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Your wedding is your day to look and feel like a star, so why not hire just the pros to do so? These five Miami makeup artists have all the right credentials — they've worked on runways, celebrity weddings and everywhere in between — to make the bride and her party look and feel flawless both on and off camera.
The four ladies behind Gee Beauty have carved out a cult following so solid up north in Toronto that clients even fly the mother-daughter beauty team to destination weddings in Italy to manage the makeup and skincare for the entire bridal party and bride-to-be. Now with their chic little studio set up in Bal Harbour, the Gee girls are making their mark on Miami, attracting the city's fashion elite like The Webster's Laure H&ecute;riard-Dubreuil. Co-founder Natalie Gee, who heads the Miami locale, is known for mastering a major bridal must-have: Expertly shaped brows.
Essentially the Uber of the makeup artist world, the beGlammed app brings the beauty salon straight to your bridal party. Specializing in speedy makeup sessions by hotshots in Miami's beauty biz, this app is perfect for brides who want convenience and quality craftsmanship all at the touch of an iPhone button. The two-session bridal package starts with a consultation a few days before the ceremony and includes full bridal party makeup — plus faux lashes — as well as hairstyling on your wedding day.
Agua Spa at Mondrian South Beach
Prep for your big day in true South Beach style at Mondrian South Beach's Agua Spa, which offers day-of-the-wedding packages for the bride, groom and entire entourage. While he's getting "Perfectly Groomed" with a deep tissue massage and manly mani or pedi, the bride and her party will get pampered and primped with traditional or airbrush makeup, strip lash application, and hair styling for a one-stop-shop beauty experience. Bonus: The package even includes spa access, which makes for excellent relaxation if you have time to lounge poolside before the wedding-day prep continues. Read real brides' reviews here!
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If you can't wrangle your bridal party together for a pre-wedding consultation, the South Beach spa offers the next best thing — live-streaming virtual group consultations via Periscope, so you can connect and chat with creative director Mark Holloway no matter where you are in the world. From wedding party makeup to hair styling and blow-outs, the spa has all the pros ready to perfect your bridal look, and they can even set up their StyleLab in your very own bridal suite.
Throughout her 20-plus years of experience, owner Lisa Merritt's work has appeared everywhere from luxury mags to television and concerts. When it comes to weddings, Alluring Faces ensures brides are looking red carpet-ready to walk down the aisle, offering facial contouring, brow sculpting and airbrushing thanks to makeup artist and hair stylist Lisa Lee, who has even worked on high-profile weddings with celebs like Chris and Adrienne Bosh.