The Importance of Perfecting Your Craft

Hey y’all, happy Thursday!! Have you had time to reflect yet today?

This week we wanted to talk about how important it is to take time to perfect your craft. Whether you’re a hairstylist, florist, photographer, etc. you should always be doing something to further your skills. If you know us or have been following us for a while, you know that we’ve always got our hands in hair and makeup!

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We love doing training sessions for our team, and the pictures for today’s blog are from the previous session led by Jasmine for our stylist Shelby! Even if it’s just taking a few minutes each day to stay on top of the latest trends, immersing yourself in the industry you’re in will keep you inspired and eager to broaden your skills. You can always learn something, so let’s make the most of our screen time!

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Taking the time to perfect your craft not only allows you to expand your knowledge, but also gives you the opportunity to tweak your techniques! By having some extra tips in your bag, you’ll be able to answer more of your client’s questions, and maybe even be able to better direct them when it comes to knowing what they want. And as if it couldn’t get any better, practicing often helps with timing, so you’ll be able to do more in less time! Score!! So what are you waiting for? Get to practicing, and let us know your favorite way to perfect your craft!!

On Location at Thomas House and Garden!

Hey there, happy Thursday everyone!

This past Monday we had the privilege of going back to Thomas House and Garden in Ridgeway, SC to work on an amazing shoot with Heather Benge, the founder of Styled Shoots of America! This gorgeous venue, owned by Jessica Drew, also of Jessica Drew Photography, is one we were so excited to return to!

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We’re so thrilled that we were able to travel back to Ridgeway earlier this week! It is such a cute town, and we’re so obsessed with Thomas House and Garden! Not only is this venue beautiful, but the natural light y’all…GORGEOUS! It was such a pleasure working with so many wonderful photographers and vendors, and to get to travel back to such a breathtaking place!

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At this styled shoot, both Jasmine and Shelby did hair and makeup for each model! The look for this shoot was very soft and natural. Jasmine created a look for Kennedy Kapanzhi, and Shelby a look for Ashton Crow. Kennedy wore a beautiful, low messy bun, and Ashton wore a beautiful and boho inspired half-up half-down style.

It was so much fun to see so many creative people in one space! We got to work with some amazing vendors, and got a glimpse at an awesome floral workshop in action. Thomas House and Garden is seriously such an amazing place y’all, and we’re so eager for you to see how the pictures turned out! Head over to our Instagram and Facebook if you haven’t already to see some gorgeous photos!

Why You Need to Hire a Glam Squad

Happy Thursday y’all! This week we’re taking a break from our new, “What’s Your Why?” Stylist Spotlight series, and diving into the benefits of hiring a Glam Squad for your wedding day or next big event! You’ve seen and heard about them on Instagram and other social hubs, so what is all the hype about?!

  Photo Credits:   Jenna Grace Photography  Planning: Emma Allen Photography and Sara Beach Photography  Charleston Yachts  Styled Well Boutique  Models: Ashton Crow and Patted Drake

Photo Credits:

Jenna Grace Photography

Planning: Emma Allen Photography and Sara Beach Photography

Charleston Yachts

Styled Well Boutique

Models: Ashton Crow and Patted Drake

No Driving/Worry About Travel

One of the best perks of hiring a Glam Squad is that you don’t have to worry about driving to your appointment, let alone leaving the house! You can find comfort in knowing that your comfort is your Glam Squad’s priority, so kick back, relax, and enjoy your favorite drink while you get pampered!

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We Bring the Glam to You!

To piggyback off of the previous point, another great aspect of hiring a Glam Squad is that the glam is brought to you! Rest assured with the knowledge that your Glam Squad will be travelling your way, further helping to make your day hassle free.

  Photo Credits:   Candi Leonard Photography  Charleston Society Hall  Models: Lauren Kesmodel

Photo Credits:

Candi Leonard Photography

Charleston Society Hall

Models: Lauren Kesmodel

We Provide Enough Stylists for a Timely Finish

We’ve got the power — Woman power that is! When you book us as your Glam Squad, we make sure to schedule enough stylists to ensure that yours, as well as your bridesmaids’/others in your party’s services are completed on time. Trust that things will be done quickly, correctly, and you’ll have an amazing look to last you all day!!

  Photo Credits:   Candi Leonard Photography  Charleston Society Hall  Models: Lauren Kesmodel

Photo Credits:

Candi Leonard Photography

Charleston Society Hall

Models: Lauren Kesmodel

We Provide Timelines

One of the other perks from booking Alter-Image for your Glam Squad is that we provide a timeline of services for you, so you are able to see who will be getting what services done at what time. Not only does this keep things organized for you and your stylists, but it also eliminates the issue of figuring out who should go first the day of! This will help things run more smoothly, and allow for more quality time between you and your bridal party.

  Photo Credits:   Candi Leonard Photography  Charleston Society Hall  Models: Lauren Kesmodel and Clay Reynolds

Photo Credits:

Candi Leonard Photography

Charleston Society Hall

Models: Lauren Kesmodel and Clay Reynolds

We Make Things Stress Free!

Lastly, hiring a Glam Squad helps to make things stress free!! The last thing that you want to worry about the day of your wedding day is whether or not you and your bridal party’s services will be completed in time, as well as having to make sure that everyone’s looks flow. By hiring a Glam Squad, you can lessen, if not eliminate, these issues and spend your time thinking about and doing what matters: enjoying yourself!!

Convinced that you need an All-Star team to prepare you for your big day? Be sure to contact us for more information, and if you are a 2019 bride keep in mind that you can still secure your dates for 2018 prices through November 30, 2018! After that date we will be having a slight price increase, so get this deal while you can. Until next time!

Congrats!

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Wedding Week!

Well Hey There!, Our Week went amazing and we hope yours did as well. Check out what Fun Wedding Adventures we had this Week Through out the Town!


Trial Runs!

We started of Thursday Right! with 2 Wedding Trials for this Weeks Saturday and Sunday Wedding. Having a Photo of the image of Hair or Makeup that your wanting for your Wedding Day is crucial to a smooth running Wedding Timeline. The Ladies I met with this Week planned ahead to ensure the ultimate level of relaxation for the moments they have before her first look!

 How amazing is Meghan’s Hair and Her Hair Candy is the best. Your Hair deserves to shine as well right?  My Team and I had a great time at the Dewberry in Charleston, SC with her Bridal Party. Its always a great Wedding day when the Bride and Bridal party gets done On Time even better when we got them done early!

How amazing is Meghan’s Hair and Her Hair Candy is the best. Your Hair deserves to shine as well right?

My Team and I had a great time at the Dewberry in Charleston, SC with her Bridal Party. Its always a great Wedding day when the Bride and Bridal party gets done On Time even better when we got them done early!

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Are you following our Instagram? AlterImageCharleston

We post tons on our Instagram of Client Set Ups Before and After’s and other fun stuff. Go and Follow us to see what we did today!

Today we woke up early for our Bride who had a 5:45am Hair and Makeup Start Time for her Wedding on a Cruise Boat! (Insert Heart Emojis) We got all of her Ladies Done right on Time to make it to boarding. We had so much fun during her Trial Run an I was in love with her adorable baby boy who is now my best friend lol.

 

We Wrapped the Day up with a Super Fun Session for a Boudoir Shoot at The MellBell Studio! Lindsey was not afraid of color she told me that she loves a good Smokey Eye. We did a Gold Glitter Smokey Eye with Lash Clusters and Textured and Teased Sultry Hair which is perfect for Boudoir.

 The focus for Lindsey’’s Makeup today was to make her gorgeous Blue Eyes pop and if I don't say so myself I think her eyes are totally Popping!

The focus for Lindsey’’s Makeup today was to make her gorgeous Blue Eyes pop and if I don't say so myself I think her eyes are totally Popping!

Sunday!

So excited to be waking up early in the a.m tomorrow to head up to Hilton Head for a gorgeous Wedding. Stay Tuned in to our Instagram Story to see some sneak peeks!

Wedding Highlights: Nicole & Nate

Welcome back!! September is upon us, and with this new month we bring you some of the dreamiest wedding highlights from our bride Nicole and her husband Nate's wedding!!

Couple Details: Nicole and Nate started dating after realizing that they both shared the same love for old school cars!! (How CUTE are those Beetles?!) The bride's dress was her grandmother's, and she had it altered to her liking. 

We worked with this wonderful couple a couple of weeks ago and are super excited to share these photos with y'all. It was an absolute pleasure working with them, they're so sweet! Take a peek and tell us which photo is your favorite!!

Planner: Direct My Day

Photographers: The Wedding Click

Venue: The Lake House at Bulow

Makeup: Alter-Image, Jasmine Jones

Hair: Alter-Image, Shelby Colclough

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Sultry Bridal Makeup

Sultry Traditional Bridal Makeup. Sultry Makeup on Model Emily for our Bridal Shoot at the Beautiful Charleston, Sc  Wedding Venue Old Wide Awake Plantation! Here is a shoot our Owner took in their adorable Bridal Suite upstairs!

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Prep!

Moisturizer- Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

Primer- Benefit The Porefessional Matte Rescue

Eyes-  Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Under Eye Concealer-Mac Conceal/Correct Palette (Light) Pale Yellow

Foundation- Graftobian Sunrise Flush

Powder-Ben Nye

Brows- Viseart

Eye Primer- Urban Decay

Eye Shadow Pallet- Tartelette in Bloom

  • Firecracker & Funny Girl-Lid
  • Smarty Pants-Crease
  • Leader-Outer V
  • Brow Bone Flower Child

Blush-Tarte Love

Bronzer- Mac Refined Golden

Translucent Powder- YSL

Lip-Mac Faux

Eye Liner -Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliner

Lashes-Clusters

 

Tell us Below in the comments what your favorite lip gloss or lipstick brand is?

 

 

Product Spotlight!

It may be a gloomy day in Charleston, but we're still feeling the inspiration from this gem!! 

As much fun as it is to get super glam, it's also important to feel like YOU on your big day. After all, makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty! Well, whether you're more of a matte gal or you'd prefer to be a liiittle extra by adding a pop of shimmer, this palette does it all! Enter: The Tartelette in Bloom Palette.

The Tartelette In Bloom palette boasts twelve different neutral shades, varying in both matte and shimmer finishes, infused with Amazonian clay to prevent chalkiness. This palette is perfect for a natural, brightening look to help give you that special glow on your wedding day!

So, do you prefer a little shimmer, or would you rather go matte?

Photographer- GracePaulPhotography

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Lace Boho Vibe Styled Shoot

Planning a Wedding can be  both fun and stressful. I've always loved planning  Mini Wedding Styled shoots especially when you have amazing Vendors to help you. Here is a sneak peek of some of the shots we got of my Laced Boho Shoot at a New Wedding Venue in Charleston DogWood Downs.

It was so much fun getting to hand pick some of the most amazing and talented Vendors for this shoot! View more images down below and check out each of the Vendors Pages and show Love!

Vendors

Photographer Nina Bashaw

Planner/Styling Paper Swallow Events

Venue DogWood Downs

Florist Florals by Laurie

Rentals Something Borrowed K&S

Fabrics The Social Spool

Hair Alter-Image 

Makeup Shadows and Shears

Sweets Southernly Sweet

Drink Service Chugalug Wagon

Invites/Paper Products Blush and Blue Calligraphy

Dresses Verita Bridal

Officiant Kasey King

Jewelry Muyin Jewelry

Bride & Groom Chaunte & Kyle

Bridemaids Cheyenne & Gabi

Working With This Beautiful Soul for Her 4th Book Cover!

This gorgeous young lady contacted me to be her hair Stylist for her 4th Book Cover Shoot here in Charleston!! This is one of here Vlogs during her stay here. She stayed at the Charleston Harbor Resort which is one of my favorite Hotels in Mount Pleasant. To View more of her Videos or to check out her book go to www.Laurentaylorltw.com

I call this vlog: living my best unicorn life! 🦄OH. EM. GEE. day one of my Charleston photoshoots are in full effect and man-oh-man I'm in awe! 🙌🏽 Today I'm sharing my favorite behind the scenes of my Charleston staycation along with my photo shoot.

Hair by Lead Stylist/Owner  Jasmine Jones

Makeup By Addie J Beauty