StyleMeBar Spring 2018 Newsletter

Happy Spring StyleMeBar Friends!


Things are in full bloom this season with our team. We have been around the DMV meeting both new and regular clients and prepping for the wedding season.

Headshots
In early March we held another “Weekend of Headshots” with New York City photographer Barry Morgenstein in McLean, Virginia. Barry visits a few times a year to provide the D.C. area with his headshot expertise. Every headshot session comes with hair and makeup by us so you’re sure to have your best face in front of the camera.

Barry and his team are scheduled to be back this summer, on July 21-22, so book now because these spots fill up quickly. If you haven’t considered headshots in the past, this is the perfect weekend. Whether you’re a business owner, realtor, model, actor, blogger or need a good resume opener, Barry makes you feel at ease and guarantees wonderful shots, regardless of your profession.

Bridal Shows
Recently we attended the Eastern Shore Bridal Show at Silver Swan on the Bay. We are proud to announce that we are a preferred vendor at this beautiful five-star venue.

StyleMeBar’s Amanda and Cristine did hair and makeup for the models and we also had a booth. It was so fun meeting new friends in the wedding industry and brides-to-be!

Speaking of bridal shows, we will also be at the April 8th bridal show at Herrington on the Bay. We have done several weddings at this venue in the recent years and just love it. The landscape is gorgeous, and the people are so friendly, we are honored to be preferred vendors at Herrington. Come visit our booth on April 8, you won’t want to miss it!

The wedding of Julie Davis Sean Cunningham at Herrington on the Bay on September 29, 2017. Photo Courtesy of: George Street Photo

You Asked, We’re Delivering
Many of you have inquired about hair and makeup lessons, and it’s officially happening! Tracey and Amanda are proud to be offering lessons to clients. This service is not yet available on our app or website, but we would love to chat with you and schedule personally. Please email contactus@stylemebar.co to schedule a hair and/or makeup lesson in the comfort of your own home, we can help you clean up your makeup bag, update your look for spring, fine-tune your blowout and many more tricks we have up our sleeves!

If you’re interested in joining our team, we are looking for qualified hairstylists and makeup artists to join the fun. Visit https://stylemebar.co/careers to learn more information and fill out the initial forms. Don’t forget to rate us, we always love to hear your feedback! Please review our work on Wedding Wire and Facebook!

Tip of the Day Thursday
Don’t forget to watch for our Tip of the Day Thursday posts. We bring you our favorite products and trends each week on social media.

Stay informed, download the StyleMeBar app, and follow us on social media @stylemebar!

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The excellence we strive for each and everyday is well written in this review! Thank you to our lovely June 2018 Bride!!

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I am a bride getting married in June and there aren’t enough great things I can say about Style Me Bar. They’re flexible, responsive, understanding, and you can tell they love what they do because they truly make you feel like you’re top priority. Before finding Tracey and Amanda at Style Me Bar I had a makeup trial elsewhere that left me incredibly disappointed.

Previous Trial Elsewhere:
I was told it wouldn’t be a full trial meaning that they don’t do everything they would day of (they use less hair and makeup products at the trial). I showed inspo photos of hair and makeup and asked for a champagne and pink smokey eye. What I was given was a VERY heavy and dark eye with browns and nudes. Also, I wound up using my own blush and lipgloss that I had in my makeup bag. For my hair, I wanted long soft curls with volume on top and what I got was flat hair with curly ends. I had spent hundreds of dollars on a trial that wasn’t at all what I wanted.
After some tears and frustration I searched for someone new and that’s when I found Tracey!

Style Me Bar
I fell in love with Tracey immediately! She assured me that their trials are FULL trials and a true example of what to expect day of. Due to my schedule, I wouldn’t be able to have a trial anytime soon but was so impressed with Tracey’s confidence, experience and overall vibe that I actually booked SMB for hair and makeup for myself, my bridal party and the moms without having a trial first. That was huge because I ‘m a control freak and not one to take chances but Tracey made me feel so comfortable and like such a priority from the start that I couldn’t pass her and Amanda up. Well I just had my trial with Tracey and Amanda and not only were they fun to work with but they totally nailed the look I wanted for myself and my bridal party! The look they gave me was a fresh, naturally glam and beautiful version of myself! My bridesmaids loved the photos I sent them of my final look that they were showing it off to their friends and family. Not only am I relieved, but SO excited to work with them! I just know that come my wedding day, I am going to look as happy and beautiful as I feel!
Save yourself time, money, and frustration and book Style Me Bar from the start! You’ll be so thankful you did!

Bridal Checklist For A Stress-Free Wedding Day

Happy Wedding Week! You have planned for so long and the big day is finally here. We have provided you with this checklist to answer all your questions about getting ready the day of. As always, feel free to reach out with any additional questions. We are looking forward to spending part of your special day with you!

○  Don’t forget your button up shirt or your robe! You definitely don’t want to pull a shirt over your perfect hairdo!

○  Be sure to have a final headcount so your artist(s) can plan the timing accordingly. We’ll make sure to set this up for you, the day does go by quickly and we want to be sure you are on schedule.

○  Hair should be clean and dry and ready for the hairstylists, even if you are wearing your hair down or with curls it should be clean and dry. If the hair is short it can be damp if all it requires is a blow dry.

○  Your face should also be clean and moisturized. Please let your artist know of any allergies.

○  Pictures of what you are looking for are great. Understand your artist is there to make professional recommendations and wants to ensure you look your best.

○  Relax and let us take care of making you look and feel your best on your special day. Don’t worry, everyone will have a little touch up before you head out the door!

Lastly, have a wonderful wedding!

NYC’s top headshot photographer Barry Morgenstein is returning to the DC/VA/MD area once again for a weekend of headshots! Saturday and Sunday March 10th and 11th!

Barry is teaming up with DC’s top hair & makeup team Style Me Bar. This is our Sixth year and we sell out every time! We specialize in Actors, news anchors, TV personalities, Politicians, Doctors, attorneys, tv hosts, corporate etc…

See Barrys reviews at: http://barrymorgenstein.com/testimonials/
and his work at www.barrymorgenstein.com

This amazing deal includes two looks ( two outfit changes) approximately 150 images. Hair & Makeup , all for one low price of $425.00! Leave with a DVD with all Hi Res images!  If you want to book call 212 647-1288 or email bmorgensteinphoto@gmail.com.

-StyleMeBar- Chosen WEDDINGWIRE’s Couple’s Choice Award for 2018

 

About the Couples’ Choice Awards®

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from more than a million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2017, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

 

Brides to be – How to Prepare for your Hair & Make-Up Trial. Your questions answered!

Preparing for your wedding hair and makeup trial raises a lot of questions. We thought we’d answer the most frequently asked questions and give you a few suggestions as well!
General Trial Tips from -StyleMeBar-:
We always suggest you wear white or off-white (or the color of your dress if you’re wearing a colored dress!). This way you’ll get a better idea of your skin tone and colors used on the big day. We suggest you have any jewelry, veils or head pieces with you for your trial so we can get your look as precise as possible. Lastly, it always helps if we have a few pictures of your dress! Let us know what your dress looks like (with or without you in it) so we can get a feel for your overall wedding style, neckline, etc. and suggest what will work best for you on your big day.
Preparing for your -StyleMeBar- Hair Trial:
We ask for dry, styled hair. It doesn’t matter if it was recently washed, but we want to see your hair as it is styled on a daily basis. Tell us a little bit about the texture of your hair and what you have in mind for your wedding ‘do. Pictures are a great way to show us what you like. Be sure to consider the weather and setting of your wedding: if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, you may want to consider an updo to stay cool. If you have fine or short hair, we can always explore the option of adding clip-in extensions too.
Preparing for your -StyleMeBar- Makeup Trial:
Be sure to have a clean, recently washed face with your daily moisturizer on. Let us know what type of look you’re going for and have photos of makeup styles you love. Keep in mind, not everyone has the same eye or face shape, so certain looks will look better on some than others; allow us to help you create the best look for you – the trial is designed to make this YOUR personal wedding look. We also want to see a picture or two of your daily makeup style – this helps us find the right look for you. Be sure to tell your artist if you have any skin allergies.
Remember this is a trial run. We are here to help you find the perfect look for your wedding day, to make you feel like a princess on the big day. Changes like lip color or a little more volume in your hair are easy things to change the day of your wedding. We love trial runs because it’s a great way for brides to get to know their day-of stylists. It ensures comfort and confidence between the bride and stylist so the wedding day is cool, calm and perfect. -StyleMeBar- is here to pamper you!

 

StyleMeBar Booking Process – How it Works!

A Letter to our Clients

All our artists are fully vetted and work for us only if they meet the highest standards. They are licensed professionals and we hire only the best. Our mobile application is available for download for both iOS and Android devices.

If you are looking to book an appointment with us, this is how it works:

We book appointments at the top of every hour starting at 5am and last appointment at 7pm. If you were to book with us for 2 appointments to be done at the same location by the same artist, that artist would be available every other hour. So, for example, you could book an artist at 4pm, the again at 6pm and get that same artist. We allow 2-hour windows between bookings so that our artists can have an adequate amount of time to complete the service and travel to their next appointment. In this case, the artist that you booked would arrive at 3:45pm to set up and be ready to do both appointments consecutively at that location.   If your appointment is set to start at 4pm, our artist would be done with you both between 6pm and 6:30pm latest.  For color and treatments, we allow a 3-hour window to complete the appointment.

Our technology allows for you to book appointments with a specific stylist up to 60 days in advance.  Our artists can schedule their availability forward up to two months. Our technology automatically selects an artist based on your needs and location.  You have the option to select a preferred artist when booking your appointment.
Finally, not all our artists do both hair and makeup, rather some only do one service or the other. If you try booking a blowout and makeup combo for example, and you don’t get an available artist, you can book a blowout first, then a makeup separately. This would send you 2 individual artists to your location. As an example, you can book them both at 4pm or you could choose to book makeup at 4pm and then hair at 5pm, however if you need two separate artists to provide different services (i.e. one for hair and one for makeup) you can have them both come to the same location to start at the same time as well. The artists that you select would be in touch with you prior to your appointment. They can share their Instagram or images of their work directly with you in order to give you a better idea of their particular style. Our cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to the appointment start time for a full refund.
Please remember to verify your e-mail address during the registration process in order to properly create your account. Our office hours are 9pm to 6pm, 7 days a week. We can be reached at 703-853-7072 or via e-mail at contactus@stylemebar.co.