Everything You Need to Know About: Professional Hair and Makeup
There’s one question that I ask each and every one of my maternity mamas: Have you thought about hair and makeup? It wouldn’t matter if I was staring at Gisele Bundchen or a mama who had never owned more than tinted lip gloss in her life, I think every mama deserves to look and feel their best for their portrait session. To help with the know-how and the how-to, I introduce to you (drumroll….) Crystal from C-Style Beauty! Crystal is one of my and my client’s favorite hair and makeup artists. Her work is flawless and her personality will keep you laughing the entire time you’re in her chair.
Welcome, Crystal! Tell us about yourself and C-Style Beauty:
Thanks Ellie – I attended The Academy NYC a Paul Mitchell partner school back in 2011 where I completed my cosmetology program. During school I was able to be a part of New York fashion week styling a plethora of models’ hair. After finishing up the program I worked in a salon for a short time before my venture back to Michigan where my main focus shifted to makeup. For several years I was only offering traditional makeup before airbrush makeup really became popular. Now I offer both traditional and airbrush makeup as well as individual or strip lashes. I am not actively cutting or coloring hair but I absolutely love the styling aspect of hair now. My favorite is beachy waves and big boho braids, but I offer any sort of half-up or full updos as well!
And what should a client who has never had professional hair and makeup expect?
Most of my maternity portrait sessions are held in my West Michigan in-home studio, and it’s so helpful that you travel to us! How should maternity clients prepare for their hair and makeup?
"Crystal did my Hair & Make up for my Maternity shoot and she did an amazing job! She took her time and made sure everything was done to the finest detail. She was so personable and easy to talk to and made me feel so comfortable and beautiful! Her work was truly flawless. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be hiring her again!" -Jayme
This has all been so helpful! Do you have anything else you’d like to mention?
One big thing I like to stress to all of my clients is honesty is the best policy. We are not mind readers so if there is something you do not like or want changed, we truly love when someone speaks up on that. You are paying for a service and our end goal is for you to love every aspect of it, so please do not hesitate to let your stylist know if you want anything done differently!
Thanks so much, Crystal! If you’d like to see more from Crystal at C-Style Beauty, you can find her here.
And if you’re ready to book your maternity, newborn or family portraits, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can’t wait to work with you!