The next several blog posts will feature some of my favorite vendors in and around Tallahassee that I have had the pleasure of working with. Community over competition is a beautiful thing.
Late last year I was introduced to Laura, of Laura J Artistry. Her tagline Dramatic Unique Beauty perfectly describes her professional style, and her beautiful personality too! Laura’s talents go far beyond the surface, she not only makes her clients look beautiful, she makes them feel beautiful too. And that’s not something just any hair and makeup artist can do. She loves talking with everyone, something that is very evident if you’ve ever spent time in her studio – which is absolutely adorable and I love that space!
Laura received her bachelor’s in Fashion Merchandising at FSU and her Cosmetology License from Aveda Institute. When she isn’t at the salon you can probably find her at Bird’s for karaoke, relaxing with her two cats (Sushi and Tavi) or watching her talented boyfriend, Roger, play violin in his band.
When it came time to coordinate the details for a stylized shoot I arranged earlier this year, there was only one MUAH artist I wanted to team up with, Laura J Artistry. She perfectly captured the romantic garden feel, using a few of the florals from the bride’s bouquet, tying everything together beautifully. After the shoot, I sat down with Laura and asked her questions I think our clients would want to know…
What’s one piece of advice you like to give clients?
Relax and enjoy your day. The day will be a blur and you have to take a few moments to be in the moment.
What keeps you passionate about your work?
Each day is different and there is always something new that is changing the way that people want to do their hair, makeup, etc. Also the difference that I make in someone’s day with a new look. The relationships with my clients also brings me a lot of joy and keeps me interested in my work.
How would you describe you/your company’s style?
When I first started looking into this career I worked at a place called “Wabi Sabi” which means beauty imperfect, or everything is beautiful in its own way. That resonated with me and is how I have operated my business. Every person has their own beauty which I help to give confidence to and make shine.
What is one thing you would tell people going into this field or their own business?
Just go for it – be bold and confident, it will definitely be scary but it is worth it.
What are some things your clients say they love about you?
That I make them feel comfortable and have their best interests in mind. That I am energetic and have a smile for everyone and am very positive. A lot of brides say that I am a calming energy during their big day!
What was your experience with Poppie Studios like?
Excellent! Emily is so nice and her eye is wonderful. She has a genuine personality that shines through.
Thank you so much, Laura! I adore you and am so thankful you were part of my Romantic Garden Wedding.