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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

One thing that I love about this work is that we get to help people feel their best on one of the most important days of their lives. It's so gratifying to see the expression on a client's face when they look in the mirror for the first time on their wedding day knowing that they look AMAZING!

Here's some of our favorite moments with our recent clients.


hair only by Beauty by Ann Krause


Colin Lyons Photography



Photography: Gerber Scarpelli Weddings

Coordination: Amanda P Events

Venue: Lacuna Events

Floral: Studio Poppy



Roni Rose Photography



WS Photography

Libby & Kat

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Meredith Donnelly Photography

Isabella & Chandler


George Street Photography



Photos by Kerri Carlquist and Katy Carl



Mackenzie Maeder Photography



Photos by The Adamkovi

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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

It's about that time again, if you're someone who gets frustrated with your hair in the hotter months- it has probably crossed your mind that we are approaching humid season again.

The thing about humidity is that it always wants to bring our hair back to it's natural state, and maximize that curl and the frizz potential.

If you can relate, this concern has already crossed your mind at least once recently.

The way I see it, we have three options.

Number one- you can embrace your hair in it's natural state frizz and all.

The right products and a great cut will help. Simply start off the summer with an update to your cut to help your curl take its best shape. Curl creams and oils can help control areas of concern, and you can avoid the frustration of smoothing your hair out for 45minutes and having it not last.

Number two- you can use accessories/hair styles to downplay frizz and even tuck away the most challenging areas.

I'm a big fan of hats, of course. I also love the look of a scarf tied as a headband to tame those wild pieces at the front hairline

A simple top bun also does wonders. You can twist those curls on the top and at your temples as they lead back to the bun for more control.

Number three- you can opt for a Keratin smoothing treatment to reduce frizz and soften your curl pattern. A lot of my curly clients like to still wear their natural texture in the summer knowing that it will be much more manageable and less prone to frizz. Then if they want to blow it out, they get to wear a beautiful round brush look that doesn't default to frizz at the roots after 15minutes outdoors. These results can last between 1 1/2 to 5 months based upon individual texture, home care, and the exact treatment chosen.

If you are new to the Keratin concept, right now is the perfect time to schedule your consultation and determine if this service is right for you. You can even get it scheduled before the humidity kicks in this time.

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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

One question I am commonly asked (especially this time of year) is how our trial run process works. I also receive very specific questions about this part of planning that remind me how not everyone has the same expectations, and I can't assume that these things are common knowledge- so I am here to share everything you need to know!

Preparing for your Trial Run Session

I reach out to all of our clients at four month to the wedding mark after lining up a few trial run sessions with the wedding day artists. Our goal is to have this session scheduled 2-3 months before the wedding, this is a great time to not be too last minute, but also avoid seeing many months of new inspiration before the day.

It's great to start a Pinterest board of hair and makeup that you love once you've committed to the wedding dress. Shortly before the trial run, it is smart to go through your inspiration and narrow it down to the looks that appeal the most to you.

At your Trial Run Session

We start out by inviting you to show us your inspiration photos, wedding dress (pictures), accessories and to describe what you are looking for with your hair and makeup. We will help you to sort through the common themes and zero in on exactly what appeals to you and determine the best direction to proceed.

You will be asked for your opinion a handful of times throughout the session to make sure that you like the way your look is coming together. Through this process, we are able to adjust things (like starting out with eye makeup on the subtle side and then building up to more dramatic), but not change back and forth or try out multiple different hair styles. This may work for wedding dresses, but not hair and makeup;-)

If you truly need to try out more than one complete look, we can schedule a second trial run session- but most often we can make sure that our clients feel confident in their look within one appointment.

Recapping your Trial Run Session

The day after your trial run you will have a follow up email from me to ask how you felt about your look after having the opportunity to wear it for the rest of the day.

This is your opportunity to ask any follow up questions you might have or let me know if you'd like us to adjust anything on the day, we'll make note of these details to touch base at the beginning of wedding day beauty appointments.

Of course, it's our goal to make sure that you feel great about your hair and makeup when you finish your trial run- but it's nothing to stress about if you decide to change things a little bit afterward. Sometimes, you really need to sit with a look for a few hours in order to take it all in and know how you feel.

I hope you found this helpful!

Photos by The Adamkovi

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