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  • Gold, Pearl and all that shimmers Gold, Pearl and all that shimmers

    Gold, Pearl and all that shimmers

Gold, Pearl and all that shimmers



November 12th was, by far, our most beautiful event yet. From the red carpet outside to the lights above our heads, this party was one for the books and it’s going to be hard to beat it! But, per our usual, we will ūüėČ

Every year, Waterman’s very graciously allows us to transform their attic into a whole new world for our charity event. A portion of the funds we raise benefit the JT Walk which is an amazing charity for ALS research. If you want to learn more about the charity, you can click HERE.¬†We always choose November for our party because it’s around the time that wedding season starts to wind down and we, along with all of our vendor friends and nearest and dearest, deserve to take a breath and celebrate together.¬†There are so many working parts to this party and I have quite a list of “thank yous” to put stamps on but, until then, let me thank you all here…

First, thank you Watermans. You have been the home to our event for 3 years now and we couldn’t imagine hosting it anywhere else. The Attic space is beautiful and really is perfect for our party. Your bartenders let us have free reign over their hair and makeup for the evening – what a better way to showcase our work?! P.S. you guys haven’t lost your touch with the Orange Crushes ūüėČ


Everyone loves a party that gives you a souvenir. Snapqub’s photo booth was a huge hit as always and was busy the entire evening. I took home at least 10¬† photo strips and they are stuck to […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Events|0 Comments
  • Veil Studios Host Black and White Party Veil Studios Host Black and White Party

    Veil Studios Host Black and White Party

Veil Studios Host Black and White Party

We gathered all of our family and friends this past Thursday at The Attic at Waterman’s to premiere our promotional video that was so wonderfully crafted by The Girl Tyler…check it out below!

We really had a BLAST making that video, so a huge thank you, again, to The Girl Tyler and her crew!

We had 153 people attend our Black and White Party and raised $1385 for The JT Walk!  That was all you guys!  Thank YOU!

Without the team of vendors & pals that we have, this event wouldn’t have been able to happen… so let’s give some shout outs to all our peeps! ¬†ūüôā

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Some of the fun props from SnapQube!

SnapQube provided a photobooth that was a HIT the whole night!

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DJ Might E

 DJ Might E rocked us with tunes ALL NIGHT LONG! What a rad mix of music.

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Liz Alfier & Somer Anne

Some Anne Photography  captured the whole evening and we are going to post her pics, too!  SMILE!!

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Stage Right Lighting did it right! So pretty!

Stage Right Lighting¬†really set the mood and transformed a really cute spot into the most fitting vibe for our […]

By |November 19th, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • Halloween with Team Veil Halloween with Team Veil

    Halloween with Team Veil

Halloween with Team Veil

We’re going to take a quick break with our trends posts to chat about one of our favorite holidays…HALLOWEEN!! We love any chance to get to dress up and do designs that we normally wouldn’t get the chance to do on an everyday basis….so we are here to show you some potential ideas for awesome hair and makeup to compliment your costumes! ¬†Team Veil would love to get the opportunity to help you to win that costume contest that you’ll be attending this year!

lucy You’ll be unmistakeable at any halloween gathering with classic Lucy hair and makeup. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have the fiery color she had, we can style your hair the same, people will still get the picture. (…we could always color it […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #1 Ponytails Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #1 Ponytails

    Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #1 Ponytails

Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #1 Ponytails

For the week we will be posting on some of our favorite (and not so favorite) fall trends 2013 with hair, makeup, clothing and accessories….look for them daily and share your thoughts on any and all!

The Low Ponytail:

Try using a natural bristle brush when creating this design. ¬†A little pomade along with that brush and a quick spray, you’re on your way to being right on the money. ¬†Come into Veil Studios today and let us show you how to recreate some of these looks! ¬†It’s Friday, treat yourself!

By |October 4th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

    SURF’S UP!!


Team Veil joined up with ECSC360 and had an action packed weekend! ¬†We’re just a few blocks from the oceanfront, so what better way to celebrate ECSC weekend then to set up shop on the beach and keep ladies looking FRESH even on the BEACH!

The events started with four hula hooping hotties getting hair and makeup done at our studio.  They then performed on the main stage for the COLOR ME RAD dance party.  What a cool was for us to spend our day, getting to be super creative and really step out of the box!

We ordered a custom paint job on an old surf board from a local artist, Igor’s Custom Signs and Stripes . ¬†Let me tell you, he knocked it out of the park! ¬†What a talented guy. ¬†He made time for us, even though he was rocking out at the tattoo convention the whole weekend before. ¬†(He won 3rd place for best booth BTW!!) He visited our studio, we showed him a few things for inspiration and BOOM! He delivered us a board that was designed FAR beyond our expectations!

The rest of the weekend, […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • Lovely Rita Lovely Rita

    Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita

Here we are featuring a heartwarming story about Rita, one of our brides from June 22, 2013. ¬†Our bride’s mother AND her future mother in law are both battling breast cancer. ¬†Her fianc√©’s mom was too under the weather to attend the pre wedding pampering, but Rita’s mom braved the day with full force!

You see, Rita’s mother has been going through treatment for a little over a year, and has not seen herself with hair, eyebrows or eyelashes in about the same amount of time. ¬†That’s when we come into the picture. Liz Alfier not only took care of our beautiful bride, but was able to give her mom a makeup application that will be in pictures for generations. ¬†The moment that Rita’s mother looked into the mirror after Liz finished her makeup, she cried tears of joy! (good thing we use waterproof EVERYTHING!)

She felt beautiful and confident. ¬†We are all in this industry for that very reason. ¬†We love being a part of such a special milestone in people’s lives. ¬†Let these lady’s story cast inspiration, determination and love into your own lives!


Rita, her new husband and the rest of the family! Rita, her new husband and […]

By |August 20th, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • The Grand Opening! The Grand Opening!

    The Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening!

Veil Studios is up and running! Our grand opening celebration was a huge success… many thanks to everyone who came our and shower their support. We would like to extend a special thank you to Astro DJ for helping us to memorialize this event with their photo booth, to Jessica Steadman with Cake Delights, Rebecca Kelley for her boozy cupcakes, Angela Chambers for her delicious eggrolls, Nancy Rosen, Tyler with The Girl Tyler for her photographic genius and Mary Davis for her all around awesomeness….

Behind the Veil, which prides itself in being the first and only bridal focused salon in Hampton Roads, was open for 15 months when the decision was made to expand into a full service salon– Veil Studios.

Veil Studios excitingly offers a full range of beauty services from hair and makeup, to pedicures and massage. Anything you need to look and feel your best, we proudly offer along with a friendly, welcoming environment you;ll be sure to want to visit again.

We will be offering tips, hints, and specials sporatically, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Veilstudios to be the first to know!





By |April 25th, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • Haircuts for the Homeless Haircuts for the Homeless

    Haircuts for the Homeless

Haircuts for the Homeless

April 7 & 8 2013 ‚Äď Haircuts for the Homeless

NEST ‚Äď Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team is an annual city-wide volunteer organization that provides shelter, food and care for the homeless community from Thanksgiving through Easter. Trinity Presbyterian supports NEST by loving and caring for this comminuty for one week a year within its four walls. Each evening Trinity welcomes approximately 50 men and women, with nowhere else to go, into its facility for a warm mean and place to rest.

By |March 11th, 2013|Events|0 Comments
  • Matt Mills One Fight Fund Matt Mills One Fight Fund

    Matt Mills One Fight Fund

Matt Mills One Fight Fund

Matt Mills One Fight Fund, sponsored by behind the Veil Studio and CP Shuckers.

Matt was taken from us August 6th, 2011 with 30 others on the Chinook helicopter that went down in the Wardak region of Afghanistan. He and his brothers gave their lives selflessly so we can live free.

Matt’s wife, Keri, started this fund to help support families who may be devestated by the loss of a family member. Her hope is to have funds available immediately to take care of all household expenditures for the first 90 days after tragedy strikes. When devastation happens, its a fight to stay afloat, and the Matt Mills One Fight Fund was built so that families don’t have to fight alone.