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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.

  • 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 ...

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

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

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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  • 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 ...

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

  • 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 wed...