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If you're a bride-to-be who's constantly on the go, and you're not sure where to turn for wedding day beauty, there are a few modern-day hair and makeup resources right at your fingertips. Cue Vensette, an on-demand beauty service that provides women with the highest quality hair and makeup treatment in the comfort of their home, hotel or office. Brides' Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief Catherine Smith knows a thing or two about getting picture-perfect makeup in a New York minute—just the other week, she needed a speedy, professional makeup application for a gala she attended. After receiving Vensette's "CEO" look, which focuses on creating flawless skin with a subtle, smoky brown eye with soft shimmer (see the finished look below!) she sat down with Vensette founder Lauren Remington Platt to talk about her incredible service, hair and makeup trials, and her favorite bridal beauty looks.
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Brides: What inspired the idea for Vensette?
Lauren Remington Platt: I was inspired to create Vensette when I was working long hours in finance while also balancing my personal life—running to get my hair blown out either before work or during my lunch break and then dashing to the Chanel counter after work wasn't cutting it. I created Vensette to provide women with on-demand, convenient beauty. After booking an appointment in three easy steps (choose your date and location, pick your makeup and hairstyle looks, and confirm!) a Vensette artist comes to you, delivering high-quality and consistent hair and makeup regardless of the artist that arrives.
Brides: Can brides use Vensette for their hair/makeup trial?Could they test out looks with one artist, and then request that specific artist for their big day?
LRP: Vensette offers hair and makeup trials for brides. The artist that we send to your trial is the artist you will get on your big day. Wedding trials are priced differently and last longer than regular appointments as receive a consultation before and can test different looks.
Brides: What are your favorite Vensette styles? Which styles might be perfect for a wedding day?
LRP: The Siren is one of our favorite hairstyles; a classic 40s curl set that can be incorporated into our Audrey—low chignon—for an updo or stand great on its own. It is the perfect, chic look for your wedding day. When choosing a makeup look for brides, it is very important to not overdo it—look like you, only better. The Sun-Kissed gives a natural glow and enhances your features. For brides looking to add a little pop, we love the Grace Kelly—a swipe of eyeliner and a deeper crimson lip; which you can also change to a natural blush tone.
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Brides: Can brides create custom hair and makeup styles?
LRP: Brides can work with their Vensette artist to create a hair and makeup look uniquely their own.
Brides: Do Vensette artists use specific tools or cosmetics?
LRP: Vensette artists use only the top cutting edge product from a variety of different brands as well as the industry's best tools.
Brides: How many clients could Vensette handle at once? Say, if a bride wanted to book hair and makeup artists for herself, her mother, and her seven bridesmaids?
LRP: At the core, Vensette is an army of artists on demand and we cater to large groups who need to get ready at the same time. Vensette has packages that cater to every bride's needs. Whether it is a small affair for just the bride or for also the mother of the bride, the groom's mother, her 10 bridesmaids and flower girls, our army will arrive ensure the highest quality of hair and makeup for the entire party - guests included.