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....



Glam Yourself Up!

Going to a night out with your love or a holiday party? Get your glam on and learn to get your makeup ready for any special occasion. Play with shimmery color, smokey eyes, and false lashes. The perfect holiday gift for a special girl!

Beauty Workshops take approximately two hours, broken down in three sections:
- 30 min - consultation in regards to your specific makeup needs.
- 1 hr - hands on, one-on-one class of application techniques.
- 30 min - class review and printed booklet of every step (with pictures of you doing each step).
- A list of recommended products.

{Investment - $250}

Book your Beauty Workshop today for the holidays! We're currently scheduling for the Winter season, so drop us a line at and secure your date!



Three beautiful girls with an every day look to camera ready!


What is there to say about part 3 but BEAUTIFUL! To me this session turned out most romantic out of all three themes. Perhaps it was the lighting that sets the tone more for me, not to mention two gorgeous models. I love the entire feel this theme portrays. When the thought of a Boho theme was mentioned I was very excited because braids are so popular currently. So to incorporate a fishtail braid in the models look was cool. The flowers are most amazing as there are no flowers in this shoot, her bouquet are all made out of plants! That was so unique and another very cool idea!!! To read more about part 3 and see more amazing photos click here Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the entire Inspiration Shoot. Leave me your comments and let me know your thoughts. Photography by Brittany Cascio



From 'The Jackie' we enter 'The Mod' and let me tell you an artist could have really gone full spectrum on this theme. Especially when you incorporate a little touch of the 21st century to it. How fun was this though to take my model who has long hair, little layering and no bangs, to a faux bob AND faux bangs. Bang out her lashes, pop the shadow on her eyes and WA-LA! Yes, it just keeps getting more and more fun! To see more of the amazing talent from all the incredible vendors who participated in this exciting shoot click on the link


I always love when a photographer contacts me to work on a fun project. Brittany Cascio of Cascio Photography came up with this wonderful idea featured around one dress, and from there three amazing sessions were formulated! Fortunately for me she needed a MUHA and called upon me. I always love to do era type work and to be able to create three different looks was super fun for me. Here is part one of the three sessions that created this Inspiration Shoot. To read more about the dress and see more of all the vendors amazing work that was captured in all of the shoots click on the link you will see just where it all began to create this wonderful idea.



Have you remembered all the important people on your list?
My gift cards make it easy to thrill each and every one with the season-brightening services of their choice, for hair services and makeup lessons. Give the gift of Beauty!

Sorority Sister
Personal Trainer
Dog Walker
Yoga Instructor
Anyone that makes your life brighter



My SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY weekend-long event is here! This Holiday, it's better to give AND to receive! Buy $100 worth of Carrie Purser Makeup and Hair Artisty gift cards and get The Appreciation Collection - a set of 8 unique offers valued at $150!

Give a Carrie Purser Makeup and Hair Artistry gift card... get the Appreciation Collection filled with savings on popular services in the salon. Bundle it with any gift card as an added surprise... or, keep it and indulge yourself. (Don't worry. I won't tell!)

Valid January 2 – February 29, 2012
~ $20 Voucher Gift Card towards any Salon Service with Carrie Purser

~ $10 Off any Eyebrow Waxing Service
~ $50 Off Keratin Smoothing Treatment
~ $50 Off any Hair Extension Application
~ $10 off a Haircut/Color combination
~ $10 off a Makeup Application
($5 off cut only)
~ 15% Off A-Trac Hair Extension (hair purchase)
$150 in savings based (Dec & Feb). One time use on all gift certificate savings.


SPECIAL RATES for weddings in Dec, 2011 & Jan/Feb 2012!!

Airbrushed ~Waterproof ~Beautiful ~Natural

I am currently offering SPECIAL RATES for any wedding date in
December 2011 & January, February 2012!

Bride - $300
Bridal Party - $150/person
*A $350 minimum is required for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Trail Session/Preview - $125
Consultations are complementary!
Twenty minutes of verbal planning

All Wedding Bookings Include
Signature Hair Design & Airbrushed makeup plus custom individual false lashes for the
bride and bridal party (if desired)
On location wedding day services within the Utah, Los Angeles, OC area

Inside the Utah, Los Angeles, OC area - Complementary
Outside the Utah, Los Angeles, OC area - Please ask me for a custom quote

Email me at for inquires



The holidays are here and as always this time of year reminds me of the many blessings and the amazing support I have been given by family, friends and my wonderful clients. So I've been inspired to give back by this wonderful idea I came across on my nightly web searching. I wanted to let everyone know about a little thing I'm doing this holiday season, to give back to our community.It's called "Cans for Comments". The site has challenged bloggers to donate cans to their local food bank for every comment left on our blogs. As any blogger knows it a great feeling to get comments on your posts. So from November 1- November 18, I will be blogging every day (hopefully) and donate one canned good or non-perishable item to a local food shelter for every comment, question or compliment left on my blog.

10 comments = 10 cans of food. It's just that simple. I have LOTS of updates coming, so you’ll have plenty to comment on too! You can even comment on past posts, so go back and leave some love on your favorite session or personal post. Heck, you can go back and comment on them all if you want. I am envisioning a giant canned food pyramid, so let’s do this people and please help me give back some love! That's 18 days to raise awareness for the Cache Valley Food Pantry, and help out families in need this year.





I come across this wonderful idea of a 'Give Away", I loved it so much I had to do this!

Due to my love of education also, I have decided to make the last months of 2011 a time I pay it forward.

As I am winding down the year 2011, Carrie Purser Makeup and Hair Artistry will be giving away one FREE 60-90 min, one-on-one hair and/or makeup education session during November and December. But there is a catch: I want you to get into the spirit of things and instead of trying to win yourself, I’m asking that you nominate someone you feel deserves the complimentary session.
And what is an education session, you may ask? Well, friends, it is where I sit down with two lucky winners and talk about how to make them their best self. It starts with a consultation and follows with instruction on how they can recreate certain looks on themselves. We might talk about product or choosing the right style for their face shape. It could consist of walking them through a blow dry or color options that make them feel new again. Or maybe make up is the big question, so we can start with skincare do’s and dont’s, followed by choosing the right product for your skin type, matching colors and picking the right colors to bring out your best features. Which brush does what and how do you use your brushes to get a certain type of look?
Each education session is a $170 value and can be totally customized to the winners’ desires.
To nominate someone to win a free education session, send an email to Tell me who you think deserves to win and why. And who knows? Maybe you’ll get lucky, too, as I will choose one winner from nominators and blog commenters to win a full makeover, haircut, hair color, eyebrow shaping, and make up application. Contest ends 12/20/2011.



Have I mentioned before I much I love doing cultural events, especially weddings! When Karmon had contacted me with interest in my services for her wedding day I could not be more excited. All I can say is her formal pictures are the most amazing pictures I have seen and I could not be more pleased with how her look turned out. Karmon's wedding was top-notch so of course I had to complete her hair and makeup to match the Maggie Sottero Wedding Gown and the Swarovski jewels, plus the custom Chinese dress and traditional Chinese jewelry to match. Stunning is all I can say as I favor these images over and over again. Photography by Swenson Photography
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