Houston Makeup Artist
How we met
Amy and I met at the wedding venue that she chose to get married at, 5226 Elm at a bridal open house. I remember this tall gorgeous gal and her fiancé coming up to my table with this bubbly personality. We talked minor details about her wedding and then we talked about hair and makeup. She originally told me that her long time hairstylist would be doing her hair so all she needed me for was makeup services for her and her party. I remember giving her some pricing information and telling her a bit about me and my company.
As we were discussing beauty options and prices, she mentioned something about wanting to incorporate gold leaf in to her wedding hairstyle which intrigued me. When she showed me the inspiration photo I bout died! I immediately got chills because I very rarely get brides that think outside the box with wedding beauty ideas. I remember immediately telling her that I would do her hair for free just because I had to be a part of this different style. She laughed as I knew she would and reminded me that her hairstylist would be doing it. After chatting about a few other details she left with my card and pricing guide.
Months later Amy reached out to me to book my services. Once she booked their makeup services, she came back and added hair services for bridal party. Once she booked those services, she came back with THE BIG ONE! She asked me to do her hair for her wedding. I was elated and definitely kept my word by not charging her for the service. It would be at her salon trial when she cried after I finished her hair that would solidify the entire purpose of us meeting. It was in that moment that I knew we were meant to meet at that open house that day.
The Wedding Day
Amy was calm on her wedding day. Other than her tearing up while writing her vows, she was fine and easy to work with. Everyone was on time and super friendly to work with. I love the fact that her bridal party was so diverse. I mean they came from different cities, states and we even had a rocket scientist in our midst (how cool is that)!
Her hair: Since I had already had an idea of what she wanted (from the picture she provided) the wedding day hair executions was seamless. I applied gold leaf to her hair in a headband pattern. She wasn’t going to wear a veil or any other pieces in her hair so this gold leaf was the star of that show.
Her makeup: Amy is not one to wear makeup often so she didn’t want anything to heavy or drastic. She has beeeeeautiful skin so I made sure to accentuate her facial features and play up her eyes just a bit using neutral tones. Of coarse she wore lashes because that was not an option…although she was on the fence about them.
For the wedding party: Our bride was not one that was overly concerned about hair and makeup for her friends so they each gave us their wish list and we went from there. Some wore their hair up and some down but all looked beautiful.
What did Amy say?
“Nyoka is just a gem, and her team is fun and professional. I requested a very unique hairstyle (gold foil placed throughout a pixie cut), and she nailed it. My bridesmaids loved their looks, and she kept us laughing and at ease the whole day.”