The holiday season is finally upon us! We are very excited to celebrate with everyone! I wanted to share a fun post my good friend Joseph Esser posted on his facebook a couple months back that went crazy over the internet. This was a wedding that Joseph and I worked on together.
From Joseph Essers facebook page.
You may have seen the viral photo of T-Rex chasing a wedding party through the forest this Summer on Yahoo. Well, when a recent groom of ours suggested we try something fun like this we had to keep it Hawaiian... Brides!...don't worry, this is not our new "go-to" wedding portrait. Thought I would share though!
August 13, 2013
I want to say a big huge MAHALO to all of our amazing brides from this summer. We have had such a fun time making everyone so gorgeous for there special day. Here are some photo's that we have taken with our cell phones to share with everyone:)
February 14, 2013
Airbrushing vs. Not Airbrushing
Aloha Everyone! It's been such an amazing beginning to an amazing year ahead! Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love giving and telling all of my loved ones how much I love and appreciate them.
I have had alot of questions about "Airbrushing vs. Not Airbrushing" lately. Airbrushing foundation on the face and chest ensures that the skin is even. The benefit to airbrush foundation is that it is 100% waterproof. In Hawaii we have a high level of humidity which causes us to get oily and cakey. The Airbrush foundation that I use in my kit is from Kett Cosmetics. It is flawless on the skin and will cover everything! I have had many brides have really bad sunburns on there cheeks and after I airbrush there face, the sunburn is gone. It's truely amazing! I always finish the face with an HD loose powder. The powder works with the airbrush foundation to give a natural glow in person and in pictures. Photographers love it! I get alot of emails from local photographers thanking me for great make up that I do because it saves them time on editing photo's.
If you have any questions on airbrushing or anything please feel free to shoot me an email.
November 20, 2012
Happy Holiday Season!
We want to say a big Happy Holidays to everyone! We are obsessed with holiday parties, shopping and tons of holiday beauty looks. One of my favorite special looks is bling. With all of the holiday lights shinning bright a little glitter on your eyeliner or on the cheeks will make you stand out big time! My favorite loose glitter collection comes from the craft store. Martha Stewart carries a great fine glitter that sticks to everything.
Stay safe and have a blast this holiday season!
October 15, 2012
Fall is here!
We have been super busy this month. October is always one of our busiest month of the year. I recently did the hair and make up for a daughter of an Australian bride that was such an amazing transformation. Here is the before and after.
September 14, 2012
Great new products
Thank you to all of our amazing customers for an amazing summer of love, photoshoots, commercials and fun!
My new favorite product is NARS eye primer. If you want to keep your eye make up on all day long this is the amazing product!
July 14, 2012
New hot looks
I wanted to post about some new hot looks this summer. This roll bun is very popular with brides, bridesmaids and models this summer. Here is one I did on my most favorite model Angela Byrd!
Another popular look this summer is a frosty smokey eye with nude lips. It's clean and really pops in pics. Here is a picture of Erika who got married in May at The Halekulani hotel in Waikiki.
June 27, 2012
Fun filled month!
Heya gang! It's been so busy this month. I am so sorry for not blogging more often. We have been on the north shore every weekend in June and today we got a chance to go to Maui to do a wedding in the beautiful Lahiana. Thank you to everyone for there wonderful and fast reviews. It means the world to us!!!!!
The weather has been very windy so please consider an updo when deciding on your wedding hairstyles. All of the make up we use is waterproof so your make up will stay in place no matter what the weather condition:)
Here are some pictures we have taken from the last month. We hope you enjoy!
June 6, 2012
Summer is here and oh boy it's HOT!
We have been very busy now that the summer season has started. Thank you everyone for being on time and ready to get glammed up!
This summers hot make up look is bright and bold colors on the eyes with a real nude lip. The new hot trend for hair is no curls but waves. I'm obsessed right now with a bronzy gold eye and pinky lipstick. It's so young and youthful:)
Here is a bride I did last weekend from Louisiana. She's a real southern sweety!
May 5, 2012
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Cinco De Mayo:)
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I wanted to share a special photo shoot we did recently with my dear friend Theresa Roman (photographer) and Rhiannon (Model). I have been inspired by all of the Snow White movies this year so we came up with a fun photo shoot. I hope you likey:)
April 15, 2012
Fun beauty weekend
This weekend has been filled with beautiful woman all over the island. Yesterday the Whik'd team were making up four ladies for the Sub ball 2012. Here is a shot of one of the girls on her way to town.
Today I was at the Oasis Estate doing a wedding for the fabulous Judy. She's an amazing caterer at Kahala Catering. Here is a couple pics of her bridesmaids. Hair by me:)
April 9, 2012
Spring is here!
I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. I just love being with my friends and family. I can't get enough of it!
Prom season has officially started. We have been so blessed to be booked every weekend with prom girls in the month of April. I've been covering the Waikiki area while Rhiannon is covering the Leeward side of the island.
Tomorrow I will be on set shooting the second portion of Cool Corona Concerts for KHON 2 Fox. Watch every Thursday night at 9pm. I love doing fun hair and make up for all of Hawaii's musicians. I also get to have fun doing Olena Heu's hair and make up as she hosts the entire show. She loves the more edgy style for this series. I will post some pictures from the day. Stay Tuned!
March 28, 2012
Congrats to Amber Campbell!!!!
Supporting the military and their families is so important to me. I was honored when Amber Campbell asked me to do her hair and make up for the Armed Forces Pageant 2012. It was an amazing experience. Amber won most photogenic and runner up. I couldn't be prouder:)
March 13, 2012
Featured in another Fashion Chicago Magazine!
We are so excited to announce that we are featured in the March Issue of Fashion Chicago Magazine! Here is a picture of the spread!
February 27, 2012
Oscar! Oscar! Oscar!
Yesterday was an amazing glam day! I had the honor of doing hair and make up for Celia and Kristen Kenney. They attended the HIFF Oscar party at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki. Celia Kenney is an actress recently seen in the Oscar nominated movie The Descendants. She became a SAG member playing the role of Reina in the movie. Here is a couple pics I took with my phone when I was finished and a pic from the event. They are such a great family:)
February 22, 2012
Michelle did it!
What a wonderful day yesterday watching our sweet Michelle marry her sweetheart Michael at Waialae Beach Park. Here is one of my favorite pictures of the day:)
February 20, 2012
The BIG day is almost here for Michelle from The Whik'd Team!
We are very excited for Michelle our Make Up Artist on her big day. Tomorrow afternoon Michelle and Michael will be getting married at Waialae Beach Park. I am honored to be doing her hair and make up. She wants to go with a clean updo and Kim Kardasian make up. I'm so excited! Stay tuned for pictures by the amazing Theresa Roman!
February 4, 2012
Busy COLOR & CUT week!
This past week was full of colors and cuts! It was super exciting to take some of my clients really red. Here is a shot of Lolli with her new red bob. She wanted her make up done up for her special date with her boyfriend as well. She wanted a sexy smokey eye:) My specialty!
I am getting really excited about all of the weddings I have coming up this year! I love being on the road going from one side of the island to the other. If i lived anywhere else it wouldn't be so grand but living in Hawaii never gets boring. I feel blessed every day to live in Hawaii. It makes me stay positive and heathly. Can't wait to make all of the 2012 brides and families feel the same way I feel every day! Lot's of ALOHA!!!!!
January 24, 2012
Television Commercial for Nissan
What a great couple days with a great crew! We started shooting the Nissan commercial last Thursday at Kakaaka beach park. It was so hot!!!! This was my first time working with Kanoe Gibson, Former Miss Hawaii 2003. She is now a mother of an adorable little boy, singer, flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines and an incredible actress/model. I used Cherbu Cosmetics on her for the entire three days. It was so hot that I wanted her make up to be flawless with the sweat and heat. Cherbu is 100% water proof. Kanoe was so in love with her make up she is gearing up for a Cherbu shopping spree:) The second day shooting was in Waianae at Yokohama Bay. We couldn't believe how hot it was but also how beautiful the park was as well. I don't get out that way much so it was a nice treat! Here is a shot from the filming that day.
The third day was at the Nissan dealership in Waipio. It was definitly a change for us because we had AC!!!! Yay for AC! It was a great couple days with some great people. The one thing i love the most about my job is that i get to meet so many new and talented people. Thank you to 808 Advertising (Ned), Kanoe, and the great production company One Thousand One.
January 17, 2012
Eye Shadow Primer
My favorite eye shadow primer is Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Sephora, $18). I have been using this primer on myself and clients for years. It is the best on the market. I've received other primers to try by companies but this one is by far the best!
January 14, 2012
Happy Chinese New Year!
Today I was listening to the amzing parade happening on Hotel Street from the 27th floor of the Executive Centre downtown Honolulu. I was doing hair for a fun rock 'n' roll themed wedding with Gemina Chong (Make Up) and Heather Heen (Make Up). Theme weddings are so much fun! The bridesmaids chose to go with a trendy half up, half down hairdo. The bride decided on a loose curly bun on the side with a flower and bird cage vail. Very cool! She got her hair highlighted, colored and cut the week prior. Very smart! If you want to look your best on your big day, do the work:) Get your nails done the day before or morning of, hair colored, highlight or cut three days prior, waxing 3 days prior, facial 2 days prior, spray tan 2 days prior. I'm getting excited about Golden Globes tomorrow night! Can't wait to see the fashion and glamour. Check out the globes for some new trendy styles for your upcoming weddings and events!
January 11, 2012
I get asked almost everyday what is the best product for damaged hair. I have alot of experience with working with damaged hair and my own hair. My two favorites right now are REDKEN ALL SOFT HEAVY CREAM ($16; redken.com) and PAUL MITCHELL AWAPUHI WILD GINGER CARE KERATIN ($24, paulmitchell.com).
January 9, 2012
FIRST BLOG OF 2012!!!!
Photoshoot with a great team
Today was a fantastic and rewarding day. Minus the sunburn and all of the sand in my backpack:) The photoshoot concept came from a sexy beach look with a man and woman in blue jeans and white tank tops/shirt in the water. But the photographer (Robert Tolentino) decided he wanted to tell a love story ending with the sexy beach look. We shot at Diamond Head beach. Where there is naked guys cruising the beach:) Makes me giggle! Anywho... I decided to go with sexy smokey eyes and soft straight hair for Kaitlyn (female model) and for Brian (male model) i used paste in his hair to give it a styled wet look. Brian didn't shave his chest that day, so i had to run to long's and grab a razor. Here's a funny pic of me shaving him.
Whimp! Brian is super rad! Brian is an actor on Hawaii Five-O. He plays the role of Charlie Fong. Check out his FB fan page. https://www.facebook.com/charliefongHPD This is my second time working with Brian. The last shoot we did was with my talented roomate Angela Byrd! I posted some shots of that shoot in my portfolio:) Check it out!
Here is a couple other shots from today:)
MORE PICS FROM TODAY'S SHOOT TO COME!!
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