Archive for November, 2011

Giving Thanks!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2011 by Elisha Evans Styling

Today is the Monday before Thanksgiving so I wanted to chat for a second about some of the things I am thankful for before my week gets as crazy as I know it will be!

To start I am more than thankful for my husband and son. They both make the great life that I have better than I could have ever imagined!

I am thankful for the friends and family that I have in my life. I have many friends in many places and I am lucky to have all of them!

Thanks to all of my brides past, present and future. I am lucky enough to be involved in so many different special days and I could not be more appreciative.

I wish all of you the best possible Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends, family or whoever that you choose to spend the time with. Most importantly though, make the most of everyday!

 

Photo by Rob Larson

www.roblarsonphoto.com

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Rikki: Trial

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2011 by Elisha Evans Styling

On Friday afternoon I got the pleasure of meeting bride-to-be Rikki. She was unsatisfied with her trial by another stylist, so Jeanie Denuzzio from A Simple Vow recommended me. Since the wedding is approaching very quickly we did not hesitate to schedule a trial of her hair and makeup.

Rikki brought with her a few photos of the same half up, half down style. She was looking for soft, romantic curls to lay on her shoulders. She really wanted to add volume on top to separate this style from an average up-do. Rikki also brought with her a cage veil and a sparkly barrette to adorn the style. I love a cage veil so I was really excited!

She was also looking to have makeup applied for the big day. At her first trial Rikki explained that she felt as though the makeup was heavy and not blended the way that she wanted. So she and I talked throughout the trial to make sure that she was more than happy and looking forward to the hair and makeup for her wedding.

 

 

 

I am pleased that I got to work with Rikki so that she would have a better experience with the trial run of her dream wedding hair and makeup. In just two short weeks I get to be a part of her big day and I am excited!

Anna’s Big Day!

Posted in Beauty, Bridesmaid Hair Style, Hair, Pittsburgh Hair stylist, Styling, Uncategorized, Virginia Wedding, Wedding, Wedding Hair with tags , , , on November 7, 2011 by Elisha Evans Styling

I just got home a couple of hours ago from a fantastic trip to Winchester, VA for Anna’s beautiful wedding!

Yesterday morning started early for me as I made the scenic drive to Winchester. When I arrived at the hotel Anna, her friends and family were ready to get started. Everyone was ready to have some fun during the hours leading up to the ceremony.

I started by styling both the mother of the groom and the bride. Nora and Gail couldn’t have been more excited about their children getting married. It was really wonderful to see the two mothers so happy, supportive and calm. I used the blow dryer and a round brush to style each of their hair. After that it was time for the bridal party and the bride!

The maid of honor Kim was next in my chair. Kim has long, blonde hair. She told my about her habit to pull and twist her hair to sit over her right shoulder, so we decided to have her style lay that direction. I began using a tapered curling iron to curl all of her hair. I then pulled it to the right side into a very low ponytail. As I pinned the remaining hair over to the right it created some additional volume in the back. The end result was a cascade of curls and a glamorous side ponytail.

Up next in the chair was sister of the groom and bridesmaid Alicia. She has long, straight red hair with a swoopy side bang. She had a couple of pictures of her ideal style of the day. Starting with a deep side part I braided her hair along each side of her head. I used the tapered iron again and wove her hair into a mass of curls in the back. It was really a fun style and one of my top 5 favorite styles of the year.

Then on to the bride. At her trial, she told me about her beautiful strapless dress and how she wanted to keep her hair very simple and classic. Anna also mentioned that as a young child she always wanted a larger bun for ballet, so I made that happen for her wedding. Her hair was gently pulled into a very low sitting bun, directly behind her right ear. After placing detailed glass flower hair combs, the final outcome was a simple yet very dramatic.

After that, Kristen was next to be styled. She has very long thick hair. She brought in photos of low sitting, messy chignon styles. I used large locks of her hair and curled them slightly to build the style. Weaving these large curls around each other I created an elegant updo, set over to the right side.

Finally I worked with Ellen on her bridesmaid style.  Having shorter hair, Ellen wanted to leave some down but pull the sides and front into two french braids. I loosely curled the hair left down in the back to finish off the romantic look she wanted.

I am so happy that I was able to be there for Anna’s picturesque fall wedding. The day was beautiful but was hardly comparable to the love surrounding her from her family and friends. Congratulations once again to Anna and Nick! Thank you for letting me be a part of the big day and I wish you both all the love and fun in the world!

Congratulations Annie!

Posted in Beauty, Hair, Pittsburgh Hair stylist, Styling, Uncategorized, Wedding, Wedding Hair, West Virginia Wedding with tags , , , , on November 4, 2011 by Elisha Evans Styling

I wanted to let you know how excited I am about being a part of Annie’s wedding in June 2012 in WV! I get to travel on the day of her wedding which will be at a beautiful resort in WV.

I can tell that Annie has a great support system around her as I was initially contacted by her maid of honor Liz. I am excited to meet them both and am looking forward to getting to know Annie over the next 7+ months! She has already began to share with me a few of the ideas she has for her hair style on her big day and it is going to be fun!

Congratulations once again to Annie and her husband-to-be!