What Makes Us, Unique?
What makes Glamour Beauty unique as a team and group of artists?
Our team is highly focused on current products and trends for EVERY time of the year.
We provide our clients with a classy "Tiffany & Co." Experience.
Each bride is not only our client but also our friend. We strive to build a personal relationship and give the STAR treatment every woman/man deserves!
How we came to be...
Glamour Beauty was started by Katie "Audrey" Phelps, a local hair and makeup artist in the Twin Cities. After working for many companies in MN, she decided to start Glamour Beauty. A custom bridal hair and makeup company that cares about each bride and builds them a custom package based on their needs.
-Why did you start Glamour Beauty?
"I saw so many times throughout the industry bride's being treated as another paycheck. The same questions asked to each bride. It was too repetitive, I wanted to actually know each one as a person, not just on their makeup and hair preferences! So with that being said Glamour Beauty was founded. Weddings are one of the three most important things to happen in a person's life statistically, it might seem small to us when we do 80+ weddings a year, but it's really not!! I remember all my brides and love to connect with them after their wedding! It's the simple touches that make a difference and helps us stand out as a company."
-What do you specialize in? Hair or Makeup? Both?
"I actually specialize in both. I don't have a "favorite" between the two. And to stay up on trends and products I make sure I am doing both! LOL"
-What should a bride expect when going into the booking process?
"Well, each of my bride's works directly on the office work with me. I set them up with a client portal where their invoice, itineraries, consults are all in. After that, I provide them with phone calls and/or emails for all questions they have through out the process. Including setting up their trials and invoicing their bridal party. Each bride's file takes about 5 hours a work on my end. I like it this way because than I am directly involved in their wedding. I think it adds a personal touch that makes us unique."
-What should a bride expect on her trial?
"HA! Champagne! But mainly a chance to meet her artists, get to know them as a person. My team and I are the first people the bride and her/his party sees in the morning! They want to know their waking up at 4am to just hair and makeup 'robots' but an actual group of ladies who will have fun and still provide excellent service. During the trial we collaborate with the bride to see what works and what doesn't work! How are we going to change things the day of? Does she really want her hair up or does she prefer it down because that's what she's use to! I always tell my brides if there's something you don't like, THATS OKAY! That's why we did the trial to establish if you really want a dark brown smoky eye. Pinterest can be deceiving not everyone looks good with the photos the pinned! I should know! I've pinned so many looks and found out I look terrible! LOL"
-Any advice for a bride on her trial?
"YES! This is huge! A lot of times going into the trial, we are all expecting no error. We're going to instantly LOVE the look we think we want! Now, when we don't it can be disappointing. Now, does that mean your artist isn't talented? No, it just means that this look wasn't right for you! If a bride isn't sure about something, say it! It won't hurt our feelings, it will though when we can't make you smiling at the end of the trial! Also, bring a friend, take photos. I tell brides after your trial wait to wash it off if you can! Take photos ask friends, and really pin point what you love and what you hate. Then send me an email and we can fix what ever it is you aren't loving.
-The day of? What do the bride/bridal party need to bring???
"Nothing! We come equipped with everything!! So yes, if you spray tanned and now are bronzy and gold, we can match you instantly! We come with every foundation color, palettes, lashes you can imagine! Same with hair product and tools! Just make sure that there is enough space for us to set up, we happen to carry a lot! HA!"