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Falling In Love- Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Season

September 26, 2017
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Many people get bummed to see summer come to a close. With the end of swimsuit season, no more fruity drinks with umbrellas and the days beginning to get shorter- it’s easy to see why folks could get the blues.
 

But then there are those people who absolutely LOVE the autumn!! Those that start at NYE to count down the days to Halloween and Thanksgiving. Those that want ALL the pumpkin spice things. Those who were meant to live in boots, jeans and flannels. For those people, this is a time to rejoice!!! This week we’ve put together a list of our favorite fall wedding trends- hope you love them as much as we do!! 

 

METALLICS

Rose golds, platinums, bronze and silvers have been hot on the scene for about a year on every thing from phone cases to popular eyeshadow pallets, serving trays and home decor. 

 

And as so many trends before, as goes fashion industry, so goes the wedding industry shortly after. This fall expect to see these luxurious and lavish tones EVERY WHERE- bridesmaids dresses, cakes, table scape, stationary and seating charts and just about any where else brides and grooms can cover in these glitzy hues.
 
 

 GAMES

 Since the temperatures are far more tolerable than they were just a few weeks ago, plan on spending a bit of the cocktail hours playing laid back games with family friends and the bridal party. 
 
A little bit of play time with Jenga, Bocce, or Corn Hole is a total blast for guests to play at the beginning of a reception but they are also a smart move to keep your loved ones occupied while bride, groom and wedding party are taking the formal photos after the ceremony. 
Games are also a great gift idea for couples starting their new life together (many of whom are also moving in together or getting a new place to live) and one of my favorite features is that its a great opportunity for more personalizations and monograms!!!! Which weddings can always use more of!!
 

FURRY FRIENDS

Im not exactly sure why the trend of absolutely adorable animals at a wedding seems to have really picked up right as fall kicked off- maybe its the drop in the temperature, maybe there is a petting zoo connection…..who knows, but I am loving it!!!

There is a whole mini- industry popping up where you can rent these lovely llama guests for your wedding or any other special occasion!!

From bunny, llama, fancy chickens, goats, mini- pigs….expect to see the whole farm at weddings this season. Here are some more really adorable animal inspired weddings

BIG PAPER FLORALS

Whether using these giant hand crafted blooms as bouquets or as background decor, paper flowers area  great choice because they are just so incredibly versatile. You have so many more options and avenues to be unique and expressive when you are creating something on your own.

If you elect to make them your self, they could be quite a bit more time intensive than simply ordering fresh cuts, but there is no denying that paper and fabric are quite a bit less expensive than the real things.  See some of the best tutorials we found on the web here, for making them your self. 

 There are so many beautiful and creative ways to express your self at your wedding during the fall. If you think we missed your favorite- leave us a line in the comments!!

And as always, CONGRATULATIONS to all our stunning brides getting married this fall!!

 
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50 States 50 Weddings

August 1, 2017
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We, at Makeup In The 702 have been in the Las Vegas wedding industry for quite awhile now. We have also been privileged and honored to work with, what we believe to be some the most genuinely kind, caring and talented professionals in the industry. 

Through various events and organizations we regularly get to see and collaborate with Las Vegas wedding vendors like florists, bakers, photographers, seamstresses, designers and planners, but its not every day we get to mingle and meet our peers in other markets across the nation. When we got The Knots list of  “50 Wow- Worthy Weddings Across all 50 States” it was exciting not only because we LOVE swooning over beautiful celebrations of love, but we get a chance to see how things are done across the country. 

While I wish we could share all 50 off these gorgeous celebrations we picked out a few of the states that hold a special place in the heart of the Makeup In The 702 team. Enjoy!!

 

 ILLINOIS

As their wedding week approached, Eric and Michael began to realize that if the Cubs won the World Series, their victory parade could end up happening the day of their wedding—and possibly going past their venue, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. “As fate would have it, these events did collide but in an amazingly fun way,” Michael says. “Fortunately, nothing about the parade interfered with our wedding, it only added to the celebration. Many of our favorite photos of that day were us out and about with parade-goers and the wedding party having the time of our lives.”

FLORIDA

A wedding arch covered in Monstera leaves, Key lime pie and pineapple boutonnieres exuded historic Floridian culture for McKenzie and Chris’s oceanside wedding.

 MASSACHUSETTS

Photo by ASHLEY CAROLINE Photography 

“Having met in the choir at college, music was the prominent focus of Desta and Benjamin’s rustic-chic wedding at Charles River Museum. During the ceremony, Benjamin surprised Desta by serenading her with a rendition of Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home,” accompanied by close friends who sang backup and played the guitar and saxophone. (A choir even performed a benediction to bless the reception dinner.)”

RHODE ISLAND

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“In just three months, Holly and Roger planned an elegant DIY affair with a subtle bohemian twist at the Providence Public Library. “When we walked into the Providence Public Library, the architecture alone took our breath away,” Holly says. The couple incorporated elements that spoke to their New England locale, affording friends and family a taste of local flavor. In lieu of a traditional champagne toast, Holly and Roger opted for a chowder toast, providing each guest with mini mugs of New England clam chowder garnished with bite-size clam cakes.”

 WASHINGTON DC

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“No celebration in the nation’s capital would be complete without a few nods to history, and Kate and Nick didn’t disappoint, gathering their friends and family at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a blowout bash in their hometown of Washington, DC. The reception kicked off with cocktail hour in the galleries, where guests enjoyed Champagne Sparkles, live music and the museum’s myriad of artwork. To allow the unique features of the venue to shine through, the couple opted for a clean, elegant aesthetic for the reception, complete with mirrored tabletops, lush bouquets of full white blooms and gold-rimmed stemware.”

LOUISIANA

Brooke and Paul showcased Louisiana’s natural beauty by saying “I do” under a Spanish moss tree “in the swamp.” Their breezy, boho vibe paired with seafood gumbo and a ride on a pontoon boat rounded out the dreamy affair. 

ARIZONA

The state’s desert colors, petrology and various species of cacti accented the bohemian vibe of Christa and Jesse’s waterfront vows.

MONTANA

At Sarah and George’s Western wedding, a horse-drawn wagon transported guests from the ceremony cliffside to the reception at a ranch.

SOUTH DAKOTA

An inviting lounge in Morgan and Bryan’s hometown kept the December chill away for the couple’s holiday-inspired nuptials.

UTAH

Since Marie and Chase love the outdoors, they exchanged vows at a natural history museum with views of the Wasatch Mountains.

To see more breath taking weddings from across the country be sure to check out the rest of them at The Knot.

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The Beauty Is In The Simplicity

June 13, 2017
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“Color is everything, black and white is more.” – Dominic Rouse

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Black and white pictures are a complex creature- there is classic and simple elegance to them- something that hints at a time gone by when full color images were not available. Yet there is also a complex and mysterious aspect there as well- what are we missing when we don’t see the colors present in that fleeting moment? What is left for us to discover for our selves?

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The brides last moments of quiet and calm before the excitement of the wedding are captured in this sweet image.

 

This week we share some of the most eye catching and show stopping images from our past clients, taken by the incredibly talented collection of wedding photographers that we are lucky enough to work with here in the Las Vegas wedding community.

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The contrast of lighting and shadows gives a sultry refinement to this sultry engagement shoot.

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The elegance and intimacy of the wedding rings is the focal point in this simple yet stunning photo.

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Jenna Ebert Photography

By using just black and white for this photo, this brides bursting smile and excitement are the focus of this image.

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You can feel the love, support and encouragement that surrounds this beautiful bride as her bridesmaids offer the final touches before she heads down the aisle.

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The brides sweet smile and the newly married couples tender embrace is what the eye is drawn too in this shot taken right after the ceremony.

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The absence of color in this image transforms the brides hotel room into a luxurious and stylish boudoir suite.

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Twinkling lights and a lush hanging trees are transformed into something absolutely magical in this private garden setting.

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Mackenzie and John: A Real Wedding

May 30, 2017
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It is almost every day that I’m reminded that I have the best job in the world and that I’m lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the Las Vegas valley and the wedding industry on a daily basis.

This weekend, the absolutely charming Miss Jessie, from The Emerics photography sent me these lovely photos that she captured of our gorgeous bride Mackenzie and her new hubby John at their breath taking wedding at Springs Preserve.MackenzieJohnWed_photosbyTheEmerics-005

Mackenzie choose a muted earth tone for her brides maids to wear for the event. The subtle color choice allowed for natural beauty of the location to really take center stage.

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Mackenzies elegant dress hangs in the dressing suite at Springs Preserve.

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In almost every photo of sweet Mackenzie on that day she looks like she is just bursting with love and laughter- that’s what EVERY bride should feel like on her day!!

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By using wands and streamers the couple encouraged their guests to participate in a bit of fun and whimsy to their event.

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Springs Preserve provides such a breath taking back drop to capture some truly tender moments of the new husband and wife.

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Both John and Mackenzie mothers played a roll in their ceremony, as to be expected there was not dry eye in attendance.

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And another congratulations to Mackenzie and John, it was a beautiful wedding and we were absolutely touched to play a part in it.

Best wishes to the both of you for a happy and healthy future together!!!

 

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Spring Lip COLORS That Pop

May 16, 2017
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At the moment we are loving the celebration of all that is fresh, new and spring. From chopping a few inches of your locks for a lighter feel and look, freshening up with balayage and highlights or revamping your makeup look, spring is the PERFECT time to try something new and daring.

Today we are sharing one of our favorite new makeup trends and the quickest ways to freshen up your look.

Magnificent magenta and tarty tangerine lips are on the scene this season in a big way and we are really digging the fun fruity vibe of the both of them but what we LOVE about them is that both the berry- tint and the citrus option look FABULOUS on just about every skin tone!!

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Actress Nikki Reed attends Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction Raising Awareness For Autism at Gramercy Park Hotel on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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If you’ve got to have these new shades here are a few of our favorites-

Magenta

1. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RS 452

2. NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick in Air Kiss

3. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

4. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crianza

5. Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 206

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Tangerine

1. M.A.C. Lipstick in Morange

2. Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in Tropical

3. Illamasqua Lip Color in Soaked

4. Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous

5. Maybelline Lipstick in Electric Orange

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Real Love Stories

May 2, 2017
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With the warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and birds chirping it so refreshing to have spring finally in the air!!! And love is clearly in the air too, because we have gotten so many love and proposal stories from our brides recently that there is NO possible way for us to choose a favorite!!

Maegan & Kurt

Maegan: We met eight years ago through MySpace when that was still a popular website. I stumbled upon his profile, thought he was cute and noticed that he was a Photoshop expert. I posted a bait request looking for someone to help teach me knowing he would offer.4-7-love-story-1

Kurt: When I saw Maegan’s post asking for help with photoshop, I thought it seemed too good to be true, but I responded anyway because she looked like a babe.

Maegan: One hour into my first lesson with Kurt, he noticed I wasn’t really retaining any information, so I offered to get him dinner as a thank you. Little did he know this would be our first “date”. We have been together ever since.
Kurt proposed two years into our relationship and we have been waiting for the right time to get married. In the mean time we have raised three beautiful kitties and bought our first home.
Kurt:We finally decided this year we were in the right place to start planning our wedding. After being a part of several weddings throughout our relationship, and everyone saying they wish they had just eloped, we decided to take that advice.
After eight years together, we are excited to finally begin this stage of our life.
Jessica & Alec

4-7-love-story-2Alec and I first met in 2010. I had just started a new job and he was a seasoned vet of the company. We became friends after about a year and when the world was set to end on December 21 2012, we had fallen head over heels for each other. He whisked me away on an amazing trip to Scotland after a few months of dating, and after coming home…I knew he was the one for me. We have so much fun together I honestly feel like I’m marrying my best friend. Our wedding is only the beginning of what is set to be the best years of our lives!

Amber & Garrett
Garret and I met during the summer of 2013at a friends house for a poker night. All i could do was stare at him!! He had the most gorgeous eyes and a perfect smile. He was going to college in Minnesota and was home just for summer break. Although that was the night we met it took us a few months to kindle things up. I can’t lie when i say i thought about that handsome smile a lot after the night we met.
One day i got a message from a familiar face asking how i was doing and asked for my number. he was moving back home to finish college in TX. I was super excited. He promised to take me on a date when he returned and let me tell you, that was the longest month ever waiting for hom to be back in TX. We had only met that one night during summer and yet it felt like we had known each other for years.
Finally that awaited night came and we had our first date! I was so nervous the whole day leading up to that night. I had my best friend Emily help me pick out my outfit. All while she was calling me crazy cause I told her that Im going to marry this man!! (can’t call me crazy now!!)
And from that night the rest is history! I didn’t believe in love at first sight till I met him. Now I’m getting to marry my best friend and better half!!
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It was the night of November 7th 2015. We were at his Dads lake house with everyone hanging out, having a relaxing weekend. After dinner all the boys decided to smoke cigars on the porch. So we all headed outside for cigars and conversation. While outside out dog, Bear, decided to get caught eating steak from the counter. So I ran inside to deal with him, little did I know that me going inside set this glorious night in motion. When I came back outside, Garrett’s father, Chuck, bet me $10 that i couldn’t light a cigar in the wind (I never turn down a bet). Garrett handed me the cigar and when I looked down there it is! The most gorgeous ring i ever saw around the end of the cigar. From there i couldn’t help but cry. Garrett got down on one knee and asked if I would spend forever with him. Of course I said “YES!!”

Taryn & James

Several years ago in two very different places, two young people started a new journey. Neither could have known at the time where this journey was truly going to take them, for neither saw it coming. Some years later, this journey led them both far from home and this is where these two strangers met.
     When the girl first met the boy he was quiet. He said very little to her and that led her to think his feelings laid elsewhere. Too late, he finally told her what his true feeling were.
     Over the next few years the boy and the girl talked occasionally, they each had returned to their normal lives knowing the distance between them was insurmountable. They went on like this for a few years more until fate had plans to bring them together again. During this phase of their journey they were paired quite closely together and went to each other for help and support and quickly grew even closer.
     While the distance 4-7-love-story-4still divided them there was something pulling them in the same direction. At the most inopportune moment they realized they still had very real feelings for each other. After some time of keeping on as friends, the boy agreed to travel to meet the girl again after so many years. His actions were louder than their words had ever been, so loud that their words up until then seemed like silence.
     As their feelings deepened the distance seemed to widen. As their love grew, reality slowly crept in. The girl had worked hard to get where she was, and the boy loved his family. She could not let him give up his family and he could not let her give up everything she worked so hard for. Decidedly, the two had no choice but to end their unfulfilled fairytale.
     A few months later, the two knew they could not merely be friends. Their bond was too strong and all the time apart only made them sure they had chosen the wrong course.
     The girl gave up everything for the boy. However, in doing so she gained more than she had before, more than she ever knew she needed and more than she could have ever wanted.
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Bridal Spectacular and Makeup In The 702

April 25, 2017
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      It is always exciting to see the new cover come out for Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Magazine Las Vegas, but when the most recent cover hit the stands last week it was a new kind of thrill.
     Here at the Makeup In The 702 studio we can hardly contain our selves, we are gushing with pride!! Not only was our hair and makeup artistry beautiful captured for the cover by the talented Matt with M Place Production, but right there, featured in the middle, is our very own makeup artist Annie as cover model!!!
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Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Las Vegas are incredible resources for newly engaged couples and planning brides in the Las Vegas area.
    Whether you are looking for a fabulous and funky florist (ohh hey, we see you too Enchanted Florist) trying to pick the perfect cake and treats for your guests or just day dreaming as you look at all the beautiful dresses, both the website and magazine offer an unparalleled look at what is going on in the Las Vegas wedding industry
In this seasons issue you will catch “a glimpse of breathtaking weddings at Anthem Country Club, 2017’s best venues and local wedding services, the latest fashion trends, real Las Vegas weddings, 10 steps to creating a beautiful wedding reception, and much more!”
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What Bridal Spectacular has to say about M Place Production –

Launched from a personal passion in artistic and moving imagery, M Place Productions found their place in creating romantic images that people cherish and love for a lifetime. They understand that you have a lot of options available for your wedding — as such they truly care about their couples and strive to not only live up to expectations, but to also set new ones.

From breath taking mountain vistas of Canyon Gate and Paiute, to lush hidden and intimate settings at venues like The Grove and Secret Garden, the pages of Spectacular Bride are absolutely full of the valleys most visually impressive and well respected wedding locations in Southern Nevada.
For more than 25 years the team at Bridal Spectacular as been an abundant resource in planning a perfect wedding, and Makeup In The 702 is so honored to have our work recognized and represented along side so many industry trailblazers within its pages.
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Bridal Spectacular and Makeup In The 702

April 20, 2017
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      It is always exciting to see the new cover come out for Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Magazine Las Vegas, but when the most recent cover hit the stands last week it was a new kind of thrill.
     Here at the Makeup In The 702 studio we can hardly contain our selves, we are gushing with pride!! Not only was our hair and makeup artistry beautiful captured for the cover by the talented Matt with M Place Production, but right there, featured in the middle, is our very own makeup artist Annie as cover model!!!
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Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Las Vegas are incredible resources for newly engaged couples and planning brides in the Las Vegas area.
    Whether you are looking for a fabulous and funky florist (ohh hey, we see you too Enchanted Florist) trying to pick the perfect cake and treats for your guests or just day dreaming as you look at all the beautiful dresses, both the website and magazine offer an unparalleled look at what is going on in the Las Vegas wedding industry
In this seasons issue you will catch “a glimpse of breathtaking weddings at Anthem Country Club, 2017’s best venues and local wedding services, the latest fashion trends, real Las Vegas weddings, 10 steps to creating a beautiful wedding reception, and much more!”
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What Bridal Spectacular has to say about M Place Production –

Launched from a personal passion in artistic and moving imagery, M Place Productions found their place in creating romantic images that people cherish and love for a lifetime. They understand that you have a lot of options available for your wedding — as such they truly care about their couples and strive to not only live up to expectations, but to also set new ones.

From breath taking mountain vistas of Canyon Gate and Paiute, to lush hidden and intimate settings at venues like The Grove and Secret Garden, the pages of Spectacular Bride are absolutely full of the valleys most visually impressive and well respected wedding locations in Southern Nevada.
For more than 25 years the team at Bridal Spectacular as been an abundant resource in planning a perfect wedding, and Makeup In The 702 is so honored to have our work recognized and represented along side so many industry trailblazers within its pages.
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A Dream Come True Wedding

April 4, 2017
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When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are 

Any thing you heart desires will come to you 

     We ask just about every one of our clients for their love story and photos from their wedding, and while each and every one of them is so beautiful and touching in their own way, some times we see something really special.
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    Every detail of Willavy and Ry’s wedding was beautiful and elegant with a touch magic sprinkled through out the event. But what really got the water works and happy tears going over at the Makeup In The 702 Studio was the super sweet engagement Ry planned- truly something right out of the story books!!
    Willavy and Ry were spending a weekend at Disney World on July 23, 2013- one of their absolute favorite places. At the end of the evening, during the Fantasmic show, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ started playing across the park as Disney movies were projected on Cinderella’s castle.
    Ry was holding Willavy close when he whispered in her ear, “What do you wish for?” Willavy couldn’t help but start crying because it was such an absolutely beautiful moment. The moon was so bright in the sky, there were fireworks bursting above them as Ry pulled out the most perfect ring from his pocket and asked Willavy to make him the happiest man on earth and marry him.
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With a magical proposal like that, how could the answer be any thing but “YES!!!!!!”
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The Makeup In The 702 Guarantee

March 28, 2017
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5 Star Service 

It’s a term we hear almost every day.  Airlines say they’ve got it.  You hear about it at the spa. I even saw a mobile-auto-detail van saying they had it, but what we are talking about to day is the guarantee of 5 Star Service that Makeup In The 702 provides to every single one of our clients every single day.

“Megan and her crew did an amazing job for our wedding hair and makeup last spring! She was responsive and accommodating . She even squeezed in several extra people that were not planning on getting there make up done.”

Katie, from Topeka, KS married on July 26 2016

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We ask the right questions to get the right information.

It can be as simple as asking our clients “What look are you going for that day?” or “Do you  have any allergies?” Other times your beauty team may need to do a bit more digging to find out what direction you want go in for your wedding hair and makeup. “Do you normally wear your hair up and pulled back?” “What celebrity do you think you look most like?”

By having open and honest conversations with our clients, where there are no wrong answers, it helps us find the right look for every one who sits in our chair to feel their most confident and beautiful on such a special day.

We genuinely share in the joy and excitement of our clients special moments.

It is no secret that every one in the Makeup In The 702 family LOVES weddings and brides. In a glitzy and glamorous city like Las Vegas there are countless opportunities for hair stylists and makeup artists to practice their craft. But being there to share in the joy and love that is present before a wedding is absolutely awe inspiring and keeps us coming back for more.

We anticipate and accommodate.

Weddings are wonderful, but boy-oh-boy can they be hectic. Our team arrives promptly, sets up our product and tools and gets the creative show started. Each of our artists and stylists has a kit fully stocked with an array of products to make sure every skin tone and completion as well as hair texture and length can be taken care of. Our ultimate goal for your wedding day hair and makeup to be sure you look and feel like you on your most beautiful day.

Sometimes your grandmother needs help deciding on a hair style that makes her feel elegant AND fun. Maybe your niece who’s set to be your flower girl, is having a total melt down because you nixed the unicorn pigtails (trust us- it’s happened). These are the things that our team deals with every day and the things that we thrive on!! We are looking forward to being part of such special moments.

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 ” These were the most amazing ladies. They were highly recommended to me and gave me the best experience. These ladies came to my room on my special days and worked so well together that it didn’t even feel like I was getting my makeup and hair done at the same time. They did exactly what I asked them to do and didn’t miss a detail. Words can’t even express how beautiful I felt and how happy I was when they were done. If you are wanting to find the best ladies for your special day, these are the ladies you should pick. I couldn’t have been happier! “
Dawn from Santa Barbara, CA married on March 11 2017
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