Weddings are my main gig but I love branching out and working on shoots like this. I'll be working on featuring new businesses, small businesses, vendors, etc. whenever I can carve out the time for it. I love capturing the "day in the life" of a business along with the details and people that make it run. It was a great way to start off with my friend Melissa and her amazing parlor Smoke & Mirrors Parlor. Here are some words from Melissa explaining what her parlor is all about :
"My inspiration for the parlor came from the old fashioned sitting room in a private home. I worked for big "salons" and rented private space in the past ten years, and found myself and my clientele more comfortable in a private, more intimate, environment. I designed the parlor myself with the strong feeling that I wanted to bring it back 100 years. To a time where ladies and gentlemen would take their time to get groomed on a frequent basis. I wanted it to feel as though the parlor could have been there through a bend in time. Back then Walnut Beach was a summer destination to people all over the world, and that's what we are aspiring to bring back through the arts district.
We have acoustic music nights, live painters and graffiti artists, in house Vinyl DJ, N.E.B., and photo shoots.
The vibe of the parlor is relaxed, yet upscale. Private, yet warm. Uplifting to say the least. I'm so proud to own a business that people enjoy coming to. I took a risk going against the main stream, and it worked. No gossip magazines, no harsh chemicals, just uplifting conversation and stunning hair.
We also are a host to traveling stylists. We had two from LA in the month of April.
We're planning on having a break dancing/b boy event this summer stay tuned to our social media
We offer custom tailored men's and women's haircuts and styles. Bridal and event hair. Off site session styling at music venues / photo shoots/ music videos. Runway stylists. We use Ammonia free, vegan, gluten free hair color. "
Smoke & Mirrors Parlor is located in the Walnut Beach area of Milford CT.