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IS MOVING TO HILLTOP THIS SEPTEMBER!!!

I’m so stoked to finally be able to share the news that we are packing our clippers and combs and headed for hilltop.

For our beautiful clients:

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of coming to one of our parties at The Attic at Watermans, then you know we know how to have a good time… so get ready for one amazing Grand Opening.Darling and Dapper, The attic at Watermans, Hair, make up, wedding, hampton roads, 757 hair, party, events, photography, briidal  A giant part of this new beginning is to provide the kind of environment you crave while getting to treat yo’ self.  Somewhere you can kick back and have a good time – an energetic vibe but also embracing the quintessential relaxation and healing. You will be able to pamper and rejuvenate with services like esthetics, acupuncture, massage and hot towel shaves.

For professionals:

Our space will feature so many treasures, we are sticking to our roots with all things bridal, and clinging to our home-like quirky atmosphere.  Our hair services will remain on point and faces will be flawless with our crowned jewel, Face Atelier foundation. Barbering services will be taken to the next level in an area entirely dedicated to fades and straight razor shaves. Hot shave, barber, pamper, lady barber, hampton roads, salon, beard, razor To all of our freelance and contractor friends – we’re offering “Darling Memberships” for hourly and monthly rental of our bridal space. A neutral, professional environment to use for your own clients.

I know, I know…right now your minds are exploding… but there is more.

        In addition to the talent we have to offer now, we have room for two more hair stylists. Your booth rent will include station, chair, shampoo bowls, utilities, washer/dryer, mixing area with shelving, retail shelf and reception area with waiting room and marketing.  We also have four private rooms, two upstairs measuring 18×11 and two down, measuring 10×13. Liz is interested in renting these rooms to anyone in the service industry, whether it be a wedding planner, social media extraordinaire, makeup artist, barber, tattoo artist (yes we are zoned for tattoos!!!), photographer, massage, energy healing, lash extensions… really ANY kind of craftsman who is interested in evolving their artistry and business, specifically by being surrounded by inspired, established and like-minded people.

If any of this strikes your fancy and you are looking to take part in this adventure at 1776 Laskin Rd. Suite 105, then reach out to Liz at [email protected]

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Girl…Don’t! – How to get the most out of your bridal trial.

Really and truly there are no rules when it comes to your bridal trial, but here are a few things that may make your life easier when choosing your stylist AND your look.

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DON’T: Hold back when talking to your stylist about what has (and hasn’t) worked for you in the past. Insecurities, doubts, and that “take it or leave it” feeling are things we want to help you avoid. Maybe you have had an up style or face of makeup that you absolutely adored previously in a friend’s wedding, or perhaps you’ve been scarred by your 90’s prom hairstyle (complete with butterfly clips, of course)  — either way, tell us all the things! We should discuss things that don’t work for you and don’t enhance your natural beauty as much as they should, and it SHOULD. We are here to show off what your mama gave you, ladies. With all of that being said, be 100% honest about how you feel once we turn you around to face the mirror.  Though it may feel awkward, I promise we as stylists need to hear the cold hard truth. It usually just takes a tweak or two for it to click. Don’t forget, we are on a mission to be as in sync as possible, to help bring your vision to life… handcrafted confidence if you will.

DO: Bring pictures!  Pinterest it up — there does not need to be a theme, pin everything that strikes your fancy.  Combining different techniques can really create something unique to you.

DON’T: Be afraid to step out of the box and try something bold!  Whether you go au naturale most days, or rock a full face every time you leave the house…  try and think about taking it to the next level so that you really stand out in your photos.  The reason to amp up the drama for pictures is because professional photographers use a lot of different lighting for certain effects.  The product of a skilled photographer is UH-MAZING, but the types of flash can absolutely dull your makeup, which is why it is important to use professional brands that are made for this type of event.  Also, lashes are EVERYTHING. After smiling for hours on end, the muscles around your eyes will get fatigued — and the lashes (whether dramatic or natural) give the illusion of a more open eye, keeping you from looking bored or sleepy in those fantastic photos.

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DO: Make sure your stylist is using outstanding products they believe in. Our Darling and Dapper artists use Face Atelier to make your complexion perfection.  We offer airbrush as well, but this liquid foundation takes coverage and longevity to the next level. If you are looking to add something new and different for your hair, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, extensions are where it’s at! This is all about you, your comfortably and enhancing your unique glam.

DON’T: Waste any extra money on a brand new skin routine.  Changing things up too much could cause an undesirable effect – from general intolerance to scary allergic reactions. Instead, really hone in on what has been working for you and stay with it. 

 DO: Understand that certain looks may require a few enhancements before coming to see us.  For example – if you love very textured looks and want to enhance those as much as possible, adding some high or lowlights for dimension is a great option. Conditioning and getting regular trims will help keep your hair healthy and shiny. Showing up to your trial with day old dirty hair that has NOT been flat ironed is most preferable. If you can’t help yourself and must wash every day then I recommend not using conditioner and opting for a leave in after your shower.  Also, your makeup artist needs the freshest canvas possible to work on, so this may be as simple as ALWAYS washing off your makeup in the evening, throwing on some moisturizer, and NEVER forgetting sunscreen during the day. 

DON’T: Forget to plan something for that day, whether it is dinner with friends or an engagement session with your photographer, flaunt that look and see how you feel wearing this hair and makeup. This will also help you get an idea on how it will last through your special day and how comfortable you are with everything. You should feel like the most confident version of yourself.

DO: Reach out to your stylist to let them know how your style lasted and if there are any changes you would like to make on the day of.

DON’T: Forget your veil or hair pieces, we want to visualize placement before we start and see the finished product at the end.

DO: Bring pictures of that fabulous dress you will be wearing.

DONT: Hesitate to call or email our beloved Bridal Coordinator Anna to get scheduled, we can’t wait to meet you!

[email protected]

757-965-7500

LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO : Make sure that your stylist has the kind of energy you want to have around you on your wedding day. The person you choose to beautify you should listen to your wishes and concerns and be realistic in what they can deliver to you.  You should be at ease in their presence. You deserve to be pampered, feel like a queen and shine your absolute brightest.

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