Monday, May 13, 2013

Summer!








I'm amazed at how fast this year is going by, wow! Getting ready for summer bridal season.





Best advice for our bridal clients - we recommend scheduling a trial session. This gives you the ultimate peace of mind when we arrive on the day of. All the kinks have been worked out ahead of time.. Best time to schedule girls night out, rehearsal dinner or engagement photos.







Makeup - if you have normal to oily skin and tend to sweat go with the airbrush foundation. The reason - it's lasts longer and requires minimal touch-ups. We use waterproof mascara and eyeliner so go ahead and cry if you want! It’s your day remember to breathe and enjoy the moments.







Emergency kits - should include pressed powder, lip gloss, lipstick or both. Blotting papers, tissue, bobby pins and a safety pin just in case. This can be carried in a pretty clutch.



Busy with

April –
CMA Backstage and Axs TV
People Magazine Shoot
Dodge Dart Commercial
Honolulu Weddings & Events


May –
Interviewed on the Stossel Show – I forget how much I love going to New York City so much energy. It's an exciting and vibrant place to visit. Times Square was a blast!

Teamster Convention working with Mr. Hoffa, always a pleasure.
Honolulu - Weddings & Events
Up for a few movies – fingers crossed
Lauren’s birthday Disneyland and Sunset Beach!
Teaching a Master Class in Las Vegas

Happy Mother's Day!



I’m going to start blogging about my favorite products. I thought since people always ask what’s in my makeup kit, I would share.



Be kind to yourself, take care of your skin and your health - do one healthy thing everyday :)







Although it’s not quite summer it sure feels like it. Stay beautiful and hydrated!



Love & Light ~ Wendy











Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here!

Spring is here ~ Spring is a miraculous experience. The world comes alive, it's filled with color and the delicious scents of greenery and flowers. As we step into spring it's time to refresh and renew our spirit. Time to stop and smell the flowers! Renew the excitement and zest for life that lives inside all of us.

My mantra for 2013 is to be present and in the moment..Enjoy the people in your life. They are precious and life goes by way too fast. On my journey of renewing spirit for beautiful awakenings this year!

Quick over view of happenings in 2013 -
Hawaii busy with weddings first week in January
Master Makeup Class in Chicago end of January
Red Carpet Event at Caesars Palace in February for Sports Illustrated
Master Makeup Class in January & February Las Vegas
March busy with weddings and events in Hawaii & Las Vegas
April – Top Chef Fashion Editorial Photo Shoot
May - Teaching a Master Makeup Class - Las Vegas



Live your dreams, do the things in life that bring you passion.. Follow your heart!


Love & Light Wendy

Monday, January 2, 2012


















It's 2012 today we open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to fill the empty pages ourselves. The book is called Opportunity..... Opportunity to fill your pages with your hopes, your ambitions, your dreams and desires. Today is New Year's Day, and today you begin filling your first chapter, so make each page count! I copied this from a friend’s Facebook post - I thought it was very fitting. A new year to start again. Studio W has some great new classes to offer this year - Special Effects, Body Painting and Portfolio Building!! We will be featuring some of the top industry professionals who will be sharing their talents and knowledge with our students. As we go into this new year what are your new year’s resolutions? Are you following your dreams and aspirations? How will you make an impact on the people around you? For me I’m blessed to be in a profession that I love and have a passion for. This keeps me inspired and on my journey - whether it’s making someone feel beautiful and special with the subtle nuance of doing their makeup or inspiring and motivating others!

As we go into this new year I look for new and fresh ideas on how to continue to give back to others going into this wonderful profession!

Cheers to a fabulous and beautiful new year!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer!!


It's that time of year again Summer; and Weddings are in full swing. Make a statement by creating a unique destination wedding in Hawaii. For all of your beauty needs Studio W is the top choice of brides, wedding planners, coordinators, videographers and photographers. Studio W is the preferred vendor for Hawaii’s top rated hotels to include; Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, The Outrigger Hotels, Aqua and Ilikai Hotels, Turtle Bay and Haiku Gardens

To inquire about our bridal beauty services call us at 808-371-8242 or visit us online www.studiowofhonolulu.com.

Studio W won the brides choice award in 2010 and 2011 from weddingwire.com and Martha Stewart for best hair and makeup services in Hawaii!

We look forward to working with you on your very special day!

Warmest Aloha,
Wendy

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Year of the Rabbit and Change

Last year was a time for change and new beginnings, so be it. 2011 started off with a bang we had a great turn out at the Honolulu Bridal Expo - we love our brides! I had the opportunity to work with one of the bands I love - The Goo Goo Dolls for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. The Hilton Hawaiian Village was a great place to people watch, if you’re a football fan. Lots of action there.















Studio W was hired to work on Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die project in Hawaii. Nice group thank you for this opportunity. Isn’t it always the case you’re traveling and you get called for a job. I was called to do makeup for Oprah’s magazine an editorial spread for the May issue in Hawaii, unfortunately I was on my way back to Los Angeles.




Speaking of LA - I had a nice stay with my friend in Santa Monica. Went to the reunion party with the cast and crew from Pacific Blue on the USA network. It was really nice catching up with old friends, no one missed a beat it was like we could have gone right back to the set and picked up where we left off. Great to see everyone. Thanks Paula Tricky for an awesome party!! Darlene adore you - Mario Lopez was missing he was probably busy with the new baby..

















I'm still looking for a unique - boutique makeup studio in the Las Vegas area. Our makeup programs are under way and we've already had a great turn out. From our last program we wish to congratulate Napua who is now doing makeup on fashion photo shoots with Ashley and has booked a few weddings - Great job Napua we wish you continued success with your projects! Congrats to Kathryn who is now working freelance with MAC, working on a print job that could be a billboard and booked her first wedding! Gissel who decided after taking our class she wants to do this as a career in addition to going back to school for esthetics. Nora is well on her way to Miami where she plans to contact Telemundo.. Yay girls this is what it's all about at Studio W. We give you the techniques and tools to succeed in your career choice!

Keep us posted on your continued success..










I have a few film projects in the works. Will post more once I have all of the details.

New* New* New* We will be adding a Special Effects makeup and Body Painting to our schedule. Look for details..

We won again yippee for the second year in a row - Brides Choice award from Wedding Wire & Martha Stewart for being in the top 5% nationally for excellence in service , quality and professionalism.





That's all folks as bug bunny would say.. Let’s hope the year of the Rabbit will bring opportunity and peace to everyone.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Studio W has left the Building!!

Exciting news - We have decided to expand our company’s wedding services working with vendors and brides in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Las Vegas. *News *News *News - We’ve moved out of our downtown location on Smith St. This started out as a great place to start our boutique makeup studio. As we discovered the Chinatown district in downtown Honolulu was not the right fit for us. We have a high level of standards and sophistication and the atmosphere we create for our clientele is very important to us. So we bid Chinatown – adieux!!!

Movie News- Wendy will be working on an yet untitled project will blog back with all the cool details.

Studio W is adding new staff as we continue to grow and expand!

I had so much fun in the last master class I can’t remember when I laughed so much, thanks ladies for making this last class a blast! Pictured from left to right - Deva, Angelina, Marylou, Me, Selina and Bianca



Big Congratulations to Studio W Makeup Academy Alumni Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem who was crowned Miss Aloha Hula 2010 at the Merrie Monarch Festival. Way to go Mika!!


Finished working with Michelle and Mark they were married today - Happy Cinco de Mayo!! What a fun group from Australia. I wish them all the love, joy and happiness on their new journey together. We were working with L’Amour Photography Eric and Wendy you guys always make me smile, I love your energy!! One of these days I just have to make it down under I’ve met so many wonderful people from Australia.

My daughter always the prankster wanted a fake black eye for April Fool’s day as her mom I obliged fun makeup fooled everyone..













Pics from Trina & John's Wedding hey grooms need love too! Jill working her magic.




















I hope you enjoy the new pics, I’ll post more of our wedding pics as we get them.

Happy 5th of May everyone!

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Year - Time of Change

My new year’s promise is to update this blog more often! January was fantastic we met so many awesome brides at the Bridal Expo. Special thanks to all the models; who we were able to work our magic on. They all looked so pretty walking the expo floor in their wedding gowns. We can't wait to get some images from Eugene.



We won the brides choice award for 2010 from weddingwire.com!! We are in the top 5% of wedding vendors locally and nationally who have won this award; for quality, excellence in service and professionalism. Yay..

2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists





February finishing up the master makeup class- I had some wonderful students in my class. Wishing them all the best on their makeup journeys.. Tiana Tong one of our students, I have to give her a shout - she placed 4th in the world competition for face and body painting in Austria. Pretty cool. I'll include some pics of them doing what they do best, being creative..


























March we are offering our professional makeup artists classes; on Hairstyling- for brides, commercial, fashion looks and photo shoots.


Studio W became a preferred vendor for Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe. A beautiful venue happy to be a part of this ohana. I love Haleiwa Joe’s they have some of the best food on our side of the island, good eats!

New changes are on the horizon for us. We will be relocating our studio and we will continue to offer our services – On- Location. We will keep you posted and updated with new changes.

Until next time- wishing everyone peace and beauty.