Professional Make-up and Hair for Boudoir

Boudoir magic begins with a natural, beautiful woman. You are a blank canvas. Come just as you are and we’ll take it from here. My professional stylists are magicians. With many years of hair and makeup experience for special events and photography, they know exactly how to craft a perfect, custom look just for you. Bring along a magazine or favorite celebrity photo for reference, or leave it up to my stylist to bring out what she feels would make you look exceptional. There is no doubt that my hair and makeup artist is a key reason so many of my boudoir clients are astonished and thrilled at the end result of their sessions. The beauty you never thought possible is possible. All sessions include professional make-up and hair styling.

My main stylist Liz uses Temptu airbrush make-up which is tolerated by most people.  If you have a make-up sensitivity or allergy please let us know ahead of time.  Liz sterilizes her equipment after each use and is a licensed esthetician in the state of Iowa. You can learn more about her here: Airbrushing By Liz 

I took the below Do’s and Don’ts from Liz’s website on how to prep for your time with her.

DO:  Remove all traces of previous makeup

DONT:  Conceal or have mascara on. Remember, I’m a professional makeup artist. I have seen it all! Dark circles, rosacea, pimples, boils. Trust me, I know how to cover them up

DO:  Follow your normal skin care routine. Moisturizer is your friend!

DONT:  Pick, or pop anything the morning/day of. I can cover the craziest zits, but I cant cover something thats oozing!


Having your hair professionally styled is another added step that will take the stress off of you.  Let my stylist give you those beachy waves or no hassle curls, she can give your hair movement and dimension with her bag of tricks. And if you don’t love your look, she will do it over.  Hair or make-up. She wants you to love your images and that starts with her so please speak up!!  If you have hair ideas to show her, that helps a lot in the communication with her too.


Does the make-up artist get a gratuity?

I get asked this question a lot and the answer is YES!  If you love what Liz or any stylist creates for you then it is common to show them gratitude with a tip. $15-$30 or whatever you want is perfect to say Thank You!


by Ivy Towler