Monday, May 26, 2014

The Groom

As my Berny Bride walks down the aisle, I check out the Groom. For it is also the Groom I try to please with my bridal makeovers. Often times I see them tight lipped with a hint of a smile, watching his Bride intently and slightly nodding. It is “Her” in white that he sees coming …. not just a beautiful lady with tons of makeup on her face.

Featured in a Magazine

Today I came across a beauty magazine from a well known brand of hair styling products. The brand is so well known that anything that is coming from them is considered factual in the hair dressing industry. The so called magazine's claim is “Empowering all who makes the Filipina Beautiful”.

But looking at this magazine, is it really about empowerment of ALL deserving hair dressers in the land? Yes the magazine is teeming with pictures of models all dolled up using hair colorants, curlers and makeup. Featured with them are the hairdressers who laboured on the so call “creations” and now call themselves “the artists”.

I am happy for these fellow hair dressers for having their creations and profiles featured on a prestigious magazine such as this. But then I also I started thinking, what do these hair dressers have, that the thousands of other hairdressers in the Philippines don't, that they would merit a recognition as sweet as this.

Then it dawned on me. Looking at the profiles of this so called “renowned” hair dressers, they are all employees of big known salons. The salons with so wealthy owners who can afford to put up chains of branches overnight. It is these wealthy people our Product Brand Co will swoon to, in order to sell their products by the bulk. Sadly, this magazine is not really about empowering the best artist in the land afterall. It is merely a marketing ploy for some priviledged few to justify their exorbitant charges for a hair cut and a color. So that these so called “priviledged few” will gain more money to buy more bulk of products from our Product Brand Company. And the cycle goes on, pulling every unsuspecting consumer who happens to read this marketing flyer disguised as a magazine.

On this note, my advice to anyone who wants to have a makeover, is be open in checking out the good hair dressing artists around you. The genuine ones would give you their time and serve you well at a more reasonable rate. When you find them, be thankful and treasure them. Your friendship will mean a lot to them. They will cherish every friendly recommendations that you will send their way. And our world will be a happy place with beautiful friends by our side and good savings in our pockets.

My friendly advice to everyone is to be on a constant look out. A good artist's name will spread like wildfire through the grapevine. He does not need to be pushed in magazines to be noticed.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Booking A Wedding Supplier

When booking a Wedding Supplier, we should not quantify in terms of the amount of makeup or memory card or the length and volume of ribbons and cloths they will use for your Wedding. For these things are just supplemental to their service. Although these things are readily available everywhere, they remain as raw materials without the proper execution of your wedding supplier.

As you book them for your Wedding, you are commissioning them to give you their service. Using their time, talent and the experience that they have honed through the years, they will be creating for your something that will complete, make beautiful and memorable your Wedding day.

So what you are really paying for is their time and expertise. In return they will create for you something that only they can provide. For every creation of each wedding supplier is an artwork of their own.

And so why does rates of suppliers differ? It is because that is how they value their time and self worth. Depending on the bargain you get, you will usually receive a service worth the value of your money. But like stock market rates, some suppliers may be under rated for a time That should be a good catch for you. My is advice that you hold on to him and consider yourself lucky for finding him.