February 17, 2014

February 3, 2014

tutorial : half up, half down

1. Start with loose waves in your hair.
2. Backcomb or tease the hair at the crown of your head.
3. Smooth out the top layer.
4. Twist one side of your hair and pin it about 2/3 of the way across your head. (This is the big trick that will allow you to hide your tracks!)
5. Now twist the other side and tuck it under the first part.
6. Again, pin that piece about 2/3 of the way across your head.
Easy! And so pretty!
Photography: Tec Petaja | Hair and makeup: Jordan Byers

January 27, 2014

beauty : white on white on white

Hair + Makeup: Jordan Byers | Photography: Tec Petaja | Model: Danielle Maltby | Flowers: Amanda Jerkins

January 3, 2014

Exciting News!

...I've moved salons!

(Also, I'm posting a blog post after only three posts the entire year of 2013, so yeah, I'd say that's pretty exciting, too!)

As of yesterday, you can now find me at Lunatic Fringe, a beautiful and inspiring salon in the old Melrose shopping center off Franklin Pike here in Nashville.  Call 615-800-6225 if you'd like to schedule an appointment!

And to start off the new year right, I've posted a beautiful wedding I was able to style the hair for.  The dream team of two Jessicas are responsible for so much of the rest of the beauty: Jessica Sloane for styling and planning and Jessica Lorren for photographing it.

I am so excited for this new chapter in my life and I'm so grateful for the support I've had from friends, family and clients alike.  2014 is already off to a beautiful start.


January 15, 2013

tutorial : knotted chignon

I know this updo might look intimidating, but it's really just a pony tail with a few twists and tucks.  Here are the step-by-step instructions as originally posted on Once Wed:

1) Pull hair into a low pony tail.

2) Section hair into two parts: about one third in one section and two thirds in the other.
3) Twist the larger section into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

4) Smooth out the smaller section and pull it up loosely over the bun--secure the middle of that section to the top/base of the bun leaving the tail loose.

5) Separate the tail into two equal sized sections and tie them together once like you would at the beginning of tying a bow or shoe lace.

6) Wrap around and pin down the rest of those tails underneath the bun.

Good luck, ladies!  I know you're all capable of this undertaking!

Hair and Makeup: Jordan Byers | Photography: Tec Petaja | Styling: Joy Thigpen

January 10, 2013

beauty : saja wedding gowns

Wedding Gowns: Saja | Photography: Tec Petaja | Hair + Makeup: Jordan Byers