With a passion for ethnic skin tones and extensive experience with Western & South Asian Bridal, we strive to create the perfect modern yet timeless beauty looks by using the latest techniques in hairstyling & makeup application. We understand that the need to look beautiful up close & personal is just as important as how you look in your wedding photographs. We believe that bridal makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty, bringing out your best features and giving your skin that effortless glow. Over the years we have perfected our own signature "Makiaj" technique for bridal makeup & hair to ensure its longevity from the aisle to the dance floor. Makiaj Beauty is available for travel on-location & also in our studio located in Oldtown Scottsdale, AZ.
So lets roll out the carpet, sit back, relax and let us bring our your inner celebrity
As a bride you may already be feeling quite overwhelmed, we have put together a number of the most frequently asked questions that we have received over the years regarding bridal makeup & hair.
Please scroll down to view our FAQ list
I normally don’t wear a lot of makeup and I am worried I won’t look like myself
We can’t tell you how many times we have heard this from inquiring brides. Makiaj Beauty was founded by Master Artist Pooja Mehta whose makeup style best reflects corrective makeup & natural glamour. Monochromatic looks is what the company is known best for. So relax & come see for yourself why we were voted best Hair & Makeup Company for several years in a row.
What days of the week can I schedule a trial?
We reserve trials for Monday-Thursday. Friday-Sunday we are booked working weddings/ large bridal parties & events. Please click here to schedule a trial with an artist of your choice.
I am planning a destination wedding in Arizona and won’t be in town to do a trial immediately; what do you suggest?
We welcome out of town brides & have a long standing history of accommodating them & their travel schedules. If you are not able to come in during the week for a trial or consultation we may be able to schedule a Friday morning or Sunday evening. In the meantime we will tentatively hold your date. If another bride is interested in your same date & time frame we will notify you at which point you will have 48 hours to sign a booking form & give a deposit or open the date to the next inquiring client.
How far in advance should I book my services with you?
We are currently booking out 1 yr to 1.5 yrs in advance. We suggest you check with us to see if the artist of your choice is available on your big day!
I would like to book your services for my wedding day but I am on a tight budget and can’t afford a trial
You are not alone! We have brides that are in your similar situation. Although we strongly suggest a trial so you can get familiar with your artist & vice versa we understand budgetary constraints. Makiaj Beauty offers free 25 minute Bridal Consultations with your artist to go over your concerns & create your perfect look through pictures. Please click here to book your free 25 minute consultation. We offer consultations during the week Monday-Thursday based on availability.
I have been hearing a lot about airbrush makeup; do you offer it?
Airbrush makeup gives women the false hope that their skin will appear airbrushed; this in our professional experience is not the case. We stick to hand application & love the results we receive from it. Check out our portfolio here to see our previous Phoenix and Scottsdale clients and the way their skin glows with the techniques we use!
I have a big bridal party. Can you accommodate everyone?
Yes! We are a team of 5 artists that work very well together & have similar artistry styles! The largest bridal party we have accommodated to date included 16 girls!
How much time should I leave for bridal hair + makeup on my wedding day?
For western brides we suggest 2 to 2.5 hours; for South Asian brides we suggest 3 hours
Who is considered my bridal party?
Your bridal party is considered anyone other than yourself (the bride). This includes, MOH, MOB, MOG, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls + Guests
What kind of makeup products do you use?
We use a variety of makeup brands in Scottsdale. Everything from Black Opal & Kryolan to Bobbi Brown, MAC, Chanel, Tarte, Dermablend & so much more. Over the years we have tried & experimented with almost everything out there and stock our kits accordingly. We have foundation, shadow & lipstick shades for the deepest skin tones to the very fair tones.
Where do I go for my trial / consultation ?
We are located centrally in Oldtown Scottsdale : 7140 E. 1st Ave, Scottsdale AZ. Our major cross streets are Indian School & Scottsdale Rd. We are neighbors with Robert Black Fashion. You can find parking anywhere on the street or in the adjacent lot next to our building. Click here for a map.
I have a hair & makeup trial booked with you, what can I expect?
We are so excited you have chosen to have a trial with us! We ask all of our clients to come with clean & dry hair (no use of any hot tools in the hair, no hairspray/gel or any other hair product). If your hair is fine you may add a volumizing or texturizing mousse/spray to it while it is wet. If you plan to wear extensions in your hair, we strongly recommend you bring these with you to the trial & any other hair accessories you plan to put in your hair. Please do not bring brand new extensions to your trial without washing them first. Click here to watch a video on how to wash and dry them before coming. For makeup, we ask that our clients arrive bare faced. This means, no makeup (including mascara) on & minimal moisturizer. We suggest thoroughly researching inspiration photos & bringing them with you. You may bring a family member of friend with you. Trials take up to 2 to 2.5 hours. Our studio is located centrally in Oldtown Scottsdale, click here for a map.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Currently we accept Credit/Debit Cards, Check, Cash, Venmo & Wire Transfer.
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