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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!

 

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

 

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!

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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.

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

 

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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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!

 

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

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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

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

  • 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...

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.


  • 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...

  • 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...

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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

     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

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

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

Morgan had three rows of Hand Tied Hair Extensions installed this past week.  She naturally has really really thick hair!  So one or two rows was not enough hair to blend into her natural hair.  As a high maintenance blonde, and constantly using hot tools for styling, Morgan’s hair has not been growing as fast as she would like.  She always dreamt of long gorgeous hair.  Now, she can have the hair she always wanted with NO DAMAGE! The hair extensions are 100% human hair.  I added a custom blend of extensions to help give her dimension as well as color depth at her roots.

Service Details:

100% Human Hair: lasts 6-9 months

Three Rows of Sewn In Wefts Installed: retighten every 6-8 weeks

Total Time at the Salon: 3 hours

Hair Extensions Installation and Styling by Veil Of Grace Owner, Samantha

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

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

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

Veil Of Grace 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!

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

Is your hair long but fine?  Adding just one row of hand tied hair extensions can help thicken up your own hair! This extension method uses NO heat, NO glue and creates NO damage to your natural hair. How awesome is that!  After Paulina had her sweet baby girl, like most moms, she lost A LOT of her thick, beautiful hair postpartum.  She felt her hair was especially thinning around her face.  This invisible sewing technique has minimal points of contact and last 6- 8 weeks before it needs to be re-installed.  Paulina now feels like she has the beautiful hair she once had, and the best part is, no one can tell she is even wearing extensions! 😉

DETAILS:

100% Human Hair: lasts 6-9 months

One Row of Sewn In Wefts: retighten every 6-8 weeks

Total Time at the Salon: 1.5 hours

Hair Extensions Installation and Styling by Veil Of Grace Owner, Samantha

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.

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah

Photography: Richard Clark

Venue: Gerry Ranch

 

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!

 

Makeup : #VOGsarah

Hair : #VOGpaulina

Venue: @camarilloranchevents

Planning + Styling: @cynthiaalexanderevents

Photography: @teresamariephotos

Videography: @stilltalkingproductions

Florals: @emilyreynoldsdesign

Ribbon: @illumesilks

Cake + Desserts: @sugarlabbakeshop

Rentals: @partypleasers

Hair + MU: @veilofgrace

Catering: @djscaliforniacatering

DJ: @voxdjs

Photo booth: @voxdjsphotobooths

Lighting: Wendee’s Occasions

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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.

We can’t wait to share the most natural hair extension method on the market with you!  Book your complimentary hair extension consultation today by calling our salon manager, 661-888-1880.

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.

Makeup and Hair: #VOGjacqueline

Photography: Art is for Lovers

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.

Lead VOG artist: #VOGvanessa
bridal party VOG Artists : #VOGphoebe #VOGrosy
Photography : Tony Wodarck @tonywodarck
Venue: Casa Romantica @casaromanticaweddings
Video: Sam De Leon & Deana De Leon @s_deleon & @deanacake
Second Shooter: Jordan Kudla @jordankudla
Florist: Shannon O’Neill @cargo_creative
Coordinator: Cori @eventsbycori
Food – Iva Lee’s @ivaleescatering
Hair and makeup: Veil of Grace @veilofgrace

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!

Bridal Makeup and Hair: #VOGJessica 
Bridal Party: #VOGrosy #VOGalijeanrose
planning + design: @lunawilddesign
photo: @meganeguerrero
video: @honeybunchco
florals: @layeredvintage
food: @amihoexperience
bar: @barcon_
rentals: @hostesshaven
paper goods: @twinkleandtoast
lounges: @adorefolklore
tables, chairs, lights: @stecklaireventco
photobooth: @amigobooth

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!

 

 

Photography – @katiebranch

Venue// catering – @estancialajolla

Planning+Design – @The_Joy_Parade

Floral – @LayeredVintage

Furniture Rental – @wittyrentals // @classicparty

Tabletop Rental – @hostesshaven

Band – Essence Entertainment

DJ – @sleepinggiantmusic

Desserts – @heytherecupcake_

Ceremony Living wall – @Instantjungleinternational

Videographer – @KLfilms

Hair + Makeup – @veilofgrace

Lighting – Five Star A/V

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

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

Photography : Becca Rillo

Models : Kelli Goss , Casey David, Tashia McIntosh

Body Jewelry and Glitter : Gypsy Shrine

Makeup : Veil Of Grace #VOGmagali #VOGsamantha

Videography : The Wedel Collective

 

 

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

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

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

Photo: @jordangalindophoto
Design + Planning: @detailsdarling
Florals: @shindigchic
Calligraphy: @doubledippedcalligraphy
Hair + Makeup: @veilofgrace
Desserts: @sweetnsaucyshop
Donuts: @donutprincessla 
​Photobooth: @thephotobarr​

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

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

 

Photographer: Brooke Boroughs Photography
Coordination: Honeyfitzevents
Blooms: Lark Farnum Design
Venue: Caltech Events
Hair & MUA: Veil Of Grace
Rentals: LA Best Rental
DJ: Vox Djs
Cake: Crust and Crumble Bakery

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

Photography: Michael Anthony Photography

Makeup and Hair: Veil Of Grace

Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events

Venue: Newhall Mansion

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

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

Photography : Emily Magers

Workshop: @cultivateworkshop
Emily Magers: @emily.magers
Dawn Charles: @dawn.charles
Florals: @rootedflorals
Engagement model Caleb & Stefanie: @unshakablecrown
Styling: @kelseyraedesigns
Dresses: @theenglishdept
Make up & hair: @veilofgrace
Wedding Models Rachael & Andrew: @rachelreinertstudio @phacebook
Video: @leocabal
Stationary: @twinkleandtoast
Crown: @thecrowncollective
Rentals: @Circarentals
Rings: @Trumpetandhorn
Glasswear: @Prettyvintagerentals
Swag Vendors:
Bags: @finelifeco
Wood boxes: @makeandstow
Rolelrs: @shopmonta
Print: @jenessawait
Cards/waxseal: @twinkleandtoast

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

How did you and your husband meet?

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

Tell us about your proposal? 

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

How did find Veil Of Grace?

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

What was your favorite part about your wedding day?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Photography : Love Sprung Photography

Videography : Ammari Productions

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Dress : Bella Wedding Bridal

Ceremony Location : Dana Point Marriott

Reception Location : Breakwater Events

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

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

 

Photography : L Marie Photo

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Camarillo Ranch

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

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

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

What was your favorite part about your wedding day: Our favorite part of our wedding day was having all of our favorite people in one place.
What was your husbands reaction when he first saw you:  My husband had a huge grin when he saw me.
How was your experience with Veil Of Grace My experience with Veil of Grace leading up to the wedding and on the day of the wedding was incredible.  Sydney made the wedding process feel so easy… she made a flawless schedule and I felt so confident that we would be on time.  All seven of my bridesmaids and the two moms loved their hair and make-up!! Seriously, there wasn’t one person who wasn’t happy with their service.  We also had so much fun time getting ready with Sarah, Paulina, Magali, Jamie, and Ali!!  
What tips would you give our future brides about makeup and hair – Do a trial run and be honest during the trial about what you would like to change.

Photography : Lucas Rossi Photography 

Venue : Cielo Farms

Makeup : Veil Of Grace

Cake : Susie Cakes Bakery

Rentals : Premiere Rentals

Coordination and Florals : Chloe and Mint

DJ : Red Shoe La

Videography: Bride and Zoom Films

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

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

 

Photography : William Innes Photography

Florals : Acton Creative Flowers

Videography : Matrimony Films

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Newhall Mansion

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

How did me and my husband meet?
-We met through a mutual friend in high school. Although we went to rival high schools in Santa Clarita, me (Valencia) and Loy (Hart) knew from the moment we started dating this was going to be something special! After countless high school dances, graduations, college, and the start of “adulting,” we decided to tie the knot almost 8 years later!
 
How did he propose?
-Although I find out everything, and I mean EVERYTHING Loy tries to hide from me, he completely surprised me! He asked a family friend to take some picutres of us at Bridgeport Lake (where we had taken so many high school dance pictures)! He told me it was for the friend’s portfolio, and I still can’t believe I believed him! On the day he popped the question, I asked, “are you sure you aren’t going to propose?,” Loy denied it and I fell for it AGAIN! With the perfect lighting and not another soul around, he got down on one knee and said some nice things that neither one of us can remember and I of course said YES! After we went straight to one of our favorite restaurants  Wolf Creek and both of our entire families were there! Although his immediate family knew it was going to happen, only my parents on my side knew, so it was so fun surprising my whole family!
 
How did you come to find Veil of Grace?
-I met Sam at the Wolf Creek Brewery Wedding event. One of my best friends Anna had Sam as a hairdresser and raved about her talent. Her team’s pictures online and social media of their past work completely sold me. 
 
What was the favorite part about your wedding day?
-My favorite part of my day, besides feeling completely beautiful was being married by the same person that married my parents over 25 years ago. To have all of his marriage advice, guidance and blessings on our favorite day was amazing. Also, it rained briefly when  everyone was on our dance floor,  and everyone stayed dancing… that was SO cool!!
 
How was your experience with Veil of Grace?
-My experience with VOG was 100% amazing. The team showed up on time and were able to get through my 8 bridesmaids, 2 aunts, 2 moms, and 1 grandma all within a matter of hours, and everyone looked perfect. It was great to have a full schedule weeks before so that there were no questions about who was getting what done and at what time. It allowed the day to run so smoothly. I even had some bridesmaids add some additional services and the team was able to accommodate that without any problems. 
 
What tips would you tell future Brides about makeup and hair?
-To the future brides, remember it is your one day to feel your most beautiful and have 1,000,000 pictures to look back  on. Pick makeup and hair that doesn’t require any thinking on your special day, you’ll have a few other things on your mind! VOG allowed every moment of my getting ready experience to run seamlessly. And I felt completely gorgeous beyond my grand exit!
 
What was your husband’s reaction when he first saw you?
-Oh husband!!! That  is still so fun to hear!!!! His reaction was instant tears, along with every other groomsman!!! A bride’s true dream 🙂 

 

Photography : Laura Moll Photography

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : McCormick Ranch

Flowers : Stacey’s Petals and Stems

Wedding Dress : Catherine Deane 

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

 

Photography : Angelica Marie Photography

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Wedgewood Sterling Hills

Florals : Valley Oak Bloom

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

 

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Photography : Eric Killingsworth

Venue: Britt Scripps Inn

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

 

Wedding Gown| Amalia by Eddy K | BHLDN Boutique by Anthropologie
Videographer | Ryan Films SD
Cake | Bo Cakes
Bridesmaids & Groosmen Attire | David’s Bridal 
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Photo Booth | S’more Play
Ceremony Strings | Oceanside String Quartet

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 is the photo of her mother and sisters swooning over their first look of the bride.

Photography : Teri B Photography

Venue : Newhall Mansion

Florals : Acton Creative Flowers

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Wedding Dress : BHLDN

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

I enjoyed getting to know Kalen through her bridal trial process. She was so sweet and straight to the point. This bride knew exactly what she wanted for her makeup and hair on her wedding day. I fell in love with her gorgeous wedding photos (curtesy of Brooke Borough.. she is amazing!). So I just had to share some behind the scenes of Kalen’s bridal prep, along with other wedding day details. She married the love of her life with her two beautiful daughters. Check out how adorable they are!

 

 

Photography : Brooke Borough Photography

Florals : Emily Reynolds Design

Coordination : Paper Heart Events

Venue : McCormick Home Ranch

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Wedding Dress : Pebbles Bridal

I just had to share some behind the scenes photos from Vallery’s bridal prep. Her wedding photos are too good to not share with you! Her bridal prep was done at the Hyatt in Valencia, CA. Vallery has naturally gorgeous long hair that was curled and set, to prolong her hairstyle throughout the day. Airbrush makeup was a must for the all day event. As you can see, the airbrush makeup created a flawless finish on her beautiful skin. Individual lashes were applied for a natural, yet full look to help accentuate her gorgeous brown eyes. The bride wanted a soft smokey eye, and I think this was the perfect fit for her look and style.

 

Photography : Michael Anthony Photography

Wedding Dress : Maggie Sottero Designs

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Saint Johns Baptist Church

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’s airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her wedding day.

Photography : Danto Photography | Venue : Newhall Mansion | Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events | Florist : Celebrate | Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace | Cake : Jill’s Cake | Rentals : 24-7 Events

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 gravitate towards bridal makeup and hairstyling.  I quickly fell in love with airbrush makeup for its unique qualities brides have come to love.  After a few years of growing my bridal business, I knew I needed to develop a team of artists that shared my passion for beautifying brides.

I now am the proud director of an amazing team of talented artists who would love to be a part of your wedding day!  I can confidently guarantee that each bride will be in great hands with the makeup artists and hairstylists on the team.  Each team member brings a excellent mix of artistic talent, experience and professionalism.

The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team has been servicing weddings in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks and Ventura County.  The team is expanding to Orange County, San Diego and Temecula. VOG is also excited to announce an exclusive partnership with THM Extensions. We will now be offering clip-in extensions for all our future brides!


Photography : L Marie Photo

Videography : The Wedel Collective

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 creative juices flowing. And how cool is this new venue in Tijuana, Mexico!? Check out photos from our styled shoot below. Our San Diego Artist Rosy did airbrush makeup and hairstyling on the beautiful model.

design + planning: Luna Wild Design
florals: Bloom Babes
venue: One Bunk , San Diego
photo magic: Gantes.Co
hair + makeup: Veil Of Grace
paper goods: Odd Daughter Co
table top goodies: Hostess Haven

Published On Green Wedding Shoes

Our gorgeous bride Skylar was married at the beautiful Gardens at Los Robles in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team’s lead artists Sarah and Kerri beautified our bride. The team also dolled up her fabulous bridal party. We are loving her gorgeous wedding dress with the gold shimmer details at the bottom! And her flowers are to die for, gorgeous would be an understatement. The bride had airbrush makeup and tousled curls for her wedding day. We were so honored to be a part of your special day, and wish you and your husband all the happiness!

Photography: Chard Photography | Venue: The Gardens at Los Robles | Florist: Lavenders Flowers | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace | Bridesmaid Dresses : David’s Bridal | Event Coordination : Kelly Melo | Design : The Bride ( The Food Artist ) | Videographer : Amari Productions  | Photo-booth : Kiki Booth

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 Danielle for her wedding day. The bride was married at the beautiful Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Here are some behind the scenes of Danielle’s bridal prep and her bridal party.

 

Photography : Brooke Borough Photography |Coordination : Festive Event Planning | Flowers : Oak Barrel and Bloom Co. |Bridal Salon : Lovely Bride | Bridesmaids Dress : Show me Your MuMu | Bridal Makeup : Veil Of Grace | Featured on : Magnolia Rouge | Videography : Forestry Films | Venue: Ceremony: Wayfarer’s Chapel; Reception: Private Estate | Bride’s Gown: Nicole Miller  | Bride’s Shoes: Vince | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering | Rentals: Town & Country | Vintage Glassware: Otis & Pearl | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen |Lighting: Islay Events |  DJ: Dart DJs

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 and engagement shoots. Kristen lives in Arizona since her fiance travels all over playing in the MLB. Our soon to be bride is having a destination wedding here in California, and the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team are so excited to be a part of it.

Photography by William Innes

Makeup and Hair by Veil Of Grace

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 behind the scenes photos of the bride and bridal party enjoying the morning of in the bride’s lovely family home on the beach.

Photography : Emily Magers

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.  Hannah was an absolutely gorgeous bride! Below are a few behind the scenes photos from her bridal prep and reception.  Hannah was married at Catalina View Gardens.

 Photography by Elysium Photography

Bridal Prep : Terranea Resort

Wedding Venue : Catalina View Gardens

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 found our amazing husbands.  I remember Heather lighting up when talking about Nick. I got to witness their relationship blossom from dating, to being engaged, to standing by her side while she married the man of her dreams. I even got to doll up my best friend on her wedding day! She was such a stunning bride. I am so happy to share some of the behind the scenes makeup photos from the morning of the wedding day.

Photography : Michael Anthony Photography

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Weddings and Events

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Flowers : Celebrate

Dj : Oh Watta Night Entertainment

Venue : Westlake Village Inn

 

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 behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep. We were so happy to be a part of your wedding day!

Photography : Nick Charrow

Venue : Gerry Ranch

Samantha has known Michelle for years!  Not only has she been a great hair client of Samantha, but a dear friend as well.  We were so happy that she wanted to book Veil Of Grace for her wedding day!  Our beauty team made sure to take great care of her and her bridal party!  Michelle was married at a private home in Sand Canyon.  Her wedding was every bit of tropical bohemian goodness!  We are loving all of her wedding details, check them out below!

Photography by Ashley Burns

Flowers by Acton Creative Flowers

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 and makeup done in the quaint cottage on the property.  Mary had a very romantic rustic wedding on a beautiful California spring day.  She was a stunning bride!  We are swooning over her amazing photos from Brooke Boroughs Photography!  Enjoy some of the bridal prep photos below, along with some other special moments from her wedding day!

Photography By Brooke Borough 

Venue: @hummingbirdnestranch | Photography: @brooke_borough | Design & Coordination: @tdahlgrenevents | Florals: @egfloraldesign | Videographer: @bgsproductions | DJ: @90210ent – DJ Nathan | Make-up: @veilofgrace | Rentals: @arentalconnection | Catering: @commandperformancecatering | Cake: @sweetartbakesho | Wedding Dress: @lovelybride | Veil: @lovelybride | Headpiece: Olivia Vaatete Fiser | Groom’s Attire: @ted_baker | Groomsmen Attire: @dkny | Bridesmaid’s Fashion: @jennyyoonyc | Bridesmaid’s Necklaces: @goldandgray | Marble Place Settings: Brewster Marble Company | Invites: @smittenonpaper | Second Shooter: @dustinwaller

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 and hair styling. Here are some behind the scene photos of Brianna’s bridal prep.

Photographer/Videographer: Noteworthy Weddings 

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Florist: Poppyhill Flowers

Venue: Altadena Town & Country Club

 Dress Designer: Essense of Australia

 Shoes: Sam Edelman

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 natural look, with enough of the “bridal glow” to make her feel extra special on her wedding day.  We decided on a classic black eyeliner, and kept the color on her eyelid a natural pink tone.  We loaded a ton of individual eyelashes to make her beautiful eyes pop, but still look natural.  Her hair was styled down with a lot of body and a loose curls.  Take a look at a few more of her lovely wedding photos below.

Photography by Miki and Sonja

Coordination by Tricia Dahlgren Wedding and Events

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 styled shoot was in honor of our military and their families who continue to support their loved fighting for our country. Our couple in the styled shoot are actually married.  Carlos is in the Navy and stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA .  He and his wife Kai are the proud parents of two beautiful children.

 

United We Stand Vendors

Venue: HNYPT

Photography: Meghan Christine Photography

Florals: Revel Petals

Event Planner: Debra Meadows Events

Rentals: Premiere Party Rentals

Video: Lucas Christenson

Makeup: Veil of Grace

Paper Goods/Calligraphy: Simply Rooted Calligraphy

Cakes: Sweet E’s Bake Shop

Macarons: Les Petits

Custom Cocktail: Zush By Design

Dress: Unique Vintage

Shoes: Louis Vuitton

Models: Kai and Carlos Frias

The Veil Of Grace team went to the beautiful Newhall Mansion in Piru, CA to beautify Lindsey and her bridal party!  Lindsey is an artist and wanted a fun, funky look for her bridal hairstyling.  On the day of her wedding we completely changed the look she had originally decided on her bridal trial.  She was looking through our company Instagram and came across a photo we had posted of a knotted mohawk.  She loved this look and decided it was just right for her wedding day!  We were so excited to do something completely different than the typical bridal hairstyling.  She totally pulled it off, and looked incredible on her wedding day!

 

Photography : William Innes Photography

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

MUAH : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Newhall Mansion

Rentals : 24/7 Events

Photo Booth : Photo Touch Photobooth

Wedding Dress : Hayley Paige