Reserve Your Wedding Date Quickly!

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We thought we should talk through the process of reserving your wedding date. First off we are so thankful to all the brides who contact us and for those that book. We have such a busy season ahead of us and couldn’t be more excited. We have already surpassed our bookings from last year. Yay!!!

We thought we should let all our potential brides know that even though they check with us and we’ve visited in length about locations, times, how many for hair and make up etc……we can not reserve your wedding date unless there is a deposit. We wish it could be different, but we really never know for sure if a bride is going to book unless they send their deposit. ( If someone says they are sending their deposit we honor that and book them, but the check needs to arrive within a week)

Some brides have waited months after our initial contact and then wanted to book but sorry to say it was too late as we were already booked solid for the day. If you are desiring to book with us please send your deposit and we can figure out all the details later….

Thank you for your understanding. We try to accommodate everyone and are very flexible. We absolutely love what we do which is to make our brides feel and look beautiful for their wedding day!

Our Captivating Beauty team is growing by leaps and bounds. We have teams in Mpls, St. Cloud, Little Falls, Duluth and the Brainerd Lakes Area. Plus we travel to other areas also.

We’ve made it very convenient to book with us. The brides can pay by paypal here, or mail a check.

btw….this is from our bridal shoot that we did a couple of weeks ago. We will be posting more soon..

Captivating-Beauty – Wedding Day Hair & Airbrush Makeup

Photographer – Sam Best Glumac





Why You Need Vitamin C for Your Skin!

why use vit c for your skin brainerd mn skincareIt is no secret that vitamin c has some incredible anti-aging benefits. Here are a few reasons why everyone can benefit from including vitamin C in your daily skincare routine:

1) Reduces wrinkle depth and repairs collagen: As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.

2) Brightens and tones tissue: Age spots are essentially sun damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.

3) Anti-Aging: Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Skin Script’s Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum also contains CoQ10, a powerful antioxidant that rejuvenates, revitalizes and strengthens collagen structure!

Make your day BEAUTIFUL!!!

Credits: dotcombride,

Does Your Skin Need Some Help?

beautiful skin for the brideEvery bride or for that matter every woman desires beautiful skin.Here are are few products that could help transform your skin. If you deal with enlarged pores like I do. This is kind of like a wonder drug for your skin. Your pores will definitely be refined and appear smaller if you use glycolic.

If your skin has the appearance of a orange peel and you would like to retexturize and resurface your skin. This is the go to product for you.

If you need to lighten pigmentation this is your go to product.

If you need help in removing surface wrinkles this is the product for you.

If you get break outs and would like to stop future breakouts this is the product for you.

Glycolic Acid comes in many forms from cleansers, toners, serums etc….

Some of my favorite products are the Skin Scripts Gycolic Cleanser and Gycolic and Retinol Pads. Even though this next product does not have Glycolic Acid, the Retinol 2% Scrub works amazing with the above cleanser.

You will have your very own mini esthetician right on hand with these products. See your skin transform right before your eyes. Mine did:).

As you can see all of us can use the power of Glycolic Acid.

Make your day Beautiful,


Credits: beautymovesmeweddinghairlocks

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……

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

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