“I want to stay natural as long as I can,” she said.
After getting to know a day-in-the-life of Schnabel, Fields decided that working with her natural texture would serve her best.
“She is a self-confessed ‘do nothing, wash and wear girl' and I felt that creating a style that could work with her natural hair, which is fine but with great soft curl, would work best for her day to day life,” Fields said.
He shortened Schnabel's hair to her collar to create volume and to better flatter her features. A color wash of Artease Colors Demi-permeant color enhanced her natural red color with more shine and dimension.
“I believe a woman is best served when her hair has versatility,” Fields said. “Angela can wear her hair in its natural curl, straightened, or round brushed as I prepared for her reunion with her husband.”
Schnabel shot video of Fields' styling techniques since, she said, she didn't even own a curling iron, much less know how to use one. Fields patiently showed her how to style her new look.
With her hair perked and revived, Schnabel moved to a makeup chair, where makeup artist Sharon Tabb shared tips for creating a soft, natural look in no time.
“She's not used to wearing makeup so I didn't want to overwhelm her,” Tabb said. She chose neutral shades for Schnabel's makeup palette, blending warm shades of salmon on her eyelids to brighten her eyes and add depth to the crease area.
Tabb recommends women with auburn and red hair use brown eyeliner instead of black. For Schanbel, Tabb used a medium-dark shade of brown to line the top lashes and a lighter, bronzy shade for the bottom line. She recommends this technique for any liner shades.
“It creates like an optical illusion that the eyes are bigger than they are,” Tabb said.
She blended a neutral blush just on the apples of Schnabel's cheeks and finished the look with some individual lashes, dark brown mascara and L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Modern Mauve (Tabb loves this line of glosses).
Since her husband's flight was delayed, Schnabel had to recreate the look for her husband's arrival home on Tuesday afternoon. She waited for him at Will Rogers World Airport downstairs at the baggage claim.
“I am blown away,” David Schnabel said after seeing his wife's new look. “When I was coming down the escalator, the first thing I saw was her feet and I knew it was her. It was a really nice reveal from bottom to top.”
He loved his wife's new glamorous look, but especially loved the fact that she had been treated to so much attention.
“It's nice to see her dressed up because she has a hard time pampering herself,” he said. “I'm glad someone else was able to pamper her.”
He promised to take his wife someplace fancy where she can show off her new and improved look.