We Are Expanding to Northern MN Walker, Bemidji, Laporte, Nevis

We are so excited!. We are expanding our On Site Wedding Hair and Makeup to New locations in Northern MN:  Bemidji, Walker, Laporte, Hackensack, Nevis and Grand Rapids MN.

One of our team members who specializes in bridal hair and airbrush makeup is moving to Walker MN permanently. This will help our brides save money on mileage and travel, and help us cover more territory.  She has a team of hair and makeup artists ready to travel to our brides. She also has a bride featured in the July’s Special edition of Central Brides Magazine. 

There are so many wedding venues in the area: Chase on the Lake, Camp Bliss, Fire Fly Even Barn, Blue Water Lodge Itasca State Park and so many more. Walker is pretty central to most of the Northern wedding venues.

Our team loves to travel and they love doing bridal hair and makeup. We are already booking up for the 2018 wedding season. Please contact us here if you have any questions.


Warm Regards

The Team of Captivating Beauty

How to Prepare your Hair for the Trial Run & Wedding Day

How to prepare your hair for your big day. This also includes bridesmaids hair. We’ve been asked these questions so many times so thought it was time to answer them and send them to all our future brides before their big day. It helps you and helps us:)

  1. Wash and condition your hair the night before your trial run. Day old hair is the best to work with. If your hair tends to get oily, stringy or greasy please wash the day of…
  2. Don’t use shampoos or conditioners with silicones. Silicones make your hair slippery and weighed down. Not the best thing for bridal hairstyles and updos. We need a little texture to give you the best results. You should apply or use a product that will give your hair texture and body. ( btw professional shampoos/conditioners make a world of difference)
  3. Please don’t use any hair serums or smoothing oils and creams. Again, this will weigh your hair down. If you desire long lasting curls, volume and teasing that last all day…..stay away from these products.
  4. Do not wear any elastics, scrunchies or hair clips the night before or the day of your appt. Those little indents can make it difficult for hair styling.
  5. Please don’t flat iron your hair the day of your appt or the night before.
  6. If you plan on using hair extensions on your wedding day – please bring them with you or have them in for your trial run.  Make sure they are clean, dry and brushed. Please Remember it cost extra for hair extension placement.
  7. If you don’t have thick or textured hair think about putting some hair extensions in and especially if the style you are wanting for your wedding requires thick voluminous hair. 
  8. Please bring your veil or head piece with you for your trial run
  9. Make sure your hair is dry before your in the chair other wise there is an up charge:)
  10. Please let us know if anyone has extra long or thick hair…this helps in our scheduling the correct time frame
  11. Please send pictures of yourself and the bridal hair styles you are thinking of for your wedding

Credits: stylefashionista,junebugweddings

Fall Wedding in Brainerd with Tim Larsen Photography

Beautiful Fall Wedding in Brainerd MN

What a Fall wedding we had in the Brainerd Lakes Area..it was unseasonably warm…70 degrees…can you believe it? It was a gorgeous day and perfect for a wedding! Our bride traveled from New York to our neck of the woods to get married. She chose such a beautiful countryside “estate” as you will see from a few of the pictures below. It’s funny how you can live in the area for years and never really know what beauty surrounds you. This is another part of my “job” that I love. We get to visit all these beautiful places that we didn’t even know exist.

When we drove up the long drive way we were so impressed. It was such a unique and special place for a wedding. We couldn’t wait to take a peak inside the venue when we finished with our bride and wedding party. We were not disappointed it was amazing. Bloom Designs out did herself…simply stunning.

We Started Bright and Early  

Our team gathered bright and early to get Grace and her wedding party ready for her special day.  Grace chose a natural makeup look but a little more enhanced. She looked so stunning. I’d say she accomplished that and more. Most of them went with a half up/half down updo for their bridesmaids hair. The best part of all – these women were beautiful inside and out.

We honestly love what we do..we love our brides and love being a small part of their special day!

Thank the Lord for wonderful wedding photographers. We’ve worked with Tim Larsen photography on many occasions and I’m always so thrilled to see “our” bride..He never disappoints…we love these photos..

I have to say I love our team at Captivating Beauty. We all have so much fun with “our” brides and wedding party…

Her wedding colors were breathtaking…Bloom Designs created these exquisite bouquets..and decorated “the barn” that was fit for a queen…..so beautiful…

Thank you to Tim  for the photos that showcase how beautiful our bride was….

Wedding Photographer – Tim Larsen Photography

Wedding Flowers/Event Planning – Bloom Designs

Wedding Hair and Airbrush Makeup – Captivating Beauty

Airbrush Makeup for Weddings in Brainerd MN

bridal makeup in brainerd mnThis year has been different then our last few years of doing bridal makeup and hair in the Brainerd Lakes. For starters we’ve more then doubled our brides (which we’ve loved) and we’ve had a lot more trial runs for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride & groom. It’s been so much fun and everyone has loved to be pampered.airbrush-makeup-in-brainerd-mn-with-bride-at-grandview-lodgeEveryone knows airbrush makeup provides a flawless look for pictures, which is why it is one of our most popular wedding services. 

We provide a customized timeless look that fits your unique style. Please keep in mind we are stressing timeless and classic. Trendy makeup colors and styles will date your wedding pictures like none other in the following months and years to come. Do you remember looking at all the old photos from your aunts and uncles wedding…those were the days:)

Our job as makeup artists are to play up your best features. Personally eyes are my favorite feature to play up and help make those baby blues pop…or green….or brown…or hazel… I’ve had more compliments from brides on how much they love their eyes. We are even doing a a few makeup classes for some of our brides and their bridal party because they loved their wedding makeup and especially their eyes.….

Developing the right look for you will consist of finding out the colors of the wedding, bridesmaid dresses and flowers. We steer away from colors that will clash with your wedding colors…and use color palates that will flow together and compliment the bride to the fullest.  


Your look will be perfectly planned from lips to lashes.

Typically brides plan 1 1/2 hrs for their trial runs.


We also can conceal little blemishes with our airbrush machine..it works perfectly…

Love is Such a Beautiful Thing

We just loving sharing videos of our brides…they are so touching …and moving. I forget what movie this came quote came from..”beauty moves me to tears.” Yes, this brought me to tears…

Love is such a beautiful thing

Grandview Lodge in Nisswa MN is host to many weddings in the Brainerd Lakes area…we have been privileged to work with quite a few brides in the past few years and love it their…

Tim Larsen is a favorite wedding photographer among MN Brides….