Erin Skipley is a freelance, on-location hair and makeup artist whose experience in the realms of weddings, fashion, and rock bands make her a great choice for those looking for a style that says party more than precious. We love the messy side bun she did for the current issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom. The dramatic side-swept bangs are the perfect counterpoint for the tangle of twists and knots. This would work on any carpet—the red variety, the ones that run down aisles, and, hey why not, the everyday type found in restaurants and house parties. (Model: Alex Long for Heffner Management; Photo: Elizabeth Messina)
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For a more streamlined look, freelance, on-location artist Tiffany Lowry of Tiffany Colors pulled this look together with more product and more control, yielding a more formal updo that works well for nighttime, upscale settings. Lowry works with everyday people as often as she styles top models; she’s great at adapting current trends for all kinds of lifestyles. (Model: Jane Hannon for Heffner Management; Photo: Rachel Olsson)
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A) Gene Juarez artist Niko Weddle loves to create volume and go big for editorial shoots; his imagination and high-fashion reference points are a lot of fun. Working day to day in a downtown salon, however, he knows how to meet you in the middle. He created these looks for our recent fall fashion spread; the vibe was earthy, modern, and dreamy. (Model: Silja Danielson for SMG; Photo: Alvin Nguyen) B) Weddle started with a single braid and lots of texture and curls; he evolved the look to include a wrapped braid that feels summery, special, and sophisticated.
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At Sorella Salon and Spa in Kirkland, sisters Jamie Reasy Khalili and Jacquelynn Reasy Woodward teamed up for this real bride’s curl mohawk, which is featured in the current issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom. This bride wanted an edgy look that would balance her romantic skirt and look appropriate with the traditional elements of her celebration. The Woodward girls—experts when it comes to feminine styles for all manner of special occasions and runway events—really nailed it. (Photo: Andria Lindquist)
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A) And should you be looking for something extra colorful and maybe less serious when it comes to your big event, consider Tiffany Shuck at Vain ’s Ballard and downtown locations. B) She calls this an "undone updo;" the natural waves and fishtail braid are modernized by a temporary pressed powder color product by Kevin Murphy.
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