Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Charlotte Brides Want to Know: Jessica Dunn of La Bella Hair and Makeup

I have a few more interviews from some of Charlotte's finest vendors so this will be the last week of our Charlotte Brides Want to Know series. I hope these mini-interviews have been helpful to you. I know it's hard to know what vendors to choose especially when there are so many out there. These interviews were just meant to give you a little glimpse into the life of some of my favorites.

Today, I we have an interview with Jessica Dunn from La Bella Hair and Makeup. I met Jessica awhile ago and we instantly clicked. She loves making brides more beautiful on their wedding day. Here is our little interview. If you're looking for a makeup artist please run over and take a look at her site and schedule a consultation.

How long have you been in the wedding industry?

I've been in the wedding industry for many years but full time for 3 years.

How did you get started in this industry?

I have alway done friends hair for proms through high school which naturally led to me going to cosmetology school. After I went to cosmetology school there was still something missing, something I didn't like about just cutting hair. So I met a makeup artist from Miami and after talking to her I realized that I wanted to do freelance hair and makeup. So I just jumped in head first and put all of my energy into "La Bella". After moving to Charlotte I found the market that I love and just grew. Now my main focus is my airbrush makeup and I love every minute of it.

What do you love most about the wedding business?

I love working with brides because they are real and this is the most exciting day of their life. I love knowing that when it is all said and done I was apart of that huge day for them and all of the memories every time they look at there pictures.

What are you most excited about these days?

These days I have so much to be excited about I have been so blessed. I moved back closer to my family(don't worry not far), I am expanding my market to Greenville, SC and Columbia, SC and I just feel like this year is a new beginning for me with anything being possible.

Who or what inspires you most?

The 2 people who inspire me the most are my mom and God with out them I wouldn't be where I am today. Through God I know I can do anything and my mom is the one always there telling me that I can do it and anything is possible.

What inspires me is life and people, I love seeing the look on peoples face when they see the final result and I can tell that the confidence was just raised so much just from what I did and they see themselves in a different light. When all I did is bring out the beauty that was hidden inside.

What is your most popular service or product?

I would have to say my most popular service and product is my airbrush. This is my baby right now. I am absolutely sold on this technique of applying makeup especially for brides. This technique is natural, flawless and has great staying power. I have had such good feedback from it and I recommend it to anyone.

What is the last thing you read?

Well, right now I am starting to read the Five Love Languages but I haven't gotten very far. However, I did finish my In Style magazine the other day (I have to keep up with what’s going on)

How do you describe your style?

My style for hair and makeup is pretty natural. I would rather bring out someone’s inner beauty then completely make them into something they are not. However, I do venture out into more crazy style if I need to. As for my style in other areas of my life, I am more contemporary.

If you could vacation anywhere where would it be?

Figi in a little bungalow in the ocean. One of those that have the glass bottom that you can see everything swim under you. That would be amazing.

What food could you not live without?

Ice cream by far. I really don't know what I would do without it. There is not one occasion I can think of that having ice cream wouldn't make since.

If brides only knew this….when it is all said and done with and the planning is over you will be married to the person you love more than anything. That one day isn't going to compare to the rest of your life together. So don't sweat the small stuff.

Here are some samples of her work.

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OMG! I love that eye shadow!!



1 comment:

UK Wedding Directory said...

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