Oh what a stylish wedding!!

Amanda has to be one of the most stylish brides we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her gown had us in awe & the hair we did couldn’t have been more complimentary to her chic style; it was just right for showing off her stunning earrings. She was such a lovely bride, what an addition to our portfolio!

Blue Rose Photography – the incredible talent behind the camera, making these amazing photos possible.

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Hair & Makeup for Rocky Mountain Bride V2 New Mexico

Linens & Rentals Classic Party Rentals|Invitation Suite Letterpress Made|Bride & Bridesmaid’s Dress BHLDN|Jewelry Taos Mountain Gallery|Calligraphy Silver Swirl Studios|Floral Design Renegade Floral|Design & Planning Alena Swanson LLC|Venue El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa – A Heritage Resorts and Hotels Property|Menswear Macy’s|Photo & Video Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography|Sweet El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa – A Heritage Resorts and Hotels Property|Veil Emma & Grace Bridal Studio|Favor Wanderer Boutique|Models Real couples: Michael & Mariela,  Logan & Lauren

Not Your Mama’s Maternity Session: Dark & Sultry Makeup

If I’m honest, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept for this styled shoot because I have become so accustomed to descriptions like “light”, “airy”, “soft”, “pretty”, & “romantic” when being briefed on the look & feel for 99.9999% of all maternity sessions. So while I was excited to do something new, Breanna (Blooming Images) had to really coax me along; “A little darker lipstick, Christy… come on… daaaaarker”. & boy, am I thrilled with the results! I love it & I love that it is different than what I’ve always done for maternity photos. As for hair, I wanted to showcase the makeup, the florals by Stephanie Yardman, & Cameron’s gorgeous face, so I decided to put her hair up high & leave it sort of casual & effortless.

Photos by Blooming Images

Florals by Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Makeup & Hair by C. Johnson Makeup

Thank you to this beautiful mama; Cameron Storie

Located in Northern New Mexico

Makeup Addicts Annonymous

Girls- let’s face it. We are OBSESSED. And if we are honest- it’s not going to stop. There’s so many techniques and different ways to do it. It’s ALWAYS on our mind. There are so many places to get it. And when it’s good, it’s REALLY good…

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S. Strine Photography

If you too are suffering from a makeup addiction, then…. Come sit by us! In fact, if you are currently spending hours with your girlfriends watching YouTube makeup tutorials, consider doing a private small group tutorial with C.Johnson Makeup!

 

Having a makeup artist demonstrate techniques in front of you might be just what you and your girlfriends need to help breath some new life into your current beauty regimen.

If you are curious about learning how to achieve a certain look, or how to use a specific product, or want to know what all those different brush options are for, the beauty team at C.Johnson Makeup can DEFINITELY help you with that!

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Kayla Kitts Photography

E-mail us anytime at Christy@cjohnsonmakeup.com to inquire about setting up a private tutorial.

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Kayla Kitts Photography

Why Professional Hair and Makeup Sessions are the Best Gifts of All Time

There are several momentous occasions throughout life. Looking back, how grateful would you have been to go through a few of them with a professional beauty team in your corner?

Awkward high school years would have been a walk in the park.

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Hair and Makeup by C.Johnson Makeup. Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

Well keep this in mind the next time you or someone you love is celebrating life’s accolades- and consider giving the gift of professional hair and makeup.

Graduates will feel like the world is their oyster.

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Hair and Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Photo by Jacqueline Vega

Brides will take everyone’s breath away.

Future mama’s will glow for maternity photos.

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Hair and Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

Business owners will look like a million bucks.

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Hair and Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Photo by Falling Star Photography

The thing we love the most about our client’s reactions to styling, is how it makes them FEEL. Looking well put together, on a big day can put that extra pep in your step that you didn’t even know you needed. Stepping out of a makeup chair feeling beautiful is a guaranteed start to a great day.   Confidence is beautiful. It gives us great pride to see so many of our clients leaving with that special glow.

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Hair and Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Photo by Jacqueline Vega Photography

SO- next time there is a special occasion and you are stumped for what gift to buy, consider a professional hair and makeup session. It really is a beautiful gift.

Polished, sophisticated, and feminine. Perfect hair and makeup for the Hyatt Regency in downtown Albuquerque.

If you are a sophisticate bride with a love for contemporary style then you will probably be a huge fan of the sleek and modern, minimalistic remodel of the Hyatt Regency’s Downtown property. With a venue like this, hair and makeup become very important accentuations to the wedding look. For this styled shoot we wanted the hair to be sophisticated, but also light and feminine to match the feeling of the lace top on the brides two piece wedding dress. To accessorize the hair further, we paired a gold leaf headband with loose but clean curly tendrils which we weaved into a perfect bridal bun. The makeup is an enhancement to her natural beauty with a pop of a bolder shadow on her lids. This unique chapel is the perfect background for a modern bride who loves a polished look and really wants to shine on her wedding day.

Photo By: Blue Rose Photography

2016 in Review & 2017 Goal Setting

At C. Johnson Makeup our goal is to consistently improve our skills, services, packages, & overall customer service in order to stay at the peak of our industry. At the end of each year we evaluate our strengths & weaknesses in order to take steps to improve & grow for the following year. To reach our goals for 2017 we have made the following additions & improvements.

OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER

We have learned through client feedback & reviews that the biggest area of opportunity for C. Johnson Makeup in 2016 had been our communication & responsiveness via email & telephone. To remedy this, we hired office manager Krissy Bencomo in September. Krissy is professional, upbeat, & and loves to help. She has over 10 years of experience in customer services, events, & marketing. Since adding her to the team we have reached our goal of responding to client inquiries within 24 hours (or sooner) 100% of the time! Now, when you book with C. Johnson Makeup, you can not only count on Christy to provide an excellent beauty experience, you can rest assured that Krissy has your back for all your inquiries, booking, & scheduling needs.

TOUCH UP SERVICES NOW INCLUDED IN EVERY BRIDAL  MAKEUP & HAIR PACKAGE

One of our strongest assets has always been our attention to detail when it comes to schedule & timing. We take our client’s time very seriously & we hold a very high standard for punctuality & efficiency. To keep on top of our game in this regard, we experimented with wedding day getting ready timing & have decided to include extra time for touch-up services. Now, every bridal makeup schedule includes an additional 15 minutes at the end of the process, for final makeup & hair touch ups for the entire party. We have seen that this small adjustment adds a huge boost of confidence & reassurance that your entire group’s makeup & hair will be on point as you walk down the aisle.

STRESS-RELIEVING, AROMATHERAPY, HAND MASSAGE, OR SHOULDER MASSAGE

We now carry Aveda’s stress relief aromatherapy oil blend to use for aromatherapy, hand massage, or shoulder massage as part of our new Elite Bridal Experience Package.

NEW C. JOHNSON MAKEUP DRESS CODE FOR ALL STYLISTS & ASSISTANTS

In 2016, we also implemented a new dress code. Stylists and artists now arrive in matching attire & custom name badges for every appointment, making our team easily recognizable & more professional in appearance. We know you’ll be dressed to the nines on your wedding day; we should be too!

IMPROVEMENTS TO BRIDAL TOUCH UP KITS

We now offer a bigger range of full size makeup products as options to be added to the Bridal Touch Up Kits. Previously, we only carried full size lipsticks & lip liners; we now have full size waterproof mascara, concealer, & oil blotting powder (in addition to all the mini’s we’ve always offered).

THE LARGE GROUP PACKAGE IS NOW LARGER

Throughout 2016, we noticed that a majority of our brides who booked the large group package were still adding one additional makeup & hair style as an a la carte service. To streamline the booking process & make things easier for our clients we have added one hair & makeup service to this package.

THIS YEAR’S PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS

As benchmarks of our success, we love to look back on all the amazing projects we were able to be a part of & the accolades , media, & awards we received from those projects.

This year we were once again honored as winner of The Couple’s Choice Award by WeddingWire clients. Our work was featured on television, blogs, & print throughout 2016. Some of the more notable publications are; Femme Rebelle Magazine (print & online)an alternative fashion magazine based in the UK. We also made it in to print in magazines such as the New Mexico Wedding & Event Planner Magazine, Albuquerque the Magazine, The Perfect Wedding Guide, The Knot, & Rocky Mountain Bride, among others.