Magnolia Jane Salon

An AVEDA & Organic Pure Care salon located in the heart of downtown New Bern

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Fall wedding season is in full swing!

On Saturdays throughout the fall months our team can usually be found either on location at the beautiful wedding venues throughout eastern North Carolina including Abilena Plantation, Neuse Breeze, The Dunes Club, Beaufort Boat House, Tryon Palace and lots of other gorgeous settings or in the salon where the energy is alive with bridal parties sharing their morning with us. Fall in eastern North Carolina is gorgeous. Temperatures start to drop and we notice a slight break in the humidity (thank God!). This past Saturday our team was a part of 3 different weddings! Yes, 3!

Wedding #1 Kari on location at The Aerie B&B
Downtown, New Bern
Hair: Laura   Makeup: Emilee

We began the morning bright & early at a beautiful room at the Aerie Bed & Breakfast in our beautiful downtown New Bern, just a block over from Tryon Palace. Kari the bride & her mother, future mother-in-law and future step-daughter welcomed us to a beautiful siting room in their suite where we set up for hair & makeup for Kari & her maid-of-honor. Our team has it down to a science now for traveling on location and improvising setting up in a new space. This was our first time on location at the Aerie & it we loved the ornate decor & antiques that gave the vibe a feeling of years past. It was quiet & Kari was able to relax & unwind before the day's events. We did a trial run on Kari when she was in town from Maryland a few months back to make sure the style she chose would be what she had in mind, especially with veil placement & a beautiful crystal headband she found on Etsy, so we were well prepared & new of any adjustments that we had discussed during her trial. She chose a curly formal style that was higher on her head with the veil placement underneath. The whole look with the headband & veil was stunning. Her makeup perfectly highlighted her natural beauty & gave her a polished wedding glam look. She looked drop dead gorgeous! We also have to mention how sweet Kari's fiance was during the planning process, we surprised her with the suite at The Aerie & was so wonderful to communicate with us any details we needed to be in on the surprise. We are so honored to be apart of this beautiful couples special day.


Wedding #2 Kimberly, in salon
Hair: Brooke, Holly & Laura
Makeup: Emilee

After finishing up with Kari we headed back to the salon for bridal party #2. Kimberly & the 7 ladies she asked to be a part of her bridal party definitely brought such fun energy to the salon. You could really tell these girls have amazing bonds with each other & it was super stress-free full of laughter & love! Kimberly also did a trial run with us a few months before her wedding while in town from Raleigh. She chose an elegant low formal style with volume in the crown. Her makeup was natural yet glowy, and like Kari also highlighted her naturally beauty perfectly. Her bridesmaids all mixed it up a little bit with different variations of up-dos for the big day. A few incorporated braids & they all agreed that having it up would be easier for the day's events & the 80 something degree weather we had on Saturday. We couldn't agree more with them. In fact, we usually recommend doing a formal style that is up off your neck and out of your face so that you don't have to worry throughout the day if your hair begins to frizz from humidity or cur falling out. We also love when brides let the bridesmaid choose a style that is best for their hair texture, length & thickness. It's sometimes hard to replicate the exact same style on different hair types. Although they will still look more uniform with everyone going with a style that is up, they each get to express themselves a little bit differently.


Wedding #3 Molly, in salon
Hair: Brooke  Makeup: Emilee

Our next bride came to us all the way from Pennsylvania for her wedding at the beautiful Isaac Taylor Garden that is conveniently right across Craven Street from the salon. Molly works as a florist in Pennsylvania, and her floral skills sure showed through the flower piece she created to wear in her hair. Due to the long distance Molly was unable to come in for a trial run for her hair & makeup but thanks to technology we were able to correspond through e-mail where she was able to send inspiration photos she found online so that our team could prepare for what she had in mind. Her inspiration photo was a low chignon type of style that was very romantic and not super structured. She originally planned to wear the flowers as a flower crown around her head but after placing it when the style was finished Molly & her stylist Brooke decided it would look better with the flowers at the top of the chignon. Boy oh boy was this a style for the books, it turned out absolutely breath-taking & the colors of the flowers perfectly complimented her hair color & the approaching fall season. Her makeup was soft & reflective of her garden wedding & enhanced her beautiful features.  

It is an honor for us to be a part of such a special day. We love the magic that happens when a bride has everyone she loves come together from all over the country to be in 1 room surrounding her with love & happiness. It truly is special to see the laughter, tears, hugs and memories created at Magnolia Jane on the morning of weddings. Our team works so well together & 3 brides in 1 day was nothing short of perfect because of the support, communication & preparation we put in to make sure that not 1 detail is left untouched. Your wedding day is just as special to us as it is to you and we thank you for allowing us to make memories with you on your big day!

Cheers! 

Glowing wedding day skin

Your wedding day wouldn't be complete without glowing, healthy skin. The months leading up to your wedding bring a lot of excitement, but can sometimes also be a bit overwhelming, stressful and there might be a few sleepless nights added in there. Tulasara, meaning "moving towards balance" in Sanskrit, couldn't be a more perfect way to prepare for your big day!

Our team of beauty professionals have you covered with AVEDA's new Tulasara Wedding skincare, and it's super easy. Brighten, firm & repair the look of your skin as you SLEEP. Inspired by the Haldi ceremony from India, a pre-wedding tradition in which a homemade turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom for glowing skin on their wedding day. The system includes a face masque & eye masque that are applied before bed and do their work while you sleep.

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How does it work?


So what does the AVEDA Tulasara Wedding Masque Overnight do?
• Creates brighter, more radiant skin and helps to even the look of skin tone and diminish the look of dark spots over time. 
• Works during the night, a key time for skin’s natural repair, to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and give skin a firmer, more lifted look. 
• With continued nightly use, fortifies and strengthens skin’s protective lipid barrier, sealing in moisture. 
• curcuminoids, a potent extract from turmeric root, helps brighten skin and promote a more even looking skin tone over time. 
• organic apricot seed oil helps support skin’s natural repair processes that happen at night.
• tomato, potato and red raspberry plant stem cells help support skin’s natural repair processes. There are over 587,000 plant stem cells in each 50 ml jar. 
• dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic
• suitable for all skin types
• tulasara™ means "moving toward balance™" in Sanskrit.

So what does AVEDA Tulasara Wedding Eye Masque Overnight do?
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Wake up to luminous, wedding-day eyes—every day with our 97% naturally-derived* ultra-rich creme masque. Eyes looks brighter overnight, and firmer over time. 
• wake up to brighter, more radiant eyes and diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with continued nightly use. 
• works during the night, a key time for skin’s natural repair, to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and give skin a firmer, more lifted look.
• with continued nightly use, fortifies and strengthens skin’s protective lipid barrier, sealing in moisture. 
• inspired by the Haldi ceremony from India, a pre-wedding tradition in which a homemade turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom for glowing skin on their wedding day. 
• curcuminoids, a potent extract from turmeric root, helps brighten skin and promote a more even looking skin tone over time. 
• a blend of algae extracts, licorice root extract and molasses extract help diminish the appearance of dark circles. 
• plant-derived caffeine helps reduce visible puffiness.
• sweet almond seed extract helps skin feel instantly tighter. 
• tomato, potato and red raspberry plant stem cells help support skin’s natural repair processes.
• dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic
• tulasara™ means "moving toward balance™" in Sanskrit.

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Let us help you have glowing, beautiful skin for your big day!
We recommend coming to our spa suite every 4-6 weeks for an AVEDA Tulasara facial that is customized to prepare your skin for your big day. Schedule your treatment online or give us a call!

Have questions regarding getting your skin in best wedding day condition? Give us a call or set up a complimentary skincare consultation online at www.magnoliajsalon.com or by calling us at (252)514-4867.

Finding Wedding Inspiration!

Wedding season is about to be in full swing at Magnolia Jane Salon & Spa, and we couldn't be more excited for our upcoming beautiful brides & their bridal parties that will grace New Bern and the surrounding areas. Our team enjoys being part of such a beautiful day, and after 2 years in business and more weddings than we can count, we have got it down to a science!

We find that some of our brides find it overwhelming to find the perfect inspiration for their wedding day hair & makeup look. We have comprised a list below of tips to take with you along your inspiration journey! Don't forget to also take into account the theme of your wedding & the formality, and we always have your back with any questions or ideas you want to share with us for feedback or collaboration!

Finding the perfect hair & makeup inspiration
This is after all one of the most important days of your life, and we know you want it to be as perfect as can be. Most brides head to sites like Pinterest, Google, or even Magnolia Jane's website for photos of inspiration for their wedding day style. Here's a few tips when searching for the perfect look:
1) Look for hair style photos with hair that is the same color or similar as your own. If your hair is dark brown and you are searching through blonde hair styles, they will look completely different. Also remember that darker hair without any dimension (highlights) do not show braids as well as lighter hair or hair with dimension. 
2) Look for hair styles that have the same density & texture as your own. If you have very fine, straight hair, searching through styles of very thick, voluminous hair may not be realistic without added extensions for thickness and/or fullness. Vice versa, if you have very thick & long hair, searching for styles where the bride has fine, limp hair will most likely not be suitable for you. 
3) The same goes with makeup looks. Search for makeup that is applied to skin-tones similar to your own, as well as the same eye color, cheek bone structure and all around the same "color palette" and undertones as yourself. If you need help with this, our esthetician will be glad to help you decide which colors are most complimentary for you.
3) Keep an open mind. This is why we always recommend coming to the salon for a formal run through to try out different styles and looks that you have in mind. You may be surprised that the look you thought you loved really isn't quite what you thought you wanted, and that's okay!
4) Pick a style & look that you will feel comfortable in. Take into account the time of year and the approximate weather for that time of year. We constantly hear feedback from bride's who we have tried to talk into doing an updo for their July wedding that wish they would have taken our advice and not worn their hair down. During hot & humid months, styles tend to be a little more stubborn to stay in place (especially if you plan on shaking your groove thing at the reception, which let's be honest, you probably will.)  If your hair does not hold curl, consider a more wavy or straight look. If your hair tends to be extra frizzy or unmanageable, you may want to consider a more natural, loose romantic look. 
5) We've saved the best for last! We recommend having your hair compliment your dress as well as the features you love the most about yourself. If you want to show off the stunning back of your dress, it may be best to wear your hair up so that attention is drawn to that area. If you have earrings that you adore, again, you may want to wear your hair away from your face to accent your jewelry. The same goes with different parts of your face that you love or that you wish to not accentuate as much. Having the style frame or lay at certain places can draw attention to or away from them. It is important to keep that in mind. 

All of these factors are why our team strongly recommend all of our brides to come in for a trial run of their style. We understand that lots of brides venture to eastern North Carolina for a destination wedding and are from out of town. If you have a stylist in your home town that you frequent, we recommend asking them to try a couple styles just to see what you like, or plan around a trip you have to the area to stop in and see us!

We understand that the stress of preparing for your big day may be a bit overwhelming; relax, take a deep breath. You will look absolutely beautiful as long as your expectations are realistic and you feel confident. We hope that you take these tips with you along your search for the perfect style, and we also encourage you to ask us questions, e-mail inspiration photos and always schedule your formal run-through well in advance. XO Cheers!

Welcome Aveda!

Magnolia Jane welcomes Aveda to downtown New Bern!

Our team at Magnolia Jane is proud to bring Aveda haircare products to our guests of New Bern and eastern North Carolina. When Magnolia Jane owner Laura McGovern attended the Aveda Institue in Charlotte, North Carolina, she instantly became inspired by their business model, support network and the sense of family she felt from the very beginning of her relationship with Aveda. Laura's sensitivity to products was soothed by the wonderful ingredients the plant based products are created from, and the aromas of invigorating essential oils eased her mind, creating an entire sensory journey she had never experienced. 
 If you are familiar with Aveda you will instantly be reminded of how wonderful they are as soon as you smell the refreshing aromas their products are known for.  
If you are not familiar with Aveda, allow us to proudly introduce to you to this incredible world. Horst Rechelbacher created Aveda in 1978, a pioneer in the world of holisitic beauty that adopted the belief that individual beauty is directly linked to the beaty of the world around us. Thus, Aveda has always had a strong passion for environmental responsibility and leadership. 
Aveda connects beauty, environment & wellbeing into an organically amazing relationship. The products contain pure essential oils, are alive with the life force of plants and are professionally developed, clinically tested, and go to exceptional lengths to respect our planet and our industry.
An overwhelming amount of guests have asked & begged us to bring Aveda products to them, and we listened. Aveda is only available in 3,500 salons across the United States and Magnolia Jane is beyond honored to be a part of the Aveda family. Not only do the products do exactly what they say but the company goes above and beyond to constantly protect our planet and those that live on it. We know you will love Aveda as much as we do and their long-standing reputation will continue to shine bright at Magnolia Jane.