isabelle and wanted to share with you the details of her look! Keep reading to see the breakdown and for a sneak peek of the styled shoot itself. 


Isabelle | get the Bride’s Look

the Makeup

the Eyes: MAC paint pot “Soft Ocre,” Anastasia Beverly Hill’s “Modern Renaissance” palette. Ardell “Demi Wispies” lashes with “Flare Medium Black Individuals” distributed throughout.   The Brows — Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Medium Brown”, set with brow gel. 

the Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “Stripped” mixed with “Sepia”

the Skin: apply MakeUp ForEver Mat Velvet Foundation in Shades “30” and “40” with a damp beauty blender, conceal with Urban Decay “Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer” , set with Laura Mercier “Transluscent” Setting Powder . On the apples of the cheek dust MAC powder blush “Peaches” and lightly contour with Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer. Highlight with BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter “Opal,” then finish with Urban Decay “All Nighter” setting spray. 

the Hair

Romantic Loose Waves: Start with a dry shampoo at the roots of the hair to give a little volume. Spray in one inch sections throughout, then blow dry, on cool setting, to work in. With the Bellami “6-in-1 Complete Curler Set,” use the 25 mm barrel, and wrap hair in 1” sections around the wand. ***With each section, rotate the direction of the curl (i.e. one curled away from the face, the other towards the face, and so on) — this creates a natural and effortless looking curl. Comb through with fingers to loosen the waves.  Spray  Fav4 “Texture Takeover” to create a messy, texturized and voluminous hold, then finish with Fav4 “Flex Reflect” for a lightweight gloss.

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the Details

Photography
Anna Elizabeth Photography
 
Nicole Regan Photography
 
Hair + Makeup
Stephanie Lisi Orsomarso
 
Vintage Rentals
Pretty Little Vintage Co.
 
Flowers
Blooms & Blossoms
 
Wedding Cake
Caked by Grace
 
Stationery
Emma Bauso Design
 
Groom’s Attire
On the Edge Designs
 

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Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Airbrush Makeup | Wedding | Bridal | Special Event | Traveling CNY,Utica, Syracuse, Albany | Stephanie Lisi Orsomarso

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Halloween | Mermaid Makeup and Hair

Get the Look

Happy Halloween!! It’s that time of year where I get to have some ‘out of the box’ fun. This year I tried a Mermaid inspired look using products and tools that I already had on hand — you’ll be surprised what a little (or a lot) of eye shadow can do!

Makeup

the Eyes: Primed with MAC “Chrome Angel” paintpot.  MAC eye-shadows in the colors; “Aqua,” “Aquadisiac,”  “Electric Eel,” “Atlantic Blue,” “Indian Ink” and “Vibrant Grape.” Lined with Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper.” House of Lashes in “Siren.” Brows filled in with Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Duo in “Medium Brown.”
Use MAC’s “Fix+” to make your eye-shadow brighter and more pigmented — spray onto your brush prior to dipping into the color

the Lips: Line with Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in “Jet Black,” filled in with MAC Lipstick “Candy Yum-Yum” and topped with Buxom Full on Lip Polish in “Berry Blast.” Using a lip brush line your lips — fade the harsh line towards the center. Using your finger, dab lipstick in the center of lips and rub your lips together a few times to blend dark and light colors.

the Skin: Mix together MakeUp ForEver Mat Velvet Foundation in Shade “20” and MAC pigment in “Vanilla” and apply all over the face and neck with a damp beauty blender. Use the same eye colors to contour face. (“Aqua,” “Aquadisiac,” “Electric Eel,” “Atlantic Blue,” “Indian Ink” and “Vibrant Grape.”) Start with the lightest color and slowly layer on each dark color to add depth and dimension.  *Blend well*the more matte the shadow the more blotchy it can become unless blended properly. As a highlight use Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter, Pressed, in “Opal.”

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Hair

Mermaid Inspired Hair: Start with Fav4 “Twice as Thick” cream and apply it to towel dried hair. Blow dry hair from roots to ends. Use TIGI Bedhead “Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo” on roots for texture.  With the “Gold N Hot Crimping Iron,” crimp hair in 3” sections. After all the hair has been crimped, comb through with fingers to loosen and spray  Fav4 “Texture Takeover” to create a beachy, texturized and voluminous hold. Braid small sections around the face to add more dimension to the look.


 

 

 

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Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Airbrush Makeup | Wedding | Bridal | Special Event | Traveling to CNY,Utica, Syracuse, Albany | Stephanie Lisi Orsomarso

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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Hairstyle

Four things to think about when choosing your Wedding Hair
Inspiration, Hair Type, the Dress and Location

Inspiration

We’ve all been dreaming of our wedding day and the way we’d look since we were kids. Sadly, your pony tail “updo” and pillow case veil won’t make the cut. How do you get inspired? Take a look at your favorite celebrities, red carpet events, magazines, Pinterest and even pictures of friends who’ve recently been married.  My inspiration tends to come from my favorite tv shows. I spend more time pausing and taking photos of hair and makeup than watching the actual show.   Narrowing to 2-3 pictures of your inspiration look will make it more clear to your stylist, what you’re trying to achieve.

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Hair Type

Use your hair to your advantage!  If you have and love the natural curls in your hair, work with them. Highlighted hair has dimension and a contrast of colors – making it look amazing in an updos. Coarse textured hair? No problem! This is my favorite hair to work with — it tends to hold a style best!

Length, texture and thickness are HUGE factors in achieving your style. When choosing your look, don’t set yourself up to be disappointed. Hairdressers don’t have fairy dust or a magic wand. When looking at photos, though you can’t feel the texture or thickness, make note of the length and color. Doing this, you’ll have a realistic idea of what your hair can look like.

Be encouraged, if your hair type is slightly limiting you from your ideal look, extensions are one example that add instant length and thickness! *My favorite extensions to work with are from Bellami, 100% Human Remy Hair, easy to apply, and extremely discreet. 

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Dress + Accessories

Your hair should compliment your gown and not interfere with it. As a general rule, the dress, hair, and makeup should all complement each other and not compete.

Carmi Moore, a Personal Stylist, Fashion Consultant and close friend gave me her professional opinion when it comes to choosing your wedding hair.

She says “Everything you do on your wedding day should compliment you and your unique self. Just like the colors compliment your theme, your hair should compliment your dress.  If your dress is vintage and lacey keep the hair delicate to accentuate the beauty of the dress. Allow the hair to frame your face, while keeping the look romantic. If you decide on the princess fairytale style dress then glam it up! Don’t be shy! Hair can take away from the splendor of a detailed dress or one with a long train, an updo is perfect for these types of dresses. If your dress is elegantly simple, then let your hair be the same. Try for an effortless look with loose curls that are nothing less than breathtaking. No matter what you choose, let it be you. Always be the best version of who you are, forget who did what, close your eyes and imagine what makes you feel the most beautiful, and do that!”  Love my girl Carmi — check out her website for more styling tips.

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Location

Are you getting married on a warm sandy beach in the summer? Maybe try a boho fishtail braid.  In a cozy rustic barn in the fall? Try a low and loosely curled bun. At the Plaza in New York City?  Perhaps something more sleek and elegant.  Choose a look that is cohesive with your location.

Now this is the fun part! Grab a cup of coffee and start searching your favorite looks. You want to look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day. Need some fresh inspiration? Check out my Beauty Pinterest page. 

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Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Airbrush Makeup | Wedding | Bridal | Special Event | Traveling CNY,Utica, Syracuse, Albany | Stephanie Lisi Orsomarso