If you're like me, you wouldn't trust yourself doing your own hair and makeup on your wedding day. Hire a professional for that! These artists have been in the business for some time and know what works well on camera and what doesn't! I love seeing their work!
Owner: Nine Morrison
Based in: Denver, CO
Offers: Hair and Makeup
"WedLocks quickly became the leading wedding hair & makeup company in Colorado thanks to Nine - she's a creative genius who is not afraid to push the boundaries and make changes in the industry. She is naturally unique and that shows through everything she does in her business. WedLocks strives to change the hair and makeup experience for people getting married and we have done just that with our all-inclusive, luxury experiences. WedLocks has worked to change the hair and makeup industry and change the hair and makeup experience for people getting married - we have evolved and learned to think of everything that someone might need on the day of their wedding. We can travel anywhere and Nine has a gift of noticing gaps in the industry and making it happen HERSELF."
"HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. Look at inspo photos that have your same hair color/skin tone, and remember most photos you see on Pinterest are photo shoots!"
The Wedlocks team loves the places they get to go and the people they get to meet that we otherwise would've never met. They also love to give back to the wedding and beauty community with education content.
Rachel and Kyle's Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding
Owner: Jade Arms
Based in: Denver
Offers: Hair and Makeup
Jaded Beauty is heavily connected in the community and has a lot of experience working with vendors all across Colorado. When vendors know each other well and have experience working together in the past, it makes for a seamless wedding day for the clients! Jaded Beauty stands out from other beauty vendors because they pride themselves on being extremely organized, communicative, and productive. Every client receives beauty arranging services, including timeline (so no one gets left behind on the wedding day), extensive trial prior to the wedding (including photos), and shared document file folder to keep everything organized and in one place.
"As a native, being a part of Colorado weddings helps me not take this wonderful state for granted. Couples who choose Colorado for their wedding share traits of spontaneity and adventurousness. We LOVE that!"
"Colorado is home to natives, transplants, and destination couples eager to plan a wedding in this breathtaking state. That being said, hair and makeup vendors here book up well in advance. Typically 6-9 months prior to the wedding day, but during Covid-19 pandemic, 12-24 months out. That said, it is never too early to book your beauty team!"
Jade loves being a part of a bride's wedding morning before the festivities begin! There is something special and intimate in the air and she believes it is an honor that her clients invite her into that space with them.
Katie and Devon's Boulder Flower Farm Wedding
Owner: Liz Wegrzyn
Based in: Denver
Liz has been doing makeup for 21 years professionally and still loves what she does. She has built a team of artists that equally love what they do and have excellent skills. Showing up on time, listening to the client and giving them your all, makes for a fantastic vendor! Her team does all of that. Liz is confident that she can make her clients look their best, which she believes in turn gives them a sense of trust. She is always honest with her clients and never wants to steer them in the wrong direction. She truly listens to what her clients want and gives advice if they ask for it.
"Colorado weddings have a certain feel I can't explain. My couples come from all over the place to get married here. It's just a magical place!"
"Don't wait to book your makeup artist, we book up fast, too!"
"I love making people feel beautiful on such a special day!"
- Grace Loves Lace Denver Showroom Opening!
Owner: Grace Martin
Based in: Denver
Offers: Hair Styling
As artists, Grace's team are all experts at their craft and will leave you looking feeling your most beautiful self on your special day. They have an extensive background and passion for styling hair with tons of education to back it. They've done work for runways such as New York Fashion Week, local Denver Fashion shows, and bridal hair that has been published in various wedding magazines, blogs, publishings, and other forums. This means they also have an eye for what the camera will pick up and how to cater to those finishing touches for guests who will see you in person. Her team is also inclusive. They are able to style all types of hair textures from fine and straight, to dense, coarse, and coiled. They also consider weather, the style of dress, your particular hair type, and how they can create the perfect look that will be best for your photos.
"Colorado is a beautiful place to be... the mountains are romantic and gorgeous, the city brings that super cool vibe. I love weddings in Colorado because they seem like the perfect backdrop to an already perfect day."
"My advice to couples planning a wedding is to take it one step at a time. There's so much to tackle, it makes it so much less overwhelming to break it down into sections and tackle those sections one at a time. Make it fun! Enjoy the process!"
"The best part about my job is that we can immediately create a whole new look through hair and see the instant transformation within the bride and her guests. That glowing smile, that flutter you see when the hair and make up are done and thing start to get really real!"
- Grace Loves Lace Denver Showroom Opening
Owner: Megan Swensen
Based in: Estes Park
Offers: Beauty / Hair and Makeup
They pride themselves on helping their brides feel like the most confident, beautiful and authentic version of themselves. They take their job very seriously, and strive to do their very best work every day. With their experience, working full time in the wedding industry for 7 years, that they've seen pretty much everything, and have a lot of experience meeting brides where they are on the morning of their wedding.
"Honestly, it's whatever my client has been dreaming of! I find it really rewarding to help my clients achieve their vision. Personally, I love a nice chill atmosphere filled with love and meaningful details."
"Hire a professional! Have a solid vision of what you want for your HMU look or looks on your wedding day, but also trust the professionals and go with the flow a little bit. "
"I love helping women feel confident and beautiful on their special day! Also, being able to bring some really talented artists along with me feels really great! "
-Sarah and Will's Black Canyon Inn Wedding at The Boulders
Owner: Sameera Ahmed
Based in: Denver
Offers: Makeup Artist and Aesthetician
As a primarily commercial makeup artist, Sameera and her team brings an editorial eye to creating beautiful wedding makeup. She likes to take into account each bride's unique style - the dress, decor, floral, and color choices she's made for her wedding - in creating a makeup look that perfectly complements. Sameera truly gets to know each client to make sure that the makeup look they create together makes her feel like the most beautiful version of herself. You won't find any one-size-fits-all makeup looks here! Sameera and her team of artists are also ethnically diverse, and they take pride in being able to cater to every skin tone and to different cultural styles.
"Colorado provides such a majestic backdrop for a wedding! Whether you're going for an urban feel or an outdoor escape, Colorado comes through! Couples that choose to get married here always seem to embody that optimism that I feel on a sunny Colorado day."
"Be communicative with your artist! The more you can tell us about who you are and your personal style, the better we'll be able to create your perfect look. And book your artists early - we book up fast!"
"I get to help people feel stunning and confident on one of the most important days of their lives!"