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Wedding Hair & Airbrush Makeup for NY & NJ Tri-State Area

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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,, 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

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Retro Inspired Curls

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For Amanda, we added a full head of Remy natural hair clip-ins for extra length and added fullness. The extensions blended perfectly with Amanda’s hair and made a tremendous difference on her overall look.


Location: Mcloone’s in Long Branch NJ

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Newsletter: May’s Big Announcement

Magda’s Designs is now offering on location spa treatments and parties for you, corporate events, bridal parties, and relaxing days with your best guys and gals.

We understand your lives get packed with obligations. You lose time, gain stress, and become overwhelmed with exhaustion. Just remember, you can only be as productive as your mind and body will allow, so don’t forget to pamper and take care of yourself every once in a while. Let Magda’s Designs work around your time and come to you.

All you’ll provide is the location. We’ll bring the snacks, champagne, and a list of spa treatments that will leave you looking and feeling your best.

Spa Treatments:

Facials: Your skin will be in excellent hands with Magda’s Designs. Magda has over 15 years of experience as an esthetician and knows the ins and outs of skin care. For your facial, she’ll be using Dr. Grandel products. These products are gentle on their skin and provide a thorough yet mild cleansing.

  • Hydrating
  • Anti-Aging
  • Clarifying

Add on’s if applies to clients skin:

  • Dermaplane
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Salisylic Peel


  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Aromathherapy
  • Reflexology


  • Basic Mani
  • Spa Mani
  • Pedicure
  • Spa Pedi
  • Aromatherapy Pedi


  • Body Exfoliation
  • Buffing ( very popular among brides)
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4 Favorite Wedding Dress Trends For Spring 2016

Our most anticipated moment of a wedding is seeing the gown for the first time. We’re excited for the marriage and everything too, but we’re really excited to see the dress. And in spring 2016, we have a lot to look forward to. Below we listed 4 of the trends we’re most eager to see.

1. 3D Florals

This is a style that has become increasingly popular over the seasons and was all over the runway during the 2016 bridal shows. The 3D florals add depth and texture to the dress and look absolutely amazing. This is a Pronovias gown.


2. Feathers

Feathers seem to add an airy softness that we love. This feather dress was designed by Lela Rose.

Lela Rose

3. Plunging Neckline

There is something extremely classy about this look that, to us, screams Hollywood glam. This is a Reem Acra dress.


4. Illusion Bodices

Illusion bodices are stunning and create mystique. When you see this walking down the aisle, there is no looking away. This illusion bodice dress was also designed by Reem Acra.



“POPSUGAR Celebrity.” RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
“The Top Wedding Dress Trends From Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week.” N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.
Borresen, Kelsey. “8 Wedding Dress Trends Hot Off The Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Runways.” The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

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Nanina’s In The Park

Annie was our natural beauty.  She doesn’t typically wear a lot of makeup, so we kept it very soft and natural.

Products: Face Stolkholm, Mac, Temptu

Her hair was set and pinned so that her curls cascaded down to the side.

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Photographer: Millie B Photography 
Location: Nanina’s In The Park 



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The Castle at Skylands Manor

Jessica’s wedding was set in between the pages of a fairytale. Birds filled the air with song, budding trees brought color back to the skyline, and the cold air just began to break. Abreast the landscape of the fresh season stood Jessica; tall, regal, happy.

Her dark brown hair was styled into a chignon and set high to accentuate neck and bone structure. We kept the look soft by using sections of her hair, placing them over the original twist, and pinning the pieces into place.

The simplicity of Jessica’s hairdo drew eyes to the details of her Pronovias mermaid gown. It fashioned a v-neckline front and back with buttons on the back. She decorated the dress with a crystalized belt to match her big beautiful earrings; stunning.

Jessica’s makeup was done using Face Atelier, Smashbox, Make Up For Ever, and Nars. She was made to look classic, natural.


  • Shadows: Full Exposure Palette by Smashbox m1, m2, m3, m4. Under the brow bone, we used Shroom by Mac.
  • Liner: Make Up For Ever Aqua black on top, under the eye we used m1 of Smashbox and Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic waterproof glide-on eyeshadow in d-12
  • Lashes: Single, false lashes were added on the lash line and were colored with black, waterproof mascara.


Venue: Skylands Manor in Ringwood NJ 

Photographer: Millie B Photography

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