5 05, 2011

Deanna & Soren Real Wedding at Canary Hotel

By |2011-05-05T10:20:30-06:00May 5th, 2011|Real Wedding|

Here are a few shots from Deanna & Soren’s beautiful Santa Barbara wedding at the Canary Hotel. Enjoy!

Ceremony: Santa Barbara Courthouse
Reception Location: The Canary Hotel
Photographer: Cameron Ingalls, Alex Creswell
Bakery: Montecito Confections
Floral Design: Louloudi Design
Hair & Makeup: T.E.A.M Hair & Make-up
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Ceremony Music: Michael Guten, michaelgutin@hotmail.com
Reception Music: Vroomz
Officiant: Santa Barbara Classic Wedding, Patrice Handley

30 03, 2011

Ashley & Mike Real Wedding

By |2011-03-30T08:00:54-06:00March 30th, 2011|Real Wedding|

I just loved working with Ashley, such a sweet girl! For Ashley’s hair we incorporated a few hair extensions for volume and gave her a little height for a 60’s inspired doo. It was important to her to have bounce in her hair and not too much product. Being our extensions are treated prior to placing in our brides hair, the wave or curl tends to stay for hours and hours. Ashleys hair stayed in a loose curl and with just a spritz of anti-humidfying hair spray. With Ashley’s makeup it was important to her that her eyes really popped! I swept a sheer champagne across her lid and added a warm brown on the outer corners for depth. The finishing touch was individual lashes on the corners in different lengths for a little drama and viola! A beautiful bride!”

Planner: Jill La Fleur

Photography: Jose Villa

Location: Foley Winery

29 03, 2011

Prim & Kris Real Wedding

By |2011-03-29T07:27:32-06:00March 29th, 2011|Real Wedding|

It’s all about the skin! Prim had such beautiful skin I wanted to be sure her look was very fresh and clean looking. Her photographer was Jose Villa and being that he shoots film, I wanted Prim to look natural with touches of color on the lips, cheek and eyes. The ole’ myth “You have to wear more makeup for photos” is so 80’s! With a talented photographer who has mastered his lighting, how you look in person is how you will look in your photos. I used a creme blush in a light pink for a natural glow on her cheeks and I used a muted apricot stain on her lips for just enough color to bring out her natural pigment. With Prim’s hair she asked for a loose curl, I gave her just that and went throughout her hair with a smaller curls for a bouncy textured look. Overall Prim was a beautiful bride who screams natural beauty.

Planner: Jill La Fleur

Photographer: Jose Villa

Video: Joel Serrato

Location: Bacara Resort

1 10, 2010

Celebrity Wedding at the Bacara Resort and Spa

By |2010-10-01T21:14:48-06:00October 1st, 2010|Featured, Real Wedding|

We had the best time doing hair and makeup for Casandra Estevez, Charlie Sheen’s oldest daughter, and her bridal party last weekend at the Bacara Resort and Spa!
Check out the People Magazine post below to read more!

Photos by Elizabeth Messina

Cassandra Estevez and Casey Huffman

Charlie Sheen Has A New Role: Father Of The Bride. The Two and a Half Men star beamed and snapped photos as his daughter, Cassandra Estevez, exchanged vows with childhood sweetheart Casey Huffman at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort and Spa on Sept. 25. “He was clearly very proud of her,” says wedding planner Jill La Fleur of La Fleur Weddings & Events, who created the lavish day inspired by a mix of nature and old Hollywood glamour. “He had a big smile on his face.” The bride, 25, who met Huffman in junior high, walked down the aisle with her dad to the tune of “Flightless Bird” from the Twilightsoundtrack, carrying a bouquet of roses and calla lilies. The couple said their non-denominational vows under a four-post altar made of birch branches and decorated with white organza, florals and crystals.

Proud Dad Charlie Sheen Walks Daughter Down the Aisle| Weddings, Charlie Sheenphotos by Elizabeth Messina

Family photo, including Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez

After the ceremony, the 165 guests, including Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, gathered for a reception in the hotel’s Rotunda Room. The decor included butterflies hanging from the ceiling, mercury glass votives and deep red roses for centerpieces. The newlyweds performed their first dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.”
During the five-course meal, which included filet and shrimp, Sheen toasted his daughter and new son-in-law. “He told her how happy he was for her,” says La Fleur, “and then he teased the groom and made everyone laugh.”


Here’s a few more pics from Cassandra’s Wedding from Elizabeth Messina’s blog Kiss The Groom

the entire celebration was beautifully designed by jill la fleur….it was a truly lovely day….cassandra is the eldest daughter of charlie sheen….he was so sweet & doting, he even kneeled down during the ceremony to film the lovely couple saying their vows….the entire day was full of love & tenderness.

there is nothing quite like marrying the love of your life…xoxo

26 07, 2010

Wow for Brows!

By |2010-07-26T07:00:56-06:00July 26th, 2010|Makeup Tips|

Wow for Brows! When I’m doing a clients makeup, I always start with the brows. I always ask the client, “Do you ever fill in your brows?” 90% of the clients say, “no,” and gives me a look like she’d scared I’m going to make her look like Groucho Mark. But after the full makeup is done, she always thinks her brows look fabulous!

Since the brows essentially frame the eye area, it is critical to pay attention to your brows. Especially when women become older, the brows tend to thin out, and become lighter in pigment. I always tell my clients about 50 years of age or more that the simplest and fastest way to take 10 years off your face is by filling-in your brows.

Jose Villa Mexico Workshop

That said, there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to brows.


-Go to a professional to have your brows shaped, if you have not had them shaped before

-Bring in a photo of a model or celebrity whose brow shape you like when going to a professional

-Consider having your brows tinted to match your natural hair color

-Use a matte powder like Smashbox Brow Tech, in a color that is one shade lighter than your hair color, to fill in the brow area in the most natural way possible, using an angled brush to apply the powder

-If tweezing at home, only tweeze below the brows and not above. Feel free to tweeze any hairs in the middle (a.k.a. the “uni-brow”)

-Do use a brow wax to tame the brows (apply with the same brush you would use to apply the powder). Again, Smashbox has a great product called Brow Tech that has both the brow powder and the brow wax.


-Do not “over-pluck” the brows because they rarely grow back.

-Do not let professionals talk you into the following: shaping them too thin, cutting your brows (unless they are really long).. and if you’re unsure, DON’T TRY IT AT HOME!!

-Do not use a pencil to fill-in the brows. Brow pencils are oil-based, and leave too dark of a line. You don’t want the brow to look like a line. It should be a subtle “filling in” of the brow area. That is why matte powders are best for filling in the color!

23 07, 2010

TEAM Celebrates Eleven Years of Gorgeous Brides!

By |2010-07-23T05:42:47-06:00July 23rd, 2010|Featured|

Eleven years ago, Mar Romero took a lifelong dream, and a chance, using her artistic talent to launch T.E.A.M. Hair and Makeup. Moving back in with Mom and Dad and pooling all of her resources to go after her vision, Mar created what we know now as the most highly revered, Santa Barbara-based on-location styling company for weddings throughout the United States.

Mar Romero, a fourth-generation Latina with Mexican parents, was raised in San Diego, with dreams even as a little girl of becoming a stylist. A completely self-taught artist of her own design, Mar’s art form goes above and beyond perfection. Her vision for each individual bride is one of true talent and ability. Perseverance and dedication has taken her from being a young and confident entrepreneur, to a master of her trade.

In ten years, Mar and her “T.E.A.M.” have worked with thousands of brides throughout Santa Barbara, San Diego, Los Angeles and beyond, to Mexico, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, just to name a few locations outside of Southern California. TEAM’s outstanding reputation only increases each season, being “The Source” for wedding styling throughout Southern California.

“For me, the most important aspect of working with a bride is to make her feel as confident as possible. Every woman is beautiful on her wedding day, and for me, as a stylist, confidence is the purest form of beauty. So, if the bride feels the most confident about herself, her beauty will reflect how she feels inside”, states Mar Romero, reflecting on her ten years of being a wedding stylist.

When a bride books with T.E.A.M., she gets the royal treatment with a 2-hour trial, where the bride can choose from either airbrush or traditional makeup, merging her ideas with Mar’s expertise. Mar and her team come to the location where the bridal party will get ready, and create stunningly timeless looks that are in line with the bride and bridal party’s vision for the wedding.

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