I asked Ashley to speak at Wifey for Life because she is truly passionate about hair and educating brides on what styles work for their hair color, length, texture and wedding gown. She also provides education on how to care for your hair not only on the wedding day but in the months leading up to it. Her education extends beyond the brides as she also personally vets each artist and provides training so that brides can book with confidence and the artists are confident in their abilities.
Her spirit of giving back through education, encouragement and confidence building are what make Ashley perfect for Wifey for Life. Read on to learn more about Ashley and Beauty Entourage.
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My name is Ashley Stone. I am a hair stylist and Founder of Beauty Entourage, a traveling hair and make up company. I have a love for the art of what I do. Creating is a passion for me. I also love the feeling of making someone’s day. I believe the services we provide can have a major positive impact on someone’s confidence and that is powerful. An interesting fact about me is, I hated my own hair and make up for my wedding. It is one of the reasons why I started my company 10 years ago at the age of 20. Another interesting fact, I am very competitive. I compete nationally in hair shows. One of which was a reality show that aired on the Oxygen Network. I can create hair that literally stands 3 feet tall!
Who or what do you look to for inspiration?
Fashion is a big pull for inspiration for me. Avant Garde and Couture are obsessions of mine. I also, can see a dress and envision an entire hair and make up look to go with it.
You want your products to inspire?
I’m inspired everyday by my clients. I hope to return the favor. Building a women’s confidence and enhancing her own beauty can make her unstoppable. Fearless even. I want my business to inspire women to withold all of those assets. Whether it is as an artist within our team or as a client in our chair, building confidence is important to me.
Why your business? Why should brides work with you?
Beauty Entourage is comprised of truly passionate artists. With that passion comes the ornate attention to detail in everything we do. From the booking process to the beauty prep leading up to your appointment, to the service you receive on one of the most important days of your life. Weddings and grouped parties is what we specialize in.
To you, what is the most important detail a couple should incorporate into their wedding day?
I say this as a recent bride again myself. (10 year vow renewal) A photographer that documents the day. Odd, to make this recommendation when I do hair and make up, right? The day goes by so fast. Before you know it, all you have are the photos to look back on to remember it. A great photographer can capture every detail and make you relive the moments again and again.
Traditional posing photos are great but, don’t overkill it. The best photos are the ones that capture the unplanned moments, the candid moments, and the heartfelt moments. Of course, I would also recommend a fantastic hair and make up team ;) . When looking back on those photos you should love what you see. A radiant and enhanced version of you.