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Bridal Bliss

Saturday, September 22, 2012    

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The impressive Kingston Bridal Week, which took place on September 8-16 at the Wyndham Kingston, featured over 40 exhibitors inclusive of some of the island's top beauty experts who demonstrated a variety of hairstyles and make-up techniques on models. Your Under the Dryer team was on hand to capture the fabulous hair demonstrations by SoftSheen-Carson, Skincare analysis by Face Forward Cosmetics and make-up demonstrations by Paul March.

Models: Wendy Alexander, Jeniel Tulloch, Kimberly Ashaby, N'Gina Thompson, Latoya Grant, Crystal Patterson, Deandra Cyril and Suen Channer-Cyril.

Glam Squad: Carlyle Roberts, Karl Richmond, Sharon Wint-Levy, Paul March and Lisa McIntosh-Aris.

HAIR

Whether you are the bride or the bridesmaid getting the perfect hairstyle on the big day is an important decision. You must first consider the design of your dress, the theme of your wedding, the shape of your face and the durability of the style before you attempt to rock it. The twisted knot, low buns and classic updo are still the go to hairstyles. Check out the chic styles by the SoftSheen Carson team that are sure to make you the centre of attention on your wedding day.

Wendy Alexander

Hair: Carlyle Roberts

Steps:

* Emphasise the natural curls of the hair by applying a small portion of SoftSheen Carson Wave Nouveau Coiffure Revitalizing Mousse to the hair.

* Mist the hair with Optimum OptiShape Thermal Styling Spray.

* Use a curling iron to create spiral curls.

* Finish the look by applying a light application of Optimum Care Salon Collection Mineral Oil-Free Sheen Spray by SoftSheen-Carson.

Jeniel Tulloch

Hair: Karl Richmond

Steps:

* Apply a light application of Optimum Care Oil Therapy Shine booster by SoftSheen-Carson to the hair.

* Lightly mist the hair with Optimum OptiShape Thermal Styling Spray.

* Use a ceramic flat iron to straighten the hair and give it body.

* Mist with Optimum Care Optimum Advanced Flexible Holding Spray to finish the look.

Deandra Cyril

Hair: Hyacinth Oats

Steps:

* Process the hair with Optimum Advanced Keratin Whipped Crème Relaxer.

* Cleanse the product from the hair with Optimum Advanced Keratin Recovery Neutralizing Shampoo.

* Apply Optimum Advanced Keratin pH Recovery Creme Conditioner.

* Rinse product from hair.

* Apply Optimum Advanced Keratin Sealing Leave-In Conditioner to the hair.

* Set hair on rollers.

* Sit under the dryer until the hair is completely dry.

* Flat-iron the hair.

* Mist the hair with holding spray then use a ceramic flat iron to create curls.

* Use a paddle brush and bobby pins to neatly place the hair in an updo.

MAKE-UP

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. Bridal make-up is an important part of putting your best face forward as you greet your anxious groom. Bridal make-up should be waterproof (so that you can still look beautiful if you cry while exchanging vows), focus on one feature (whether your eyes or lips) and enhance the natural beauty of the bride. The team from Face Forward Cosmetics and Paul March demonstrated how you can have fun with your make-up and be stunning as you walk up the aisle to exchange your vows.

Kimberly Ashaby

Make-up: Sharon Wint-Levy (using the Sacha Cosmetics line)

Steps:

* Cleanse the skin.

* Apply Arista Vanishing Cream to help minimise the skin's natural sheen.

* Airbrush the foundation on the skin.

* Apply Sacha face powder to set the foundation.

* Use gold and brown eye-shadow on the lids.

* Apply a lip liner and fill in with gloss.

* Blend the lip colours.

* Apply blush to the apple of the cheeks.

* Lightly dust the skin with translucent powder to set the make-up in place.

N'gina Thompson

Make-up: Sharon Wint-Levy

Steps:

* Cleanse the skin.

* Apply Arista Vanishing Cream to help minimise the skin's natural sheen.

* Airbrush the foundation on the skin.

* Apply Sacha face powder to set the foundation.

* Use gold and brown eye-shadow on the lids.

* Use the black Sacha Liquid Liner to further define the eyes.

* Apply brown eyeliner on the eyebrows.

* Apply a lip liner and fill in with gloss.

* Blend the lip colours.

* Apply a coral blush to the apple of the cheeks.

* Lightly dust the skin with translucent powder to set the make-up in place.

Latoya Grant

Make-up: Paul March

Hair: Lisa McIntosh-Aris

Jewellery: REVE

Steps:

* Cleanse the skin.

* Apply concealer.

* Apply moisturiser to the skin so that the foundation slides on easily.

* Airbrush Makeup Forever foundation.

* Airbrush magenta or blue temporary tattoo ink eyeshadow to the lids.

* Adorn the eyes with decorative chains by gluing each piece above the brows.

* Airbrush a neon lip colour of your choice.

Crystal Patterson

Steps:

* Airbrush the skin with silver temporary tattoo ink.

* Airbrush the skin with black temporary tattoo ink.

* Airbrush the lids with Orange temporary tattoo ink.

* Finish the look by adorning the body with REVE Jewellery mask and necklace.

Bridal Make-up Trend Alert:

More brides are going bold with their make-up. Colours are definitely in for 2012. Some women try to get eye-shadows that match the theme of their weddings. However, it is still okay to get neutral shades.

SKIN CARE

Face Forward Cosmetics highlighted the importance of having healthy glowing skin with a Skin Care Analysis at Kingston Bridal Week. During the demonstration Face Forward proprietor Sharon Wint-Levy used Nasma Chin, Sacha Cosmetics distributor for Jamaica, to demonstrate how to find a personalised product line to target any skincare problems a bride may be facing as her wedding day draws closer. The skin is first analysed to map out the specific skin conditions for the forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose and chin. Wint-Levy then indicated that Dermalogica skin care products developed by The International Dermal Institute is the ideal line to give personalised treatment that will target the individual needs of each bride. The result? Naturally radiant and healthy skin.

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