Elegant, Timeless and Beautiful. These are all words you will hear when Portland Make-up & Hair‘s team take care of your wedding day beauty services! Their team of professional make-up and hair artists will bring professionalism, fun and calmness to your wedding site as they coordinate makeup and hair services for the bride and the entire bridal party. You and your wedding party can relax and enjoy — being pampered and making memories together on your special day. Let’s get to know a little more about owner and artist, Bri Ellis and the team behind Portland Make-up & Hair!
Champagne: How long has Portland Make-up & Hair been in business, tell us more about your company?
Bri: I began specializing in weddings 8 years ago when several of my clients from the salon were getting married that summer. (However, I have been working in the industry since 2000). I realized I really loved working with brides, and wanted to do it more! I LOVE weddings, and it is such an honor to be part of a brides special day!
Portland Make-up & Hair artists are highly trained, as well as extremely experienced. We will consult with you in depth to make sure we understand exactly the look you want- whether it be soft and romantic, or smokin’ hot and sexy- our artists can create the perfect look for your wedding day. We focus on the utmost customer satisfaction so that our clients to not only love the way they look, but feel the most beautiful they ever have!
Photo By Erica Ann Photography
Champagne: When and why did you decide you wanted to be a make-up & hair stylist?
Bri: Growing up with four older sisters and a mother who were all naturals with make-up & hair, I couldn’t help but learn the “ins and outs” of all things beauty. As you’ve probably heard several make-up/hair artists say: I was always the one who did my girlfriends make-up & hair for dances, etc. However, I didn’t really think of it as an option for a career until after I went away to college hoping to study communications. After a while, I just knew that I wasn’t pursuing something I really wanted to do. So, I stopped school to try & figure out what WAS the right fit. One day, I was sitting in my stylist’s chair, getting my hair done and it hit me. I could tell how much she loved her job, plus she was incredibly successful. I realized that I actually COULD do this as a career, and that it was a perfect fit for me!
Champagne: Best tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
Bri: Just have fun & try not to stress!! Also, referrals from friends are a great way to find great vendors!
Champagne: What sets your business apart?
Bri: Beyond excellence in Hair & Make-up design, we tend to the pampered client. We know to anticipate and tackle every imaginable beauty “crisis”…….. From developing a meticulous hair and makeup schedule & helping you get out the door on time, to dealing with emergency dress repairs, to making sure your photo sessions look perfect and go off smoothly.
Champagne: What is your favorite part of weddings?
Bri: I guess I would say that my favorite part of my job is the long lasting & meaningful relationships that I get to develop with my brides. I have several of my brides who have gotten married years ago that still come to me for cuts & color. It is so cool to be there for one of the most special days of their lives- then continue to grow that relationship over time. I am so happy that I don’t just do their make-up & hair on their wedding day, and then never see them again. I get to watch their families grow, and their lives develop. It’s awesome!
Photo By Brian M Whitt Photography
Champagne: Describe your style in 3 words!
Bri; That’s easy…Elegant. Timeless. Beautiful.
Photo By Brian M Whitt Photography
Champagne: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Bri: We are often asked if we travel for weddings, and the answer is YES!! The fee is $40 per hour outside the Portland metro area. We have traveled all over Oregon & Washington- from the coast, up to Seattle, all the way down to the Medford/Ashland Area. Interested in having us travel somewhere outside of Oregon/Washington??? E-mail us & we can chat about it!!
Photo By Mary Alice Hall Photography
Check out previous posts from our past 50 & 30 Days of Vendors:
Day 14 of 30: Washington High School, Revolution Hall
Day 13 of 30: Bella Via
Day 12 of 30: Gorge-ous Weddings
Day 11 of 30: Mary Alice Hall Photography
Day 10 of 30: The English Dept
Day 9 of 30: UNION PINE & Portland Assembly
Day 8 of 30: Moving Picture Weddings
Day 7 of 30: Simpatica Catering
Day 6 of 30: Peekaboo Portland
Day 5 of 30: White Pepper Catering
Day 4 of 30: Lux Sucre Desserts
Day 3 of 30: A Lovely Day Photography
Day 2 of 30: Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals
Day 1 of 30: Maysara Winery
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The Champagne Team