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  • The Style of Hampton Roads The Style of Hampton Roads

    The Style of Hampton Roads

The Style of Hampton Roads

Veil Studio’s motto has always been two very simple words. Two words that we live by. Two words that we try to imprint on each of our clients as they walk through the door. Be Confident. Do you know what’s great about Veil Studios? It is full of stylists whose outside beauty is second to that of their inner beauty. Everyone who is a part of Team Veil shares one very important thing: they love making others feel beautiful.  Self depreciation and low self esteem are our pet peeves – Because you ARE beautiful! We do our best everyday to help each and every one of our clients feel their best when they walk out of our salon. We started thinking: How can we do this on a bigger, broader scale? How can we reach out to all the women of Hampton Roads? Then it came to us! The Style of Hampton Roads. The first ever style, beauty and confidence expo will be hosted by yours truly, in partnership with Folk City Tattoo, on June 5th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Everything you have ever questioned or considered as a woman, whether it be something you’ve read in a magazine, heard on the radio or seen on t.v will be displayed, openly, for you at this Expo. There will be vendors from every walk of Beauty Industry life – from hair and makeup to tanning and body shaping and everything inside and outside of that realm. This Expo is for every woman…the mom who wants to get herself back, the 20 something who always puts her best face forward, the matriarchs who want to reclaim some of their youth. This expo is meant to help you find the confidence you […]
  • 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 😉 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 😉 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
  • Pumpkin Spice is in the HAIR… Pumpkin Spice is in the HAIR…

    Pumpkin Spice is in the HAIR…

Pumpkin Spice is in the HAIR…

I cannot express enough how much I welcome the change of seasons from Summer to Fall. While I do love summer and all that accompanies it – tan lines and sand in my toes, flip flops and sun dresses, barbecues and fireworks – there is something magical when the air starts to crisp and the leaves begin to change. Halloween is around the corner and then shortly after we get to celebrate one of my favorite holidays: THANKSGIVING. I love gravy. As the weather changes we slowly start to shift our wardrobe from bright, patterned outfits to more neutral, slightly darker ensembles. Our skin starts to pale from a lack of sunbathing. We trade our hot pink and neon colored nail polish in for something a little more mauve.  With everything around us changing, maybe ever so gradually, it’s a great time to warm up those bleach-blonde locks with something a little richer. There is definitely no rule that says you should alter your hair when fall arrives, but it is something that a lot of us do. Whether you want to make a complete transformation and go from Gwen Stefani to Demi Lovato or do something a little more subtle, there is definitely a great look waiting for you! One hot new trend to consider is going “bronde”. The best way I can describe this is as follows: you love your blonde hair (that I know you’ve worked hard for) but, you want to warm things up without making a DRAMATIC, hard to reverse change. It’s the perfect blend of blonde and blown, thus “bronde”.  Have a closer look at this trending style
By |October 22nd, 2015|Hair Color|2 Comments
  • Be Radiant with the 2014 Color of the Year! Be Radiant with the 2014 Color of the Year!

    Be Radiant with the 2014 Color of the Year!

Be Radiant with the 2014 Color of the Year!

If you started to drive a Volvo, suddenly you see Volvos wherever you go.  You didn’t seem to notice them before, but now that you are driving one, you are much more mindful of these particular cars.  The same has rang true for me with Pantone “Color of the Year”.  Let me explain… …if you were to say the word “Pantone” to me before my husband started art school, I would not know what you were talking about. However, now that I understand what this word means and how it relates to me, I want to share this with so many people.  Pantone is a company that known for it’s Pantone Matching System (PMS) to represent colors to a variety of industries, mainly printing, but we can communicate colors to so many just using their system.  Each color is assigned a different number & there are 1,140 color spots in their system. In addition to regulate colors between designers all over the world, Pantone will work with designers to forecast “Colors of the Year” which will be reflected in fashion, interior design, textiles, WEDDINGS…all sorts of places.  Last year, the Color of the Year was Emerald, or 17-4651.  Below we feature a sample of 2013’s color:   Since we are at the beginning of the new year, we want to fill you all in on Pantone’s newest choice for 2014 which is “Radiant Orchid” or 18-3224.  See this lovely hue below:   Now that we have shown you this color, watch, just as you had started to see the car you are currently driving everywhere, […]
  • 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!  🙂 Some of the fun props from SnapQube! SnapQube provided a photobooth that was a HIT the whole night! DJ Might E  DJ Might E rocked us with tunes ALL NIGHT LONG! What a rad mix of music. Liz Alfier & Somer Anne Some Anne Photography  captured the whole evening and we are going to post her pics, too!  SMILE!! 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! 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: #2 Faux Side Bangs Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #2 Faux Side Bangs

    Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #2 Faux Side Bangs

Fall into Trends with Team Veil: #2 Faux Side Bangs

Who says you have to commit?  If you’re the “try it before I buy it” kinda gal, then this is the trend for you.  Keep your look  fresh and new but still keep your length! Here are a few pics of this ‘do on the runways for fall 2013: As you can see in the set of pictures above, hair is combed across the forehead, in the direction that you normally wear your hair, only a much deeper part.  (If you rock the middle part, it’s you choice, pick a side). You can then use a clip to hold the hair into place. Rag and Bone Fall:Winter 2013   Gently pull the hair back towards the opposite side than where it is clipped.  This will allow the hair to drape over your forehead. The hair is then tucked behind the ear and bobby pinned.  (Try criss crossing the pins, it will hold more secure). …..Sound a little to complicated? Let us show you how to turn your hair into a new design and keep you en vogue through out the fall / winter seasons!  Reserve time today with any of our designers, we would be happy […]
  • 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!! SURF’S UP!!

    SURF’S UP!!

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 fiancé’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 […]
By |August 20th, 2013|Events|0 Comments