Photo: Brian Hanna / Photos on Call

Fashion and beauty chic—the flower is in full bloom. The seeds we plant today will blossom tomorrow if you are ready to take the time and nurture them. Green grass, sunshine, and a little tender loving care. We can see this in all parts of our lives if we believe it.

The future is bright and colorful. This season, for me, is all about the whimsical romantic. The chic woman who knows how to mix up her mood. The woman who knows if you dream it, you can accomplish it. For this look, I wanted to capture the flower blooming and coming into her own.

Spring is a time to believe in tomorrow. If you continue to refresh and renew yourself, then tomorrow will be a bright light, a full bloom, and a time for you to hold your bouquet high. Nature is a beautiful thing—it renews itself and refreshes year after year. We can learn so much from Mother Nature. Let go of all your fears, all your worries, and let the sunshine warm your heart. Open your mind to change and growth. Blue skies, flip flops, birds singing—all signs of a beautiful brighter future.

My model, Jenny Lou, is the vision of the whimsical romantic. She represents a bouquet of flowers and new beginnings. Spring 2017 is all about flowing florals, dewy skin, and romantic, chic hairstyles.

Jenny Lou is wearing a color blocking floral dress. This style is flirty and sweet. Ruffle sleeves make a pretty fashion statement. A free-spirited sweet floral dress is lightweight and easy to wear with a beautiful color blocking print. Such a relaxed fit is perfect for your delicate spring fashions.

Here are my favorite hair tips for spring…fun and chic. For Jenny Lou’s hairstyle, I wanted to incorporate the blocking technique to blend with the fashion. The fringe is directed forward with a braided bumper bang. The sides and back are locked into a chic pattern of texture and waves. Deep side parts will be on trend this spring.

Spring makeup tips: Fresh dewy skin, naturally soft and feminine. Perfected skin with a touch of gold accents. Jenny Lou is also wearing rich red lips in Just Jackie Vamp. Healthier skin starts with a daily skincare routine. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Bronzers create a sun-kissed glow all year round. Remember to wear SPF in your moisturizer or foundation. Get glowing with a fresh dewy look.

Dream big this spring. Plant those seeds so they bloom into beautiful blessings. Take care of them, nourish them, and watch them grow. Before you know it, your dreams will come true. Your flowers will turn into a beautiful bouquet of opportunities. So go ahead, get out there in the sunshine, breath in the fresh air, and take time to rejuvenate.

Happy spring! Until next time, live your dreams.

Jackie has been in the beauty and fashion industry for over 25 years, starting as a shampoo girl, to an assistant, stylist and salon owner! Being a educator is one of her most rewarding accomplishments. She likes to be able to give back and mentor to the young stylist. She has worked on fashion events, organized hair shows and done editorial work for fashion magazines and Pittsburgh fashion week! Jackie has started a organization for stylists to be able to network and get together for ongoing education. Her passion and dedication doesn't stop there. She was awarded the 2012 BEST BUSINESS WOMAN OF PITTSBURGH. Her goals for the future are to be the best she can be and to live her dreams!