Esther

August 24, 2016


photography by Megan Laura Photography

Photography: Megan Laura Photography // Hair: Taming RapunzelIt's not every day that the number of hairstylists in the wedding party is greater than those doing the actual hair! But on this particular day, they had me and my helper, Michelle, beat--the bride and two of her bridesmaids are hairstylists. Talk about pressure! I'd be lying if I said this didn't make me nervous. But then, I figured if they didn't like the finished product, they could always fix it. ;) But all went well. (Above: The three blondes on the left are not my work and were styled by Michelle Selles.)

 Photography: Megan Laura Photography // Hair: Taming Rapunzel
Photography: Megan Laura Photography // Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Megan Laura Photography // Hair: Taming Rapunzel
I cropped the above photos for a bit closer look at the hair.

My First Bride of 2016

August 19, 2016


"getting ready" photography by Beracha Diane PhotographyBeracha Diane Wedding Photography

The 2016 wedding season started with a wedding on January 2! But this party was a delight. The bride, having never met me before, said a trial wasn't necessary. I really appreciated her trust in my skills and for providing me with such a smooth, enjoyable experience. It was a lovely ease into this year's season. 


Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel



Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

big braid low updo Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

big braid on fine thin hair
Fine hair can be tricky, especially when a bridesmaid requests a big braid. But by "pancaking" the braid, the hair appears thicker without the need for hair extensions or the use of a hair texture iron.


big inverted braid on fine thin hair

Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Beracha Diane Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel


photography by Samantha E. Photography

Photography: Samantha E. Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Samantha E. Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel
Photography: Samantha E. Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel
Photography: Samantha E. Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Samantha E. Photography ~ Hair: Taming Rapunzel

A & N Wedding

July 08, 2016


photography by Kate Penningsbridal hair with loose curls photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel
While this bride's trial consisted of various upstyles (see here, here, and here), she ended up going with loose curls and a front braid. And the look suited wonderfully. Thankfully, she's easy going so this change that happened after her trial wasn't stressful for me. ;)

flower girl hair photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

pearl headpieces for bride and flowergirl photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

bride and bridesmaid hair photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

front braid and curls for bridal updo photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

bridal curls and braid and headpiece photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

back view veil of bridal hair photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

wedding photography and wedding hair photography: Kate Pennings hair: Taming Rapunzel

J & T Wedding

June 23, 2016


vintage inspired wedding hair and dress photography: Violet Inspired Photography
This wedding was special for me. Not only because the bride is my cousin, but I had the privilege of doing her 3 older sister's weddings over the last several years too. It really is lovely when a bride has so much faith in your abilities that they let you have some freedom and don't "hold you to a picture". I always say the best styles happen when a stylist is allowed to create, of course with some input as to dislikes/likes. So have faith in the stylist you picked and let them do their thing! ;) ;)

And the romantic, vintage inspired look she chose happens to be my favourite. These kinds of updos are so fun to do! I hope they stick around for a little while.


hairpiece and updo Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

bridal wedding hair photography Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

bride and her bridesmaids photography Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel
**I didn't do the hair of the girl on either side of the bride.


violet inspired photography Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

navy blue bridesmaid dresses with lace Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

wedding hair vintage inspired Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

low romantic updo for the bride Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Photography: Violet Inspired Photography// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

Front Braided Chignon

June 06, 2016

chignon with a braid in the front
I do love chignons. They are one of my go-to styles if there's little time for a style. And they aren't too complicated to try yourself! Check out this tutorial from a while back. 

This style looks slightly different every time I try it on myself. If you add a braid or a twist or side bangs, the look changes nicely. Now that my hair is just past my shoulders, these rolled styles are much easier to manage.  
chignon updo on medium length hair

back view of braid chignon

updo on medium length hair
P.S. I know it's a little messy with stray hairs and such, but photos of my hairstyles seem to happen after the rush of the day. ;)


updo chignon

S & L Wedding

May 26, 2016


photography by Kate Pennings
wedding hair stylist Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

soft curls with tiara Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

soft long curls with tiara wedding hairstyle Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

long curls with  tiara Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

big braided updo Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

braids and soft curls Photography: Kate Pennings// Hair: Taming Rapunzel

The following photos I took on my phone. If you follow along on Instagram, you may remember seeing these last fall. I'm best with updating my Instagram account. ;)

I loved all the braids and soft updos of this wedding party. Tip: If you "pancake" your braids (basically pull them apart), they'll become much bigger and looser. Do this when you're finished the braid, rather than trying to braid loosely.

braids and soft updos hair: Taming Rapunzel
loose french braided low updo hair: Taming Rapunzel

big front inverted braid with updo hair: Taming Rapunzel

low updo on short hair hair: Taming Rapunzel