Before || After

I loved creating this before and after on this mother. I want people to know and future brides to understand some makeup looks. There is options just to do something very simple and alot less makeup. For this mother she wanted to look alot younger and feel beautilful.. My goal as a makeup artist is not to make sure everyone else loves what you look like, but to make sure you love what you look like .

for this look we use for foundation and primer we used mac pro makeup , and becca 24 hour foundation is the shade nude.

for contouring and defining and highlight we used nudestx in the shade light\medium. KKW highlight contour in light medium kit.

and for her eyes we used Lorac palettes a mixture of a couple of different palettes

Chelsea wedding

This wedding took place in Prescott, Arizona. This bride was incredible to work with, seriously love everything about her. And the wedding was gorgeous, I can not wait to share all of the photos with you.

Here are a couple of this beautiful couple

Hair and makeup by me @hairbyleximerrill

Photographer I am not sure what his name was but as soon as I find out I will let you know.

Saum Wedding

This wedding was a huge event. It was 3 days long plus engagement sessions. I loved getting this bridal party ready. My team did 20 people in less than 5 hours. Let's just say it was a crazy fun time. This bride looks so much like the actress prikianka ( I feel.)

For this brides look we used unite hair products and oribe, along with Monat to help with frizz and to add shine to her hair. Alot of people asked how we places the accessories in her hair and her veil on. For the accessories we used hair glue so that the piece would not move and for the veil we basically sowed in onto her head so that it wouldn't not fall. Now when I say sowed we used needle and thread and tied a knott at the end underneath her hair so no one could see.

This wedding took place in tempe, arizona

Photographer was @ivyphotography ( on IG)

Makeup was done by @deniseblack ( IG)

Photoshoot Day

Loved helping this beautiful young woman for her photoshoot day. She was amazing and for this look wanted something that would stand out but not too much. We used Temptu Airbrush Makeup to create this look.

Bree and Austin Sohl's Wedding

this wedding took place at one of my favorite vendor location for a wedding, The Ice House in Phoenix, it seriously is gorgeous.

makeup was done by my Denise you can find her work on instagram @_beautybydenise

photographer was by lumiere photography. They did an excited job, and captured alot of great moments for this couple.

to create this look for this bride i used my all time favorite “baby breaths to add a little elegance to her hair and set her apart from everyone else. i used volume spray monat, if you are interested in trying this product let me know, its amazing and does wonders for your hair. I also used their hairspray to help from having any fly aways.

i am now booking for 2019 if you have any question please feel free to leave a comment and dont forget to share.

Wedding love

Beautiful hair for two beautiful brides. For this look we used extensions (Bomshell extensions.) Dry texture spray and volume dust to help create more voluminous braids. 

Why I love what I do



are my favorite, sometimes as a makeup artist and hairstylist you get a lot of people asking why do you love working with brides, or what makes you different than most bridal hair and makeup artist. 

I love my job, yes there is stressful days, and moments when I want to pull my hair back and take a step back and sit down, but than as a makeup artist and hairstylist you have those moments when the bride looks at herself in the mirror and not only sees a beautiful person, but sees herself. 

My goal as a makeup artist and hairstylist is to help the bride feel and look beautiful without changing who she is, I want her to walk down the aisle and the groom still be able to recognize the young beautiful woman he fell in love with. It is not my job to take a bride and change what she looks like, it my jobs to enhance her beauty and her features. Sometimes in life we get so caught up in what we are not and too many woman comparing themselves to what they wish they were, that we forget how beautiful we all in our own way.

I feel that is what makes me different as a makeup artist and hairstylist. I do not want to change the bride. Makeup is not a tool meant to make ugly things beautiful, it is meant to magnify the beauty that already exist. 




Skyler and Heather Hale

This wedding took place in Mesa, Arizona last fall, the weather was beautiful. I enjoyed working with this bride

In her hair we used the halo extensions because she already had long hair just wanted more volume. We also colored the halo to be more of a dark red color and not blonde. 

For makeup we used Temptu Airbrush makeup for contouring and highlighting and cheek color, for the eyes we used the morphe Palettle. 


Chateua De Vie Wedding

I loved doing the Hair and makeup (makeup bride only.) on this amazing bridal party. 

This wedding took place in Gilbert, Arizona. For this look I used airbrush makeup (temptu airbrush).  Hydra system and I used Monat product for the hair. 

Ben and Amber

I was so lucky to do the hair and makeup for this bride and her bridesmaid. This wedding took place in Greer Arizona and the photography was done by Ashley Freeman. 

Makeup I used to create this look is Temptu Airbrush gun, makeup geek foiled eyeshadow, Morphe Palette 35N and 35F 

used Esquido Eyelashes. 

The hair for the bride's maid look the bride's daughter made the flower halo. 

Travis & Chelsea

I had the opportunity to work with this amazing bride, the wedding took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

For her hair I did a classic braid to the side. The product that I used to create this look was Aquage Hair Products and 3T Mirco Wand, which I love and every girl who does not have this wand should definitely get it. 

Makeup was done by bride's friend 

Photography was done by Sarah Burton Photography you can follow her work on instragam @smburtonphotos. 


Kristen's Camelback Mountain Wedding

This wedding took place at the Orange Tree Golf Club, This venue was gorgeous and the weather was beautiful. Hair and Makeup was done by me.

Makeup I used on the bride included: Airbrushed Temptu Makeup for the contouring and higlighting. I used the new Jaclyn Hill Palette for the eyes and esqido false eyelashes. 

Photography was by: Erin Ashley Photography, you can find more of her work at


Jessica Lauren Wedding

Jessica Lauren Wedding was so magical. I seriously enjoyed every second of her wedding. The bridal room was amazing, I can see why a bride would feel like a princess at this place.  Here is some pictures of the hair and makeup I did on the bride and little flower girl. 

Photography was by John and Jessi Photography. You can find them on Instagram @dreysphotography

To follow more of my work and other weddings I have done you can also follow me on 

Instagram @hairbyleximerrill 

Facebook: Lexi Mcdonald


Braid Bar

I loved how this beautiful brides hair and bridesmaid hair turned out and could not wait to share these two looks with you.

The first look I created using Unite Powder Lift and Oribe Texture Spray. I used Kendra tight hold hairspray and did a dutch braid on one side of her hair. This look is great for weddings because at a wedding you want to have fun and not have to worry about your hair getting messed up because of people hugging you and due to taking pictures you want to make sure you look your best and not have to worry about your hair falling out.

Natural Beaded Row Extensions

I am so excited to announce this coming November I will be trained in the Natural beaded row extensions. Anyone who knows me knows that I love extensions and right now I offer Tape in extensions, keritan extensions and clip in. A lot of people have had bad experiences with extensions and I have had A lot of clients come into the salon feeling overwhelmed and a little scared about training extensions. 

These extensions are super light on the hair you do not even notice that they are in, also instead of spending the whole day ata salon you are only you g to spend 30min. to an hour to install the hairThe hair is thick and full which makes it great for those who have really short hair. 

To book a consultation please reserve your spot for November, You can go to the tab above and click online booking there you will see a tab for Natural beaded row consultation. 


these extensions were done by Natural beaded row. 

these extensions were done by Natural beaded row.