Reach for your FAN! And never get hairspray on your lashes again!

I don’t have to tell you this: hairspray belongs on your hair – not your face!

Here is the scene: you just finished applying your makeup and have styled your hair.  All that is left is a quick shpritz of hairspray to ensure your style lasts the evening and you are ready to leave.

So… you spray your hair and once again get spray and gunk on your face, especially on your eye lashes and cheeks.  You have no time to redo your makeup and if you “retouch it” – you will just make it worse!

What should you do?  Reach for your FANYes a fan, like the kind you can buy at the costume counter for Purim.

Hold the fan, in front of your face, as close to your hairline as possible, carefully angle it so you cover your lashes but don’t crush them or rub your makeup.  Now you can spray your hair safely.

It would be even better of you could get someone else to spray your hair while you hold the fan!

Remember to pick up a few simple fans (ones without cut out designs) before Purim or at costume stores and store them near your hairspray.  Your makeup will thank you! 

Yochi Eisner is owner of The Kallah (bride) Whisperer.  Yochi is a professional bridal makeup artist and hair and wig stylist serving brides and their bridal parties throughout Israel.  She is also an avid blogger, writing about everything bridal from makeup and hairstyling tips and trends to stories and information about Jewish wedding traditions. Please send her a message, she’d love to hear from readers all around the world!

You Can Purchase My Famous Bridal Prayers on Fiverr!

I am so happy to announce that my personalized Bridal and Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom prayers, designed to be recited before the Chuppah, are now available on Fiverr!  You can find my work in Graphics & Design > Flyers & Brochures.

These prayers for the success and happiness of the bride and groom's life together, are personalized with the bride and groom’s names, as well as the names of their mothers. 

Reciting these prayers, before the chuppah, can add a special quiet moment of reflection and prayer for the mothers, as well as for the bride, before she is escorted to the chuppah.  These prayers can be read aloud or quietly.  For more information about the significance of these prayers, please read my article

Each prayer is available in an English and Hebrew set.  All sets are provided in PDF format for easy in-home printing or at a printing shop.

The Bride's Prayer with personalized photo

The Bride's prayer with white background
The Bride’s prayer is available in A4 portrait size with white background for easy reading or a high quality photograph background.

Various sample of the Mother of the Bride and Groom Prayer sets

Various sample of the Mother of the Bride and Groom Prayer sets
The Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom prayer sets are available in two versions: 1) standard A4 size page (portrait format) one-sided printing or 2) A4 folded in half (landscape format), double-sided page, with my specially designed decoration of the Walls of Jerusalem.

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(קראתם? סמנו לייק, שנדע. תרגישו חופשי לכתוב "אמן" בתגובות ולשתף חברים בפייסבוק) בגן האמונה

"מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגַנָּה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, הָעוֹמְדִים עַל מִשְׁמַר אַרְצֵנוּ וְעָרֵי אֱלהֵינוּ מִגְּבוּל הַלְּבָנוֹן וְעַד מִדְבַּר מִצְרַיִם וּמִן הַיָּם הַגָּדוֹל עַד לְבוֹא הָעֲרָבָה בַּיַּבָּשָׁה בָּאֲוִיר וּבַיָּם. יִתֵּן ה' אֶת אוֹיְבֵינוּ הַקָּמִים עָלֵינוּ נִגָּפִים לִפְנֵיהֶם. הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִשְׁמֹר וְיַצִּיל אֶת חַיָלֵינוּ מִכָּל צָרָה וְמצוּקָה וּמִכָּל נֶגַע וּמַחְלָה וְיִשְׁלַח בְּרָכָה וְהַצְלָחָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵיהֶם. יַדְבֵּר שׂוֹנְאֵינוּ תַּחְתֵּיהֶם וִיעַטְרֵם בְּכֶתֶר יְשׁוּעָה וּבְעֲטֶרֶת נִצָּחוֹן. וִיקֻיַּם בָּהֶם הַכָּתוּב: כִּי ה' אֱלֹהֵיכֶם הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּכֶם לְהִלָּחֵם לָכֶם עִם איבֵיכֶם לְהוֹשִׁיעַ אֶתְכֶם: וְנאמַר אָמֵן"

The Secret to a perfectly combed and shiny ponytail: a toothbrush!

Let me reveal two great secrets.

 Secret No. 1: Long hair is easier to maintain than short hair! 

Secret No. 2: Shiny, healthy hair swept into a sleek ponytail is an incredibly sophisticated and professional look.
Now, most of us do not have a live-in hair stylist, so here is everything you need to know to ensure that your pony tail or any “brushed from your face“ hairstyle always looks neat and polished. 

All you need are two items: a toothbrush and a can of hairspray!

First, brush your hair thoroughly and treat your hair while you are brushing it with a styling product such as Natural Formula or Moroccanoil. Brush your hair into the style you wish .  I recommend a pony tail, especially a pony tail that is gathered approximately on level with the tops of your ears (this is also a great way to ensure that the pony tail is positioned evenly on your head).

Once you have brushed and gathered all your hair and hold it in place with a hair band.  Don’t worry about the short hairs around your face, baby hairs or fly away hairs; that’s where the toothbrush and hairspray come in handy!

Now spray a shpritz of hairspray on a clean toothbrush.  Gently brush the top layer of your hair – in straight long strokes, in the direction of your hair growth – from the root to the beginning of the pony tail.  Add a new shpritz of hairspray to each toothbrush stroke, until you have tamed all the short and fly away hairs around your head.

If you have longer hairs around the “payot” area in front of your ears, you may need to shpritz a bit of hairspray directly on this area and then brush up the hairs with your toothbrush.  Gently hold the toothbrush to this section of hair for a few seconds to ensure the hairspray "takes".

If you are wearing an updo style or high ponytail, don’t forget to use your toothbrush and hairspray on the hairs at the nape of your neck, as well.

You can then finish off and set your style with a quick light spritz of hairspray all around your head before you run out the door to your day!

Remember to keep this toothbrush with your hairspray, so it is always "at your finger tips" when you need it!

For more information on this topic and to arrange a bridal beauty consultation or bridal beauty trial session please contact me today.  Visit my site