Friday, November 5, 2010

Feature Friday by Nedelyn Perry

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 I had the pleasure of being a part of a fabulous Wedding Row event hosted by Wedding Row and the lovely folks at Venetucci Home  in Westbrook, CT. Jennie Fresa Beauty LIbrary  contributed to the event by doing hair and makeup for two beautiful models that were showcasing the dresses and accessories for the evening.

Model's: Leah and Kelley
Gown & Accessories: The white dress by the shore 
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Hair: by yours truly!

Beauty Notes:


Leah has long, naturally wavy hair and based on this particular hair accessory I wanted the hair to appear short with a bit of a retro vibe. To achieve this look I started by prepping her hair with a great product called "Volumizing Tonic" by Aveda which helped set the hair before I used a large barrel curling iron.
Here is how I achieved this short curly do'
1. I separated the back of the hair into 3 horizontal rows.
2. then I curled & sculpted about 4-5 pin curls in each row.
3. I alternated the direction of the pin curls by row.
4. for the front of Leah's hair I  made a side part and incorporated the hair into the back by pinning it behind her ear.



When I saw Jill's hair and the gorgeous cocktail dress by Modern Trousseau she was going to wear that night I immediately thought of Grace Kelly.

This is how I achieved this classic look:
1. Using a blow dryer I smoothed out her hair .
2. Then I divided the hair into 2 sections (front & back).
3. I gathered the back section and made a side ponytail
4. using a medium barrel curling iron, I wrapped and pinned  the curls to make a side bun.                                                          
5. then I took the front section of her hair and created a smooth side part that was also pinned to the side bun.


Many thanks to all the incredible talent that made this event a huge success!

Happy Friday!!


  1. great post, Ned! I had so much fun that night! Thanks for all of your help!!