Captivating Beauty wins Weddingwire Couples Choice Awards

Boudoir Photoshoots in Brainerd MNBrainerd’s Own Captivating Beauty Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016 from Brainerd, MN. WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Captivating Beauty as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Beauty & Health – On Site Wedding Day Hair and Makeup in Brainerd

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

Beautiful Bride with Captivating-Beauty at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MNWhile many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Captivating Beauty. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as {Enter Your Business Name} who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

1R5E2594As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Captivating Beauty is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

Captivating Beauty is proud to be one of the top Beauty & Health in Brainerd, MN in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.                 

For more information about Captivating Beauty, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at






Captivating Beauty Advanced Makeup Training

captivating Beauty Airbrush makeup in brainer mnWe had such a fun and educational day yesterday. A makeup artist came up from the cities and did some training with our team. We love furthering our education. Our Captivating-Beauty team is amazing  – we have some of the nicest ladies around who are experts in their field…they are located in Mpls, St. Cloud and the surrounding areas……

captivating beauty wedding makeup

Here are a few snapshots with no filter or editing…. I wished we would have taken more………………

captivating beauty prom makeup


Are your Eyebrows Sparse?



brained lakes beautiful browsWe’ve all seen some pretty crazy brows..haven’t we? Either pencil thin, too high, too low, weird shaped, you name it we’ve seen it:) I wanted to post some pictures, but that would be mean, so we will have to use our imaginations for the bad brows:)

sophia loren brows

Sophia Loren she was and is quite the beautiful lady. Loving her brows.

My little pet peeve are pencil thin brows which always seem to age a person. If you desire to look little bit younger grow out those brows of yours – it really does make a difference.  If you are young please don’t over tweeze – one day you will regret it.

Anyone with a hypo-thyroid knows that the last 1/3 of their brows are pretty much non-existent – I’m speaking from experience and for a lady who loves thick brows that was a little tough. Thankfully I’ve found an amazing eyebrow serum that works. I use the same product for my eyelashes and I get compliments all the time of how amazing my eyelashes look.

marlyn monore brows

Marilyn Monroe was and still is an Icon! Right now we are focusing on her brows. They are nice and full plus filled in. If you’ve never filled in your brows give it a try and see what you think, or better yet ask someone else. We are so used to a certain way of doing things that we sometimes can’t even see what looks good.

So if you have thinning eyebrows, or have a few little gaps try this serum and fill in your brows with a brow gel.



Credits: listotic,nhu-imagen, lolobu,wookmark

How To Prep for Wedding Day Hair and Makeup!

wedding day hair and makeup prepHow To Prep for Wedding Day Hair and Makeup are one of the main questions we commonly hear from brides in the Brainerd Lakes area?

To be well prepared we ask that you come with a button up white shirt and day old hair if possible.

wedding day hair and makeup prepIf you need to wash the day of that’s alright just put some mousse or gel in your beautiful locks after you wash to give your hair a little extra holding power. Then make sure you dry your hair completely as this is key in weatherproofing your hair.

wedding day hair and makeup prepFor your skin – wash and cleanse with the recommended products leading up to the big day for that glow we all long for. The day of the wedding cleanse your skin only and do it well.

wedding day hair and makeup prepMake sure all of your makeup is removed thoroughly and do not use any products at all on your skin. Our experts will apply what they need to help your look last all day and well into the night.

Make sure your bridesmaids follow the same guidlines

captivating-beauty brideHere is our beautiful bride…We will be posting more pictures later so stay tuned..


Photography: Forever Yours Wedding Photography

Venue: Pine Peaks Retreat & Event Center

Wedding Day Hair & Airbrush Makeup: Captivating-Beauty

Boudoir Photography in Brainerd MN

boudoir wedding photos

Yes, Captivating Beauty does do more then just wedding day hair and makeup….we help prep the brides for Boudoir photos in the Brainerd Lakes Region!

This bride wanted to surprise her husband-to-be with a few Boudoir photos on their wedding day. We can dare say he was not disappointed…

jordyn boudoirThis young bride-to-be planned it out so perfectly by having her wedding day hair and makeup trial run with the team of Captivating-Beauty from Brainerd MN  and immediately following had her Boudoir photos.

jordyn boudoir 2She was so happy with her pictures….

jordyn boudoir 1

This bride desired a very natural look, but just a little more enhanced.. we did exactly what she desired..

Here is her review of Captivating-Beauty on weddingwire:

“These two lovely ladies are so fun and very good at what they do. I felt confident in the result and they welcomed my critiques to help create exactly what I wanted. It was such a fun experience and I felt very comfortable with them.” 

We have preferred photographers we can recommend…all you need to do is ask…we are here to help.


Captivating- Beauty – Brainerd Lakes leading airbrush makeup and wedding updo experts.

Tracy & Jenn – Licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist