We frequently are asked our advice when it comes to hair extensions. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not provide or sell hair extensions. We do offer clip in hair extension placement for your big day. If you think you might like them, I have a few recommendations before you shop.
Please ensure that you purchase 100% human hair. We cannot use heat tools on synthetic hair. Even if the package says human hair, it may be a blend of only 10-30% human hair, and the rest, synthetic plastic fibers, which could melt when used with a curling iron. Look for packages that say can be used with heat tools.
Also be sure that they have not been chemically straightened. Sometimes even if it is 100% human hair, they are originally curly or kinky strands that they chemically straighten. These will not hold any curl.
Some hair extensions have a wax or other similar product coating on the hair to help it look shiny and new in the packaging. Be sure to wash your hair extensions to remove this coating prior to use. Washing them first will help the hair to look more natural, blend in with your hair more seamlessly and also help them to hold curl well. You can use your regular shampoo and conditioner to wash them. Then gently comb them with a wide toothed comb and lay flat on a towel to dry.
There isn’t a specific brand that we recommend. but as long as you make sure whichever ones you’re going to buy are 100% human hair and not chemically straightened you should be fine!
Happy hair shopping!
We love being a part of fun styled photo shoots. Our very own, gorgeous, hair and makeup artist, Lauren, recently modeled a beautiful Anya Dionne Design dress for a fierce and edgy shoot with the creative and talented gals of Ivory & Beau, and one of our favorite Savannah photographers, Daniel Eastwood. The Savannah wedding industry is jam packed with super talented folks and we are so glad to be a part of it all. Sneak peeks below, be on the look out for more.
Our team is expanding! We are bringing on a few more hair stylists and makeup artists to accommodate our quickly growing demand. If you or someone you know is a hair stylist or makeup artist looking to get into the wedding business, please contact Michelle at Michelle@RoyalMakeupAndHair.com
Thinking about dressing up as a zombie, fairy, celebrity, or any other favorite character for Halloween? We are offering special fx makeup artistry along with standard makeup artistry to recreate any look you are going for this year. Want to win that costume contest? Contact us for more info!
We receive variations of this question quite frequently. Which type of foundation is better? Which would you recommend? What is the difference?
This post will hopefully clear up some of the confusion. We recommend airbrush for the majority of our clients and some of our artists swear by airbrush as the best option so much so that they have begun to exclusively offer airbrush.
Long Wear Traditional
What is it? A thick liquid foundation, formulated to last at least 8 hours. Brands we use, Stila, Lancome, Sephora.
How is it applied? Applied using a brush, and sometimes blended with a makeup sponge. We typically blend a few colors together to create your custom shade.
What about the coverage/wear? It is a medium to full buildable coverage, and also a heavier feel on the skin. Great in cooler months, not so great in the heat and humidity. Be careful of possible transfer onto clothes.
Who do you recommend it to? Clients with mature (deep set wrinkle) skin, severe acne, or clients who desire a heavier coverage, and heavier feel to the makeup.
What is it? A thin liquid foundation specifically formulated to be used in an airbrush, blown through an airbrush gun using an air compressor, formulated to last at least 16 hours, and water-resistant. Brand we use; TEMPTU.
How is it applied? We typically mix a few colors together to create your custom shade. The makeup is blown through an airbrush gun using an adjustable air compressor. It feels like a light wind is blowing on your face. It is refreshing and cooling. It is a fine mist with a precise stream. It will not spray onto your clothes or hair.
What about the coverage/wear? Using the airbrush we can control the coverage from a very light finish, to a heavier coverage. Your skin will feel breathable, like you aren’t wearing any makeup. It wears great in heat and humidity, through sweat and rain. Will not transfer onto clothes.
Who do you recommend it to? The majority of clients will love the look and feel of airbrush. It is great for most skin types and anyone who wants to look naturally flawless. Not recommended for very mature clients with deep set wrinkles, clients with heavy peach fuzz or those looking for a very heavy coverage.
Do you have more questions about makeup? Do you have a topic you’d like us to discuss in a blog? Let us know on the contact us page.
How many gorgeous gals can you fit into one bridal party? Click HERE to view more photos from photographer Rach LovesTroy, from Meagan & Brenden’s big day!
Click HERE to head on over to Burnett’s Boards and view photos from a recent styled shoot that we did the hair and makeup on.
We are always so excited to see photos of our clients throughout their special day! We are thrilled to be able to share in their love and joy! Click HERE to head on over to Rach Loves Troy to see Dori & Royce’s sweet photos!
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