Short Bridal Hairstyles

November 26, 2014 ·

Short bridal hair inspiration photos were really difficult for me to find so I have pinned down some short wedding hairstyles to help guide you in a direction for perfection on your wedding day. Because lets be honst  not every bride who gets married has long hair (obviously right?!) we just fake it and put in clip in extensions when necessary to add length or build fullness. No but seriously try searching for short hair inspiration there are some slim pickings. Also  when you are pinning on pinterest check out our pinterest inspiration board for short bridal hairstyles or your wedding day.

My primary forcus for this shoot with photographer Erin Mcginn   was to give our clients options because who doesn’t like options? My thought was “short hair don’t care” and “short hair short dress”  So ladies NO! you do not have to grow your hair long just because you are getting married.

I hope these looks inspire you to be confident in who you are and most importantly hire a professional to help you  look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day! Let us know which style or look is your favorite!

Side note…… These hair accessories were lent to us from Preston & Olivia. As you can see they are unique, yet beautiful and all what I love the most is that they are handmade. Adding a little detail to your hairstyle with an accessory can really make or break your look. So look for things that will accent your whole look and not overpower it.  Oh…. and yes if you are wondering who this gorgeous babe is in all these photos this is Caroline one of my artists from my Jennie Kay Beauty Team she has been with me since I opened my studio in 2010.short bridal hairstyles,wedding hair, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beautyshort bridal hairstyles, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beautyshort bridal hairstyle, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beautyshort bridal hairstyle, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beautyshort bridal hairstyle, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beautyshort bridal hairstyle, bridal hair, short bridal hair, bridal updo, jennie kay beauty
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Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Plumb
Photography: Erin McGinn
Bridal Dresses: Andria Bird Bride
Hair Accessories: Preston & Olivia

Layering with Modcloth

November 12, 2014 ·


As the winter months roll around, it is time to start rethinking our wardrobe… and how we can incorporate our items from other seasons… with out seeming “out of season”. Inspired by some of the most fabulous stars, we have come up with 3 unique looks using fun pieces from one of our favorite online destinations… ModCloth.

The first look “School Girl Chic” is inspired by Cher from Clueless, one of our all time favorite movies. Taking a twist off her tartan school outfit, we picked a cozy buffalo plaid cardigan over a denim polka dot dress. Don’t be afraid to mix and match bold patterns and layer on the tights during the brisk coming months.

Shop this look: Cardigan • Dress • Necklace • Tights • Knee Highs • Shoes • Satchel • Gloves • Earrings


Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean you need to put away your crop tops! Instead layer with a long snuggly sweater, and pair with cozy cords. Throw a hat on to keep your ears warm in the blistering wind. This look was inspired by the one and only, Cher with her vintage hippie bohemian vibe… If only we could turn back time (see what I did there?) we would fit right in in the 70′s.

Shop this look: Cords •  Crop top  • Sweater • Cross body • Necklace • Booties HatSunnies

MODCLOTH3You can’t think of winter without Breakfast at Tiffany’s coming to mind. Envious of Audrey’s effortless glamour come every holiday party? Never fear this year! ModCloth carries some chic classic pieces with some extra flair. Pair your LBD with a long white jacket for that “Baby it’s cold outside” kinda feel. Then Layer on a soft faux fur scarf to keep warm. Pearls on pearls are required for this look, so don’t be afraid to use them as accents on clips, jewelry or even a hat!

Shop this look: DressCoatHatShoesScarfPinsClutch  

Check out some of our favorite fall layering sweaters here!

Bridal Beauty Styles with

October 31, 2014 ·

At Jennie Kay Beauty, we have the privilege of working with over 100 AMAZING brides each year – brides from all over the world with a plethora of styles and looks. One of the most exciting parts of our job {if you would call it that!} is creating a custom look for each bride. We create this look with the help of some variables: with some requests from the bride herself, her overall color palette of the day, her dress, and her everyday look. We want each of our brides to feel 100% comfortable and herself – just an amplified version of herself.

We recently partnered with Loverly, your one-stop place to discover all things wedding! We were asked to put our beauty knowledge to the test and create makeup inspiration looks from some stunning gowns on the Loverly website.

One of the hardest parts of this task? Narrowing down our options to just three wedding gowns! There are SO many amazing styles, designers, and looks it was near to impossible choosing just three!  We really focused on searching for gowns that were not strapless but still had something sexy, flirty, or timeless about them. We hope you enjoy what we came up with – which style would you go for?

Dress Designer: Love,Yu
For our first look we chose this ivory and white Love, Yu gown. A wedding dress with pockets?! Yes please! We chose this dress for its simple, feminine and girly style. We wanted to create a “baby doll” look for this gown – keep the face clean and natural, a metallic, natural toned eye using Josie Maran Coconut Water shadow in ‘Rio De Rosegold’ and a soft pink lip using Josie Maran’s Limitless Pink lip color. To enhance this baby doll look, we would add some Ardell Individual Lashes to enhance the eye and finish with Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. Dust MAC dainty on the apples of the cheek and finish by highlight the cheek, brow, and bridge of the nose with Benefit High Beam highlighter.

Dress Designer: JLM Couture: Hayley Paige
For our second look we chose this Hayley Paige stunner. This gown is sexy, modern and makes a serious statement with the plunging neckline and sheer panels. We wanted to pair this gown with none other than a bold, statement-making lip using Stila Stay All Day lip color in Scarlet Vinyl, and a matte, porcelain texture face using Makeup Forever, Matte Velvet.  For the eyes we would use the Urban Decay Naked palette to create a buffed eye – similar to a Mary-Kate Olsen makeup look. Swipe some mascara on the lashes and dust Too Faced bronzer in Chocolate Soleil across forehead, cheek bones and bridge of the nose to finish the look.

Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Our third look we chose this Monique Lhuillier one-shoulder gown. For this look, we wanted to reflect the classy, elegant and romantic touches of the dress and play up the eyes and create beautiful, “glowy” skin. For the eyes, we paired Urban Decay 24/7 liner in ‘Dark Purple’, gently buffed and paired with Dior Show Mascara. For the face, using Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide, create a flawless canvas and dust Mac Prism across cheek bones and hairline. Highlight the face using Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette on the brow, cheek bones and décolleté.

There you have it. Flawless, unique, and stunning bridal beauty. Head on over to Loverly for everything you need to get your bridal style in check!

Post by Stephanie // Graphic Design by Grace // Makeup Selections  by Jennie Kay

Halloween Makeup: Purple Minion

October 30, 2014 ·

One of our favorite times of year has to be Halloween – playing dress up and outrageous makeup? Yes please.

We wanted to share Halloween Makeup look that was fairly simple and fun to create. By now, I hope you have all seen Despicable Me? If you haven’t, consider putting it on your next rainy day agenda.

You will need:

Overalls {or a pair of shorts with some suspenders – hit up your grandfather’s closet or local consignment shop!}
Purple tights or leggings {these are from American Apparel}
Mac Pigment Color in Purple
Strip Lashes
…and goggles if you wanna go all out!

For this makeup look, Jennie created a buffed, yet smoky, purple eye using Mac Pigment in purple, with a wedge liner in black to make a statement. Keep the color more concentrated and “dark” on the outer edge of your lashes – it’s simply a smoky eye technique but with bright purple :] Apply the strip lashes and voila! Purple Minion!

Post by Stephanie // Graphic by Grace // Makeup Application by Jennie Kay

Style File: Circle Skirts and Hot Airballoons

October 24, 2014 ·

Cotton CandyHot air balloon  2014-10-21_0007  Circle skirt

vintage style

Hot Airballoon  Jennie KayJennie Kay

Want to Re-create this look?! It’s very simple! Check out these easy steps below

A sleek Pony is a very easy, chic,  yet classic hairstyle.  I love to wear this style ponytail on my  “dirty” hair day.

Products used: Oribe Rock Hard Gel , Mason Pearson Boars Head Brush, France Luxe Ponytail Cuff

1.  Apply a dab of the Oribe Rock Hard gel to a paper towel
2.  Squeeze out a dime size dab of the Oribe Rock Hard gel into your hands and rub both together.
3. Flip your head upside down and smoth your hair into a ponytail using your boars head brush to smooth away any bumps.
4. Flip you head back up  and check to ensure you have a smooth pony at your desired height.
5. Tie your Ponytail Cuff  around elastic (if your hair is really thick use a regular elastic first and then the cuff).
6.  Now this is wear we use the gel we applied to the paper towel.  Apply the gel to your hairline and smooth back towards your pony tail. This will smooth down any flyaway’s and add sheen look to the hairstyle.

** The Oribe Rock Hard gel is a great product to blow-dry in the hair as well if you opt for a softer style ponytail. You would style it this way  this if you wanted to set the hair without a lot of shine**

Makeup Used in the look:  Stila Stay all Day Black Eyeliner / Femme Couture Glitter Liquid Glitter eyeliner  / Armani Silk Foundation #4 and #6 /Tarte Cheek Stain Blush in Tipsy

Mascara by Maybelline/Bottom Mascara by Clinique / Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand in Pearl /Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Shirt : Old Navy Kids Section /  Skirt:  Midi Skirt / Shoes : similar  /Purse:  similar {vintage family heirloom, and the price tag was still on it- only $3.99!) / Belt:  similar {it’s actually from a pair of high waisted TjMaxx shorts!} Earrings: Similar from an Estate Sale / Ring:  similar {family heirloom} /Watch: Marc Jacobs