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Do you remember your high school prom?  The movies love to immortalize this event as a teenage right of passage.  For some, prom was a forgettable awkward dance but for a lucky few prom was the night they met their future husbands.  Now that is a Hollywood story I can curl up on the couch to cry to. So what better way to tell Lauren’s pivotal prom moment than a poorly written screenplay haha.  Humor me, this is my first and maybe my only attempt!

INT. LA FITNESS GYM – DAY (Lauren, Kamran)

We pan across the gym as Kamran throws down the barbell with a loud thud.  Lauren, upon hearing the thud over her music, stops the treadmill, removes her headphones and looks for the person making the scene.  

LAUREN

(to herself)

Why are guys so loud at the gym?  

Their neon shirt and shoes aren’t loud enough!

Oh, it’s Kamran.  Act natural.

Kamran looks across the gym to see if anyone was watching.  He catches Lauren’s gaze by surprise and casually approaches her treadmill.

KAMRAN

Hey Lauren.  What’s up? Didn’t know you worked out here.  

LAUREN

(flirty awkward pause)

Haha what’s that supposed to mean.

KAMRAN

(embarrassed)

Oh nothing, I mean you look great, like you don’t need to work out.  

Hey, Ashley told me Eric ghosted you for prom.  

Are you still going to go?

LAUREN

Yeah I guess, I mean I don’t know.  You?

KAMRAN

I wasn’t going to go.  But…if you’re still up for it, maybe I could take you.

LAUREN

(blushing)

Um…yeah…I mean yes.  That would be cool.

FADE OUT  

Okay, so full disclosure I might have fictionalized the actual facts of this event but the truth is Lauren actually met her husband, Kamran, at the gym during her senior year of high school.  Her original prom date fell through, Kamran stepped up and the rest is history.    

So now that Lauren is a married woman and successfully survived the wedding process, we asked her to share some sage advice for other future brides.  In her own words:

“If I could give future brides any advice, it would be to just soak up all of the pre wedding time. It is such a special and unique time, where you get to see and spend time with so many loved ones during a bunch of different occasions (engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette, rehearsal and actual wedding.) Many times, all of these people will never all be together in the same place again  and to just really soak up that special time with them! Also… don’t stress yourself out about the tiny details, no one will notice the small things that went wrong! Also… choose Veil of Grace!”

Is it just me or is the last piece of advice the most important!  For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book Your Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!  

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Laura Moll | Venue: Brookview Ranch, Agora Hills, CA

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My client Courtnie has always struggled with thin, short hair.  She has tried for years to grow her hair out but could never seem to get her length past her collar bone.  When she came in for her consultation we went over all the options we could do for her.  We both agreed that it would be best to ease into having length since it was her first time wearing sewn in wefts.  She also wanted a look that was natural for her.

Her hair density was good, which made her a candidate for the NBR hair extensions.  I really wanted to focus on filling in the really short pieces and gaps around her face.  I decided that two rows was best due to blend her short layers.  My assistant and I refreshed her color with a full head of baby lights to brighten her up and cut out any brass she had in her hair.  Her hair extensions were then cut, custom colored and styled to be about 16″ in length.

Are you tired of waiting for your hair to grow? Why wait when you could have the hair you always wanted in less than 4 hours.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha, Veil Of Grace salon owner and certified NBR hair extension specialist, can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

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How many of you are married to a high school classmate?  I can’t imagine it is that many of you! Speaking for myself, I feel I have changed so much from my high school years.  It was hard enough for me to live those changes, much less to try and bring someone else along for the ride. Thank god I met my husband in my mid-twenties haha.  


Well I guess it’s love stories like Natalie and Michael, pictured below, that they make movies about.  I can see the scene now, “Teenage classmates accidentally bump into each other at the bar, suddenly a wave a nostalgia washes over them, what was once nothing more than a high school friendship instantly becomes something more.”  That chance encounter led to a nine year love story! The latest chapter beginning with a very romantically awkward proposal haha. I’ll let Natalie share how Michael surprised her with the big question.


“The proposal was the sweetest. I had just started my maternity leave & needed a day to just relax so we decided to drive up to Ventura beach to just have a chill day. We got ice cream & sat on the beach. I noticed him acting a little awkward the whole day. While we were chatting about where we were going to go have dinner he stood up pretending to stretch & began to kneel down on his knee..I quickly grabbed him & yanked him down knowing instantly what he was about to do..I was so shocked that I reacted so quickly not even noticing I pulled him down to the ground! He asked & I sobbingly blurted out a yes & it’s about time! We cried together & held each other with so much love & joy.”


How sweet is that!  I just love how proposal stories are so unique to each couple.  I can’t wait to meet you and hear your proposal story at your bridal makeup and hair trial.  For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book Your Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Nicole DeAnda | Coordinator: Willow & Tala | Venue: Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, CA

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Aubrianne contacted me after seeing a few of my client’s NBR transformations on social media. With a little bit more research on the technique, she was ready to book! After a 15 minute phone consultation, her future appointment was booked on my schedule and she was on her way to having the hair of her dreams.

After her initial consultation we decided to move her hair color in the direction of a more “lived-in” color. This allowed for a more natural regrowth but still kept her blonde color really bright. In order to achieve the thickness she desired, two rows of 18″ extensions were installed.  I cut a few inches off the the length to something that was a bit more manageable and comfortable for her!

Aubrianne has had long hair before, but never long and thick hair. The two rows gave her the hair she always wanted! We were so happy with the end results, and I am looking forward to seeing her in 8 weeks for her move up appointment.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha, Veil Of Grace salon owner and certified NBR hair extension specialist, can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

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It’s not that often that your bride gets published in a bridal magazine!  I’ll never forget the first time one of our brides was published.  No lie, I bought like 10 copies of the magazine haha.  There is just something so special about seeing your work in print.  I wish every Veil Of Grace Bride was published because each one deserves it!

So, instead of me badly plagiarizing the Pacific Weddings Magazine article, here it is below!

“Today’s featured wedding merges California ease with vintage Hollywood glam. The airy, vibrant images captured by Luna De Mare Photography have us yearning for sunshine and a glass of champagne. The Beverly Hills Hotel is famous for its iconic history on Sunset Boulevard. The lush grounds served as a fantastic location for Ashley and Eddie’s luxurious modern wedding.”

For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book Your Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Luna De Mar | Coordinator: Chloe + Mint | Venue: Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

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Pacific Weddings

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My recent client Nicole took the time to  give you the most comprehensive guide to Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions I have ever seen.  No stranger to reviewing products on her blog, www.nicole-kelly.com, Kelly answers all the questions she has received since transforming her hair with NBR.  Check out what she had to say below.

What are NBR Extensions?
NBR stands for Natural Beaded Rows. Directly from the NBR website “The hair extensions are placed in rows in the hair by creating a “track” with an exclusive bead and string technique. Wefts are then placed on the track and sewn in.” There is absolutely no glue or heat used in this method so the damage to your natural hair is very minimal. “

What brand are your extensions?
Boyhme. Samantha uses Hand Tied Wefts. What is so great about these wefts are that they are super thin and can lay very flat to the head.

Are your extensions sewn in?
Yes, Hand Tied Wefts are meant to be sewn in. The technique that Samatha uses is called NBR Extensions where the wefts are added to your hair by beading and then hand-tying the wefts to your natural hair.

How much does it cost?
This is dependent on your hair goals and natural hair, how many rows you get, how much hair is used, the color you want, etc. 

Can you workout / pull your hair up with these extensions?
Yes! All NBR clients will receive a take home care guide for their extensions. I pull my hair into a bun, ponytail, braids, etc all of the time! The way they tie them into your natural hair line and smudge the color makes it to where you can’t see the extensions when styling! I’m obsessed with mine in braids!  When styling, they don’t recommend that you pull the hair directly back in the direction that the rows are sewn in, either do a high or low pony tail.

Do they damage your hair?
I think when you do anything unnatural to your hair, it will damage it over time. This is the LEAST damaging technique for hair extensions, and I have seen very little damage to my hair. The key is to take care of your extensions properly. All care details will be in your take home NBR hair care guide. 

What is the upkeep like? Are they hard to wash? How often do you wash?
The upkeep isn’t as bad as I thought it might be! A lot of it depends on how may rows and wefts you have installed. They seemed a bit heavy at first until my head got used to them. It obviously takes way more time to dry them than it does without extensions, but then I only wash my hair once a week! Who doesn’t love a good dry shampoo!? I have found it easiest to let the hair air dry about 80% and then blow-dry and style.

How long does it take to get in and out?
First time clients who are receiving custom color on their own hair, having the extensions colored and installed all in the same day can expect to spend 4 – 5 hours in the salon. If you are just coming back for your bump up appointments (extension re-install only) this can be 1.5 – 2.5 hours.
The removal of the extensions can take as little as 5 minutes.

I hope you enjoyed this comprehensive guide to Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions.  A special thank you to Nicole for taking the time to provide this wonderful information.  If you would like to read more from Nicole, check out her blog at www.nicole-kelly.com.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha, Veil Of Grace salon owner and certified NBR hair extension specialist, can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

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The moniker “Houdini Estate” probably brings to mind the only Houdini anyone knows, the most famous illusionist of all time Harry Houdini!  So was this estate, now host to beautiful weddings and events, really the home of the one and only Houdini? The short answer is no.

While Houdini was friends with the original owner of the estate, he never owned or lived on the main property.  It’s a bummer I know. So, why is the wedding venue called the Houdini Estate anyway? Let’s dive into the history of this historically significant Hollywood Hills estate to find out why.

So here’s the truth, Harry Houdini was friends with the owner of the original property Ralf M. Walker.  During the year 1919, Houdini was in Los Angeles to film two feature films and rented a room in the guesthouse of Mr. Walker.  The guest house, coined the “The Houdini House” by Mr. Walker, was across the street (Laurel Canyon Blvd) from the main estate.

After Harry Houdini’s death, his widow Bessie moved back to the “Houdini House” where she felt closest to the memory of her late husband.  In the summer of 1935, Mrs. Houdini held an extravagant cocktail party for over 500 magicians and their wives in the gardens of Mr. Walker’s main estate.  The party became the talk of the town. To sensationalize the story, the press dubbed Walker’s mansion the “Houdini House.” The misrepresentation carries on to this day.

The original Walker mansion unfortunately burned down in the tragic Laurel Canyon fire of 1959.  What is now called the Houdini Estate is a modern restoration of the original Mediterrian style villa.  The $12 million property has the capacity for a thousand guests across its beautiful gardens. I’m not going to lie, a thousand wedding guests seems like a nightmare haha!  But for those of you with a rolodex worth of family and friends, this is the perfect venue for you.

For more information on booking the Houdini Estate, check out their website!  For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book Your Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party Makeup: Sarah

Wedding Vendors

Photography: The Komans | Venue: The Houdini Estate, Los Angeles, CA

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I had a new hair extension client come into the salon this past week who was wearing an alternative extension method known as “sewn in”.  Unfortunately with this method, the client had a number of problems: damage to the integrity of her natural hair, low quality hair extension product that was falling apart and worst of all the hair extensions did NOT blend into her own hair!  With so many problems, I was shocked when I heard what the client had paid. All stylists know that hair extensions are a serious investment for clients, so it really bothers me when I see such poor service.

To show you what a certified NBR (Natural Beaded Rows) hair extension specialist can do to help you achieve your hair goals, check out the photos below!  As you can see in the photo on the left the “sewn in” client’s hair extension wefts were not secured properly and not custom colored to match the client’s natural hair.

When you compare the “sewn in” client on the left to the NBR client pictured on the right, the difference is clear!  The NBR hair extension wefts are securely attached, with no damage the natural hair, and the custom color blend still looks seamless after nine weeks of growth.

 

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha, Veil Of Grace salon owner and certified NBR hair extension specialist, can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

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As I began to write about this beautiful wedding at the Bel-Air Country Club, I realized I don’t know much about Bel-Air and even less about their exclusive country club.  So humor me for a couple minutes as I share with you five interesting facts about this iconic Los Angeles neighborhood. If the subject of history instantly makes you sleepy, I do apologize, maybe the pictures below of a radiant bride in airbrush makeup and a coifed chignon are more your thing.        

5.  The Bel-Air neighborhood is only 6 square miles.  Which seems pretty small considering Los Angeles is over 500 square miles.     

4.  The community was founded by Alphonso Bell in 1923.  So, I guess we know why it’s called Bel-Air! It seems that rule will never change, the first person to claim something gets to name it.  

3.  Alphonso Bell designed, laid-out and developed the Bel-Air Country Club as well as the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades.  While most clubs of the prohibition era were making money on the sale of illegal liquor, Mr. Bell refused the sale of spirits in his establishments.  A man of high moral character it seems. We all know those are hard to find haha.

2.  Bel-Air is currently the record holder for the most expensive home listing in the United States at a whopping $245 million.  The estate, made famous by the Clampett family of The Beverly Hillbillies, is over 25,000 sq. ft. on ten acres of lush gardens.  Can you imagine how expensive the water bill would be each month?  But who am I kidding, whoever buys this house isn’t worried about the water bill.    

1.  Don’t worry I didn’t leave out the most iconic part of Bel-Air for us 90’s kids, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith.  While the show was set in the Bel-Air neighborhood, Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian’s house was actually located in adjacent neighborhood of Brentwood.  Now there is a piece of trivia you will probably never need.

For more information on Bel-Air, Google it!  For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book Your Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Sarah, Jamie, Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Ashley Burns | Coordination: Krissy Allegra | Venue: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, CA

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If this is your first time, or your 117th time having your hair professionally colored, chances are you don’t properly know how to maintain your color-treated hair.  Don’t worry I’m not trying to be mean, I am here to help you save money! We all know that a salon visit can be an investment, or as our husbands like to say “expensive”; so do yourself a favor and learn how to protect that investment!

Proper maintenance will not only keep your hair color vibrant, as your salon hairstylist intended, but also extend the life of your hair color.  Below I have outlined five of the absolute best suggestions you’ll need to keep your hair looking fabulous weeks after your hair appointment.

1. Wait at least 72 hours after coloring to shampoo your hair.  For those of us that aren’t too keen on math that’s 3 days!  The reason for this, without boring you with a bunch of hair science, is that your hair cuticle is open during color treatment (to accept the color) and can take up to three days to close.  If you shower too soon after your appointment, you are quite literally flushing money down the drain!

2. Wash your hair less often and rinse with cooler water.  Okay, I get it, a cold shower doesn’t sound relaxing.  Believe me I love a hot shower as much as you do but it isn’t good for your color-treated hair.  Don’t kill the messenger here but your hair cuticles open in hot water and release that precious color you invested in.  Remember what I said about flushing money down the drain? If your taking a hot shower every night, we will see you back in the salon sooner than you think 😉  My advice, wash with warm (not hot) water and rinse with cooler water.

3. Use a salon quality shampoo and conditioner.  I know what you are thinking, “of course she is going to try and sell me expensive salon products.”  The reason your hair stylist suggest buying salon quality products (like EVO!) is because they are guaranteed free of sulfates, parabens, dea, tea and proplyene glycol.  These harmful chemicals are foaming detergents found in most mass produced shampoos and conditioners to “clean your hair”. The problem is these chemicals strip your hair of it’s essential natural oils, moisture and color.  Leaving your ends dry and brittle and your scalp greasy as a result of the body over producing additional oil to compensate for the loss.

4. Limit sun exposure and avoid chlorine.  Wow, first cold showers and now no summertime dips in the pool!  I know this suggestion is going to be one of the hardest ones to follow but it is just as important.  UV exposure coupled with heat can cause your hair color to lighten and fade. My advice, wear a really cute hat or use a heat protectant leave-in treatment if your hats aren’t that cute 😉  As far as the pool goes, chlorine is a bleaching agent that will strip your hair color; turning a platinum blonde into a mint green and a dimensional brunette into a dull brown. If your love for the water is too strong to avoid, lather conditioner into your wet hair before hitting the pool.  This will create a much needed barrier to the harmful effects of the chlorine.

5. Trim your hair regularly.  Yes in fact a haircut can actually help you maintain your color.  The truth is dead ends don’t hold color, so why are you waiting so long to have them removed.  I highly recommend that you schedule to have those colorless ends trimmed every 6 – 8 weeks with your hairstylist.

Well I hope these five suggestions will help you protect your color treated hair, or at the very least get you thinking about wearing a hat at the pool haha.  If you read this article completely, first of all, thank you.  I’m currently spending my Saturday writing this article in the brief amount of time my two girls are napping!  Instead of binge watching “Dead To Me” on Netflix, like I really want to, I’m sharing how you can save money at the salon!  If your looking for more professional hairstylist tips make an appointment with your Veil Of Grace Hairstylist today.

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Imagine this scenario: It’s the night before your wedding day, the biggest event of your life, the one you have planned an entire year for.  Instead of basking in joyful anticipation at your rehearsal dinner, your entire wedding party is anxiously glued to their phones.  The collective anxiety is palatable, each person is desperately scanning their news feed for information.  The unthinkable has happened.  A massive wildfire has started to develop and every projection has your wedding venue in the middle of its insatiable path.

This scenario was unfortunately not a “what if” scenario for Markie.  This was real life, her wedding venue was about to literally catch on fire.  Her entire year’s work planning every last detail was now at the mercy of an unpredictable natural disaster.  There was no contingency plan for the challenge she now faced. 

When Markie received word from the venue that her wedding was canceled due to fire danger, she had two choices, postpone or try and find an alternative venue with less than 24 hours notice.  She decided that her wedding was happening no matter what, so with the help of her bridesmaids she pulled off an absolute miracle.  With a flurry of phone calls bridesmaids helped Markie book a new wedding venue and new wedding vendors. 

One of those frantic phone calls was answered by none other than the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team.  Originally not scheduled to provide hair and makeup services for Markie’s wedding, that all changed when we heard her tragic story.  Our VOG Bridal manager Sydney acted quickly to assemble available makeup artists and hairstylists to help.  Markie so desperately need to feel like the bride she imagined.  The best version of herself; the ethereal beauty she dreamt walking down the aisle to the love of her life.    

As you can tell from the photos below, what began as a devastating tragedy was transformed into a beautiful celebration.  No fire was going to keep these two from committing to each other on this day.  We are so honored to be able to help Markie feel special in the midst of such a calamitous series of events.  For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!  

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hair: Jamie | Bridal Party MUAH: Hannah

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Raven & the Willow | Venue: Hyatt Regency, Valencia, CA

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  • The Veil Of Grace team went to the beautiful Newhall Mansion in Piru, CA to beautify Lindsey and her bridal party!  Lindsey is an artist and wanted a fun, funky look for her bridal hairstyling.  On the day of her wedding we completely changed the loo...

Lindsay has been trying to grow out her hair for her wedding in 2019! She has been a regular client of Samantha at Veil Of Grace Salon. While she was getting her hair done one day, she saw another client getting their NBR extensions installed.  She quickly asked to get hers that day! Soon enough, Samantha had Lindsay in her chair for color matching consultation.

After consulting about her dream hair, Lindsay decided to go for it!  She really wanted that gorgeous Pinterest worthy hair you always see. After custom coloring three different hand-tied weft colors, Samantha installed two full rows of Natural Beaded Rows. Her extensions were 22″ long. Can you say Mermaid!? Or better yet, Rapunzel from the movie Tangled! And how incredible doe she look with her new fabulously long hair?

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

 

 

  • WOW!  It’s incredible what one row of Natural Beaded Row Extensions could do for someone.  Can we talk about hair goals please!  The left photo is her before and the right is her after, plus a few extra fun styling photos.  The NBR Extensions h...

  • We were so lucky to be able to host Salt Society for a melting and advanced balayage demo class at Veil Of Grace Salon this past December.  Mish from Salt Society was a great educator and the sweetest person ever!  We luckily found a model who came i...

  • If this is your first time, or your 117th time having your hair professionally colored, chances are you don’t properly know how to maintain your color-treated hair.  Don’t worry I’m not trying to be mean, I am here to help you save money! We all know...

Jessica found Samantha while searching on Yelp!  How awesome is that.  After coming across Veil Of Grace’s NBR client photos, Jessica had to know more about the process of Natural Beaded Rows. She was used to wearing tape in extensions but hated that the fact that she could never wear her hair up at the gym because the visibility of them.

Jessica decided a bit more research was in order and started to follow Samantha’s instagram page (@samantha.veilofgrace) . Once she saw a video of how an NBR client’s hair looked when separated, without any sign of the extension wefts, she was sold!  After a quick consult over the phone, Jessica visited Samantha at Veil Of Grace salon so Samantha could asses her hair in person.  Jessica had a natural s-wave pattern and curly texture to her hair.  Determining the natural pattern and texture of a client’s hair is extremely important when deciding on the perfect hair extension product.  Without matching properly, the hair extensions will not blend seamlessly.

In order to emulate Jessica’s natural curls,  Samantha decided to install a mix of a body wave hair weft with a curly s-wave pattern hair weft.  The great part about the extensions is they can also be styled straight.  So now Jessica has options; to rock her natural curly hair or smooth everything out for a sleek look.  Check out her before and after photos below!

 

 

  • Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMA...

  • Aubrianne contacted me after seeing a few of my client’s NBR transformations on social media. With a little bit more research on the technique, she was ready to book! After a 15 minute phone consultation, her future appointment was booked on my...

  • Jen reached out to Samantha, Veil Of Grace Owner, last year with a growing interest in NBR Extensions.  Jen used to wear tape-in extensions, however, she struggled with the extensions showing.  This was especially a problem when she put her hair up i...

How many dad’s out there have played matchmaker for their daughter?  I know my husband probably thinks he will find the perfect guys for our girls one day.  But we all know true love doesn’t work that way. You can’t force a relationship, the best ones are more serendipitous.  

Janelle’s dad had no intention of playing matchmaker, especially to Scott, a colleague in the film industry.  What Janelle’s dad didn’t know is that his phone’s screensaver, a picture of his beautiful daughter, had sparked a curiosity in Scott that would not go away easily.  Thinking he had exhausted his chances of ever getting Janelle’s number, Scott conceded and gave Janelle’s dad a gift for the trouble.

That gift, a handmade paracord keychain, would be the unexpected conversation starter that would lead to meeting Janelle.  As Janelle’s dad put it, when asked about the unassuming new addition to his keychain, “That’s from the guy who’s in love with you.”  That sarcastic remark was all it took for Janelle to have the courage to find Scott’s number in her dad’s phone and strike up a conversation.

Having lived together for about five years, Janelle and Scott decided it was finally time to tie the knot!  As Janelle recalls, the best part of the wedding planning is taste testing. Not one for traditional cake, these two chose a special “‘wedding donut” to share with their guests.  How cool is that! What better way to make a memorable statement on your big day.

After her beautiful wedding at the The Oaks Club in Valencia, we asked Janelle if she had any advice for future Veil Of Grace Brides.  Here is what she had to say,

“I would advise to limit your guest list only to people who have shown to support your relationship and those who have seen you grow up and are happy for you. People will try to guilt trip you into an invite for their own agenda and you have every right to say no, I’m not paying for your meal. We invited 90 of our closest friends and family and only 4 of those people rsvp’d yes but were a no show. Plus it’s nice being around people you don’t feel you need to impress.”

What great advice, something I also took to heart when planning my own wedding.  For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!     

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: William Innes Photography | Venue: The Oaks Club, Valencia, CA

  • I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to do Morgan’s bridal airbrush makeup and hair styling.  I love getting the chance to travel for weddings! She was married on Oct 4, 2014 on a working farm called Morning Glor...

  •      Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and b...

  • The moniker “Houdini Estate” probably brings to mind the only Houdini anyone knows, the most famous illusionist of all time Harry Houdini!  So was this estate, now host to beautiful weddings and events, really the home of the one and only Houdini? Th...

 

Chelsea reached out to Samantha with her interest in the NBR Extension Method.  She had some experience wearing tape in extensions but was on the search to find a better way to add the thickness and length she desired.

Chelsea came to Samantha with her own natural hair.  She had had highlights in the past, but everything was grown out by the time she was seen at Veil Of Grace Salon.  Samantha decided it was a good time to refresh her natural hair color. Virginal hair can tend to be a bit dull and it was important that the fresh hair extension’s color seamlessly blend into Chelsea’s hair.  To achieve this blend, Samantha applied the tiniest of baby-lights with a semi permanent glaze all over her hair.  This technique will allow a natural grow out without any harsh lines of demarcation.  The hair extensions were then custom colored to help blend flawlessly with her new hair color.

Chelsea was stunning! She absolutely loved her new hair.  Pictured below are two rows of 18″ hand tied wefts.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out the link below. Samantha can’t wait to meet you and give you the hair of your dreams!

 

  • Throughout this past year, we have had great results carrying EVO hair products.  Not only do our clients love the super green product line, but just as important, our stylist do as well!  With every product sold, the Veil Of Grace Salon earns educat...

  • I can’t believe The Veil Of Grace Salon has been open a year!  It really seems like yesterday my husband and I visited the location on a whim and called the realtor that day about the listing.   As you can see from the before pictures it certai...

  • Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMA...

I absolutely love the incorporation of Indian traditions in a modern wedding.  The henna art on the bride and bridal party adds a unique sentiment to family and heritage.  Did you know henna or “Mehndi” is a paste derived from the henna leaves often associated with positive spirits and good luck. Indian wedding tradition calls for a Mehndi ceremony to be held the night before the wedding as a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity.  The bride traditionally gets the most intricate patterns to set her apart from her bridal party.  The temporary tattoo process can take three to six hours to complete!

For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!     

 
Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Cassy Smith Photography | Venue: Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Samantha has known Michelle for years!  Not only has she been a great hair client of Samantha, but a dear friend as well.  We were so happy that she wanted to book Veil Of Grace for her wedding day!  Our beauty team made sure to take great care of he...

  • Marissa’s behind the scenes bridal prep photos were just too gorgeous to not share!  The Newhall Mansion has a stunning bridal suite for the bride and all of her bridal party to get ready in.  Our lead artists Sarah and Kerri did Marissa’...

  • I didn’t know Veil Of Grace was featured in California Bride Magazine. We weren’t…yet! This photo definitely deserves to grace the pages of your coffee table coaster. I’m sure the vendors below agree with me! Show them some lo...

My client Amy has been coming to me for her color for quite a few years. When she heard about the new hair extension method I was offering she was skeptical but very interested! The best part about extensions is they are not permanent, however many people wish they were! This allows flexibility with your hairstyle choice; giving us a chance to reflect on what is working and what is possibly not working with your extensions.

As you can see in the pictures below, I think Amy has become addicted to her new hair 😉  It still gives me so much joy to see such an amazing transformation!  Can you believe this is just one row of Natural Beaded Rows Extensions.

NBR Hair Extensions are the most natural extension method out there for you.  With minimal points of contact, no glue, no heat and no damage to your own hair, you too can have the hair you have always wanted!  Click the link below to schedule your complimentary hair extension consultation with Veil Of Grace Owner Samantha.

  • WOW!  It’s incredible what one row of Natural Beaded Row Extensions could do for someone.  Can we talk about hair goals please!  The left photo is her before and the right is her after, plus a few extra fun styling photos.  The NBR Extensions h...

  • I had a new hair extension client come into the salon this past week who was wearing an alternative extension method known as “sewn in”.  Unfortunately with this method, the client had a number of problems: damage to the integrity of her natural hair...

  • What are NBR Hair Extensions and what makes them so special?  NBR, or Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions are a unique hair extension method that does less damage to your natural hair than traditional tape or glue installation methods.  This hand-tied...

Are you driving to the valley and beyond every eight weeks to have your NBR hair extensions tightened?  I am here to tell you that Santa Clarita now has an NBR Hair Extension Specialists in town that can provide you with the most natural hair extensions available!  Wait, what? NBR in the SCV!!!  Yes, you read that correctly, Awesometown is finally starting to earn its nickname.

With three NBR certified stylists available, you will no longer have to wait ten weeks for an appointment an hour away in rush hour traffic.  Veil Of Grace Salon is conveniently located in Newhall, CA, blocks away from historic Main St.  Complimentary consultations are offered and encouraged to discuss your hair goals, maintenance and pricing.  To schedule a hair extension consultation now with Veil Of Grace Owner Samantha, please visit the link below.  What’s stopping you from having the hair of your dreams?

  • I can probably guess you have never heard of EVO Hair products until now.  Why, because honestly neither had I until about two years ago and I live and breathe the hair industry.  Meaning I’m spending all day behind the chair and all night on i...

  • My client Amy has been coming to me for her color for quite a few years. When she heard about the new hair extension method I was offering she was skeptical but very interested! The best part about extensions is they are not permanent, however many p...

  • Jen reached out to Samantha, Veil Of Grace Owner, last year with a growing interest in NBR Extensions.  Jen used to wear tape-in extensions, however, she struggled with the extensions showing.  This was especially a problem when she put her hair up i...

Ah the chignon, the classical french bun at the nape of the neck.  No not a pastry, but that does sound good though!  Yum, a warm pastry and a cup of coffee with mostly cream.  I digress, this popular bridal updo is one of the most versatile hairstyles in a bridal hairstylist’s portfolio.  As you can tell from these photos, no chignon is exactly the same.

There are endless variations to compliment your personal style, wedding dress and wedding theme.  If you’ve never worn a chignon before I do recommend that you try a chignon hairstyle during your bridal trial.  Especially if you are planning a summer outdoor ceremony, wearing your hair up will not only keep you cool but also hold the style more effectively.  When the inevitable humidity hits, the chignon will not let you down.

So just how did this hairstyle originate?  I mean, I am certainly no scholar but it seems that this formal updo has been around for a long time.  Thanks to a bit of research it seems the French have the Athenian women of ancient Greece to thank for this classic look.  So when your deciding on how to wear your bridal hairdo, channel your inner goddess with a chic chignon.

  • There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses...

  • Brianne and her husband Ryan went to the same high school, although this is not a high school sweat heart story.  Plot twist – Brianne was in college while Ryan was busy pinning her younger brother on the high school wrestling team.  Admiring R...

  • My name is Samantha Piercy, and I am the owner of Veil Of Grace.  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years now.  While working in a full service salon my first eight years in the industry, I started to grav...

Have you always dreamed of having that gorgeous Pinterest worthy, mermaid hair?  Now you can!  My client Amanda has two rows of 22″ hand tied wefts installed in her hair.  As you can see if her photos below, she had decent length but was missing the fullness she always wanted.

If your wanting extra fullness, why not add some length as well!  A girl can dream right haha.  Now this dream can become a reality in as little as three hours.  NBR Hair Extensions are the most natural extension method out there for you.  With minimal points of contact, no glue, no heat and no damage to your own hair, you too can have the hair you have always wanted!  Click the link below to schedule your complimentary hair extension consultation with Veil Of Grace Owner Samantha.

  • I had a new hair extension client come into the salon this past week who was wearing an alternative extension method known as “sewn in”.  Unfortunately with this method, the client had a number of problems: damage to the integrity of her natural hair...

  • What are NBR Hair Extensions and what makes them so special?  NBR, or Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions are a unique hair extension method that does less damage to your natural hair than traditional tape or glue installation methods.  This hand-tied...

  • My recent client Nicole took the time to  give you the most comprehensive guide to Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions I have ever seen.  No stranger to reviewing products on her blog, www.nicole-kelly.com, Kelly answers all the questions she has rec...

Anna definitely has that bridal bliss feeling. That sweet surrender of stress and anxiety; a calm collapse into the man of her dreams. Cherish this moment and make it last forever.  We hope you enjoy these extra photos from Anna’s beautiful wedding.  For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party Makeup: Magali | Bridal Party Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Jess and James Fairchild Photography | Wedding Planner: Wheat and Honey Events | Venue: Quail Ranch, Simi Valley, CA

  • Ah the chignon, the classical french bun at the nape of the neck.  No not a pastry, but that does sound good though!  Yum, a warm pastry and a cup of coffee with mostly cream.  I digress, this popular bridal updo is one of the most versatile hairstyl...

  • Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had an amazing opportunity to be apart of a 4th of July styled shoot.  The team had a great collaboration with talented people within the wedding industry.  This styled shoot was even featured on Green Wedding Shoes! This st...

  • Mary was wed at the gorgeous Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.  She hired the Veil Of Grace beauty team to do airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her and her bridal party.  Five bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and the bride had their hair ...

Dating apps aren’t just for late night swipes, at least not for Diana.  I mean there has to be a few real couples that get married to be featured on the commercials!  I know you know what I’m talking about.  All jokes aside, these two beautiful people just did what every single person should do – embrace the new age and take fate into your own hands.  Your person is out there, go find them!  Okay, I just realized I am starting to sound like one of those commercials haha.

Well we know how Diana and her husband met, but how did he propose?  Secret getaway to Terranea resort anyone?  Yes please!  I can attest, the adult pool on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the Pacific, with a fruity drink in hand is my kinda paradise.  Speaking of cliffs overlooking the ocean, that’s exactly where Diana’s husband dropped down and mustered up the courage to profess his eternal love.  Little did Diana know but his sister and bother-in-law just happened to be creeping in the bushes with a camera rolling.  What are the odds of that haha?  Nice move!

When the party was over, we asked Diana to share some sage advice for the wedding planning newbies.  Here is what she had to say.

“Be yourself. Plan what you can, but go with the flow on the wedding day. VOG [Veil Of Grace] will take care of you and make you and your bridal party look absolutely beautiful. One of my photographers gave me great advice too. When walking down the aisle and during the ceremony, continuously try to center yourself. Feel your dad/mom’s arm and hand, feel the ground beneath your feet. Hear the sounds in the air. Feel the breeze on your face. Smell the flowers in your hand. It’s easy to feel out-of-body and not remember the moments. But by using your senses, you can ground yourself in the moments so you feel absolutely present.

The other thing I was worried about was trying to be host and talk to all the people at the wedding. One of my friends gave me the advice to just focus on your new spouse. When you start to feel overwhelmed, look at him, hold his hand, kiss him. Everyone is there to witness the love between you two, so try not to sacrifice those moments with your new husband for trying to be there for the rest of the wedding.”

That is some powerful advice, don’t you agree?  I absolutely love sharing these words of wisdom.  Enjoy these behind the scenes photos of Diana’s big day.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Figlewicz Photography | Wedding Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

  • I loved all of Danielle’s wedding photos so much that I just had to share more of them on our blog! The Veil Of Grace beauty team was hired to doll up the bride and her bridal party with airbrush makeup. Our lead artist, Sarah did makeup on Dan...

  • I have known Heather for almost 12 years. We met right out of high school and have been great friends since. We have both been there for each other through all of our dating ups and downs. Thank goodness for the internet, because this is how we both ...

  • The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had a great opportunity to work with some amazing wedding vendors in the San Diego area; and let me tell you how talented these people are! From the coordination, to the florals and photography, these vendors had all the...

 

WOW!  It’s incredible what one row of Natural Beaded Row Extensions could do for someone.  Can we talk about hair goals please!  The left photo is her before and the right is her after, plus a few extra fun styling photos.  The NBR Extensions helped Paulina fill in the area’s where she has been really sparse and fine. Having this extra fullness allows her to have Pinterest worthy ponytails and instagram model braids!

How have you struggled with your own natural hair?  Are you too looking for an extension method that can help you achieve this desired look?  Well search no further, because Samantha at Veil Of Grace Salon has got you covered girl!  Click the link below to start your application process to have the hair of your dreams.

  • Lindsay has been trying to grow out her hair for her wedding in 2019! She has been a regular client of Samantha at Veil Of Grace Salon. While she was getting her hair done one day, she saw another client getting their NBR extensions installed.  She q...

  • Chelsea reached out to Samantha with her interest in the NBR Extension Method.  She had some experience wearing tape in extensions but was on the search to find a better way to add the thickness and length she desired. Chelsea came to Samantha with h...

  • Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMA...

Lindsay’s eyes absolutely blow me away.  I’m not going to lie, I wish my dark brown eyes radiated with so much power.  As I was working on how to describe this beautiful celebration at The Newhall Mansion, I couldn’t get past her enchanting gaze.  Veil Of Grace Airbrush Makeup Artist Sarah did a wonderful job of not overshadowing these money makers (no pun intended haha).  I hope you enjoy these behind the scenes photos of what happens in the bridal suite!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Eric Killingsworth | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • Mary was wed at the gorgeous Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.  She hired the Veil Of Grace beauty team to do airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her and her bridal party.  Five bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and the bride had their hair ...

  • Ashley’s wedding at Camarillo Ranch last summer was bright and stunning. We were so happy to be a part of her incredible day! Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, did airbrush makeup and hairstyling for the bride using Temptu and Hot Tools, while t...

  • We had so much fun getting to know Ashley and her mother.  These lovely ladies came to Veil Of Grace looking for a beauty team to doll up Ashley’s whole bridal party.  Ashley has gorgeous skin and never wears makeup.  She was looking for a natu...

We were so lucky to be able to host Salt Society for a melting and advanced balayage demo class at Veil Of Grace Salon this past December.  Mish from Salt Society was a great educator and the sweetest person ever!  We luckily found a model who came in with natural (virgin) brunette hair.  Since she was only 15 years old, we decided on a very natural, soft balayage that would be super low maintenance for her.  Read inexpensive to keep up haha.

Mish showed our salon hairstylists different angle techniques and certain key areas on the head to place our hand painting.  Throughout the class she went over her favorite toners and how to do the perfect color melt at the roots into a toner at the ends of a client’s hair.  This techniques gets rid of any harsh lines and creates a seamless color blend.  Check out below some before and afters of our model from our class below!

 

 

 

  • Are you driving to the valley and beyond every eight weeks to have your NBR hair extensions tightened?  I am here to tell you that Santa Clarita now has an NBR Hair Extension Specialists in town that can provide you with the most natural hair extensi...

  • Chelsea reached out to Samantha with her interest in the NBR Extension Method.  She had some experience wearing tape in extensions but was on the search to find a better way to add the thickness and length she desired. Chelsea came to Samantha with h...

  • WOW!  It’s incredible what one row of Natural Beaded Row Extensions could do for someone.  Can we talk about hair goals please!  The left photo is her before and the right is her after, plus a few extra fun styling photos.  The NBR Extensions h...

Dana wasn’t just given a second chance at love, she took action and went online to find it!  No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to give up on finding a happy loving relationship.  Dana unfortunately lost her spouse after a long marriage; so this experience was bittersweet to say the least.  I was so honored to be apart of her second chapter, beautifying her for her lovely wedding.  I am so excited to share Dana’s story in her own words below.

“My husband and I met because of our children. Joel’s son and daughter and my daughter each felt we had been alone way too long. Each of the children took us by hand and convinced us to try online dating. The site which they felt would work for each of us independently was ” J Date”/ I was a bit unsure but felt it was worth a try. After all, that is how my daughter and her husband met. Joel and I met for a lunch date and I felt he truly wasn’t interested in me. We didn’t contact each other and I dropped off of the dating site.. About a year and a half later, I felt it was time to try again. Joel responded to my profile and we met again. We called this outing second “First Date.” From that point forward we didn’t see anyone else and our lives are now complete.

Joel had told me that he would never marry again. I loved being married but I loved Joel even more. Almost four years ago we decided to purchase a home together and live as a couple. Life was good but I always knew if he asked me to be his wife, I would give him an immediate “YES!” New Year’s Eve a year ago we were having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and he looked across the table and said to me, “You know we have been living as husband and wife.” I agreed, not knowing where this was going and the he said to me, “We should get married!” With tears in my eyes and joy in my heart it indeed was an immediate “Yes!” The rest is history.

My favorite part of my wedding day with Samantha from Veil Of Grace was the tender care she gave me on the day of my wedding. I will long remember her care and the way she listened to what I had as a vision for myself.  I was fortunate enough to have Erin of White Fig Designs recommend Samantha at Veil Of Grace for my hair and makeup.

The most memorable part of our wedding day, was standing under the Chuppa, listening to our Rabbi (who happens to be a lifelong friend) and having him pronounce the two of us as husband and wife.  I would absolutely recommend all future brides to contact Veil Of Grace. The care and understanding they provided to me, made me so sure that I looked the way I had envisioned.”

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: R and R Photography | Florals: White Fig Designs | Venue: The Oaks Club at Valencia, CA

  • Isn’t it nice to see couples pushing the normal boundaries of engagement photo sessions.  I love this location choice for these two lovebirds.  Make sure you choose a place that encapsulates your story.  If you and your fiance freakin love Disn...

  • Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our advent...

  • There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses...

Isn’t it nice to see couples pushing the normal boundaries of engagement photo sessions.  I love this location choice for these two lovebirds.  Make sure you choose a place that encapsulates your story.  If you and your fiance freakin love Disneyland, then guess what, you should shoot your engagement session there.  Don’t head to the beach, or a random field, if those places don’t mean anything to you and your story.  Don’t be afraid to be you!

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Photoshoot Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Photoshoot Hairstyling: Paulina

Collaborators

Photography: Emily Magers

  • The moniker “Houdini Estate” probably brings to mind the only Houdini anyone knows, the most famous illusionist of all time Harry Houdini!  So was this estate, now host to beautiful weddings and events, really the home of the one and only Houdini? Th...

  • Kristen decided to have her engagement photos done on the same day as her bridal trial. This is a great way to see how your makeup photographs professionally and how long your hair will last. Airbrush makeup is a must especially for beach weddings an...

  • Lindsay’s eyes absolutely blow me away.  I’m not going to lie, I wish my dark brown eyes radiated with so much power.  As I was working on how to describe this beautiful celebration at The Newhall Mansion, I couldn’t get past her en...

Jen reached out to Samantha, Veil Of Grace Owner, last year with a growing interest in NBR Extensions.  Jen used to wear tape-in extensions, however, she struggled with the extensions showing.  This was especially a problem when she put her hair up into a ponytail and as her natural hair grew out.

Knowing there had to be a better hair extension method available, Jen began her search on Instagram of course!  Serendipitously Jen found Samantha (@samantha.veilofgrace) and begin to follow Samantha’s NBR training progress.  When Samantha announced that she was ready to take new NBR hair extension clients, she jumped at the opportunity to try them out.  Jen wanted to make a dramatic statement with a color, length and volume.  As you can see in the photos below, Samantha gave her the most gorgeous mermaid hair out there!  Samantha installed two rows of 22″ hand tied wefts, while darkening her grown out blonde balayage for winter.

When Jen first came to Samantha her hair was a bit damaged from being previously lightened throughout the past year.  So this was her time to take a break and enjoy long brunette hair with the NBR hair extension method.  I hope you enjoy these beautiful before and after photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • If this is your first time, or your 117th time having your hair professionally colored, chances are you don’t properly know how to maintain your color-treated hair.  Don’t worry I’m not trying to be mean, I am here to help you save money! We all know...

  • We were so lucky to be able to host Salt Society for a melting and advanced balayage demo class at Veil Of Grace Salon this past December.  Mish from Salt Society was a great educator and the sweetest person ever!  We luckily found a model who came i...

  • Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMA...

It’s hard to believe but I completed the Master Program at Make-up Designory (MUD) in Burbank, CA over 11 years ago.  When I came back from makeup school I was renting a station at my previous salon.  No one in the salon was doing makeup at that time so I asked the owner if I could begin to offer my new makeup services.  He agreed and it was a match made in heaven.  Not only was I growing my hair clientele at the time, but I was also perfecting the specialized beauty technique of airbrushing makeup.  In the early days, I started out doing makeup for high school girls attending the local proms.  Every year they would come back to me for hair and makeup services.  I began to be referred to their friends and younger siblings as the years went by.  As I began to refine my beauty craft, I slowly started to book bridal clients.  Eventually I stumbled upon Wedding Wire and The Knot, which are the leading wedding vendor platforms for soon to be brides, and I put myself out there as they say.  I created my first free vendor profile with what little portfolio pictures I had and sure enough local brides found me!

In the beginning I made a lot of mistakes to be perfectly honest.  I did not have any formal business training, so I was literally learning how to run a bridal business on the fly.  As I started to get busier, I invested in my self and decide to pay to be seen on the professional wedding vendor platforms.  The increased exposure was an early blessing but presented a new inevitable problem.  I couldn’t single handedly provide services to an entire wedding party.  I’m good but no one wants to feel rushed, or worse have to wake up at 4:00 A.M. to start services.  As I began to receive inquires for my services than I couldn’t handle, I knew I had to get reliable help ASAP!

With my fellow artist’s talents growing year over year on the team, I knew I had to brand myself differently.  It was time to transition from “I” to “We.”  I decided to rebrand my business and remove my personal name.  Looking back it was one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made.  Of course adding artists to the team presents its own set of challenges.  Nothing is ever perfect the first go around.  Over the last four years, the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team has grown to 17 artists!  We now offer services in San Diego, Orange County, Temecula, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Ventura County and Santa Barbara.

I hope you enjoy all the Veil Of Grace Bridal website has to offer.  Be sure to check out our published weddings, five star bridal reviews and all our past brides portfolios.  To book your bridal trial and reserve your wedding date, please fill out the contact form by clicking the button below.  We look forward to being apart of your special day!
  •      Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and b...

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

  • Our gorgeous bride Skylar was married at the beautiful Gardens at Los Robles in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team’s lead artists Sarah and Kerri beautified our bride. The team also dolled up her fabulous bridal party. We are lovi...

As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beautiful VOG bride is an ethereal princess.  I’m sure her husband agrees as he can’t seem to stop smiling.  Congratulations you two!



Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Sarah, Jen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Venue: Rancho De Las Palmas, Moorpark, CA

  • There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Bea...

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

  • We can’t get enough of Megan and Eric’s wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch! Below you will find some extra behind the scene photos of Meghan on her wedding day! How beautiful was the bride and her bridal party!? The VOG beauty team was hon...

I can’t believe The Veil Of Grace Salon has been open a year!  It really seems like yesterday my husband and I visited the location on a whim and called the realtor that day about the listing.   As you can see from the before pictures it certainly took some creative imagination to turn a previous driving school office into a modern hair salon.  Yes, you did read that correctly, the salon used to be a driving school haha.  It’s bittersweet to see these photos; like looking back at your yearbook when you were in that awkward stage!  Don’t worry we all have those photos.  It’s those awkward times that really make us appreciate where we have come from.

"The Veil Of Grace Driving School"

So, what have I learned in the first year as a salon owner?  The most important lesson I’ve learned is listen to your stylists and clients!  Ultimately stylists need an efficient work space and clients expect a memorable experience.  I set out to accomplish both of these goals by building a beautiful modern salon I could be proud of and one I know both stylists and clients would appreciate.  The positive feedback I have received this year has been incredible.  Definitely makes all the hard work feel worth it!

The Veil Of Grace Salon

As the Veil Of Grace Salon celebrates its first year I would be remiss not to thank all the people involved.  First and foremost my supportive husband.  This past year has been an absolute whirlwind of new challenges with the birth of our first child and the opening of our first brick and mortar location.  What were we thinking haha!  I know this is cliche but I literally couldn’t, or more honestly wouldn’t have opened the salon without your encouragement, guidance and perseverance.

I also would like to thank the Veil Of Grace Manager Sydney for your inspiring work ethic and unwavering passion for customer service.  I attribute every positive review we have received this past year to you!  You are the reason clients and brides alike have recommended Veil Of Grace.  I cannot thank you enough for the time and energy you have invested in creating the Veil Of Grace experience.

Lastly, but certainly not least, a special thank you to all the Veil Of Grace Salon Stylists.  Every single one of you took a chance on me and I will never forget that.  I am completely humbled by your faith in me and look forward to helping you grow as artists in the years to come!

  • If this is your first time, or your 117th time having your hair professionally colored, chances are you don’t properly know how to maintain your color-treated hair.  Don’t worry I’m not trying to be mean, I am here to help you save money! We all know...

  • Aubrianne contacted me after seeing a few of my client’s NBR transformations on social media. With a little bit more research on the technique, she was ready to book! After a 15 minute phone consultation, her future appointment was booked on my...

  • My recent client Nicole took the time to  give you the most comprehensive guide to Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions I have ever seen.  No stranger to reviewing products on her blog, www.nicole-kelly.com, Kelly answers all the questions she has rec...

More often that not I picture myself and my husband in these photos.  I remember how excited we were to share these intoxicating moments of love with our family and friends.  I guess that’s the reason to schedule these engagement sessions.  To capture these feelings; these seminal moments of your life and relationship.  I hope you too stop to think about your relationship with your partner, whatever stage it may be in, as you enjoy these photos.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

 Photoshoot Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Photoshoot Hairstyling: Paulina

Collaborators

Photography: Emily Magers

  • The moniker “Houdini Estate” probably brings to mind the only Houdini anyone knows, the most famous illusionist of all time Harry Houdini!  So was this estate, now host to beautiful weddings and events, really the home of the one and only Houdini? Th...

  • Here is a great candid photo of Lead Veil Of Grace Airbrush Makeup and Hairstylist Jessica locking in the perfect bridal updo.  Bridal hairstyling is much more than a couple quick braids and haphazard bobby pins!  An experienced bridal hairstylist wi...

  • Lindsay’s eyes absolutely blow me away.  I’m not going to lie, I wish my dark brown eyes radiated with so much power.  As I was working on how to describe this beautiful celebration at The Newhall Mansion, I couldn’t get past her en...

Throughout this past year, we have had great results carrying EVO hair products.  Not only do our clients love the super green product line, but just as important, our stylist do as well!  With every product sold, the Veil Of Grace Salon earns educational points to use on continuing education classes.  These interactive demos are a great way for the stylists to keep up with current trends in the hair world.

Just recently we had a representative from EVO travel from Costa Mesa, CA to teach a hair cutting class apply titled “Commit to the Chop.”  We learned two signature haircuts developed from the top EVO hairstylists from Australia.  Continuing education is the absolute key to success as a stylist and a salon.  At Veil Of Grace, we make sure to push ourselves to explore new techniques, styles and products.  Why would we go to all the trouble?  For you of course!  We want to pass our knowledge along to you, so that your hair isn’t so 2018 haha.  If your looking to spice up your haircut, ask your stylists about what she learned at this great class.  We look forward to seeing in the salon soon!
  • Jessica found Samantha while searching on Yelp!  How awesome is that.  After coming across Veil Of Grace’s NBR client photos, Jessica had to know more about the process of Natural Beaded Rows. She was used to wearing tape in extensions but hate...

  • What are NBR Hair Extensions and what makes them so special?  NBR, or Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions are a unique hair extension method that does less damage to your natural hair than traditional tape or glue installation methods.  This hand-tied...

  • Jen reached out to Samantha, Veil Of Grace Owner, last year with a growing interest in NBR Extensions.  Jen used to wear tape-in extensions, however, she struggled with the extensions showing.  This was especially a problem when she put her hair up i...

I didn’t know Veil Of Grace was featured in California Bride Magazine. We weren’t…yet! This photo definitely deserves to grace the pages of your coffee table coaster. I’m sure the vendors below agree with me! Show them some love, take a minute to check out their website for more gorgeous photos of Erika’s wedding and many more.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Taylor Kinzie Photography | Wedding Planner: Salt and Sparrow | Venue: Westlake Village Inn, CA

  • When one of our very own team members gets married, we can not help but be over the moon for her! Paulina is one of the lead hair stylists for the Veil Of Grace beauty team.  Of course when she needed makeup and hair for her own wedding, she turned t...

  • Veil Of Grace had such a blast coming up with three fun festival looks to inspire Coachella goers. Magali and Samantha styled our models actress Kelli Goss, Casey David and Tashia McIntosh using chunky glitter, body bling, and face jewels sponsored b...

  • As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beauti...

Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMAGE, NO GLUE, and NO HEAT that is applied to her hair. With minimal points of contact and a hand sewn base the client is able to have the hair of her dreams.  In as little as three hours she received a fresh new hair color, custom colored hair extensions and hand sewn one row installed.  The pictures don’t lie; the client walked out looking the best she has ever felt!

If you are curious about how the NBR hair extension method and process can give you the hair of your dreams, fill out the contact form below to schedule a complementary consultation with Veil Of Grace Salon Owner, Samantha.


  • Throughout this past year, we have had great results carrying EVO hair products.  Not only do our clients love the super green product line, but just as important, our stylist do as well!  With every product sold, the Veil Of Grace Salon earns educat...

  • Are you driving to the valley and beyond every eight weeks to have your NBR hair extensions tightened?  I am here to tell you that Santa Clarita now has an NBR Hair Extension Specialists in town that can provide you with the most natural hair extensi...

  • Lindsay has been trying to grow out her hair for her wedding in 2019! She has been a regular client of Samantha at Veil Of Grace Salon. While she was getting her hair done one day, she saw another client getting their NBR extensions installed.  She q...

Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our adventurous bride Sarah, who met her husband abroad and convinced him to follow his heart across the pond.

We asked Sarah to share her unique love story with the Veil Of Grace family, so without further ado here is Sarah’s story in her own words.

“Alex and I met my freshman year of college. I was studying abroad in London at the time. I was a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural and heard that there was going to be a convention for fans in the area. None of my friends at school wanted to go with me, so I ended up meeting some people online who would be going. The first night of the event we were walking to register and the girls I’d come with kept talking about some friend they called ‘Captain’. I thought that sounded like a ridiculous nickname but I was curious to meet this person. As we came into the building someone came bounding over to greet us. He gave hugs to the other girls then turned to me and said, in a gorgeous Scottish accent, “You must be the American.” That was the first time I met Alex. We had a great time that weekend and went on to build a friendship before we eventually started dating long distance, him in Scotland and me in New York.

At the time we were still in a long distance relationship. He was visiting California to meet my family for the first time and spend Christmas with us. For Christmas, he gave me a Cryptex; a small puzzle box with a five letter password that I would have to figure out to get my gift. He started me off with one clue but I hadn’t put it together yet. After the holiday we made plans to drive out to Vegas because Alex had never been and I love it there. The first night we had a beautiful dinner at a fancy steakhouse and my parents both gave him the seal of approval. After dinner my parents went to bed and we went to spend some time out on the strip. We ended up in front of the fountains at the Bellagio during one of the shows. I had the puzzle box with me, and there on the strip he gave me the last clue and I figured it out. I opened the box and out popped a beautiful ring. He proposed, and I said yes. :)”

We also asked Sarah to share any advice she had for future brides.  I think you’ll agree, the best advice for anything is trust your gut and follow your heart!

“Be true to yourself! Everyone around you will have a lot of opinions on what your day ‘should’ be like. It is good to take advice, but at the end of the day you and your future spouse should always do what is right for the two of you, not anyone else. This definitely applies to your hair and makeup!”

What a beautiful woman and memorable story.  Congratulations you two, we wish you all the best!

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jennifer

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Eric Killingsworth Photography | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to do Morgan’s bridal airbrush makeup and hair styling.  I love getting the chance to travel for weddings! She was married on Oct 4, 2014 on a working farm called Morning Glor...

  • Our lead artist Jessica from San Diego applied gorgeous airbrush makeup and hair styling for this styled shoot! We were so excited to be a part of this new wedding venue in San Diego, located on Bankers Hill adjacent to Balboa Park. If you have not c...

  • More often that not I picture myself and my husband in these photos.  I remember how excited we were to share these intoxicating moments of love with our family and friends.  I guess that’s the reason to schedule these engagement sessions.  To ...

     Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and bonded over their Southern California roots.  When your in the middle of nowhere, I’m pretty sure talking about SoCal’s best in the world sunsets and mind numbing traffic can really bring two people closer.
     After dating for about five years, Andrew wrapped up the most expensive Christmas present he’s ever bought.  There is no doubt about that, I saw the ring.  Damn!  I know what your thinking, Christmas morning…really?  He did it on Jesus’s birthday?  I’m sure Andrew had no intention of upstaging the sanctity of Christmas, he is just a thoughtful family man.  Christmas was the only time all the family members were together and consequently the most perfect time to pop the question!
     After she opened all her presents and said YES of course, Amanda began planning her wedding.  Forget New Years Eve, she had a wedding to plan and time was of the essence.  A natural DIY’er (not sure that’s a real word), Amanda began sourcing her wedding vendors and creating her decorations.  For the all important bridal beauty team Amanda knew there was only one choice, Samantha and the Veil Of Grace Team.  Full disclosure here, Amanda has known Samantha, the owner of Veil Of Grace, for a number of years so the choice was an absolute no brainer.
     The wedding day went off without a hitch;  all the services were completed ahead of schedule.  Nothing makes a bride more stressed than the all important wedding day timeline.  The timeline is to be respected, studied and executed with precision.  If Brittany’s eyelashes take 30 minutes when they were supposed to take 20, “Houston we have a problem.”  Relaxation is the name of the game and Samantha and her team have an undefeated record.
     When the room cleared of hairspray, Amanda and was ready to see her Andrew for the first time that day.  There are no words than can accurately describe the “first look” with your fiancé.  So I honestly can’t even try to explain how Amanda was feeling; that moment is something unsaid between them.  A moment just for them.
     A couple weeks later we asked Amanda if she had any advice for brides looking for wedding hair and makeup services and she was happy to share this, “For future Brides, I think the best advice I could give is hire a coordinator the day of, so you can just relax and not think about everything that needs to be done. Take 5 minutes at the beginning of the day to your self- get your mind cleared and just have fun. Veil of Grace is so professional and seriously were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes or more most of the day. Helps to relax when you have that kind of team around you.”

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team
Airbrush Bridal Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali
Wedding Vendors
Photography: Katie Palin | Venue: Firestone Vineyard, Los Olivos, CA
  • To learn more about Krystle’s love story and her wedding experience, we asked her a few questions.  I think the answers and photos tell the story of an amazing couple and an awesome wedding celebration.  Thanks Krystle for choosing the Veil Of ...

  • Our San Diego #VOGbride, Erica, was more gorgeous than ever on her wedding day thanks to lead artist, Rosy. In a modest lace gown and a bright floral headpiece she was the epitome of boho chic wowing us all! Airbrushed neutrals and a mauve lip highli...

  • Veil Of Grace had such a blast coming up with three fun festival looks to inspire Coachella goers. Magali and Samantha styled our models actress Kelli Goss, Casey David and Tashia McIntosh using chunky glitter, body bling, and face jewels sponsored b...

I can probably guess you have never heard of EVO Hair products until now.  Why, because honestly neither had I until about two years ago and I live and breathe the hair industry.  Meaning I’m spending all day behind the chair and all night on instagram.  Which is exactly how I found this amazing salon exclusive product line out of Australia.

When Veil Of Grace Salon was just an idea scribbled on some loose computer paper, I decided if this dream was every going to be a reality I needed to find an all-natural and unique salon exclusive hair product line.  Instagram must have been listening to me blabber on and on about needing to find this line because an EVO Hair ad showed up in my newsfeed not long after.  Before the days of advanced ad targeting I believe this moment would have been called “fate” haha.  Thanks Zuckerberg for spying on me, it actually helped me this time, so I appreciate the assist on this one!

So just what about EVO Hair convinced me that this was the perfect product line for my new salon.  For starters, I really appreciated their honest respect for not only their consumer’s health but the health of the environment.  EVO proudly offers only products that are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free.  If your wondering if these things are bad, they definitely are.  Not only are these chemicals bad for your hair and scalp health but their also not very environmentally friendly.  I am certainly not the greenest human on the planet but I try where I can and encourage you to do the same.

Sorry if I am boring you with just how awesome EVO’s mission to be an environmentally conscious manufacture is but they not only omit harmful ingredients but also use 100% recycled packaging and promotional materials.  I’m sure Captain Planet would be proud!  Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart…Go Planet!  If you didn’t get that reference, I’m sorry you must not be a 90’s kid.

Alright, enough of me congratulating myself on finding EVO.  Let’s get into the product line and what it has to offer you!  Veil Of Grace Salon carries the entire EVO Hair product line, including but not limited to the following categories: Face, Body, Curl, Fabuloso, Fabuloso Pro, Hydrate, Repair, Smooth, Volume and Style.  While some categories are fairly self-explanatory, I would like to touch on the Fabuloso and Fabuloso Pro products.

Evo Fabuloso are the coolest color enhancing conditioners on the market.  Available in seven shades, these conditioners can revive your color in between salon visits by boosting the intensity and shine.  As a hairstylist you would think I get my hair done all the time right.  I wish haha, but these conditioners at least make me feel like I do!  When I’m feeling a bit faded I use the Fabuloso to add a much needed color boost in under 3 minutes.

Now if you love the idea of the Fabuloso, the Fabuloso Pro takes the concept one step further.  Where the Fabuloso is limited to seven shades, the Fabuloso Pro has an unlimited number of color shades.  At the Veil Of Grace Salon your hairstylist can formulate your specific color by adding pigments to conditioner base.  How awesome is that!  You can actually take home a bottle of the your unique color to keep your hair looking its absolute best between salon visits.

For more information on EVO Hair products please ask your stylists to try something new on your hair today!

  • I can’t believe The Veil Of Grace Salon has been open a year!  It really seems like yesterday my husband and I visited the location on a whim and called the realtor that day about the listing.   As you can see from the before pictures it certai...

  • My client Courtnie has always struggled with thin, short hair.  She has tried for years to grow her hair out but could never seem to get her length past her collar bone.  When she came in for her consultation we went over all the options we could do ...

  • Are you driving to the valley and beyond every eight weeks to have your NBR hair extensions tightened?  I am here to tell you that Santa Clarita now has an NBR Hair Extension Specialists in town that can provide you with the most natural hair extensi...

This is just screams quintessential California beach wedding in the best way!  The photographer Gabriel Conover captured the essence of Ali’s big day perfectly.  I absolutely love the color tone of these photos and the use of natural light.  The photo of Ali alone on the beach with the sun setting at her back is a front runner for one of my all time favorite.  Well I could go on and on about how smitten I am with these beautiful images but you probably stopped reading two sentences ago!  I hope you enjoy these behind the scene photos.  For more, check out our airbrush makeup and bridal hairstyling portfolios.

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Airbrush Bridal Makeup: Rosy | Bridal Party MUAH:  Phoebe, Vanessa

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Gabriel Conover | Style + Coordination: Laurel Street Events | Florals: TBD San Diego | Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla, CA

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

  • Emily of Emily Magers Photography and Dawn Charles created a space for girlboss photographers to learn and expand their creativity together across the United States. And Veil of Grace was thrilled to provide striking bridal makeup and hair for their ...

  • Veil Of Grace had an amazing opportunity to travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to beautify one of our lovely brides!  We get so excited to be asked to travel to do what we love!  We stayed at the beautiful Cabo Azul Resort, to help the bride, Tricia, g...

Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chemistry, two young adults with way too early caffeine addictions, daydreaming about ways to get outside the Santa Clarita bubble.  Sounds like a Hollywood script to me!

We asked Danielle to share what she enjoyed most about planning her wedding.  I’m sure there is more than a few of you that can relate.  “Wedding planning sucks.  The day was awesome though and getting married was super rad.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself Danielle, couldn’t have said it better.

Check out these amazing photos of one of the coolest brides Veil Of Grace has every had the pleasure of meeting!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jamie | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Becca Rillo | Venue: Agua Dulce Winery

  • We were so thrilled to provide our services for Kiley’s remarkable wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA. Our lead artist Sarah did airbrush makeup complete with warm, soft tones and bold lashes while Paulina, Magali, Ali and Jamie helped glamor...

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

  • Imagine this scenario: It’s the night before your wedding day, the biggest event of your life, the one you have planned an entire year for.  Instead of basking in joyful anticipation at your rehearsal dinner, your entire wedding party is anxiou...

There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses.  Like Morgan, I too choose a similar BHLDN dress to say my vows in.  I don’t know what it is but long sleeve dresses seem to create this aura of classical elegance.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Planner: Jenelle Kagey | Venue: North Ranch Country Club, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

  • Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, made Kristen more stunning than ever for her wedding at the Newhall Mansion using sparkling gold shadow and bold liner. This glowing bride was truly a dream to work with. Her vivid smile and natural beauty were so eas...

  •      Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and b...

  • I just had to share some behind the scenes photos from Vallery’s bridal prep. Her wedding photos are too good to not share with you! Her bridal prep was done at the Hyatt in Valencia, CA. Vallery has naturally gorgeous long hair that was curled...

Veil Of Grace Salon was proud to host Ashlee Norman for a two day intensive education course this past month.  As a Santa Clarita native, Ashlee Norman was beyond excited to teach her lock stitch foilyage and razor cutting hair techniques to her local peers.  Not to mention, as a new mom, it’s always nice to work close to home!

Boasting over 100,000 social media followers, Ashlee Norman has developed a significant following with her technical approach to color theory and technique.  As an independent educator, she regularly travels across the United States and Canada to share her knowledge.  So it was quite a treat to have her expertise and hands on guidance in the salon.

The lock stitch foilayage class taught our stylists a coloring technique that marries a baby light and  diffused painted ends. We learned foil placement, practiced with clay lightener, and toning techniques to help achieve the perfect color melt.

Ashlee’s razor and scissor cutting class showed us how to achieve the same haircut with two very different cutting tools.  One with a straight edge razor and the other with our scissors.  Both looks helped produce texture in the hair while creating a diffused soft line instead of a blunt hair cut.  Overall the class was a success and the Veil Of Grace Salon Stylists will continue to keep learning and perfecting their craft. We hope to see you in the salon soon!

  • WOW!  It’s incredible what one row of Natural Beaded Row Extensions could do for someone.  Can we talk about hair goals please!  The left photo is her before and the right is her after, plus a few extra fun styling photos.  The NBR Extensions h...

  • Veil Of Grace Salon was proud to host Ashlee Norman for a two day intensive education course this past month.  As a Santa Clarita native, Ashlee Norman was beyond excited to teach her lock stitch foilyage and razor cutting hair techniques to her loca...

  • I had a new hair extension client come into the salon this past week who was wearing an alternative extension method known as “sewn in”.  Unfortunately with this method, the client had a number of problems: damage to the integrity of her natural hair...

Brianne and her husband Ryan went to the same high school, although this is not a high school sweat heart story.  Plot twist – Brianne was in college while Ryan was busy pinning her younger brother on the high school wrestling team.  Admiring Ryan’s muscles from the stands was Brianne’s first introduction, but certainly not her last.

Years later, when Brianne’s brother was back in town visiting, guess who else was in town?  As Brianne recalls they both ended up at the same place at the same time and the rest was history.  Sounds like a bit of fate to me.  Or Brianne’s brother needs to change his career to matchmaker!

As Brianne and Ryan passed the years dating it was finally time to make it official.  In early 2015 Ryan hinted that this was going to be the year of the proposal.  I’m sure you can see where this is going; our prince charming waited until the strike of midnight, as the last few seconds of 2015 were counting down, to take the ceremonial knee and pop that all important question – “Will you marry me?”  This is such a guy thing to do, am I right ladies?  Literally they wait until the last freakin minute to uphold their promise haha.

When the wedding planning started to ramp up, Brianne found particular enjoyment in sourcing her vendors.  Meticulously vetting each wedding specialist; ensuring that each one connected with Ryan and her vision of their special day.  With so much research and planning, it was another strike of fate that Brianne found The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team at a wedding vendor showcase at Wolf Creek Brewery.  I mean what a great idea, relax and enjoy some good beer while casually meeting potential vendors.  The times have really changed from the days of stuffy, traditional showcases where your held prisoner in your hotel conference room seat, anxiously waiting for the cheesy event to end.

Having made it through the wedding process successfully, Brianne wanted to share a few helpful tips for future brides.  “Seeking advice from family and friends can seem like an easy and helpful solution when you are unsure of what to do. But, just remember, at the end of the day …it’s your wedding day. Try not to let too many others influence or sway you from your ideas and dreams. It can get overwhelming trying to please everyone, but the only ones you have to please are you and your future person!”

Now that’s some sage advice we all need to hear and repeat to ourselves throughout the experience.  Thanks Brianne for sharing your story.  Congratulations to you and Ryan!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hairstyling: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Burgundy Blue | Venue: The Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • Amanda was married at the beautiful 1909 Wedding Venue off of Topanga Canyon Road.  Samantha of the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team did airbrush makeup and individual lashes for the bride.  We are so happy for you and Jon!  Congrats on your beautiful weddi...

  • To learn more about Krystle’s love story and her wedding experience, we asked her a few questions.  I think the answers and photos tell the story of an amazing couple and an awesome wedding celebration.  Thanks Krystle for choosing the Veil Of ...

  • Our San Diego #VOGbride, Erica, was more gorgeous than ever on her wedding day thanks to lead artist, Rosy. In a modest lace gown and a bright floral headpiece she was the epitome of boho chic wowing us all! Airbrushed neutrals and a mauve lip highli...

To learn more about Krystle’s love story and her wedding experience, we asked her a few questions.  I think the answers and photos tell the story of an amazing couple and an awesome wedding celebration.  Thanks Krystle for choosing the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team for airbrush makeup services.  Congratulations again to your and your husband!
1. How did you and your husband meet?
Jonathan and I met in Kindergarten, we were 5 years old.  I cried every day and he made sure to try to comfort me: sometimes he carried my backpack, other times he held my hand.  Nothing helped, I cried every day through the third grade. We became the best of friends, he asked me to be his girlfriend about three times. Each time I said no. We finally started dating our Jr. year of high school.
2. How did he propose?
In Hawaii!  We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  I had no idea it was going happen, even though everyone else said it would. Some of our friends starting a pool, it was very detailed-was he down on one knee, what was he wearing, what was I wearing. He had very sneakily asked my parents and brother for my hand in marriage a few days before our trip. I should have known he was up to something, but didn’t because a few months prior we discussed the best thing to do before getting engaged would be finishing our Graduate degrees. Our engagement was perfect…the two of us and 6 cupcakes!
3. How did you find Veil Of Grace for bridal beauty services?
Veil of grace was highly recommended by our wedding coordinator at Gerry Ranch, her exact recommendation was “Veil of Grace, they do their makeup so natural and its not cakey. Whenever I see one of their brides their makeup is flawless, you should call them.” I’m from Pasadena and had no idea where to start looking for vendors, so I took her word for it. I knew veil of grace was the vendor I wanted after my first call with Sydney, she made me feel so comfortable and was so patient with all my questions – I must have asked about airbrush and lashes about 20 times.
4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day?
All of it!! It was such an amazing feeling seeing all our planning come to life, it’s difficult to pick just one thing. The day is just blissful. If I must choose, I’d have to choose our first look.  Sharing that moment with only my husband was so special.
5. What was your husbands reaction when he first saw you?
Jaw dropped and cried!! That of course made me cry.
6. What advice would you give our future Veil Of Grace brides?
Take a moment and look at yourself right before you walk down the aisle. Once you’re dressed and make up is done, its showtime, so looking at yourself for a min or two helps you take it all in.
7. How was your experiences with Veil Of Grace?
Veil of Grace was amazing!!! Sydney and Sarah were the best team I could have asked for. Sydney matched me up with Sarah whose energy was perfect for my bridal party vibe.
Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Richard Clark | Venue: Gerry Ranch, Camarillo, CA

 

  • Veil Of Grace had such a blast coming up with three fun festival looks to inspire Coachella goers. Magali and Samantha styled our models actress Kelli Goss, Casey David and Tashia McIntosh using chunky glitter, body bling, and face jewels sponsored b...

  • Marissa’s behind the scenes bridal prep photos were just too gorgeous to not share!  The Newhall Mansion has a stunning bridal suite for the bride and all of her bridal party to get ready in.  Our lead artists Sarah and Kerri did Marissa’...

  • We absolutely loved being a part of Allison’s wedding at the beautiful McCormick Ranch in Camarillo! Take a look at these beautiful behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep and wedding details! Our lead artist Ali did Allison’s bridal ...

A brunette beauty, Nicole was an absolute stunner in natural airbrush makeup and simple bridal curl style down hair styling.  Veil Of Grace senior airbrush makeup artist Sarah brought Nicole’s bridal beauty vision to life with a bold eyeliner and neutral toned eyeliner.  Veil Of Grace senior bridal hairstylist Paulina recreated the curl style Nicole loved during her bridal trial months earlier.  A bridal trial is a great opportunity to try out your beauty ideas with a professional before the eve of your big day.

We hope you enjoy these inspirational photos!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hair: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Taresa Marie | Coordination: Cynthia Alexander Events | Venue: Camarillo Ranch, Camarillo, CA

  • Sarah and Jacqueline from the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had the chance to beautify Brittney and her bridal party.  Here are a few of the behind the scenes photos from the bridal prep, with more of her gorgeous wedding photos too!  We cant get enough ...

  • Brianna was married at the beautiful Altadena Town and County Club. Our lead artist Jessica did airbrush makeup for the lovely bride on her wedding day! Our other artists Jessica Janeen and Paulina also dolled up the bridal party with airbrush makeup...

  • The Veil Of Grace team had the privilege to beautify Amanda and her bridal party.  All eight bridesmaids had their makeup and hair styled for the wedding.  Airbrush makeup and individual lashes were applied to the bride.  She was a bronzed beauty wit...

What are NBR Hair Extensions and what makes them so special?  NBR, or Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions are a unique hair extension method that does less damage to your natural hair than traditional tape or glue installation methods.  This hand-tied installation method hides the hair extensions flawlessly while still ensuring that they never slip out!

This Fall, Veil Of Grace Salon Stylists will be attending BMSCon3, the third annual Big Money Stylist Convention, where they will learn this incredible hair extension technique.  During the convention each stylist will receive hands on training and graduate with an NBR Level 1 Certification.
Veil Of Grace Salon Owner, Samantha, has also been selected to attend the BMS Intensive Course.  This exclusive two day event in Laguna Beach, CA is limited to 15 hair stylist per class.  Upon completion of this course, Samantha will be an Certified NBR Level 2 Specialist.

  • I had a new hair extension client come into the salon this past week who was wearing an alternative extension method known as “sewn in”.  Unfortunately with this method, the client had a number of problems: damage to the integrity of her natural hair...

  • My recent client Nicole took the time to  give you the most comprehensive guide to Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions I have ever seen.  No stranger to reviewing products on her blog, www.nicole-kelly.com, Kelly answers all the questions she has rec...

  • Ever curious as to what NBR hair extensions could do for you!? Samantha’s client was looking to add some thickness and a bit of extra length to her fine straight hair. With NBR, the most natural hair extension method out there, there is NO DAMA...

We are beyond flattered that Victoria choose the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team to be an important part of her wedding day.  Flying in from Europe just days before her celebration, there was no time for the traditional bridal trial.  That didn’t seem to bother Victoria because she was confident that VOG was the right choice for her bridal airbrush makeup and updo hairstyling.  What a compliment!  I hope you enjoy these bonus pictures of their charming first look moments.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Jacqueline

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Art Is For Lovers

  • Samantha has known Michelle for years!  Not only has she been a great hair client of Samantha, but a dear friend as well.  We were so happy that she wanted to book Veil Of Grace for her wedding day!  Our beauty team made sure to take great care of he...

  • It looks like Shannon had a fun morning getting ready for her wedding day! And how cute is her little puppy too!? Our artists Jamie and Ali dolled up Shannon and her bridal party for her wedding day in Ventura, CA.  Check out these beautiful photos f...

  • Imagine this scenario: It’s the night before your wedding day, the biggest event of your life, the one you have planned an entire year for.  Instead of basking in joyful anticipation at your rehearsal dinner, your entire wedding party is anxiou...

Kelsea envisioned an enchanting celebration by the San Clemente ocean for her special day.  With a classical updo, accented by a beaded headband, and soft natural airbrush makeup she was certainly a beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy these inspirational photos.  This might be you one day, looking out over the ocean before you say yes to the biggest question you will ever be asked.  Congratulation Kelsea, we wish you a wonderful marriage.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Vanessa | Bridal Party: Phoebe, Rosy

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Tony Wodarck | Coordination: Events by Cori | Venue: Casa Romantica, San Clemente, CA

 

  • It is so nice to see one of our past bridesmaids now become one of our brides!  Sarah Jane was married at the beautiful Camarillo Ranch House.  Our Veil Of Grace beauty team dolled up the bride and her entire bridal party.  The bride’s soft gla...

  • Imagine this scenario: It’s the night before your wedding day, the biggest event of your life, the one you have planned an entire year for.  Instead of basking in joyful anticipation at your rehearsal dinner, your entire wedding party is anxiou...

  • When one of our very own team members gets married, we can not help but be over the moon for her! Paulina is one of the lead hair stylists for the Veil Of Grace beauty team.  Of course when she needed makeup and hair for her own wedding, she turned t...

Here is a great candid photo of Lead Veil Of Grace Airbrush Makeup and Hairstylist Jessica locking in the perfect bridal updo.  Bridal hairstyling is much more than a couple quick braids and haphazard bobby pins!  An experienced bridal hairstylist will ensure that your hairstyle will not only look good for the ceremony but last through the night.  Nobody wants their hair to fall apart on the dance floor!

A great way to decide how you would like to wear your hair on your wedding day is to schedule a bridal trial.  During this time you will have the opportunity to discuss with your bridal hairstylist the pros and cons of your interested looks.  Lets face it, what looks good on Pinterest might not always be the best choice for your style and personality.  Don’t wait until the “day of” to decide last minute on a hairstyle;  book a bridal trial today!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Jessica | Bridal Party MUAH: Rosy, Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Megan Guerrero | Coordination: Luna Wild Design 

  • We had so much fun getting to know Ashley and her mother.  These lovely ladies came to Veil Of Grace looking for a beauty team to doll up Ashley’s whole bridal party.  Ashley has gorgeous skin and never wears makeup.  She was looking for a natu...

  • A brunette beauty, Nicole was an absolute stunner in natural airbrush makeup and simple bridal curl style down hair styling.  Veil Of Grace senior airbrush makeup artist Sarah brought Nicole’s bridal beauty vision to life with a bold eyeliner a...

  • To learn more about Krystle’s love story and her wedding experience, we asked her a few questions.  I think the answers and photos tell the story of an amazing couple and an awesome wedding celebration.  Thanks Krystle for choosing the Veil Of ...

Our San Diego #VOGbride, Erica, was more gorgeous than ever on her wedding day thanks to lead artist, Rosy. In a modest lace gown and a bright floral headpiece she was the epitome of boho chic wowing us all! Airbrushed neutrals and a mauve lip highlighted her natural beauty while a side braid completed this breathtaking look. The ceremony took place at the La Estancia Hotel amidst sunshine and California greenery. It was such an honor to be a part of these special, stunning moments!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Rosy

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Katie Branch | Coordination: The Joy Parade | Venue: Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla, CA

  • There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses...

  • Here is a great candid photo of Lead Veil Of Grace Airbrush Makeup and Hairstylist Jessica locking in the perfect bridal updo.  Bridal hairstyling is much more than a couple quick braids and haphazard bobby pins!  An experienced bridal hairstylist wi...

  • Our lead artist Jessica from San Diego applied gorgeous airbrush makeup and hair styling for this styled shoot! We were so excited to be a part of this new wedding venue in San Diego, located on Bankers Hill adjacent to Balboa Park. If you have not c...

Veil Of Grace had such a blast coming up with three fun festival looks to inspire Coachella goers. Magali and Samantha styled our models actress Kelli Goss, Casey David and Tashia McIntosh using chunky glitter, body bling, and face jewels sponsored by The Gypsy Shrine.

Loop a gold chain and add some bright extensions for unique, two-toned braids or tie off the ends with a vivid color. Include a pop of blue to your space buns or some sparkle to your roots for even more shine. Don’t forget bold hues and winged liner to give off your best desert vibe. We hope your Coachella Weekends shimmer with such sun and beauty! Enjoy!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Festival Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Festival Hairstyling: Samantha

Collaborators

Photography: Becca Rillo | Models: Kelli Goss, Casey David, Tashia McIntosh | Body Jewelry: The Gypsy Shrine

  • Brianna was married at the beautiful Altadena Town and County Club. Our lead artist Jessica did airbrush makeup for the lovely bride on her wedding day! Our other artists Jessica Janeen and Paulina also dolled up the bridal party with airbrush makeup...

  •      Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and b...

  • Kelsea envisioned an enchanting celebration by the San Clemente ocean for her special day.  With a classical updo, accented by a beaded headband, and soft natural airbrush makeup she was certainly a beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy these inspirati...

The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team was honored to be asked to participate in an exclusive Crate & Barrel Wedding Event.  This invite only event was hosted at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA for engaged couples to meet wedding vendors.  Crate & Barrel opened the store two hours early to allow couples a peaceful meet and greet experience.

As couples were deciding which knife set they would like their in-laws to buy for them, they also got the opportunity to personally meet VOG owner Samantha #VOGsamantha, VOG senior airbrush makeup artist Sarah #VOGsarah and VOG manager Sydney.  As the registry filled up, brides checked two more things of their wedding list, hair and makeup services!   As you can see below brides took full advantage of their chance to meet our team and try our bridal clip-in hair extensions.

What a wonderful event in such a relaxing environment.  For more information about Crate & Barrel events please visit their website.  In the meantime, check out these behind the scenes photos below!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha, Sarah

Collaborators

Photography: Jordan Galindo | Coordination: Details Darling | Venue: Crate & Barrel, Los Angeles, CA

  • Our gorgeous bride Skylar was married at the beautiful Gardens at Los Robles in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team’s lead artists Sarah and Kerri beautified our bride. The team also dolled up her fabulous bridal party. We are lovi...

  • Dana wasn’t just given a second chance at love, she took action and went online to find it!  No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to give up on finding a happy loving relationship.  Dana unfortunately lost her spouse after a lo...

  • Marissa’s behind the scenes bridal prep photos were just too gorgeous to not share!  The Newhall Mansion has a stunning bridal suite for the bride and all of her bridal party to get ready in.  Our lead artists Sarah and Kerri did Marissa’...

Xochitl and David’s wedding remains one of the most romantic and unforgettable. The epitome of glamour in THM clip-in hair extensions and an Ines Di Santo gown, our #VOGbride married at The Athenaeum in Pasadena last summer. Each detail of the celebration was timeless and traditional, including her classic Hollywood waves by #VOGpaulina and glowing makeup by #VOGsarah.

It was a dream to work with such a stunning, natural beauty. Last month, this special day was featured on Grey Likes Weddings and we’re happy to share more images below for your future inspiration! Enjoy!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Brooke Boroughs | Coordination: Honey Fitz Events | Venue: The Athenaeum, Pasadena, CA

Published

Grey Likes Weddings

  • It’s not that often that your bride gets published in a bridal magazine!  I’ll never forget the first time one of our brides was published.  No lie, I bought like 10 copies of the magazine haha.  There is just something so special about s...

  • Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, made Kristen more stunning than ever for her wedding at the Newhall Mansion using sparkling gold shadow and bold liner. This glowing bride was truly a dream to work with. Her vivid smile and natural beauty were so eas...

  • There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Bea...

The first picture says it all! How cute are these retro inspired house gowns for wedding makeup and hair prep.  What a unique reflection of the bride Jessica’s style and personality.  It is little touches like these that really make the “morning of” unforgettable.  Bridal beauty preparation can be an exciting opportunity to spend time with your best friends before the most important day of your life.  It is not often that you have all your girls together, make the most of it!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Ali | Bridal Party MUAH: Samantha, Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Michael Anthony | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA 

  • Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our advent...

  • My name is Samantha Piercy, and I am the owner of Veil Of Grace.  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years now.  While working in a full service salon my first eight years in the industry, I started to grav...

  • When Jamielee was searching for a hair and makeup artist for her destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, there were a number of important factors to consider.  The hair and makeup artist would not only have to meet her expectations and budget concerns...

Emily of Emily Magers Photography and Dawn Charles created a space for girlboss photographers to learn and expand their creativity together across the United States. And Veil of Grace was thrilled to provide striking bridal makeup and hair for their Cultivate Workshop in Palm Springs, CA last November.

From fancy braids and sleek waves to daring earth tones, our founder, #VOGSamantha, made each model glow with elegance for the styled shoots.  Both stand-in brides showcase the beauty of neutrals and the ongoing popularity of bolder wedding day looks. We’re still feeling inspired by the experience and invite you to enjoy some of our favorite images below!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha

Collaborators

Photography: Emily Magers 

  • The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team paired up with William Innes Photography and the gorgeous Ebell of Los Angeles for this styled shoot. Our lead artist Jacqueline dolled up this beautiful model with airbrush makeup and hairstyling. Check out these beauti...

  • Brianna was married at the beautiful Altadena Town and County Club. Our lead artist Jessica did airbrush makeup for the lovely bride on her wedding day! Our other artists Jessica Janeen and Paulina also dolled up the bridal party with airbrush makeup...

  • Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, made Kristen more stunning than ever for her wedding at the Newhall Mansion using sparkling gold shadow and bold liner. This glowing bride was truly a dream to work with. Her vivid smile and natural beauty were so eas...

When our #VOGbride Makayla married in Orange County at the Dana Point Marriott in a plunging, lace-detailed Essense of Australia gown last September, everything about her wedding day was perfect! We’re still celebrating her romantic braided up-do, bold liner and bright lip color that salon owner Samantha styled. She was truly a vision alongside the serene water and her loving husband.

How did you and your husband meet?

We met in college through a few classes together & were reconnected years later. But our true Love Story began late one evening at Cheesecake Factory as we talked for hours over an appetizer and a beer. To put the cherry on top of a magical evening, as Justen opened the car door for me at the end of the night, a stranger approached me and stated “he’s a “keeper”. From that night on, Justen was adamant, and told all of his friends that he was going to marry me one day… so one summer night he decided to make that dream a reality.

Tell us about your proposal? 

On July 30, 2016 Justen took MaKayla on a surprise date that involved taking her to the top of Los Angeles, their future place of residence for years to come, using the elevator of the US Bank Building. Justen and MaKayla’s dream since day one has been to “make the world feel small together” so he couldn’t think of a better way to create that feeling than 73 stories above downtown Los Angeles, where he chose to take a knee on the balcony overlooking Los Angeles and make a life time commitment to his sweetheart. She said YES!

How did find Veil Of Grace?

I have been getting my hair done with Samantha for several years, so when it came time to pick a hair/make-up artist for my wedding day….there was only one choice!

What was your favorite part about your wedding day?

I am not sure either of us could pick one favorite piece of our day as every moment was incredible beyond words can explain. Getting ready with my bridesmaids was such an amazing time as I saw their support and love for both Justen and I. The tears we of happiness we all cried as I practiced my vows or put on my dress was an unforgettable experience. My first look at Justen when I was about to walk down the aisle was magical to say the least. And of course…officially becoming his wife and having our first kiss was breathtaking!!! Hearing the words “Mr. & Mrs. Gorski” is quite an appealing thing.

On the wedding day, what was your husband’s reaction when he first saw you?

We planned this moment so we each had a minute to look at one another and enjoy everything around us. I walked up the stairs as he faced away. Once I reached the top (where the aisle began), he turned around and every single thing around the both of us didn’t exist anymore. He smiled with tear filled eyes as I had the biggest grin on my face. It was truly a magical moment (I recommend every couple to stop for a few moments before walking down the aisle to look at the love of your life),

If you could give any advice to our future brides, what would you want them to know.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with planning and perfection. The only deadlines that matter are your own, not what others say and whatever goes wrong throughout planning, is a blessing in disguise to lead you to an even better decision. Things will go wrong on your wedding day, if you don’t stress about it, those things will just be part of the day and something to laugh about. J

Go with the flow & have fun…remember, this day is about marrying the love of your life!!! And most importantly…ENJOY EVERY MOMENT. Most people will tell you the day flashes by, but if you plan/take moments to take in each piece, then it won’t, and you’ll be able to look back on almost every moment of beautiful wedding day (plus be one of the few brides who doesn’t say “it flashes by in an instant”) .

We would love to hear how your experience was with Veil Of Grace. 

VOG was incredible. Myself, bridesmaids, and mother/mother-in-law were all ready an hour and a half before we needed to be which allowed us to relax, have champagne and just enjoy each other’s company. This contributed to a non-stressful in so many ways…not to mention everyone looked like a goddess!!!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Vanessa

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Love Sprung | Venue: Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point, CA

  • I loved all of Danielle’s wedding photos so much that I just had to share more of them on our blog! The Veil Of Grace beauty team was hired to doll up the bride and her bridal party with airbrush makeup. Our lead artist, Sarah did makeup on Dan...

  • It’s not that often that your bride gets published in a bridal magazine!  I’ll never forget the first time one of our brides was published.  No lie, I bought like 10 copies of the magazine haha.  There is just something so special about s...

  • Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our advent...

Ashley’s wedding at Camarillo Ranch last summer was bright and stunning. We were so happy to be a part of her incredible day! Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, did airbrush makeup and hairstyling for the bride using Temptu and Hot Tools, while the VOG beauty team assisted with beautifying the bridal party and mother.

The decor reflected Ashley’s love for country–just look at this cowgirl’s boots! As sparkling as her smile, and as bold as her Mac Cosmetics liner. It’s such a dream to be able to provide our services to the most beautiful, lively women. Seeing how everything comes together from the contour to the curls to the pastel hues and bouquets is truly moving. Thankful to share moments like these with our gorgeous clients!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Magali, Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: L Marie Photo | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Camarillo Ranch, Camarillo, CA

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

  • Veil Of Grace had an amazing opportunity to travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to beautify one of our lovely brides!  We get so excited to be asked to travel to do what we love!  We stayed at the beautiful Cabo Azul Resort, to help the bride, Tricia, g...

  • We were so excited to be a part of Kathryn’s wedding in Temecula! She was such a gorgeous bride. Our San Diego lead artist Rosy dolled up this beautiful bride to be! Here are some behind the scenes of Kathryn’s bridal prep and her gorgeou...

We were so thrilled to provide our services for Kiley’s remarkable wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA. Our lead artist Sarah did airbrush makeup complete with warm, soft tones and bold lashes while Paulina, Magali, Ali and Jamie helped glamorize the whole bridal party!

These stunning photos capture this natural beauty and her love story so perfectly. Looking back, we’re still smiling at how the happy couple was celebrated surrounded by such a dreamy setting. To help you with your future planning, we asked Kiley to share some tips and memories of the day below!

What was your favorite part about your wedding day?  Our favorite part of our wedding day was having all of our favorite people in one place.

What was your husbands reaction when he first saw you?  My husband had a huge grin when he saw me.

How was your experience with Veil Of Grace? My experience with Veil of Grace leading up to the wedding and on the day of the wedding was incredible.  Sydney made the wedding process feel so easy… she made a flawless schedule and I felt so confident that we would be on time.  All seven of my bridesmaids and the two moms loved their hair and make-up!! Seriously, there wasn’t one person who wasn’t happy with their service.  We also had so much fun time getting ready with Sarah, Paulina, Magali, Jamie, and Ali!!

What tips would you give our future brides about makeup and hair?  Do a trial run and be honest during the trial about what you would like to change.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Party MUAH: Magali, Paulina, Ali, Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Lucas Rossi | Coordination: Chloe and Mint | Venue: Cielo Farms, Malibu, CA

  • Kristen decided to have her engagement photos done on the same day as her bridal trial. This is a great way to see how your makeup photographs professionally and how long your hair will last. Airbrush makeup is a must especially for beach weddings an...

  • As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beauti...

  • I just had to share some behind the scenes photos from Vallery’s bridal prep. Her wedding photos are too good to not share with you! Her bridal prep was done at the Hyatt in Valencia, CA. Vallery has naturally gorgeous long hair that was curled...

Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, made Kristen more stunning than ever for her wedding at the Newhall Mansion using sparkling gold shadow and bold liner. This glowing bride was truly a dream to work with. Her vivid smile and natural beauty were so easy to highlight, while her love for professional baseball player of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott Alexander, filled the day with that fairytale feeling of happily ever after.

To complete her elegant look we framed her face with loose curls and pinned the rest into a low chignon wrapped in delicate baby’s breath. The epitome of boho-chic, Kristen wowed us all as soon as she stepped into her fitted lace gown. And the rest isn’t history, but rather the beginning of this perfect couple’s story. One we’ll remember being a part of, always.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: William Innes | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • I absolutely love the incorporation of Indian traditions in a modern wedding.  The henna art on the bride and bridal party adds a unique sentiment to family and heritage.  Did you know henna or “Mehndi” is a paste derived from the henna l...

  • Brianne and her husband Ryan went to the same high school, although this is not a high school sweat heart story.  Plot twist – Brianne was in college while Ryan was busy pinning her younger brother on the high school wrestling team.  Admiring R...

  • My name is Samantha Piercy, and I am the owner of Veil Of Grace.  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years now.  While working in a full service salon my first eight years in the industry, I started to grav...

We absolutely loved being a part of Allison’s wedding at the beautiful McCormick Ranch in Camarillo! Take a look at these beautiful behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep and wedding details! Our lead artist Ali did Allison’s bridal airbrush makeup. Our Veil Of Grace Beauty Team also dolled up her bridal party’s makeup and hair.

How did me and my husband meet?

-We met through a mutual friend in high school. Although we went to rival high schools in Santa Clarita, me (Valencia) and Loy (Hart) knew from the moment we started dating this was going to be something special! After countless high school dances, graduations, college, and the start of “adulting,” we decided to tie the knot almost 8 years later!

How did he propose?

-Although I find out everything, and I mean EVERYTHING Loy tries to hide from me, he completely surprised me! He asked a family friend to take some picutres of us at Bridgeport Lake (where we had taken so many high school dance pictures)! He told me it was for the friend’s portfolio, and I still can’t believe I believed him! On the day he popped the question, I asked, “are you sure you aren’t going to propose?,” Loy denied it and I fell for it AGAIN! With the perfect lighting and not another soul around, he got down on one knee and said some nice things that neither one of us can remember and I of course said YES! After we went straight to one of our favorite restaurants  Wolf Creek and both of our entire families were there! Although his immediate family knew it was going to happen, only my parents on my side knew, so it was so fun surprising my whole family!

How did you come to find Veil of Grace?

-I met Sam at the Wolf Creek Brewery Wedding event. One of my best friends Anna had Sam as a hairdresser and raved about her talent. Her team’s pictures online and social media of their past work completely sold me.

What was the favorite part about your wedding day?

-My favorite part of my day, besides feeling completely beautiful was being married by the same person that married my parents over 25 years ago. To have all of his marriage advice, guidance and blessings on our favorite day was amazing. Also, it rained briefly when  everyone was on our dance floor,  and everyone stayed dancing… that was SO cool!!

How was your experience with Veil of Grace?

-My experience with VOG was 100% amazing. The team showed up on time and were able to get through my 8 bridesmaids, 2 aunts, 2 moms, and 1 grandma all within a matter of hours, and everyone looked perfect. It was great to have a full schedule weeks before so that there were no questions about who was getting what done and at what time. It allowed the day to run so smoothly. I even had some bridesmaids add some additional services and the team was able to accommodate that without any problems.

What tips would you tell future Brides about makeup and hair?

-To the future brides, remember it is your one day to feel your most beautiful and have 1,000,000 pictures to look back  on. Pick makeup and hair that doesn’t require any thinking on your special day, you’ll have a few other things on your mind! VOG allowed every moment of my getting ready experience to run seamlessly. And I felt completely gorgeous beyond my grand exit!

What was your husband’s reaction when he first saw you?

-Oh husband!!! That  is still so fun to hear!!!! His reaction was instant tears, along with every other groomsman!!! A bride’s true dream

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Ali

Bridal Party Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Sarah, Magali, Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Laura Moll | McCormick Home Ranch, Camarillo, CA

  • Brittany was married on a gorgeous beach in Dana Point, California. Our lead artist MJ did the bride’s airbrush makeup and Paulina styled the bride’s hair.  Sarah also beautified the bridal party with airbrush makeup. Here are some of the...

  • We had so much fun getting to know Ashley and her mother.  These lovely ladies came to Veil Of Grace looking for a beauty team to doll up Ashley’s whole bridal party.  Ashley has gorgeous skin and never wears makeup.  She was looking for a natu...

  • Emily of Emily Magers Photography and Dawn Charles created a space for girlboss photographers to learn and expand their creativity together across the United States. And Veil of Grace was thrilled to provide striking bridal makeup and hair for their ...

It looks like Shannon had a fun morning getting ready for her wedding day! And how cute is her little puppy too!? Our artists Jamie and Ali dolled up Shannon and her bridal party for her wedding day in Ventura, CA.  Check out these beautiful photos from her bridal prep to her first look with her now husband.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Ali | Bridal Party MUAH: Jamie, Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Angelica Marie | Venue: Wedgewood Sterling Hills, Camarillo, CA

  • We were so thrilled to provide our services for Kiley’s remarkable wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA. Our lead artist Sarah did airbrush makeup complete with warm, soft tones and bold lashes while Paulina, Magali, Ali and Jamie helped glamor...

  • We are beyond flattered that Victoria choose the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team to be an important part of her wedding day.  Flying in from Europe just days before her celebration, there was no time for the traditional bridal trial.  That didn̵...

  • Kristen decided to have her engagement photos done on the same day as her bridal trial. This is a great way to see how your makeup photographs professionally and how long your hair will last. Airbrush makeup is a must especially for beach weddings an...

Our lead artist Jessica from San Diego applied gorgeous airbrush makeup and hair styling for this styled shoot! We were so excited to be a part of this new wedding venue in San Diego, located on Bankers Hill adjacent to Balboa Park. If you have not checked out Britt Scripps Manor, you must. They have a gorgeous bridal suite to get ready in, and there is plenty of room for your whole bridal party and family to stay the night. Check out the beautiful photos of the behind the scenes bridal prep for the styled shoot.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Jessica

Collaborators

Photography: Eric Killingsworth| Venue: Britt Scripps Manor, San Diego, CA

  • Marissa’s behind the scenes bridal prep photos were just too gorgeous to not share!  The Newhall Mansion has a stunning bridal suite for the bride and all of her bridal party to get ready in.  Our lead artists Sarah and Kerri did Marissa’...

  • Caitlyn’s bridal prep was held at the Westlake Village Inn.  The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had four artists there to beautify the bride and all of her bridal party.  We love her natural red hair and radiant elegance.  Take a look at some of her...

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

We were so excited to be a part of Kathryn’s wedding in Temecula! She was such a gorgeous bride. Our San Diego lead artist Rosy dolled up this beautiful bride to be! Here are some behind the scenes of Kathryn’s bridal prep and her gorgeous BHLDN dress from Anthropology.