Archive for July, 2012

Carol: Trial

Posted in Beauty, Bridal Hair, Bridal Veil, Columbus, Hair, Half up half down, natural makeup, Oglebay Wedding, Ohio Bride, Styling, West Virginia Wedding with tags , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by Elisha Evans Styling

This weekend I got to meet up with bride-to-be Carol for a trial run of her hair and makeup. Even though her wedding is not until the beginning of November, she contacted me back around the first of May. Since the wedding is taking place a few hours from her home, and each of her bridal party members are traveling great distances, Carol was looking for an on-location stylist to keep things simple for her traveling friends.

One of the things I have loved about getting to know Carol and her bridal party so far is that along with our email correspondence, she invited me to follow her on Pinterest. With this I have been able to see all of the ideas that she has liked when it come to not only hair and makeup but bridesmaid dresses and styles that her bridesmaids love too! So when she arrived I felt like I knew exactly what to do with her hair.

We started by curling her hair with several different sizes of curling irons. Then I made a deep part on the right side of her head and began pulling large curls back. This created a lot of texture along the sides. I weaved the curls around each other to make a good base at the back of her head for the fingertip length veil that she will wear for the ceremony. To finish her style, she has picked out a very sparkly fascinator.



Carol wanted to use neutral tones for her makeup. I love the way the golds and browns highlighted her eyes. She has a great skin tone and the pinkish lip color pulls together the whole look nicely.
I am already looking forward to November when I get to travel to Oglebay to see Carol and her friends!



Kiki’s Big Day!

Posted in Beauty, Bridal Hair, Bridesmaid Hair Style, Flower Girl, Hair, Half up half down, natural makeup, Pittsburgh Bride, Pittsburgh Hair stylist, Styling, Wedding, Wedding Hair with tags , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by Elisha Evans Styling

This past weekend I got pleasure of hanging out with Kiki as she prepared to walk down the aisle on her wedding day. She contacted me at the very beginning of 2012 when she was looking for a stylist. When we finally got to meet in June, I knew this day was going to be pretty fun.

With seven ladies in her bridal party we got started bright and early. Nikki came with me for this one to help keep on track. She started by styling Bridesmaid Katie. Wanting to keep most of her hair pulled back off of her face, the back was pinned up in a ponytail like updo with lots of curls.


I started the morning by styling for sister of the groom Lisa. I started by twisting a braid from the left side bringing her hair all over to sit directly behind her right ear. At first she wanted to leave her long hair in curls falling down in her shoulder, but as the morning ran on she changed her mind. Nikki pinned all the hair up in a messy bun while I was styling the bride.


Next for me was bridesmaid Steph. She explained that she wanted a messy side updo with lots of texture.


Meanwhile, Nikki was busy styling Maid of honor Jessica. She wanted lots of pin curls and texture pinned all up and slightly off centered  to the left.


Nikki also styled for bridal party member Jayme who also wanted her hair all up. I love the way the curls are weaved and pinned together!


Bridesmaid Marni was also styled by Nikki. She wanted to wear her simply half-up while the rest was down in loose curls.


I got to be the one to style Flower Girl diva Brooke. She was well prepared with a photo and described to me that she wanted two braids and a side pony tail with lots of curls.


Finally I got to style the bride-to-be Kiki. Back during the trial run in June we practiced her hair pulled half-up with lots of curls falling down on her shoulders. So that’s what I recreated again for the wedding day. She wanted a lot of volume in the back with all of her hair pulled away from her face. Finishing her hair, I added a sparkling headband. For her makeup, she wanted a natural look with dark brown colors.


It was really fun to hang out with such a great group of friends. Most of these ladies traveled in from all over the country to be here for Kiki. I’m glad to have been a small part of this day as well. Thank you again for choosing me to be the stylist!

Lisa’s Big Day!

Posted in Beauty, Bridal Hair, flower in updo, Hair, Pittsburgh Bride, Pittsburgh Hair stylist, Styling, Tiara Wedding Style, Wedding, Wedding Hair with tags , , , , , , , on July 16, 2012 by Elisha Evans Styling

On July 7th I got to spend the day with Lisa and her family as they got ready for her ceremony.

When Lisa first contacted me to be the stylist for her wedding day she told me how her day was all about her family. She and her husband-to-be were going to be married at their church which is walking distance from the home they share with the children that they both bring from previous marriages.

During our email exchanges, Lisa showed me a photo of the hair style that she envisioned herself wearing. She wanted to also add fresh flowers and a tiara to the look. So on the day of the wedding she stopped by the florist early in the day and picked up several small white and red rose buds.



I also got to meet Lisa’s daughter Lauren. She wanted lots of tight spiral curls with both sides to be pinned back. I used a few of the white roses to finish her look.


Finally the flower girl is Lisa’s youngest, Danica. She found an adorable photo of an updo online for inspiration. Lots of curls piled on top and accented by a large white flower. So cute!


It was really great to meet Lisa and her family. It is always great to spend time with such a strong family on a special day. Thank you again for choosing me to be a small part of the day!