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With over 15 years specializing in creating elegant wedding hairstyles & flawless all day wear wedding makeup, Magda Designs provides an expert level of service and travels to your location on your wedding day. As a licensed skin care, makeup & hair specialist, Magda & her team of professional & highly trained artists offer airbrush makeup as well as natural makeup applications. Our service area includes: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut & destination weddings. Contact us now to book your wedding hair makeup trial: (908) 447-6910.
Press & Awards: Our work has been featured in Town & Country, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings, Ruffled, Manhattan Bride, Brides.com, 201 Bride, The Knot, New Jersey Bride, Elle (China), Bridal Musings, and other wedding blogs & magazines. We are also the proud recipient of Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award.
Photo & Styling Credits: (Photos 1 -6) by millie B Photography / (Photo 7) by Laura Gordon Photography / Bridal Gowns by Sareh Nouri / Wedding Hair Accessories by Liv Hart for Enchanted Atelier
Carmela had reached out to me about 9 months prior to the date of her event. We corresponded back and forth discussing her details, ideas, and different options.
Carmela decided to move forward with the trial and needless to say we hit it off! We tried a few different variations of the hairstyles we discussed as well as added in extensions to create more volume and length. We played with different makeup looks, Carmela was undecided between a smokey eye or a soft eye with a bold lip. After comparing the two looks, Carmela decided that the bold lip and soft sultry eye would reflect her style and personality and I could not agree more! The look complimented her skin tone as well as the amber under tones in her eyes.
Before we new it the big day was here! I met Carmela and the ladies at the Ocean Place Hotel. To best compliment the Brides look, the ladies decided on soft beach waves and a sun kissed glow with a neutral eye and lip. Everyone decided on lashes for an additional pop. Lashes add definition to the eye and always are great in photos.
The Brides look consisted of a full head of 100% Remy Human Hair Clip-In Extensions. The hair was set, cooled, and brushed to soften the curls. Makeup was elegant and had an old school flair to it.
Credits: Hair & Makeup- Magda’s Designs, Photography –Hassan Mokaddam,
Florist- Jill Pocsik Bridal Bouquets By Jill, Bridal Boutique – I Do I Do , Gown Designer – Pronovias , Shoes – Badgley Mischka , Venue – Mcloones Pier House , Hotel – Ocean Place Hotel, Officiant – Dorothy Toner.
Sculpt your fabulous curves for your big day! Even a proper diet and exercise need a little help.
It takes a lot of time and energy to plan for the Big Day! From the gown to choosing the right photographer, venue, hair & makeup artists, florist, and so much more! After all of the sleepless nights and back and forths with mom, we are left with memories, pictures, and video. With that being said, Brides as well as moms and mother-in-laws should want to look there very best. Although makeup artists can be amazing, photos are unforgiving. Good skin care, which includes but is not limited to chemical peels and micro-needling, plays an important part in radiant, even toned skin. But to help define the jawline and lift the brow we need a treatment that will penetrate and address deeper tissue without affecting the surface layer of the skin.
Unfortunately, after the age of 25 collagen production decreases. Collagen is protein and is the substance that holds the body together. It is found in our bones, tendons, muscles. and skin. It is what provides strength and structure.
Ultherapy is the first FDA approved non-invasive procedure that stimulates the production of collagen at the skin’s fundamental layer which is typically the area of concern in surgery. Ultherapy delivers the correct amount of focused energy to different depths and delivers it consistently. By heating the deeper tissue the energy triggers the natural regenerative response which kick starts the process of collagen synthesis. Once collagen is stimulated by the bodies natural healing response, it gives your skin and facial features a lift, which will sculpt and define your areas of concern.
Who hasn’t wished away there muffin top, or dreamed of fitting back into those size 4 jeans, but without the downtime of surgery? CoolSculpting is the answer. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment with no downtime that can help create those curves or reshape your already existing ones!
CoolSculpting is a fat freezing procedure that is FDA approved. It uses controlled cooling to target fat cells which helps to eliminate stubborn fat that has resisted efforts through exercise and diet. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting. The targeted treatment area is cooled consistently for a specific amount of time causing the fat cells to crystalize, which in turn are naturally expelled from the body through our lymphatic system. The treated fat cells are gone for good and the untreated areas will have no change.
My personal experience with CoolSculpting is definitely a great one. I have to admit I had my reservations, but decided to move forward anyway. I can actually say that I couldn’t be happier! My arms and neck have been a sore spot for me for some time and I could not afford the downtime created by surgery. The treatment itself had little to no discomfort and within a month I began to see the changes and so did my husband! It was great to hear that my husband noticed the difference. I am so impressed I can’t wait to treat other areas!
Larissa and I corresponded via-email before meeting for her hair and makeup trial in NYC. We discussed different style options, her gown, and her vision. Larissa also forwarded me a picture of herself so that I could start creating her wedding day look When I arrived, she of coarse was completely prepared with all that I asked for. Needless to say the trial went well and Magda’s Designs has the great pleasure of working with Larissa and her family for her big day!
Netsai and I arrived in the am, we began by setting everyone’s hair. While the ladies relaxed with there sets we began the process of makeup application. Everyone had there own style and kept the makeup pretty soft and clean. Larissa’s MOH wanted the eyes a bit more intensified so we accomplished the look by creating a smokey eye, using different depths of plum and enhancing the lash line with strip lashes, and finalizing the look with a sexy nude lip by Too Faced. (Which by the way has become my favorite lip color to use when I am out on the town.)
As for the stunning Bride, classic and understated is the best description. Larissa explained that she did not wear a lot of makeup and did not want to do so on her big day, I completely agreed. The makeup complimented the natural shape of her eye by placing the taupe and crème colored shadows on her lid and blending them into the crease of the eye. I highlighted her brow bone with a white shimmer and built up her lash line with single lashes. By creating a strong lash line the eye looks bright and open. Her hair complimented her natural curl pattern. I simply smoothed and redefined each curl, pinning sections of hair into place creating a low, textured chignon.