Photography has made more laborious methods of capturing a person's essence obsolete, such as taking crayon rubbings of the face or casting the body in toilet-paper-mâché. Save time and paper trees with today’s Groupon: for $249, you get a photo session with hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling, one 8"x10" print, one 5"x7" print, and a DVD of images at Crush Studio (a $600 value).
Crush Studio’s makeover mavens immortalize glamorized clients in magazine-quality snapshots and count celebrity Donna Karan as one of their well-coiffed clients. Before the shoot, a consultation maps the shoot's concept and style, directing hairstylist Joel Holland and makeup guru Sylvia Herrera as they reinvent hairstyles, makeup motifs, and ensembles, creating a finished person product mere frozen joints away from the ranks of dollhood. Both Herrera and Holland are fashion-fluent photogs, and their camera clicks capture each enchanting pose and Lemonhead-induced pucker. After the shoot, clients can sort through a DVD of images ($525/photo shoot and disc), scrolling through flawless doppelgangers in search of one frame to impose upon a pair of fully edited prints ($75/two prints).
310 Gray St.
Houston, Texas 77002