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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair

Troy , MI
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Troy, MI 48084 US

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734-664-0753

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ABOUT US

I am a bridal makeup specialist offering on-location services in Michigan, Ohio, or anywhere else you need me to pop up! :-) I specialize in wedding makeup and hair that enhances your... Read more
I am a bridal makeup specialist offering on-location services in Michigan, Ohio, or anywhere else you need me to pop up! :-) I specialize in wedding makeup and hair that enhances your natural features -- makeup that looks like you, with just a little something special for your wedding day. I offer airbrushed makeup at no extra charge. Full strip lashes are included in your bridal package and individual clusters are available, as well. I will apply your makeup using techniques that create a bulletproof application capable of surviving tears, kissing, hugs, and sweat, yet photograph beautifully. I have been trained to handle any skin tone, skin conditions, and traditional ethnic customs. I am a dedicated makeup artist, committed to my clients' 100% satisfaction. You can see that in my reviews. If you have problem skin, allergies, or other difficulties you think might make makeup impossible for you -- call me. We will figure it out, together. I attended Michigan Makeup Academy where my education focused on makeup for various formats including bridal, print, fashion, film, and some special effects. Additionally, I take various workshops and training seminars to further my education and learn new skills. As a makeup artist, I pride myself on being reliable, professional, flexible, and yet laid back and personable with my clients. My job as your personal makeup artist is to help make your special day go as smoothly as possible while ensuring that you look fantastic both in person and in your photos and I'm proud to say that I deliver on that promise.
Call me at 734-664-0753 or email me at crystal@crystaldrakemakeup.com

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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
Do you charge for trials?
Yes, I do charge for trials. This session is extremely important and typically takes longer than your actual event-day application. It's where we create your look, take notes, and photographs so that I can replicate it on your big day.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
I offer airbrushing, custom clip-in extensions, and tattoo covers.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
I typically travel to the client on the day of. Occasionally, some clients choose to travel to me. My travel radius is about 45 miles, give or take. Outside of that radius, I charge a travel fee of .56 per round-trip mile.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
Makeup applications run between 30 and 45 minutes for attendants and I like to budget 45 to an hour for the bride. Hair services really depend on the length and volume of hair and the complexity of the style, but typically range from 45 to 90 minutes. For large parties with a short amount of prep time, I encourage clients to add on an assistant so we can process your party faster. 
 
 There are no volume discounts.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
If your event is in June, July, August, September, or October, you should book as early as possible -- a year is not unheard of. Those are high-bridal season months and they book up extremely fast. Outside of that time of year, you should be safe booking two to four months ahead of your event.
What is your cancellation policy?
My cancellation policy is based on notice. You will receive a portion of any refundable payments made based on the amount of notice we have as to your cancellation.

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Kara
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I had Crystal Drake do my make up for my bachelorette party and hired her for the day of our wedding. She is extremely professional, uses amazing products, and is excellent at what she does. I really enjoyed having her for our big day.. Almost felt like I had an old friend with me. I would 110% recommend her to use for any type of occasion you have coming up. I know she will always be my go to for professional make up. She's in my words what I kept calling her very "legit"! Thank you Crystal for being a part of our special wedding moments and for keeping me calm and comfortable, while performing such grade A service. Warmest Regards, The New Mrs. Kara Crespo
I had Crystal Drake do my make up for my bachelorette party and hired her for the day of our wedding. She is extremely Read more...
I had Crystal Drake do my make up for my bachelorette party and hired her for the day of our wedding. She is extremely professional, uses amazing products, and is excellent at what she does. I really enjoyed having her for our big day.. Almost felt like I had an old friend with me. I would 110% recommend her to use for any type of occasion you have coming up. I know she will always be my go to for professional make up. She's in my words what I kept calling her very "legit"! Thank you Crystal for being a part of our special wedding moments and for keeping me calm and comfortable, while performing such grade A service. Warmest Regards, The New Mrs. Kara Crespo Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Kara! I had a great time working with you too! I'm super excited about working with you again some time in the future! :-)
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Rose
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal was great! I could not have asked for a better makeup artist. She made up myself, my six bridesmaids, and my mother all before my first look. Everyone looked beautiful all evening! She even managed to get makeup on my sister who is extremely sensitive to pretty much everything. She did several trials with me to be sure I was comfortable with my look and was very patient, professional, personable, flexible, and just awesome. I would defiantly recommend her to any bride.
Crystal was great! I could not have asked for a better makeup artist. She made up myself, my six bridesmaids, and my Read more...
Crystal was great! I could not have asked for a better makeup artist. She made up myself, my six bridesmaids, and my mother all before my first look. Everyone looked beautiful all evening! She even managed to get makeup on my sister who is extremely sensitive to pretty much everything. She did several trials with me to be sure I was comfortable with my look and was very patient, professional, personable, flexible, and just awesome. I would defiantly recommend her to any bride. Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Rose! Kyle and I had a great time working with you guys and I'm so glad that you were pleased with your look. Wishing you guys the best!! :-)
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow. First off, I need to say that Crystal is an absolute sweetheart. I hired Crystal to do my wedding hair and makeup. She is professional and so very easy to work with, it really put me at ease.

Crystal is very knowledgable and extremely creative. I would describe something to her, and she knew exactly what I was talking about and how to best fit it to my look. She offered many ideas and choices, and explained how each would have an effect (i.e. make my eyes look bluer, or green, etc). I also have very fine, long, style-less hair. She made it look amazing! This woman is seriously talented.

As an older bride (early 40's), I really didn't know what to expect, as my more "beautiful years" are long gone. Can I tell you I have NEVER felt more beautiful than I did that evening? I felt more beautiful that night, than I ever did 20 years ago. Even my best friend kept telling me "I have never seen you look this gorgeous!" My son told me I looked like a princess, and I honestly felt like one. Everyone kept gushing over how amazing I looked. I will absolutely contact Crystal Drake again for any hair and/or professional makeup needs I may have.

Thank you, Crystal, for being an instrumental part of our special day, and for making me feel like the beautiful princess every bride should feel like on her wedding day! You were amazing, and I cannot thank you enough!
Wow. First off, I need to say that Crystal is an absolute sweetheart. I hired Crystal to do my wedding hair and makeup. Read more...
Wow. First off, I need to say that Crystal is an absolute sweetheart. I hired Crystal to do my wedding hair and makeup. She is professional and so very easy to work with, it really put me at ease.

Crystal is very knowledgable and extremely creative. I would describe something to her, and she knew exactly what I was talking about and how to best fit it to my look. She offered many ideas and choices, and explained how each would have an effect (i.e. make my eyes look bluer, or green, etc). I also have very fine, long, style-less hair. She made it look amazing! This woman is seriously talented.

As an older bride (early 40's), I really didn't know what to expect, as my more "beautiful years" are long gone. Can I tell you I have NEVER felt more beautiful than I did that evening? I felt more beautiful that night, than I ever did 20 years ago. Even my best friend kept telling me "I have never seen you look this gorgeous!" My son told me I looked like a princess, and I honestly felt like one. Everyone kept gushing over how amazing I looked. I will absolutely contact Crystal Drake again for any hair and/or professional makeup needs I may have.

Thank you, Crystal, for being an instrumental part of our special day, and for making me feel like the beautiful princess every bride should feel like on her wedding day! You were amazing, and I cannot thank you enough! Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Melissa! I had a great time working with you and I am so incredibly happy that you felt gorgeous. I totally fell in love with everyone I met on Saturday, including your gigantic dog, and those experiences make my job so awesome. If she comes up missing . . . it wasn't me. ;-)
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Afsha
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
crystal is awesome...she is super friendly and attentive with the clients...extremely punctual with her timings and totally reliable.....she is very calm and listens willingly to the minutest thing that a bride wants.....her make up skills are simply awesome!! in totality all i wanna say is " If you have booked crystal for your event then be rest assured it will be nothing less than awesome".thank you crystal for making everything so memorable for me !
crystal is awesome...she is super friendly and attentive with the clients...extremely punctual with her timings and Read more...
crystal is awesome...she is super friendly and attentive with the clients...extremely punctual with her timings and totally reliable.....she is very calm and listens willingly to the minutest thing that a bride wants.....her make up skills are simply awesome!! in totality all i wanna say is " If you have booked crystal for your event then be rest assured it will be nothing less than awesome".thank you crystal for making everything so memorable for me ! Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Afsha! It was great working with you on your big day! :-)
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MrsOHara
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal was amazing. She was very professional and friendly the compliments on my hair and make up did not stop everyone was asking who did it. She was great I wish I could afford to hire her to use her all the time. Thanks Crystal for your amazing work!
Crystal was amazing. She was very professional and friendly the compliments on my hair and make up did not stop everyone Read more...
Crystal was amazing. She was very professional and friendly the compliments on my hair and make up did not stop everyone was asking who did it. She was great I wish I could afford to hire her to use her all the time. Thanks Crystal for your amazing work! Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Tania! It was great working with you guys in Frankenmuth! :-)
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Brooke
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal is incredible!

It's hard to believe, but at 34-years-old, I had never had my makeup professionally done. I've always been apprehensive about the hygienic practices at department store makeup counters, and had just resigned myself to never having it professionally applied. I originally was going to do my own wedding makeup, as were my girls. Then I found Crystal. After reading her reviews on WeddingWire, and getting a sneak peak into her charming, warm personality, I e-mailed her. Her responsiveness is amazing - immediate and accommodating. Crystal showed up early to my trial and on my wedding day to make sure she was set up by our start time. One of the reasons I did not want to go to a makeup counter/beauty salon is that our venue was a beautiful private lakefront home in Lexington with plenty of room for a beauty station! Crystal traveled 100+ miles to the house, without hesitation. She applied makeup for 5 of us total, stayed late to apply my lipstick right before my husband's and my "first look", and gave us all little makeup kits with some of the products she used! My girls loved their makeup, Crystal, and the whole experience. My makeup was breathtaking - my mom literally stopped in her tracks. Crystal is so warm, friendly and funny. Her sense of humor fit right in with my family's and we all felt like she was a longtime friend. Crystal, I have never looked and felt so beautiful. You're grrrrrrreat!!! *cheese alert* From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!

Love,

Brooke
Crystal is incredible!

It's hard to believe, but at 34-years-old, I had never had my makeup professionally done. Read more...
Crystal is incredible!

It's hard to believe, but at 34-years-old, I had never had my makeup professionally done. I've always been apprehensive about the hygienic practices at department store makeup counters, and had just resigned myself to never having it professionally applied. I originally was going to do my own wedding makeup, as were my girls. Then I found Crystal. After reading her reviews on WeddingWire, and getting a sneak peak into her charming, warm personality, I e-mailed her. Her responsiveness is amazing - immediate and accommodating. Crystal showed up early to my trial and on my wedding day to make sure she was set up by our start time. One of the reasons I did not want to go to a makeup counter/beauty salon is that our venue was a beautiful private lakefront home in Lexington with plenty of room for a beauty station! Crystal traveled 100+ miles to the house, without hesitation. She applied makeup for 5 of us total, stayed late to apply my lipstick right before my husband's and my "first look", and gave us all little makeup kits with some of the products she used! My girls loved their makeup, Crystal, and the whole experience. My makeup was breathtaking - my mom literally stopped in her tracks. Crystal is so warm, friendly and funny. Her sense of humor fit right in with my family's and we all felt like she was a longtime friend. Crystal, I have never looked and felt so beautiful. You're grrrrrrreat!!! *cheese alert* From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!

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Brooke Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Brooke -- if it doesn't work out with Tony, let's totally get married! You were one of my favorite clients this year and working with you guys has been a blast. :-) Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you and your bridal party were pleased. Great big hugs!
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal was very friendly, attentive, and made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. Definitely recommend her for any event :)
Crystal was very friendly, attentive, and made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. Definitely recommend her for any Read more...
Crystal was very friendly, attentive, and made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. Definitely recommend her for any event :) Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Jenna! You guys were a pleasure to work with! :-)
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M.E.
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Crystal to anyone. She is responsible, professional and nice to be with! Everyone who saw me at our son's wedding said I looked great and a couple even said I looked decades younger. My daughter (who was an attendant in the wedding) does makeup for weddings and before she left to have her hair done told me she'd "fix up" my make up if I needed; but when she saw me she was impressed! Crystal explained that she applies make-up for weddings so that the customer looks good in photos as well as in person and that is absolutely true. I looked better than ever in both! I have very straight, fine but thick hair and always struggle to have enough body to keep a hairstyle looking good all day. I was skeptical but my hair (and makeup) looked great (and very natural) not only for the 15 hour wedding day but the next two days as well! Crystal was very prompt and personable and worked easily and quickly accomplishing all of this in the time she allocated. I think the attribute I appreciated most about Crystal though was the comfort and confidence I felt communicating with her in advance. Crystal was on top of everything and I could relax knowing that on this important day I could leave these important details to a talented and responsible professional who wouldn't let me down. Thank you so much Crystal!! I'll thank you every time I look at the photos and call you any time I need or want to look terrific!!
I would recommend Crystal to anyone. She is responsible, professional and nice to be with! Everyone who saw me at our Read more...
I would recommend Crystal to anyone. She is responsible, professional and nice to be with! Everyone who saw me at our son's wedding said I looked great and a couple even said I looked decades younger. My daughter (who was an attendant in the wedding) does makeup for weddings and before she left to have her hair done told me she'd "fix up" my make up if I needed; but when she saw me she was impressed! Crystal explained that she applies make-up for weddings so that the customer looks good in photos as well as in person and that is absolutely true. I looked better than ever in both! I have very straight, fine but thick hair and always struggle to have enough body to keep a hairstyle looking good all day. I was skeptical but my hair (and makeup) looked great (and very natural) not only for the 15 hour wedding day but the next two days as well! Crystal was very prompt and personable and worked easily and quickly accomplishing all of this in the time she allocated. I think the attribute I appreciated most about Crystal though was the comfort and confidence I felt communicating with her in advance. Crystal was on top of everything and I could relax knowing that on this important day I could leave these important details to a talented and responsible professional who wouldn't let me down. Thank you so much Crystal!! I'll thank you every time I look at the photos and call you any time I need or want to look terrific!! Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Mary, thank you so, so much. It was a pleasure working with you and I am absolutely over the moon that you felt gorgeous!
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Susan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal Drake was fabulous. Her makeup on the bride, mother, and bridesmaids was beautiful. I wish I did not have to take it off at the end of the night. Crystal was spot on time to our hotel, and while SHE felt behind schedule ( a couple extra bridesmaids were slotted in, last minute), we never felt rushed or anything, but doted upon. Don't think twice, let Crystal take care of your wedding makeup, any special occasion in the future, I will be contacting you. Susan (mother of bride).
Crystal Drake was fabulous. Her makeup on the bride, mother, and bridesmaids was beautiful. I wish I did not have to take Read more...
Crystal Drake was fabulous. Her makeup on the bride, mother, and bridesmaids was beautiful. I wish I did not have to take it off at the end of the night. Crystal was spot on time to our hotel, and while SHE felt behind schedule ( a couple extra bridesmaids were slotted in, last minute), we never felt rushed or anything, but doted upon. Don't think twice, let Crystal take care of your wedding makeup, any special occasion in the future, I will be contacting you. Susan (mother of bride). Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Susan, thank you so much. You guys were a pleasure to work with. I'm so happy to hear that you loved your makeup.
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Amy
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal is dependable, professional, and a great makeup artist. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
Crystal is dependable, professional, and a great makeup artist. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
Crystal is dependable, professional, and a great makeup artist. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Crystal Drake Makeup and Hair responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Amy! It was great working with you. :-)
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