Getting to Know: Aubergine

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This week we’re introducing Aubergine, our newest addition to the salon and bridal styling team! Aubergine, formally of Blown Away, has worked with us as an assistant on weddings for many years, and now you all get to meet her! Yay! Lets begin!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: My Nanni is my inspiration, she owned her own salon and wig shop.

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Edgy Glam!

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: Don’t let anyone steal your happiness.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: Spending time with my family and going out with my friends!

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: The endless opportunities, and being around my fellow stylists, they’re awesome!

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I’m double jointed!

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Fall!

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: Time travel.

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: I’m not sure, everything!

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: Cozumel Mexico!

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: My calming nature.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I starting playing golf at age 4.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: Jeff Bridges

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Extrovert

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: How the mind works!

Q: What motivates you?

A: My family.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: I don’t really have one.

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: Hawaii

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: My hard work and ability to make people feel like a million bucks!

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Unnatural brow shapes.

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Getting to Know: Amanda - All Things Brow

We’re taking the “Getting to Know” series into services . Our stylists, while jacks of all trade, we chose to highlight a few of their services offered. Starting with Amanda, we thought we would bring in some Brow education to help you have a better understanding of all of the brow services Amanda offers.

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Amongst your basic eyebrow waxing and tinting, she offer Henna Eyebrows, Microblading, and Microshading. We all know what a brow wax and tint it, so I won’t go too much into that, however we do have to point out its a great add-on service for our regulars to get while they’re here! ;)

Henna Eyebrows: Henne Eyebrows are the tinting of the hair and the skin that has a staying power of 4-6 weeks on the hair and 2-3 weeks on the skin depending on skincare. This is a great service for those of you that want a full looking brow without having to put anything permanent on. This service is also great for those of us who might be in between mircoblading touch ups and want to get a little something for extra definition. We’re all hooked on this service at the salon!

Microblading Eyebrows: Microblading!!! We can’t say enough good things about microblading. The benefits are endless. This service will give you the most natural looking eyebrow, semi permanently, using individual strokes that mimic brow hair. Meaning, you will no longer need to fill in your eyebrows, you will always have a defined/natural and beautiful brow. Amanda will shape your brows in the best way to frame your face appropriately. Each eyebrow session is completely custom to each clients facial features and preferences. This appointment is a 2 part appointment, you’ll come in for the initial appointment and 4/6 weeks following that, you’ll have your perfecting appointment. Following those two appointments you will only need a touch up once a year. And yes, your eyebrows are numbed prior and no you don’t feel it HAHA! ;)

Microshading: Microshading is an optional service. Similar to that of microblading and usually done in tandem, occasionally clients will want an even fuller brow, so Amanda will add in some shading amongst the individual microblading strokes to add that effect.

Getting to Know: Danielle - 20 Questions

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For the finale of the “20 Questions” segment, we have Danielle! Danielle is the Danielle in “Daniellestyle!” Lets get into it!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: I’ve been playing with hair and makeup for as long as I can remember. As a little kid I would hold photoshoots for my cousins doing their hair and makeup and taking pictures.

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Professionally: Evolving. Personally: Problem Solving

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: Relax and enjoy the ride, don’t stress.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: I love pilates, yoga, journaling, traveling, I love bringing a bit of my travels back to St.Louis

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: The integrity and work ethic of the team is my favorite part.

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I can grow orchids, paint, and make a mean old-fashioned.

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Fall, I love when the air gets crisp.

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: I’d want to fly.

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: Styling videos, my team and paying attention to where they need to grow.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: Walking in Paris.

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: Professionally: consistent and hard working. Personally: taking an idea and running with it.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I’m an introvert and really need my alone time.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: Ellen

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Intro

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: What drives people to do what they do.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Challenge and being around other talented people.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: I don’t have one.

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: I’d like to go back to Morocco.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Being kind and talented.

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Chunky highlights, overdone botox, the trend of people wanting to know what the trend is.

Getting to Know: Leigh - 20 Questions

Next up in our “20 Questions” segment is Leigh! You know, she’s the weird one with emerald hair! HAH! ;) Master Stylist and Operations Manager, Leigh is an integral part of the Daniellestyle team. Lets get into it!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: From a very young age I’ve been interested in all things beauty. Being a second generation stylist, I was raised in a salon environment and by a mother who was always very well put together. When I was two years old, I broke into her lipstick stash and applied my favorite shade perfectly. My mom said thats when she knew I was destined for a future in beauty. My mom inspired me first, and continues to do so.

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Professionally I would say: clean/classic. Personal: edgy/minimal

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: I think its important to enjoy being young. I spent a lot of time trying to grow up and be “someone,” when I should have just taken it easy. I would tell younger me to enjoy it and stop wishing away my precious time.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: Lately I’ve been getting back into photography, a hobby I used to delve into quite a bit growing up. I also LOVE going to concerts and traveling.

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: I love how humble and willing to learn we all are. We all strive to further our education and help each other grow as stylists. Plus, we all have a pretty awesome sense of humor so days in the salon get really fun and funny. When you love what you do and who you work with, you never feel like you’re working.

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I can walk on the very tips of my toes, does that count?

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Fall or Winter, I can never decide!

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: Teleportation, hands down!!! The ability to be anywhere without travel taking any time? Count me in!

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: My team members, the stories I hear from my brides, the local music scene and the photographers involved in it.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: I think I’d like to be sitting in a Jacuzzi, drinking champagne, outside a cabin in the mountains during snowfall with my boyfriend next to me. Sounds like absolute perfection!

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: Professionally I’m definitely known for being the girl with crazy hair on the DS team haha! Personally I’m the honest friend with the weirdest laugh.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC! Seriously, I know all the words and I listen to it all the time. Most people are shocked when I sing along while on a wedding ahah. I definitely don’t look like someone who would listen to country.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: I would really love to spend a day with Lady Gaga just talking, she has a very interesting mind from what I can tell in interviews. I think it would be pretty cool to talk to a serial killer for a few hours, I’m super into true crime. Post Malone would probably be pretty fun too, he parties.

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Introvert for sure.

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: I find psychology and social sciences extremely interesting. I like to try to see things from other perspectives, and see why people are the way they are and what lead them to being that way. If I had to pick something tangible I’d say the ocean or space, so much unexplored territory.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Watching my art improve. The only competition I believe in is competition with myself. I always want to do things better than I did before, to be better than I was yesterday. When I see and feel myself improve, it keeps me motivated and inspired.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Jason Momoa. He has the looks and the personality to go with it! Total package in my opinion.

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: Since I was little I’ve wanted to visit Egypt, I’m obsessed with the history. I would also love to take three weeks or so in Europe and just pub hop through all the different countries and try their native beers. I love stuff like that.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Honestly, I’m not very concerned about being remembered. Anyone that survives my death is encouraged to move on quickly. I strive to be fun, honest, and there for my loved ones when they need me, but other than that, I would hate for anyone to dwell over me. I know all too well what its like to be tortured over someone’s passing, I don’t wish that upon anyone.

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Wedding hairstyles that involve braids. I won’t get into why, but I’m tired of seeing it haha. In makeup, I’m so over the extremely dewey skin trend. Not only does it not last on the skin, but it can tend to look oily and unbecoming.

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for Danielle’s Q&A next week!!

Getting to Know: Amanda - 20 Questions

We’re kicking off the “Getting to Know,” series with Amanda for the “20 Questions” segment! She’s our in - house lash and brow artist, as well as a fellow Master Stylist among Danielle and Leigh. Lets get into it!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: As a young girl I was intrigued watching my oldest sister as she would do her hair and makeup. That was just the beginning for me. All through grade school I did my friend nails, hair, and makeup. Time would fly by as I was using my creativity and thats when I knew I wanted to make a career out of it. Its like I’m never at work!

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Professionally: Natural/Detailed. Personally: Casual/Minimal

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: Change can be scary, but you know what scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: Spending time with my family, enjoying nice weather, reading, movement (yoga/gym), exploring new places and restaurants. I’m also crafty!

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: I love the on-going education and attention to detail. There is alway a reasoning to why we are doing what we are, wether we are choosing a foundation for your skin type or deciding what tools to used based on your hair texture and desired look we are always putting our best efforts forward to make our clients feel their best.

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I can wiggle my ears and do the splits!

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Anything but the cold!

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: Healing. I would love to replace fear with love in others.

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: I watch a lot of makeup videos by Tamana and creating my own makeup style.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: On a beautiful beach with sunshine and a light breeze.

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: Professionally I would say, being multitalented. Personally, having empathy and understanding different points of view. I’m also quite silly!

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I always wanted to be a hip-hop dancer and I love to sing. I also spend a lot of time looking at the night sky when stars are visible.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: Intersting question, but too hard! I don’t know!

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: I always thought I was an extrovert but the older I’ve gotten the more I’ve realized I’m an introvert, processing everything before I share.

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: The human mind and psychology.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Family connection, personal development, knowing when I change, we change.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Hands down, Channing Tatum!! I almost fell out of my chair when I found out he was a new single man!

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: Sydney, Australia, camping on the beach sounds amazing! Bora, Bora. Alaska to see the Northern Lights.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: I would like to be remembered for my warm heart, being a great mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend, and being a talented artist who helped people feel and see their beauty.

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Feather eyebrow and excessive eyelashes. Natural with glam is the way to go, bigger does not always mean better!

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for Leigh’s Q&A next week!!

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Today we're bringing you something a little different, but something we feel is the perfect addition to a beach vacation. I'm sure some of you can relate to the summer being a little stressful, wether its because of travel (I mean, who likes the PROCESS of traveling #readyforteleportationtobeathing) multiple kids activities, or the kids are just home WAY too much ;). Summer isn't what it used to be when we were little, so we have the perfect recommendation on how to C H I L L.  

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Ever since Leigh started using this app, she's felt an improvement both in mood and sleeping ability. The thing she likes about it is that, as a busy gal, she doesn't have a lot of time to sit down and meditate, but this app has little tiny meditation sessions that work super well in a pinch! We're all for it! Find it in your App Store and give it a go!

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