Tia and Haden | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

We loved being apart of this boho style wedding! As Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair professionals, we are thrilled for Tia and Haden! Set in a beautiful romantic backdrop of Legends Ranch, this couple went for a boho inspired wedding look.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOK

It was really important to Tia that she have the right wedding hair and makeup look for the setting. For the makeup, we went with a soft natural look, and as a result, it brought out a lot of the golden and peach tones of her skin. For the hair look, she did a trial session. We were able to experiment with several styles for her.

For Tia’s hair, she was torn with a few different looks. She was wanting it up and also possibly wanting it down, and as a result, we did something in the middle. We were able to pull once side back and incorporate a braid to give it a more boho style, upscale feel.

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THE WEDDING PARTY

The beautiful bride surprised all her wedding party with getting their hair professionally done. Tia chose boho style wedding hair looks for her bridesmaids that all complimented them very well. The ladies with the more shorter hairstyle, we were still able to incorporate a braid. As a result of everyone having a braid, the bridesmaids looked uniform and together.

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I am a huge fan of boho style wedding hair and makeup inspiration, so I love being apart of this special day for Tia and Haden. They had an incredible creative partner team! As a result, everyone came together to create such a magical and dreamy experience for the two of them.

We wish Tia and Haden a lifetime of happiness and love! Scroll down for more wedding inspiration photos!

Looking to create a custom wedding hair and makeup look for you? Fill out the contact form and schedule a consultation here.

XOXO, Brianna Michelle

Creative Partners: Venue: Legends Ranch, Planner: Modern Vintage Rentals, Photographer: Sunnie Heers Photography, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Floral: Lorea Blooms, Video: Sarah Quinn, Cake: The Cupcakery in Summerlin.

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Shelley and Bo | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

This gorgeous couple, was perfection!!!! Shelley and Bo chose us as their Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair team and we were thrilled to be apart of their day! REAL weddings always get me super excited and as a result McKenzie Stewart Photography couldnt have shot a more beautiful wedding at the Wynn Las Vegas and we had a slew of amazing creative partners!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

One of the things I love most about my clients is that they request all different hair and makeup looks! We are able to customize each and every look tailored to each and every brides specific needs. As a result, they not only get a beautiful look, but they get a look that feels like them. They get a look that represents their personality and that is important feeling on your wedding day.

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Trial Session

Trials are important and most of our clients do request a trial session so they can play around with a few different looks. At the time of her trial, Shelley requested a smokey eye look and we played around with a few different lipstick shades to go along with the loo and dramatic eye feel until she was comfortable with the chose light, tulip pink lip color.

Most brides will utilize their trial session as both the trial and their engagement shoot! It allows us as artists to get to know the bride and her personal style before wedding day!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Wedding Day

On the day of, we tweaked a few more things and Katie executed a gorgeous half up and half down hairstyle that was just stunning! All the bridesmaids and the bride looked gorgeous. We consult with the bride on wether she wants her bridesmaids all in the same look or if she wants to allow them to choose their own makeup look for the big day.

We wish Shelley and Bo Li a wonderful healthy, and life long marriage of love and many memories and laughter together!!!!

Additional amazing creative partners: Photography: McKenzie Stewart, Floral: Everbloom Flowers and Events, Film and Video: Analog Cabin Wedding Film, Ceremony: Wynn Las Vegas, Reception: Maggianos Little Italy, Dress: Stella York, Officient: Reverend Richard Walter, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty.

Check out their adorable engagement session video by McKenzie Stewart Photography.

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart
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Photography by McKenzie Stewart
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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Bridal Trial FAQ |Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

A Las Vegas wedding makeup artist will always say YES, to having a trial. A wedding makeup and hair trial is like “Say Yes To The Dress,” but more like “say yes, to the wedding makeup and hair!”

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1. Why Does It Cost To Have a Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial Session?

Wedding makeup and hair trials are almost more important than the actual wedding day service. It takes a TON of communication on our part as the artist by asking you lots of questions to discover exactly what your looking for. Typical things we discover in the trial session are:

  • How you like your eyebrows filled in?
  • How much or little face contouring your prefer?
  • How you like your false eyelashes? We offer several different sizes and shapes.
  • Getting the exact lip color right so it stands out in your photos.
  • How you like your hair parted? (side, middle or natural)
  • How tight or loose you prefer the sides of the updo to be? (Do you like messy and boho style, or more of a clean look?)
  • …..and so much more!

There is a lot of time and experience skill that goes into a hair and makeup trial session which is why they are not discounted. This is why it is #1 reason to hire a skilled and professional wedding hair and makeup artist. In the session, the same products are used, same experience, session and traveling time.

2. How Do You Help Me Discover What I Want?

As a Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, we like to get to know you and see what kinds of images your drawn to and you like. We help and guide you through a serious of questions. As a result these detailed questions help us discover what feels more comfortable to you! Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas and feeling inspired.

3. What If We Don’t Figure Out What I Want During The Trial?

Having a second trial is not uncommon. 99% of most of our brides, do figure out the look they love at the time of their first trial. However, it is always best to try and do some prep work before the trial session. We can help guide you through this.

4. Does It Cost Extra If I Want To Do A Second Trial Session?

We do plan a ton of time are your first trial session, so we typically don’t book trials on Saturdays and recommend scheduling out at least 2.5 hours for your session. As a result, we do find that is plenty of time to secure a look. If a second trial is requested, additional charges will occur.

As a result, 100% of all our clients are SO GLAD they opted in for a wedding hair and makeup trial session! You don’t want to be experimenting on one of the most important days of your life. Trials certainly help ease your nerves going into wedding day and make the experience so enjoyable!

As a veteran Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, If you are thinking about booking a trial and have not scheduled your session, yet email me so we can get you on my calendar!

Xo, Brianna Michelle

Why does the bride cost more? | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

With weddings being costly, Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, Brianna Michelle breaks down the cost of what goes into your cost of a wedding hair and makeup session.

You Get What You Pay For

We have all heard that term, right? Well instead of just taking someone’s word for it, I am here to break it down for you from a business perspective.

First and foremost, the bride service is always more than the rest of her wedding party because we do spend way more time with the bride! Those extra dollars help go into all the online consultations and time we spend emailing back and forth to ensure her day runs smooth. In addition, there are business licensing fees, makeup products, brush cleaners, continued education, phone bills, office supplies, gas, and administration fees. There is, also, the time of packing and cleaning brushes after a days work and emailing back and forth to make sure you wedding day runs smooth. These aren’t even all the expenses it takes to run a business, but you get the point.

These additional costs are factored into every bridal appointment. It is industry standard to spend way more time on the bride on her wedding day. Make sure your artist is spending more time with you to make sure you are happy with the overall look. I mean it is “your special day!” You don’t want cheap makeup, and makeup isn’t cheap. Your wedding day is not something you want to get at the bargain price for $49.99.

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist Tips

If your looking to gain a quality wedding hair and makeup artist, it is best to book early. That way, also you can have time to save for the wedding, so it doesn’t feel your forking out a tin of money all at once. I know some brides book a year and a half in advance for their wedding, so they do not feel the financial pressure. This will help you slowly be able to pay off your wedding vendors, and feel great about the good quality of people you have hired for the big day!

XOXO, Brianna Michelle

Melina and Robert | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

We are thrilled to be the las vegas wedding makeup artist for Melina and Roberts wedding! This is a very special couple who won our elopement giveaway last Fall! The day was filled with love and style! Her boho theme was  perfect for the happy couple paired with the Las Vegas dream team of amazing vendors.

Two Las Vegas locals, the couple met on the graveyard shift at one of the local casinos. “It was the only good thing that happened after 1am!” Melina says!  Melina’s style was based off her wedding dress and as a result, brought the hair and makeup together to perfection. 

Wedding Hair and Makeup Look:

Earth toned colors were used for her makeup look, which gave off that boho vintage vibe and as a result matched the entire theme of their special day! Melina chose boho style waves for her hair look. We added a hand made rose quartz, crystal comb designed by the bride to her hairstyle to bring a little bit of personalization to the look.

We are happy to be apart of such a beautiful couple. Thank you Robert and Melina for having us be apart.

Dream Team:

Event Planner: Elopement Las Vegas

Photography: Jamie Y

Floral: City Blossoms

Video: Golden Summit Films

Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty

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Rebecca and Chris |Las Vegas Makeup Artist

Rebecca chose us for her Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hairstylist all the way from across the Pacific. This New Zealand beauty wanted somewhat dramatic eyes, and as a result still looked natural for her beautiful day. Hosted at the beautiful Lake Las Vegas Westin Resort, her results were picture perfect.

The beauty of being able to customize the look for Rebecca, was that it was personalized for her. We opted for a tangerine colored lip, and as a result brought out her flowers in her bouquet.

Lets not forget to talk about THAT DRESS!!! To die for! It was the perfect style to give her wedding a boho, chic, glam feel. We love to customize and style you from head to toe! Let us get to know you and help pull in your wedding elements together with your beauty look. We want to sprinkle our  magic on you!

Dream Team:

Planner: Weddings and Events by Emily

Photography: Adam Trujillo

Wedding Hair and Makeup: Brianna Michelle Beauty

 

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Grace and Bryce | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

Wedding Hair and Makeup

We were so excited to be the Las Vegas wedding makeup artist for this gorgeous brides day! They chose a super romantic and whimsical desert elopement and as a result was perfect for the New Zealand couple.

We matched Grace’s makeup look with her personality,  as well as,  matched her lip color to the soft pink shades in her bouquet. Since she wanted a more whimsical look and feel, we created a boho hair look for her. We opted for a fishtail brand because it was a bit more modern. We couldn’t be more than thrilled for this beautiful couple. Grace is as beautiful on the inside as the out! Thank you for choosing us, as we couldn’t be more than grateful!

Check out her before and after, and SCROLL down to the bottom to watch the FULL VIDEO!

Dream Team:

Desert Elopement Las Vegas 

Golden Summit Films

City Blossoms

The Emerics

Weddings Vows Las Vegas 

Brianna Michelle Beauty

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How To Apply Makeup

How to apply makeup to feel confident in your makeup application and in yourself!

 

I get it, makeup application can be so overwhelming! With all the products and steps, how do you know which is the right way to apply your makeup to perfection?

Today’s blog post will take you step by step in how to apply makeup so you can feel more confident and look younger, too!

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Start with skincare.

Your makeup will only looks as good as how well you take care of your skin. If your unsure with what to do, reference our skincare guide here.

Prime to Shine.

Yes, after completing skin prep, you will want to use a all over face primer and a separate eye primer to smooth out the skins imperfections and discoloring to have perfectly even and radiant skin.

Start with Brows.

If your not shaping your brows, I recommend starting now. Brows are the frames of your eyes and by filling in and shaping your brows with eye product your eyes will appear more large and more visible. Brow filling also instantly makes you look younger by giving you a lift to your face.

Make Your Eyes Pop.

Its best to start with the eyes first, that way if you have any eyeshadow fall out you can clean it up before you apply foundation. If your unsure with how to apply your eyeshadow, follow my eyeshadow guide here.

Apply Foundation and Concealer.

Now you can finally apply your foundation. I prefer using a foundation brush for best makeup results. When covering discoloration under the eye, I apply my foundation all the way up to the bottom lash line. Then, I go over with concealer. Therefore, the area is layered with both foundation and concealer.

Highlighting and Contouring.  

Another step that instantly can make you look younger! By using a sculpting powder, blush and a highlight powder together, you will create a gorgeous look that will no only accent your cheekbone, but give you a lift to your face.

Smile Bright.

Most women are afraid of wearing brighter shades of lip color. However, but opting to a more pop of color, that stands against your skin, will brighten your skin, look, smile and give you a more youthful appearance.

 

Not sure what the best makeup products are for you,  in how to apply makeup?

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Pros and Cons for Lash Extensions

Should you get lash extensions for your wedding? One of the number one questions I get asked most! Here is a brief explanation of lash extensions and what they are, pros and cons and to see if they are right for you!

WHAT ARE THEY?

Lash extensions are small lashes that get placed on your natural lash. They are placed by hand with a semi permanent glue to last 3-4 weeks. There are several different kind of lashes with various size, length and volume that create different looks based on your personal preference. The process takes about 2.5 hours for a full set.

To keep your lashes full, it is recommended to have fills done about every three weeks. Fills table about 1 hour.

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PROS:

They save so much time getting ready. You wake up every morning with eyes already done and you can just trow on a little concealer, gloss and go. They are wonderful for having on your honeymoon with minimal getting ready work, especially if your heading to a beach destination. Lash extensions create a more youthful appearance. You always look great in your photos! They make you feel beautiful and glamorous every day. They:

-Adds volume and fullness to your natural lashes

-Adds depth to your face

-Enhances your eyes

-Lifts your natural eyes and opens them up

-Creates a more youthful appearance.

CONS:

-Expensive. They can be pricey and you do need to be ready to make the commitment of going every three weeks for natural fills. A full set should fun you $150-$225 for a licensed professional and refills are typically $60-$80 every three weeks.

-Lashes take a long time to fill and refill

-You have to be responsible with your lashes and care for them. It is recommended you for not apply mascara on the them, or wear gel, pencil, or liquid eyeliner on the top only. You can, however, use eyeshadow as eyeliner.

-Lash damage. If you dont go to someone experienced and good, you can damage your natural lashes. Do your research.

Keep in mind, you are stuck with the same lash look for as long as you have the extensions. Meaning if your wanting longer lashes for your wedding day, you will need to get the lash extensions exactly how you would want them on wedding day.

TIP:

If your looking to get them done for your wedding, I recommend getting them done a few months before so you can make sure your happy with the look and don’t have a reaction to the glue or the lashes. It will take some getting used to. Don’t be surprised when getting them done you feel it’s too much. This is a normal feeling. I recommend taking a photo of yourself, after you get them done. If you like how they look in the photo, your good!

In my personal opinion, I have lash extensions and I love them! I had them for my wedding and for me- it was the best decision ever!

Want to view some different lash extensions? Head on over to pinterest.com and browse away!

Have any additional questions? Comment below and I will be happy to help you out and answer as many questions as I can about lash extensions!

Bridal Hair Tips

Bridal hair tips and preparation are just as important as skin prep for the big day and are SO CRITICAL, especially if your wanting a more dramatic bridal hair look!

You probably don’t think there is a lot in that goes into bridal hair styling, but the truth is……….

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If your wanting a  hair look that is a little more dramatic, with hair extensions, there are some bridal hair tips and steps involved you have to do on your end before meeting with your artist.

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  1. Make sure your using good hair products. Using certain drugstore brands can strip the hair and can cause damage and breakage which can pop through when professionally styling. Even leave in conditioners are not recommended as they can also create a film on the hair and can cause build up leaving the hair limp and lifeless. Pantene is not a good hair product. Get salon products such as Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell and Joico, etc and if your hair is colored, make sure you using the “color treated” formula.
  2. If your wanting to grow out your hair, its recommended getting a baby trim every 8 weeks to keep the hair strong. Yes, you hair will still grow and get long getting it trimmed. You never want to go long periods of time without getting your hair cut as this can cause spit ends and damage looking hair.
  3. If your hair is not the right length or thickness for the desired style, be honest and talk with your artist about other hair options in creating the dream bridal hair look you want. Clip in real hair extensions and pieces can be placed in creating your dream look. Its always best to have these BEFORE your trial session.
  4. If you are using clip in hair extensions, its recommended to get them trimmed and cut from your hairstylist so they match the length and layers of your real hair, before the trial, as well as dirty them up a bit. I recommend washing them and laying them flat on a towel to dry so they are not stick straight when coming out of the packaging.
  5. OLEPLEX. One important word! Its a life changer when it comes to your hair. I recommend getting this conditioning treatment a week or so before wedding day to deep condition your hair and make sure its healthy and ready to look glamorous on your big day!
  6. BOOK A TRIAL and be honest and upfront about your hair’s texture, condition with your artist. With the transparency of the business, we are not able to feel or touch the hair until we actually see you. If your hair is thick, we need to know for timing purposes. If your hair is naturally curly, and you want it to look straight- ask us. Don’t come with your flat ironed because flat ironing the hair can also cause the hair to not take curl well as any heat to the hair seals the hair folicle. Again, no question is a dumb questions and communication is always the key to achieving your dream bridal hair look.

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It doesnt take an army, but it does take some work on the client end as well as the professional end, to get yourself prepped for beauty! Hope you enjoyed these bridal hair tips and if you have one we didnt mentions, please comment below!