02.24.11

Houston’s Best One Stop Beauty Team!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Client's Testimonials, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends at 2:18 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Who doesn’t need more time when planning a wedding? The professionals at Houston Makeup can actually SAVE you time by bringing one-stop, top-notch service right to your door on the day of your wedding!

By writing just one email or making one phone call, we can set you up with a bridal session, complete with hair and makeup and then complete day-of photography, as well as the hair and makeup that will complete your look on the most magical day of your life!

Our photography packages are the most reasonable out there, without jeopardizing Houston Makeup’s high standard of quality. Check out what the Paul Mitchell school recently said about our photography guy…

“It’s easy to come across photographers, and way more of a challenge to come across quality. Our School and Future Professionals have worked with numerous photographers, but we must say Ryce Yanez has been the all around ideal “go-to guy”. Not only is he prompt on his work, but the results are beyond satisfactory. He is well rounded and versatile when it comes to events, action shots, and editorial work. Highly recommended.”

What makes Ryce unique is that he has experience in the makeup business and currently works closely with Laura Mercier in product development. He knows what makeup looks best in front of the camera and has worked closely with Lily to perfect those skills, meaning YOU will always look your best in his photographs! Using the all the latest technology in lighting your shoot, his state of the art camera’s promise a great shot every single time. Want your bridals outside? Not a problem! Ryce is well trained to deal with the elements and can still capture amazing photographers whether it’s inside or out.

Add that to Lily and her team of top professional’s amazing talents and techniques in hair and makeup and you’ve got yourself the beauty dream team that is Houston Makeup!

In just one phone call, we can start by scheduling your bridal session. You’ll get a one-on-one consultation with us where we’ll discuss looks that you want, examples, time frames, poses, location…no stone will go unturned. The best part is we can do it ALL here at the Houston Makeup studio or your wedding venue or location, so no running around between hair salons, the makeup studio and photography locations! That’s at least three phone calls you don’t have to make!

This is the perfect time to try out a look for your actual wedding day. Because we will be there for both the bridal session and wedding, you won’t have to try to explain to a stranger what you’re looking for because we will already know everything you need. Use the bridal session to try some fun looks and decide on something with the team that looks great – after all, you want the hairstyle to match your makeup. Within just a few days – most photographers make you wait weeks – you will see some proofs of your photos and can pick your favorites for print at the photographer’s cost, just another awesome perk you get when using our one-stop services! Ryce takes so much pride in our work that we prefer not to make a profit from prints, so you can have high quality prints that will represent our work for a reasonable price. Next, we’ll schedule a tanning party for you & your bridal party or your spray tanning appointment if you want one just a couple days before your wedding. We’ll work with you to discuss your look further to make sure you get everything you want on the big day.

Being a one-stop shop makes your wedding day go much easier and leaves you in the BEST hands possible! We get to know our clients, they become our friends, which is why Houston Makeup is one of the city’s most highly recommended business. All in just ONE phone call or email!

Here’s what some of our incredible clients have said…

“This was my first time having my makeup done professionally and I knew nothing about airbrush. I found you on the internet did comparison pricing and decided to chose you. I enjoyed my visit to your salon. EVERYONE made me feel so welcomed. My make up was gorgeous even 12 hours later. I received many compliments and most important to me my husband, who doesn’t show public affectionate, came over during the evening and gently touched my face and smiled. I knew at that moment he was pleased. THANK YOU and I pray for you and the continued success of your business…” – Ruby

“Thank you so much for the beautiful airbrush tan and the faboulous make up you did for me. Everybody at the wedding said I looked so beautiful and the plus side of it all was I did not have to do any touch ups! Even after dancing all night. It was great! You are wonderful!” – Melanie

“I loved Lily!!! She is truly a genius!! I used her for my bridal portraits and I am soooo excited to go back for my wedding day!! She makes you look and feel amazing….super friendly and super talented!!! I would recommend Lily to everyone!!! Thank you so much!!!” – Michelle

“Thank you again for everything! I love the makeup and everyone at the party loved it too! It lasted all day, touch up free. I would love to have copies of the pictures you took today. That was very nice of you. I have another event in two weeks so I will let you know the exact date so that I can book an appointment with you. Thanks again! Thank you for the pictures! I absolutely love them, specially the one where I am looking at my daughter! Could you do a family portrait for us? So convenient makeup & photographs in one place.” – Alex

“Doing my baby bump portraits with Ryce and Lily was so effortless on my part and they captured my pregnancy just beautifully. I was very pregnant when we took them so the comfort and ease in how they worked with me was so much appreciated. As always I loved Lily’s makeup, completely flawless. The quality of the photographs was equally impressive and Ryce made me feel comfortable and beautiful in the studio. I was especially impressed with the all the lighting techniques he incorporated into my shoot. An unforgettable afternoon & one I can’t wait to share with my daughter!” – Emma

02.11.11

Tips for being the best looking bride!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Q & A, Tips & Favorite Products, What's New at 6:29 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, but stress can take its toll on even the best looking brides to-be. The experts at Houston Make Up are happy to alleviate some of that pressure while planning your make up, hair and even photography. Waiting for vendors to call or email you back wastes time, sometimes days, but because we are Houston’s premier one stop shop for all of your beauty needs, we can set everything up in one phone call! We can arrange a consultation with you – the bride – and/or your wedding party to plan all of your needs on your special day. The more planning, the better! This is why bridal consultations and packages are usually more expensive than regular appointments. We take care to plan every last detail so that there are no surprises on your big day and you can look your absolute best. During the planning process, we take photographs of your trial run and discuss your needs at length, spending more time getting to know you and what would look best. Here are some other tips to make sure your day goes smoothly!

  • Talk to your bridal party before any bridal beauty consultation and try to arrange a trial run for everyone. Make it easy. Plan an evening at your home or at the studio and ask everyone to come. Find out what your bridesmaids might want and decide on something suitable together so there are no surprises. Leave no stone unturned so we know what to expect!
  • Bring any veils or hair accessories that you think you will wear to your consultation. Consider having a backup veil. This goes for bridesmaids too. If you need a sparkly clip or a flower, let us know and we can find something unique.
  • Make sure the make up and hairstyles are appropriate if you haven’t had a trial run. For example, a hairstylist cannot make a cute, side swept curled pony tail out of a cropped pixie cut. At the very least, try to send pictures beforehand. Make up artists and hair stylists are on budgeted time, and knowing what you want (and what is possible!) when you arrive helps everyone. If the agreement is for a “simple updo”, clarify to your bridal party what that is exactly. Ask if you need to.
  • Make sure your bridal party knows what time and where they have to show up for hair and make up and/or tanning for every appointment you make. Better yet, tell them 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment start time, so they are early in some cases, or right on time in others (this is also a handy tip on wedding invites to prevent stragglers disturbing your ceremony!). If you are late, the vendor is late to their next appointment and in the bustle of wedding season, time is precious.
  • If your make up and/or hair stylists have specific requests, make sure your party knows what they are and they follow them. We ask for a clean face with no make up and/or mascara residue. We also ask for clean, dry hair (for a better hold, wash your hair the previous morning & use a little amount, if any, of hair conditioner)by not adhering to these rules, you could end up faced with extra charges and delaying the appointment further (which could make you late for your own wedding!)
  • If you have a group deal, think about paying your make up artist and/or hairstylist before your big day. Try to get all the money together before you show up to the appointment if you can’t pay early. Negotiating a price after the services have been rendered is simply not appreciated and again, wastes time. You should be enjoying being pampered and made pretty, not negotiating about money on your big day! Even if you don’t have a group deal, paying all of your vendors before your wedding day, if you can, relieves a lot of stress and running around.
  • Communicate with your make up artist and stylist as much as possible about any changes to the plan. If you are adding a person to the bridal party, we will need to allocate extra time and that could interfere with other appointments. We may need to adjust our schedule to accommodate that extra person. We will also need to know specifically what services they will need so as to know how much time to allocate, and as much detail as possible about a style and make up look.
  • We can accommodate any last minute requests, like fake eyelashes. If you or your bridesmaids even think you might want something extra on the day of your event, ask that they bring the extra cash, just in case.

  • If we are coming to your location, let us know beforehand where to park, which door to come in through, valet details, where you will be, room numbers, etc. This helps us be efficient as possible in loading and unloading all of our things. Give us another contact number (a maid of honor, a mom, a planner) in case you cannot be reached and we need to get a hold of you in an emergency.

02.02.11

Houston Makeup’s MTV debut!!

Posted in Events, Trends, What's New at 1:23 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

On Monday, January 24, Houston Makeup’s Lily Yanez appeared on MTV’s MADE show, transforming Houston teen Sharon Lee from mild to wild!!

A quiet girl who enjoys the violin, Lee was determined to become a rockstar in just a few weeks! While the help and advice from someone in the business, Lee was able to search for and select her own band members, arranged practice and even called out one member who wasn’t pulling his weight! Lee’s new found confidence drove the band to win her school’s Battle of the Bands competition. Lily transformed Lee into a dazzling rockstar with some dramatic eye makeup….

Hair styling was provided by Kharisma Hair Salon.

Thanks so much to MTV for the opportunity to work on such an awesome show! We had a blast and we hope to do it again sometime! If you need to be MADE, call us at 832 880 5431 for your appointment!

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