It was so much fun for me to take a trip back 16 years to my experience as a state skills competitor. I was able to to compete with the other vocational schools around the state. I was fortunate enough to travel to the national competition as well. These skills allowed me to become a confident girl entering the workforce. A skill I am sure I would have never gotten if it were not for my amazing teachers and parents that pushed me along.
Every year this competition continues and for the last 2 years I have been honored to judge. It is great fun, and also complete torture to judge these meek and timid high school girls. They are under pressure and view me as a big bad judge, All I really want to do is help them and give them tips. I enjoy watching them create and even when they are unsure I can see the wheels turning. Thes ladies are given maiuins which they have full freadom to cratee a foraml style with, and they are creative. Then they create two different haircuts and styles followed by the dreaded written tests! The top designer will them compete at the national level! Good luck to them all!
This is one of the reasons I have passion for this job. The art of creation and having a vision and being able to follow it through.
I will tell you the other reason I feel so strongly about these competitions is that “vocations” or skills are never going to go away. People will all ways need their hair cut or a plumber to fix their heat! I will tell you that even today, guidance councilors still look down at these programs. I really wish everyone could see the amount of potential and skill that these teenagers have. Embrace these passions and allow them a future that college may never give them.
this is a photo of me 17 years ago at my competition!
this is such a great blog post about the look good feel better program that I do at the seacoast cancer center in Dover, NH I don’t even have to do any more writing, please read this! It is great
While I love weddings and Cape Cod, what better that combining the two. The two women share children and a great love for each other. It shows in their gorgeous wedding and photos to capture it all. Meredith has amazing naturally curly hair and wanted to use it. So we created a natural up do that lasted the night and allowed her to look like her! Check out these images, they are just amazing!
Photography by Leah Haydock Photography and event design by Hopple Popple
What a gorgeous wedding, featured in Maine magazine wedding edition. Jesse and Courtney had an amazing wedding and I has so much fun sharing in their day.
check out their images,
You may have noticed something fun in these images, no it was not all the pretty ladies, friends from high school, it was the lovely and friendly actress, Ms. Olvia Wild!!!!!!! Yes that IS her!
Photography by David Murray wedding and the women who did it all, Kate martin of Beautiful days!
Also featured in this magazine is a photo shoot “preppy wedding! http://themainemag.com/weddings/wedding-features/2098-inspiration-classic-maine-made-modern.html”
images by Genve Hoffman
So excited to see 2 photo shoots that I participated in featured in these spring issue of seacoast wedding magazine.
To view the online magazine, http://seacoastbride.com/features/online-print-editions/seacoast-weddings-online-2013.html
Hair that moves is featured on pages, 84,85 86,87 90,91 and in an add on 114
These were fun photo shoots, with two different themes. The gundalow shoot( pages 84-87) was nautical and I created a nautical knot in the first models hair, which of course you can see in this photo. The other blonde bride was a “typical” seacoast textured soft bridal updo.
The other feature ( pages 90,91) was a classic romantic style. I created a “Kate Middleton” inspired clean grand updo to create this look. Adorned with a fabulous hair piece.
What a gorgeous wedding, on the shores of Squam lake and on the great family campground of Rockywald Deephaven in Holderness, New Hampshire. This bride and her husband traveled all the way from South Africa to marry here. I was not able to see the wedding but the details I got to to see while they were getting ready were special. I hope you enjoy the gorgeous photos of this couple.
The makeup and hair design for this wedding was natural beauty, something to allow these gals to look like themselves but nicer, I think joya beauty and I did a great job doing that!
Photos courtesy of Ned Jackson photography, event design by Kate Parker designs
wow- such a honor to have one of the brides I am working with featured on such a great blog today! The best part is- we have not even gotten to her wedding yet, these are just engagement photos! I just imagine her wedding photos!!!
If you are having your engagement photos done with your wedding photographer- I strongly recommend having your hair and makeup done! just look at the results
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I was introduced to this company a few weeks ago as my bride was getting her accessories on. She told me that her friend has started this company and i thought it was genius as I hear so many brides struggle with hair accessories alone. I thought I would share some of the companies info and some photos- please check it out
Happily Ever BorroWED is the premiere online wedding shop that rents designer bridal accessories worldwide at a fraction of the retail price!
Partnering with designers such as Enchanted Atelier & Justine M. Couture, we’ve curated a special collection of veils, tiaras, headpieces and jewelry to “frost yourself” on your special day. Any minor damages are covered (please, no red velvet cake fights) and after you’re done, just ship it back to us and we’ll clean and preserve it for the next savvy bride!
We want to be your “something borrowed”, and we want that “something borrowed” to be something utterly fabulous! It is our mission to give you your dream bridal accoutrements without subjecting you to unrealistic price tags and an unnecessary lifetime possession of sparkly baubles. We believe the most important attire you ever wear should not be controlled by financial limitations or left to serve an unfortunate sentence in the back of your dusty closet. It should be extracted from your passions and fulfill your desire for exclusivity. Your wedding day is a moment of awe, and we believe in maximizing such a moment. In order to compliment and maximize your entire look, we believe in the enhancements of amazing accessories. Imagine having the cathedral length veil of your dreams, or a crystal tiara that would make Kate Middleton green with envy, at a fraction of the cost!
Some brides just need a few more options…for that reason we created the ‘Send Before You Spend‘ Box! You can bring these items with you to your fitting, your bridal appointments, or just to try on in your home. Choose up to 3 items to try on with your dress. The price of the box is a flat $50. If you choose to use these items on your wedding day, that $50 will be deducted from your rental!
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Hair that moves, with Adam Peterson
I had such a fun opportunity to work on set for Adam Peterson, the star of man vs. food and his newest series of AP best sandwich in America. I believe this is when fans of the restaurant write in and nominate their favorite sandwich. This happened to feature Jumping Jays fish Cafe in Portsmouth NH. I hung out there all day, and the weight staff was so nice to me!
watching the monitor during taping
So anyway, I was hired to do Adams makeup. you may be laughing but, with HD tv now you need to look the best you can. So I helped him to look fresh, even while standing by the hot ovens for over an hour!
the makeup trailer
I am not sure of the date that this episode will air, but I will update this blog when I do,
whew hhhooo. a blog picked up our amazing wedding shoot.