Keepin it together- Nashville Makeup Artist

I’m a firm believer in a few things when it comes to wedding days. And one of those things:

Bridal Parties should stick together.

It’s so much better during the beauty process for all your attendants to be together. Drink mimosas, listen to 90s R&B, and get glamorous together! It’s fun and it ensures no one is left out. It also helps keep everyone on time! That way you aren’t chasing down bridesmaids #3 who is running late because she decided to get a blow out done 10 miles away. (Which we all know in Nashville, 10 miles can end up being 45 mins away due to traffic!)

If your prep location is separate from your venue, then keeping folks together is even more important.  Limo Nashville offers really pumped up, fun vehicles for your entire bridal party to cruise in. You know you’ll get to where you’re going, on time, and all together. No struggling with GPS, no caravans, no lost groomsmen to recover. Everyone is together, having a good time, drankin and jammin on the way to your ceremony and reception.

 

Amanda’s Wedding

Amanda was such a joy to work with.  Not only was she absolutely gorgeous, but she had such a good heart too.
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 I wanted to keep Amanda’s overall look classic, yet glamorous.  With how much hair she had, an updo with intricate detail was desired in order to show off her dress.  By adding the white flower to the side of the updo, it helped to make everything match.  It also added a touch of sophistication to the hairstyle.  The side swept bangs that framed her face helped to hold the flower in place.
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In terms of makeup, I didn’t want to add too much being that she was already stunning without it.  By adding definition to her eyes, it helped to make them stand out and appear bigger and brighter.  Blush is always an important makeup product to use whenever photos are being taken. It helps the face to not appear dull and flat. I applied a healthy flush to her cheeks, which added a glow that the camera would pick up.  Slap on a nude lipstick and the complete look was achieved!

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Thank you to Megan Mcgee for such beautiful photographs!

Katie’s Wedding- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

With such an intricate hairstyle and timeless makeup, Katie definitely awed her husband when she walked down the aisle.

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To incoorperate a glamorous touch to her overall look, I swooped her silky auburn hair into an updo while adding braid-like pieces to give it a textured finish.

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 In terms of makeup, I defined her eyes by lining both the top and bottom lash line, which helped them to appear more open.  Since Katie already had such a youthful glow to her skin, I played up her natural flush by adding a rosy pink blush to her cheeks.  To finish the makeup, a muted plum lip colour was used.  And with a light application of foundation, her signature freckles were sure to shine through.

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Planner: Firefly Events

Thanks to Greg Smit for such beautiful photographs.

Date-Night Shoot- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

This date-night inspired shoot was all about showcasing this exquisite dress while having the hair and makeup give it a sophisticated, yet flirtatious feel.

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The dress was definitely a show-stopper. With such careful and intricate detailing, this dress was sure to attract attention.  Since the detail was so ornate, I wanted to keep the hair and makeup simple, yet chic enough to suffice for a date-night look.  By adding tousled curls to her hair and pulling half of it back, a polished look was achieved.

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In terms of makeup, natural yet glamorous was what I was aiming for.  Since the makeup was so simple, I felt like a little something was needed to integrate more pizzaz to the overall look.  That is where the pop of gold eyeliner came into play.  By adding the peachy nude lip and glowing skin, the desired look was achieved.

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The stylist for this shoot was Jessica with Soul Flowers.

Thank you to Amy Nicole Photography for such beautiful photographs.

March 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm Shaun Marsh - These photos are really amazing and the makeup too looks fantastic. I have to say that it's a very nice blog.

March 18, 2015 - 12:10 pm Amy Lynn - Thank you so much Shaun!

Hannah’s Wedding- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

Hannah was an absolute joy to work with.  Since the wedding was in the late afternoon of October, I knew that the low lighting would highlight her face in all the right places.  With that in mind, I added some warmth to her cheeks to accentuate her high cheekbones.  I also added some highlight so that the natural lighting would reflect off the high points of her face. The lighting also caught the shine of her earrings- which was an added bonus. Hannah wanted an easy, vintage feel to her makeup. With an added pop of color to her lips, she was an absolute stunner! Not to mention her nose ring was awesome!

 Her hair was pulled back into a romantic updo.  By adding texture to her hair, it ensured that it would not budge. It also made it look so much more sophisticated.

Location: Lilac Farms

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Thanks to Once Like A Spark for the beautiful photos!

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Jessica’s Wedding- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

Jessica, who is from New York, was such a lovely bride to work with.  She is definitely a beauty- inside and out.  For her wedding at CJ’s Off the Square, Jessica wanted a fresh makeup look with a textured updo that framed her gorgeous face.  By adding curls to her hair and pulling it up, an intricate hairstyle was achieved.   In terms of her makeup, her natural beauty was enhanced with a rosy flush to her cheeks and long eyelashes. Her exquisite hair was definitely the primary focus!

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Thanks Jen and Chris Creed for the lovely photos!

Also, check out this review Jessica wrote about our services!

“Amy Lynn is absolutely AMAZING! My husband and I had a destination wedding in Franklin, TN, and our wedding planner provided us with some hair/makeup artist names. After contacting several of them, Amy Lynn and her team were the most professional, always prompt to answer calls/emails, were willing to take time for phone consultations (since I am 1000 miles away), and even scheduled my trial-run to fit my schedule for the week of my wedding. Amy Lynn was such a great listener and after describing my skin type and what I wanted to achieve for my wedding day she was able to make my vision come to life and the hair/makeup stayed PERFECT all day & night. I couldn’t have been happier with her work. My bridesmaids and flower girl LOVED their hair/makeup as well. In addition to her spectacular hair/makeup talents, Amy Lynn is so down-to-earth and was the most calming spirit for my wedding day-icing on the cake. You will not be disappointed with Amy Lynn and her team for your special day!”

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Ashley’s Wedding- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

Ashley and Ryan’s wedding at the Country Music Hall of Fame was a beautiful ceremony full of glamour and romance.  And with Ashley’s grandfather having a room named after him, this location was extra special for this stunning couple.

 Ashley wanted her hair and makeup to be feminine and glamorous.  Our artist Tianna fulfilled this beauty’s look by sweeping her hair to the side and curling bits and pieces to add a touch of elegance to the hairstyle.  As for her makeup, a natural look was best fitting along with such an ornate hairstyle.  By adding a natural flush to her cheeks, defining her eyebrows, and adding a bit of dark shadow to her eyes, her look was sure to be one that she would find beautiful in years to come.


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Thank you to Shehewe Photography for such beautiful photographs.

Alissa’s Wedding- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

When it comes to hair and makeup for your wedding day, a classic and timeless look that you will reflect on in many years and still love is important.  For Alissa, an effortless makeup look that enhanced her natural beauty was what she had in mind for her very special day.  A half up half down hairstyle with a side swept bang framed her face and looked perfect with her strapless dress. With a peach-colored lip, brightened eyes, and a rosy flush to her cheeks, our artist Anais definitely carried out this red-headed beauty’s desired bridal look.

This November wedding’s venue was at Scarritt Bennett.

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Bridal Gown Inspiration- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

Engagement season is upon us!!! Which means so many brides-to-be will be on the hunt for the PERFECT dress in the coming months. So when Lover.ly asked me to check out their gallery of gowns, of course I couldn’t help but get giddy with excitement as I poured over the endless array of fluff and sparkle and delicate fabrics and fancy silhouettes. Lover.ly makes finding inspiration for and planning your wedding extremely easy. Take a peek at my fav gowns and the complimenting makeup designs to really polish off the look.

 

I adore the simplicity of this dress, but then POW! It hits you with a really unique back. It’s got some bling peeking over the shoulders and that chic sheath silhouette. A bride who chose this dress would probably be a good mix of classic elegance with some modern pizzaz.

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The makeup look for this dress would be along the same lines as the dress itself. Classic and elegant, with a neutral eye. Using a liquid black liner for that curvy line along the top lid. Lots of lash volume to add to the femininity of the silhouette. And then POW! a surprise element of a deep burgundy lip and nail color.

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I’m a sucker for an open back. This is such a delicate way to show off your back without getting off the bridal path. The skirt drapes so lightly and everything about this gown is like frolicking though the dew covered daffodils. It’s gentle, fresh, and just so darn pretty.
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The makeup for this bride would be skin focused. Bringing light and radiance to the complexion with a light foundation, a brightening concealer, a light reflecting powder just in the T zone, and a gentle cream blush that just oozes youthful glow.

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Then there’s this little number. For the daring bride who makes her own set of rules.
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October 4, 2016 - 3:20 am riaarora - Very nice blog.. great work ..

Halloween Giveaway!- Nashville Hair and Makeup Artist

We love a good scare. But not when it comes to our face! Leave a comment below with your spookiest makeup experience and you’ll be entered to win a Japonesque 7 piece bamboo brush set. Contest ends at midnight on Halloween. Winner will be chosen at random on Nov 1st.

Here are some of our most terrifying makeup moments.

Amy Lynn’s spookiest makeup moment: The time the Estee’ Lauder lady drew my lips WAY outside their natural line and the only way I didn’t look like a Julia Roberts wannabe was to smile really wide and stretch the skin out.

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Anais’ scariest makeup moment: Putting in expired contacts (without knowing) after having done a 4 hour makeup and crying half of it off.

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Dominique’s eerie makeup moment: Halloween 2011. Cried all the makeup off. I had rhinestones and glue dripping all over my face. I could have gone blind.

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Tianna’s nightmare makeup moment- I had a bride that became so emotional and upset, that she ran out into the POURING rain just after I finished her hair and makeup. She came back in, soaked, and we had to start all over again.

No photo to protect the poor bride who ended up looking beautiful for her day, even after the downpour of rain and tears.

So what’s YOUR spookiest makeup moment? Comment below to enter to win this Japonesque 7 piece bamboo brush set!

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October 30, 2014 - 6:53 am Elizabeth - My horrific makeup story was for a recital and I had several girls sign up to get makeup done. I had a girl come up to me 10 minutes before her time to go on stage, she hadn't signed up but she had no makeup on so I felt obligated to help her. She ended up going on stage with ONE dramatic false lash and half way done makeup. I was mortified when she came backstage with her bright red lipstick smudged everywhere and her one lash falling off...