Curly Hair Help Behind the Scenes



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#teamfab just adores our photo shoots. Bridal and commercial, you name it— we handle all of it.

Typically, we work our magic based on the direction of our clients. They hire us to create a look to fit their mold. Recently, however, we had the opportunity to design our very own vision and watch it come to life in front of the camera. Today we’d love to take you behind the scenes of that shoot, which we believe portrays the Make Me Fabulous image, style, and feel.

We arranged this photo session for two reasons. First, as many of you may be aware, Alayne and Angela W recently worked the hair and makeup for Kleinfeld’s 2016 Bridal Show in NYC.  We sent some of these photos down before we arrived as a portfolio review to get the gig of sorts.

Also, Alayne and Angela W just earned a specialized certification with Ouidad for cutting curly hair.  We created these images to use in our promotional pieces.

Make Me Fabulous has a reputation for following trends to some extent while remaining timeless and classic and beautiful. Our brides are not “overdone.” Perhaps that is why Make Me Fabulous is so successful and why we have maintained a full calendar, year after year. This photo shoot gave Alayne full creative license and the opportunity to showcase all of what Make Me Fabulous is about, which is also exactly what most brides look for— soft, pretty, dreamy.

For the location Alayne chose Something Bleu, a bridal salon in Saratoga, because she adores the feel of the old wood and elaborate woodwork, the history of the building and the gorgeous dresses floating on hangers in the background.

She chose Tiffany Wayne to be the photographer because of her editorial, dreamy style and because she just “totally got,” Alayne’s vision.  See more of our photoshoot on Tiffany’s blog.

Of course, no shoot with Make Me Fabulous would be complete without Nina, who is the face of Make Me Fabulous and quite simply stunning.

Let’s step behind the scenes of this gorgeous image and peek just a bit at the surprisingly involved process of making a bride soft, pretty and dreamy.  Take a look at Nina’s luscious mane of fabulous curls. Though Nina’s hair is naturally long and thick, the fullness you see here is achieved with TWO sets of curled hair extensions. The two different shades give it that natural look.



Curls need hydration or they will  frizz, so first we applied the Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-in conditioner (Available at Make Me Fabulous, $26). Then we put the Ouidad products to work.

climate controlOuidad’s Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel (Available at Make Me Fabulous, $26) is a must. This “smart” gel protects the hair and leaves it shiny and manageable with no build-up.

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We also love, love, love the Clear Control Pomade — it’s awesome to finish the hair and great on photo shoots to tame fly-aways, it doesn’t leave any white dust or film on set, we love that!


At Make Me Fabulous, we like to work with our clients, taking their vision into account. We refine it until they are 100% satisfied. The result: photos that make the bride look like she just stepped out of a fairy tale or just plain fabulous hair for everyday. Stop in anytime to talk about your camera ready or everyday fabulous Hair!