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2017 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award

Posted by Hanna on January 19, 2017 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I am truly honored to have received 2017 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award and would like to thank my amazing clients, industry collegues and my family to helping me get recognized among the five percent of wedding proffesionals four years in a row.

I adore what I do and am looking forward to continiously grow  and celebrate my clients.

Thank you!


Hanna Mazur, Make-up and Hair Artist 2017 Couples Choice Award Winner

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Shamali and Javin by Stella Grace Studios

Posted by Hanna on April 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Trying to catch up on blogging, today I bring you amazing images by Stella Grace Studios of Shamali and Javin's wedding.


Such genuine, kind and open people are hard to come by and I am so fortunate to have worked with this amazing couple. I swoon over the lavish decor, the dress and Shamali's happy smile.




Hair and Makeup: Hanna Mazur

Photos: Stella Grace Studios

Venue: The Sanctuary at Admiral

Katie and Patrick by Azzura Photography

Posted by Hanna on February 2, 2016 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

These two just melt my heart. Thank you so much Katie and Patrick for letting me share such an amazing day with you guys.

Photography by Azzura Photography

Makeup by Hanna Mazur


Elle and Rosie the Tarantula by Mary Dee Mateo

Posted by Hanna on January 19, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This is what you get when you team up with a beautiful model, incredibly talented photographer and extremely well-mannered tarantula...

Loved being a part of this shoot.

Model: Elle

Photographer: Mary Dee Mateo

Hair and makeup: Hanna Mazur

Tarantula: Rosie



Alyssa and Dan by Clayton G Photography

Posted by Hanna on January 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I absolutely adored working with Alyssa.

Such an incredibly sweet person, and God, isn't she stunning! Seeing her and Dan celebrate their love truly melts my heart.

What a fantastic couple!


Photos by Clayton G. Photography

Hair and Makeup: Hanna Mazur

Kayti and Chris by Danielle Barnum Photography

Posted by Hanna on January 5, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As a first blog post of 2016, I would like to share a couple of images from Kayti and Chris's wedding shot by amazing Danielle Barnum.

Kayti described the theme of her wedding "Mad Men meets Seattle" and I could not agree more.

Kayti's playful wedding gown was absolutely adorable, and we carried out the retro theme throughout with her hair and makeup going for pin-up updo, soft eye and stunning red lip.

Loved, loved working with this amazing couple.





So thankful to  for these behind the scenes images where I actually do not look like I am about to murder someone with a brush. Thanks Danielle. ;)



Chic Urban Night Styled Bridal Shoot - Brown Sparrow Wedding Feature

Posted by Hanna on November 2, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Having wrapped up another amazing wedding season I cannot wait to bring to you all my absolutely amazing clients and their love-stories. With over 50 weddings this season, I cannot get over my excitement about how incredible every single one of my clients have been and how lucky I've been to have been able to share their wedding day.


As I am beginning to gear up for next year, I am also taking a bit more time to brainstorm some new trends and looks for my future clients, new creative projects and cannot wait to share those with you.


Here are a couple of amazing shots from the styled brial shoot I was a part of a couple of months ago. It took me a while to get these out, since most blogs reserve the eclusivity of the images before you can actually publish them yourself, and we had to wait for the actual publication by Brown Sparrow Wedding,  so I am totally thrilled to finally share these on my own blog.


When Melissa Miksch reached out and shared the idea behind the shoot, I knew, I am totally in. The whole shoot was so much fun. I could not get over the absolutely stunning dresses from Le Boutique Bridal Salon, plus when can you actually hit all the top Seattle touristy spots with no people in sight if not at 1 am? It was great to have top sight seeing spots to ourselves, Pike Place Market, first Starbucks store and incredible panoramic views of Seattle skyline without actually having to elbow people to get through...


Our stunning model Ariel-Tiana could not have been more perfect, plus a total sweetheart. We went for a couple of looks, transitioning from soft and romantic with subtle hues of pink for lips and soft eye makeup to a pretty stunning fun bold lip and a pretty defined eye as she changed into the Pronovias Gown with a matching  Swarovski Crystal sash by Ariel Jennifer Taub.

Eye Candy....




Carly and Andy by Kristy Lloyd Photography

Posted by Hanna on August 7, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)


I could not have asked for a more perfect bride as Carly. Absolutely stunning (obviously), she is also incredibly sweet, smart and easy going. 

Loved working with her! Since I had trouble choosing the images by amazing Kristi Lloyd Photpgraphy to feature, there are just so many to chose from, here are a few!


Lauren and Maxwell by Aaron Liu Photography

Posted by Hanna on July 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A couple of weeks ago I had a pleasure to work with Aaron from Aaron Liu Photography and our amazing models Lauren and Maxwell at a styled shoot Lauren has planned as a part of their first year anniversary. (what an anniversary gift!)


It was truly amazing to work with this incredible couple. Lauren (who is actually a photographer herself at Lauren Ryan Photography) is incredibly fun and witty and I would have kept her if I could. Maxwell was a great sport as he waitied patiently for Lauren to finish her styling and was incredibly supportie all the way throughout. Plus having amazing Rick and Anna as photography mentors was incredibly amazing!


What a fun shoot!


Moira and Jesse

Posted by Hanna on July 3, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Moira was one of those brides, that makes you think "please book me" the minute we spoke on the phone a year ago. Originally from Colorado, this beauty has made Seattle her home where she met a handsome baseball player Jesse.


What a gorgeous couple!


I had such an unbelievable pleasure getting to know them and absolutely fell in love with their family. Moira's mom is just incredible! So lucky to be meeting such lovely people and be sharing such intimate milestones with them. Stunning images by The Nerd Birds Photography completely blew me away. 



White Romance Wedding Behind the Scenes (Ruffled Feature)

Posted by Hanna on July 2, 2015 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Styled shoots are fun.

They are exciting and incredibly important to fuel everyone's creative energy.

They are also tons of work and no words can explain the ammount of time, resourses and dedication needed for a successful shoot. Sometimes it feels like a waltz: everyone is dancing their own dance to the same beautiful melody, united by rhythm and idea...


Very fun...


A couple of behind the scenes images from our styled shoot featured on Ruffled  back in March (yes, good luck seating a model up on an one-inch window-sill) 


Thanks again all the amazing peeps whose dedication, skill and heard work makes them best of the best.


Hair/Makeup: Hanna Mazur, Hair and Make-Up Artist

Venue: Rainier Chapter House

Photographer: Kelly Lemon Photography

Floral Designer: Studio 3 Floral Design

Dress Store: Cicada Bridal

Dress Designer: Claire La Faye

Earrings: Heidi Hull Designs

Model: Sydney Wright - Model

Food Display: Hilary at {{{http://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/ruths-classics/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=ruth%27s%20chris%20steak%20house&utm_content={placement}&utm_campaign=googlepaidsearch}}}-@@-{{{Ruth's Chris Steak House}}}: Seattle

Cake: Stone Layne Baked Specialties

Food Display cabinet/tablescape table: Vintage Ambiance

Glassware/Silverware/Napkins: Pedersen's Event Rentals

Bouquet Ribbons: https://www.facebook.com/SilkandWillow" target="_blank">Silk & Willow

Coordination, Styling, Calligraphy: Koordination by Krisanna



Noelle and Kyle

Posted by Hanna on June 20, 2015 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I adore Noelle. Even though every single client I meet takes a special place in my heart, Noelle is extra special. :)


Very witty and absolutely drop dead goegeous, she is one of those people, who make you instantly like them. As we chatted over a glass of wine in an Italian restaurant, I could hardly wait to doll her up for her April wedding in Kiana lodge.


Needless to say, It was absolutely perfect: the ferry ride, listening to the audio book on the beach (because of course I was too early) and then sharing incredible experience of getting Noelle ready...

Adore my job.


The minute I saw the sneak peak by Laughing Willow Photography, I was stunned by the true beauty of the images and exeptional connection this couple has.

True love...

Good luck on your new adventured in Florida guys and congratulations on the most adorable addtion to your young family: little Charles Barkley is scrumtuous. 






Makeup by Hanna Mazur, Hair and Makeup Artist, LLC

Photography: Laughing Willow Photography

Venue: Kiana Lodge

Senior Prom Makeup Dillon

Posted by Hanna on June 16, 2015 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year I do limited number of senior prom makeup and hair looks and this year we have a stunner. 


Dillon is just so sweet and so perfect! She literally looks like a live doll to me! A doll with great ambitions to travel all around Asia after her graduations. 


Good luck Dillon. You are amazing!

Hair and Makeup: Hanna Mazur, Hair and Makeup Artist, LLC

Rebekah and Sam

Posted by Hanna on June 7, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As I start writing my hundreds blog post, I cannot but smile thinking about Rebekah and Sam's wedding. Such a special couple. 


How many brides you know are pursuing their degree in computational linguistics and how many grooms propose by actually writing and performing a song?

Melts my heart.


Plus hearing their story about the long-distance relationship (Sam is Canadian) makes their love so much more special. 


I absolutely loved working with this couple. Sweet, down to Earth and incredibly intelligent. Love. Huge thanks to Casey Broadwater Photography for these images.

Always a pleasure to be working with you.


Hair and Makeup: Hanna Mazur, Hair and Makeup Artist, LLC

Photographer: Casey Broadwater Photography.

Tools of The Trade: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Posted by Hanna on May 18, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


 

After a week or two of using your makeup brushes, the oils in your skin, makeup residue, etc., will begin to build up and harbor bacteria. For that reason, washing your brushes is important to keep the grime from transferring to your skin, as well as to keep the makeup brushes soft and effective.

 

Fortunately you can eliminate bacteria and residue from your brushes in 3 easy steps!


 

1. WASH YOUR BRUSHES

Using lukewarm water, place the bristles under the faucet. Be sure that the brush is facing downwards to keep the water from seeping into the ferrule which can ruin the glue that holds the bristles in place. Keep rinsing until most of the makeup residue is gone.

 

You can use ready store bought brush cleaners, castor soap, mild shampoo or even antibacterial soap mixed with a couple of drops of olive oil for extra conditioning.

To create your own brush cleanser at home, mix 1⁄4 cup of slightly warm water with 1 tsp. of shampoo in a cup or jar. After mixing the solution, thoroughly swirl the bristles in the liquid to remove any oils on the brush hairs. Next, rinse the bristles again under the faucet, and there is no residue.


2. Now that all the grime has been done away with, it is time to DRY YOUR BRUSHES


 

Although it is important to keep the brushes upright when storing them, it is a different story if they are still

 

damp. To be sure that the moisture does not seep into the handle and do damage, keep the head facing down. An easy way to do this is to place the handle of the brush on a rolled up hand towel, so that the bristles are resting on the vanity facing downwards. With that complete, it is as good as new.


3. SANITIZE YOUR BRUSHES

Dont forget that sneaky bacteria can survive even the most thorough washing ,so don't forget to desinfect your brushes with a sanitizing spray e.g. Beauty So Clean, Cinema Cecrets Brush Cleaner or even make your own desinfectant spray with 70% alchohol, glyceryn and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil.


Cleaning my makeup brushes is definitely not always my favorite activity, but with these easy steps it makes the process quick. You will definitely notice the difference washing your brushes makes in the long run.


By Bethany Yakel

About Bethany: Bethany is a beauty blogger intern for Hanna Mazur Hair and Makeup Artist sharing her opinion on all things beauty.

They will be more effective, last longer, and your skin will be better off!

Tools Of The Trade : Essential Face Makeup Brushes

Posted by Hanna on May 11, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Just like most things in life, the tools you use to achieve your goals are very important.

This couldn't be more true when it comes to makeup!

It is very important to use the right tools at the right time when applying your makeup, especially when you are perfecting your base. Fortunately you do not need an excess of brushes to do this.

With these basic three, you can achieve almost any desired look! 


 

Foundation brush:

Sigma F80


 

To get a very even coverage with the least amount of streaking when you apply your foundation, I have found that a foundation brush works best.

I would suggest something dense, with synthetic hairs so that you can easily stipple the foundation on, as well as buff it out for the most natural finish.

If you use a natural hair bristled brush, your brush will soak up more foundation than if you were using synthetic hairs. The ideal size of the brush head depends on your preference. Just be sure it is not so big that it won't reach the small crevices of your face, yet not too small that it will take you forever to apply the foundation.


Powder brush:

 

Since using a powder is important to lightly set your foundation as well as your concealer, you will want to use a powder brush in most scenarios. Unlike the foundation brush, this one should be fluffy so that you do not pack on the powder which would result in cakey looking foundation.

 

Again, the size is based on preference, but typically this brush should be somewhat large.



Blush/ Contour brush:


Hakuhodo S111BK


After perfecting your base to add dimension back into your face, you will need a brush for adding blush, or contouring if you would like. This brush should be slightly smaller than the apple of your cheek so that you have most control of where the product is distributed. It also helps if this brush is slightly fluffy so it is easy to blend the blush or contour powder as you go.


Picking out exactly what brushes you need can be a stressful task.

With so many on the market, anyone would be easily confused! Fortunately, to accomplish flawless skin these are the only tools you need.

And remember, size your brushes well to make sure they are directional and fit your face features well.


 

By Bethany Yackel

About Bethany: Bethany is a beauty blogger intern for Hanna Mazur Hair and Makeup Artist sharing her opinion on all things beauty.


Tools Of The Trade : Essential Eye Makeup Brushes

Posted by Hanna on May 3, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The products you use play a significant role in the success of your makeup application.

That being said, in my opinion, the tools you use are even more important.


Using a large powder brush to apply your eyeshadow will definitely not give you that desired smokey eye, and using a flat eyeshadow brush to apply your foundation might be a little frustrating. That is why the right tools at the right time make all the difference.


 

Essential Brushes for Creating an Eye Look:


1. Blending eyeshadow brush


 


Sigma E40


 

No matter what look I am creating on my eyes, the first brush I use is a round fluffy brush to apply my first crease color. It is perfect for distributing the color evenly and blending out any other eyeshadow that I place on top. Typically I prefer this brush to be big enough to easily blend the eyeshadow above my crease, yet not too big that it will distribute the color all over my eyelid.


 

2. Crease defining brush

 

The very next brush I grab is something smaller, usually slightly denser, and typically comes to a point at the tip.

With all of those attributes, it makes it very easy to place a darker color in my crease to define the eyes. It also helps if it is still somewhat fluffy, so in the applying process no harsh lines are created.


Sigma E25


 

3. Brush for packing on lid color


Sigma E52


 

To achieve the best color impact on your mobile eyelid, you will want to use a flat, dense eyeshadow brush. Using a fluffy brush for this step would create a messy appearance and definitely not pack on the color as efficiently, whereas using a brush with compacted, flat bristles allows more control when placing the shadow.


If you have not been able to achieve the eyeshadow looks you envision, I would highly suggest making sure the tools you are using are effective. Although many looks may appear complex and difficult to achieve, with these three brushes almost any eye shadow look can be accomplished.



 Stay tuned for next week's blog post to learn about the essential brushes you need to achieve flawless skin!


By Bethany Yackel

About Bethany: Bethany is a beauty blogger intern for Hanna Mazur Hair and Makeup Artist sharing her opinion on all things beauty.

You can learn more about Bethany on her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pNzNl7FaT8&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">You Tube Chanel.


Monochrome Wedding Editorial Styled Shoot Featured on RuffledBlog

Posted by Hanna on April 29, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thinking about this incredible styled shoot from last month still brings a smile to my face. Working with such dedicated team is truly inspiring and I am truly fortunate to be a part of such a stellar community. You guys totally blew it out of the park. 

The shoot has been featured on Ruffled Blog and you can view the full feature HERE (so exciting)


Tip of the hat to the amazing people who made it possible:

Venue: Rainier Chapter House

Photographer: Kelly Lemon Photography

Floral Designer: Studio 3 Floral Design

Dress Store: Cicada Bridal

Dress Designer: Claire La Faye

Earrings: Heidi Hull Designs

Hair/Makeup: Hanna Mazur, Hair and Make-Up Artist

Model: Sydney Wright - Model

Food Display: Hilary at Ruth's Chris Steak House: Seattle

Cake: Stone Layne Baked Specialties

Food Display cabinet/tablescape table: Vintage Ambiance

Glassware/Silverware/Napkins: Pedersen's Event Rentals

Bouquet Ribbons: Silk & Willow

Coordination, Styling, Calligraphy: Koordination by Krisanna



Makeup Mondays: Amp Up Your Spring Makeup

Posted by Hanna on April 6, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 

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Now that the sun has come out a little more, flowers are starting to bloom, and the birds are as loud as ever, it is time to acknowledge spring is here. We all love to switch out our winter wardrobes for our spring clothes, so why not do the same thing for makeup?


 3 simple things to try out if you want to step up

                                                             your makeup for this season



 

In my opinion, the easiest way to amp up your spring makeup is by


                           Adding a Little More Color


 

Typically using bright colors can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! To add an easy

 

pop of color, use a bright eyeliner on your lower lash line, or even on your upper lash line if you

 

are feeling extra bold. Lavender or teal ones are my favorites for spring.

If you would rather play up your lips, opt for a bright lip gloss.I find that when dabbling in bright lip colors, wearing a gloss is easier to pull off then a bold liptick.

 

BY TERRY OMBRE VELOUTEE - Powder Eye Shadow, #9 Lavender Muffin, 1.5 g $40

Tarte LipSurgence lip gloss, true love, .27 oz $19




 Switch to a Cream Blush

 

Spring is all about that fresh, dewy skin.  For that reason I love to switch out my powder blushes for cream ones. They give the most beautiful natural flush, and you can easily build them up to get the desired color intensity.


My favorite ones are from the brand Stila, and they come in gorgeous colors, are paraben-free and have great staying power!



 

One thing that is amazing for achieving that dewy skin look is Highlighter


It is my personal favorite makeup product of all time and is perfect for that glowing appearance.

With a fan brush simply apply the highlighter of your choice on the tops of your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupids bow. To look extra radiant, add a little right above the arch of your eyebrow. Please remember, all is good in moderation. 

One of the most popular highlighters is theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, .3 oz but if you want a more subtle glow, I also recommend the ambient lighting powders from Hourglass.



 

Mary­Lou manizer by the Balm $24.


My favorite part of spring is the inspiration of fresh life and all that comes with it; the dew in the grass, radiant glow and vibrant colors everywhere bringing excitement. It is the perfect time to  make some changes to your makeup routine. I hope these techniques will inspire you to try new  things, and...

                                                        Embrace the Season!



By Bethany Yackel

About Bethany: Bethany is a beauty blogger intern for Hanna Mazur Hair and Makeup Artist sharing her opinion on all things beauty.

You can learn more about Bethany on her You Tube Chanel.




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