Photography by Alicia Ryley Photography - Makeup by Courtney Lacker (Peachy Keen)
The beautiful Kristin was one of the brides this year who stood out to me because of her quiet, yet confident and incredibly elegant demeanour. Beyond looking like she should literally be a royal princess at Buckingham Palace, she is also unbelievably nice and just an all around sweetheart, which is not only immediately felt but also clearly shown in the love that her family and friends have for her.
Kristin had already hired an awesome makeup artist (Courtney Lackner from Peachy Keen) when we met, so she chose me for the hairstyling only option. Read below to learn how I created Kristin's signature bridal look.
During her trial, I created a smooth, elegant, bun shaped up-do with soft tendrils hanging from the front and twisted pieces criss crossing throughout the back. One of the things that I noticed that could be improved during the trial was 1. a lack of dimension in the bun and 2. a lack of face framing layers in the front for softness.
Kristin booked a hair appointment with me shortly after and I deepened her brown base tone and gave her some caramel peek-a-boo highlights throughout the under layer. For girls who LOVE their dark hair, HATE maintenance but want dimension, peek-a-boo highlights is literally the perfect solution. The grow out is undetectable, the darkness still frames the face and the entire top layer, yet you get some beautiful brighter tones shining through when the hair moves or is curled. It's been months and she's let me know that she still loves the way that they look! I also gave Kristin a soft side fringe/face framing layers throughout the front for softness. This is how it all turned out on the day of:
Thank you to Kristin for putting your trust in me on such a special day and to my Artistically You team for being an extra set of talented hands on each amazing booking!
Congratulations Kristin + Kyle!