Dressing Your Hair Or Hair Dressing?

This is simply not a case of wash and wear! When you want (and need!) to look your best, hair and makeup truly can be a girl’s best friend and your crowning glory. Perfectly dressed hair and flawless makeup can literally help you stop traffic. It is appreciated and admired.

Serenity Makeup know that hair and makeup planning requires a strategic thought process. We’re all about making things as easy as possible for you. Because hair and makeup is what we do, we come to you equipped with all the latest in fashion styles and colour combinations so when we leave, all you need to do is wow people as you pass by!

If you are a sassy, confident woman then you might already have a hair style and makeup pairing in mind – that’s OK. Serenity Makeup can perfect your ideas and leave you feeling 100% amazing and ready to take on the world.

If you are a little more shy or uncertain but still want that WOW factor then here are some pointers that you might find handy to consider. It might even help you understand why we suggest certain colour combinations or hair styles for you.

Brunette_hair_dressingBrunettes
Brown is a luscious hair colour to have but if your brown hair is of a darker tone then you need to stay away from pale foundations. These can leave you looking washed out. Serenity Makeup will mix your hairstyle with a makeup look that has warm tones of purples, burgundy, navy or browns.

red_hair_dressingReds
If you have any shade of red hair then your make up will be best with Green tones. Green complements your natural skin tones and makes your hair radiant. If Green sounds like a bit too much, then not to worry, redheads can rock other great shades of makeup in the peach, copper and browns colour palettes.

Black
black_hair_dressingBlack hair can command some stunning makeup looks especially if you have been blessed with dark skin tones. If this is the case, then you can rock plums and shimmery makeup hues well. A firm favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge dark kohl eyeliner will bring an extra sparkle to your eyes. If you have black hair but fair skin, then you can end up looking goth-like if your makeup is not right. By adding sheer plum tones to your cheek and lip makeup you will avoid goth status and shine your best beauty instead.

Blonde_hair_dressingBlonde
Like the girls with Black or dark hair, blondes have to be wary of the shade of makeup they use. Matte, nude shades blonde girls look older than their years, tired and washed out. Certainly not a look most are after! If you have Blonde hair, then the best makeup for you is to opt for eyeshadows with a slight shimmer (or glitter) and berry shades on your lips and cheeks which will ‘lift’ your natural complexion.

Right, now that we have covered the various shades of hair colour – what kind of styles are in fashion?

Often a lot of thought can be put into what you’re going to wear – your hair and makeup can complete your look. If your hair and makeup aren’t right, all that time and effort – not to leave out cost of a new outfit and shoes – can be in vain. Who wants to look so-so?

Powerhouse_hair_dressingPowerhouse
If the look you’re after is one of being in control then, a slicked back, high ponytail and dark eyes are the combination you’ll want. If you’re not sure about a high ponytail, then a high bun with smokey eyes will leave you looking amazing. Powerful makeup options include shades of brown, dark purple, dark green or navy.

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Maybe you’re going on your first date, a special wedding anniversary or you just want to feel feminine and soft then styling your hair with some loose, feminine, soft and bouncy curls or braiding it into two French braids will help you achieve this look. Romantic and feminine makeup needs pastel shades like dusky pink, sky blue, peach or lilac.

Clubbing
Hitting the town for a night out is fun, exciting and standing out from clubbing_makeupthe crowd is the way to go. Styling your hair for a ‘night out’ can be as varied as the personalities you’ll meet out and about!         Whether you have a messy bun, tight curls or you take your hair fixed up on the side of your head you are going to need some funky makeup to finish your look. Serenity Makeup will take your normal makeup up a notch or two to really compliment your ‘night out’ hair. We can do this by adding glittery shades or dark lips. Your makeup needs to be heavier than your ‘day face.’ Seeing as most night out environments have low cast lighting, purple hues in your blush, a dark lipstick or glittery eyeshadow and with thickening mascara and a dark or glittery eyeliner will complete your look and give you the edge you’re after.

sporty_hair_dressingSporty
If you’re actually doing exercise, considering having your hair and makeup done before hand is probably not high on your list of priorities! However, if you are just wanting to opt for a casual and sporty look, then makeup can really set your style. The idea with makeup for a sporty look is to look natural and bare-faced (even if you’re not!). Pastel shades and light colours in pinks, peaches and beiges are perfect.

Natural_hair_dressingNatural
Maybe you don’t have an event to attend, and you don’t have a specific look in mind but you just want to be pampered and look your best, for you. Serenity Makeup can help you achieve your best natural look. Using our palettes and experience we can help bring out your natural facial highlights – for some it is their cheekbones, others their eyes, and yet others their lips. Serenity Makeup can help you be the best you with a pampering session that leaves you feel natural and beautiful.

So next time you have a function to attend, a night out with the girls (or boys for that matter!) or you just want to accentuate yourself, give Serenity Makeup a call to get the best hair styling look. We will make you feel fabulous and leave you with your hair and makeup simply incredible.

Mobile Wedding Make Up Artist

Most little girls start dreaming about their wedding day from the moment they realise how special a wedding truly can be. The hair, the makeup, the music, the food. It all gets meticulously planned, and then changed, and planned again.

In amongst all the chaos that goes hand in hand with wedding planning, why not choose Serenity Makeup’s mobile wedding makeup and hair service in Auckland to attend to you and your bridal party and family on your big day? Instead of coming to us, we come to you!

We are very experienced in creating wedding looks that are current and bring out your natural beauty for your special day. Our team are friendly, reliable and will make you feel pampered and look gorgeous all day!

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Whether you are a confident wearer of makeup or you don’t know where to start, our team will put you at ease and have you feeling confident and fabulous and ready to say “I do” with radiance.

Amongst all the stressful planning, choosing your makeup and hair look by yourself can be at the top of stressful tasks. Looking through wedding books can help you to narrow down the type of makeup that appeals to you and that you would like for you and your wedding party. Our team will draw on their experience and, really help you to decide the best look for your special day.

You should never leave your makeup to the last minute. You will need to book a bridal trial makeup session with us and let our artist’s expertise help guide you to a stunning look that you’ll fall in love with. Some brides feel more comfortable wearing a natural makeup look with a neutral eye and lip, while other brides love to wear a more flawless, glamourous style makeup with a bold eye or lip.

During a makeup or hair trial, your artist will talk you through some ideas and also ask you some questions about your skin type, how much makeup you are used to wearing and what look you are after so that we can archive long-lasting beautiful makeup and hair that you feel comfortable wearing.

There is a lot of pressure with wedding planning but it is wise to contact us as soon as you have set your date to see if we will be available to assist you. Often Serenity Makeup gets booked up in advance due to high demand. Even though your wedding date may be months away, you need to make sure that you have your bridal makeup artist booked who you can trust.

Your wedding day is a special day when you want to look and feel beautiful! With many years’ experience and using some of the best makeup and hair products available on the market, Serenity’s team will ensure that you, and your entire bridal party, will look picture-perfect all day.

When was the last time you had your hair styled at home?

There are lots of great things about going to a club for a night out, it’s a great way to get out and about, meet new people and enjoy cutting some shapes on the dance floor.

Going out for a night with friends takes some preparation. So many factors need to be considered – who are you going with? How will you get there? What will you wear?! How will you wear your hair?

Your hair. When was the last time you had your hair styled? Styled? You ask. Yes – sometimes, when you want to look extra special, that 5-day old twist-out just won’t do.

As anyone who’s gotten a really good — or bad — hairstyle knows, hair is so much more than just a look: It can be a reflection and reinforcement of who you are. And when you’re about to go out on the town you want to reflect you at your best!

Sometimes your hair speaks for you, even when you don’t say a thing. Have a long, curly, blonde mane? The world’s going to see you differently than someone with a straight, ombré coif. But, let’s face it, styling your hair alone at home will never be the same as the styling you receive from a professional hair artist.

Women can change their hairstyle as much as 100 times during their lifetime. 100 times!! Can you think of how many times you’ve changed your hair so far? A different cut, a different colour, a middle part, a side part, straight and long, curly and short, soft waves, an undercut – you name it, most of us have tried it by the time we have hit our mid 20s.

With summer so close we can taste it, it’s a given that we’re looking to inspiration from long days spent at the beach, tousled windswept hair, and an array of undone mane moments.   If you’re over beach waves, then undone-chic is the name of your summer game.  Think on the wavelength of blowout day 3 when your previous styling is still apparent but has relaxed into beauty bliss.

What is in style for 2017?

THE BOB

Sometimes hair around your neck and shoulders feels like you’re wearing a hair scarf, which is why the Bob is so popular. In addition to the cooling relief it provides, the bob provides a strong shape cut into your hair and no matter your hair thickness, everything will basically fall into place.

THE FRINGE

While a fringe might make you cringe with memories of horrid school photos with a “mum cut” – a well cut fringe just for the summer can make summer bearable and adorable. If you’re feeling a bit daring, a fringe about an inch to an inch and a half works on any length hair. Fringes are definitely fun and flirtatious. But it’s not for everyone.

LONG LAYERS

If you’re looking to grow your hair out there is no time like the present. Long dishevelled layers remove split ends, and create a very soft, ragged edge for a more organic feel.

SHAGGY

There’s a built in level of dishevelment that’s just perfect for summer weather and demands imperfection. You can add to the unkemptness by spritzing liberally with beach spray and scrunching your hair.

EMBRACE

Embrace the texture that your mumma gave you! Curly girls put down the hot straighteners and airdry and go! Add some curl primer to wet hair and once dry finish it.

FREEFORM

Go for a willowy street urchin type of style. A versatile messy cut that gives texture and volume. To retain your natural wave air dry and spritz your whole head with a texturizing spray. You can add waves with a curling iron or done a few small tight braids and unravel them once dry

Everyone encounters challenges, conflicts and trials every single day of our lives. And while this is essential for growing and developing as a person, it also means that sometimes life can leave you feeling a little flat. An easy, simple and effective way to boost your confidence is to book in with Serenity and get pampered! It is almost impossible to walk out of hair and makeup makeover with Serenity without a little added spring in your step.

If you’re going clubbing make yourself stand out from the crowd with hair and makeup by Serenity!

Looking For Mobile Hairdressing Services?

Benefits

Obviously the main benefit is Serenity comes to you mobile_hair_dresserwherever you need her to be in Auckland.  This is fantastic if you don’t have a local salon that you love as your sure to love Serenity.  Having her come to you saves time and stress, you don’t have to worry about travelling or parking you can just relax and let her do all the work including all the travelling.  We woman know how hard it is to find a reliable, trust worthy fantastic hairdresser, let alone one that is close to home, well with Serenity’s mobile salon you get all this and the best part is she’s not close to home she’s at your home.  It’s a benefit as well if you have kids at home, they can play with their own toys and in their own rooms and you don’t have to worry so much about them, trying to find a sitter etc.  Mobile salons are the busy woman’s ideal, she can even come to your work or hotel if you’re from out of town. 

Special Occasions

A wedding, a ball, a red carpet event among other occasions can be a stressful time for us woman, we have so much to plan and organise.  Let Serenity’s mobile hair salon be one less thing.  Serenity can come to wherever you need her to be whenever you need her to be.  This is great when you are trying to get dressed, get your makeup done and get your hair styled all around the same time.  Serenity has all the tools, the experience and expertise to make you look stunning.  She has worked for high profile New Zealand and International clients, fashion shoots, editorial shoots and numerous brides.  She is highly recommended by all these as she is reliable, trustworthy and is amazing at her work, Serenity has a passion for beauty and you can tell through her work.

Serenity

Serenity as we have said has a passion for beauty, she has high standards and a perfectionist’s view.  Serenity is very reliable and trustworthy and prides herself not only on customer satisfaction but making her customers look incredible.  Serenity keeps up to date with the worlds trends so knows what’s hot and what’s not in the world of beauty.  Serenity is fully qualified and has loads of experience so you are in the best hands.  She worked at Rodney Wayne Eastridge for 3 years the went to England for her O.E and worked there at a trendy professional hair salon for a further two years.

Her products and what you need to do

Serenity only uses salon quality products.  All you need to do is wash and dry your hair and she will do the rest.  A good idea is to find pictures on what you want you can email these to Serenity as well as telling her about your hair, is it long, short, straight, thick etc.  Tell Serenity what you really want.  On the day she arrives make sure your hair is completely dry.  Curly or frizzy hair should be smoothed out; we recommend a blow dry or a straighten.  You can organise Serenity to do this for you but you need to make sure you tell her.

To recap

  • The best part of Serenity makeup is her being mobile
  • Serenity is fully qualified and experienced and comes highly recommended
  • Serenity’s passion for beauty takes her work beyond the norm
  • Serenity’s products are salon quality and she only uses the best
  • Serenity will come to you, from the city side of the bridge in Auckland, further out may require a fee
  • Ensure you are prepared for Serenity beforehand.

Every Bride Needs Decent Makeup!

Most girls have been planning their wedding day since they played with Ken and Barbie.  It’s the best day of our lives.  We spend years planning and dreaming and then when the real day comes along there aren’t enough google searches or magazines for us to look at.  We plan every detail. The day has to be perfect right? Well for most of us it was/is anyway.  The main thing is we want to look our best on this day, we want to look perfect.  So much goes into choosing the right dress, the right accessories, the right hair style and shoes, and of course, makeup to make us look amazing.  To bring out our best features and make us look stunning.

Wedding of Dan Lewis & Sophie Norton, Panmure Kingdom Hall & Tamaki Yacht Club

Wedding of Dan Lewis & Sophie Norton, Panmure Kingdom Hall & Tamaki Yacht Club

Some woman want to go for that dewy no makeup natural look and some want colour, there are many makeup styles to choose from.  Serenity is passionate about makeup and has the experience and training to back her up.  She has been trained by and has worked with one of the leading cosmetics companies, M.A.C cosmetics.  She has very high standards of work, she is a perfectionist when it comes to applying makeup. Her high standards are in

  • Prepping the skin for flawless makeup application
  • Choosing the right makeup for your skin type
  • Corrective makeup techniques
  • Contouring and highlighting
  • Choosing the right colours for your skin tone

A good idea is to book a wedding trial with Serenity, there you can discus looks and everything.  Serenity can offer her opinions and talk you through ideas and styles.  It’s important to book serenity as soon as possible as she is in high demand.  Serenity prides herself on leaving each woman looking their best, looking absolutely stunning.  She is reliable and professional.  Call her today and tick makeup off your list.

Looking for a bridal makeup artist around Auckland?

Are you looking for a bridal makeup artist? You have come to the right place.

Serenity makeup has years of experience in applying makeup for brides on their special day.  Serenity comes highly recommended and is the go-to makeup artist for many modelling companies.  Serenity is an award winning MAC makeup artist and uses only the best products on the market.  She loves to make people look the best they can be and has a great attention to detail and perfectionist attitude.  As soon as you have a date we recommend calling her to arrange a pre wedding day session, there she will go through your ideas and discus whether you want a more natural look or a made-up look.  At this appointment she can suggest what will suit your theme and your skin tone.  Due to her talents being in high demand it is best to book an appointment as soon as you can.  Serenity is highly trustworthy so that is one aspect of your special day to stop worrying about.wedding_makeup

Serenity makeup is mobile so she is able to come to you.  Whether it is at your home or a hotel or in the hair salon.  It is best to get your makeup done after your hair so bear this in mind when booking on the day.  This is because normally getting your hair styled involves washing and you don’t want your makeup washed off and leaving a line.  If your hair is already styled she can blend it in to the hairline for that flawless look.

Serenity appreciates that wedding makeup trends change season to season which is why she keeps up to date with the latest looks. Serenity is talented, passionate and reliable which are the qualities that makes Serenity an asked for by name bridal makeup artist. Contact Serenity today to make a booking.

Your local mobile hair stylists

Now a day in this busy hectic world people are now asking services to come to them and mobile hairstylists are one of the growing trends going mobile. Up there leading the pack in mobile hair stylists is Serenity Makeup. Serenity is a sort after makeup artist who also does hair styling and best of all she is mobile. She has all the tools to bring the salon to you wherever you are, be it at home, at work or even at a hotel. Serenity’s passion is beauty, and she does it all. Whether it is for a blushing bride, a wedding, special occasions, parties, corporate events, balls, you name the occasion and Serenity has all the experience and qualifications to make you look incredible.

Serenity keeps up to date with the worlds trends and knows what’s hot and Mobile_makeup_auckland_service_1what’s not and she only uses salon quality hair products, so your hair is in good hands. She has worked for high profile New Zealand and international clients, fashion shoots, editorial shoots and numerous brides, she is the go to artist for a professional, incredible job. Let your hair be one less thing to worry about as not only is she talented, and passionate but she is someone you can rely on. All you need to do is wash and dry your hair and she will do the rest to turn you into a stunner.

Travel around Auckland from the city side of the bridge to Manakau is complimentary, further out may require a fee. So if you are looking for someone amazing to do your hair styling look no further than Serenity Makeup. Give her a call, an email or fill out an online quote form, and let her make you look incredible, red carpet ready for that special occasion, or even just a night out with the girls. Call now.

Gorgeous Evening Makeup

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Another gorgeous makeup look I had the pleasure of doing recently for the stunning Sophie. This was an evening look with a strong red lip and elegant hair. I was very please with the outcome and Sophie was looking great!

If you would like a similar look for your event, get in touch!

Hair For A Special Occasion

hair_for_a_special_occasionAnother special hair style for a special occasion! For this one we went for a pretty half up, half down curly hairstyle, giving a great flowing look. Oh to have such gorgeous long thick hair! No doubt she will be the hit of the night with this look!

If you would like to have your hair done for a special occasion, give me a call now on 02102282266 or use the free quote form.