A couple weeks ago, I went to meet the bride and her bridesmaids to help with the getting ready process. I was immediately impressed with their beautifully done hair and makeup. Before the day was up, I knew I had to get Holly, the makeup and hair stylist’s card so that I could interview her for this blog. Her upbeat attitude towards the day was infectious! She was joking with the bridesmaids while making the bride feel relaxed, ready and confident for her wedding. She is an international makeup and hair stylist based in both New York City and the DFW area! From New York Fashion Week, to MTVs Girl Code, her range and experience are extensive. “I believe women should feel not only beautiful but completely pampered and taken care of on their special day. My job goes beyond the perfect lip color.” With years of experience in the industry, Holly specializes in making each bride’s day perfect.
Her services include Wedding Day, Portraits, Full Trial and Bachelorette/Rehearsal Dinner pampering. Prices range from $125-200 for 1 just hair or makeup and $175-300 for both. Most clients choose both services to enjoy the convenience and comfort of having the same person do both. “It cuts down on confusion and ensures the day runs smoothly.”
Holly has well-trained and trusted assistants to accommodate any size party. She can vouch for their quality work which also helps when she has a lot of weddings in a small amount of time. She works with dozens of clients every month! There are also day rates available and referral specials. There is a flat rate of $500 for 6 hours, and with the day rate packages, 6 hours are included in the fee. She provides service for the Buffalo, NY area and even beyond that for a reasonable travel fee. Holly is happy to travel to your venue, home or wherever is most convenient for you at no extra cost! She will also stay with the bride f
or as long as she chooses. Depending on the package, it is $100 per hour to stay for touch ups.
Holly always recommends a trial for the bride to give her more time to think about her hair and makeup options. It is booked at an hourly rate so it can go as quickly or detailed as the bride wants. This should be done no further in advance than 2 months because many people change their look or preferences when it comes close to their big day. To set up a meeting with Holly, you can visit her website: beautybyholly.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her help to make you feel confident on such an important day!
For more information on Makeup by Holly, check out her website.
Written by: Hayley Love, Intern