The 12 Best Wedding Hair and Makeup Pros in Tampa, FL

These top-rated hair and makeup artists in Tampa will deliver stunning, heat-proof glam.
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Jenn Barthole
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  • Based in New York City, Jenn Barthole is a Freelance Editor for The Knot, where she contributes fashion and beauty content.
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Updated Jun 14, 2023

Tampa's year-round sunshine and scenic beaches make it one of the most popular wedding destinations, especially for seaside, outdoor ceremonies. The only downside of this Florida city is its unpredictable tropical climate, which comes with intense heat, humidity and storms. For this reason, it is crucial that brides find a skilled wedding hair and makeup artist in Tampa.

Whether you envision tying the knot in the sand or celebrating in an indoor venue, Tampa's high temperatures, especially during the summertime, can result in melting makeup and a need for constant hair touch-ups. Therefore, finding a trusted wedding hair and makeup pro, who is experienced with combating the city's weather and aligns with your preferences and budget is key. The best stylists specialize in creating matte, smudge-proof makeup and long-lasting hairstyles that will look great, regardless of the heat and humidity. Your look will stay picture-perfect, from your walk down the aisle to your last dance.

We've curated a thorough list of Tampa's top-rated bridal hair and makeup vendors, based on their specialties and client reviews. This diverse group of pros are renowned for their expertise in creating stunning looks, that will stay fresh, so you won't have to worry about any rain, water, or sweat that comes your way.

Art by Izzy Hair and Makeup

Worried about your glam getting ruined by any unwanted precipitation? Don't fret, the Art by Izzy Hair and Makeup team of international pros excel in high-definition airbrush makeup. The airbrush technique will keep your glam looking flawless and matte, even in the most humid weather. Voted Best of Weddings in 2023 by The Knot, the reputable beauty business, will travel to you for on-location customized service in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas. Also, if you have a large bridal party of 10 or more, the crew of beauticians and hair stylists have a reputation for their abilities to primp an entire group quickly, so you can be present instead of worrying about being on-time.

Review Spotlight: "Izzy and her team did hair and make-up for me and my 11 bridesmaids, mom and sister in law and got us all done in time! They all looked absolutely gorgeous. I'm not sure if I've ever seen the real-life results look so much better than the Pinterest photo examples so consistently. Thanks for the great work and for making my girls happy and beautiful!"

The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group

The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group is well-regarded for delivering exceptional wedding day hair and makeup looks, while paying meticulous attention to detail, so the bride is guaranteed to look their absolute best in the most high-resolution photos. The company has racked up 400 near 5-star reviews raving about their personalized approach to customer service and flexibility, to ensure that the booking and scheduling process is easy and fun. In addition to offering on-location bridal glam, their Tampa-based salon and spa offers the largest selection of beauty services in the Tampa area. As a bonus, you can visit their salon and spa ahead of the big day for extra primping, including hair extensions, manicures, lash extensions and microblading.

Review Spotlight: "Dream come true! This was money well spent. The Destiny & Light team was amazing. They made everyone look and feel gorgeous. They were so professional! I was obsessed with how my hair and makeup turned out. Angel did an amazing job! Definitely hire them for your big day, you won't regret it. We had 9 people getting hair and makeup and everyone was so impressed with their end results."

Camposecco Artistry

If you prefer a trendy or edgy hairstyle for your nuptials, Camposecco Artistry has a reputation for mastering of-the-moment looks for the modern bride. Owned by Donna Camposecco, who has been in the cosmetic and hair industry for 28 years, works weddings in the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota area. Due to her experience in television, film, and stage makeup, Donna is adept with switching up her style to meet every client's need, whether it's a traditional or more contemporary style. She also tailors her products to best suit the bride's skin type, which is especially helpful in preventing shine due to the humidity.

Review Spotlight: "Donna and her team are excellent! Donna is on top of scheduling and timing and is very personable! Her team is super talented and can do about everything you need. I asked Donna to make a few changes from my trial to my wedding day and she was so flexible! I loved working with Donna and her team!"

Beauty Brought Out

Beauty Brought Out's award-winning hair and makeup team provides premium service, while catering to their customer's every need. For your convenience, the glam team will travel to your wedding venue location, within an hour of downtown Tampa, for free. To ensure that every client looks and feels their absolute best, Julissa, the company's founder, strives to create a welcoming, relaxing environment to ensure that every element of a bride's look meets their satisfaction. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, the beauty company offers couples a wide range of pampering services, so they look their absolute best before walking down the aisle.

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Review Spotlight: "The trial was fabulous!! The communication prior to the trial was exceptional. I had multiple questions for Julissa before and during the trial and she answered every single one of them and helped ease my anxiety over the wedding day coming up. She walked me through what she was using and how she was applying it since I haven't done any hair and makeup like this previously. It was all around amazing and I am excited for the wedding day!"

Jackie Riley Makeup

Jackie Riley is highly regarded in the Tampa area for her attention to detail and tear-proof makeup techniques. Her passion for magnifying the existing beauty of every bride and smudge-proof makeup is derived from years of working in theater and dance. As a performer, she encourages brides to embrace and have fun with this radiant version of themselves. During the trial appointment and actual wedding day, she is known for reciting positive affirmations to boost the confidence of her brides. One of her go-to sayings is "get ready girl, we're gonna have a good time! You're the total package, you just need a little makeup!" She communicates with clients like they're a close friend and they love her for it.

Review Spotlight: "My trial blew me away, and Jackie took note of what I wanted to change for my wedding day. I ended up making a few more alterations the day off, and she absolutely exceeded every expectation. She even said "Girl. This is better than the trial, if you loved it. You're gonna lose your mind over what you look like right now." And she was absolutely correct. I've never been more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I still looked like me, but a stunningly gorgeous version of myself. And I cried multiple times throughout the day, but you couldn't tell one bit."

The 911 Stylist

Known as an elite mobile hair and makeup agency, The 911 Stylist has maintained their reputation for providing the ultimate luxury bridal experience for over 15 years, in Florida and Las Vegas. Not only are the polished artists passionate about creating sophisticated, timeless styles, they only use the highest-quality products on the market. For seamless coverage and a flawless natural finish, the team provides high-definition airbrush makeup that lasts 6-8 hours. Your look will stay impeccable from your first look photograph to the last song at your reception. In addition to a standard bridal package, the agency offers last minute necessities and add-ons, like touch up kits, clip in and halo extensions and hair accessories.

Review Spotlight: "The best makeup team I could have asked for! Quick, efficient and able to travel to my destination plus making a group of 10 girls wedding ready and feeling like queens on my big day! Could not be happier with this team :) We got hair extensions, airbrush makeup and all had different makeup looks and hairstyles. All 8 bridesmaids and 2 moms were beyond happy with their results."

Ana Molinari Salon and Spa

For brides outside of the Tampa area, the Ana Molinari Salon and Spa will travel to an assortment of Florida cities including Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, St. Petersburg, Anna Maria Island and Port Charlotte. Unique to most beauty businesses, the company offers tattoo coverup makeup and a long-wearing airbrush technique that perfects your face, even in the warmest climate. The beauty team's motto is "For some, it's an aisle. For us, it's a runway", based on their affinity for perfecting avant-garde and celebrity-inspired styles. Within Tampa, the company also operates out of their Downtown Palm Avenue salon where you can book a mani or pedi, waxing, lash extensions, skincare and more.

Review Spotlight: "I had my wedding in June of this year, and Frederique, Olga and Glory came to the hotel to do the hair and makeup for me and my bridal party. I had done a trial run with Frederique and Olga and they did an amazing job getting the exact look that I wanted but I have to say it looked even better the day of…They also did the hair for my mom and the mother of the groom and they were very happy with their looks as well. I couldn't have been happier with how it all looked!"

LH Bridal Artistry

The exceptionally talented team at LH Bridal Artistry takes pride in having in-depth consultations with each client to truly understand their vision. Both their hair stylist and makeup artists excel in light makeup and effortless hair. Their mission is to enhance every bride's best features, so they look and feel like the most elevated version of themselves. In their 5-star reviews, clients' positive feedback details their aptitude for highlighting their uniqueness and nailing deconstructed hairstyles including modern, romantic waves, relaxed updos and seamless low buns. As a perk, the team gives the option of at-home trials, complimentary facials and on-location wedding services in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding areas.

Review Spotlight: "Sarah and Alyssa were a perfect pair for my big day! They came to my home for the trial which was so convenient. Sarah gave all my girls and myself a beautiful natural glam. Alyssa provided everyone with exactly what they were looking for in hair styles, it held up the whole night even during rain/Florida humidity. They were both so fun to have the day of and made our morning run very smoothly."

Michele Renee The Studio

Stylist Michele Renee is known for her phenomenal makeup capabilities and creativity, specifically for South Asian brides. This includes henna for the bride and family, and draping. She thinks outside of the box to add an unexpected pop of color or perfect shade of looks that will enhance the rich colors and embellishments of the bride's wedding attire. Additionally, Michele goes the extra mile to extensively train her handpicked team of hair and makeup artists her special techniques, so every client's wedding day look is always on point. As a result, her multi award-winning Studio, has over 200 almost 5-star reviews. As a perk, they offer on-location services for both Tampa and Orlando-based brides and a 10% discount off services for a wedding party of 10 or more.

Review Spotlight: "I have no words to even begin to express how happy I was with the hair and makeup services that we received! The bride scheduled hair and makeup services for all of the women in the bridal party and we looked absolutely flawless. Savannah and Jessica are true artists! They were punctual and they took their time to make sure that everyone had achieved their best look."

VIP Beauty Mobile Salon

The full-service, certified team at VIP Beauty Salon are well-versed with the latest trends, airbrushing techniques and tools to offer a range of modern beauty looks, a perfect option for experimental brides. Whether you're looking for soft, neutral glam or a dramatic, bold look, the phenomenal beauty experts will easily recreate your dream bridal look. When it comes to hairstyling, the Tampa-based professionals use their own line of premium products, which are formulated to protect your strands during heat styling and even reduce frizz on sticky, rainy days, so your do' will outlast any weather condition. Most of the client's 5-star reviews compliment the team's skilled approach to styling, and warm personalities that put their nerves at ease.

Review Spotlight: "From the first conversation with Angela from VIP mobile beauty I felt at ease. She listened to my request and concerns and scheduled me for a consultation…The day of my wedding Angela came to my hotel bright and early since my wedding was scheduled for 11am. That morning Angela was able to perfect my hair and makeup, my maid of honor's hair and makeup, my mother-in-law's hair and a last-minute addition of an updo. I highly recommend VIP mobile beauty for your special day."

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

This elite beauty team in Tampa offers full-service anywhere, anytime. Not only will Femme Akoi Beauty Studio travel to your location, they offer a discounted rate when you book both hair and makeup for an event. During your in-depth consultation, your stylist will walk you through a portfolio of their most requested glam options, so you can add a visual to your request. The wide selection of styles includes natural, boho-inspired glam with loose curls, an elevated, classic Hollywood look, and a full-on contoured, bombshell option. Femme Akoi presents a look for every type of bride, so you're guaranteed to achieve a final result that you love.

Review Spotlight: "Femme and Monica did a wonderful job, I had a bad experience with another hair/makeup company at the first trial and decided to try Femme after a friend suggested. Monica listened closely and gave me what I wanted, a natural glam look. My bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup and truly looked stunning on my wedding day. It is a bit pricey but well worth feeling your very best. The Mom's loved it as well." – Rebecca W.

Megan Panwar

Voted "Best Makeup Artist" by Tampa Magazine, Megan Panwar is a certified makeup pro, renowned for her ability to bring out every client's inner glow during their special occasions. She also specializes in working with a range of skin tones and creating regal looks for South Asian brides. Her 5-star reviews all note her knack for smoothing out any complexion or blemishes, without the makeup looking or feeling heavy and cakey, even on the muggiest days. When she's not working on brides, she creates social media content showing step-by-step makeup application tutorials, product reviews and the latest hacks, so you can learn how to recreate your wedding-day look at home."

Review Spotlight: "Words cannot describe how amazing Megan is both as a makeup artist but as a person as well! My husband and I decided to have our fusion South Indian Hindu/Indian Catholic wedding in Tampa...From the beginning, she put me at ease and communication was always fast and easy…She manages to create beautiful looks that compliment your features that are both natural and also glamorous with the right touch of drama when needed! My makeup never felt heavy and looked flawless from the beginning to end of all my functions (even after a night of dancing and becoming majorly sweaty!)"

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