Monday, January 26, 2015

The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards

                                    Morgan and Matt Walsh

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing hair and 
makeup for Morgan Walsh who was
attending the event with her husband, Matt. 
Matt, who plays Mike McLintock on the HBO 
series, Veep, was nominated along with his 
cast members for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Valley Glen's Own Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup Wins a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award® 2015

Valley Glen, CA – January 26, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 for Beauty in Valley Glen

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. 

"It's always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry." 

As a Couples' Choice Awards® winner, Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad. 

Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup is proud to be one of the top Beauty in Valley Glen in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015. 

For more information about Betsy diFrancesca Hair and Makeup, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards®, please visit

About WeddingWire
WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

BEAUTYCOUNTER...products that are gentle, effective and safe

Every once in awhile I'm given some new products to try, usually it's a makeup line but this time
it was a skin care line that is soon to carry it's own makeup line. BEAUTYCOUNTER , is the first
to have a unique ingredient selection process. They eliminate over a thousand commonly used ingredients right off the bat because of concerns about their effects on people's long-term health. 
They have created a line of luxurious skin-care products that are not only free of parabens but also free of other toxins. The company won't put anything in it's products that hasn't been tested, and it bans 1,500 plus  contested chemicals. You can learn more about the company and shop for their products by going to their website,

The Products that I'm using (and loving!):
This is so gentle yet it removes waterproof eye makeup!  I use it with my Clarisonic Mia Brush.

Routine Clean Cream Cleanser, $22

The Perfect day cream. Can be used under or over your sunscreen.
Everyday AM Hydrating Cream, $22     

RoseWater, $32

Spray this on as a makeup setter ( is that a word?) or right before you put on your Everyday Moisturizer. 


Lip Sheer in Coral, $28
This Color lipstick is perfect for my bridal clientele.  Plus, it doesn't dry out your lips.  I like to put my own Super Gloss in Super Nectar over it.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stuff I've been doing.....

               Kris  and Elle got married at the M Hotel in Las Vegas.  Ella Gagiano Photography
                                 Melissa and Jeremy at Union Station. Brandon Wong Photography
                                            Ti and her mom, Tita on the beach in Malibu.
                                     Jasmine and Liam in Ithaca, NY. Photo by Amelia Burns
                           Denise and Mark at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Photography by Charise
                                                  Irene and Brandon in Lake Arrowhead.
                                      Colleen and Donny at the Nixon Library. A & L Photo

Friday, June 21, 2013

From Wedding to Pregnancy to New Baby!

In April of 2010, I first met Ana at the trial run I did for her June 2010 wedding. She brought her dog, Sawyer who I fell in love with instantly. He set a nice, relaxed atmosphere and it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I had a great time doing her wedding at her lovely house in Beverly Hills. Two years later, Ana recommended me to her friend Sylviya to do her wedding. Then, when Ana became pregnant, Ana called me to do her pregnancy photos and again to do her photos once Evan was born. Here are the photos from each event ( minus the trial run).
                                                                                                    Ana's wedding, June 2010

                                                                     Silviya's wedding with Ana as Matron of Honor, May 2012

                                                                           Ana and Mike, January 2013

          Sawyer, Ana & Mike                                                                                                                                                      
Ana, Mike and Evan, February, 2013. Bottom 3 photos by Lori Dorman

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Advantages of Booking Your Trial Run With Me

Once you’ve selected your gown, it’s time to start thinking about hair and makeup. You might want to put a file together of various looks that you’d like to try, keeping in mind your hair length and texture. I suggest we meet to discuss these looks and do a trial run.
In terms of makeup, the questions I ask brides are:
1. What time of day is your ceremony?
2. Is it indoors or outdoors? 
3. What colors do you prefer? 
4. Do you think you’d like a natural look or something a little more
After each look is completed, I take digital photos that I print for you so that you can decide what you like or don’t like. This also gives you an idea of how the look photographs which is especially helpful for those of you who don’t regularly wear much makeup. We can talk about any changes and I’ll know how much time to allow and plan accordingly.  The trial run usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours.  I hold them at my house where there's great, natural light and plenty of room.The rate for the trial run is $175. Call  or email me to schedule your trial run today, 818-786-0422 or

Here are some recent before and afters  of trial runs I've done recently:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The New French Manicure

Stephanie Stone, Nail Stylist
                       On May1st, I attended the Urban Unveiled Bridal Show at the gorgeous Vibiana,
                       presented by California Wedding Day magazine. On the way out I was given a 
                       copy of the magazine and came upon a piece entitled, "The New French Manicure"
                       with this beautiful picture of the look by nail stylist, Stephanie Stone of Nailing
                       Hollywood Management, Inc. She says, " A nude to white ombre nail is chic yet               
                       simplistic enough  to complement your wedding ring without outshining it."  A-men
                       I say to that! Hopefully this will put an end to the squared off and harsh lines of the         
                       ubiquitous, current French manicures.