It’s Spotlight Tuesday, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right professional wedding hair & makeup artist is so important on your wedding day. The hair & makeup artist is responsible for making you look as beautiful and special as you feel on your very important day.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s vendor spotlight, Mariah Mendez of DNA Cosmetics.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
Professional hair & makeup services.
What did you do before you did this?
I went to college at Florida State University and graduated with a Sociology degree and a minor in Mathematics.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
After getting started in the makeup industry and working on the production side, I gradually moved over to the wedding industry and enjoy it so much! DNA Cosmetics was born in February 2014.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
Seeing our client’s faces light up after getting dolled up is priceless.
Tell us about your most memorable event so far and why it was.
The most memorable would probably be Selina’s 50th birthday, because all the ladies looked fabulous after being dolled up by the DNA Dolls and we were invited to this amazing event. However, let’s not forget I fell down the stairs with my heavy makeup kit! Luckily, only a few people witnessed it.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of our job is the flexibility and being able to do what we love!
What motivates you to do this every day?
God and his plan to lead me to impact others.
What fun fact would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am a professional makeup artist who loves applying makeup on others, but rarely wear makeup myself.
What is the best compliment you’ve received from your clients?
I think the best compliment I have received is that I am humble, because that is what I strive to be: humble and kind to everyone.
How did you decide on the name of your company?
It was simple: Defining Natural Attributes is what we aim to do, hence the DNA.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We aim to please our clients. We want our clients to show up, relax, and enjoy their time in our chair and not stress about anything beauty-related.
What is the most unique service/product you offer?
Quality, old-fashioned customer service, and of course, all things hair & makeup.
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings and fitness competitions.
What makes your business stand out from others in your category?
We offer the best customer service, ensuring that our clients are always more than satisfied, not to mention the fact that we have our own professional product line that we use and are available for our clients to purchase.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Our favorite type of engaged couple would have to be happy and positive couples! 🙂 We love smiles!
Why do couples hire you?
Couples hire us because of our outstanding reviews and reputation as well as our talented artists.
Tell us more about your most popular packages.
Hair & makeup with lashes. Our hair & makeup packages range from $75-$250.
Why do you think your business is successful?
I think we are successful because God is on our side and we strive to make others happy!
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working at and why.
Hub925– It is a fun and trendy venue local to Orlando and the owners are friendly and pleasant to work with.
Hastings Ranch – It is a beautiful venue, great for outdoor/indoor location. And the owner is an amazing lady, who is also pleasant to work with.
Hangar Thirty 08 – It is a great open space for larger parties and the owner is a sweet and humble lady with lots of creative ideas.
What some of their previous couples had to say….
“Mariah and her team did mine and my bridesmaids’ makeup and hair for my wedding. They made sure the day of was so relaxing and fun that the hours flew right by! She made me feel so beautiful for my big day, I can’t thank her enough!” – Dominique, St. Cloud Royal Links
“I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world because of Mariah. What an amazing talent she has. Mariah was not only talented…she was so sweet!! She was also very attentive and professional. She did more than just my makeup. She made sure I was smiling and comfortable. She went above and beyond to make sure I didn’t worry about anything. She was punctual and diligent. If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose DNA COSMETICS!!! Thank you again for making me look and feel beautiful on my big day!” – Ciara
“Where do I begin! Mariah and her team at DNA cosmetics were absolutely fantastic! I met them at a Wedding Expo and my entire experience was great. They did a stunning job on me and my bridal party. Mariah was very professional, punctual, and does great work, not to mention she has her own makeup line. I highly recommend DNA cosmetics and I will be using them in the future for any events that I have.” – Alicia
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