Summer Wedding Make-Up and Hair Styles With Fox 5

Last week, our wonderful co-founders, Tracey and Amanda, paid a visit to Holly Morris at WTTG – Fox 5 to share some make-up and hair trends for summer on the Good Day DC morning show. They were accompanied by three beautiful brides, Briana, Courtney and Mary, who jumped at the opportunity to wear their wedding dresses once again, helping to showcase each of their individual wedding looks.

In the segment they Tracey and Amanda discussed the importance of styling each bride individually, to create a look that is timeless and matches their personality.

“We don’t look at what’s trending, we look at the bride… It just depends on what they want, ” said Tracey, who along with Amanda bring over 35 years of combined experience working with brides in the industry.

Many thanks to Holly and her fabulous team at Fox 5 for having us, and of course to our lovely brides for strutting their stuff!

StyleMeBar has already booked 110 weddings this year and we are continuing to take appointments for wedding phone consultations, so head to our website to fill one out today to set up a time to discuss a style for your special day.

Check out the video of the segment on the Fox 5 website, and scroll through our photo gallery for some special behind-the-scenes pictures from the morning’s shoot!

xoxo,
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-SMB- and Austin-Weston Stylist & Blogger Event

In keeping with our efforts to provide top-of-the line beauty services, -StyleMeBar- joined up with our friends at Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery for a special event to showcase both companies’ services helping clients look and feel their very best. Much like -StyleMeBar-, Austin-Weston has developed a reputation for exceptional quality, and as the DC region’s largest plastic surgery practice devoted purely to cosmetic surgery, they were recently voted ‘Best of’ DC, Virginia, and Northern VA in 2017.

Several -StyleMeBar- artists joined special guests and local bloggers for the event located at Austin-Weston’s offices located in Reston, VA. The evening kicked off with a presentation by Joe Garcia, President/COO of -StyleMeBar- who discussed our on-demand hair and make-up offerings and an overview of the company, in addition to an extensive overview of botox, fillers, fat-melting injectables, and lasers from Dr. Christopher Knotts.

Members of the Austin-Weston team were on hand to administer botox injections for everyone in attendance, while Tracey and Amanda were available to do post-injection make-up touch-ups. The festivities included with a delightful champagne toast, and a wonderful time was had by all. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Austin-Weston as part of our commitment to being at the forefront of style on-demand in the DMV.

Read more about the event from some of our blogger friends at Blonde in the District and Honestly Though!

To learn more about Austin-Weston, visit their website and check out their Facebook page (with more photos from the event!)

xoxo,
-StyleMeBar-

-StyleMeBar- Meets Brides-To-Be At Herrington On The Bay

This spring the -StyleMeBar- team set up shop at the historic Herrington On The Bay resort situated on the Chesapeake Bay waterfront in North Beach, Maryland. As a preferred hair and makeup vendor at the breath-taking resort, -StyleMeBar- spent the day’s festivities meeting with brides (and grooms)-to-be as they prepared for their special day.

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For over 20 years, Herrington On The Bay has served as Maryland’s only Eco-Lifestyle Event Design and Catering Service. The scenic grounds include  expansive sandy beaches, intimate Bridal Lawns, and a new, mile-long Eco-Walk Trail that serve as the perfect backdrop for memories that will last a lifetime!

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We were so fortunate to have wonderful blue skies and a delightful bay breeze which made the day that much more wonderful. Take a look at some of our photos from the afternoon’s festivities and if you are considering making plans for a special celebration of your own visit our Wedding Wire page, fill out a wedding consultation on our website, and check out Herrington On The Bay’s wedding accommodations and tell them that -StyleMeBar- sent you!

xoxo,
-StyleMeBar-

 

 

Preparing For Your Hair & Makeup Trial

Preparing for your wedding hair and makeup trial raises a lot of questions. We thought it would be helpful to answer the most frequently asked questions and give you a few suggestions as well! 
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Hair & Makeup by Samantha & Tracy. Photo: Kristen Gardner Photography
General Trial Tips:
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.
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Hair & Makeup by Susana & Crystal. Photo: Annamarie Akins Photography
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!
xoxo,
-StyleMeBar-

Unveiled 2017

Last weekend we were thrilled to be part of Washingtonian Bride & Groom‘s Unveiled bridal showcase at The Fairmont Washington DC. This event is fantastic year after year, and this year was no different.

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We enjoyed meeting so many new brides, wedding planners & vendors. A special thank you to Philippa Tarrant Floral Design for the amazing flowers! (Philippa Tarrant)

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Thank you to our team, Jeff & Natalie for their gorgeous work and our model and beautiful bride Katie!

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We look forward to connecting with all the brides we met, and look forward to styling you on your big day! Please visit our website or app to book a bridal consultation call and find out more about our wedding services.

 

xoxo,

-StyleMeBar-

Happy Holidays from -StyleMeBar-

Share -StyleMeBar- with your special someone this holiday!

Happy Holidays from the -StyleMeBar- team!

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A heartfelt thank you from our entire team for your continued loyalty and support.

Holiday parties are in full force so be sure to book an appointment for the perfect festive look. Our artists are known to be the best in the DMV and are ready to style you for every occasion.

Need a gift idea?

Blank red gift card with silver ribbons and bow isolated on white background.

-StyleMeBar- gift card is perfect for everyone on your list. You can purchase them on our website and mobile app. Purchase for a service or a specific dollar amount using PayPal or credit card. Email or print your gift and have the recipient call to book their appointment with us.
Give the gift of beauty this year to your friends, family and coworkers.

We hope you have a wonderful, jolly season!

We look forward to styling you for your holiday events and into the new year!

xoxo,

-StyleMeBar-

Fall Newsletter

It’s fall in the DMV but -StyleMeBar- is staying hot…

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Fall is in the air!

The -StyleMeBar- team couldn’t be more excited – we love all that autumn in DC has to offer: the pumpkin patches, wineries, the leaves changing and all those crisp days and nights. We had a very busy summer and are ready for the change in season! We have some exciting things happening and thrilled to share them with you! Grab a pumpkin spice latte or that hot apple cider while we share what’s been happening…

Weddings, weddings, weddings…
Oh and more weddings!

If you didn’t know, -StyleMeBar- LOVES a good wedding.
As we enter October we have over 150 weddings completed and still upcoming in 2016.
But we still have room for you!

We are still taking bookings and are well on our way to booking 2017, too. Our talented, vetted artists always make sure the brides’ day is special and they create the perfect look for the big day.

Here are a few photos from some of our recent weddings, thanks to all our amazing artists who have had such a great summer wedding season with us.

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

Each week we post a “Tip of the Day” on our social media pages from one of our co-founders. Follow along and stay up to date on the latest hair and makeup trends, our favorite products and how to achieve the professional looks at home too!

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We have started sending you tips and tricks straight from the pros! Each week we are posting a “Tip of the Day” on our social media sites. Follow along to get the most up-to-date hair and makeup trends from our cofounders. This season’s hottest looks, our favorite products and how to get the professional look at home, too!

 

Here are a few recent favorites:

 

Trying to extend your hairstyle for one more day? One of our favorite dry texturizing & volume boosts will do the trick. If you prefer sprays, we ❤️ Oribe‘s Dry Texturizing Spray (comes in a purse size too!) or try Bumble and bumble.‘s Prêt-à-powder for a root boost full of volume.

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Tip of the Day Thursday: Nails!
We are absolutely loving OPI’s Fall/Winter Washington DC Collection! Designed with Kerry Washington they are a great addition to any look. Tell us your favorite shade! 💅🏼

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• Tip of the Day Thursday! •
Have you tried using a setting spray? It’s your last step in make-up application and sets everything for the day.
Our cofounders Amanda & Tracey have been loving the NYX Professional Makeup sprays recently, and the MAC Cosmetics spray is a classic favorite.

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When all else fails…go nude! Nude lips are the perfect finish to any makeup look. One of our favorite combos: all @maccosmetics, Oak lip pencil, Blankety lipstick & cremesheen glass in Boy Bait! Give it a try, you’ll be kissably nude all day!

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We’ll keep these tips coming. Be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to get them each Thursday!

 

xoxo,

-StyleMeBar-

Back to School with Fox 5 DC

This week -StyleMeBar- hit the set of Good Day DC on Fox 5 DC again! This time our cofounder Amanda and master artist Jeff were with Holly Morris talking about easy back to school looks for teens!

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These looks are great because they’re all easy for both moms and younger girls to do quickly, while still looking fresh and ready for the school day! We had a great time on set with these sweet gals! Thank you to our models, Sophia, Izzie & Zenobia!

 

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Watch the full segment here: https://youtu.be/Ud1qruzTqLU

xoxo,

-StyleMeBar-

A Day in NYC with Barbara Walters & Donna Rice Hughes

Our cofounder/CEO Tracey recently spent the day in New York City on set with Donna Rice Hughes and the legendary Barbara Walters.

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Tracey did Donna’s hair and make-up for the interview, which will be airing in October. Tracey always loves her time with Donna Rice Hughes, and this trip was an extra treat to be able to meet Ms. Walters.

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The interview took place at Shop Studios, what a cool set!

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Until next time, NYC!

xoxo,

-StyleMeBar-