Holiday Hair on First Coast Living// hair styles

This past week I was lucky enough to score a segment on the morning show called First Coast Living: On this show I got to show the viewers some of my tips and tricks that I use to style my clients hair that they can do themselves at home! Take a look…

I brought along a few of my clients aka  My Main Models… Trisha Miller, LeeAnn Sox and Megan Holtsinger. We had a blast being on set! Pretending we were new casters, weather ladies, and camera controllers… I even played with the “green screen” =) Here are a few pictures that captured those exciting moments.

CONTEST!!!// bridal window

So excited to announce that Once Upon a Stylist will have its very own store front window at my hometown salon. San Marco Strands Hair Salon and I joined up to create a contest!!! We are looking for the most beautiful bride!!!!

Do you have what it takes??? Then send in your favorite picture to

You do not actually have to be a bride as hair, make up and a dress will be provided for the photoshoot!!! The top winner will be the featured bride in the window and the runners up will have headshot type photos in the top of the window!

Picture submissions end at midnight (est) on December 12th!!!

The contest starts on December 13th. Here’s how you win:

The top Three girls will go into an additional contest to determine the winner!

I am sooooo excited to see all the photos! And cant wait to do the actual photoshoot!!!


XOXO, Mandi


It’s the little things in life// wedding accesories

Over the last year I have seen some really neat ideas. I thought i’d pass them along to you girls, to help ensure you get all the extra little details covered. As you can see above… having a personalized wedding dress hanger is a MUST! I love this idea sooo much. It makes it official before it is even official!

Another one of my favorite things is I see those awesome sparkling pumps. This Bride was able to snag these off of an etsy store!





  Another good find on, was when one of my brides found the perfect amount of sparkle for her hair! I’ve seen pretty clips and other things but these were especially beautiful to me.

Adding your own rhinestones stickers to the bottom of your shoe is a great way to have that extra personal touch!

 These sparkling gold beauties just knocked my socks off when I saw them!!!  I need these in my closet


Love Love Love these things… too cute that I had to share!!!!

XOXO, Mandi