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Jul
20

Meet the Stylists: Rachael Reid

Rachael Reid

To take a break from our Meet the Photographers series, we're going to talk with another amazing beauty stylist. Rachael Reid of Salon Karizma is a veteran in the beauty business. She's been doing wedding hair for over a decade, and she's a national hair educator.

From the consultation to the post-wedding unwinding, Rachael gives us the inside look into her life as a stylist.

What did you do before?

I've always done hair, but alongside doing hair, I went to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and have taught modeling and acting. I have a passion for all aspects of the beauty industry.

How would you describe your beauty style?

My beauty style is always evolving. I like to focus on what's modern yet chic.

What are details you especially pay attention to with a client?

I enjoy listening to my guests' needs and making them feel confident by enhancing their natural beauty.

What do you love about being a stylist?

I love the ability to be creative while making and sharing memories. Each strand has a story.

What's your favorite part of preparing someone for a wedding?

My favorite part of preparation starts at the consultation. I love seeing the dress, talking accessories, exploring how she wants her hair to flow with her dress. Hearing all the details and making her vision come to life.

What price points can brides expect?

Price points vary with each bridal party. The bride needs to preplan her day with a consultation to decide if she wants both hair and makeup, lashes, hair extensions and any other services. She can also include her entire bridal party for hair and/or makeup. Don't forget your groomsmen  they can also need a little grooming as well! Ask about bridal packages.

When you're not working, what do you like to do with your spare time?

I love to be with my family, friends, dogs, going to the lake, volunteering and continuing my education.

What's your favorite way to unwind after a busy wedding session?

Relax and decompress by looking back at the memorable moments of getting each guest ready. I love looking back and remembering how beautiful the bride felt after her first look or how the flower girl felt like a little princess and couldn't wait to walk down the aisle and be the best flower girl. It's moments like this that make it worth it and help me unwind.

To see more of Rachael's work on Arkansas Bride, click here!

Jul
3

Bouquets: Pretty Maids All In a Row

Jason Masters

These bridesmaids styles and more available at Bella Bridesmaids in Little Rock.

Plush, pastel bouquets inspired by the romantic bridesmaid styles of Joanna August

A PERFECT BLOOM, Beebe

Jason Masters
A PERFECT BLOOM Beebe


YE OLDE DAISY SHOPPE, Conway

Jason Masters
YE OLDE DAISY SHOPPE Conway


KELLY EFIRD FLOWER EVENTS, Hot Springs

Jason Masters
KELLY EFIRD FLOWER EVENTS Hot Springs


FLOWERS & HOME, Hot Springs & Benton

Jason Masters
FLOWERS & HOME Hot Springs & Benton


POSEY PEDDLER, Jonesboro

Jason Masters
POSEY PEDDLER Jonesboro


Jun
28

A Glamorous Christmas Tree Farm Styled Shoot

B. Matthews Photography

Glamour and romance among the trees... Arkansas Bride presents a tribute to the majesty of winter.

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

B. Matthews Photography

The Details

  Planning & Design Jessika McCuin Weddings, Conway
  Photography B. Matthews Photo
  Venue Shilling's Family Christmas Tree Farm, Little Rock
Florals Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
Bakery PattiCakes Bakery, Conway
  Paper + Ribbon Silk & Willow
  Lettering KB Calligraphy
Gown Inverness Bridal Couture, Conway
  Hair Lynlee Wyatt
  Makeup Haley Hanna
  Menswear Xedo
  Videography Brad Fugere Wedding Films
  Models Claire Hodgson and Read Admire, Sculp Agency
Wedding vendor we love!

B. Matthews Photography


Submit Your Styled Shoots!

Vendors, share your work with us for a chance to be featured in the next issue. For more info, email us at Info@ArkansasBride.com.


Jun
25

Meet the Stylists: Jourdan Stoddard

Jourdan Stoddard

We at Arkansas Bride have enjoyed our Meet the Photographers series so much that now we want to highlight our hair and makeup stylists. They work hard to make brides and bridesmaids look and feel their best on the big day, and they deserve more than a little recognition for those last minute miracles.

First up, we have Jourdan Stoddard from Salon Scarlet. She started out as a freelance stylist while also working a full-time retail job, but she's been a professional wedding stylist at a salon for two years now. She describes her style as modernistic, boho and classy.

Let's take a peek into the life of Jourdan Stoddard.

What are details you especially pay attention to with a client?

Details I especially pay attention to with my clients are making them feel unbelievably special and paying attention to the smallest details. 

What do you love about being a stylist?

Getting to be so creative and building relationships is what I love about being a stylist. Anyone can curl a person's hair, but I love getting to know each individual I come across while making them feel beautiful at the same time.

What price points can brides expect?

Brides and bridal party hair and makeup each run between $65-75 each.

What's one piece of advice you like to give brides on their big day?

My one piece of advice for every bride would be to soak up every single second! Take a look around and really enjoy every moment.

When you're not working, what do you like to do with your spare time?

When I’m not working, my spare time usually consists of trying new things in the beauty industry or continuing my education. The beauty industry is always changing  I love staying up to date on all of the latest trends.

What's your favorite way to unwind after a busy wedding session?

My favorite way to unwind after a busy wedding session always includes food and cocktails!

To see more of Jourdan's work on Arkansas Bride, click here!