Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Beauty and Travel Essentials

My latest story for wanderingeducators.com features products and ideas for making travel more comfortable and assuring you arrive at your destination looking as fresh and as you did at departure,,, almost. Read the story here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Haircolor Icon Beth Minardi

Recently I had the honor of working with Beth Minardi on a video project, introducing her new product line, Minardi Luxury Hair Care. Beth is an icon in the professional hair color industry. I've been watching her on stage since the beginning of my career, more years than I care to recall. She was a delight to work with, gracious and funny and a natural beauty. Thanks for trusting me Beth. Learn more about Beth Minardi here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sometimes You Just Have No Control

For these bridals  I did hair and makeup at my location in Dallas then, the bride flew to San Antonio where these photos were taken. I gave her a few tips on how to keep her makeup fresh and how to touch up for photos since I wasn't going along for the ride. She kindly sent me these after the session with a note, "I think they turned out great." I thought so too considering everything that had transpired between the time she left my place and arrived at the location in San Antonio.
Since photographs are forever I worry about all the details. I want perfection. The note and the photos told me the day had been in a success. Sometimes you have to let go.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Best Of Texas

I love it when a last minute call for work, turns out to be something fun. That's what happened last Friday, when I was in the studio and found out the on camera talent was, Texas musician, Dale Watson.

It had been a long time since I'd seen Dale, and I was happy to be reintroduced to his classic, Texas, country music. My first thought when he walked in the studio was how cool he looked and it wasn't going to be a difficult makeup job. I also discovered he is a really nice and gracious guy.

If you love country music and want to hear someone who is truly original yet "the real deal" Dale Watson and  his band are it. You can catch them most Monday nights in Austin at, The Continental Club. Or check the website for a town near you. Dale Watson Tour Dates

Monday, July 11, 2011

Camera Ready on DFW Closeup

Earlier this spring I was honored to be featured on a local news program, DFW Closeup demonstrating the techniques I teach in my "camera ready" makeup sessions. My model, the daughter of a station employee has beautiful skin but, needed some correction of darkness under her eyes. As I mentioned in my post "Makeup Lesson On Location" under-eye circles are the number one beauty trouble zone. I made up half of her face prior to the taping of the show then, demonstrated on camera some of the key concepts behind getting "camera ready." In just five minutes you'll see lots of great tips and information in this news segment. Contact me for your personal or group session to learn makeup techniques that will take you from the boardroom to the ballroom.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Classic is Forever

A simple but elegant chignon for the Marina film shoot;  perfect for a black tie event, wedding or, in this case a night of dinner, dancing, and gambling on a luxury vacation cruise. I really enjoyed the chance to create pretty and classic looks for the Marina film shoot. A bit of glamour mixed into daily life is just so civilized - even if it is staged. To see other hairstyles go here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Day In The Life

This photo is from a recent shoot for the Golf Channel. David Feherty interviews PGA legend Lee Trevino. I've worked with a lot of professional golfers and, I have to say none of them really want to be fussed over. When they see me they pretend I'm not there. Lee Trevino was no exception. I can be pretty charming when I choose and, I did manage to talk him into letting me do a minimal male makeup and hair styling. I am often asked, "what do you do with men?" My answer is "as much as I can get away with."  Seriously though, the most important element of any makeup - man or woman - is to make the skin look as even and healthy as possible. If I'd had my way with Lee Trevino I would have erased the circles under his eyes but, I think that would have really pushed his boundaries.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Getting Glam On The High Seas

As mentioned in an earlier post, I spent two weeks working with a production crew filming marketing materials for a luxury cruise line.  Production work normally requires minimal hairstyling, but for this job, I was asked to create very elegant and sophisticated hairstyles. This was challenging and gratifying  at the same time as, it forced me to use skills that are not often called on.  I was also blessed with a model who had absolutely gorgeous thick hair, with just enough natural wave to help me mold it into a beautiful up style. I am grateful to all the wonderful hairdressers I've had the pleasure to work and study with over the years especially Martin Parsons and Guy Kremer. for sharing their knowledge and helping me expand my repertoire.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just Another Legend

Crew photo with NFL legend and ESPN host Ron "the jaws" Jaworski. Many thanks to photographer Ray Hand who does his magic and gets us all hired back. Can you guess which one is Ron Jaworski? 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oceania Cruises - It's Not The Destinations, It's The Journey

I recently had the luck to land a two and half week job on board a luxury cruise ship. As part of the hair and makeup team I was asked to create glamorous hairstyles and makeup in keeping with the elegant interiors and upscale clientele of the new ship christened the Marina. Many of you may have seen the news coverage on Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart, the godmother of the the Marina. This was my first time on a cruise ship and I have to say, I am ruined. Absolutely, spoiled. The ship was beyond luxurious and the crew was first class 24 hours a day. As soon as I complete my edit of 1000 plus photos I'll be back and tell you the rest of the story.

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