The day that it came true..

I met with Ally and it was as if I met a long lost friend. I could see who she was in that very moment. The JOY of knowing she’d met her soul mate and that they would soon be married.

Our first meeting we discussed the dress, hair and makeup for the ceremony and reception after. Many times brides decide that with the mood and transition from ceremony to the evening and whether or not the chignon should stay up or take the hair in a new direction, such as half up or hair loose and softly waved. We do take into consideration the neckline and cut of the dress, assuring that all is in harmony from head to toe.

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Since the days of Nefertiti, Egyptians as early as 10,000 BC used cosmetics regardless of sex and social status for both aesthetic and therapeutic reasons. Oils and ointments were rubbed onto the skin to protect it from the hot sun. Usually white make-up to deflect the light was applied. Black make-up made with carbon and lead. Green make-up from malachite and copper. Red ochre was ground and mixed with water, and applied to the lips and cheeks, painted on with a brush.

Cosmetics have been used throughout history and civilization’s matters of practicality, such as protection from the sun; class system; or the idea of beauty.

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GOTTA GO!!!! Have Passport, will travel!!

A days work is never enough!

From bustling New York to the scent of lavender in Avignon. A castle in England to LA and all in between. The excitement of going on the road or to the friendly skies to please a client fills me with great Joy and Pleasure. I’ve been lucky enough to be featured in “Town & Country’s Weddings” issue for hair and makeup and what an honor.

Growing up and wanting to attend every wedding that I could as a kid was always pure excitement and remains the same for me today.

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2015 is the year of change and renewal.

Already February and with Fashion Week behind us and the winter that keeps on giving, I find inspiration with every step I take from Madison to 5th Ave.

Many are taking chances with trading in their long locks for shorter bobs and punching up their color. Adorned on those new styles are faux to fur hats, reminding me that chic always reins supreme.

There is no other city that does winter like New York.  From thigh high boots to opaque hosiery with thigh high cashmere stockings and mini skirts and dresses designed by Chanel and Lanvin. 

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FITNESS/Brett Hoebel

Brett Hoebel is founder of Hoebel Fitness and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser season 11. Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in the country. His integrative philosophy and body-mind approach come from his diverse experience in Eastern and Western disciplines, including his martial arts training in capoeira and Muay Thai kickboxing, as well as his educational background in functional strength training, nutrition, yoga and holistic health. He was a pre-med student at Claremont McKenna College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in psychology and biology. He furthered his education taking graduate courses in biomedical science at Rutgers University.

I have known Brett Hoebel for 15 years. I sat down with Brett to discuss fitness and health for those wanting to know about trimming down for that special day…

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