Well hello there! Surprise surprise...a blog post! I know, it's not my strong suit...I just like to save them for really great things, and today I have something great to share!
My Sayulita wedding season has wound down, and I can't even begin to tell you all what a great season it was! Wow-sending the BIGGEST thanks to the most amazing clients, venues and colleagues for making this the best season. EVER. I look forward to what next year brings, and am excited to share a new development!!
In preparing for next season's beautiful babes, my lovely amiga Justine will not only be working as a second artist on larger weddings, but offering Bridal Hair and Makeup services too! Some people may already know her as my regular second artist for over a decade in both Canada and Mexico, but that's all changing this year-no longer a second, now an Associate!!! We are both super excited to be able to accommodate more lovely ladies on their big days!
To celebrate this, we joined one of my favorite Edmonton and Destination photographers (yes, she travels too, but only accepts a limited amount of Destination weddings) to doll each other up, and freshen up our head shots. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we had(which is par for the course for us). Justine and I both love to laugh, and can't help but giggle when we are around each other. We see the lighter side of life in most things...even when we are trying to be serious, and Jill captured the mood perfectly! People, this is the first time I have had my makeup and hair professionally done in YEARS. Thanks so much Justine for making me look so darn good, I'm totally in Love with these images!!!
For those of you wondering about Justine, and how this new addition may help you, here we go!
We met 15 years ago at the salon we both started our careers in. As with many things in life, if you asked us then where we saw ourselves in 15 years, it likely wouldn't have entailed being in Mexico preparing women from all over the world for the day of their dreams, working alongside one another, sharing a lot of laughter, the odd tequila, and always FOOD! But seriously...how could we ever have imagined THAT? It's kind of a dream come true...but a bit more like the achievement of something really great through a ton of hard work, determination, and hustle. While that first salon didn’t work out for either of us, I am forever grateful for it. It was a spring board for us, and the beginning of not only a great friendship, but an outstanding working relationship.
After leaving the salon, I began freelancing, and Justine moved on to open and operate her first salon at the age 23(wow!), which she sold and moved on to open the current salon she co-owns with 2 super cool women who hold down the fort when she travels for work. She continues to further her cutting, coloring, editorial styling and hair/makeup training with travel to Europe and NY, as well as one on one training with selected mentors locally.
Not long after I started freelancing, it became obvious that I would need help sometimes, so naturally, I asked if she was interested in working with me-that was 11 years ago, and the rest is history! I couldn’t ask for a better gal to work alongside-she’s the ying to my yang, the peanut butter to my jam, and all those other cool things! She brings a super relaxed vibe, positive energy, a genuine interest in other people, and her drive to ensure our clients look and feel their best for these big moments ensures I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that any client she is charged with will always meet the standard I have set for myself and my clients. When we work together, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be fun, funny, and our clients are sure to walk away on schedule, feeling like the queens they are! I trust her with pretty much anything and everything-she is the mom to a sweet 15 year old son(we have mom club together haha…which really means wine club) has an infectious laugh, an open heart, and LOVES food(who doesn’t??) Naturally, with a gal like that by your side in Canada, it’s a natural fit to have her work her magic in Mexico as well so I can rest easy knowing each and every client has the same attention I would expect for them if I were doing their services!!
We are both super excited for this, and although it means we won't always be able to work side by side, we will always have the post workday sunset, tequila and snack to enjoy together!
If you would like more information on the services we will be providing, pricing, or to check availability on the remaining 2018/19 wedding dates, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!