Lavender and rose are two of the most soothing scents in nature. As the name of a salon, they suggest a special place to recharge and rejuvenate. Owner and stylist Lucy Garcia says that her inspiration for opening the salon was to encourage women to take time for themselves out of their busy routines.
"What personally inspired me, was the moment I realized I was so caught up in everyday anxieties and stress, that I did not notice my appearance, that my clothes and hair were outdated," Garcia said. "I then realized how important it is to all women, mothers, wives, employed or not it is to feel good, and essentially look good!"
Lavender + Rose is a space where women can be transformed into a beautiful version of themselves, for a special occasion in their lives.
"For example, their wedding, first or twelfth photo shoot, and/or a night out," Garcia said. "The service is not just about the makeup application, but the whole experience. The feel of coming into the studio, spending a good amount of time watching themselves transform into their ideal beauty dream! Having someone else do this for them, so it is as easy as showing up, and seeing themselves as others (the makeup artist) see them in their ultimate light."
Lavender + Rose offers all salon services as well as onsite wedding and events make up. The salon offers hair cuts, color, specialty styling like vintage hair styling and updos and makeup. The staff at Lavender + Rose are artists and the clients are their canvas.
"We love fashion colors and hand painted natural highlights," Garcia said "We also offer onsite wedding styling and on set hair and makeup for film and print. Our studio also doubles as a photo studio, we like to get creative and do themed or editorial type photo shoots, where all styling is done in studio."
The portfolio shows the process of wedding makeup as a kind of ritual of transformation, magically turning mundane places into something special and unique with the right makeup, hair and accessories. Beneath the artistry there is a strong layer of professionalism, and stylists are well versed in hair and makeup as well as the latest styles. Wedding makeup and hair doesn't just present a beautiful appearance, it will stay in place all day through a hectic round of activities.
Garcia and her stylists have done onsite styling for various events including weddings, pageants, family parties and even elopements. The salon also carries art and jewelry by local artists for a complete and indulgent beauty experience. As women have always known, the confidence that comes from looking your best can spill over into other areas of their lives. So even if your life is a mess but your hair is perfect, that may have to do. It may even be enough.