11Aug

Summer Wedding Hair and Makeup by Swell Beauty

By, August 11, 2012

At Swell Beauty, our team of artists love to make our brides look beautiful! It makes us happy that our clients look and feel their best on such a monumental day. We feel blessed to work with such spectacular brides and bridal parties.

Recently, the wonderful people at Amorology referred us to an amazing bride named Ashley for her wedding at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla. Ashley is a Texas girl, and we instantly fell in love with her Texas charm and accent!

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We had a great time with Ashley at her Bridal Preview, which is similar to a trial run. She shared her love story, and all the details about her wedding – a vibrant summer celebration with pops of color. Vintage accents were also planned, such as Ashley’s intricate gown from Mon Amie Bridal Salon. To pair nicely with this vintage style, we designed a look to complement the theme colors of coral, ivory, green and earth tones.

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Our Head Makeup Artist, Laura, chose to play up Ashley’s eyes with brown, bronze and champagne colors. Her goal was to use colors that would show well in pictures, and transition nicely from day to night. Laura gave Ashley’s complexion a nice summer glow by using a little bronzer and highlighter. As well, a touch of coral blush was applied for that pop of color on her cheeks. Finally, we used a light coral pink shade on her lips, to  complement the rest of her look beautifully.

San Diego Wedding Hair and Makeup Styles by Swell Beauty

San Diego Wedding Hair and Makeup by Swell Beauty

When we first met Ashley at her Bridal Preview, she had short chin length hair, and wanted a full low up-do. Hair Stylist, Dee, suggested she check out our favorite hair extensions, “Halo Hair Couture,” so she could get a much fuller look. We used her new extensions on the wedding day, and her hair looked gorgeous!  We chose to do soft big curls,with a slight wave to the hair. I love how the definition and texture in this look is defined by her blonde hair.

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Volume is the key to most up-dos. It makes a statement that allows the bride to feel complete when she puts her dress on. With Ashley, we decided on the right amount of volume on the top, to balance out her low up-do and veil. This photo really shows the balance in her hair style.

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We had so much fun working with Ashley. On the wedding day, she and her groom Kyle looked like they jumped right off the pages of a magazine!

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Swell Beauty is an on-location Hair & Makeup Company specializing in weddings and special occasions. We are honored to be a part of the special moments in your life!

Makeup: Swell Beauty
Hair Stylist: Swell Beauty
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Estancia
Linens and Rental: La Tavola
Gifts and Favors: Bouchee
Florist: Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Disc Jockey: Hit It Music Productions
Coordinator: Amorology Weddings
Bakery: Bouchee
Officiant: The Movement Church
Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth
Transportation: Lifestyle Limosine Transportation
Wedding Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Invitation: Brightly Designed

17May

Old Hollywood Glam Wedding with Hair and Makeup by Swell Beauty

By, May 17, 2012

When I started this business, I really wanted my brides to stand out, and look exceptional! Since my first day in business, I have made it a point to take part in all aspects of the bride’s hair and makeup needs, right down to making sure that all my client’s hair and skin are prepared for the engagement shoot, bridal trial run and big day. I work hard to differentiate my company by paying attention to the small details, and providing quick customer service!

My stylists and I apply the techniques and skills we have learned as professionals to make our brides look and feel beautiful on their special day. As an on-location hair and makeup company, we recently worked with Allyson at her wedding at the US Grant in downtown San Diego. Allyson and Shay were going for the Hollywood glam look, with a vintage flair and bold colors. Allyson chose the vibrant colors of a peacock bird to incorporate into her overall look.

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We tied the whole look together with a finger wave hairdo and glamorous makeup, paired with bold red lips!

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Here is Dee and Laura at the US Grant, doing what we do best just before Allyson walked down the aisle!

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Our bride’s hair was so much fun to do. I  loved working with her birdcage and feather jeweled hair piece. It was the perfect touch to her overall vintage inspired look.

Wedding hiar and makeup by Swell Beauty

This picture really shows how sweet the ladies in the bridal party were. We had a blast doing all their hair and makeup!

Wedding hiar and makeup by Swell Beauty

I love how Allyson’s hair and makeup look in this picture. It shows her distinctive finger wave and bold red lips. It all came together on the big day, and her look turned out gorgeous!

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