Friday, August 15, 2014

Wedding Preps Series: My Hair and Make-up Artists Shortlist



I'm happy to say that I have finally booked my HMUA after thorough research and forum reading - which you can read about here. For those who haven't booked one yet and are still looking, I want to share the HMUAs and their packages that I've shortlisted and considered. It's a copy-paste straight from my personal note (which I have organized a bit, of course) from my Wedding notebook in Evernote that I'd be happy to share with you.

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I've never considered booking an expensive HMUA because I know I can find lots who are as good and who offer reasonable rates. As I've began my hunt for my HMUA, I've seen a lot of artists who offer reasonable enough rates and I've compiled them all. What I look for? 3 main things (in order of importance): client feedback, rate, portfolio.


Disclaimer:
These rates are from my own research and inquiries. I cannot guarantee that these rates and packages haven't changed since my inquiry. These HMUAs have other packages available other than that ones listed here. Those I have listed are only for my shortlisting purposes.  So please do your own inquiry to confirm the rates and package inclusions.

Here we go:

Realm Makeup Studio
Realm has been recommended by a friend who got them for her wedding. She had a hair & make up trial with them in a bridal fair and liked it. Realm will be at the Wedding Expo in SMX this September 2014.
P7, 000 - bride traditional + groom + 1 head
P8, 000 - bride airbrush + groom + 1 head

Bea Almeda Makeup Artistry
Her wedding packages are quite beyond my budget, but her studio rates are ok and I considered them for pre-nup. But since the package I booked already includes this, I wouldn't need it anymore.
Starts at P1,500 - Traditional HMU in Bea's studio in Serendra

Mitch Camaclang
Mitch's package is so sulit! Considering that she has a reputation already, her rates are really affordable. However, I had a hard time contacting her and getting answers for my queries. I didn't want to stress out so I had to let it go. You may read my previous post for my personal reasons why I let it go inspite of being such a good deal. But you might want to give it a shot as it's really sulit!
P10, 000 - bride + groom + 5 entourage + 2 flower girls (Spell SULIT)

Mhec Gado
When I inquired with Mhec she was so accommodating. She quickly replies and all. I was quite ready to drop by at the Blush Bridal Fair then for a free trial with her when I started talking to the HMUA that I ended up booking.
P8, 000 - bride + groom
P10, 000 - bride + 2 heads
P12, 000 - bride + 4 heads
(Free airbrush upgrade for bride w/ unli retouch & 2nd look at the time of inquiry - for all packages)

Froilan & Erik Color Artistry
P10, 000 - bride + groom + 2 heads
P7, 000 - bride only

Make up by Xy
P8,500 - bride traditional
P10,500 - bride traditional + 2
P10,500 - bride airbrush
(All packages include groom's grooming, unli retouch w/ 2nd look before reception, trial or pre-nup make up, 2 flower girls 5 y/o and below hmu)

Ten Franco
Ten has done our department's make up for our Avantgarde-themed Annual Company Chrsitmas Affair. She was good and also very nice. She's also popular in forums for bridal hmu with good reviews.
P9,000 - bride traditional
P11,000 - bride airbrush
Includes groom's grooming and trial / pre-nup hmu

Jennifer Gumban
She is quite popular for entourage make up because of her affordable rates, but she does bridal make up too.
P700/head for entourage

Berny Tia
She's the one. I loved and booked her. Read why here.
P8, 000 - bride airbrush + groom + 2 or 3 adults (retouch up to bridal march only)
P11,500 - bride traditional + groom + 4 adults (retouch up to reception) - Plus 2k for airbrush upgrade

There you go!
But before anything else, you must remember: A bride always exudes this certain glow on her wedding day. You are the bride. The only one in white. And you are the most beautiful on your wedding day! :)

Hope this helps. If you have any feedback you may drop a comment or two. Happy preps! ♥

See all wedding preps series posts.

See also posts from travel, food and health & beauty. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. hi can you send me theconact details o fmitch camaclang and berny tia? thanks nice_abad@yahoo.com

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  2. Hi Nice, for Berny: 0998-3413858 / 0917-9039107, email: berny.tia@gmail.com
    I don't have Mitch's, we only corresponded through FB then.

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    1. Hi thanks for replying... agmm ask ko ang if may review ka na for ms berny? :) how was it?

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    2. Hi Nice, I haven't posted any review and my wedding is not yet over. But we've done prenup already and she did my HMU, it was good. My photographer commended the make up. Berny was very professional and so easy to work with. I will post my prenup shoot soon. But as early as now I can highly recommend Berny :)

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    3. Hi Nice, I haven't posted any review and my wedding is not yet over. But we've done prenup already and she did my HMU, it was good. My photographer commended the make up. Berny was very professional and so easy to work with. I will post my prenup shoot soon. But as early as now I can highly recommend Berny :)

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    4. Hi Nice, I haven't posted any review and my wedding is not yet over. But we've done prenup already and she did my HMU, it was good. My photographer commended the make up. Berny was very professional and so easy to work with. I will post my prenup shoot soon. But as early as now I can highly recommend Berny :)

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