ALLURE: Brief for International Hair:Mastered w/ Sam McKnight

by Carrie Kacen


#Powerful #Mysteriously #Attractive #Fascinating 

My intention was to create a 'fresh and feminine look' that would be gracefully achieved everyday by women.  The inspiration was dew, flowers and the softness of the season of rebirth, Spring.  The delicacy of Spring allures one into newness.

 Adalia Tara, Musician/Singer/Songwriter in Sedona AZ & Los Angeles CA www.adaliatara.com

Adalia Tara, Musician/Singer/Songwriter in Sedona AZ & Los Angeles CA www.adaliatara.com


Release Me

by Carrie Kacen


I was fortunate to be apart of Hair & Makeup on this amazing creative collaboration with a strong message. 

 

Published on Sep 14, 2015

The song is about overcoming the social pressures that we all face, and the unattainable idea of perfection that we project upon one another. The song speaks about shedding the many masks we wear that cover our authentic selves; our beautiful vulnerability. When we set ourselves free from other people's expectations of us, we begin to come alive! 

DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE!!! https://adaliatara.bandcamp.com


Sweet Surrender

by Carrie Kacen


'If you align with eagles, you will learn how to soar to greater heights'

 

Love is no question for Eric & Kelly, as they plan there New Year's Eve Scottsdale wedding to become one. They took greater views in the sky by plane.  Eric educates students through being a flight instructor, meanwhile Kelly tends to patients' needs as a dedicated nurse.  The sweet surrender of their paths joining was captured in Sedona at the Airport Mesa. 

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The Stance of Power

by Carrie Kacen


According to the Science of People, the dynamics of posture goes far beyond what we originally thought. Sitting at the computer, arms folded, hunched over, and closed arms and shoulders will actually lower your confidence hormone, testosterone. On the opposite spectrum, standing in a power pose will raise your confidence hormone, testosterone, especially when held for 3 minutes or longer.  With hands on hips, frontal facing, open chest, equal weight on both legs, you can physically change your well being! 

powerposes

Language of Self Love

by Carrie Kacen


Confidence is my most beautiful quality. I expect to be able to create that which I am passionate about, at any moment of any day.

 Photo by Bon Miller

Photo by Bon Miller



Bridal Prep Tips

by Carrie Kacen


Preparation for your 'Bridal Look' should be a fun experience, for this creative process sets the tone for your most sacred day, and offers one of the most memorable days with your chosen bridal girls. Master stylist and makeup artist, Carrie Kacen offers these tips for a successful bridal prep session:

 Photo by Bon Miller

Photo by Bon Miller


Your Chosen Look

When choosing your 'Bridal Look' it is essential to have a clear idea of what you envision, with the flexibility to CREATE and integrate a personalized look!  Pinterest is highly recommended for shopping the latest trends for your wedding theme.  A visual collection of your favored styles makes for a clear communication between you and your artist. Things to consider beyond your theme, are location and weather. Braids are trending with the popular vintage and ranch themes. Fishtails and ladders offer novel ways to individualize your best look. Braids and updo's are great for misty, damp or hot and humid conditions. Dry temperate conditions will accommodate the soft and long styles.

How long?

When scheduling I require 2 hours for Hair & Makeup application although it usually does not take as long.  It is better to give more time and space for my creative process.  The day of Trial Hair/Makeup or Wedding day I require your hair to be DRY and washed/conditioned with NO PRODUCT outside of that the night before is when you need to have it washed/conditioned.  This allows to have a clean look without competing with other products and static (not a good photo look).  Makeup application is done with a clean face and just lotion. I highly recommend not to get waxing, facials or tanning a few days before.  In fact, a facial should be at least a week out from your BIG DAY, ENGAGEMENT SHOOT or FANTASY SHOOT.  The reason being, facials are great for tightening the muscles, relaxing and cleansing the facial pores, although breakouts occur as you are releasing toxins in the process.  

MOH and MOB

I recommend having your Mother and Maid of Honor completed for prep prior to you, so they can help with your pre-ceremony details, helping you into your gown, and veil application.  My timeline allows completion of bridal and bridal party prep 30 minutes prior to your gown dressing.  It is nice to have wiggle room as things do come up and you need to eat. I will be the Hydration Police...water is very important for longevity of the day and a refreshed look.  

Makeup Application

I highly recommend Airbrush Makeup for photographs as it is flawless, natural and light for a long day.  There are situations were Traditional Makeup is required due to skin tonalities or textures although Airbrush is the way to go! I recommend Eyelashes to open the eye for your pictures unless you have eye sensitivities, recent eye surgeries and any other concerning factors.  I believe in soft beauty although it is required to apply more defining makeup for pictures as they last a lifetime!  My application is always starting lighter, softer and smaller as it is easy to add more defining looks.  



Leaves

by Carrie Kacen


To learn to select our thoughts just the same way as we select our clothes everyday, is a power we can cultivate. --Elizabeth Gilbert

 Photo by Bon Miller

Photo by Bon Miller


Envision Your Best Day

by Carrie Kacen


There is nothing more calming and secure than the realization that our only purpose is to follow our bliss. Freeing ourselves from the past, choosing to embrace our inheritance, our potential, our best day, is our greatest gift to ourselves. Envision your best day.

 Photo by Bon Miller

Photo by Bon Miller


Fantasy Shoot

by Carrie Kacen


Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality 
Its a way of understanding it 

                                                                                             -- Lloyd Alexander

Rene shoot

Today's photo shoot was inspired by boldly beautiful, a group of women passionate about boldifying a persons self-perspective through Photo storytelling. I am proud to be a passionate team player empowering those who want to see themselves look and feel their highest potential.

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