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VENDOR INTERVIEW | TAYLOR OLIVARES

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VENDOR INTERVIEW | TAYLOR OLIVARES

Today we’re sitting down with hair and makeup artist, Taylor Olivares of Taylor Glam. Taylor is Dallas-based and specializes in bridal + wedding day makeup.

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What are five words that describe you/your brand?

Dependable, creative, bright, efficient, and energetic.

How/when did you enter the industry?

I entered the industry in 2016, first working as a intern for another makeup artist while also taking on a few gigs on the side mostly doing photoshoot makeup for various photographers in DFW.

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What should a bride look for when shopping around for a HMUA?

When looking for a HMUA for your wedding day, you should really first determine your personal style. For example, you may love the look of dramatic makeup on others, however, for yourself you might prefer a natural look.  After you determine your style, you should look for someone with a good reputation,  reviews, solid portfolio and someone who is willing to take the time to get to know you and your personal style.  Always remember if the price seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

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What can a bride expect to pay?
A bride should expect to pay anywhere around $275-$575 for their own hair and makeup and anywhere from $125-$200 per person for the bridal party. I get asked quiet a bit why the bride’s cost is higher than everyone else's and that is because of the time and detail it takes to handle the bride and bridal party. A good makeup artist will speak to their bride several times prior to the event date to ensure they understand the bride’s wants and needs on their big day. In addition, the lead makeup artist is ultimately responsible for the entire bridal party even if their assistants are the ones working on the bridesmaids.

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What is something you wish brides knew before booking a hair and makeup artist?

I wish more brides understood that ultimately you get what you pay for.  I’ve had many brides contact me the day of their wedding upset and crying that their makeup artist canceled on them last minute. This has become a recent issue as social media has made it easier to locate what I like to call  “fake up artists”. A “fake up artist” is someone who is not professional but offers services for lower prices. In addition to risking a no call no show, you are also risking hygienic and sanitary type issues as they most likely did not invest in any proper training on disinfecting their kit. Another red flag would be if your makeup artist does not provide a written contract or have standard rates.

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Why should a bride hire a professional instead of doing it themselves?

Well, the reason is really simple. An industry professional is trained on techniques to highlight your best features and also disguise possibly less flattering features. It is just a myth that brides have a natural glow on their wedding day and the makeup artist is the secret recipe behind the “glow”.

ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY TAYLOR OLIVARES

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MOST LOVED | STYLING BY MACEY

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MOST LOVED | STYLING BY MACEY

Happy Wednesday friends!! We're back this week with another from our MOST LOVED series because we seriously can't stop bragging about our friends!! Have you been swooning over those stunning Pinterest images of perfect beach waves and intricate braid work? STOP LOOKING! I have found your girl!

Macey Burns, owner of Styling by Macey, is a hair artist and braid magician. She specializes in natural, undone, textured styles - "the messier and more greenery the better!" And you know the girls at Celebrate Dallas are all about that! Get to know her and her jaw dropping style in our MOST LOVED vendor highlight this week! 

We're so excited to welcome Macey as the newest member of The Coterie!

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1. What are five words (or a 5 word sentence) that would describe you and/or your company the best?
Romantic. Undone. Effortless. Braids. Natural.

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2. How’d you get into the hair styling game?
I actually started hair school when I was 16 years old. After working in a full-service salon for many years I realized I loved the styling part the most.  I’ve always been fascinated by how much someone can change their appearance just from their hair.

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3. How should a bride decide what look she wants?
Choose something you know you will feel comfortable in. If you do not like your hair up and away from your face in everyday life, chances are you will probably not like it on your wedding day.

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4. Have any tips for keeping the “getting ready” process stress-free on the wedding day?
Have your bridesmaids look at styles ahead of time instead of the morning of, and make a timeline for their hair/makeup services.

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5. What is your favorite local hangout?
People’s Last Stand in Dallas! I love the atmosphere, as well as their Devil’s Advocate.

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