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Kate Tours Cabin John Studio after Makeup Lesson

Kate Tours Cabin John Studio after Makeup Lesson

Kate learned new makeup techniques at today’s advanced makeup lesson at my new studio spaces in Cabin John. We followed her makeup lesson with a quick photoshoot where she checked out my new digs.

Cabin John is located in southern Montgomery County between the Potomac River and Bethesda near historic Glen Echo.

Makeup by Kate during her makeup lesson

Photography by Elizabeth Taylor

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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My New Maryland Makeup Studio is Ready!

My New Maryland Makeup Studio is Ready!

Hi everyone! My new makeup studio in Cabin John, Maryland, is ready, and I absolutely love it! I saw clients Saturday and Sunday in it, and we just had a blast.

On Saturday, I led a makeup lesson for two trans-women in a demonstration format. I applied makeup to my face, and they copied my technique with my feedback. After that, I took photos of them in our front living room and on the back deck and stairs. So fun! If you’re interested in a session with a friend, just let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll help you choose the best package

My Sunday client has been to see me several times over the past year, and she was ready to meet some other girls in the community. So after her Total Makeover and photoshoot, my wife, Giselle, and I hosted an “outing” experience at our place with three friends for a small cocktail party. If you’re a repeat client and want to meet other girls, let me know and I can arrange an outing on the town or in-home.

Here are photos of my new makeup studio. Watch for my wardrobe and photography studio pics in a later post.


 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Makeover Studio

 

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Ask Beth: I’m considering transition. How can you help?

bethiecard1Question: Beth, I am a transgender woman presenting to the world as a man. I’m considering transitioning to live full-time as a woman in the next few years. I’m still in the closet and not sure of what resources are available or how to proceed with living as my authentic self. How can you help me with my transition, Beth? (adapted from recent conversations with clients)

-Changing Times

Answer:

Dear Changing Times,

Congratulations on beginning your journey toward living authentically! Many of my friends and clients have transitioned since I’ve known them, and transition can be a long, challenging but rewarding process. Everyone’s transition is different and advice can differ dramatically. I don’t have all the answers and am not an authoritative source, but I have worked with many people during their transitions and can point to you to many resources.

Many of my friends tell me there are three aspects to transitioning: a social transition, a medical transition, and a legal transition. You may choose to do none, some, or many/all of the options under each of these broad categories. If you choose to get involved in social or support networks in the area, you’ll quickly learn about many of the resources. A lot of my friends regularly attend MAGIC in Falls Church and Second Friday at MCC in Fairfax. Second Friday encourages spouses to attend as well since transition affects the whole family. I have listed several groups and resources in my links session in the right toolbar (bottom of the screen on a mobile device).

Some transgender women have never dressed or presented as a woman even though they have internally felt female for a very long time. I recently had a client like this who had already come out to her wife and family members but had never seen what she looked like with a femme presentation. More commonly, clients will be completely closeted and want to see how they look presenting as a woman. Many of my full-time friends presented as women on a part-time basis for some time prior to coming to me. In all these cases, I would suggest starting with the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover with Photoshoot so that you can build confidence in your feminine identity and presentation. Take a look at my ideas for people new to presenting as a woman for follow-on sessions.

How I can help with your transition goals

Going forward you may be interested in medical procedures like facial feminization surgery (FFS), permanent hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, and other surgeries. Before visiting surgeons for FFS consultations, you may want to see what the range of options looks like with an FFS Visualization Service. I can take photos for the FFS Visualization Service as I describe below. Legally, you may wish to change your legal name, legal gender, and related legal and work documents. Socially, you may wish to update your clothing and makeup presentation for the workplace and daytime, especially if you’ve mainly been going out at night. You may also choose to come out to friends, family, and coworkers, and you may wish to share a photo of you presenting as your true self. As you transition in the workplace, you may want an updated professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, resumes, and other professional documents.

Facial Feminization Surgery Visualization

If you’re curious about feminizing your face with surgery, then you may want to see how each procedure could potentially enhance your feminine appearance. In conjunction with the UK-based Virtual FFS service, I can help with that! Check this out:

Makeup Makeover with FFS Virtual Visualization Photos $150

This session starts with photos en femme (you wear/bring your own clothes) but no wig or makeup to submit to an FFS Virtual Visualization Service such as Virtual FFS. We’ll do a makeup makeover and take the same photo poses with makeup and your wig. After you work with the unaffiliated Virtual FFS service, then you’ll be able to compare no makeup, FFS visualization, and with makeup looks to see what makeup achieves compared to surgery options.

Makeup Lesson for a daytime, work-appropriate look

You may already know how to do a glamorous, evening makeup look but you should be prepared to dial it back for the work environment. We can go over both the basics for a 15-min out-the-door, just-the-basics look and a full-scale, daytime look

Makeup Lesson–2 hours $150
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application. Makeup is available for purchase at my studio and online at http://youniquebyelizabethtaylor.com

Professional Headshot

Studio photography available for your professional head shots for your business card, avatar, and LinkedIn. Images will be lightly retouched with Photoshop and delivered via email within 7 days. Add on a makeup makeover ($90) if desired.

Other Services of Interest

Feminine Deportment

Shopping Companion (or use a personal shopper at Macy’s, Nordstrom, or similar)

Photos (from a Total Makeover + Photography or similar)

Other Service Providers

Hair Removal

Many transitioning and full-time transgender women tell me you should start permanent hair removal as soon as possible even if you don’t have a complete plan toward transition. Hair color and density of hair follicles determines what permanent hair removal options could work for you. Many women tell me it takes two years of laser and electrolysis to eliminate their facial hair. I have a couple of options in my Hair & Nail Services links session that come highly recommended from friends and clients. Kimberly Moore and Jizzelle both have had great results and value from Fay (Forugh Irani), who can be reached at 202-706-4848. She has offices in Vienna and Arlington.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), then you should typically start by seeing a gender therapist such as those listed under my Therapists section of my links or a therapist at Whitman-Walker Health in DC. Some providers, such as Signey Olson in DC, use the informed-consent/harm-reduction protocol, which gets you started on gender-affirming hormone therapy faster than using the WPATH protocol.

Get Professional Help Growing out your Hair

See SanDee in Fairfax City for help growing out your hair in a way that you can style in both guy and girl modes. My friends and clients rave to me about her and I have sat through a session while my friend, Tracy Lynn, got her first girl hair cut and style.

Best wishes on your journey!

I wish you the very best on your journey to discover and express your authentic self. I look forward to being a part of it.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)

Phone: 202-803-3231 (voice only)

Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Images

 

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Makeup Tutorial: Create a dramatic, smokey eye

Create a dramatic smokey eye using Younique’s Moodstruck Addiction Palette 3. Learn techniques to create drama with eyeshadows and eyeliner. Use a Shine makeup wipe to perfect your eye look. The video gives a brief overview of the rest of the face. For basics, please see Makeup Video 1 on my YouTube Channel.

Watch this video to learn how to create a dramatic, smokey eye look perfect for the club.

Watch this video to learn how to create a dramatic, smokey eye look perfect for the club.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Makeovers

 

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Jizzelle Experiences Spring Anew with a Daytime Exhibition

Jizzelle experiences spring anew with a daytime exhibition, er, outing near the National Cathedral. She musters her courage and not only overcomes her fears of emerging during the daylight hours but does it with witnesses. Her delight warms her for hours well after her Titanic moment came over her.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Tracy Kicks back with Elizabeth Taylor

Tracy and I have been having tons of fun with her visits to my makeover studio. I even got her to start enjoying wine, and she’s working on my taste for Jack. Here’s a few snaps of our good times together.

 
 

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Black Friday Sale Starts Now! Gift Certificates for Services on Sale!

Taylor-Beth-0080Gift certificates for makeover and photography services on sale now through Dec. 1, 2014! Purchase a Gift Certificate and get 10% of its value added for free!

Purchase a gift certificate at regular price, and get 10% of the value added on for free! Expires one year from date of purchase. Valid only on services.

Purchase your gift certificates from my SALE section until Dec. 1!

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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in Makeover Studio

 

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