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Prom Appointments!

On this page I will be keeping an updated roster for prom makeup appointments and which time slots are available for upcoming dates. If you do not see your high school’s event date here, shoot me an email at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com and we’ll get it set up. I am located in Richmond, Virginia and all prom clients travel to me. To book for one of the dates below, fill out the form at the bottom of the post and I’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Keep in mind that spots do fill up quickly, but do not book unless you fully intend on following through with your appointment. Should you no longer need my services, you must cancel 2 weeks prior to your scheduled appointment– or a $20 cancellation fee is charged. Emergencies happen and that I understand, but book with good intentions, as it affects my schedule a great deal!

I look forward to working with you all this prom season!

Deep Run High School (April 21st, 2018):

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

1 PM

2 PM 

3 PM

4 PM

5 PM

Henrico High School (April 28th, 2018):

11 AM

12 PM

1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

4 PM

5 PM

Patrick Henry High School (May 12th, 2017):

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

1 PM

2 PM 

3 PM

4 PM

5 PM

Atlee High School (May 19th, 2018):

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

4 PM

5 PM

 

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Bookings for Spring and Summer Weddings/Events

With the snow melting and spring thaw being just a few months away, wedding and prom season is also about to make its way to us before we know it! 

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Bride Elizabeth Laumer 

Booking your appointments sooner rather than later guarantees my availability to you, and eases part of the hectic process of planning a wedding, or coordinating your ensemble for prom and other formal events.

Having your makeup done for your wedding, prom, formal, etc. adds even more glam and prestige to a day or night you’ll never forget. The possibilities are endless, and I take pride in the variety of options/styles I am able to provide for my clients. Whether it is something timeless and natural, or full beat glam– I’m your girl! 

Use the Services page to complete a form to begin the process of booking your appointment, or contact me directly via email with your information at makeupbyvnnmarie@gmail.com.

Feel free to browse my portfolio here on my site, or check out my Instagram for more points of reference. I can’t wait to work with you and see what we can create!

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Photo by Kristine Pringle Photography

My first Beyond Beauty Basics class!

On Saturday, November 25th, I will be holding my first ever Beyond Beauty Basics class! I’ve had several clients request that I start teaching classes so that they can learn the technique and style I use! During our class, I will be walking through a full face makeup application on a model. I will be explaining product choice and technique, as well as offering tips and tricks I use in makeup applications. At the end of the application I will stick around to answer any questions guests may have! Tickets are $30, and can be paid for via PayPal or Venmo, and are non refundable (except in the event of a cancellation). Message me, AnnMarie Taylor, to purchase your ticket! Persons under the age of 16 not permitted. A minimum of 10 guests are needed in order to keep the class up and running!

Visit the official Facebook event, Beyond Beauty Basics with AnnMarie Taylor, here, to RSVP and get more info on purchasing tickets!

 

 

 

Upcoming Homecoming Dates

It’s that time of year! School is back in session, which means we’re only weeks away from homecoming dances! Eeekk!! I’ll continue to update this page as more dates/times become available. Check below for your school’s homecoming dance date/time, and start planning out your dinner plans, photo ops, and hair and makeup appointments! I’d love to put you in the books for an appointment for your special night– just use the Services tab to submit a request to book! You can also view my Portfolio to check out my work on previous clients! I look forward to working with you!

 

October Homecomings

Lee Davis High School: TBD (Probably October 7th)

Patrick Henry High School: October 14th, 7:00 PM

Atlee High School: October 14th, 8:00 PM

Hanover High School: October 21st, 6:00 PM

 

 

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Now booking for 2017 fall/winter months!

I am now booking new/returning clients for the upcoming fall and winter months!

Appointments for homecoming dances, weddings, senior portraits, and other special occasions coming up in the next few months are now up for grabs! (Events further into the future are welcome too!)

Reminder: I am located in Richmond, Virginia. Each case varies, however, travel up to 2 hours (for multi-client events only) is all I can offer at the moment. Individual clients can either travel to me or vice versa. Details will be worked out once you are in the books!

How do I book an appointment?

I’d love to work with you, so, if you have something coming up in the next few months, visit the Book Me tab on the site to submit your info and we’ll get started! I look forward to hearing from you!

Please do not book with the intention of keeping a spot for yourself ‘in-case’ you need it. All bookings are legitimate appointments, and should you not show up, I lose the time I could be using with a paying client, and the money I could be making from that time. Book with the intention of showing up. 

So, the real question is– How much does it cost?

Full face makeup applications are $60.00 (includes false lash application), and a travel fee if applicable.

How does my pricing compare to other artists in the area?

Typically, makeup artists charge at least $75.00 per full face application, and depending on your artist, that may or may not include a false eyelash application (something I consider a must have!). Take a look at a few examples I’ve gathered from artists/studios here in Richmond.

Avenue 42, Makeup Application — $75-$125+

Elle Style Studio RVA, Makeup Application — $85+

Richmond Makeup Artist, Traditional Makeup Application — $75+

Why are my prices lower than the average artist?

I aim to keep my application fees as low as I can in order to book more clients. I want to work on expanding clientele before worrying about generating some kind of revenue. $60.00 is a good deal for a full face makeup application by someone who knows what they’re doing! Feel free to browse at my Portfolio to see work I’ve done on others, as well as myself, or check out my Facebook Page to reads reviews by previous clients of mine!

I will work with you to get the end result that you want! Your special day should be nothing short of, well– special! I take pride in my work and want you to feel and look your best for your event, special occasion, portrait session, or just a night out when you wanna feel glamorous!

 

New photos, new things!

I’m so excited to share just a few of these beautiful photos captured by Remy Thompson of Remy Thompson Photography. I was called in as the artist for this shoot and couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! From an edgy, dark purple lip on Miss Brenna Cantrell, to soft, simple, clean beauty on Compton and Maddy– we did it all! Remy will be sharing even more photos soon and has some really exciting things coming up on her blog TOMORROW! Be sure to check it out here.

Thanks for browsing the site, and if you’re looking to book with me for an event or occasion you have coming up, be sure to visit the Contact/Book Me

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Hitting 14,000 Followers in 2 Days

Hey guys!

My Instagram, @makeupbyvnnmarie__ , is the focus of my social media output. I post the most and put the most work into making my Instagram feed as good as it can get! Instagram is essentially the biggest social media platform and has been for the last couple years.

That being said, I try and post several times a week in order to give followers new looks/inspo to view and use! A while back, I had my first ‘viral’ photo– and by viral I don’t mean my eye makeup look of the day was a household image within 24 hours, but the photo most likely was shown on lots of explore pages for lots of users and got more likes/comments than my posts would usually get. Normally, my photos would receive something around a couple hundred likes at maximum. This post received over 1,000 likes! I was ecstatic! So, from that point on, I tried to work towards tailoring posts to my audiences’ preferences (ie., photo orientation, pops of color on the eyes, etc.).

On July 4th, I posted this photo:

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Most of my photos get something around 1,000 likes. Sometimes there’s an occasional three or four thousand likes. And with posts gaining more and more momentum, they attract more followers, and more follower engagement– comments, the following on other platforms, more viewers on live streams, etc. Follower engagement is super important!

This particular post ‘blew up’, and at the moment sits at around 35,000 likes and counting. This post was even liked by Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Instagram account! One of my ultimate goals is to have one of my photos reposted by ABH!

Anyway, as this photo continued to receive likes, comments, shares, etc. So, as the photo continued to receive attention, my follower count continued to grow. Around midnight on July 4th I had reached 10,000, and prior to this post I was slowly growing and had around 8,000 something followers. As of 1:30 PM, July 6th, I have roughly 14,500 followers! Which is insanely neat! More followers means more internet friends to chat with about makeup, more viewers to create content for, etc, etc.

Needless to say I’m very excited about what is to come and the direction I hope to grow in as I continue to make content and engage with friends on the internet and all that good stuff.

Thank you for reading, thank you for following, thanks for watching, etc– you guys are the best!!

LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

Love,

AnnMarie Taylor

P.S.– A giveaway is coming your way VERY soon via my Instagram: @makeupbyvnnmarie__

Be sure to follow me there and stay tuned!!