Another hair from today! A bridesmaid this time. Before vs after. So much hair! Love wavy hair! Half up half down look. She didn't know what she wanted except for half up and half down. At the end she loved it! @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Julia, Julia... you have I think, my favorite hair of 2018. When you showed me a photo of a very messy, piecey updo I couldn't wait to create it for you! I hope for nothing but the best for you and Sally. What a beautiful bride you are! ❤ @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Sally wanted waves and braid of someone to keep her hair out if her face. This is my LAST wedding of 2018. I am so lucky to have had my last wedding spent with Sally and Julia. ❤ @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
My beautiful, stunning, super fun and kind bride today! Scroll through to the end to see the before of her hair. She added 24 inch hair extensions. She definitely pulled off the gorgeous mermaid hair like a pro. Her skin was also a makeup artist dream. Scroll through to see close ups of her perfect complexion. She wanted a natural glow. 😍 #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad @_loustevens_
This beautiful bridesmaid from today had such lovely blonde hair. She had dyed it this blonde in honor of Daenerys, Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones. She also wanted braids like her. I think she embodies her perfectly! And let's take a moment to just admire those blue eyes! 😍 #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad @_loustevens_
In real life this looks WAY too dramatic. But I had fun playing with a wing while the kiddos napped. I actually don't like it much. I'm such a simple makeup gal believe it or not. But I do know HOW. Plus doing a wing on a hooded eye is a pain in the buttocks. #cateye#hoodedeyes @_loustevens_
Hair and Makeup on one of my eldest friends, my baby girl, my family. We have known each other for 28 years. I was so excited to have been there today for her. I also did the hair and makeup for her mom who was like another mom to me growing up and a sister to my mom. SO stunning! I love you, Brandi. I pray for joy and blessings for you and Chris! ❤
I really really enjoyed working with Mona today, the mother of the groom. She was kind and funny. She loved her hair and makeup too, and I'm glad I was able to help her cover up what she wanted covered and highlight what she wanted highlighted! The last photo shows a "before" of her sun/age spots that she wanted me to take care of for the day! Hair and Makeup by me! @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Some professional shots of a few gentlemen that I had the pleasure of doing makeup on during the @runway2life show, for @celebritybridal Photographers: @xaviarmedia @jamilimages @thomasfotog Check out the photographers for extra shots from the show! #r2l2018#runwaylife @_loustevens_
Waves, waves, waves. Beautiful full white hair on the Pastor that will officiate the wedding I worked today. I hope when my hair turns white it'll be just as beautiful! @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquad#loustevensglamsquaddena
And that's a wrap! Makeup on 7 men, possibly 8 (I lost count), and hair on some beautiful models! I had to get out early because of the hubs had to get me, with children in tow, and they need to go to bed yall! But we made it work! I am proud of my work today, and the team I worked with kicked ass. So honored to be part of @runway2life #r2l2018
Lovely photo of a couple bridesmaids I did makeup on. I also curled and styled the blonde hair. These two could easily be models. Well and truly beautiful! @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Oh what a beautiful bride! Beautiful photo too by such a talented photographer, @tinatakemyphoto Hair and Makeup by me, @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad @tinatakemyphoto • • • • • Something about the cloudy sky, the wind, the veil, the look on her face... It perfectly blended for this moody black and white portrait that I absolutely adore 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ __________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @maymontrva Hotel: @berkeleyhotelrva Hair/Makeup: @_loustevens_ @makeupartistrybydena Florist: Stewart Berry Designs Caterer: @butlersunique Bakery: @incredibleediblesbakery Music: @bunndjrva @djpetey_b Transportation: RVA on Wheels
My beautiful bride Katelynn is getting married today! I'm so happy and excited for her! Not to mention she will always have a place in my heart after all our geeky talk. 💕 Hair and Makeup by me, @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Beautiful bridesmaid from today! I used the Viseart Golden Hour exclusively on her eyes. I also did her hair. She wanted a slick back look. Something like Anne Hathaway when Anne had a pixie. 💕 @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena#loustevensglamsquad
Loving these photos of my bride, Samantha by @tinatakemyphoto She is so beautiful. Hair and makeup by me @_loustevens_ @makeupartistrybydena #loustevensglamsquad#loustevensglamsquaddena @tinatakemyphoto • • • • • Simply STUNNING bride! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ __________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @maymontrva Hotel: @berkeleyhotelrva Hair/Makeup: @_loustevens_ @makeupartistrybydena Florist: Stewart Berry Designs Caterer: @butlersunique Bakery: @incredibleediblesbakery Music: @bunndjrva @djpetey_b Transportation: RVA on Wheels ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Isnt this hair color beautiful?! A mother at the wedding I worked today. She had so much hair, and it was beautiful shades of grey and white. She wanted an updo that was messy and not "old" looking. She liked my rendition of her idea! I was so busy today this is the only photo I took today. Whew. Time to sit and relax with the fam! Hair by: @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_
Dreaming of greener sunnier days. #throwback to April photoshoot that I did hair and makeup for. What a lovely time! Love a boho wedding! Wavy hair, natural makeup, and lots of green. Hair and Makeup: @makeupartistrybydena Photographer: @shelbylaynephotograph
I cannot tell you how excited I am for this! I have the Viseart Pro palette with all the mattes for my weddings EVERYTIME. I don't often use these formulas but it needs to be in my kit pronto! I'm drooling over here. DROOLING. I love everything Viseart. Obsessed even. 😍🤩😍🤩 #repost @musebeautypro • • • • • The moment we’ve all been waiting for is happening NOW! VISEART’S Grande Pro 2 is up for Pre-Order ✨ Why is this palette the perfect addition to your makeup kit? It provides a unique variety of six new formulas never before seen ...
Did my makeup yesterday much like I would for my brides. Did another headshot yesterday too. Hope I like it this time! I'm so unsatisfied by photos of me taken by others. I know all my good selfie angles. 😆😉 #charlottetilburyduchess#cliniquepeachpop
Beautiful Bridesmaid today. I had to convince her with the lipstick color but the longer she wore it the more she fell in love! She was also extremely nervous about color matching her. Thanks to #temptu it was super easy and her skin was FLAWLESS. She was so gracious and kind. ❤ Makeup by me, @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_
Photos do not do her justice. Her skin is so amazing! The lighting was too harsh in my opinion but you can tell how lovely her skin was. Catherine, you were so sweet and kind! I was lucky to have met you today and work with you for the shoot! Makeup done by me for a photoshoot with @davidabelweddings
A couple more by @seandewittphotography! Thank you Sean for allowing me to share these beautiful moments. Hair and Makeup: @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena Photo: @seandewittphotography Location: @historicmankinmansion
I LOVE seeing photos of my brides taken by their photographers. As a makeup and hair artist we bring a personal touch for a client, but a photographer can capture the soul. Thank you @seandewittphotography for sharing such a lovely photo of Pamela. Please check out @seandewittphotography for some amazing work! Hair and makeup by @makeupartistrybydena @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena Location: @historicmankinmansion
I had an impromptu wedding this morning. A stylist was sick and needed someone to take over. I got the texts at 930, and was at the getting ready address at 11! I hope that the bride loved the look. She was so kind, understanding, and accommodating to the change. I can only imagine how it feels on her end when an emergency happens and hope that what I was able to do gave her some peace of mind. Loved her and her girls! ❤
I wasn't going to post another photo tonight... but here I am not able to sleep. I love this capture by David Abel. Tenderness is such a romantical and private moment and David can capture it so splendidly. Just lovely. Side note about the makeup, I was inspired by a look that @patidubroff did on Margot Robbie. I used the light pink matte shades from the @viseart pro palette as well as a shimmer pink from the Tryst palette by Viseart. It is definitely pinky but soft and tender, just like the photo. If you haven't seen or used ...
Hair and Makeup by me. I did this a couple months ago for another oudoir shoot with the super talented @boudoirbyanikacolombo please check her out if you haven't since the last post. #boudoir#boudoirphotography @_loustevens_
Can we say Queen? Hair and Makeup by me! She originally wanted a nude lip, but I convinced her to have a little more pop. With her dark brown eyes and beautiful skin a bold lip is 🙌 And she absolutely loved it! #loustevensglamsquaddena @_loustevens_ #rva
Wedding party day! And this group was indeed a party! So much laughter, music, dancing. What a awesome wedding this will be. Makeup by me on 6 girls and hair on 2! @_loustevens_ #loustevensglamsquaddena
One of the hairstyles I did today for a wedding. She had so much hair! It was a lot of fun taming it. I would love to work with this hair again! Hair by Dena @loustevensglamsquad #loustevensglamsquaddena
Another photo from this weekend. I loved being part of this! Hair and Makeup by yours truly @loustevensglamsquad #loustevensglamsquaddena#repost @taylordevynnphotography with @get_repost ・・・ 🥂 Coordinators! Colleen Megan Photography @colleenmeganphotography Shelby Layne Photograph @shelbylaynephotograph Hair & Makeup! Lou Stevens "Glam Squad" - On Location Hair and Makeup @loustevensglamsquad Stylist Dena Lemelin @makeupartisrybydena Planner! Southern Belle Planning @southernbelleplanning Florals! Rose Avenue Floral Design @roseavefloral Model! (bride) Lexi Davis @lexifayedavis
A sneak peek of something beautiful and wonderful on Sunday. A styled photoshoot! I had the honor of doing hair and makeup for the shoot. The genius behind it all: @colleenmeganphotography and @shelbylaynephotograph This particular photo was taken by @hannahlouisephoto Vendors: Florals @roseavefloral Styling: @southernbelle.planning Hair and Makeup: Dena @loustevensglamsquad Model: @lexifayedavis I will be sharing other photos soon by other photographers that were there as well. Keep an eye out! So thankful!
This models eyes are to DIE for! Plus her skin... her complexion was so perfect. I barely had to do anything with her foundation. NO concealer was used either. Viseart on the eye, Ben Nye blush. Hair and Makeup by me. @loustevensglamsquad #loustevensglamsquaddena#makeupartist
This Nigerian wedding dress was made by her sister in law! Beautiful right? This was Johanas second ceremony. They mixed both southern culture and Nigerian culture into one wedding. The coral was so lovely against this gold dress. She is so so lovely! I can’t stop looking at the photos @shelbylaynephotograph took! Makes me smile. Hair and makeup by me!
How adorable is this couple? Johanna and her now hubby is from South Africa. (I’ve posted a photo earlier of her hair and makeup trial) They flew into Richmond to get married. Johanna was such a lovely bride inside and out. I really had a lot of fun working with her! Hair and makeup by me @loustevensglamsquad Photography: @shelbylaynephotograph
Sneak peek of last nights photoshoot... it makes me giddy! Hair and makeup by me. Photography talents go to David @davidabelweddings please check out his work. Beautiful seems such a little word. #ohsolovely#makeupartist @loustevensglamsquad
This bride here... she flew from out of the country to get married and I had the absolute honor to be part of her special day doing her hair and makeup. This photo is from her trial a few days ago, while her wedding happened today. I hope to show professional photos later, because honestly this bride needs extra time to be shared. She has such a beautiful soul! I feel blessed to have met her. She wanted soft romantic curls and soft makeup that simply highlighted her own beauty. Absolutely stunning if you ask me. @loustevensglamsquad #loustevensglamsquaddena#bridal ...
Did a few updos today! 4 hair and 3 makeups. Done! Whew! Loved these girls. They wanted less structure and more romantic soft hair. But with glam faces. Loved talking to the moms too. A great day! #loustevensglamsquad#loustevensglamsquaddena @loustevensglamsquad
Getting ready for the season! Cleanliness and sanitation is important. I feel like I’m a broken record with that. But it’s true! Always use disposable mascara wands, never double dip. Use a palette, or if your hand is clean (which it should be since hand sanitizer is a kit essential!) the back of the hand is a great palette to mix, blend, and warm up creams or wax based products. 70% alcohol is a makeup artist BFF. And always remember to deep clean after each wedding or event. Cleanliness is happiness! #mua#makeupartist