Tag Archives: Beauty

Wedding Day Hairstyles by Mani Mela

4 Dec

Deciding on a hair style that best suits your personality and features can be time consuming and stressful, especially if you’re looking to find a style for your wedding day! Here at Mani Mela we work to eliminate some of your stress; our talented team of professional stylists are skilled at taking your suggestions, hair length and texture, facial features, and more in to consideration to give you the perfect look for your special day! See our range of bridal hair styles below, and don’t hesitate to inquire about our services at info@manimela.com!

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Beautiful Boudoir Shoot: “Anna”

12 Oct

Mani Mela was pleased to take part in this gorgeous boudoir shoot earlier this season, for a gorgeous girl named “Anna”. Our talented stylist Hana, provided hair and makeup and gave her a dramatic and sexy boudoir look. These smokin’ hot pictures were captured by Jenna Sefkow Photography – see even more of the beautiful Anna on her blog, here!



Sign Up for the Mani Mela Newsletter!

9 Oct

We at Mani Mela are excited to announce the creation of  our first ever company newsletter!  If you want in on all the latest bridal trends, coupons, steals & deals, tricks of the trade, and the inside scoop on the latest happenings at Mani Mela – you just might like our newsletter!

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A Mani Mela Bride: Brianna (Part XI)

25 May

Of all the details of my wedding day, perhaps the one detail that comes in to my mind a little more than the others is my bridal beauty routine. I am so excited to plan the details of my makeup and my hair – even little details like what will my nails look like, or what type of clips will be in my hair? I’m sure most brides can agree with me – exciting thoughts about what you’ll look like on your wedding day can keep your mind entertained for a lonnnnngg time.

I’ve had my hair styled professionally before for various formal high school dances, but never once was I blown away by the up-do. That was probably partly my fault, as I would go to the salon with a vague idea of what I liked or wanted done, but never brought pictures or had any sort of idea how to direct my stylist. To make sure I’m not stuck with a style that is only “okay”, I have been doing lots of research on Pinterest to develop my ideas of what I like and what I don’t.

Here are some of the ideas I’ve found for wedding day hairstyles that have caught my eye:


This hairstyle is absolutely gorgeous, and while the hair clip isn’t exactly what I have in mind – I think it complements this style really well. It also looks pretty simple for a stylist to do, but my only qualm is it looks like it would fall out easily (especially with my long and heavy hair).


Now here’s a style that my long hair could support, even if it looks like this woman has way thicker (and maybe curlier?) hair than I do. I love the traditional hair style that sits at the nape of the neck – it just looks so elegant and timeless.


I’m not so sure I would go with a style entirely like this, but I like the fun side-do and the bun is really pretty. Reduce the poof in back a bit, and subsitute a different clip, and this could be a really pretty bridal style, or really gorgeous for bridesmaids as well.


This is a very elegant hair style that looks like it would stay put all day. However, I don’t have side swept bangs, so if I chose to go with this look it would have to be modified some.

What hairstyle do you like best? And what pictures did you use for inspiration?

Traditional Foundation vs. Airbrush Foundation: What’s Right for Your Big Day?

24 May

As a bride, looking magnificent on your wedding day is of course part of your overall plan. As you begin working on the fine details of the day, you will eventually need to make a decision on your beauty routine. If you’re specific about your look, or you are talented enough, you may choose to do your own makeup. If you’re like many brides though, makeup is the last thing you want to worry about as you get ready on your wedding day. We at Mani Mela couldn’t support that decision more – a talented makeup artist can create a wedding day look for you that your groom will never forget. One thing you’ll have to decide is whether you choose a stylist that offers traditional foundation, or one who uses airbrush foundation. At Mani Mela Beauty, our stylists all use airbrush foundation to give every bride a showstopping look. You may be asking, “what’s the difference?” – and you’re not alone. Many women don’t know the difference, so we’re happy to tell you.

  • Unlike traditional makeup, airbrush foundation is sprayed on very lightly, and blends with your pores to give a flawless look that is unparalleled by any other foundation.
  •  No sponges or applicators are used when applying airbrush foundation, it is sprayed lightly on with a touch-free machine. Not only is this cleaner, and the makeup is not contaminated with bacteria from hands or applicators, but it looks much smoother and softer.
  • With airbrush makeup you are using much less makeup than with typical foundation, so your natural beauty is enhanced without being covered up by thick foundation.
  • The best thing about airbush foundation is that it is waterproof, sweatproof, danceproof, and happyweddingdaytearsproof! Because of these features, airbrush foundation lasts for well over 15 hours! You just can’t beat it!

As a bride, airbrush foundation is a great choice for your wedding day because it provides a high definition finish for the pictures you will look at for the rest of your married life. Our personal recommendation is to go with airbrush foundation. If you want to have a look that can’t be compromised by any elements or emotions, airbrush is the way to go.

Take a look at some of Mani Mela Beauty’s before and after pictures and see what a difference airbrushing can make!

Jane’s Boudoir Teaser!

4 May

Mani Mela helped out with an absolutely fabulous boudoir photo shoot not too long ago, providing hair and makeup for a stunning woman named Jane! Jane stays fit through yoga and healthy living. Would you believe us if we told you she’s 60? We didn’t think you would. These amazing photos were captured by the wonderful and talented Laura Ivanova, who is an absolute delight to work with! Here is the fabulous, fresh-faced, and sprightly Jane! 



Check back soon for more pictures from Jane’s boudoir shoot!

Steamy Teaser: Boudoir Photoshoot with Laura Ivanova Photography!

5 Jan

Mani Mela has an exciting and steamy preview for you! Our very own Hana, owner of Mani Mela, did a stunning hair and makeup job for a boudoir photoshoot with the super talented Laura Ivanova of Laura Ivanova Photography.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details and pictures from the shoot coming soon! But for now, these two pictures should keep you oohing and aahing for awhile! 😉