Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
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
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
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
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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.