Nana is a true star.
The concept of this portrait project was a dream just last year. It began with the idea of capturing some pictures of one of our best friends with her Nana, since family is so important to us. Katie has been known for her signature yellow hair that Grace created for her using GoodDyeYoung, and that got her grandma thinking. With her 90th birthday on February 9th, 2019, Nana asked Grace if she could get her first ever hair color. After all, she has a big family vacation on the horizon! She wanted a vibrant, oceanic blue. What Nana wants, she can have!
The idea behind our photo shoot just snowballed when we asked Nana’s other granddaughter +Katie’s sister Missy to get in on the action. That’s when the bigger picture came into sight; We should get three generations of this family in one portrait, with everyone’s hair complimenting Nana’s choice. It was a go!
We spent a day in the salon prepping the hair colors we would shoot. Everything we used for our vibrant looks came from GDY. From the long-lasting pigments used on Katie + our star, to the Poser Paste used to style Missy + Kathy , everyone wore part of the rainbow. It was a great day, hearing so much laughter in the shop, stories from the past, and plans for future fun.
The big day came to shoot with Luke Copping, who was smiling just as much as us when he saw these ladies’ dynamic together on set. It was truly heartwarming watching Nana watch her daughter + granddaughters be showcased. She was so proud + loved getting to play with an avant-garde look she always wanted to. The crown crew came together on set in great team mentality: Katie Doyle was assisting for her first ever career photo shoot, Grace + Erin were changing looks on the fly, and Chelsey was creating signature makeup looks. As photos came through on Luke’s monitor, we were all crying tears of happiness.
Missy shared the following message with us after the shoot:
“Nana is usually a happy person, but her whole experience at crown made her glow for weeks on end! She couldn’t wait to show off her new look to her friends, and the whole experience really made her feel so special! I know these are memories I’ll have forever! My spunky Nana and the beautiful women of my family encapsulated in these photographs forever! Thank you so much Erin, Grace, Chelsey, Katie and Luke! You guys seriously rock!“