A Textured Braid Low Bun

Who loves a textured braid low bun with a good volume for their wedding day or special event?

Such a popular and practical style especially if your hair doesn’t hold curls well ūüėČ

 

– From Ruby’s wedding trial

Smooth Low Updo + Natural Pearly Makeup

 

Super smooth low updo + natural pearly makeup for our Vietnamese Chinese Bride from last weekend! Congratulations Julie!
For inquires, please email us at: contact@ToniBrides.com

Handmade Wedding Hair Accessories On Sale!

Toni Brides Handmade Wedding Hair Accessories ON SALE right now! Most of them are 15 -20% off of original price. They are very high quality and perfect for almost any hairstyles.

You may want to know what’s the difference of our handmade¬†wedding hair accessories / headpieces and the ones they sale on ebay / gateway / downtown LA. Well, to start the story..I’ve helped many brides¬†putting in their hair accessories / headpieces¬†and quite often, they are either awkward to be put in at the exact right position to show off, or for certain¬†inexpensive ones,¬†before it was¬†even put in our beautiful hair-do, part of¬†it or the whole thing breaks off from the comb or attachment..

That’s not a pleasant thing to have when you have thousands of things to think about on your Big Day!

To shorten the story, as a professional bridal hairstylist, I have the privilege of knowing how wedding accessories should work and where they should be positioned, also, what size works for what hairstyle! That’s just to sum part of it! We have different collection of handmade models that will fit in almost all your need. Name it from Vintage style, Luxurious style to Romantic and simple. From extremely intricate design to very versatile styles. Not to mention, these¬†hair accessories /¬†headpieces¬†are made with extreme care and are all original designs. Meaning, you¬†have your own unique design! Because it has to be special for every bride!!¬†Most of them are completely sewed-on or hand-wired (even the comb itself!), so¬†they are¬†much more endurable and¬†in general have a good flexibility for the best positioning and best display in almost any hairstyles.

We customize our Hair Accessories according to you. Whether it’s a different color or other special occasions!

Here are a few of our designs! Feel free to share!!

Check out more on:http://tonibrides.com/wedding-hair-accessories/
or https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToniBridesDesign

xoxo

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The Importance of Wedding Trial

The importance of wedding trial can not be emphasized more.

Trial gives our brides the chance to see how their preferred makeup style and hairstyle would look on themselves. We may be drown to certain images from the webs but we’ll never know how it will look on us until we try it out! Whether it goes well with our skin tone, brings out more of our beautiful features or whether it goes well with our wedding colors and themes.. The point is also that¬†we want to look the best we can and still feel comfortable in person!

Here is a little tip for choosing preferred looks for your trial:

1. Do I wear makeup often? Although the makeup looks stunning on the image, will it look good on me? Will I feel comfortable having this makeup look on me for my wedding day?

2. Ask your friends, family and Husband-to-be and see how they think about the makeup style you like. We want you to not only feel beautiful on your wedding day, but also feel like yourself. And we want your other half to love how you look too!

3. When choosing hairstyles, try to look for the hairstyle that has similar hair color / length as yours. The lighter the hair color is, the better it reflects light and texture. Here are a few questions you may wanna ask yourself:

 a. This hairstyle looks pretty, but will it complement my face shape?

 b. Will this hairstyle go well with my dress?

 c. Does my hair hold curls well?

Braids will take some of your hair volume, so if you have thin hair, you may wanna consider that as well.

Here is the perfect example, our beautiful bride to be Crystal had her trial with me yesterday. She loved the smoky, glamorous look but when she went home, her fianc√©¬†wanted a more nature look on her. ūüôā We are happy to schedule another makeup trial for her! We wanna everyone to be happy! So definitely, especially when choosing makeup looks, talk about that with your beloved ones and make sure to let them know that makeup usually look more intense in person but will photograph beautifully on camera!

Our trial special $99 for both airbrush makeup and bridal hairstyling will end on 12/31/14, so make sure to schedule a trial before that!

Talk soon!

xo

Toni Brides

 

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Healthy dessert recipe for weddings

Healthy dessert recipe for weddings ūüôā

Good Thursday my lovely brides-to-be! I’ve been thinking about having more varieties of posts on my website recently as it goes, maybe add more health tips, tips to distress etc.. The reason for that is because I know how stressful it could be to plan your wedding and I¬†want to contribute whatever I know that works to help you feel more calm and happy before your big day! So here,¬†¬†to start with, I want to share this great dessert recipe with you guys that I’m in love with. To tell you a little bit about the history:

I’m recently becoming more focused on my body detoxification during the seasonal change and so last night I was craving for dessert and tried this recipe of raw chocolate truffles with gluten, dairy and sugar free ingredients. Immediately,¬†I thought this would be a great dessert for brides who would like to¬†do a little detoxification to clean their body and skin before their big day but not be stressed because they can’t eat anything sweet during the period. Or, it¬†could just¬†be an awesome and simple healthy and wholly sweet treats for kids and other attendants on your wedding day. if you don’t have the time to prepare it yourself, have a family member or friend to help. It last for at least a week in the refrigerator so you can even make it ahead of time!¬†

Here is the recipe I used:http://www.trinityskitchen.com/easy-chocolate-truffles-no-bake-vegan-delicious/ 

It came out great although it’s my first try. I used organic raw almond butter instead of raw almond to make the whole process a bit easier. They are not only absolutely delicious, but they also don’t leave you an acidic after taste like refined sugar sweets do. Besides that, they are actually GOOD for you!¬†Hope you enjoy it¬†

Love and blessings from Toni Brides <3

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Feeling the love and support

Feeling the love and support is an essential element for a good wedding.

I had the opportunity to¬†provide my service for¬†our bride Kirsten, her mom and mother in-law this past Saturday. It’s a destination wedding in Ventura. Kirsten and Mike’s ceremony was set up at Mike’s parents’ backyard at their beach front house¬†built by his grand parents in the 40s!¬†Over looking the entire Ventura beach. Their wedding¬†was perfectly planned with months’ preparation.¬† Although on the day of, Kirsten was feeling a strong¬†anxiety attack and literally broke down during her makeup session, her¬†dear friends and family were there for her. With the love and support, her day was completely turned around like magic! I was so happy that she was able to let go of the fear, worries and anxiety after her makeup and just be her beautiful and vibrate self<3

Congratulations Kirsten, best wishes to you and your sweet love!

feeling the love and support changed her day
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Wonderful Gift From Bride

Wonderful gift from bride..

Waking up this morning with the most wonderful and thoughtful gift from my recent bride Val..

It’s a book I’ve incidentally ‘lost’ in the past few months and she bought and mailed it to me within a day! I was speechless..

Thank you Val for such an amazing gift, thank you for being so thoughtful and sweet! I feel blessed to have met great clients and some of the most amazing women in my life 

Together with this book, I want to encourage all brides and brides to be to read ‘If the Buddha Married’ by the same author- Charlotte Kasl. They are truly soul cleansing, full of wisdom and truth. May your marriage be a long lasting journey that’s full of love, support and wisdom xo

Some comments about these books:

Insightful, clear, humorous, delightful. A must-read for all people who value honesty, kindness, and compassion in the affairs of the heart.’ – Susan Page

“Brings the Buddha’s wisdom to the complex world of intimate relationships. In if the Buddha Married, she brings clarity to an area filled with confusion, and hope to an area where so many of us have far too little. We’ve all heard that marriage can be a spiritual experience; reading this book, you actually believe it.’ – Marianne Williamson

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27th September Wedding

27th September Wedding Makeup and Hair by Toni Brides.

Just¬†married Megan and her¬†other half had their wedding at a unique and beautiful¬†venue in Pioneertown.¬†To¬†enhance¬†her beautiful green eyes and cute freckles,¬†I¬†did a light airbrush makeup with beach/brown¬†tone shimmer eye makeup and paired with a authentic side bun. For her¬†bridesmaid, we went for a side braids and a fingerwave retro look ūüôā

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Wedding Photo Sneak Peak

So happy to share these few sneak peak wedding photos for Natalie’s wedding 09/06/14.

I can’t be pleased enough of how the makeup looked in this low light. Shout out to the amazing photographer: Stacey Adams Photography for capturing these¬†‘getting ready’ moment!

Natalie wasn’t shy on colors, she knows exactly what she liked and¬†that made my job easy ūüôā

I remember when we are waiting at the elevator, a couple of young ladies¬†kept on coming back to see her and ‘wow’ed how beautiful she is.¬† Her purple smoky eye/glam makeup with a low classic updo completed the look for her¬†glamorous and classic wedding.

Can’t wait to see all the photos!

xo

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