Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lights, Camera... PHOTOS!

Unless you're a model, nothing is more stressful than a photo session. Figuring out how to style your hair, what to wear and most of all...how to get through it with a smile on your face is a challenge. 

Even the entry is posh and comfortable.. so much better than a typical studio.
Thankfully, there's something new near Music City that puts an end to the worry, hassle and expense of a top quality photo shoot. The incredibly glamorous Parlour 3 cosmetic boutique and salon has built quite a reputation since it's inception 2 years ago. There was an instant following due to owner Melissa Schleicher 's credentials (yep, she is THE person responsible for Carrie Underwood's flawless onstage and press appearances). 

Parlour 3 owner and noted makeup/hair expert Melissa with her top client.
This hopping store and salon is beauty central for everyone from brides to those wanting a professional makeup and/or hairstyle before a big night out. With their crafted approach, flaws disappear and complexions glow. They've now taken that expertise and teamed up with gifted photographer, Kristy Belcher to create a one-stop-shop for seriously fabulous photos in a snap.

Top lines like Too Faced are easy to browse close to the shooting space. Easy and entertaining! 
The entire process is streamlined. Stylish hair/makeup from a member of Melissa's trained Parlour 3 staff is followed by a quick shoot -- all in a relaxed but lively environment. For a total cost of only $450, you get a disc of dozens of photos thanks to Kristy's fast work. It's so affordable and simple, even men are signing up. I showed up with a random face rash and it was gone from view in seconds. Seriously

The application comes with expert advice on applying makeup... a valuable bonus. 
 Since the photo/styling sessions launched this week with sell out appointments, they're offering the shoot combo twice a month for a limited time. Leave looking great with a slew of varied shots (bring fave outfits or choose a new one at Stacey Rhodes next door) to use for everything from a press release/biz card headshot to a frame-worthy portrait.  I love the setup, the vibe and the pics. Trust me, this is a deal you don't want to miss...

I was so pleased with the polished look, I'm headed back for a bit of glam help CMA week; can't wait to share the details. Hope to see you there!