“Hel-LO, Gorgeous!” That’s pretty much what I say every time I scroll through the images of Elan Makeup Studio’s clients. Owner and artist Anita Brown kindly took a moment to answer our questions about her time in the industry. Check out what she had to say, and then feast your eyes on some of the lovelies she shared!
What led you to the wedding industry?
Working in the production field in Los Angeles as an assistant artist and coming back to Dallas (where I am from) was a tough transition. I learned that weddings are a wonderful way for me to show off my work on the beauty side. I have loved working with each and every bride and vendor over the years!
What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
Making clients feel amazing and showing them that just a little makeup can go a long way. I have lifetime clients that still contact me for photo shoots with their families and events, which to me is the biggest compliment.
What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
Less is more, natural beauty and the classic chignon is coming back. I always say, 10 years from now I want you to LOVE your look and not regret a thing!
How long have you been in the industry?
This is my 14th year. Hard to believe, but I still love my job!
What makes you unique from other makeup artists?
I honestly don’t like to compare myself to others, only because each of us is so unique. I like to think clients hire me because of my professionalism. I also offer both hair & makeup services, so it’s easy for clients to want to book with my team.
Tell us about your most memorable and fun wedding/event.
A few years ago I was flown to St. Kitts for a beautiful beach wedding. I love doing destination weddings but this one took the cake! It was gorgeous and the experience was something I will never forget. The family was so wonderful to work with and the bride and bridal party made my job easy and memorable!
Tell us one thing we might not otherwise know about you.
I love to run, it relaxes me. Like yoga to most, running is my therapy… and it’s the only thing that I can beat my husband at because I am super competitive!
Do you have any special discounts or offers for Elan at this time our blog readers should know about?
Yes! We are offering holiday makeup and hair in studio for only $65 per service and they will receive a complimentary upgrade to airbrush makeup. They just need to call and say the code elanholiday to receive the upgrade and discount.
Good news from Elan! To see more about their artists, their services, and their story, check out their website here! But first, scroll through to see all the pretty!