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

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

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

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

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

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

Now that you are engaged, let the wedding planning process begin!  Planning a wedding is a very exciting time, but can also be overwhelming as you navigate through all the logistics of the event.  As you begin to research a hair and makeup team for your wedding, you want to make sure they understand your unique vision, and have the experience and expertise to bring it to life.  To help you make the best choice for your memorable day, take a minute to read these tips for choosing the right bridal beauty team.

The Do’s and Dont’s when booking a makeup artist and hair stylist.

1.  Do your research on who you are interested in booking, including their website, reviews, and photos.

~  Do not book someone without knowing their training and experience.

2.  Do a trial run for your makeup and hair styling 6 months prior to your wedding.  This will provide an actual experience for what your “wedding day” makeup and hair could possibly look like.

~  Do not have a friend, whom could be inexperienced in the beauty industry, do your makeup and hair.  If you book your bridal trial in advance, you should have plenty of time to find someone else if you are not happy with the service.

3.  Do coordinate your bridal trial on the day of your engagement shoot, bridal shower, dress fitting, or a special night out with the girls.  This way you can maximize the cost of having your hair and makeup professionally done.

~  Do not go home and wash your face right away.  Actually see how long the makeup lasts throughout the day.  We encourage you to also take photos and see how your makeup and hair photographs.

4. Do make sure your makeup artist and hair stylist provides a contract of all services that are provided on your wedding day.

~  Do not leave without a contract. You do not want any last minute expenses that are unexpected, such as travel, hotel, assistants, and touch ups.

5.  Do ask if your vendor will provide assistants if they are needed for additional services for your bridal party.

~  Do not assume that one person can do hair and makeup for a whole bridal party.  You do not want services left incomplete and potentially be late for your own wedding.

6.  Do ask if the makeup artist or hair stylist will travel to you, or if they assume you are coming to them.  Get details on any “travel fee” cost.  

~  Do not assume that travel, hotel, parking and gratuity is included in the services unless stated.

The Veil Of Grace team will make sure that your wedding day goes smoothly.  We are extremely thorough with our clients and their contracts.  This ensures that every service is accounted for and there are no last minute charges. We take great responsibility in making sure the bride and bridal party feel their absolute best.  Let us help you become the bride of your dreams.

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  • 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’...

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

  • 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 tha...