Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vendor Spotlight - Michele Renee

A Flawless Blog is starting a new bi-weekly (or possibly weekly) feature that will highlight some of our favorite industry vendors. In this series of blog articles we will be interviewing the vendor, asking them some important questions as well as some fun ones in order to get to know them better and help our brides learn some great tips at the same time. We've gotten some wonderful responses so far from the vendors whom we have interviewed, so without further ado, here is our inaugural "Vendor Spotlight". First up we have the talented Michele, a hair and makeup artist who we always enjoy working with.

Company Name: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group

Job Description: We have a group of 7 Ladies who go on location the day of your wedding for all your hair and makeup needs!

Your Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

How did you get started in the business? There are 6 kids in my family and 5 ladies in the house including my Mother. We were all super into makeup. My Mother never went outside without makeup or her "Jackie O" glasses. When I was 7, I decided to give my younger brother a makeover which included my older sister's curly wig. I dressed him up in a blue plaid skirt, Rainbow Bright t-shirt, and started knocking on doors introducing him as my cousin from out of town. Clearly he was my brother in drag. The neighbors were very sweet, but there was a few phone calls to my parents. That was just the beginning; in college I worked for Origins and transferred to Tampa and started working for HSN in the Cosmetics Merchandising Department, then went to work for Glamour Shots. My customers kept on asking me to do their hair and makeup for their weddings and tadaa.... I got so busy I had to quit my job and do weddings full time. My Mother always said: do what you love, what you're passionate about, and life will take you from there. And it did.

What is your favorite bridal "look" to create? Heavily lined eyes with a little color in the eyes with defined cheekbones and light lips. (See picture)

If you could do the hair and makeup for any celebrity, who would it be and why? I don't think I would want to do a celebrity, I love my brides!

What advice do you have for brides about their hair and makeup selection? Do what you are going to be happy with - your hair and makeup is just the outside although we want that to be beautiful the most important thing is letting your light shine from the inside out!!!

Michele in action at a recent Flawless Occasions wedding.
Visit her website here.


Dream Day Productions said...

Hi Beth and Shawna,
I was pleased to see one of my brides spotlighted as well... Johanna from the Don Cesar was stunning as you can see from the picture that Michelle Renee has on your blog, (so does the bouquet that I made her... :)
How are both of you doing?
Dream Day Productions

shawna said...

Hey Meghan, good to hear from you!! Isn't Michele Renee fabulous? The bouquet you made is beautiful, hopefully we can work with you in the near future! Thanks for your comments, we are doing well and hope all is well with you too.