The Cotton Room - Durham, North Carolina

Here's a GORGEOUS video of one of the sweetest brides I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She had a pretty large wedding party so I was unable to accommodate everyone's hair AND makeup so I pointed her in the direction of one of the best salons in Durham, 140 Salon, to help! They let me come in and work on the bride and bridal party while they worked on hair. SWEET DEAL! Damien Maass shot the video and I am so so thrilled to share it with you! Congratulations Jacq and Matt! Had so much fun working with you lovebirds!

Featured on Borrowed and Blue

A wedding I had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup for a while back got featured on Borrowed and Blue! Tina lives in Hawaii and wanted to bring a Hawaii theme to her wedding in Brooklyn, where she's from originally. The photos are killer thanks to Betsi Ewing! Check it out here - https://www.borrowedandblue.com/brooklyn/weddings/tina-jimmy

Microblading

I booked a trip home for the holidays and I thought why not offer my services while I'm there? The response was pretty overwhelming and I am so thankful to have clients all over the nation! Here are a few before and after microblading photos from Honolulu. Thank you to all who booked with me! Stay tuned for return dates!

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WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards

Hard work pays off! Today I received the couples choice award from WeddingWire!

" WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism."

Thank you all so much! xoxoxoxo

My Engagement Story

My Engagement Story

A very personal post here, guys. Last January, Matt and I took our annual trip back to Hawai'i. We decided it would be fun and romantic for the two of us to take a trip to Kauai. We stayed with friends and family in Kilauea in a little shack in their garden that they called, "The Love Shack". Hilarious. Kauai is by far the most beautiful island with its lush green mountain and its cliffs framing the ocean. Remember Jurassic Park? Yeah. If you haven't been, GO.

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Andy & Linda's Engagement Shoot

Andy & Linda's Engagement Shoot

One of our favorite couples, Andy and Linda, are tying the knot in September! Here are some of my faves from their engagement shoot in Charlotte, NC where they live with their two giant fur babies. And by babies...I mean two GIANT Great Danes. Congratulations Andy and Linda!

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SIRENS

So happy to finally share this music video with everyone, the latest single from Tim Rose, "SIRENS". All filmed on location in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

We were able to play with different textures using both UV and glow in the dark paint splatter. So much fun!

Directed by Jason Sikorsky + BLACKOUT
Cinematography by Michael Tanji
Starring Tim Rose + Kaitlyn Hitsman

Isabella Hashimoto + myself assisted Risa Hoshino with hair + makeup

Thanks for having me!


Microblading

Microblading

Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation or more commonly known as "microblading", is the manual process of implanting pigments into the upper layers of the skin using "brushstrokes" that mimic the appearance of real hair. Because of the placement in your skin and by using pigments instead of ink, these fine lines fade over time (about a year) back to your natural brow shape! I apprenticed while I was back in Honolulu and was given the opportunity to try it out for myself.

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