Lauren + Mark | Matthews House in Cary, NC

Lauren and Mark tied the knot at the beautiful Matthews House in Cary, North Carolina.  Their sweet loved was captured beautifully by Nancy Ray Photography.  We loved working with Lauren and hope you enjoy these beautiful images that celebrate sweet love!

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Venue: The Matthews House
Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Officiant: Candy Snively
Cake Artist & Caterer: The Matthews House
Florist: Brides and Bouquets
Event Coordinator: The Matthews House
Reception DJ: Touch of Class DJ’s
Hair & Makeup Artist: Makeup for Your Day
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Save the Dates: Minted 
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet at David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Badgley Mischka 

For more of our gorgeous brides and bridal parties, check back here regularly and visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for more inspiration! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

XOXO,

The MYD Beauty Team

Fact or Fiction? 5 Major Hair Myths Uncovered

With so much information and so many products, it is hard to know what to believe. It can be frustrating to continue purchasing products that simply don’t deliver. This infographic tackles 5 hair myths, separates the fact from fiction; and lets you know what ingredients to look for to help get a handle on your hair.

Beauty Myths

What hair myths have you uncovered? What products do you love to use? Let us know in the comments box below!

MYD Bride Leah’s Charming Southern Wedding

Today we are extremely excited to share some gorgeous photos from Leah and Austin’s wedding. Leah is such a beautiful and sweet Southern girl and we absolutely loved working with her for her big day! Leah and Austin wanted a Southern wedding and used a stunning blush, peach and gold wedding palette – everything at their wedding was beautiful, especially Leah!

Two talented members of the Makeup for Your Day team were there. Jennifer House was on site for hair and Brenna there to do makeup for the girls. We absolutely love Leah’s bridal look. We think that her romantic textured updo looks amazing with her classic defined makeup. This gorgeous low bun was accented with an incredible hair piece. For makeup, Leah’s look was natural and feminine accenting her amazing eyes and smile!

Thank you to Nancy Ray Photography for the amazing photos!

Did you love Leah’s bridal look? Don’t forget to Pin It for later! To read more about Leah and Austin’s stunning Southern wedding click here

Bridal Inspiration for Short Hair

A request that we get quite frequently is to provide hairstyle inspiration for the the ladies with short hair who are getting married. There are so many beautiful bridal hairstyles for short hair! We absolutely love the look of hair accessories with with short hair and think that it is a great way to make the hairstyle look chic, romantic or feminine – depending on the look that you want. 
We have provided some beautiful bridal inspiration for short hair below. Like what you see? Don’t forget to Pin It!

Would you use any of these hairstyles at your wedding? 

Hits and Misses: The Best and Worst looks of the VMAs

We’ve had time to digest the good, the bad and the completely terrible looks from the VMAs this past weekend. Here are some of the most memorable looks. 
Selena Gomez looked beautiful with long, straight hair and berry lips. We think this look is classic, simple and feminine.  
Katy Perry, known for taking risks with her fashion and beauty was a miss for us. As much as we love a high pony, it was a little bit over the top with the cheetah turtleneck dress and the grills. Her eyelashes and eyebrows do look fabulous as always though!
Actress Allison Williams wowed us at the VMAs. Although the focus falls to the music performers, we thought she shone bright on the red carpet with her smokey eyes and messy, volumized updo. 
Canadian model Coco Rocha looked stunning with her signature red hair in a gelled “punk” do with some smokey eyes. She looked rocker chic and we loved it!
Rita Ora had us looking twice. Ever since Beyonce debuted a shorter hairstyle, we thought that this was her! The glamorous outfit is very Beyonce-esque. Even though it isn’t Beyonce, we still love Rita’s blunt bob, defined brows and nude pink lips. 
Miley Cyrus was a huge miss at the VMAs – from the red carpet, to the performances. It was a disaster. As much as we love her matte red lips and brows, her hair, outfits and mannerisms were too distracting. We give her two thumbs down! 

We like Taylor Swift’s retro-glam look. She is known for her red lips and her sultry eyes, but what we are loving is her pinned curls. Overall we love everything about this look – good job Taylor!

What were your hits and misses from the VMAs? We would love to know! Let us know via Facebook, Twitter or the comments box below!

Dandruff? How to get to the Root of the Problem

Dandruff can be such a nuisance to deal with. Not only can it be itchy and uncomfortable, but it can also be very visible and annoying. Dandruff can be caused by a variety things including stress, build up of hair products, weather changes and hormones. 
There are a number of products sold that deal with dandruff, but there are also some natural approaches you can take to help keep the dandruff at bay. 
Brush your Hair Regularly

Brushing your hair has a variety of benefits including that it stimulates your hormone and oil-producing glands keeps the pores of your scalp open which allows them to breathe and retain their natural oils. Brushing your hair will also massage your scalp and evenly distribute oils to keep your scalp naturally moisturized. 

Keep your Scalp Moisturized

If you live in dryer or colder climates, your dandruff may be caused by your environment. That is why it is important to keep your scalp moisturized. People who are prone to oily hair may wonder how to moisturize their scalp without causing grease

Get back in Balance

This may be the least pleasant suggestion (because of the smell) but this tip really works! Use Apple Cider Vinegar on your scalp. The acidity of this vinegar helps balance the pH of your scalp and breaks down the dandruff. It may smell unpleasant – but the results are worth it! Plus, the smells go away when your hair dries.

Heat it Up

Heat up some oil (you can use olive oil from your kitchen) and use a cotton ball to dab and rub the warm oil into your scalp. This will help remove any dandruff and get the oil right at the root of the hair. The hot oil will open pores and also lock in moisture. 

Twists and Turns: Some Elegant Bridal Hair Inspiration

Are you scouring Pinterest for some great bridal hair inspiration? At MYD we love collecting a wide variety of hair and makeup looks. Our talented stylists love giving our beautiful brides the most amazing hairstyles for their special day.

We especially love beautiful, cascading curls – as well as really twisted, textured updos. Like what you see? Don’t forget to Pin it! And to stay up-to-date with our hair and makeup inspiration – follow us on Pinterest!

Do you prefer an updo or to have your hair down? You can also do both – one for the ceremony and one for the reception. To see our blog post on changing your hairstyle in between your ceremony and reception click here

Let us know what you think of these bridal hairstyles in the comments box below!