10 Questions with Tammie Garza

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most experienced and highly sought-after wedding hair & makeup artists in Texas, Tammie Garza of Divine Weddings Hair & Makeup. Austin based Tammie Garza is the founder and owner of Divine Weddings Hair & Makeup.

Divine Weddings Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup Artist - Tammie Garza

10 Questions with Tammie Garza

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi I'm Tammie Garza, founder of and lead Bridal Hair Stylist at Divine Wedding Hair & Makeup. My passion and drive for fantasy hair started over 25 years ago, as a young young girl, i was fascinated by the idea of fantasy hair and makeup where dreams come true for that one special or any special day! It didn't hit me in the beginning and tried and fail miserably at other ventures lol, soon realize my calling is in the arts. I started my first online business hair and makeup and branch out on my own creating different wings and versions of what now has flavored and matured into a full blown expression of beauty love and creations in every wonderful client we work with. We now can offer online on location as well as services in our unique salon.

We see ourselves as more of a "boutique custom salon" where our brides and customers can come and there "look" created and tailored just for them.

Our team has the same drive and focus as we all share the same visions to fulfill our clients fantasy creations for each Special Day!

Always done with intense devotion and unique love for our craft.

2. What's your experience as a bridal hair & makeup artist? How many brides are in there in your portfolio?

In our over 20 years of experience as bridal hair stylist and makeup artists has been a journey of self discovery and artistic growth. Always evolving with the times and needs of the variety of our clients. defiantly a rich fulfilling journey of amazing memories!

We have many, many brides of all cultures and backgrounds in our portfolio. honestly have lost count over the years of the many many events, weddings we have had the privilege of being part of history in the making.

Each bride is distinctive, unique. They each have their own love story and style to share. Which is what makes every experience so satisfying!

3. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

With our lifestyle evolving times of different travel schedules and local needs of our brides, we prefer to offer "a la Carte" approach.
Shopping and adding only what our bride will be needing and wants with always an option to add to the cart!

With all the flexibility of her budget, and las minute add-ons like hair clip extensions, or larger headcount, bridal Photography, engagements photos, or a boudoir session!

We charge per person and flexible on last minute addons.

In our Bridal hair fee we include any and all hair special inserts, fillers, pins.

Our Bride is welcome to provide her Hair Extensions or we are happy to add those to her menu.

Our Makeup application includes our airbrush and variety of selection of lashes.

4. Do you have a team of assistants or will you be the only artist that day? What will happen if you're sick or have an emergency on the wedding day?

After all the planning and meetings, the day is here!

Everything beautifully coming together is very important to us! there is always a lead artist who manages to time and logistics making sure all work is done beautifully and on timeframe. if for some reason there is an emergency there is always a lead backup a call away for guidance if needed.

Divine wedding has a whole team. We have various make up artists, assistants, and bridal hair stylists.

We’re extremely proud of the team we’ve created. We are certified by the state and Makeup institutes.

We’re all great at what we do and master different cultures and experience in onsite or our Salon location.

In case of any emergency, we always have backup. Someone else on the team will step up and take charge of the event. No Bride will be left behind. We will make sure to always be there to make her beautiful on her special day!

5. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

Yes. As the city has ground and the need to create a company delivery business, A travel fee will be charged depending on distance, location, and the bridal party confirmed headcount.

We work with our clients and based on the size of group do our best to be reasonable with our travel fees.

The travel setup fees covers a full setup with professional makeup mirrors, tables, extension cords, pro rotating chairs, any and products, pins, covers to protect furniture to protect from any damage liabilities.

Or our customers also have the option to come to our very cute SALON!

6. Can the bride book a wedding makeup trial appointment and will you also do a trial before the wedding?

Yes! We highly recommend a bridal hair/makeup trial. of course when possible!

It helps us connect in real time and get to know our bride before the day of.
When not possible we offer facetime meeting up to get acquainted and chat about all details needed!

The trial and consultation is perfect for getting the last minute logistics, the time of ceremony, photography timelines, to make sure everything will run smoothly and on time for a wonderful outcome. Most importantly, it puts our bride more at ease! With a reassurance of the team having her back!

She gets to view her hair and makeup making sure she is in love with her look for on her wedding day!

7. What beauty products do you use and would you be open to the bride using her own make-up?

We use a wide range of high end makeup products. For all different skin types and skin tones. Some of our favorites are the Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes. They are so pigmented and last all day. The makeup artist doesn't ask our bride to provide her own makeup. The makeup artist always carries everything that may be needed. However, if the bride wants to use a specific foundation, ( for her specific reason at times can be allergies) lipstick, etc. We are more than happy to do it!

8. How can you make the bride's wedding makeup last and look good in photos?

First, never forget to ask the bride what type of skin type she has. It helps us apply the right products so the makeup will be more longwearing. Also adding a good and right primer before makeup application and a good setting spray to seal it in place. Always using products that don’t create a flashback depending the mood of the light, when pictures are taken, is a must!

9. How long will makeup take on the day and how long will you be staying for on the day?

Duration of the makeup artist or artists on location depends on the amount of people in the bridal party. It can range from 2-6 hours. The bride alone we allocate about an hour. We focus is on her the most and make sure she stands out.

The makeup team is very efficient and makes the best use out of time when working with one or groups. Touch ups are always included at the end before the makeup artist departs.

We do offer extended time after ceremony for additional touch ups for an extra fee per hour per artist.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

We understand life happens and adjustments can be made. Our refund contract policy states, Refunds can be made within 24 hours of payment. After that, There are no refunds.

Although we work on applying the deposit toward a different rescheduled event date when possible and depending on availability.

We also offer to use the deposit/installment towards a future date/special photo/date night.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020