Meet the Beauty Pro: Hair & Makeup by Steph

We chatted with this local lipstick + lock star and found out what she's currently crushing on.

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With more than 412K followers on Instagram, it’s safe to say that Stephanie Brinkerhoff of Hair and Makeup by Steph is one of the most sought-after beauty pros in the Utah wedding industry and beyond (and you thought your stylist was tough to get an appointment with). The local lock star’s soft, pretty, and unfussy takes on beachy waves, cool-girl braids, and modern, twisted updos are coveted by brides and the non-betrothed.

For the #SLCFashionBridals Giveaway (only 5 days left to enter!), Steph will be working her hair magic on the tresses of our lucky winner.

Below, check out some of Steph’s bridal hairstyles, read our Q & A, and find out why big hair is a big-day no-no and which social media star she’d like to meet.

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Q | Why weddings?
A | I have always loved doing bridal hair. Who doesn’t love getting all dolled up?

Q | Describe your overall style and aesthetic:
A | Natural and feminine

Q | How long have you been at it?
A | 7.5 years

Q | Wedding trend you love?
A | I love the natural look of wedding hairstyles right now.

Q | Wedding pet peeve?
A | Brides who want HUGE hair.

Q | Favorite wedding or style blog?
A | Green Wedding Shoes

Q | Best Instagram feed?
A | Wedding Chicks

Q | Who does your hair?
A | I do it myself or have a friend do it.

Q | What item of clothing or accessory has been in heavy rotation this month?
A | My flowy cream top from Anthro.

Q | What item of clothing or accessory are you currently coveting?
A | I’m loving jumpsuits right now.

Q | Favorite local coffee shop or cafe?
A | Kneaders

Q | Best local restaurant you’ve tried lately?
A | Aroy-D

Q | Current soundtrack?
A | Bryan John Appleby

Q | Utahn you’d most like to meet?
A | Amber Fillerup, even though I’ve already met her; I’d love to work with her!

Q | Wedding pro you’d most like to meet?
A | Ben Sasso

Q | Where’s your next travel destination?
A | Redwood National Park next week!