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a little bit about me

Sydney

The first thing you should know about me is that I love Jesus! I believe that he created me to create & I finally found my calling that lets me do just that! I am an artist. I grew up painting & sketching, and to me every client is a new canvas or a blank page to create something beautiful and unique to their features.

I didn't grow up dreaming that someday I would be a hairstylist. I actually grew up on a farm and was a total tomboy! I decided to go to cosmetology school on a whim after I graduated high school. While in cosmetology school I developed a passion for bridal styling and updos. I left with big dreams in mind, ready to start my new adventure!

I find it so rewarding to make others feel good about themselves. There is something so incredibly special about being a part of someone's wedding day. My favorite part of the day, besides getting everyone all dolled up, is getting to witness the behind-the-scenes moments of the getting ready process that few people get to experience. I always arrive with positive energy to ensure a relaxing experience as well as top notch service.

 

My studio is located in Brandywine, Maryland, which is where all of my Bridal Previews take place. On your wedding day or special event, I will come to you! I travel all throughout Southern Maryland, Annapolis, Northern Virginia, Baltimore and the surrounding areas. You may also find me freelancing for The Caitlyn Meyer Pro Hair & Makeup Team located in Baltimore as well as Miranda Paige Beauty located in Prince Frederick, Maryland and Vintage Veils in Severna Park, Maryland.

 

I can't wait for the years to come, for all of the future brides I will meet and all of the beautiful love stories that I will get to witness. If you are interested in reaching out, please email me at theupdodarling@gmail.com. I would be honored to work with you! 

"May the God of hope fill you with all the joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." - Psalms 73:26

XOXO

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Kaitlyn Herbst

"I had the privilege of having Sydney work her magic on my wedding day, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results. Her talent is unmatched, and she created hairstyles that not only looked incredible but stayed flawless throughout the entire celebration. What sets Sydney apart is her attention to detail and genuine commitment to making every moment perfect. She stayed to help place my veil in my hair and even helped out with a wardrobe malfunction. She went above and beyond for us! If you're looking for a gifted and dedicated wedding hair stylist, Sydney is the one to choose. My wedding day was made even more beautiful thanks to her incredible skills and warmhearted approach. Highly recommend!"

XOXO - Kaitlyn

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Jodie Johnston

"Sydney was a dream to work with for my wedding day!! She perfectly understood my vision for my look and made recommendations based on my preferences. She was accommodating when I decided to switch up my style last minute on my wedding day & executed that one perfectly as well. She is so personable and easy to chat with too. She really helped sooth my nerves on my big day! All of my girls loved their hair has well. Can't recommend her enough!!"

XOXO - Jodie

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Jessica Overton

"Sydney was the best wedding hair stylist EVER! From the very beginning conversations to the wedding day, Sydney was amazing. She's so sweet & kind and you can tell she truly loves what she does. Her goal is to make everyone look and feel their best and she did just that. I wish I could have her do my hair every weekend! She's truly the best."

XOXO - Jessica

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Summer Carey

"Sydney did my hair for my wedding in February of 2023 as well as my entire bridal party. She is profesiional, kind, and bubbly and is wonderful at what she does. She was easy to communicate with and quick to answer any questions that myself or my bridal party had regarding their look, ideas, hair texture, etc. She truly made everyone feel comfortable and created a gorgeous and unique look for everyone! She brought great energy to the bridal suite that morning and even stayed through my bridal portraits for touch-ups. The hairstyle I chose on my wedding day was different than what we had done at the preview, but Sydney was supportive & encouraging about me wanting to pivot to a style that felt more like me! I highly recommend Sydney for all of your wedding day hair needs.

XOXO - Summer

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Amanda Seeba

"I cannot say enough good things about Sydney! I have had the opportunity to work with her as a bride and bridesmaid over the last 2 years and both experiences have been amazing! Sydney is so sweet & kind - she is super relatable and very knowledgeable about her profession. Even though we've only met a few times at special events, she makes you feel like you've been friends forever. She is able to take your vision and bring it to life but always 10x better than what you're expecting! I have never felt more beautiful than when Sydney has finished working her magic on my hair. She is simply the best at what she does, and I cannot recommend this amazing girl enough!"

XOXO - Amanda

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Sierra Moser

"Sydney is by far the best! From bridal preview to wedding day she was amazing! She was able to create a dream come true for me and was so nice, sweet, and has so much passion for what she does. 5 stars no doubt! I highly recommend."

XOXO - Sierra

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Kara Jones

"Sydney was the best! Extremely professional and an amazing artist. My wedding hair turned out exactly how I imagined it! She also styled my bridal party, and everyone turned out beautiful. Highly recommend!"

XOXO - Kara

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Morgan Vokel

"I would highly recommend Sydney to anyone getting married! From bridal preview to the wedding day, she was so professional and fun to work with. I completely changed my hairstyle the morning of the wedding and she was not phased at all and nailed everything I envisioned. She made getting ready on the wedding morning so fun and all of my bridesmaids loved their hair! I couldn't imagine my wedding day without Sydney!!

XOXO - Morgan

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Summer Mowry

"Sydney is my best friend and was my maid of honor in my wedding. I knew no matter what style I chose that she would knock it out of the park like she always does! I wore my mom's wedding dress for the ceremony, and it had a very high neckline, so we did a midi bun for my first hairstyle. Then I changed dresses for my reception, and she created the most beautiful side braid to compliment my second look. I have never felt more beautiful! It was a very hot & very humid September day and every chance Sydney got she was there to touch up my hair and made sure I was looking my best throughout the whole day. I couldn't imagine my day without her! I can't recommend her enough!"

XOXO - Summer 

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