We here at TEAM fall head over heels for beautiful weddings. They’re what we live for and why we love what we do. And these two lovely celebrations, featured recently on Carats and Cake, styled to perfection and beaming with all kinds of love, are a sweet look into our world…
We’re back with our TEAM Spotlight series…Hooray! This round we have the distinct pleasure of featuring TEAM Co-Director, Primary Makeup Artist, and THM Hair Extensions‘ Partner, Nicole I. Beloved by brides and bridal parties for her calming presence, she creates a comfortable and relaxing environment on location. Nicole’s intelligence and stellar professionalism comes through in her beautiful makeup artistry, offering unsurpassed looks time and again. Read on to find out what her favorite on-site wedding location is and what she would tell her 13 year old self…
What do you like best about the age you are now? I love my 30’s. Every year I grow more comfortable in my skin and more settled into all aspects of my crazy my life! I wouldn’t wish to be back in my 20’s. I definitely had a blast but I’m happy to look back at those wild memories and see how far I’ve come!
What advice do you wish you could give your 13 year old self? Just trust everything will fall into place exactly as it is supposed to! And wear SPF 50 every day because they will turn into sunspots before you know it!!
What is the most exciting thing about your work industry? There are so many exciting aspects of my job; from fashion weeks, to visiting beautiful destinations all over the world, but the most exciting part of my job is meeting so many cool, strong, funny, interesting, independent women.
Think romance and whimsy and the dreamiest of dreamlands…peace and tranquility and the beauty of nature. This creative expression, in collaboration with a bridal designer Claire Pettibone, will make you long to drift off into the loveliest of utopias…
[TEAM beauty by Mar using THM Hair Extensions, with Chelsea on assist]
Thought we’d catch you up on Real Bride, Real Wedding, and Bridal Inspo features TEAM’s recently been featured in. Because it’s always a delight to see our work published on such beautiful sites and alongside such extraordinary industry talents.
More to come!
TEAM headed off to New York for Bridal Fashion Week, at the runway and behind-the-scenes ready. Styling hair and makeup for inspiring bridal designers Anne Barge and Justin Alexander was the icing on the cake; a definite New York Moment. And to see our work come to life as it mingles with exquisite and spellbinding artistry is one very key reason why we love doing what we do. Check out some of the highlights from both shows. Betting you’ll agree there’s a whole lot of lovely going on…
Justin Alexander latest features clean cut-outs and abstract beading…including crepe, organza jacquard, buttery satin and Mikado create clean gowns, and unique detailing… The design team experimented with soft construction and illusion bodices with fine detailing to balance comfort and striking appeal.
Anne Barge, the vintage-inspired epitome of classic bridal style with a contemporary twist, gives this Spring collection her take on the picture perfect gown. From Vogue, “Here, she expanded her horizons with low-back dresses, some with whisper-light treatments like reembroidered Alençon lace on tulle, that were easy to imagine at a destination wedding in Portofino or St. Barth’s. Barge’s channeling of the ’60s—Françoise Hardy was on the soundtrack, Bardot bands were in the hair—was a win, whether you are team Bouvier or Hepburn.” See for yourself…
[Anne Barge images via Vogue]
Santa Barbara, California has long been a destination hotspot for all things weddings. We should know… TEAM is headquartered here; having styled a myriad of bridal parties in this magical town nestled between the sunglint ocean and the majestic mountains. So we get that Heather + Peter, with a history of traveling to this neck of the woods for getaways, chose to also make it part of their wedding day story.
From the photographer, as featured on Style Me Pretty…
It didn’t take long after Heather and Peter met to fall in love… They knew they wanted to get married in Santa Barbara (one of their favorite getaway spots) which would also be a wonderful holiday destination for their families traveling from New York and the Mid-West in the late fall. They had originally thought about a vineyard wedding but the moment they walked into El Encanto, they knew it was the place for them. It was the perfect balance of romance and elegance that they wanted for their wedding day.
…that ocean view! Sigh.
See more from this romantic rainy day wedding here!
Photography: Anna Delores Photography Floral Design: Lark Farnum | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Hair & makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup using THM Hair Extensions| Wedding Venue: Belmond El Encanto |
We are beside ourselves with this feature in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings / The Style Issue! It was an honor to do hair and makeup for this gorgeous and joyful multi-cultural wedding; the bride, Hana, in a word…stunning. The couple’s story is one to behold…
It’s not surprising that Olu Ajijola, a cardiologist, and Hana Malek, then a trauma nurse, first met in an intensive care unit. It was 2009, and Olu, newly arrived in Los Angeles from Boston, came to Hana’s ICU to consult on a patient; he quickly found excuses to return to “check on him.” “I thought she was beautiful, and her eyes really struck me,” he recalls. The two had their first date three weeks later and were soon a couple.
Other events at an ER two years later turned out to be just as fateful. Hana had suddenly become ill and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. “Her voice on the phone, scared and sounding poorly, was one of the hardest things I’ve ever listened to,” says Olu. He rushed to see her, and they exchanged a wordless hug. “It felt like an eternity,” says Hana. “We’d known we loved each other, but we hadn’t made the leap to feeling we wanted to end our lives together. That night started us on the path.”
The two wine and nature lovers found the perfect venue in the Vintage Ranch, 200 miles northwest of their home in L.A., with its views of rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards… Few knew that Olu had carried that idea even further, engraving lines from Hana’s electrocardiogram into his ring to have her heartbeat always near.
Photographer: Patrick Moyer
Event Design: Venues Event Design
Floral Design: Oak and the Owl
In this Style Me Pretty feature, we get a peek into a glamorous wedding… with a modern twist… and a touch of magic. The go-to California favorite, Ojai Valley Inn, set the stage for a picture perfect celebration. The bride shares how they incorporated lovely and sentimental details to further enhance its magical outdoorsy theme:
Although we wanted to have our reception indoors to avoid any nighttime noise restrictions, we really wanted the ballroom to incorporate many of the natural elements that make Ojai such a gorgeous place. Our florist, Camille, did an amazing job of coming up with fun ways to do this, from draping greenery from the chandeliers and bringing in large, beautiful olive trees and various shrubbery to frame the dance floor, to using lush, neutral florals with different textures in planters behind our furniture vignettes. Additionally, since we had opted for black tie attire, we wanted to combine a few traditional elements like my mom’s silver platters on our escort table and gold-rimmed glassware, with more organic components such as long wood tables, and small arrangements of fruit on the tables. And our wedding planners were 100% right that having great lighting was key to highlighting these details and completely transformed the room to give it a magical, outdoorsy feel.
Photography: Heather Kincaid | Cinematography: Red Carousel Films | Event Planning: Park & Grove | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Hair + Makeup: MakeupByMar using THM Hair Extensions in color Emma + TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Anne Jones | Lighting: Lighten Up | Band: DeBois Entertainment | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire:The Black Tux | Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Flower Girl Dresses: Olivia Kate Couture | Invitations + Stationery: Papel Paper & Press | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Stage Drapery + Skirting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Wedding Dress + Veil: Ines Di Santo
We at TEAM Hair and Makeup are feeling excited about our hair extensions’ line rebrand reveal. We’ve got a new name for this, our sister-company (THM Hair Extensions) and an exclusive collection of natural beauty inspired California dreamin’ photos (all of the models have been styled using our extensions). And now, we’re happy to be opening up shop sales to the public, as well as to brides! Here’s the scoop…
THM Hair Extensions are an all-in-one, clip-in hair extension. They are easy to use, and completely natural looking. This unique, patent pending hair extension allows you to pull your own hair through the pockets within the extension to blend your natural color with the extension color, creating a perfect match. THM Hair Extensions are the perfect amount hair to enhance your wedding day (or everyday!) hairstyle, whether you have long hair and are in need of volume or short to medium hair in need of length. Have a look…
…Captivating and alluring.
Visit our shop for more on our full line!
Photography: Jose Villa
Beauty: Nicole Iyer and Makeup by Mar via TEAM
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