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Together, with the most stunning team, we brought Cultivate’s vision to life for their bi-annual workshop in the Castaic hills. Inspired by earthy bohemian trends and the dry California heat, we styled the model’s minimal makeup with natural, muted hues and left her hair loose to embody summer freedom in the Golden State.

Our artist Sarah chose such a dreamy palette that paired beautifully with the gold tones of the surrounding chaparral. And Ashtyn fashioned gorgeous untamed curls, flowing and catching the light. Sometimes, less truly is more. An illuminating shadow and dewy lip created the most striking look, especially when combined with this sheer dress and it’s geometric accents! The tassels, cut-outs and lengthy train truly contributed to this desert feel alongside the model’s sunny makeup and tousled waves.

This is easily the epitome of inspiration for any easy-going, wild-at-heart bride. An effortless, unstructured hairstyle partially pulled back into a midway knot, gilded skin and blue skies. We were so privileged to have had the chance to work with such talented creatives in this bright, arid space to bring you these free-spirited vibes! To see last year’s workshop in Palm Springs, featuring daring tones and festival braids, click here.

Enjoy!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Ashtyn

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Emily Magers | Location: Castaic Lake, 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...

  • Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for y...

  • 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 salon owner, Samantha, invested her time and finances in a six-month program to specialize in extensions. Her training included multi-day conferences, continuing education online and technical evaluations. Upon completion, she received a Level 2 certification in the Natural Beaded Rows (NBR) hair extension method. This accreditation enables her to accommodate numerous clients seeking a natural, beautiful look by placing rows of hair using an exclusive bead and string technique. The extensions are then cut and colored to blend seamlessly with real hair, adding coveted length and volume.

Heather reached out to Samantha through Instagram where they messaged for weeks discussing the NBR process and whether or not it would be a good fit. After finding herself disappointed by several other extension methods, Heather decided to come in for Natural Beaded Rows Extensions. We’ve included her heartfelt review below.

“Wow, where do I start. Let me begin by saying that this review will not even get close to show my happiness and love with this salon, Samantha and her assistant Genesis in particular.  I’ve had extensions for 20 plus years. Over the years, I have tried a number of different applications and always went back to the microbraid sew-in. The last five years the NBR method has become quite popular and I’ve waited and waited for someone in Santa Clarita to practice this method. After building the courage to once again try a new method aside from the microbraid sew-in (I’ve had my hair trashed from most of the other applications tried where people promised miraculous results), I made my appointment to see Samantha. Let’s just say I am more than pleased and impressed with what Veil by Grace was able to accomplish and the professionalism that came with it! The hair that Samantha used has so far been A+. The color correcting she does, that’s included with the price of extensions was nothing less than superb. The friendliness and clients happiness is on the top of their list. For anyone that’s been wanting to try the “TRUE NBR METHOD”, this is the place to go. You will get taken care of, and leave feeling sexy, happy, and safe with your new set of extensions! ” – Heather W. via Yelp

Heather’s own words and the following gallery best showcase what a stunning difference the combination of an elite stylist and an unsurpassed technique can make! See more examples of Samantha’s work here and here. Heather, you look absolutely gorgeous!

  • 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 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...

  • Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time...

Being amidst the lush forest of Waterfall Lodge is already a stunning experience, but providing Hair and Airbrushed Makeup for Emily’s wedding day made it all the more special. Her beauty was undeniable against the backdrop of this serene, life-giving space where she said “I do.” The love between her and her new husband was powerful and felt in such an intimate atmosphere, which honored the nature of their connection—vivid, golden, timeless.

Our team’s approach to her bridal look was also inspired by the alluring energy of the redwoods, the sunlight spilling through. Magali tied in elements of the woodland floor with warm earth tones; a rust shadow and natural lip. The bride’s face was glowing, her lashes mirroring the fullness of the ferns. From the soft flush of her cheeks to bold brows, Emily’s makeup was flawless and paired beautifully with loose, romantic waves swept back into a crystal headpiece that Ashley had the pleasure of styling at one of the onsite guest cabins.

As a wedding photographer herself, our bride enjoyed using friends as vendors. Samantha, owner of Veil of Grace, did Emily’s hair way back when for her 6th grade graduation! Years later, we’re so thankful to be a part of the love here, at the beginning of this forever.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Ashley

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Nirav Patel| Coordination: Sugarlyn Events | Venue: Waterfall Lodge, Ben Lomond, CA

We asked Emily to share a little more about her love story and she kindly had so much to say!  Check out this Q & A with a Veil Of Grace Bride.

How did you and your spouse meet?  Jeff and I met over the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel! That always makes us laugh because it just feels like we have known each other our whole lives.

Describe how they proposed to you.I am a wedding photographer and had an engagement session in DTLA which I always ask Jeff to come with me so he can find parking for me because there is never any parking and I always run late because of it haha! So as I was shooting the session, Jeff was walking around with a sneaky photographer friend of mine scouting the perfect place to pop the question later! (I had no idea. in fact, I was not dressed for the occasion and was chipping off my nail polish in the car as we were driving into LA haha oops!) So after my session was over I met back up with Jeff and he had parked in my favorite parking garage in DTLA where the roof has such an incredible view of LA so as we were walking back to the car, I suggested us going up to the roof to see the sunset (he probably knew I was going to ask that haha) and as we got up there we were hugging and he looked at me and said, ” I’m sorry I haven’t proposed yet, it has been a crazy few months (it had been) and I just want it to be perfect!” I reassured him it was totally ok and that I was just excited for our future together whenever that started and he then said ” so how about now?” and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!! I was SHOCKED. completely not expecting it at all! My photographer friend Elizabeth came out from around the corner and captured the whole thing! We then went to my parents house to celebrate with friends and family he had meet us there! It was the BEST day! 🙂

What did you enjoy most about your wedding planning?  As a wedding photographer, I felt like I had a pretty good head on my shoulders when it came to planning and knowing which vendors I wanted to work with, I think the best part about planning was getting to use vendors that were my friends and who I always worked with and admired their work! It was such a fun aspect to our wedding, making things so personal.

How did you find the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team?  Sam used to babysit me when I was little!! I have known her and Sydney for forever! Sam actually did my hair for my 6th grade graduation as she was in beauty school 😉

What was your favorite part about your wedding day?  My favorite part of the wedding day was probably seeing Jeff for the first time and being surrounded by our favorite people in one place amongst the most gorgeous redwoods. It was such an insane experience.

What was your spouses reaction when they first saw you.  Jeff couldn’t stop smiling and he hugged me so so tight continuously telling me how beautiful I looked and how excited he was to marry me that day! It was the sweetest moment, I for sure cried.

If you could give any advise to our future brides, what would you want them to know.  The day is about YOU and YOUR SPOUSE committing to forever. All the other stuff can be set aside. If things don’t work out or come late or break or don’t look how you wanted, it doesn’t matter in the end. The day is still perfect and has so much meaning! Take moments throughout the day to take a deep breath and take it all in. It goes by fast and you don’t want to miss it! OH and hire veil of grace FOR SURE. no regrets there 🙂

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

  • 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...

  • In front of their closest family and friends Kaia and Alejando declared their love and commitment to each other.  No better place to share this intimate moment than the beautiful victorian estate, Newhall Mansion, tucked in the hills of Piru, Califor...

Maddy has been a long time color client of mine. I have been doing her hair way before I even opened Veil Of Grace Salon. Throughout the years, she struggled with thin hair. It even seemed to get worse when she stressed out about school or work. She was able to grow her hair long but the thickness is where she really struggled. After watching a few of my NBR videos and seeing the amazing transformations I was able to give some of my clients, she was dying to get them herself! Check out her incredible before and after photos below. My assistant and I brightened up her hair and added one row of Natural Beaded Rows Extensions.

So what all is included with my first NBR appointment?  Well, first time clients can expect to pay a package price.  This will include coloring your hair, all the hand-tied wefts needed for install, custom coloring your extensions, installing them, cutting, styling and before and after photos.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions transformation fill out your application through 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!

Start your transformation now!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

With over 50 weddings a year, we have rubbed shoulders with some of the best wedding vendors in the industry.  It the spirit of spreading the word we would like to share an amazing photography couple from the San Diego area.  Apparently we weren’t the only ones that thought they were worthy of sharing.  Check out this great feature about Astray featured in Wedding Hackers.

In the Instagram and Pinterest era, photography and videography have made their own special place in the wedding sphere.

It is very important to most couples to capture the special wedding day moments for amazing keepsakes and memories, but we encourage couples to keep a balanced perspective on photography and videography. With inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest, couples have expanded their wedding day photography and videography packages from capturing the ceremony and family photos to snapping images of every moment of the day from dawn to dusk.

It is key to be practical about how much footage is necessary. 1,000+ photos of your wedding day are often far more than the average couple will really need or appreciate. The reality years after the wedding is that only a few photos will be displayed in most couple’s home.

We love it when we find an amazing photographer who can capture the beauty and emotion of a wedding day, but also respects the couple’s choice to be practical with their needs. Astray Photography & Videography is a vendor that we love because they offer flexibility with their packages to accommodate a variety of budgets.

Authentic, organic, and raw is how Astray Photography describes their photographic style. While striving to maintain and produce high-quality content that is crisp and fresh, they aim to capture the sheer range of emotions felt on a newlywed’s special day. This San Diego based couple specializes in destination wedding and elopement photography. Beyond that, they also shoot engagement photos and videography.

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: Rosy

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Astray | Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar, 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...

  •      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...

  • Jessa was a gorgeous bride on her wedding day! She was such a natural beauty, we wanted to emphasize her style with a soft and elegant makeup look. Here are some behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep at the lovely Newhall Mansion. How adorable ...

Aimee reached out to me at Veil Of Grace Salon after seeing some NBR extension transformations through my social media. Her first issue was with her hair color at the time.  She had been struggling with finding a stylist who could make her a brunette with cooler blonde highlights. She was always getting a reddish brown color with chunky brassy highlights.

Our first step was to completely color correct her hair and get her in the direction that she wanted to go.  My assistant and I also custom colored her 18″ hand-tied weft extensions so they would seamlessly blend into her own hair.  She is rocking two rows of NBR Extensions. Don’t they look fabulous! And what a color transformation too!  If you too are looking to change up your color and add a bit of thickness to your own hair, NBR extensions are for you.

So what all is included with my first NBR appointment?  Well, first time clients can expect to pay a package price.  This will include coloring your hair, all the hand-tied wefts needed for install, custom coloring your extensions, installing them, cutting, styling and before and after photos.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions transformation fill out your application through 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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  • Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time...

  • 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...

If you are still looking for that perfect Southern California wedding venue, look no further.  Hummingbird Nest Ranch is the spot you have been looking for.  Let’s hear what they have to say about their one of a kind property.

From the sweeping vistas to the finest details, Hummingbird Nest is an event venue unlike any other and it simply takes your breath away. Nestled in the Santa Susana Mountains less than a half hour from L.A., this extraordinary property boasts an exquisite main villa with regal Spanish architecture and décor, a gorgeous array of outdoor spaces perfect for ceremonies, receptions and private events, giving guests a feeling of unsurpassed warmth and luxury.

This extensive property with its shaded groves of olive trees, sparkling fountains, romantic accommodations, and stunning canyon setting is absolutely one-of-a-kind. Today Hummingbird Nest is one of Simi Valley’s best kept secrets, and is a spectacular site for special events including weddings, private parties, movie/tv and photo shoots. Hummingbird Nest is the perfect venue for anyone looking to put on a truly spectacular and memorable event.

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: Sarah | Bridal Party Airbrush Makeup: Jenna

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Lucas Rossi | Coordination: Details Darling | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Santa Susana, CA

  • 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...

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

  • Well if you didn’t already guess from the title, these two high school science partners solved the ultimate chemistry problem, love!  As Kelly recalls, her fiance Logan crushed on her for his entire high school career before asking her out.  No...

Jennifer reached out because she was wanting to try a sewn-in method of hair extensions.  She used to wear tape-in wefts, but always seemed to have a problem hiding them, especially when wearing her hair up.  And who wants to be restricted in wearing their hair up.  Not me!  Now that I think about it my hair is up more then it is down haha.   For Jennifer, I transitioned her to a more cool toned blonde with two rows of 16″ weft extensions. Her two rows were custom colored and toned to blend with her her hair color. Take a look a her before and after extension photos below.

So what all is included with my first NBR appointment.  Well, first time clients can expect to pay a package price.  This will include coloring your hair, all the hand-tied wefts needed for install, custom coloring your extensions, installing them, cutting, styling and before and after photos.  To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions transformation fill out your application through 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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

In front of their closest family and friends Kaia and Alejando declared their love and commitment to each other.  No better place to share this intimate moment than the beautiful victorian estate, Newhall Mansion, tucked in the hills of Piru, California.  Kaia’s chose a classic center part half up, half down bridal hairstyle that really framed her place perfectly.  Kaia also chose a soft, next to nothing, airbrush makeup look with nude eyes and natural lips.  What a beautiful bride!  We wish Kaia and her husband the best as they embark on a life of adventure together.

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: Kylie Chevalier | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hannah hired the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team to travel to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA to do her wedding makeup and hair. The team also dolled up the bridal party, mother of the bride and a few family members who flew in from England....

Chelsea has been a regular NBR extension client of mine for a few months now. She was looking to brighten up her color and add some longer hair for her birthday! What a fun way to celebrate you, with a refresh glam session on your hair! I added a few brighter blonde pieces within her extensions. She is rocking one row of 22″ weft extension and a second row of a mix of 18″ and 22″ hand tied weft extensions. She was not completely due to replace all of her hair, so I took out a few of her old darker pieces and replaced them with some fresh new hair. Her own natural hair was refreshed with a few brighter face framing pieces as well. Check out her gorgeous before and after photos.

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions transformation fill out your application through 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!

  • 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...

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  • Maddy has been a long time color client of mine. I have been doing her hair way before I even opened Veil Of Grace Salon. Throughout the years, she struggled with thin hair. It even seemed to get worse when she stressed out about school or work. She ...

When Emily Magers, cofounder of the Cultivate Workshop, called to participate in this years event, we jumped at the chance!  This was Veil Of Grace’s third year providing flawless bridal airbrush makeup and hairstyling to the models.  So you might be wondering, what is Cultivate Workshop?  Well in their own words,

“CULTIVATE is a photography workshop created for the woman with a desire to grow in her business, cultivate community, and dig a little deeper into becoming the girlboss of her dreams. Led by Dawn Charles and Emily Magers, CULTIVATE is a 3 day getaway for like-minded women, eager to learn, grow, and be inspired together. We believe community and creativity are some of the most vital aspects of what we do, and this workshop is a space we’ve dreamed up to celebrate just that.”

If you are a new photographer looking to find your style, or a seasoned wedding professional looking to refine your craft, I would highly recommend this workshop.  To be honest I don’t know much about photography but the photos that come from these workshops are always breathtaking.  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: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Ashtyn

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Emily Magers

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 bea...

Mitch has been a long time color client of mine at Veil Of Grace Salon.  She always had a decent amount of hair.  However, she was looking for that extra oomph to give her more fullness at her ends and a bit of length.  One row of 18″ hand tied weft extensions did just the trick! I custom colored her extension to blend in with her color that we have been doing.  The fun part with extensions for me, once you install them, is the cutting part! Yes, the cutting part. I know what you’re thinking, oh no!  Why are you cutting the hair that you just put in!  The extensions have to be cut to blend.  I add layers and texture the extensions to make them more realistic and look like real hair.  You know you have seen those awful extensions that don’t blend.. am I right!  Everything with my NBR installation is customized to you!  No two clients are alike, and neither should be your extensions. Check out Mitch’s before and after photos below.

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions transformation fill out your application through 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!

  • My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensio...

  • 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...

  • Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time...

There is just so much to unpack here.  I mean where do I start…the beautiful flowing dress, the grooms textured white tux jacket, or the quintessential urban Los Angeles wedding venue.  I guess I’ll start with what caught my eye first, Megan’s beautiful Sophia Tollie dress.  If you are unfamiliar with this Australian wedding dress designer, your welcome!  I highly recommend that you include her collections in your search for the perfect dress.  The designer, Sophia Apostolides, seems to capture the perfect amount of modern romance and timeless elegance.  I would get married again just to have the chance to wear this dress haha.

The second thing your probably wondering is where is this hidden wedding venue gem.  Well the Millwick is located in the heart of Los Angeles arts district, just minutes from downtown.  “Originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse, Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 square foot floor plan (4,500 sq ft interior + 2,500 sq ft garden courtyard) melding both interior and exterior areas. Millwick is an excellent wedding site for up to 175 people for garden ceremonies and receptions. Located downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the Arts District, Millwick is convenient to many of the best new and historic hotels, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offer.”

Check out the photos below, I know that’s why you’re really here!  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: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Sophie Brindle | Coordination: Sugarlyn Events | Venue: Millwick, Los Angeles, CA

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

My NBR Extension client Nicole came back in for her maintenance “bump up” appointment. This included a retightening of her rows and color if needed. The first time she came to me, we transitioned her to a more “lived-in” color. This is a more natural rooted look that is low maintenance but still has a pop of brightness around the face. When she was due for her bump up, we decided that she just needed a toner for her hair and a re glaze on her extensions to cool them down again. With all color, it can tend to lighten or warm up over time. This is due to a number of factors including being in the sun and how often you wash your hair. I gave her hair and her extensions a trim too. The extensions are real hair, and must be taken care of like you would do so on your own hair. They need to be hydrated with leave in styling products, detangling products and a trim at every bump up appointment.

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out your application through 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!

  • 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...

  • Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time...

  • 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...

Well if you didn’t already guess from the title, these two high school science partners solved the ultimate chemistry problem, love!  As Kelly recalls, her fiance Logan crushed on her for his entire high school career before asking her out.  Now that is what I call a slow reaction rate.  Okay enough with the chemistry references, I’m sure science class wasn’t your favorite either.  Back to story.

It was New Years Eve on a beautiful Southern California night, and unlike me, a mother of two, Kelly and Logan were on a boat in Marina del Rey to celebrate the big night in style.  (I hope my husband reads this, maybe he could learn something from Logan here!).  Not only was this one of the coolest spots in the world to catch the fireworks, this was also the spot where Logan took Kelly for lunch on their very first date.  Now I know why their married, Logan is a real catch!  I think you can sea where this is going…Logan got down on one knee to ask Kelly to be his first mate for life.

When we caught up with Kelly after she tied the knot, we asked her a couple questions about her big day.  The one answer that really touched us was her description of her first look.  I’ll let Kelly tell this one,

“My favorite part of my wedding day was turning the first corner down the aisle and seeing Logan’s face. He was in tears in about 1.2 seconds and made me feel like I was an angel or something.  In Logan’s words he said it was like he felt and saw his whole world walking towards him and he couldn’t hold in tears because of how beautiful and grateful he was that this was his life.”
I mean if that doesn’t pull on your heart strings you need to see the doctor!  That is so freakin sweet.  I just love hearing brides describe their wedding day.  It’s one thing for us to see their excitement during the wedding prep but another to hear them share all the intimate moments we didn’t get a chance to see.  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: Jessica Janeen | Bridal Hairstyling: Jamie

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Photography: Carrie Vines

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My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensions a try and see if they worked for her. And of course, she loves them!

I installed just one row of 18″ hand-tied weft extensions using the Natural Beaded Rows extension method. I refreshed her lived in color and also tried to cut as much brass out as I could within her first visit. Blondes always tend to warm up over time. I mixed some fresh highlights with lowlights to break up her old color and to give her some contrast and coolness to her hair tones. I custom colored her extensions to help blend into her own hair too. Take a look at her before and after photos below.

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out your application through 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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My Linh’s traditional Vietnamese wedding clothes definitely caught my attention as I was downloading her wedding album.  It got me thinking, what is the history behind these elaborate outfits.  So thanks to Wikipedia I found out the bride’s outfit is called a Áo dài and the groom’s outfit is called a Áo gấm.  These intricately embroidered gowns are modeled after the royal outfits worn by the last imperial family of Veitnam, the Nguyễns.  So Vietnamese couples can trace this wedding day tradition back to the early 1800s.

I absolutely love the incorporation of traditional cultural elements in the wedding ceremony.  When you have been reviewing wedding photos for the better part of ten years, a little variety is always welcomed!  I hope you enjoy these beautiful moments between My Linh and her husband.  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 and Hair: Jessica

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Photography: Gabriel Conover

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Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time to brighten up her faded out copper hair color and invest in a no-damage hair extension method.

My assistant and I added a few baby-lights to break up her darker boxed died hair color and reglazed her with a rich vibrant copper hue.  We installed two rows of 18″ NBR extensions.  This helped fill in the gaps she had within her length and even thickened up her hair.  Who doesn’t love thick, full hair?  Her extensions were custom colored to help give that seem-less blend with her new copper hair color that we did.  Check out these amazing before and after photos.  This is making me want to go back to being a red head!

To get started on your Natural Beaded Rows Extensions fill out your application through 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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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

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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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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

  • Hannah hired the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team to travel to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA to do her wedding makeup and hair. The team also dolled up the bridal party, mother of the bride and a few family members who flew in from England....

  • Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for y...

  • 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......

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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

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!

 

 

 

  • My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensio...

  • Veil Of Grace salon owner, Samantha, invested her time and finances in a six-month program to specialize in extensions. Her training included multi-day conferences, continuing education online and technical evaluations. Upon completion, she received ...

  • 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...

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!

 

 

  • 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...

  • Jennifer reached out because she was wanting to try a sewn-in method of hair extensions.  She used to wear tape-in wefts, but always seemed to have a problem hiding them, especially when wearing her hair up.  And who wants to be restricted in wearing...

  • 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...

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

 

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!

 

  • My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensio...

  • 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...

  • Chelsea has been a regular NBR extension client of mine for a few months now. She was looking to brighten up her color and add some longer hair for her birthday! What a fun way to celebrate you, with a refresh glam session on your hair! I added a few...

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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.

 

  • Maddy has been a long time color client of mine. I have been doing her hair way before I even opened Veil Of Grace Salon. Throughout the years, she struggled with thin hair. It even seemed to get worse when she stressed out about school or work. She ...

  • Veil Of Grace salon owner, Samantha, invested her time and finances in a six-month program to specialize in extensions. Her training included multi-day conferences, continuing education online and technical evaluations. Upon completion, she received ...

  • 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...

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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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.

  • Maddy has been a long time color client of mine. I have been doing her hair way before I even opened Veil Of Grace Salon. Throughout the years, she struggled with thin hair. It even seemed to get worse when she stressed out about school or work. She ...

  • 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...

  • My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensio...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 one...

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

  • 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 ...

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

  • 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 ...

 

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.

  • 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...

  • My NBR Extension client Nicole came back in for her maintenance “bump up” appointment. This included a retightening of her rows and color if needed. The first time she came to me, we transitioned her to a more “lived-in” color...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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 &...

  • 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 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!

 

 

 

  • Mitch has been a long time color client of mine at Veil Of Grace Salon.  She always had a decent amount of hair.  However, she was looking for that extra oomph to give her more fullness at her ends and a bit of length.  One row of 18″ hand tied...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In front of their closest family and friends Kaia and Alejando declared their love and commitment to each other.  No better place to share this intimate moment than the beautiful victorian estate, Newhall Mansion, tucked in the hills of Piru, Califor...

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

  • 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’...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Teresa came to me looking to not only fix her hair color but try and nurse her previously damaged hair back to life.  Teresa’s overly processed hair was no longer strong enough to withstand her old hair extension method.  It was definitely time...

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  • 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...

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!
  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • 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 &...

  • 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...

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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for y...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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!
  • My sweet client Makenna reached out to me because she was looking to add a bit more fullness to her long hair. Also, who wouldn’t want gorgeous Victoria Secret hair for their wedding!? With her wedding coming up, she wanted to give NBR extensio...

  • 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 missin...

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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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • If you are still looking for that perfect Southern California wedding venue, look no further.  Hummingbird Nest Ranch is the spot you have been looking for.  Let’s hear what they have to say about their one of a kind property. From the sweeping...

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.


  • 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...

  • 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 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...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 one...

     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
  • 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...

  • 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 ab...

  • 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...

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!

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

  • Together, with the most stunning team, we brought Cultivate’s vision to life for their bi-annual workshop in the Castaic hills. Inspired by earthy bohemian trends and the dry California heat, we styled the model’s minimal makeup with natural, muted h...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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

  • Together, with the most stunning team, we brought Cultivate’s vision to life for their bi-annual workshop in the Castaic hills. Inspired by earthy bohemian trends and the dry California heat, we styled the model’s minimal makeup with natural, muted h...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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

 

  • 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...

  • 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 bea...

  • 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...

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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

 

  • 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 &...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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 Hol...

  • 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 bea...

  • 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 ...

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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mitch has been a long time color client of mine at Veil Of Grace Salon.  She always had a decent amount of hair.  However, she was looking for that extra oomph to give her more fullness at her ends and a bit of length.  One row of 18″ hand tied...

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

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

  • 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...

  • Well if you didn’t already guess from the title, these two high school science partners solved the ultimate chemistry problem, love!  As Kelly recalls, her fiance Logan crushed on her for his entire high school career before asking her out.  No...

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

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Being amidst the lush forest of Waterfall Lodge is already a stunning experience, but providing Hair and Airbrushed Makeup for Emily’s wedding day made it all the more special. Her beauty was undeniable against the backdrop of this serene, life-givin...

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 

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

  • Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for y...

  • 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 one...

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!