Monae Artistry, LLC
Monae did a terrific job on my hair and makeup! She put in a lot of effort even before the trial to get to know my style and what exactly I was looking for which came through perfectly. She was also very flexible, as I probably emailed 20 times to change exactly how many people were getting different things done. I had 8 bridesmaids plus family members who were also getting their hair and makeup done so she brought along 2 assistants who were great as well. Everyone had different styles and every single person looked amazing! I really couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. The only complaint I have is that things got a bit behind schedule and I was last to get done so I ended up being about 45 minutes late. I had been very specific about when I had be ready by so it was just a bit of unneeded stress. But I would definitely recommend her!
Monae did my hair and makeup for my wedding as well as the hair and makeup for my matron of honor, bridesmaid, and mother of the bride. She is full service (offers both hair and make up services) so there is one less vendor to identify and coordinate with if you'd like your hair and makeup done. (She offers different packages so your can select one or both services.) This is the one expense that I did not initially have in my budget and I am so glad that I was able to juggle a few things and add Monae's services. I highly recommend Monae and urge every bride to not underestimate the importance of working with a professional hair and make up artist on your wedding day.
The trial session went very well. I don't wear a lot of make up and am growing out my hair. Monae listened and asked questions and was very patient with my indecisiveness. Between the trial session and the wedding, Monae came up with another suggestion for my hair style. I am glad I trusted my instincts and trusted her. Everything was perfect! Monae is responsive, flexible, and has a lovely personality. My entire wedding party enjoyed working with her. The compliments I received on my wedding day and have since received on my photos prove to me that Monae's services were worth every penny. I felt like a million bucks and best of all, I didn't worry that my hair was going to fall or that my makeup wouldn't look natural or good in the photos. Monae has an excellent eye and was great to work with throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Monae did both my hair and make-up on my wedding day. She did a wonderful job! She also did my mother's make-up. Monae was very professional and flexibile. She was able to change my hair and make-up at the last minute (from what we agreed upon from the initial trial). I absolutely loved the end result! I felt amazing on my wedding day! At the end of the day, my hair and make-up was still flawless. I recieved so many compliments! I continued to recieve compliments from my family and friends (and my new hubby) even weeks after the wedding! I highly recommend Monae Artistry!
Monae was recommended for a retirement venue. Her fashion tips were excellent. I will recommend her to anyone for any occasion not just weddings. She was available to come to the venue and assist with hair and makeup. She also gave me tips from hair, makeup, dress, shoes and accessories. That evening I felt like an Egyptian Princess, because of my appearance I had more confidence than ever before. Monae, I thank you!
Monae and her assistant were lovely - calm, collected, and professional even though there were four of us to style! My finished look lasted all day and into the night, even with all the dancing I did. My best friend (the bride) looked absolutely beautiful. I would definitely work with Monae again.
I am so glad that I hired Monae to do my hair and makeup for my wedding, and I would recommend her to anyone. She was always on time, well-prepared, and very professional. She has a calm demeanor, which made the preparations very relaxing. She listened to my ideas for the look I wanted, and although it did not come out the way I wanted at the trial, she changed some things and got it perfectly right on the day of my wedding. I love how I look in all the photos--she made my skin look absolutely flawless. In person, it was more makeup than I am used to wearing, but it was the right amount to look polished and beautiful in my photos. I also love that she was able to do both hair and makeup, making the whole process streamlined. If you are debating between hiring someone to do your hair and makeup, versus doing it yourself, I really recommend that you hire Monae. It was worth the money to have the peace of mind, and to know that she'd take care of it. There is a skill to doing makeup for photos, and Monae knows what she is doing.
Monae, did an amazing job on my hair for my wedding. I had extensions and everyone commented on how beautiful my hair looked.
She was very professional, on time and very easy to work with. I highly recommend her services!
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this company. A separate company referred Monae to me, and from the beginning everyone I was in contact with was very friendly and accommodating, even though I booked almost at the last minute. It was a relief to be placed with Monae, who had tons of experience in the industry and was great about keeping communication open. Our trial run went smoothly and Monae made it fun - not only did I feel pampered but she was very nice and made me feel comfortable. She had no problem working with me to change the color and style to what I had in mind. After the trial, a woman from the company called just to make sure I was happy with how things were going and to make sure things were set, which I thought was very considerate. On the big day Monae was there early and prepared with a calm demeanor, which helped put me at ease. She did both my mother's and maid-of-honor's hair and they looked beautiful, and even touched up my mother's makeup and placed my veil (both not in the contract). I wouldn't change a thing about how I looked in the end, I got SO many compliments and my husband loved it (that in itself is an accomplishment lol). This company isn't the cheapest out there but definitely worth every penny, and I would highly recommend.
My daughter booked Monae Artistry to do her wedding hair and make up, as well as the Maid of Honor's and my hair. Not only is Monae exceptionally talented, she is professional, friendly, and went way above and beyond what I would have expected. She met us at the wedding location, which was definitely convenient, and saved us a lot of time and running around. She worked from a photo I brought, and took the time to hear what I wanted, liked and disliked for my hairstyle. On the wedding day, Monae arrived early, and was completely prepared. She kept us all on schedule, and everything turned out beautifully. We could not have been more pleased with the results. She also touched up my makeup, which was quite unexpected; I was pleasantly surprised. I really can't say enough good things about her. She was so nice and personable - which really does make a huge difference in the scheme of things. I would absolutely give her the highest recommendation. Fantastic!!
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I’m worried that I will look over done, or not like myself.
I can understand that fear. Most people don’t want their makeup piled on. I specialize in natural beauty at making you look like the best version of yourself. Imagine yourself walking down the aisle and posing for photos with all of your imperfections hidden. Your new husband will definitely recognize you walking down the aisle toward him.
How did you begin to work with brides?
I worked in a salon for a few years. There I began to style hair and makeup for bridal parties. My ability to give great service led to referrals. My salon clients and the models that I worked with on photoshoots began to refer their friends to me for their weddings. Those happy brides referred other brides. The ability to make brides so happy drew me in. I love that fact that my work adds to a brides overall happiness on her wedding day.
What bridal services do you offer?
I am a full service beauty provider, specializing in hair and makeup. I style hair, color hair, and apply hair extensions. I apply traditional makeup and offer airbrush services. I am known for my soft, natural, and clean looks. We bring all of these services to wherever you are getting ready for wedding.
What makes you different from all of the other hair and makeup artists?
I am a licensed cosmetologist with a decade of experience. I have done hair and makeup for some of the top runway shows and national magazines. I take pride in the services I provide as well as my artistry. I often take classes to improve my craft. There is nothing better than making a bride beam with excitement over her new look on her special day.
Are you able to do my type of hair? Do you work with all skin tones?
My well rounded background has given me the opportunity to work with all hair textures and skin types. I am comfortable working with all hair and skin textures. My makeup application will enhance all of your best features.
Do you only do natural makeup and hair?
Not only do I provide a natural look I can give a glamorous red carpet look or a sexy romantic effect. With every look we will enhance your natural beauty and make you feel gorgeous while all eyes are on you.
What should I expect if I hire you?
We’ll begin by discussing the right look for you. You can tell me about the details of your wedding, including the design of your gown. Next we set up a hair and makeup trial. The trial run usually takes about two hours. This will give us enough time to create your dream look for your wedding day. I will make sure that you are completely happy with your look. At this time we will take photos so that you can see exactly how you will photograph on your wedding day. This session will leave you excited, refreshed, and relaxed when it comes to your flawless bridal hair styling and makeup! Your full look will be recorded so your look can be recreated on your wedding day!
What should I expect on my wedding day?
Your big day has arrived and nothing has been left to chance! Now it is time to sit back and relax and laugh with your bridal party while Monae Artistry gets you ready for your close-ups! We come to you for your convenience! Your look will be applied exactly as we practiced! You will be flawless, timeless, and beautiful! You’ve spent a small fortune on your dress and a photographer to name a few…now it is time to protect that investment! You will receive a touch up kit to ensure your radiance throughout the day!
Why shouldn’t I just buy my makeup at the mall and do it myself?
Bridal makeup is different from the makeup you wear every day. It is more formal and should be appropriate for professional photography. That is a pretty big investment for items you will only use on one day. The proper brushes alone could cost over $100. Not to mention that you still have the stress of worrying if you can apply it the way the counter person taught you. A professional artist alleviates the uncertainty of you possibly not achieving the look you want and would not cost much more than if you had purchased everything needed. Why take a chance right before you walk down the isle? Take that time to relax!
On one of the most photographed days of your life, you deserve to look your best. This investment will ensure that you will love your look for years to come. You will smile when you show your grandchildren these photos.
Why shouldn't I get my bridal makeup done at the mall?
The mall on the weekend tends to be crowded! You're probably not going to get the attention that you deserve. At the mall you are also a slave to just one cosmetic company's products. Traveling to the mall on the day of your wedding to be treated like a "make over " customer by whomever is working the counter that day is not the experience you deserve on your wedding day. Let Monae Artistry come to you! Trust me you will need this time to relax, not run pre-wedding errands.
What type of Cosmetics do you use?
Monaè Artistry uses the highest level of prestige brand cosmetics to make you look your absolute best. We carry Make Up For Ever (HD), MAC, and Graftobian, all favorites of top print and commercial makeup artists. The use of these high quality brands ensures that you will look gorgeous in your keepsake bridal photos.
The tradition of using high end, high quality products continue into our hair care. We use Sebastian, Aveda, and System Professional products. These products are found in high end salons. These lines guarantee the ability to style all hair texture and the satisfaction of all clients.
What if I did not intend on paying for my bridesmaids' makeup applications?
Not a problem. Your bridesmaids can be charged separately. You will still receive the same package price but only be responsible for your portion. Two separate contracts can be drafted.
Do you cover tattoos?
Small tattoos are covered at no charge. If they are larger than a closed fist there is a $25 fee.
Can Monae Artistry travel to my destination or out of town wedding location to provide services?
We sure can! In addition to our normal bridal package costs and/or discounts for your event, a travel fee based on travel expenses, accommodations and and the number of days required for the event will be applied to the total package cost. A minimum deposit of all travel fees will be required at the time of the booking. Please contact Monae@BridesMadeUp.com. Be sure to supply your wedding date, event location and the number of people in your bridal party that will be needing services for a detailed quote.
About Monae Everett
She has worked on many photo shoots and runway shows including New York Fashion Week as a hair and makeup artist. She formed her own business, Monaè Artistry, LLC., which earned her the opportunity to display her talents in publications including Celebrity Short Cuts magazine, The Georgetowner, Upscale magazine, and Sophisticates Haircare Guide magazine, among others. Monae has been doing bridal hair and makeup for five years. She looks forward to making brides look radiant on the wedding day.