Why Professional Hair & Makeup Makes a Difference – guest-blogger Lauren Caruso from Strand Salon in Glastonbury

Hi everyone!

Tonight I have a special co-blogger, Lauren Caruso from Strand Salon in Glastonbury.  She is TRULY one of those people in life who is doing EXACTLY what she was meant to do – Professional Makeup Application and Hair.  It is SO evident when you meet her that her passion, enthusiasm, professionalism and just pure AMAZINGNESS (is that a word?) for beautifying her clients makes her just the most perfect person to go visit before your professional photo session.

You can visit Lauren at the very cool Strand Salon in Glastonbury  – www.strandsalonct.com – or visit her personal website to see all her work and schedule an in-home session with her prior to your photoshoot – www.laurencaruso.com.

I personally love seeing her before and afters on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Lauren-at-Strand-Salon – check her out and show her some love, she’s amazing inside and out!

So without further adieu, I turn it over to Lauren for her tips and advice on why professional makeup for photoshoots is so important!  Here’s the DL from Lauren herself….

“Flash photography diminishes 40-50% of your face.. You need a polished professional application of makeup in order for the most radiant version of yourself to translate in your photos!  I use hd quality makeup that works with professional flash cameras.. The makeup adjusts to ambient light so that your complexion photographs consistent both indoors and outdoors – a professional application is done in a way to ensure long wear. Not only should the the makeup look flawless and make you feel beautiful but it should last at least 7 hours! I use professional long wear product as well as apply the makeup in specific steps so that the only thing you need to re-touch after you leave my chair is your lip color.”

Lauren has worked with many of my clients but most recently, Catie went to visit her right before coming in for her maternity mini session and oh my goodness, how beautiful is she?!  When you’re pregnant and carrying that beautiful baby bump, it can sometimes be hard to feel like your most beautiful self.  With a visit to Lauren, Catie not only felt and looked her most amazing self possible, but she PHOTOGRAPHED her most amazing self possible as well.  I think the results speak for themselves – enjoy



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