I have been obsessed with the television show The Voice since I first started watching it in 2011. For years I have said to my family that if I could ever work for any show or any movie or anything of that sort that The Voice would be my #1 choice. The hair and makeup on that show is my favorite part and I anxiously watch every week to see what they will do with the contestants. Well, I didn't get to work for The Voice. But I feel like I've come as close to that dream as one possibly can by doing hair for one of their contestants.
I was asked by a good friend to do hair for a photo shoot for a local girl that wanted to be a professional singer. Her name is Lyndsey Elm and she is both beautiful and sweet. A couple of times during the shoot, she would burst out into song and it was obvious she had talent. Of course, I jokingly said to her mom that if she ever needed a hairstylist for when she makes it big, that I'd love to be there and do her hair.
Well guess what... a few weeks after the shoot that beautiful girl got to announce that she had auditioned for The Voice. I was ecstatic! So of course, I was anxious to watch the show. Sure enough, the judges heard the talent that I recognized and she got a four-chair turn (for those of you that don't watch the show, this is a HUGE deal)! Yes... I was totally screaming when it happened.
Twice since that photo shoot this amazing family has asked me to do her hair for local events and I'm so excited to help her on her journey. But in many ways, I feel like I'm living part of my dream too. I may not be doing the hair for the actual show, but doing hair for someone on the show that has a chance to win is a dream come true!
I feel honored to be a part of Lyndsey Elm's journey, even if it is only a small part of her local appearances at home. But this whole experience will be a highlight of my career that I will never forget. The best part of the whole thing is that Lyndsey is someone that you want to cheer on. She is so easy going, genuine, and has such a huge heart that I hope she wins. And if she doesn't win, at least she gets to use this as an opportunity to share her gift with the world.
Below are some of my favorite images from the shoot. Hope you all enjoy.
Photography: Rochelle Wilhelms
Gorgeous/ Talented Lady: Lyndsey Elm
Makeup: Marci Cawley