My entire reason for existing is to help people. In such a superficial industry, it can be a little difficult to see beyond the gloss and find your "Why". I know for me, it's the connections I make with people. I am the ultimate introvert - socially awkward in a group but one on one, face to face, I become your best friend. Putting you at ease, running interference between you and that one bridal party member who's been driving you crazy, and really taking the time to figure out your specific vision to help you feel as beautiful and confident as you possibly can. I am not a social media artist here to contour you until you're unrecognizable. I prefer fresh, radiant looks that are timeless and pretty.
My work has been featured in Vogue, June Bug Weddings, Baltimore Weddings, Washingtonian Magazine, Glamour and Grace, SM Wish Bridal, Whimsically Wed, Equally Wed, Virginia Bride Magazine, Two Bright Lights, DFW Bridal Guide, Style Me Pretty and Washington Life Magazine.
I just want to give you an update in case the hair color was maybe swaying your decision one way or the other. After 3 years of monthly bleachings to get it light enough so that I could get the pastel pink I loved and then eventually this cranberry color that I compromised on, it was clear that my chemical induced mullet meant I needed a break. So what's the next best thing to having really cool colored hair? Having a TON of luscious hair that I had attached to my wispy little locks that make me feel like a Victoria's Secret Angel. Also, I legitimately only have to wash it every 10 days. So don't be confused when the lady above doesn't arrive and you get some version of the me to the right showing up. There was a Pandemic...you may have heard of it...and makeup + cotton or disposable masks = Dermatitis and I don't want to get makeup on my masks because it's difficult to was out of silk. I spent half of my life with garbage skin and with my killer smile being covered by a mask there's very little reason for me to do anything on my own face. Part of me will definitely justify it by saying "I didn't spend any time on me so I could save all of my energy for you", part of me has had a dream for several years where my work would speak for itself and I wouldn't even be judged by the makeup I put on my face because I wasn't going to wear any, and the last, very practical bit of me had both of those things come to fruition. Despite my entire household being vaccinated , I have lingering and legitimate fear of the virus that took my dad along with a million additional Americans to date so I'm going to wear these masks with their filters to, at the very least do my part to protect you from losing someone you love due to carelessness or ignorance. Some who have had the luxury of spending the last few years without mourning the loss of a loved one can call me scared, or a sheep, or whatever else they'd like. I'm just going to go on my merry, makeup-free way with the small peace of mind that I've done as much as I can to not kill anyone.