Look Smart: Bold Beauty

Modern and traditional? This bride got it; you can, too.

Andria Lindquist

Last summer when University of Washington medical student Jessica Wilczek married John Jung, she wanted a classic but current, elegant but edgy hair and makeup style that would offset the romantic full skirt of her strapless gown and also look appropriate when she and her new husband surprised his parents by wearing traditional Korean attire for the reception.

It was a lot to take on—the balance of cultural garb and contemporary wedding fashion, the juxtaposition of refined beauty and modern style—but the sisters at Sorella Salon and Spa (see sorellasalon.com for locations) worked with Wilczek to create a gorgeous look that took it all into account.



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Makeup: Jessie Reasy Hagen
“Jessica was already so pretty. I wanted to accentuate that with a clean look, so I just brought out the sparkle in her eyes with gloMineral products in taupe and eggplant. I really like their peach blush color, Papaya, and their Sunkiss bronzer gives the perfect glow.”

Hair Jamie Reasy Khalili & Jacquelynn Reasy Woodward
“We used Oribe’s Gel Serum for body and shine while Jessica’s hair was wet, and thoroughly blow-dried it. Impermeable Spray was used to set each curl, then we gently used our fingers to soften them. We then sprayed Oribe’s Dry in her roots for natural volume and finished up with Superfine Hairspray. She had a mohawk of curls that cascaded perfectly, creating an elegant and sophisticated look.”

Reasy Hagen recommends grays and neutrals for almond-shaped Asian eyes, deeper eggplant and purple tones for African American coloring, and browns and beiges for brides with fair skin.

The Sorella rule of thumb: Natural lips go best with deeper, darker eyes; bold red or pink lips fit with natural eye makeup.

The Sorella team suggests a hair and makeup consultation at least six weeks in advance, and a trial run one week before the wedding.n