Congratulations to Jackie & Bill on their gorgeous Wave Hill wedding!
Congratulations to Jackie & Bill on their gorgeous Wave Hill wedding!
Creating Lizzie’s look for her wedding to Jon at the Plaza Hotel was extra special for me because I’ve been styling her hair for years. After applying Halo Couture Extensions to boost her hair’s length and fullness, I gave Lizzie a chic, simple all-down style. Sofia kept Lizzie’s makeup simple and clean, too, with a soft pink lip that made her look radiant. Our team had a lot of fun styling Lizzie’s big bridal party, because they each chose a different hairstyle, ranging from Dutch-braided updos to flat-ironed all-down styles.
Thanks to Ira Lippke Studios for these shots, which capture the day perfectly.
“I could not have felt any better about how I looked on my most special day!” — Lizzie
This was truly a classic New York wedding: We helped Lizzie and her bridal party get ready at a suite at the Pierre. Then they headed to the Plaza for the ceremony and reception, and had photos taken on the city streets. Lizzie and Jon first met in 2009 but fought their feelings for 5 years as they were living in different cities. They finally started dating in 2014 – and I was delighted when they got engaged just one year later.
A wedding followed by a Saturday evening reception at Cipriani calls for a truly gorgeous look. So the Once Upon a Bride team used Halo hair extensions to create a stunning half-updo for Nicole. For her bridesmaids, we did glam braided updos that complemented their shimmering dresses. The laughs were flowing just as much as the celebratory champagne as we got all the girls ready — Nicole, we loved being a part of your special day!
Nathan at Ira Lippke Studios captured the day perfectly in these pics.
Congratulations to Jennifer and Andrew on their fairy tale wedding! We had an incredible time doing Jennifer’s hair and makeup, and wish these two lovebirds all the best.
It is so important that you feel comfortable with your hair and makeup artist on your wedding day. You need artists by your side who make you feel beautiful every step of the way, giving you peace of mind from the early planning stages right up to when you walk down the aisle.
So we are offering a 25% discount on all hair and makeup trials at Once Upon A Bride until September 1. This is your chance to come in and meet New York City’s top team of bridal hair and makeup experts. Your hair artist will create two signature looks for you, plus a third variation as another option. Then your makeup artist will explore options, starting out clean and natural then moving on to a more smoky and sultry style, so you can see a transition and decide on the perfect look.
Call now and tell us about your wedding and we’ll set you up with an appointment to find the best artists for you. We have a whole team to choose from, depending on your needs and personal style. I’d like to introduce you to one of our top talents, makeup artist Karen, who recently worked on the wedding of Gillian and Noah at Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Karen is an expert at airbrush makeup. It guarantees a flawless look, because it covers imperfections while allowing the skin’s beauty to shine through. “For my brides I use only the highest quality brands, like Temptu and Kett,” says Karen. “It’s a godsend for brides who need to cover scars, tattoos, redness, very oily skin, or hyperpigmentation. And because it’s waterproof, there are never any concerns about tears or humid weather. Your look will last long through the day and a night of dancing!”
“I just have to thank Karen for making me look so beautiful the day of my wedding!” says Gillian.
“In this picture you can faintly see a rainbow. It started to rain while we were taking pictures outside, and when it stopped five minutes later, a rainbow appeared! We believe it was good luck!”
Gillian and Noah’s photographer was Frank Ammaccapane, Owner and Director of Natural Expressions.
Seamless hair extensions are one of the most stress-free and effective ways to create a stunning style on your wedding day. They’re weightless, invisible to the eye, and undetectable to the touch. At Once Upon A Bride we love using them, because they allow us to create a style that delivers an amazing impact, boosting your length and volume — while no one ever needs to know you’re wearing extensions.
Our stylist Angela worked with her bride Erin’s seamless extensions to create this beautiful down style for her wedding to Jason at Manhattan’s exclusive University Club.
Our stylists are experts at applying seamless hair extensions, which are an especially great option if you’re worried about your hair holding its style all through your wedding day. Your own hair may fall, but the extensions won’t! They last for more than a month, from your wedding rehearsal right through your honeymoon.
And as you can see from these shots taken by Shawn Connell of Christian Oth Studio, Erin’s hair style looked as fabulous after a night of dancing as it did when she was getting ready earlier that day at the St Regis.
We have been buzzing with energy this month! Our stylists have been in high demand by brides tying the knot in the busiest bridal month of the year, and by designers for Fashion Week. I got back from touring the country with Bethenny, whose new talk show launched this month, and I recently styled Bethenny’s hair for her People magazine interview. And we are offering some great discounts on nourishing hair treatments to repair summer-stressed hair . . .
Halo Hair Extensions Now Available
Halo hair extensions are the quickest and simplest way to give your hair a dramatic boost in length and volume. These high-quality, natural-looking human hair extensions fit perfectly thanks to an adjustable miracle wire. Simply place the halo on your head, pull your own hair through and over the miracle wire, brush the extensions through to blend with your hair, and you’ll soon see why the Halo has won awards for its design. We are excited to now offer these extensions — pop in and let us show you how they can work for you!
Fall Salon Hair Treatment — Special Discount
Fall brides, after a fabulous summer of sun and sea it’s time to nourish your hair with an Oribe hair treatment. Renew and revive damaged locks with a deep-conditioning treatment for 20 minutes under a heat lamp, followed by a gorgeous blowout. Come in and have a deep-nourishing Oribe treatment and blowout for the special fall rate of only $50.
Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color — 10% off in September
Add life and shine to your hair with the latest color-maintenance technology from Oribe. This intense, cuticle-enriching conditioning masque contains color-protecting UV filters and bio-polymers to tame frizz. Enhance your color and repair your hair for fall with this glossifying masque.
I just got back from an 11-city tour with Bethenny as she promoted her new talk show in advance of its launch this month. I had an awesome time making sure Bethenny’s hair looked great for all her appearances, including her People magazine cover.
You can see me behind the scenes of Bethenny’s national tour here in this video shot in Los Angeles. Bethenny discusses the best kale she had ever eaten in her life, which came from a restaurant that “massages” the kale before serving it — only in LA!
The premiere of Bethenny’s show was a hit — I hope you’ve had a chance to catch it on weekdays on Fox 5. You can soon see me and my salon, Loft 26, on the show. We’ll be doing a makeover for one lucky viewer, who will be featured in redbook.
And important news for those of you who have missed salon mascot Penelope Plum, my Italian greyhound: she is now back from her summer Florida vacation! I’m so happy to be reunited with her. As you can see, she’s back to working hard in the salon.
When our bride Lisa wed Jeff recently, a loose, romantic, and oh-so-feminine style seemed like the perfect look for her long brunette hair and classic veil.
To achieve this style, I set Lisa’s hair with electric rollers, used a set of extensions (so natural looking you would never know, right?), and used Oribe Volumista for extra luster and volume. Makeup artist Sofia brought out Lisa’s own glow with a natural blush and soft pink lip color, and accentuated her beautiful brown eyes with dramatic smokey makeup.
It was a team event for Once Upon A Bride, with Angela and Karen coming to help get Lisa’s big bridal party ready. By the way, we love the bold, chic black that the bridesmaids wore — very striking against Lisa’s amazing white sleeveless gown from Impression Bridal.
We also love the very cool backdrops Felix from Fred Marcus Photography used, like the bright graffiti on Houston St in SoHo, and the interior of the Soho Grand Hotel. And that view of the skyline is seen from Stage 6 at the Steiner Studios complex in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where Lisa and Jeff tied the knot.
Summer is here, along with great discounts on products and services at Stacey’s Loft 26 salon in Chelsea, known by our brides as the home base of Once Upon A Bride. Come in and get your hair in perfect condition for your wedding and honeymoon. (And all those summer party nights and beach days, of course!) We even have the guys covered this month, with discounted gift vouchers for men’s grooming and products to celebrate Father’s Day.
The trend this season is for long-hair gals to go for organic balayage highlights, while those with short styles are opting for seamless extensions to create a bohemian look. Seamless extensions are the newest, and most innovative and unique, hair extension system on the market today. They are weightless, invisible to the eye, and undetectable to the touch. You get the length and volume you want, and no one will ever know you’re wearing extensions. We guarantee you’re going to love the experience! Call 212-414-2626 for a complimentary consultation.
Featured Product: Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray by Oribe
10% off in June!
Oribe’s Imperméable anti-humidity finishing spray prevents frizz on the sultriest of days (and nights), protecting sleek blowouts and perfect curls alike. Receive a 10% discount on Imperméable at Loft 26 throughout June 2013.
Father’s Day Special: Discounted men’s gift certificates
Treat your man to a gift certificate for grooming at Loft 26. He can come in for a great summer haircut and head home with new luxurious haircare products. Throughout June 2013, buy a man’s gift certificate for $60 and he’ll receive $80 value of services and products.
Happy Hour Continues
Girls are making the most of our summer Happy Hour services, getting ready for their nights out with shiny, moisturized blowouts and shimmery makeup. Come in, bring a friend, and sip Skinnygirl cocktails! Happy Hour continues through August, Tuesday to Friday, 4pm to 7pm; $40 for each service.
Hair this summer is all about headbands, hats, and barrettes that add the final touch to your outfit. Stacey, who is Bethenny Frankel’s longtime stylist, shared her top picks for this season’s hottest hair accessories over on Bethenny’s site. Check it out to get some inspiration for your summer look.
Schedule your next appointment now by calling the salon:
Loft 26 Salon
122 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001