Palm Trees

Every now and then I have the honor of doing hair and makeup for an up and coming model. These test shoots are usually low-stress opportunities to pull from inspiration or ideas that I wouldn't normally get the chance to try. This particular shoot, with Laci from Eye Management, was one of those shoots. My husband, Seth Farmer, was the photographer and our friend, Teddy Boldt, styled and gave a little creative direction. 

When I saw Teddy and Seth's inspiration, I knew that I wanted to keep things somewhat muted on my end. (Palm trees and colored lights didn't seem to need very much back-up in the makeup department.) I wanted Laci's hair to be more polished than her natural texture, and her makeup to be naturally "there". I basically water-colored her eyes and lips, staining them ever so slightly.  For her second hair look, created a loose, tucked bun. A "sophisticated gym do" if you will. 

We had a lot of fun playing around with this shoot, so I decided to share it with you. Let me know what you think!