Christy Johnson reviews one of Albuquerque’s newest venues- Romanza Falls. See what she rated it…

Q:  As a professional hair and makeup artist who has styled in a large number 12435671089of venues across the state, what are your first impressions of the new Romanza Falls Event Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

C. Johnson:  The Bridal Suite at the Romanza Falls event venue is perfect for hair and makeup- particularly because of all of the natural lighting. It is so difficult to find bridal suites or getting ready spaces that have adequate natural lighting which is absolutely key to having a good makeup application. It doesn’t matter how many lights you bring in, it will never compare with good sunlight. This particular bridal suite is filled with windows and is absolutely beautiful! Also, because it is a big open space we can bring in our kit and makeup chair but it will still be comfortable for everyone to hang out it. It really is ideal for getting ready. It is probably the best bridal suite I have seen in town.

Q: What would you say about the style and presentation of the venue?

C. Johnson: I think it was clean, which is nice. It is modern, which is nice. I think the waterfall is peaceful and relaxing which is REALLY nice for a bride on the morning of her wedding because, lets be honest- that can be a stressful time. So there’s nothing I can really say that would make it any better.

Q: How many stars would you rate this new venue from first impression?

C. Johnson: 10 stars! We look forward to working our first event in that gorgeous suite.

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Just a girl and her motorcycle: Riding thousands of miles for thousands of women.

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C. Johnson Makeup had the great pleasure of doing hair and makeup for a very courageous traveler Lauren Trantham before her interview with KOB 4 and for this special shoot with the talented Lyndsey Garber.

 

Lauren is 6 weeks into a nearly 9 week ride that will take her 10,000 miles accross the country. Her journey is to spread awareness and raise money to support survivors of sex trafficking in the US through the Rebecca Bendor initiative. We think Lauren is a exceptional role model who inspires strength and empowerment for women everywhere. As a company that is owned and operated by women, we give a huge nod to Lauren and her cause.

We love following her story and we encourage you to do the same. So far she has helped to raise $41k but still has two more weeks on her trek left. She will continue to photograph survivors, create awareness and host events throug the end of this 10k mile journey. If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause and learn more about the beauty behind the bike please go to Generosity.com. You can find more info on her project and follow her journey through all social media outlets via this handle: Ride My Road.

KOB 4 Interview: http://l.facebook.com/l.php…

Photo Credit: Lyndsey Garber Photography
Hair and Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup
Model: Lauren Trantham

5 Easy Tips To Prep For Wedding Day Hair an Makeup

Every bride has high expectations for their wedding day, as they should. There is a ton of effort and money that goes into the planning and execution of a party on this grand scale. Here are a few tips from the pro’s at C. Johnson Makeup to make sure your styling goes smoothly the day of the wedding:

  1. Prep Yourself- Arrive with clean, moisturized skin. Please put on Chapstick beforehand if needed. Hair should be clean & dry. Never arrive with wet hair unless your stylist has instructed you to do so. Also make sure brows are groomed. Timelines the day of the wedding typically do not allow for these tedious details to be tended to. So be prepared in advance.
  2. Allergies- It’s very important to alert your artist of any potential skin or scalp sensitivities or allergies BEFORE the wedding day. This will allow your stylist the opportunity bring products to accommodate sensitive skin and allergies. If you have a product you use strictly, bring it for your application.
  3. Style Selections-  Each bridal party member should come prepared with one pre-selected hairstyle (photos are helpful). Makeup doesn’t have to be the same for each person, but it is ideal that it be in the same family of colors/styles. Keeping in mind the Bride gets final approval.
  4. The Basics- Please brush your teeth, use the restroom, & have breakfast or lunch prior to your makeup service. Eating in a makeup artists chair can cause major delays. Delegate tasks to others while getting your glam on for this special occasion. Trust us, your experience will be much more enjoyable if you take time to do the basics. No one wants to deal with a hangry wedding party.
  5. Timing- Make sure you and our wedding party stay on track with the schedule. For large wedding parties this is especially important. You don’t want to be the bridesmaid who throws a wrench in finely tuned wedding day timeline.

If you and your crew abide by these five easy tips, EVERYONE involved will live happily ever after.