Brides By Brittany Wedding Hair and Airbrush Makeup

By, May 18, 2012

Brides By Brittany specializes in bridal makeup and couture hair artistry. Whether our bride wants a dramatic bombshell look, or a simple romantic style, we adore taking her vision and mixing it with our creativity. We love to make our bride look and feel absolutely breathtaking on the best day of her life.

For example, we were honored to create beautiful, flawless airbrush makeup and couture hair artistry for Heather and her bridal party!  Heather’s look was perfectly created after a consultation, where we listened to her ideas for her wedding day look. After we talked, we had a game plan to doll-up the gorgeous bride for her wedding!

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Heather booked the ever-popular “All a Girl Needs Package,” which includes Hair Artistry and Airbrush Makeup Grand Preview (to see the bridal look one time before her wedding day) and wedding day Hair Artistry & Airbrush Makeup. For Heather, I created a beautiful natural look with a focus on her eyes. I framed her eyes with rich brown and cream shadows, with long sexy lashes for the “wow” factor. Her skin was made flawless with Airbrush Makeup, and a glossy nude pout completed her bridal look!

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Heather later told me that she felt gorgeous on her wedding day. She couldn’t get over how flawless & glowing her skin was!

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Our resident Brides By Brittany Hair Artist, Bekah, created a beautiful loose curl hairstyle for the bride, which was designed to frame her flawless makeup. Heather wore a lace-trimmed vail that Bekah helped secure before she walked down the aisle.

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Brides By Brittany understands that no two Brides have the same vision for their look. That’s why we take time to meet with our brides, ask specific questions, and take detailed notes (over a hot cup of coffee). We offer a fully customizable a la carte menu of Hair and Makeup services, including Airbrush Makeup, Traditional Couture Makeup, Hair Artistry, Individual Lashes, Strip Lashes, Calming Masks and more!  We also offer amazing package savings that include Hair & Makeup services and Airbrush Tanning! For the convenience of our brides, Brides By Brittany provides on-location dolling-up for the wedding day!Wedding Makeup in San Diego by Brides By BrittanyWedding Makeup in San Diego by Brides By Brittany

We love what we do! In order to give back, we donate 10% of all Brides by Brittany profit to children in Uganda, Africa. We feel blessed to be an intimate part of weddings throughout Southern California!


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.

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

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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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Flirt Makeup: Simple, Clean & Contemporary Wedding Makeup

By, April 04, 2012

I truly enjoy collaborating with my brides to create their perfect wedding day “look.” I find my inspiration by getting to know my brides’ personality, style and their plans for their big day – colors, venue, dress, etc.  I’m such a geek… I want to know all the details!

My style is very versatile. I love everything – from the natural, clean and fresh look, to high fashion/avant-garde with lots of color.

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Sometimes a wedding dress calls for a vintage look and sometimes for a really modern look. That’s what’s fun about what I do!

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I use Temptu Professional airbrush makeup, NARS, Makeup Forever, MAC, Tarte, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, glo Minerals, La Bella Donna and the list could go on for days.

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I always set up a makeup consultation before the wedding! The consultation (trial) is a time for me to get to know the bride and design her look for the wedding.  I find that it sets most brides at ease when they know exactly how they will look.  A wedding is a huge milestone, and the way your makeup appears in photos is so important. Plus, the consultation appointment is another excuse to have your makeup done professionally!


When it comes to choosing between airbrush and traditional brush application, I love both.  They are like apples and oranges.  To get technical, an airbrush gun is is a tool just like a brush is a tool. The look and wear-ability of the makeup both really depend on the artist applying it, and the product used in the gun. I use a professional, custom blended, waterproof formula that offers an incredibly natural tone and texture and wears for 10+ hours.

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I use nearly all waterproof products for weddings, so fortunately I don’t worry about tears very often!

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I recommend that brides book their wedding makeup at a minimum of  5 or 6 months prior to their wedding day. Especially during the peak months, we book very quickly! If there are a lot of bridesmaids and family members then I may bring an assistant, but not every time. We always have a makeup schedule ahead of time, so we plan accordingly.

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The type of makeup that looks best in photos depends on the bride’s skin type, tone and texture.  The makeup I use might be water based, oil based, silicone based, etc.  It is always a good idea to wear more color than you would for a typical day or night because the makeup tends to disappear in photos taken at a distance.  There are a few types of makeup to be careful of or avoid for photos. Foundation products with SPF typically have ingredients like zinc or titanium dioxide and  can bounce the light back at the camera and make your skin look lighter than it should.  Also, some brands of mineral makeup contains Mica, which is a reflective mineral, and can cause the same problem.Top San Diego Wedding Makeup Artist Flirt Makeup San Diego Wedding Makeup by Flirt

I loved working with Linda, pictured below at her grand wedding at the Grand Del Mar. Linda wore three different amazing dresses, and we changed her makeup to coordinate with each one.  Her ceremony gown was a beautiful creamy satin with a train and an amazing cathedral veil.  She loved the idea of having a soft, radiant face with shimmering cheeks, and sparkling plum tones on her eyes.  We wanted to keep the look simple and elegant ,and not let the purple get too overpowering, since her dress was so eye-catching.

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Her post-ceremony dress was a gold Mandarin style dress with a lot of embroidery and gold shoes.  For this dress, we went for a shiny golden eye, soft bronze cheeks and peachy lips.

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Her last dress was a longer length flamenco style dress in red.  Because this was towards the end of the reception, we chose a smokey grey & black eye paired with red lips and kept the cheeks really simple.  What a fun wedding!

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