Enchanted Bride

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/20/2012 8:20:00 AM


Rising Star Ariel Griglin has had an interest in conducting photo shoots ever since she was a student at Paul Mitchell The School—Chicago, when she remembers producing a shoot for a NAHA student submission. After graduating in 2011, she wanted to find a creative way to continue this interest, so she started a club with 20 other future professionals, called the Paul Mitchell the School Photo Session Club. Initiated in November 2011, the group of future professionals have teamed up with renowned beauty photographer Jean Sweet, and started meeting one to two times per month for an hour to discuss photo shoot concepts. When the club gets closer to their scheduled shoots, they meet once a week for an hour.

“In the meetings everyone is broken off into four committees (production, fashion, hair and make-up) and each committee is required to take control of that portion of the project, ” she says. “My favorite part is definitely seeing how excited everyone gets, as well as the creativity that’s brought out.” In February, the group got together to do a shoot on a general concept of “nature.”

Recently Griglin was invited to be on the team of hair stylists for an editorial shoot called "Enchanted Brides." For this editorial hair story, Photographer Jean Sweet (also the Art Director for the shoot) chose three fairy tale characters: the Evil Queen of Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel to be styled in bridal. Griglin was given the chance to create the hair for the Evil Queen in which she executed the hair style with a wire form base underneath a blend of the model's own hair and extensions detailed with multi-textural braids, waves and curls.

Watch the video for the step-by-step on how to recreate this style!

Photo Credits:
Photography & Art Direction: Jean Sweet
Hair styling: Ariel Griglin
Fashion Styling & Set Design: Jennifer Lynn
Fashion Designs: Constance McCardle
Make-up: Ashley Vest
Hair Pieces Courtesy of Pure Kharma Virgin Remy






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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Chicago  |  February, 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Lauren - You did a great job on this piece - and I like how you included the video. Ariel is very talented with enthusiasm and dedication. I love photographing her work.

Sherri Jessee    
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Bristol, VA  |  February, 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Awesome work, team! Love your work, Jean Sweet!

Sherri Jessee    
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Bristol, VA  |  February, 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Awesome work, team! Jean Sweet, I love your work!

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Charlotte NC  |  February, 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

YES!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks 4 this vid.

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