If you are into the hard task of finding the best vendors for your wedding, you probably have realized that some categories will make the task even harder… because it’s not easy choosing professionals online, on long distance, and much harder with the little information available about each of them.
Depending on where you will be having your wedding, the hotels will be easier or harder to allow you to bring your own team of professionals to work with you.
Us vendors in Punta Cana have a few limitations because most of the resorts are slowly closing their doors and making it harder for us to work inside. They want to keep their business running and we get it. However, there is some of us in the constant search for improvement and offering of better personalized and unique products to avoid the wedding Factory that you usually find in big chains.
That’s why we have come up with a list of hotels and vendor fees, so you can know which hotels are charging more and which ones make it easier to choose your own staff to make your wedding day a special one, without having to worry.
With these words, we don’t mean to say that people working inside resorts are not qualified to do their job, but without a doubt, you can find better services if you search online with the right words at the right places.
Because of the fact we are photographers, we constantly work with Makeup Artists during the Getting Ready in each and every one of our weddings.
A good makeup artist’s work will make our photos look professional, beautiful and with nicer skin tones. This is the reason why we would like to dedicate this space in our blog to the makeup artists that work in the área. Although there are quite a few doing this kind of work we would like to concentrate on the ones that stand out from the crowd:
Punta Cana Makeup Artists
- Anna Nuet
- Cristal Sepulveda
- Krystie Ann
- Magda Riccardi
- Melanie Gabriele
- Olga Montilla
Anna is a Spanish stylist, from Barcelona. She is without a doubt the makeup artist with more experience in the Bavaro/Punta Cana area and her schedule is pretty busy, so if you are interested in contacting her it would be best if you plan the date beforehand.
She has been working with bridal makeup in Punta Cana for 3 years, after working as a stylist in big brands in New York.
Cristal Sepulveda is a Dominican makeup artist, originally from Santo Domingo but working in both Punta Cana and the capital city. With more than 5 years of experience as a makeup artist, hair stylist, she has hundreds of happy and satisfied brides and she will make you feel and look your best.
Krystie Ann is a well-known makeup artist, also certified in styling. She has been in the bridal makeup business for years, and she shows it every time.
She currently lives in Punta Cana and is dedicated to destination weddings full time, in which she can express her creativity every day. Krystie has more than 400 wedding makeups to show as experience, besides working in brands like Estee Lauder and Cargo Cosmetics.
Phone / WhatsApp: 829-744-3132
Magda has over 15 years of experience in the makeup and beauty área, and she has worked with brands like Lancome, Christian Dior, and Helena Rubinstein.
After arriving in Punta Cana in 2010 she focused her work as a photographer and worked as a makeup artist occasionally. A few years back, she started her own company, which successfully has grown in the Bavaro – Punta Cana area.
She is not only a makeup artist but also a cosmetologist, always following the latest trends and dedicating all of her effort and time to the world of weddings in Punta Cana.
Melanie Gabriele is a Canadian makeup artist, based in Canada and currently travelling to DR for a few months of the year.
She specializes in bridal makeup. If you want to find out more about her you can read our blog post!
Olga Montilla is a professional stylist, makeup artist, wedding stylist, and fashion-hairdresser with a long-term experience.
She is originally from Saint Petersburg but is now permanently based in the Dominican Republic.
With great taste, amazing skills and the use of professional cosmetics, she is everything you could ask for in a makeup artist.
“I offer to each of my clients an individual approach on hairdressing and a make-up for weddings, photoshoots or any other fashion work.”
Although all of the makeup artists in the area have a great deal of experience, the selection you make for your wedding day will be according to the availability they have and the style that you are looking for.
Resorts have makeup artists inside the SPA, but depending on the hotel you should find out if they are talented enough and if their job will be up to your standards to make you look stunning on your wedding day. You always have the possibility to do a trial a few days before your wedding. You can check these prices when you ask for the rest of the fees for your big day.
Most makeup artists have different rates for bride’s makeup and family members or bridesmaids, so if you have a large group coming with you can negotiate a rate for all of you.
In some resorts, you will have to pay an extra fee to allow your makeup artists in, although most of the times a Day Pass will do, since the makeup artist will not be working on the beach on your wedding day like a photographer would. Photographers have to pay a vendor fee and it usually is more expensive.
If you are not able to get you makeup artist into the resort with a day-pass, you can always book her a night inside the hotel if this option is cheaper tan paying for the vendor’s fee. In this case, the makeup artist will be in your room working with you as if you had paid for her vendor fee to get into your room.
We encourage you to get in touch with any of the makeup artists to have some more information on the subject… and if you are unable to reach them you can talk to us and we will help you too.
As Harry Winston said,
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”
I hope you look as stunning as you have always imagined on your wedding day.