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Formal Hair Brisbane

SDSHairGroup DSC_7206-EditChoosing your formal hair in Brisbane is very weather permitting! depending on the time of year. Having your formal earlier on in the year is pretty much subject to some pretty high humidity, considering having it up might be a great idea, you don’t have to worry about it dropping and is up and out of the way.

Have you decided what style you are having for your formal hair? need some ideas? give us a call and come in for a trial, formal season is approaching fast. Am sure we have some ideas you may not have even considered, have a look at our pinterest or Ultimate Bridal Hair and Make Up Face Book pages, we have more that 80 boards on pinterest with some stunning makeup and hair looks. Loving the stunning braids that are in thing at the moment? we can make that happen also adding some hair pieces we can make your hair look thicker and much shiner!SDSHairGroup DSC_7350


We get a lot of requests for the very dramatic Smokey Eye here is some info, that is well worth the read!

Smokey Eye

One of the sultriest looks in eye makeup today is that of the smokey eye. It is a dramatic way of applying makeup around the eye that provides a smudgy appearance. It is one that is very easy to achieve, though it involves knowing how to blend the various colours and products together.

The smokey eye is used for special occasions as opposed to everyday wear. It can be worn for going out on the town or for weddings and other formal events.

The eye shadow palette needs to be considered. Charcoal and grey are common colours that are used, though three shades will need to be chosen altogether, each of a similar hue. Blues, browns, and greens are also gaining in popularity for this method.

There are some tips to understand when it comes to creating the smokey eye look. This includes using loose powders as opposed to cream or pressed powders because they have the better blending ability. A domed eye shadow brush should also be used for application.big curls 3

The eye should be primed and then liner should be applied to upper and lower lash lines. Eye shadow is then added in the darkest colour to the eyelid and then blended upwards. It can blend all the way to the brow bone.

Once the smokey eye technique has been perfected, a person can then move to the makeup application over the rest of the face. This will include application of foundation, lips, and blush. Practicing with the makeup and the techniques can lead to a better overall look.92684351ddb7393c117e2f75e4639b25atelier makeup

Our Smokey Eye makeup educator is Monique Hanafin and has more than 10 years of experience in makeup, and is highly regarded within the bridal industry. She specializes in airbrush application and can provide instruction on the technique of how to create the smokey eye effect.

Our Teenage Workshops for hair and makeup are not only fun, but certainly point you in the right direction, for your skin and hair care needs, the how to’s and they whys! colour matching and educating.

Have you thought about what hairstyle you would like for your formal hair ? always a great idea to come in for a trial. Takes about 2.5 hours puts our mind at rest, eases any concerns you have. Such an amazing time for you be organised. Any questions please don’t hesitate to call, book early and get organised!