Since you’re reading this post, chances are you already know what it is that Christy & Co. does, but you may not know the people behind it. Since it’s a new year, I thought now would be a great time to start a ‘Meet the Team’ series of blog posts, that will introduce you to each of the makeup artists and hair designers that make the Christy & Co. bridal beauty team the award-winning company that it is!
To start, I’d like to introduce you to me! My name is Christy Lavallee – I am the owner of Christy & Co., and one of the team’s makeup artists! I started in the makeup business working for Elizabeth Arden and Estée Lauder back in 1997. That same year I worked with my very first bride, and 21 years later, I’ve been in love with the wedding industry ever since!
After several years working as an independent makeup artist and seeing an increase in demand, I realized that my business had the opportunity to become something larger than just myself, and in December of 2009 Christy & Co. was born! Can you believe that we have had the privilege of working with close to a thousand brides since that day?! What an honor, and something I am very proud of!
Here are some examples of my bridal makeup throughout the years:
I call my makeup style “Natural with a Touch of Glam”. I like to keep everything timeless rather than trendy, but with an extra pop on one feature – whether it be a softly smoky bridal eye, lots of lashes, or a bright lip. “You but better” is certainly my motto!
When I’m not working, I am either eating (fellow foodies unite!), traveling (I love nature and the outdoors), gardening (I had my husband build me a room just for my plant collection!) or hanging out with my husband, daughter & pets (I have 3 dogs – 2 Shiba Inus and a Norwegian Elkhound – and 3 cats).
That’s me in a nutshell! Over the next couple weeks I’ll be introducing you to the other amazing makeup artists and hair designers on our team. I can’t wait to share their stories and their talent with you!