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Memorial Day Weddings

Given that we just celebrated another Memorial Day, our Lulu & Bass wedding hair and makeup stylists wanted to give a shout out to our favorite freedom-inspired bridal styles. It takes a true American bride to want to honor those fallen and fighting for our country on her wedding day…and we want to honor her… Read more

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Hairstyles for the Teenage Bridesmaid

So you have a sweet niece or little sister that wants to be in your wedding? Of course, you’ve already offered her the super awesome job of monitoring the Guest Sign-In table (which she readily declined) and came to an understanding that no, she does not want to be a flower girl with the younger… Read more

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3 WAYS TO RAIN-PROOF YOUR WEDDING HAIR

  So, it’s your wedding day…and it’s raining. (Isn’t it ironic…don’t you think?) No matter how hard you try, sometimes Mother Nature just has other plans that you can’t outrun and the only way to get ahead of her is to prepare, prepare, prepare. By properly preparing, you can sidestep the horrible humidity frizz and… Read more

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7 Hairstyles Worth Trying Out in 2017

Inspired by Bridal Fashion Week With the New Year comes resolutions full of diet plans, revamped workout schedules…and new bridal hair and makeup trends! Even though Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone, it has left us with amazing hair and makeup styles to test out before Spring 2017. While the main spectacle was obviously… Read more

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The Price of Beauty

Fact: the average American couple weds for approximately $25,000. That could be the down payment on the first home we buy together or a new kid-friendly minivan to shuttle our future young ones to and from soccer practice! But no—instead we create this one magical, grand gesture of love and devotion full of exquisite cakes,… Read more

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Kylie Jenner Lipstick Collection

Since the release of Kylie’s lipstick collection, women all over the world cannot get enough of this spectacular product! Kylie Jenner has worked extremely hard to put out the best product that she can and so far this product has received great reviews! We all have that one beauty product that we become absolutely obsessed… Read more

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Ciara and Russell Wilson’s Stunning Fairytale Wedding

This past week Ciara and Russell Wilson tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. The stunning beauty took to Instagram to share pics of her fairytale wedding and wedding party and we couldn’t be any more excited! We are used to seeing the stunning Ciara as a singer and model with tons of… Read more

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Wedding Looks For The Mature Bride

Let’s face it…as women get older their hair gets shorter—for the most part. Not a problem given the trend these days is to “shed the length.” (Shout out to our other recent blog post…check it out!) However, when it comes time for those mature brides to seek out appropriate wedding hair and makeup looks for… Read more

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Top 2016 Runway Wedding Makeup Trends

Let’s be honest…sometimes runway makeup makes me second guess just how dark it was when they attempted to get ready for the show. However, the past Bridal Fashion Week 2016 left me satisfied as I greeted beautiful winter bridal makeup trends with each passing model. While there were some outliers (white face paint, really?!), the… Read more

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5 Ways to Rock Colored Hair on Your Wedding Day

This December, we’re going to start with a bang. Well, actually a pop…a pop of color that is. No, we don’t mean a fancy lipstick or a bright bouquet or a unique “something blue.” We’re talking about your hair! There has definitely been a shift in #transformationtuesday posts from flaunting short hairstyles to showing off… Read more

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How To Reuse That Ancient Family Heirloom

Incorporating that “something old” got you feeling some kind of blue? We all have that former bride in the family who is overly eager to pass down a piece (…or all of) her wedding day ensemble to help you continue the tradition. Instead of finding a nice way to say no thank you to great… Read more

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Wedding Day Beauty Products I’m Thankful For

One of the best parts of fall is obviously Thanksgiving—one of the few holidays specifically centered around being with friends and family…and mouth-watering pumpkin pies. It’s that one day where surrounding yourself with loved ones makes you feel like the luckiest gal (or guy) in the world and you realize that you already have everything… Read more

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Sofia and Joe Tie the Knot

This past weekend, one of our favorite Magic Mike hunks said yes to more than just being the ultimate on-screen eye candy. The incredibly beautiful Sofia Vergara has stolen Joe Manganiello’s heart (and left ring finger) on the sunny beaches of Palm Beach, Florida. Luckiest girl in the world? You can say that again. We… Read more

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Say “I Do” to Shedding the Length

With summer as nicely tucked away in the fading mid-year months as I am in my completely necessary, overly-fluffed blanket by the fire, I think it’s safe to say that fall has finally arrived. However, it’s not just the leaves that will be changing year. Let’s take the time to recognize the resurfacing fall wedding… Read more

Memorial Day Wedding Makeup Guide

Memorial Day weekend is a very popular time to get married. In case you needed another excuse to enjoy your family and friends, this weekend provides an extra day to socialize with guests and throw another party. With so many options for a wedding on Saturday or Sunday and then the extra day on Monday… Read more

Bridal Hairstyles and Their Partner in Crime

Picture this: a woman at her first fitting; she’s already picked out the gown of her dreams and now the second piece to complete the ensemble, the veil. What to choose? The long and sweet, a retro short veil or something whimsical and light; we are here to help you piece together the puzzle because… Read more

It’s All About that Base, ‘Bout that Base!

We bet you couldn’t read that without singing Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ but hey, who can blame you? We are here to talk about another base, ladies, we all know what season it is; it’s wedding season, it’s bikini season, it’s workout season, it’s concert season and last but not least, it’s makeup… Read more

Spring and Summer Wedding Makeup Tips

Everyone loves a Spring and Summer wedding. The skies are blue, the clouds are perfectly white and puffy and everyone seems happy. What they don’t love is sitting in the sweating sun for an hour and the lack of an open bar but let’s not forget about the bride; she’s had her hair styled, her… Read more

A Conversation with Our Spring Bride, Laura Miles

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of styling bride Laura’s hair for her beautiful Spring wedding. We wanted to share with our clients her answers to some questions we thought would be helpful for any bride-to-be; here are her responses: First things first, congratulations on getting married! We are sure you are super… Read more

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Stagecoach Festival Fashion

Coachella may have furry boots and feathers but Stagecoach takes the cake when it comes to daisy dukes, cowboy boots, and American flag fashion. As the last of the three festivals (Coachella has two weekends btw), people often pay no attention to the parade of cowboys and cowgirls that take over Palm Desert. However, no… Read more

Coachella and Summer Wedding Hairstyles

It’s starting to feel like summer with the sun shining, the cool breeze at night and crickets have started chirping which also means, it’s festival season! Lulu & Bass has been looking forward to this season because our brides-to-be are looking at the fashion and hairstyles coming out of Coachella to guide them for their… Read more

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Wedding Hairstyle Matches Made in Heaven

Since you’ve already worked so hard to find the most important match—you and your hubby of course—we’ll help you out with the second most important one: finding the perfect pair of wedding hairstyles for yourself and your bridesmaids. While you could just pick any two and call it a day, you’d be neglecting the very… Read more

Spring 2015 Wedding Color Schemes

Now that Spring is officially this week (where has the month gone?!), Lulu & Bass wanted to take the opportunity to share with our reader and clients the top Spring 2015 wedding color schemes. We hope you find inspiration, enjoyment and even that final color you needed for your wedding to tie everything together. We… Read more

What’s in Our Makeup Bag?

  With so many options for makeup these days, what’s a girl to do? Where are we supposed to look to find the perfect shade of plum eye shadow or the sexy red lipstick Angelina Jolie wears oh so beautifully? Lulu & Bass is proud to expose one of our intern’s, Emma, makeup bag in… Read more

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(Ro)gaine Back Your Volume

Don’t worry, you’re not lost…this is still a blog for bridal style but unfortunately the hair loss struggle is very real for men and women alike. The Rogaine Brand has been the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for hair regrowth over the past 25 years. Yep, you heard me right—numero uno, premier pick, and tip of… Read more

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50 Shades of Lipstick

In honor of the most anticipated 2015 Valentine’s Day film in San Diego, we hope to bring you the most equally awaited for compilation of wedding beauty products: 50 Shades of Lipstick. While ours doesn’t come with sexy lingerie, hunky actors, or an actual 50 shades of anything really (technically, more like 12), we’re offering… Read more

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History of the (Wedding) Hair

Let’s think of the history of hair as being similar to our previous relationships—you know, the ones before “the one.” Some were short, others were long; some (jk, most) were dramatic, and a few were subtle. The only difference is that we totally enjoy revisiting our old hairstyles…not so much our old boyfriends. Now when… Read more

Groom’s Wedding Hairstyles

The Dapper Dan We know this classic style looks great on just about every man. This wedding hairstyle is achieved by having volume in the front of the groom’s hair while keeping the sides short and sweet. We recommend this hairstyle for men with slightly longer hair to be able to hold the look and… Read more

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Unveil Your Bridal Style

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish legitimate wedding traditions from made-up social formalities. Like tying tin cans to the back of your getaway car—no, you don’t have to do that (it does make for an adorable picture but, nonetheless, you’re welcome). A lasting bridal tradition that we’ll unveil as the real deal is, I’m… Read more

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The Kardashian Beauty Kollection

Lulu & Bass loves KUWTK—we can’t get enough of the Kim K drama, flashy Range Rovers, and Mason’s adorable little baby face. But for years now we’ve been wondering how they maintain those famously long, thick Kardashian manes—not to mention the Kardashian booty. With seemingly never a bad hair day to be had in that… Read more

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Winter Color Scheme

Forget kissing in the rain…take it down a couple degrees (say, 30 or so) and kissing in the snow is more like it. What’s more romantic than saying your I Dos all snuggled up with your groom-to-be and your closest friends and family? Maybe canoeing through a lake of swans but that’s about it—thanks Nicholas… Read more

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Studio Carré Photographie

Lulu & Bass is excited to work with Studio Carré Photographie! Thinking of giving your soon to be groom a stunning gift for the wedding? Have you ever thought about doing a tasteful, sexy wedding boudoir photo shoot? Curious about where to do a session? Have questions about what to do before a boudoir photo… Read more

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Gift ideas: Box Fox has you covered

Rain rain go away, come again…how about, never. Go ahead, call me crazy, but let me explain—while, yes, I welcome with open arms the occasional rainy day forecast, and I’m sure the thirsty plants do too, however the one thing that doesn’t appreciate me staying at home all day, only one small click away from… Read more

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Which type of Fall bride are you?

Out of all 12 months, you chose these 3—September, October, or November to be exact—to host your long-awaited wedding day. (Autumn is, in fact, the season in which most brides choose to be wed.) But just because all of you autumn-loving brides chose to exchange vows surrounded by falling leaves and cooling temperatures doesn’t mean… Read more

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Wedding Dresses – Oscar de la Renta

As if losing Joan Rivers and Robin Williams wasn’t enough, we also had to sadly say goodbye to the iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. At the young age of 82, Oscar finally lost his decade-long battle with cancer and left us to dance among the stars above. On a Monday, October 20th 2014,… Read more

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7 wedding hair ideas for bridesmaids

It’s your big day, you’ve had your hair done, make up perfected and now, it’s the bridesmaids turn. You want them looking beautiful, elegant, and complimenting the color pallet you’ve chosen but you want them looking subtler than you so that they don’t steal the show. What should you do? Well here are a few… Read more

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Mythbusters – Wedding Hair and Makeup Edition

It would be so helpful if there were some magical button that, when pressed, searched through all of the bridal hair and makeup styles to find the ideal one just for you and your wedding theme. Now, this would be the perfect time for me to say “surprise!” and introduce you to this so-called magic… Read more

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Flower Girls Hair & Makeup

With all the hustle and bustle of getting the bride picture-perfect ready to walk down the wedding aisle, some people forget about the second special girl that gets to take that same walk first—the flower girl! This mini-bride should be treated as one of the girls during all of the pre-wedding style preparation and the… Read more

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How To: Simple Half-Up, Half-Down Wedding Hairstyle

One of our favorite bridal hair trends this wedding season is the half up-half down look. There are many different ways to wear this  timeless style, with one of our favorites for our brides being the braided crown. This style provides a soft, effortless, romantic look and is ideal for a spring or end of… Read more

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Lauren Conrad says ‘I do

Now that our favorite fashion mogul has finally said “I do,” it’s time to take notes on her Pinterest-worthy wedding day. Yes, Lauren Conrad is many things—an iconic beauty staple, a reality TV star, and even the head of her own clothing and home products line—but now she can also add beautiful bride to her… Read more

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5 Fall Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas

Don’t let this unusually warm San Diego weather fool you…fall has finally arrived! While it may be just a tad too early to whip out your favorite cozy peacoats and fuzzy scarves, it is however perfectly appropriate to incorporate some signature fall touches to your wedding hair and makeup style through bright pops of color,… Read more

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Angelina Jolie’s Simple Wedding Look

The day has come…Brangelina is, well, officially Brangelina! This hot Hollywood power couple has finally rung the chapel bells and said ‘I do.’ While not the excessive, Earth-shattering wedding we were all expecting, this dynamic duo opted for a more intimate setting to exchange their long awaited vows. Pitt and Jolie, accompanied by their closest… Read more

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5 Beautiful Bridal Makeup Trends

From a dramatic smoky eye to white eyeliner (yes, really), here are the hottest bridal makeup looks we have seen this year. These looks have been strutting on the catwalk of New York Bridal Fashion Week and around town on our Southern California brides we have the honor of working with. Smokey Eye We have… Read more

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8 wedding makeup ideas- ‘Eye’ Do

So you’ve chosen your groom and you’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams…now begins the endless search for that ideal bridal makeup look. It is completely understandable to want to capture that natural, flawless face on your wedding day; I mean this day is going down in history. However, there is no reason not… Read more

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How to Create a Sock Bun In 6 Easy Steps

Every girl has those days where the snooze button is pressed one too many times. Now, not only is there a race against time to deal with but she must also address the tangled mess sitting atop her head—that’s right, her hair. Whether you’re the CEO at a corporate office or just cruising the San… Read more

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2014 Bridal Hair Trends

Tis the season to be wed! Odds are you have been invited to at least one wedding this summer; love is in the air. Going to weddings is a good way to be inspired for what you might be planning for your future wedding, even if you aren’t engaged, we won’t tell anyone about your… Read more

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The best products for wedding hair styling

Product Review—Living Proof If you knew how Jennifer Aniston got her perfect hair days, you would use the same stuff—right? Well say goodbye to the weekly drug store hunt for that ultimate beauty product steal claiming to fix every hair imperfection because we’ve found it for you. To get that PhD (aka perfect hair day)… Read more

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Jessica Simpson’s wedding day beauty look

“It’ll definitely be extravagant. I don’t do things small,” Jessica Simpson hinted in an interview with The Today Show back in May about her wedding day plans. We have to say, if you haven’t seen her viral wedding video yet you are missing out! Jessica sure wasn’t kidding; this wedding was amazing. The bride’s amazing… Read more

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San Diego’s best wedding venues

Okay so lets face it San Diego, it is a huge city that inhabits 1. 3 million and some of them have to be getting married. So where are all of these couples get married at? I found 10 of the most booked venues in San Diego for weddings. I will be giving you the… Read more

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Lipstick colors for summer weddings

Spring-cleaning may be about getting rid of old clothes and giving your kitchen a deep scrub, but as far as Lulu & Bass is concerned, summer is the perfect time to ditch your traditional bridal lipsticks and test drive some of Mac Cosmetic’s hottest hues! Sushi Kiss is an all over popular wedding shade. Complimented… Read more