Beauty Photography | Orillia Hair Salon

I had the chance to spend a day at a great Orillia hair salon called Changing of the Garnet with Susie Maurice, hair stylist and her sister Rejeanne, a makeup artist.  During the day I had the chance to capture an array of beauty portraits as part of a portfolio building session for Susie – and what an amazing day it was!

I had the chance to photograph 8 different models; all with different hairstyles and makeup applications thanks to the amazing talents of Susie and Rejeanne Maurice.  Without a doubt, if you’re looking for an Orillia hair salon for your next makeover, you must visit the girls at Changing of the Garnet!

After photographing Denise’s amazing red hair, I had to chance to capture a super great editorial look on Ashley!  Here’s a little info about Ashley’s look:

Orillia Hair & Esthetics Studio: Beauty Photography

Susie Says: “Ashley’s up-do can be referred to as a ‘structured’ up-do.  Unlike Melanie’s romantic curls, Ashley’s look is much more sleek.  Not everyone can pull off an up-do of this nature but with Ashley’s long neck and huge eyes she was the perfect candidate for something ultra funky.  The days of the ‘classic 90’s prom up-do’ are fading and women are coming into the salon asking for something more modern and unique… I think this definitely fits that bill!  For the extra curious… the answer is yes: this is all her hair – no extensions at all!”

Orillia Hair & Esthetics Studio: Beauty Photography

Rejeanne Says: “With a super great structured up-do like this, I knew Ashley could pull off a smoky eye.  When applying make-up for a smoky eye, a lot of people make the mistake of applying copious amounts of black eye shadow to the lid and crease – in fact, it’s quite the opposite!  When you’re attempting a smoky eye, your focus should be on the liner.  I used a super smooth black liner to line both the top and bottom of the eye and then used black shadow and a pencil brush to blend it out, thus creating the smoky effect.  Of course, mascara is essential to finish the look!”

Orillia Hair & Esthetics Studio: Beauty Photography
Orillia Hair & Esthetics Studio: Beauty Photography
To Susie and Rejeanne – my hat goes off to you both! Once again your talents prove to be unstoppable!  Thank you for including me in this experience!