Behind the Scenes: Academy of Country Music Awards
As far as my career goes, this has definitely been the highlight thus far! Hannah came to me for a highlight to get her hair looking perfect for a date to the ACM’s. After a couple of hours of pure excitement, we decided she had to have a personal hairstylist and makeup artist on hand for this event! So a short flight later I was in Dallas, TX getting her primped and ready for her big night on the Red Carpet! To top off this already amazing day, Shay (from country duo Dan+Shay) surprised me with an ALL ACCESS PASS to be back stage during the awards! I was so excited! We styled Hannah’s hair in a high ponytail to show off the beautiful back to her dress and we used airbrush makeup to make sure she remained flawless all night long. When we arrived to the event Dan and Shay did interviews and photos on the red carpet while Hannah and I took in all the excitement around us.
Once backstage, Shay introduced us to Nick Jonas who was performing with them during the show! (Listening to them rehearse backstage was unreal, they are all so talented it just gives you chills!!) The whole night was amazing and definitely an experience that I will never forget. From meeting Darius Rucker to Little Big Town, it was an opportunity I am so grateful for. It really put into perspective where I want to take my career. I have always dreamed of being a celebrity hairstylist or makeup artist and being in that environment gave me a real sense of what I have to do to get there. I spoke to several other stylists that were backstage and talked to them about their journeys to get where they are today. It was a great networking opportunity for me and I cannot thank Hannah and Shay enough for including me and making me feel so welcome. Congrats to Dan and Shay and all their success so far!