I’m Traci Morby, a hairstylist and makeup artist from Kansas City. Beauty is my passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my career. In the salon I specialize in color and extensions. My favorite color techniques include hair painting and balayage. After searching for a hair extension method that I love, I found Natural Beaded Rows. This is an amazing method for hair extensions. There is no tape, glue, or braids. My true passion is weddings. There is nothing better than working together with a bride to create the perfect look on her wedding day.
On the weekend I spend my time on location working with brides and bridal parties. I do hair and makeup for the big day. I do a wide range of styles, from old hollywood waves to a romantic updo. For makeup I prefer to use airbrush makeup for the wedding party. It goes on flawless and lasts 18hours. It looks amazing in photos and is stress free as it doesn’t require any touch ups throughout the day.
Wedding Advice from Traci Morby:
Cold winter months are hard on your hair. To keep your hair wedding ready, you will need a routine. I recommend regular salon visits to trim the ends and weekly conditioning treatments at home to all of my brides. Keep in mind that using hot water can cause hair to loose moisture, so try to rinse with cooler water during the winter.
We all know the summer sun can be hard on our skin. Most people don’t realize our hair also needs protected. Look to purchase hair products that protect against UVA and UVB rays. The sun’s rays can cause your hair color to fade faster and steal moisture from your hair.
Even through the wedding will only last a day, the pictures from that day will last a lifetime. Looking your absolute best is crucial. Even if you think you can handle your own hair and makeup, I still suggest hiring a professional. Someone who specializes in wedding hair will know how to get the exact look you want and make it last all day. Makeup needs to be beautiful in person and photograph well. Plus, being pampered and having one less thing to worry about will be well worth it!
The morning of your wedding should be fun and relaxed. The planning is done and the day is finally here! Enjoy your time with your girl friends getting dolled up and ready for the biggest moment of your life. Don’t let yourself stress at this point, whatever is going to happen is going to happen. All that matters at the end of the day is that you have married the man of your dreams. So, crank some tunes and enjoy the company of your best friends and family. You want to be able to look back at the entire day and have only good memories.