Love is in the (h)Air!

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When I think of weddings and marriage, I think of true love. True love, to me, is rare and much harder to come across these days. Because of this, I love being apart of weddings. Creating the perfect look for a bride's special day is something that is extremely important to me. And because I think true love is so rare, it drives me to want to create the most perfect day for them.

I started focusing on working with brides and their weddings in 2011.

I had never thought of doing weddings before, but once experiencing the atmosphere, the people, and the stories that came with it all, I fell in love with the love. 

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When you work with brides and their bridal parties, you get to hear about how the couple met. How they fell in love. And how they got up to the point where our paths crossed; Their wedding day. And now, on this day, I step in and get to help create their fairytale wedding. It's not just about the hair and make-up for me. It's about being able to be apart of their story. 

Making them feel like their most beautiful self gives me a sense of total... I want to say joy, but I don't think that begins to cover it... Seeing them shine with happiness makes me realize, "This is exactly what I want to be doing."

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It's been 7 years since I've been helping bring bridal looks and stories to life, and I don't see an end in sight. I maintain my prices at a reasonable cost, so that I'm able to work with as many couples and parties as possible. 

As a long term goal, I would love to not only grow my personal business and knowledge, but share it with other stylists as well! Teaching to create unique looks that represent each bride on their special day will help share the sense of fullness I feel in my heart after shaping a look that will make them feel comfortable in their own skin, while also enhancing all the beauty they already possess.

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 I'd like to share a quote with you that inspires me and that I hold close to my head and heart.

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."

This is a mantra that I try to show through all of my work and as a person. To me, this isn't just a job. I love what I do, so I want people to see the love I put into my work; the love I have for them in allowing me to become a part of their love story. 

~Catalina Lopez

Follow my instagram (instagram.com/catalina_hair) for ideas, looks, and all the things I love!

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Happy Launch, Apogee!

Thanks to all of our clients over the years, and all who joined us in celebrating The LAB's 9th anniversary and launch of Apogee Magazine! We had such a blast, and we were thrilled to be part of the collaboration on the first issue of Apogee. What a great experience!

Here's a 2-minute "live" video version of Apogee. Come grab your hard copy at The LAB anytime. We're mixing up all sorts of Fall fun hair fashion happening here. Hope to see you soon!