I have a question for everyone regarding how we list our service pricing.
It never fails that when I receive an email the first question is availability and rates. I've always believed in being transparent so rates are listed on the services menu of the site. That said- would you as a consumer prefer a pdf emailed to you?
Other artists what do you think?
Sara's first bridal party of 2013! All hair by Sara.
Just a few snapshots from some recent trials by Julia, Mary and Sara!!
We are excited to announce that one of Sara and Julia's brides was recently featured on one of the Chicago episodes of TLC's show FOUR WEDDINGS. Congrats to the beautiful Michelle and Kunal and all their school of rock guests!
Check out these snaps of the beautifully retro styled Malena and her best gal on Malena's big day! Congrats girl- you look great!
Hair by our one and only Sara Allott.
For the most part we always recommend that you have two artists- one for hair and one for makeup. There are several reasons why. Most importantly it has to do with timing. We have the hair and makeup routine of a bridal party down to a science. There are a lot of things that can change how that timing goes and having only one artist do both things is an easy way to become derailed. Two artists just provides more focus to get their creative juices flowing!
Of course there are always exceptions to this rule! This weekend Sara attended a wedding in Ohio where she did both the hair AND makeup for the bridal party. GO Sara! Stephanie's look turned out perfect- our very favorite: soft romantic makeup and hair. More pictures to come soon!
The person in the bridal party often most concerned with their appearance is the mother. Whether it's the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, moms often feel like there are lots of eyes on them too.
It's hard to age gracefully as a woman in this society. There are a lot of pressures to look unnaturally younger. When it comes to your child's wedding the last thing you want is to look unnatural. There are so many ways to enhance your natural radiance at any age. At Pretty Windy City we believe that everyone should look like the most glamourous radiant version of themselves.
Mothers- we are here to helf make you feel great on her day too!
Sara and Julia were honored to be the artists for a couple that are dear friends of Julia.
Everything about their wedding was gorgeous! Set on lakefront property in Winnetka Illinois the couple was married at 5pm with the lake in the background. SO gorgeous!
Kirsten wore her mother's wedding dress!! And the ring Mikey gave her was a beautiful 1930s band. So it was only fitting that her hair and makeup embraced the soft romantic vintage theme. Sara gave her a texturized romantic bun and Julia kept her makeup simple and glowing. Kirsten you might be our newest favorite Chicago bride!
Best of luck to the new happy couple! Here are a few photos snapped by Julia:
Check out our first you tube video- a time elapsed look at your hair and makeup trial!
In this video you see Erin's bridal hair and makeup go from start to finish. Sara did her and Julia is the makeup artist.