FASHION FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “A Girl’s Dream” Editorial feature InFluential Magazine


This beautiful magazine cover and fashion editorial came together using the stunning designs of Binzario Couture.  The session, which was photographed as the foliage was turning from fall to winter here in Dallas, Texas, seems to come right out of a fairytale.

The hair and makeup by Walter Fuentes showcased gentle washes of rose and bordeaux stains on the cheeks and lips.  The skin was left with a satin finish and highlighted with pearlescent and gold tones using NARS Highlighter in Albatross and the Foreplay Palette.  Faux elbow length gloves were handpainted in White Acrylic Paint by MAC to add a twist on a traditional element.

The hair was set with a 3/4″ curling wand alternating directions of curls to create maximum texture.  The hair was then finger raked and arranged organically as to conserve the ringlets.  The shot of her by the water inspired me to make a headpiece of white feathers to simulate a White Swan.  The hair for the shot of the dark blush gown was brushed out completely with a Mason Pearson and finger backcombed.

The editorial was featured at


Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes

Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes


Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes












Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry |

Photography: Jorge Rivas  |

Styling: Mary Mirsky

Designer: Binzario Couture

Muse: Kaylie Hartman courtesy of Page Parkes Agency



INfluential Magazine July 2014: Easy Hairstyles in 10 minutes or less


It’s summer and the days are long and lazy. A lot of outdoor activities, minimal makeup, and easy breezy clothing are all the norm.

Paid an extra bit of change to get your hair blown out? Had it just colored and trimmed? Had an event over the weekend and got it professionally styled? Now to wash it out for the work week right?

Wrong! You dont have to sacrifice good hair for comfort!

In this month’s issue of INfluential Magazine, I give my little secrets tips on how to extend your blowout and nicely shampooed hair style by having different styles.

Try it out for your next dinner date, party or night out on the town too!

4 Styles to try

Volume Blowout



Step 1: Squeeze a small amount of the styling foam into your palm. I like to use Paul Mitchell Styling Foam for its soft hold and heat protection

Step 2: Rub your hands together and evenly and work it through damp hair

Step 3: Blow dry your hair with a round brush. I recommend sectioning your hair into 4 sections. Section from ear to ear across the top of the head and then split those in two. Start at the back of the head so your hands don’t tire too easily

*Pro Tip: Roughly dry your hair until it is about 80% dry. This eay you cut your drying time considerably

Dressy Ponytail


Step 1: Gently backcomb the root area for added lift

Step 2: Gather your hair in a low ponytail and gently smooth flyaways

*Pro Tip: Wrap a small piece of your ponytail around the base to hide the elastic and pin it in place

Modern Bouffant


Step 1: Gather your hair at the nape and twist your hair in a counter clockwise direction

Step 2: Lift the ponytail as you twist keeping it close to the scalp

Step 3: Pin with grips or bobby pins that match your hair color to hold the shape

Step 4: Tuck any excess into the twist for a smooth finish

Half Up – Half Down


Step 1: Section hair from ear to ear and backcomb the crown area for lift and volume.  Pin the top section to create lift as shown. You can make it as full or demure as you’d like!

Step 2: Smooth flyaways and ends for a classic look.

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry |

Photography: Jorge Rivas |

Model: Tara Oefinger of The Dragonfly Agency

Charles James- Beyond Fashion MET Gala 2014


This year’s MET Gala celebrated a grand couturier, Charles James, who constructed voluminous and glamorous gowns for the fashion icons of the time.

Of course, with beautiful fashion, you need perfect hair and makeup. Here’s a look at my favorites:


Anna Kendricks wore clean side-part with a bit of lift at the crown paired with a feline flick eyeliner and dusty rose pink lip.


This loose, textured side braid paired with bronzed eyes, apricot cheeks and lips gave Emma Stone a polished bohemian feel.


Chloë Moretz balanced a dramatic smokey eye with natural nude pinks for her lips and cheeks along with loose waves gathered in a half-up, half-down style.


Glossy, side parted cascading barrel waves framed Blake Lively’s face. A wispy thick lash paired with a brighter pink made the look pop.


Rita Ora channeled flapper and gamine with this slick deep side part do. She wore gold leaf in the parting add flair and interest. A beautiful full lash and sculpted cherry red lip completed the look.


You need a sweetheart look to match a sweetheart neckline. Reese Witherspoon wore a glossy faux bob pinned securely out of the face with with a matching bright pink to complete the look.


Serious height at the crown gave Selena Gomez interest for a style that was worn completely off the face. Winged liner, full thick eyelashes and a raspberry lip complemented the jewelry and gown.


A beautiful risk was taken by Joan Smalls with this beautiful magnetic eggplant violet lipstick. A side fishtail braid softened the look.


An effortless windswept updo matched well with Suki Waterhouse’s deep toned makeup complete with a ruby lip and bronzey smoke eye.

There were many beautiful gowns, lights, and glamour. Check out the full red carpet online by typing “MET Gala 2014”

Image Credits:; Getty Images