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Guest Blogger: ABC’s of choosing your wedding day beauty professionals by Tiffony Simpson

You met Jules de Jesus with in our beauty segment on Tuesday, now meet the other half of the dynamic duo—Tiffony Simpson of Ony Salon!

Congratulations!  You are getting married and I know you are excited to begin planning your big day.  You have hired your wedding planner and now it is time to choose the people who will help you look and feel your personal best on your wedding day!  As a licensed cosmetologist and beauty professional with over 12 years of experience, I have been blessed to be a part of countless weddings with the majority being destination brides. Destination weddings are my favorite!  What a great way to share such a wonderful memory in a location where friends and family can come for rest and relaxation while they celebrate with you and the love of your life.  In my experiences with brides, I have learned several tips that I want to share with you to make your wedding day hair/makeup flawless and chic.



  1. Always hire a hair/makeup professional.  Someone who is professionally trained and licensed/certified in their craft.  I have had several brides call me last minute because their family friend who thought they could do her hair was found to be incapable of recreating what she wanted or at the last minute could not come to the wedding.  Hiring a professional will diminish the chance of something like this happening.  On a side note, always ask your beauty professional to see recent pictures of their work, especially if there aren’t portfolio pictures on their website.  Portfolio pictures will allow you to see the range of work that they can do.  Even if there is not a picture similar to what you may want, you should be able to see if their “style” matches yours.  You should see something in there you like even if you don’t like it for yourself.


  1. Be sure to book a trial run!  Do not just trust your wedding day hair to chance.  A trial run serves as a chance to get to know the professional better and vice versa.  A wedding hair/makeup professional should have a contract ready for you.  Be leery of any wedding professional who does not draw up a contract. A contract protects you from a no show on your wedding day; it also gives a detailed layout of pricing information, so there will not be any surprises or misunderstandings.


  1. Consider the weather and your surroundings.  If you are having a beach or garden wedding in Coastal Georgia, you will want to keep in mind that your hair may have an adverse reaction to the style you have chosen.  That is also another reason why choosing a stylist from the area where you plan to get married is a good idea.  They will be better able to guide you on appropriate style choices.  For example, if you are from a low humidity climate coming to Coastal Georgia. your hair may require the use of different products than you are use to to get the same or similar results that you get at home.  In other words, if you have naturally curly hair and you normally wear it straight, special considerations will need to be made.
  2. Decide on a beauty professional who will not only make you look gorgeous, but who will also provide a calming and enjoyable experience!  As the owner of Ony Salon, it is always our goal to create an atmosphere that is fun and light.  We want you to feel your personal best inside and out.  We love to work with the professionals of Dollface by Jules who do fabulous job making your face flawless and glowing as well as making your cheeks tired from laughter.  In other words your wedding day should be your day to sit back, relax, and let your glam team bring out the beauty that already lies within. 
  3. Congratulations!!!


Tiffony Simpson is a Savannah native but trained for and received her cosmetology license over 12 years ago in Connecticut at one of the Northeast’s top cosmetology schools.  Afterward, she remained at the school as a beauty educator for over five years.  Tiffony is passionate about the beauty industry and believes being in a fun, relaxed atmosphere is essential to making sure that every client feels chic, sophisticated, and confident about themselves and the way they look.  She specializes in bridal and special event hair design.  She says her favorite part of the job is being a part of the memories that come with these special occasions.  Tiffony owns Ony Salon.  For more information, please visit .






Hear Terrica on the Wedding Planning Audiocast

I was a featured guest on The Wedding Planning Audiocast. I had an opportunity to sit and talk with Ralph Mucci, the show’s host, and let him in on a little known secret– our great little islands!

Their guests to date have been some of the biggest names in the wedding world such as Colin Cowie, Marcy Blum, Jennifer Brisman, Michelle Rago, Ron-Ben Israel, Sylvia Weinstock, The Bridal Bar, & The Wedding Gown Specialists to name a few. These professionals have all offered such fantastic advice, tips, & secrets on wedding planning topics & issues, which is a wonderful asset to both professionals and brides.

They’ve also had on some of the biggest gown designers such as Watter & Watters, & Adele Wechsler, along with many many more. Their “You Look Marvelous” show segment which addresses hair, makeup, & skincare is awesome, because it doesn’t just reach out to brides but to all women, and being a women myself I love any beauty tips & advice that I can obtain. They’ve also had on some of the biggest names in the celebrity makeup world on such as Carmindy from the Learning Channel’s #1 hit show “What Not to Wear”, Sephora, Benefit Cosmetics, Mally Roncal, Elke Von Freudenberg, Billy B., & Shalini Vadhera. They just don’t seem to leave any stone unturned. Their shows are straightforward and right to the point, which is what I really enjoy about them, and they have some of the coolest music throughout their shows.

I recently had the pleasure to appear on their “Destination Wedding” show segment to inform their listeners about The Golden Isles of Georgia. These four islands– Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons, & St. Simons are all beautiful places if one is considering a destination wedding. I have orchestrated many destination weddings to these islands and all have been spectacular & memorable events. However most people aren’t aware of these islands and have been pretty much a well-kept secret up until now. On the show we inform the listener & cover all the elements and ingredients one needs to know if their considering a destination wedding one of these 4 emeralds. Without giving to much away about the show listeners will be very surprised to learn that one of the islands can be your very own if you choose.

Have a listen to the show! I had a great time, and Ralph even read a few of the New Rules!Have a listen to the show!
Be sure to subscribe, because like I said The Wedding Planning Audiocast has some great topics and wonderful guests on there!
Thank you, Ralph!