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Formality Talks Beauty & Brides


Tiffany Chan has always loved hair and make-up since she was little. After graduating from cosmetology school in 1999 and working in a salon for a year, she found she did not have a passion for coloring or cutting, but loved hair design, hair art and make-up. After moving from Wisconsin to Ohio she built her business, Formality. She hoped the risks she took would ultimately help her succeed. And succeed, she did. She has worked over 500 weddings and events, worked as a beauty coach for Miss Ohio contestants, and has had 4 weddings featured in Columbus Bride Magazine.


From hair design and art, bachelorette parties, a zombie walk, and event make-up, Chan does it all in the world of hair and beauty. “I will study different techniques, makeup lines, cultures and trends just so I can make a perfect look come together ,” says Chan.


Chan does a full beauty timeline for brides so they do not stress about what to tell their bridal party. She travels all over Ohio and the country with Formality whenever needed. After working on countless weddings, she has several tips for brides and their bridal parties. She encourages brides to not just be beautiful, but to be absolutely stunning on their big day! “B realistic about how much hair you have, talk to your artist, ask questions and make sure you do a trial so you get the look you are envisioning,” explains Chan.


For bridal parties, she believes that the bridesmaids should be supportive of the bride’s choice of hair and make-up for them. “It is her day, so be supportive,” says Chan. When working on hair and make-up for a wedding, she takes several factors into consideration to create an ideal look for the bride. “I use a bride’s personality, style, the atmosphere of her wedding, the theme, dress, season and even culture and tradition to help her create her look,” explains Chan. “You want the look to flow with everything.”


When asked about what she loves the most about her job, Chan says that the customers mean everything to her. “I love the people I meet, their ideas, and the fact that my clients seem to keep pushing the bar higher when it comes to ideas in hair design and even make-up,” says Chan. “I also enjoy the photographers and planners I get to work with because they are all so unique and have different styles that help create the story I am a part of.” Chan loves everything about her job and feels blessed to be doing what she is passionate about every-day. She is only hoping to move forward in the future. “I have been researching to start a magazine featuring other vendors’ work, inspiration, weddings and other items,” she says. “There is so much talent in Columbus that doesn’t get the recognition it should,” explains Chan.


“Life is an experience, a journey so keep your eyes open so you do not miss a thing. Blessings are unexpected gifts in life.”


For more information visit Formality’s website here.


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