One of my favorite things about being in the beauty industry nowadays is the crazy amount of ways you can connect with other stylists. I found Torie Bliss through Instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. Her braids are….well, I’ll let you see for yourself.

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Insane, right? In the past, I would have spent hours studying these pictures, trying to figure out how the heck she did that. Luckily it’s 2016, so instead I sent her a message and within 24 hours we had planned for her to come teach a class at Eden XO.  Continuing education is a huge tool in this industry, trends are constantly evolving and it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. We hold classes once a month at the salon during the off season to stay fresh, so we knew Torie would be perfect for our March lesson.

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She could not have been sweeter or more helpful, and we learned SO much from her. Everyone left completely rejuvenated and pumped for the upcoming season, even the models went home and practiced their braiding! Here are some of our (pretty awesome, if I do say so myself) interpretations:

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Eden XO Weddings (and our brides) cannot thank Torie enough for helping us take our braiding to the next level. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram: GlamByTorieBliss  and more of our work on our Knot site: