Devon Reisman resembled a Cinderella princess (minus the golden locks) on the day of her bat mitzvah celebration. The 13-year-old Jericho, NY resident shined in a strapless, full-skirted gown entrenched with sparkling gemstones throughout the midsection. Finding her desired dress style didn’t come from surfing the web or flipping through the latest magazines. “I saw a girl on TV wearing a turquoise dress that had my same coloring and thought that color would look good on me. When we started dress shopping, I set out to find something like it,” says Reisman.
Half up, half down flowing ringlets complemented her exposed shoulders nicely but took two days at the salon to tame her thick, natural curls! “On day one, my hair was straightened, taking almost two hours. Then on the second day, the day of my bat mitzvah, my hair stylist Tina DiPalo curled my hair.” Once the hair was a go, Reisman sat in the glam chair. “It was really fun getting my makeup done. I wanted very dramatic eyes with a light lip gloss and was very happy with the results.”
Read on for the products used to pull off Reisman’s mitzvah look.
“I have very thick, curly hair. Wearing it down makes it look much longer versus pulling it back into a bun or ponytail.”
“I love the way my hair turned out. I was very nervous it wouldn’t hold during my dance number, but it stayed perfectly.”
“To match my gown, Marguerite used contrasting blue eye shadows from her line that made my dress and green eyes pop.”
“My face was prepared with concealer and foundation, and then finished with a soft pink gloss on my lips.”
Service and Reception: The Inn At New Hyde Park – New Hyde Park, New York
Dress: Outrageous Kids – Plainview, New York
Hair and Makeup: The Salon at 230 West – Syosset, New York
Products: Marguerite Cosmetics and Alterna Professional Haircare
Check out photos from Devon’s bat mitzvah including her 5 tiered cake created by Cake Boss at http://www.mitzvahmarket.com/mitzvah-spotlight/family/the-reisman-bat-mitzvah-family-spotlight.