Sharing the Joy....

Many people ask me if I like being a makeup/hair artist. Normally I answer back with a quick "yes", but truthfully that doesn't really cover the half of it. I don't "like" my job, I LOVE IT! Why?...well if you were in my shoes you would know exactly what I meant.
Even though I'm a makeup/hair artist, I wear a variety of other hats in my life as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, artist, teacher, beauty expert and a business woman. All of these elements add a lot of flavor to the mix, so I just thought to myself "you've logged a lot of hours on this interesting journey of yours, so you might as well share the ride". So I am! That will be the only way for you to understand what I love about my profession and why I love living in the moment....


Extension work

Joni is one of my favorite hair extension clients because she wears them so well and what a nice touch to such a beautiful girl already. Thanks for the confidence you are showing in my services Joni.


Make-up Education

By now you already depend on Carrie Purser for all your special event/wedding/photo shoot hair and makeup needs, and I would like to help you feel just as fabulous everyday! Carrie Purser offers Makeup Education to help you feel comfortable with the use of all your makeup, whether they are products you already own or need to add to your personal kit. With the use of some of my favorite lines, I will give you one-on-one instruction on color, application and product knowledge. Email me to book a Makeup Education appt at

Irene and Rick's Wedding Aug 8 09

Steps to making Irene beautiful for her wedding day in Bear Lake. This was Irene's first experience with Airbrush Makeup. She is very sensitive to most cosmetics out on the market. She had no problem or irritation with the products I used and she loved the look it gave her. She was very happy with her hair and makeup artistry and even Charlie was a great client for her wedding day hair. Rick is my only groom who did not get airbrushed, he must have been in hiding...? Rick and Irene were surrounded by lots for family and friends who were so happy to see these two marry. Congrats you two, it was a beautiful day.


Ashley and Derek's Wedding

Moments by Kellee Photography. This wedding was beautiful in many ways, but the most beautiful moment I felt was when Ashley read her vows to Derek. I have never heard anything so beautiful and that expressed true genuine love for another than what she committed to Derek that morning. Congrats you two.

Steps to Beautiful... Ashley

I loved the detail I put in Ashley's updo, she looked the 40's era but with a 21st century timeless beauty.

Shoni and Clints Wedding

Moments by Kellee Photography

Steps to beautiful...Shoni


Testimonial from Client


At the time I meet Carrie I was a total wreck. Although I had been given a sufficient amount of time to plan out my extensive photography final, I just..... hadn't. Time waits for no man, and I only had one week to pull off something amazing for my last semester at Utah State University. I was desperate in my attempts of finding a makeup artist and pleaded with ladies working at department store counters to do some freelance work for a student in need. No luck. As I was walking through campus one day, I saw a sign with Carries name and number and gave it a chance with low expectations. My first time talking to Carrie felt like talking to an old friend, not only was Carrie willing to make herself available (although plenty busy herself ) I was also able to bounce ideas off of her and she was full of great suggestions. My models had a blast and squealed when I told them they were getting makeovers from a professional. The airbrushing went on smoothly and Carrie paid attention to small details such as an eyelash here or there. One of my models couldn't wait for the photo shoot to be over so she could show her boyfriend her new look. That said, my low expectations received high satisfaction.

What is great about Carrie is that she can see anyone as beautiful and that's exactly the type of makeup artist that is wonderful to work with. I appreciate the professional atmosphere Carrie creates and I can't wait to work with her in the future.

~Heidi Bruner~


Glimpse of another Bridal session.

I am waiting for the professional pics from the photographer who shot their bridal session. Should be soon so stay posted. Alexis looked amazing...

Ashley and Dereks wedding photo

I could not wait for my copy of this wedding session. I love the work I did on this bride. Stay posted for more of the wedding pics to come soon...

Before and After Photos

Photography is not my speciality, making the client beautiful is! Unfortunately my clients have to have the before and after photos taken, but what good sports they are and how grateful I am for the confidence they have shown in me. I truly am greatful for all the support and dedication.

Alexis is another bride for makeup and hair on her special day. We did her bridals and I cant wait to get her pictures. She was absolutely beautiful. Stay posted....

Kellie is a bride who came with interest for hair and makeup for engagements, bridals and wedding. What a beautiful bride she will be.
Off for engagements...

Yeala came to me with interest in airbrush makeup for her wedding and bridal pictures. Can not wait to see how beautiful Yeala will look on her special day.

Bridal picture day.

Kalei called for a makeup lesson and to
try the airbrush makeup. She is a singer
and working hard to get into the industry.
Holly called for makeup for her senior pictures.

Jan scheduled hair and makeup to have some professional pictures taken of her, for she needed to have a picture to send to the white house because she was attending the award ceremony for the business owners who received the small business of the year award. A recognition banquet was held in Washington last May. Congrats Jan!



• Combing is less detrimental than brushing
o When the hair is wet, it is stretched out and therefore very fragile. So use a wide toothed comb on damp hair rather than a brush.
• Correct shampooing will not dry out the hair
o Try using a professional product. Store bought shampoos are too strong for most hair types. Imagine shampooing your hair with Tide or Cascade! Bumble and Bumble is my favorite product line!!!!
• Wet hair should not be rubbed since hair is very sensitive
o Most of the time, you probably towel dry your hair too roughly. Try just blotting the hair with a towel or squeezing the towel around your hair to get the moisture out.
• Hormone imbalance and crash dieting can trigger temporary hair loss
o Don’t stress! It’s just temporary. But if the problem persists, you need to consider using DENSITY THERAPY shampoo, conditioner and complex by Bumble and Bumble.

Here are some other interesting facts

• On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving, shaving about 20,000 times.
• On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.
• On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.
• Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee.
• The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
• The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.
• The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.

A Lesson on Diverson

What is Diversion?

When Professional Products are sold in unauthorized retailers - Think
Bumble and Bumble at Target, Paul Mitchell at Alberston's, Kerastase at Nordstrom's, etc. Professional products are only to be sold at authorized salons.

Why is Diversion bad?

Diverted products can be counterfeit, diluted formulas, or old, expired formulas that may not be safe to use. Meaning your getting watered down shampoos and conditioners, styling products that are expired or better yet, Suave in a professionally branded bottle. Imagine paying 58 bucks for a bottle of Suave!

Who is Diverting?

Products are diverted by unauthorized distributors and salons or their employees, plus other dishonest individuals who see profit in piracy.

What can you do about Diversion?

Buy from professional retailers only. Its the only way any professional brand can guarantee its product. Expired formulas could cause irritation or worse, you don't get to see what professional products can really do for your hair.
Now, Im talking any professional brand - Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Pureology, Logics, Redken, Bumble and Bumble, Davines, Dermalogica, Shu Uemura, and the list goes on and on.

If you see a professional product anywhere other than a salon retail location, its Diverted. Period.

Now most of these formulas are within cents of the salon cost. Im talking pennies. Sometimes they are more expensive but because you see it at a discount store you automatically believe that no matter what the price is on the sku, because of where your at it means its cheaper. WRONG! Don't be fooled.

Buy Professional from a Professional!

If you question where you buy your products or have any concerns- if your a professional and know your brands are being diverted, leave a comment, share with the consumer your thoughts. Help spread the word about diversion and how STUPID it is. Leave a comment!

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Client shoot for USU magazine

Karina a professor at USU and a faithful hair client for about 2 years now. She was contacted by USU business department informing her that she would be acknowledged in a magazine the university puts out. She contacted me with interest in airbrush makeup and of course her hair design. Thanks for your dedicated support Karina.


Testimonial from Model

from Holly Semanoff
date Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 3:50 PM

I have been an active model for five years and I had the opportunity
to work with Carrie at one of my shoots. It was by far the best
makeup artistry I have ever had. Carrie made me look flawless. I
loved the airbrush so much that I even went home and took new
headshots. Thanks Carrie!

Holly Semanoff


Testimonial from Bride

From: Alexis Buttars Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:36:54 -0600To:
Subject: Testimonial

Carrie is the most talented makeup artist that I have ever seen! She is so wonderful to work with and took all of the stress and worry out of planning my hair and makeup. The day of my bridals I had broken out on my cheek and Carrie was able to not simply cover up my blemishes, but she had given my face a completely flawless look! The airbrush makeup is SO worth it! I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to look their absolute best the day of their wedding. Why stress yourself out trying to apply your own makeup the day of your wedding? Look I love the fact that the day of my wedding I won’t have to worry about my face going shiny, my lipstick wearing off after lots of kissing, or just loosing that overall glow of the day. Thanks for the amazing makeup Carrie! I LOVE IT!

Alexis Buttars
Logan, UT.


IMATS inspirational makeup by some very talented artist 6/09

So the artist from Makeup Forever created this amazing model. This gives alot of inspiration to continue to remain out of the box! The other models aside from the body art model are students who entered the contest. Theme was Gothic Beauty! IMATS is an annual makeup convention held in Pasadena CA. Great fun till the car was towed!!! lol