Our Lovely Amanda

Photos by Savannah dos Santos, Amor As Art Photography

I had an absolutely AMAZING experience with Janis and Beautiful Faces. I wasn’t sure how to go about choosing a hair and makeup artist but I knew I wanted someone who could come to me that morning and wanted to look great for a reasonable price. First thing I noticed on her website, filled me hope from the start–she featured a number of pictures of minority brides. As an African-American, though lighter toned, getting my makeup done by others has been hit or miss in the past. Not all white make up artists really know how to do makeup on darker skin tones without making me look paler. The fact that Janis showed experience working with a range of skin tones right from the start gave me confidence. She was helpful and clear in her emails and her prices very reasonable. When I had my trial with her for makeup and Janelle,for hair, I was blown away. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, only for special occasions, and I’m always apprehensive that I won’t look like me when it’s done. When I saw myself in the mirror after my trial, I was amazed. I looked like the most glamorous but still comfortable version of me that I had ever been. My hair experience was equally amazing. Two pictures from Pinterest and Janelle instantly understood what I wanted and executed it to perfection. Notes and pictures were taken to ensure nothing was forgotten day-of.

Morning before the wedding, Janis and her team showed up on time and got me and my bridesmaids looking fabulous without a lick of stress. We were so far ahead of schedule that one of my bridesmaids who thought she didn’t want professional makeup, and had only planned on getting her hair done, was able to change her mind once she saw how amazing the rest of us looked with our makeup done. It was a relaxing experience for what could have been a stressful morning with 7 women needing hair and makeup done in time for a 2:30 ceremony. I looked and felt amazing and beautiful all day thanks to the fabulous work of Janis and Janelle!

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