There are not enough words to say about how much we love Amelia C & Co. When we met Amelia, owner of Amelia C & Co., it was a friendship at first sight. She is kind hearted, willing to help out no matter what and will always be there for her clients and vendor friends here in Las Vegas. Amelia C & Co. recently did the Scheme Teams’ hair & makeup for our 1st Birthday Party and let’s just say that we felt phenomenal and ready to celebrate when we were all made up. To view the beautiful job that she did on us for our party, check out the link here and here! Read below to find out some more about this amazing team of makeup and hair artists (make sure you click the links to get to know each of them).
“I’ve been doing hair and makeup for 7 years, and formed the agency at the start of this year. My style is organic, grounded, and soulful. I believe that women should feel like they have a personal connection with the person who will be handling their face and their ego the day they throw the biggest party of their lives. That’s why all my artists are personally introduced on the website and we go out of our way to connect with brides.”
What blog or website do you use the most often for inspiration?
www.safecosmetics.org – Ever since I started becoming aware of how lazy our government is with the stuff the allowed to be slapped on our faces, I check my new product purchases with this awesome website for chemical safety! I can’t always buy safe for quality control reasons, but I do what I can.
As a hair and makeup artist, what advantages do you have when working with a coordinator?
The best part about working with a coordinator is that I don’t have to put lashes on a moving target! Even the most basic event has several layers to it, and a bride in “management” mode wants to handle it all. Having a coordinator on hand is easier than me trying to put lipstick on a talking mouth confirming limo arrivals and bouquet deliveries!
What are some misconceptions about professional hair and makeup artist that you’d like to address?
The biggest misconception brides have about makeup artists is the idea that there is only one fixed way of doing things. One of the questions I get asked the most is about airbrush makeup… because we live in a photo-shopped world where models look flawless, brides think that airbrush makeup will provide the same thing. The reality is that airbrush is suitable in only certain circumstances and that it’s up to the artist to really work with the client to determine the best possible makeup application and technique. The best approach is to trust your judgment based on the artists portfolio and reviews and know that no matter their own artistic approach to makeup, it obviously works if their credentials look snazzy!
What do you want a bride to know about your business?
That there’s a fine line between our professional advice and giving you what you want. As hair and makeup artists, we walk a very fine, sometimes blurry, sometimes missing line between offering our professional opinion and then sometimes doing something we don’t totally agree with but make’s the bride happy. We are the only industry that deals with a woman’s self image on what is usually the culmination of the romance of her life! With that in mind, we don’t always know really how much a bride wants our opinion, or if she’s looking for us to OK that purple lipstick she’s been sporting since her Fly Girl phase.
Let’s play loaded questions with Amelia C. of Amelia C & Co.
What are some of your hobbies outside the wedding industry?
I’m a pretty organic-living chick and don’t think you have to let your armpit hair grow out in order to stay connected to the earth! That, and if your organic face mask seeps into your mouth, it’s probably tasty and totally edible. (I think one of mine also doubles as a muffin spread.)
What is something you wish you could do every day?
Grocery shop. I hunt down spices, wine, and cheese the way most women stalk a Coach outlet. Oh well, ces’t la vie.
What is something you’re simply not good at?
Nails. I will not do nails. However, I do carry a nail-fix kit in my makeup kit and will gladly provide it for you to do your own phalange recovery! My nail was so bad in beauty school I actually laughed when I gave the examiner my “acrylic” nail for the final exam.
What is the best thing you’ve spent money on recently?
My stained concrete floors. I’ll never go back to tile or carpet or wood again.
What is something you want to try just once?
I would like to make a YouTube video to commemorate the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks and celebrate its glorious reprieve thru interpretive dance.
Contact Amelia C & Co. at 702.610.8699 and view more of their work here!