Trade Secrets

 We asked some of our favorite stylists about their preferred products to use on brides while prepping for their wedding day. Kim Poutre of Special Event Beauty, Talya Kashmanian of Shine and Courtney Libby of New Leaf Hair Studio each let us in on their go-to tools of the trade. Whether because of their staying power, color or ease of application, these top performing products are worth checking out.

Kim Poutre, Owner of Special Event Beauty

Lorac TANtalizer
Kim credits her brides’ glow to love…and this bronzing cream. “It evens out skin tone on your body for a nice fresh soft tan glow. A real favorite,” she says.

Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain and Color Seal Balm
This powerhouse lip stain is Kim’s recommendation for a nice hint of color and gloss for all day wear.







Talya Kashmanian, Owner of Shine

Temptu Airbrush Makeup
Shine brides who opt for airbrushing will be treated to Temptu Airbrush Makeup, Talya’s brand of choice.

Laura Mercier Peach Glaze Lip Stain
Talya confides that this lip stain “is stunning with a light coat of bare pink over it if you want your lips to have more shine.”

Pureology’s Texture Twist
Talya says, “This is great to sculpt styles without a sprayed look. It molds the hair and stays wherever you place it. It is fabulous for up-do’s.”

Bumble and Bumble’s Shine On Finishing Spray

Talya uses this spray to control fly-aways all day and give her bride’s an exquisite shine.



Courtney Libby, Bridal Consultant for New Leaf Hair Studio

Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray
Courtney calls this “a modern rendition of traditional hairspray, but with a subtle sheen and softness that brushes out like a breeze and holds to perfection.”

Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray
The paraben- and sodium chloride-free dry spray gives “…incredible volume, for sultry texture and sexy lift. It absorbs oil at the roots without powdery residue and is a brilliant alternative to dry shampoo,” says Courtney.

Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine
A fan of Bumble and Bumble products, Courtney prefers this hair cream because it gives hair a slept-in, sexy look with polish, separation and extra sheen.

Special Event Beauty made up this bride in elegance and sophistication. Her look is all about Hollywood glamour.

Special Event Beauty
11 Central Sq., Bridgewater, MA
New Leaf Hair Studio
18 State St., Bristol, RI


****Full article was published in the 2012-2013 Southern New England Weddings Destination Edition.

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