Although recently I have received inquires about wedding cakes, I have quite a bit more experience in the hair/makeup department. This area of my industry is despised by most, but the entry is a beacon of light and relief when I see formal hair or makeup on my book.
Saturday I had a trial run with a bride whose wedding I am particularly looking forward to. This sweet girl has two sisters and a mother whose hair I also do, and their family couldn't be more precious to me. The girls are like Disney princesses- with long, lustrous locks flowing down the middle of their backs- but smarter, less apt to showing their mid-drifts, and not likely to talk to vermin. They are polite, well-spoken, determined, kind, and geez- downright intimidating at times! The woman responsible for this trio is no different- but add consistent joy and encouragement (always, always a smile). Rarely do a group of such women fall into your chair, and I am grateful for them.
I thought originally that the whole gang was going to come Saturday, and that is why I brought my trusty camera man along. Although I am sure the bride is not used to having the constant strobe of flashbulbs in her eyes, she (of course) performed beautifully. What is notable (and typical) is the consistent hilarity of my face in this progression of photos. I can pose and model all I want, but stick a teasing comb and a few bobby pins in my hands, and I become a goof.
|Is there anything more beautiful than a table full of MAC??|
|OK. Perhaps the shiniest most gorgeous natural hair ever?|
|"Yes, sir. I cannot abide the awesomeness of your tattoos."|
|"Man, this is looking good. She is going to love this!"|
|The part when she gently tells me she doesn't love this.|
|Yanking bobby pins out, putting them back in (HAVE to appreciate honesty:)|
|There will be a second pin, and a bit more over to the side. And less fuzzy. No spray used in this "do."|
|Love this one. What a strong and yet lovely woman.|
|I could have put hot pokers to her eyes and she wouldn't have flinched.|
|Makeup artists: ever want to look at someone and say, "Uh- mascara and blush ought to do it?" Her skin was nearly flawless.|
|Despite the silliness of my face in this picture, I love it.|
And I like that.
And I like my job.
And I like you.