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Hair and Make-up by Lambs Eat Ivy

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Before I left Japan, I promised the wedding dress designer that I would have my hair and make-up professionally done – I would anyway, it’s my wedding, right? But I knew with a Reuters photographer on the flight that I had to look really, really good, because my wedding photos would be seen around the world. According to Zero G’s PR guy, our wedding reached an audience of about 56.1 million people!

I did a google search for Orlando’s top salons and found Lambs Eat Ivy on Citisearch (here’s the official page). I called them up, and owner thought my wedding sounded really cool, and graciously offered to help.

fountainThe salon name is based on the song Mairzy Doats, and I called them first because I like the name. A character sings it in Twin Peaks.

The salon is in a really cool part of downtown Orlando, with cobblestone streets and neat little shops that reminded me of Ann Arbor, Michigan (cute, artsy, and cosmopolitan).

On Wednesday before the wedding I went in for “test hair”. The owner, Lisa Pirillo stayed late into the night coming up with the right hairstyle for zero gravity. In the end, she built futuristic hair with florist’s armature wire. It looked really cool, and I couldn’t be happier!

The day before the wedding I went back to get my hair straightened and talk with the make-up artist, Amelia Dray. My only request was that I didn’t want to look like Barbarella. On the day of, Amelia did a great job – and in record time! I’ve basically never looked so good in my entire life.

The hardest part about the entire wedding was that we had to be at the salon at 4:30 AM to leave for Titusville no later than 7:15 or 7:30. If we didn’t make it to the airport by 8:30 AM, the passenger manifest would be finalized by TSA and we wouldn’t be allowed on the flight!

So Noah and I got up at 3:00 AM and got to the salon at 4:15. All of the stylists were there waiting for us with coffee, and everyone was terrifically nice to us! They even fixed Noah’s hair to look better than it ever has before!

There are many people without whom Noah and I could never have managed to realize our ridiculous dream wedding. The Lambs Eat Ivy crew is at the top of the list! They really did an amazing job. How many stylists can claim that their hairstyle worked upside down and in space-like conditions?

So a big special thanks to:

Lisa Pirillo, Owner, Stylist
Amelia Dray, Makeup Artist, Stylist
Jacqo, Stylist
Brianna, Stylist

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Today I did a trial run of my wedding hair at Lambs Eat Ivy Salon in downtown Orlando. The owner was really excited by the challenge of designing hair for zero gravity!

I picked Lambs Eat Ivy based on a series of criteria – first, it was listed as one of Citisearch’s top salons in Orlando. Second, my old roommate and good friend Demi is from Florida, and she really loves Twin Peaks, and in it, there’s a scene where a character sings the song about lambs eating ivy.

The salon is super-cool, and in a really cute neighborhood of Orlando.

After a couple of trials the owner came up with a really cool style for my wedding hair. Noah also received a quick trim and some hair product, so he is looking really sharp.

My hair is now straightened, I am under strict orders not to wash it. I have a lot of curly hair, so it’s super weird to have long straight hair.

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