Why You Should Hire A Makeup And Hair Stylist For Your Corporate Photo Shoot

Is it time to update your head shot? Well, don’t do it alone! Hire a makeup and hair stylist to polish your look and get you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Doug Levy

Photography Credit: Doug Levy

It all starts with your skin…

A camera will enhance the natural shine and redness that’s part of almost everyone’s skin. But, a professional makeup artist will even out your skin tone and create a matte finish. They’ll also cover any scares and/or blemishes, to keep your look natural while making it clean and consistent.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup - Before & After

A good makeup artist will then focus on your eyebrows…

If your eyebrows fade too much at the ends then the camera will make your brows look really short. To combat this, your makeup artist will work to emphasize the mid to end of your eyebrow, applying makeup that makes it look more complete.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup

Finally, the last facial feature that’s super important is your lips. Regardless of whether you're male or female, it’s crucial to have soft, supple and hydrated lips. So, your makeup artist will take care of that as well!

Maryelle Artistry - Male Makeup Artist

Once your face looks polished and professional, it’s time to move on to your hair. Your hair stylist’s goal is to create a lift and add life to your hair.  They’ll focus on getting rid of flyaways while keeping your overall look simple and clean.

Photography Credit:  Jason Grow

Photography Credit: Jason Grow

At the end of the day, your corporate head shot should be a snapshot of the most put together version of yourself. So, hire a professional to help enhance your natural beauty!

Five Steps To Wedding Day Hair + Makeup Bliss

It’s your wedding day! We want you to have the most incredible morning with your closest girls. So, follow these 5 simple steps and get ready to be pampered!

Photography Credit:  Dreamlove Wedding Photography  

Photography Credit: Dreamlove Wedding Photography 

1.     WASH YOUR HAIR

We recommend you shampoo the night before your wedding. But, if your hair gets frizzy overnight, then washing the morning of works well too!

2.     KEEP YOUR FRIZZ UNDER CONTROL

If you have curly hair and you want to keep that natural texture all day long then add in your favorite frizz control product and allow time for your hair to completely dry before your appointment.

3.     DRY YOUR HAIR

If you’re getting an updo then give your hair enough time to completely dry before your appointment. Your hair should only be damp if you've requested a blow out instead!

4.     CLEAN YOUR FACE

Wash and Gently exfoliate your face and lips, pat dry and moisturize!

5.     KICK BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR DAY

We are going to make you shine!

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It's A Movie Star Summer For Maryelle Artistry

Comedies, dramas and documentaries… it’s been a summer full of movies for our team!

Starting with the Book Club back in May, Maryelle worked behind the scenes with Mary Steenburgen to promote the film.

Mary Steenburgen

Since then, she’s glammed up the photographer and filmmaker for Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield Maryelle Artistry

And the writer/director of The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Susanna Fogel

But, it’s Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal that we want to focus on today.

Photography Credit: Aram Boghosian of the Boston Globe

Photography Credit: Aram Boghosian of the Boston Globe

These two men were childhood friends who are now staring in their own movie!

Blindspotting Maryelle Artistry

They were in Boston to promote Blindspotting and we were on site to make sure they looked their best!

Blindspotting

However, these actors are more than just good-looking. They are talented, down to earth and genuine guys who we adore!

Blindspotting

We wish them all the best on their new movie and encourage everyone to go see the Book Club, Generation Wealth, The Spy Who Dumped Me and Blindspotting before the summer ends!

Hair, Makeup and Attire for Your Public Speaking Event

If you're speaking at an upcoming event then you must be an expert in your field.

So, now it's time to look like the master that you are! Stick with us and we'll share with you our tips for the best hair, makeup and fashion styles for your event. 

HAIR

The best hairstyle for a speaking engagement is one that allows for movement as you walk back and forth during your presentation.

To make that happen, we start at your roots! While your hair is damp we apply a root boosting mousse which we evenly comb through the mid-shaft and ends of your hair.  Then we dry your hair by creating a lift at the roots and working our way down your hair shaft. Once your style is complete, we top it all off with some working spray (instead of a finishing spray). We think Kendra Platinum Working Spray works best! These steps will give your hair the bounce it needs as you walk the stage!

MAKEUP

As you walk around (and your hair is bouncing!) certain parts of your face will catch the light. So, when you’re in the makeup chair we’re going to play around with highlights and contour. This will ensure that your best features are captured by the stage lighting. It will enhance the shape and structure of your face just as it did for Shannon Woodward when we did her makeup for the Westworld Premiere Party!

ATTIRE

You want to look professional and be relatable which is why we say, “When in Rome dress as the Romans do” and Jill Marinelli, public speaker and personal stylist, agrees!

If your audience is wearing jeans then you shouldn’t be on stage in a three-piece suit. Even if you’re a banker, you’ll come off too stuffy and you won't be relatable. 

However, Jill points out that there’s a fine line between being relatable and being professional. So, she recommends you dress just a little bit better than your audience while making sure your clothes are clean, steamed and tailored just right! That way, your audience knows you’re taking the presentation seriously.

Photography Credit:  Indermaur Media

Photography Credit: Indermaur Media

In the end, you just want to look and feel your best. Because, as Jill says, “When you look good and you feel good… that’s when you do great things.”