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Beautiful Brides by Valerie Schneider

Lakeland , FL

LOCATION

5430 Luce Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US (map)

PHONE

561-866-4470

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Servicing Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Hillsborough & Polk Country, Orlando area’s (no travel fee's)

Valerie has been a Master Make-Up Artist for 23 years obtaining honors... Read more
Servicing Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Hillsborough & Polk Country, Orlando area’s (no travel fee's)

Valerie has been a Master Make-Up Artist for 23 years obtaining honors certification from one of Canada’s most sought after
make-up artistry institutions.

Valerie has been involved in many areas of the fashion and beauty industry including bridal make-up application, stage and theatre, fashion shows, teaching, and freelancing.

Valerie has perfected her makeup application to give you a flawless "airbrushed" look without the true high cost of airbrushing. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
10/24/2014
2.0/5.0
I would NOT recommend Valerie to do your make-up on your wedding day. She was very nice when I first met her and I was initially excited to work with her. However, I was VERY disappointed with Valerie for several reasons:
1- She did not communicate with me as much as I'd have liked leading up to my wedding day.
2- She was late on the day of the wedding, then blamed ME for not having enough time. This caused a 30 minute delay, which meant we got less pictures taken before the ceremony. My husband and I missed part of the reception to finish pictures.
3- She did not allow enough time to make sure everyone's makeup was finished by the time they needed to be ready. She only had enough time to do 3 faces (which is her minimum). I had told her she was doing the 3 faces PLUS my mom, who is free. All this had been communicated in e-mail weeks in advance.
4- Although she tried do my eyes the way I requested, it did not turn out the way I had hoped. I was unable to have her correct this because I was being pulled out the door to do photos since we were already behind schedule.
5- Because she was late, one of my bridesmaids had to do her own makeup to ensure she was ready in time because Valerie had not calculated enough time in to do her makeup. But Valerie still charged me for my bridesmaid's make-up, even though she never did it.
6- She gave my photographer attitude when asked how much longer she'd be because we were supposed to start portraits. She was also rude to both my Matrons of Honor when they made a couple suggestions to help make sure we all had our make-up done the way we wanted it. Other than my eyeshadow not being the way I wanted it, I do think she did an overall good job on my makeup. However, I am unimpressed with her level of professionalism and time management skills. I do thank her for referring me to my hair stylist, Sevasti O'Hara, whom I LOVED and did an amazing job on everyone's hair!
I would NOT recommend Valerie to do your make-up on your wedding day. She was very nice when I first met her and I was Read more...
I would NOT recommend Valerie to do your make-up on your wedding day. She was very nice when I first met her and I was initially excited to work with her. However, I was VERY disappointed with Valerie for several reasons:
1- She did not communicate with me as much as I'd have liked leading up to my wedding day.
2- She was late on the day of the wedding, then blamed ME for not having enough time. This caused a 30 minute delay, which meant we got less pictures taken before the ceremony. My husband and I missed part of the reception to finish pictures.
3- She did not allow enough time to make sure everyone's makeup was finished by the time they needed to be ready. She only had enough time to do 3 faces (which is her minimum). I had told her she was doing the 3 faces PLUS my mom, who is free. All this had been communicated in e-mail weeks in advance.
4- Although she tried do my eyes the way I requested, it did not turn out the way I had hoped. I was unable to have her correct this because I was being pulled out the door to do photos since we were already behind schedule.
5- Because she was late, one of my bridesmaids had to do her own makeup to ensure she was ready in time because Valerie had not calculated enough time in to do her makeup. But Valerie still charged me for my bridesmaid's make-up, even though she never did it.
6- She gave my photographer attitude when asked how much longer she'd be because we were supposed to start portraits. She was also rude to both my Matrons of Honor when they made a couple suggestions to help make sure we all had our make-up done the way we wanted it. Other than my eyeshadow not being the way I wanted it, I do think she did an overall good job on my makeup. However, I am unimpressed with her level of professionalism and time management skills. I do thank her for referring me to my hair stylist, Sevasti O'Hara, whom I LOVED and did an amazing job on everyone's hair! Read less
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Beautiful Brides by Valerie Schneider responded with the following comments:

I very much enjoyed this wedding and my bride Michelle and I always leave extra time to reach each wedding I work, I cannot control when a traffic fatality happens, and it did on this day unfortunately, and this could happen with any vendor. I always factor in "wiggle room" when I plan my timing in both travel and work.

I have been doing this for over 25 years and no two weddings are the same and most flow very smoothly, and some flow with many distractions. I still had time to do the bridesmaid but she decided to do it herself in the end. Pictures where of the bride (first look) first....I could have easily finished the last face.

At our initial trial the bride should have communicated to me how she wore her eye shadow as we had a long talk prior to the actual application. It was a unique type of eye that you typically do not see (and that I do not normally do) and should have been brought to my attention on trial day and I am sorry she was not happy with the final results. Had she brought this to my attention on the day of her trial, she would have seen what it looked liked and could have made her decision then or we could have made revisions at that time.

As a master makeup artist of over 25 years I always make a positive experience for every single one of my brides, and I have done more weddings than I can count. I do not farm out girls like a lot of companies do, nor do I take on more than one wedding so that I can solely focus on that bride for her day.
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Laura
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Valerie was great from the beginning. She listened to what I wanted and steered me in the right direction when I was unsure. She did a trial for free that I actually used to go to my bachelorette party with, and then she included my mother in the package at no charge.
I loved how I looked that day, and the makeup stayed on throughout the entire night. Everyone told me I looked spectacular, and I know that Valerie's makeup on me had a big part in that. Thank you Valerie!
Valerie was great from the beginning. She listened to what I wanted and steered me in the right direction when I was Read more...
Valerie was great from the beginning. She listened to what I wanted and steered me in the right direction when I was unsure. She did a trial for free that I actually used to go to my bachelorette party with, and then she included my mother in the package at no charge.
I loved how I looked that day, and the makeup stayed on throughout the entire night. Everyone told me I looked spectacular, and I know that Valerie's makeup on me had a big part in that. Thank you Valerie! Read less
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Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Love how how make up turned out.
Love how how make up turned out.
Love how how make up turned out. Read less
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Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Valerie was awesome from start to finish! She was one of the few makeup artists who was willing to give a free trial. I thought that was great; after-all, why should I pay to find out if I like your makeup style?

Valerie was very pleasant and listened to what everybody wanted (she did my face, plus my mother and 3 bridesmaids) and made us all truly beautiful. We were all thrilled with our finished product. She showed up on time and stayed until everyone was happy, and never made any of us feel rushed. She even helped me figure out my timeline for the day, which was very helpful for a first time bride.

Her prices are very reasonable, too.
Valerie was awesome from start to finish! She was one of the few makeup artists who was willing to give a free trial. I Read more...
Valerie was awesome from start to finish! She was one of the few makeup artists who was willing to give a free trial. I thought that was great; after-all, why should I pay to find out if I like your makeup style?

Valerie was very pleasant and listened to what everybody wanted (she did my face, plus my mother and 3 bridesmaids) and made us all truly beautiful. We were all thrilled with our finished product. She showed up on time and stayed until everyone was happy, and never made any of us feel rushed. She even helped me figure out my timeline for the day, which was very helpful for a first time bride.

Her prices are very reasonable, too. Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie was absolutely wonderful! She arrived on time and began working immediately. All of my bridesmaids loved her and their makeup turned out stunning and flawless. When she had finished with my makeup, I went and looked in the mirror and was overjoyed with the way it looked. I couldn't stop smiling. I felt like the most beautiful bride ever. I would highly recommend Valerie to any bride to be. You will definitely be happy with her as your makeup artist.
Valerie was absolutely wonderful! She arrived on time and began working immediately. All of my bridesmaids loved her and Read more...
Valerie was absolutely wonderful! She arrived on time and began working immediately. All of my bridesmaids loved her and their makeup turned out stunning and flawless. When she had finished with my makeup, I went and looked in the mirror and was overjoyed with the way it looked. I couldn't stop smiling. I felt like the most beautiful bride ever. I would highly recommend Valerie to any bride to be. You will definitely be happy with her as your makeup artist. Read less
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panida
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie was phenomenal!! she showed up on time and was so sweet and fun to work with. She did an amazing job on all of us. Her prices are extremely fair and she made me and the girls look absalutely beautiful on my wedding day.

During the trial she really took the time to understand my vision and made suggestions that would enhance my features. Our communication via phones/emails were awesome. She responded all my questions very quickly and in timely manner. Since we started our communication, she had been helping me out every steps of the way until the minute I walked down the aisle.

I can't even score as high as I want to because this thing only goes to 5 but the way the makeup turned out was priceless!

Thank you so much...you are the best!
Valerie was phenomenal!! she showed up on time and was so sweet and fun to work with. She did an amazing job on all of us. Read more...
Valerie was phenomenal!! she showed up on time and was so sweet and fun to work with. She did an amazing job on all of us. Her prices are extremely fair and she made me and the girls look absalutely beautiful on my wedding day.

During the trial she really took the time to understand my vision and made suggestions that would enhance my features. Our communication via phones/emails were awesome. She responded all my questions very quickly and in timely manner. Since we started our communication, she had been helping me out every steps of the way until the minute I walked down the aisle.

I can't even score as high as I want to because this thing only goes to 5 but the way the makeup turned out was priceless!

Thank you so much...you are the best! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow Valerie was so amazing on my wedding day. I met with her a few weeks before the big day to do a trial and she not only wanted my opinion first and listened but gave me many helpful tips for everyday use with my skin. When the wedding day arrived she was very patient with my girls that were getting their makeup done and made me look like a princess! I felt so beautiful and couldn't have asked her to be more kind or patient about all the chaos of last minute preparations. She was super professional and I definitely recommend her for any of your special occasion beauty needs!
Wow Valerie was so amazing on my wedding day. I met with her a few weeks before the big day to do a trial and she not only Read more...
Wow Valerie was so amazing on my wedding day. I met with her a few weeks before the big day to do a trial and she not only wanted my opinion first and listened but gave me many helpful tips for everyday use with my skin. When the wedding day arrived she was very patient with my girls that were getting their makeup done and made me look like a princess! I felt so beautiful and couldn't have asked her to be more kind or patient about all the chaos of last minute preparations. She was super professional and I definitely recommend her for any of your special occasion beauty needs! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie made me look my best on my wedding day! She was flexible enough to come to our hotel early in the morning to do the makeup for several of my bridesmaids and myself. Even with some lighting issues in the hotel room, she was able to make everyone of of us look fabulous! She was able to take our greatest qualities and highlight them with her skills in makeup. And all at an incredibly reasonable price! I would definitely recommend Beautiful Brides for your wedding!
Valerie made me look my best on my wedding day! She was flexible enough to come to our hotel early in the morning to do Read more...
Valerie made me look my best on my wedding day! She was flexible enough to come to our hotel early in the morning to do the makeup for several of my bridesmaids and myself. Even with some lighting issues in the hotel room, she was able to make everyone of of us look fabulous! She was able to take our greatest qualities and highlight them with her skills in makeup. And all at an incredibly reasonable price! I would definitely recommend Beautiful Brides for your wedding! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Valerie's talent far exceeded my expectations. She's calm while working, listens to you, is very knowledgeable, and takes her careful time while applying the make-up. I was so pleased with her work and got so many compliments on my make-up. I feel incredibly blessed to have found her. She's truly amazing at what she does!
Valerie's talent far exceeded my expectations. She's calm while working, listens to you, is very knowledgeable, and takes Read more...
Valerie's talent far exceeded my expectations. She's calm while working, listens to you, is very knowledgeable, and takes her careful time while applying the make-up. I was so pleased with her work and got so many compliments on my make-up. I feel incredibly blessed to have found her. She's truly amazing at what she does! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Valerie was a pleasure to work with, and a very skillful artist. She provides great service at really affordable prices. I would highly recommend her to any bride or for any special occasion.
Valerie was a pleasure to work with, and a very skillful artist. She provides great service at really affordable prices. I Read more...
Valerie was a pleasure to work with, and a very skillful artist. She provides great service at really affordable prices. I would highly recommend her to any bride or for any special occasion. Read less
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