THE PMA REPORT | 2014 Oscars Beauty

By Camille Goldston
PMA Associate Artist + Celebrity Correspondent

The stars were shining bright at last night’s Oscars, and as I was watching them on the Red Carpet I noticed 3 major beauty trends.

Side Swept Hair
Idina Manzel wore her hair sleek & straight while Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson & Cate Blanchett had a more old Hollywood glamour approach with side swept curls.

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Deep Lip
Earlier in awards season we saw lots of bright reds & pops of orange but this time around stars like Kerry Washington, Margot Robbie & Khloe Kardashian opted for deep, dark shades of plum & cherry.

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Soft Curled Updo
A few celebs did admit to last minute hair changes due to the rain but Olivia Wilde & Camilla
Alves looked stunning with soft & textured low buns.


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Top Look of the Night
I totally gushed over Maria Menounos, from head to toe she looked right on point! Her modern
take on a braid ( Yes, I admit I love a braid!) to her sultry smokey eye she looked like a Greek
goddess. Kudos Maria!

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Special Note
Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews won Best Makeup & Hairstyling for their work on Dallas Buyers
Club. Congratulations, ladies!!

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There were many more stars looking gorgeous on the Red Carpet, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of these trends this year with our brides. Who were your favorites from last night? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below who made your Best Oscars Beauty list.

In beauty and kindness,


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Why I love being a Makeup Artist!

Melissa Hoffmann
by Melissa Hoffmann
PMA Associate + Industry News Correspondent

One of the things I get asked the most by so many of my clients is if I love my job. Being a makeup artist is fun and so rewarding, and I’m so lucky to be able to have my passion be my career. Here are the top 10 reasons why I love being a makeup artist.

1. I have the best clients! My clients are all amazing women. They are strong, successful, beautiful, and sweet. They are women that I connect with right away, and it feels like we have been friends forever. It really makes my job fun when the people I work with feel like friends.
2. I’m doing something I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’ve always loved beauty, and have been giving people makeovers my whole life. I used to play with makeup (and had my own play makeup) when I was young, and really started experimenting with my own makeup since I was officially allowed to wear it in 7th grade. I’m lucky that my mom would always do her own makeup, and was my role model to be the artist I am today.
3. I love having a flexible schedule. I used to work a traditional Monday through Friday 9-5 job and it just didn’t suit me. I love being able to work when I want to work, and take time off when I need to without having to get someone’s approval. And yes, during wedding season it’s a little hard that I am working every weekend, but since most of my friends are entrepreneurs, artists or wedding vendors, we all seem to have the same time off, so it works out in the end.
4. It is such an honor to be asked to be a part of someone’s very special day. I love working with brides and making them feel pampered and beautiful on their special day. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to witness the joy a woman feels on her wedding day.
5. I get to work with friends every day. I work with amazing vendors and artists, and it really makes the day so fun when we collaborate together and create a beautiful experience for a wedding, or some beautiful art.
6. I can be creative and get to play dress up with my clients. I loved playing with dolls and Barbies when I was young, and to be able to still do that with my clients is pretty cool, and really fun. When I was in the 9-5 world, I longed to do something artistic, and would try my hardest to find ways to make my sales job more creative. I couldn’t find fulfillment in it, but now my imaginative desires are filled.
7. Emotion! My favorite part of doing someone’s hair and makeup is seeing her reaction when she looks in the mirror after I’m done. I love being able to make someone feel gorgeous, whether it’s for their wedding day, a photo shoot or a fun event. I’ve gotten tears, shrieks of delight, hugs, bows of worship, and huge smiles to name just a few of the reactions at the end of a session. There is nothing that feels as good as making a woman feel good about herself.
8. My work takes me to amazing locations. I’ve been to some really incredible wedding venues, wineries, and locations that I might not have known about or gotten to see. I can’t wait to see where this year takes me.
9. The photos. I love seeing the end result of my work. Whether it’s a simple photo shoot or a wedding, it’s so rewarding to see my hard work captured forever in a print. Being a part of something creative and beautiful and having that tangible reminder is priceless.
10. Being a part of PMA. It is such an honor and blessing to be a part of PMA, and to call these wonderful women my friends. I’ve been working with PMA for almost 3 years now, and have seen myself grow as an artist, a team player and a business woman. Being a makeup artist can be very isolating, and I am so grateful to have these women for their support and friendship.

In kindness and love,


THE PMA REPORT | Celebrity Beauty

By Camille Goldston
PMA Associate Artist + Celebrity Correspondent

The 2014 award season has officially begun, with People’s Choice & the Golden Globes fresh in our minds we are taking a look at some of the best beauty trends the celebs wore out on the red carpets.

Sleek & Sexy Hair
Sleek & sexy was all over the red carpets but 2 celebs that rocked it just right are Reese Witherspoon & Jessica Alba. Both have dramatically different hair styles but look sleek & chic.
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Intricate Braides
Braids hit the scene full force last year & I’m happy to report they are here to stay but the updated version is  intricate, smaller & multiple braids. Before Jennifer Lawrence shed her locks she wore this romantic braid at the Peolpe’s Choice while Amy Adams added softness to her American Hustle inspired look.

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Red Lips
Weather it’s Dior, Giorgio Armani or Nars these stars brilliantly wore deep hues of red to make the statement lip a top trend on the red carpet.

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Bold Brows
We are loving the bold brow! Mila Kuntz whent for a sultry eye while Sophia Vergara & Margo Robbie both had fresh & natural approach to their makeup all three wore perfectly framing brows.

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You Be The Judge
This Geanie inspired high pony braid was worn by Heidi Klum at the People’s Choice awards & Fergie bringing in the new year. Is this a look that’s hear to stay? We’ll let you be the judge!
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Celebrity photo credit : Getty Images

Celeb Reality News
We are happy to report our friend Dina Manzo has confirmed her return to Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey after being away for 3 seasons. Stating “It felt right” the cast has already started filming its 6th season.

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Photo credit: Gustavo Fernandez


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