Vendor Spotlight | Tori Kate Beauty

bride getting makeup done

I first worked with Tori of Tori Kate Beauty last winter on a styled shoot at the Eleven Oaks Ranch. I was instantly drawn to how natural, yet elegant, she does her client’s make up. Tori was so down to earth from the moment I met her. Tori did the makeup for our Pretty in Pink Styled Shoot, and as usual, it was amazing! You can check out Tori’s work on Facebook and Instagram.

Tell us about yourself!

Im 23 years old and I was born and raised in Oklahoma! I’m currently engaged to my high school sweetheart, Lee. I love animals, I have 3 cats and 2 dogs. Some of my favorite things are the color black, sushi, and spring!

Talk to us about the services that Tori Kate Beauty provides. What is the average cost?

 I provide hair and makeup services for brides and their wedding party! My average service cost is $75. I build customs packages for each bride based on their needs. No wedding party is too big, small, or far away! I have a team of girls available that work alongside me to accommodate even the largest of bridal parties, that way brides don’t have to stress about contracting separate artists for their wedding. This ensures that everyone’s hair and makeup will be consistently beautiful and cohesive! 

bride with pink bouquet

Share your business journey with us.

My love for hair & makeup styling began when I was in high school! I would help my friends get ready for cheer competitions and school dances and fell in love, so I decided to make it my career! After graduating from Elk City High school in 2015, I decided to attend the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Norman, OK . I finished my course in just under a year and was officially licensed! After graduation I started working at a bridal focused salon in OKC where I worked under established stylists in the industry and I learned so much. Since then I have created my own bridal hair & makeup team and we service 30+ brides a year. I have been so blessed with this amazing career and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! 

What’s the biggest piece of advice you could give a bride?

The biggest piece of advice I could give a bride is to hire a wedding planner or day or coordinator to ensure everything gets done on the day of your wedding! It makes the getting ready process of your day so much more enjoyable because you aren’t having to run around doing everything yourself. You get to relax with your girls and family and make awesome memories! 

bride with pink bouquet

Why is having a professional do your wedding make up so important?

Having a professional do your wedding makeup is extremely important because it requires much more detail than every day makeup. A lot of people know how to do their own makeup well, but the benefit of having a professional do it is that they take multiple things into consideration to ensure that your makeup will look good in all settings such as indoors or outdoors. We also know how to ensure that the makeup will last through the evening and can endure the tears that are inevitable! We can also work with your photographers editing style to ensure everything looks flawless, and it takes some of the work off of your photographer! 

What sets Tori Kate Beauty apart from other make up artists?

 I think what may separate me from other makeup artists is the customer service I provide. Brides are all offered complimentary consultations to discuss expectations and ensure we are a good fit. I provide a contract that secures your date and it also secures any additional stylists or requests needed so that both the bride and I can refer back to it whenever needed. I also offer a 1-2 hour trial run prior to your wedding so that you can get a feel for my work and we can try multiple looks and determine what you love best. You also get a chance to wear the makeup out and about and test how well it wears on you, and we can make any adjustments needed on the day of to perfect it! 

bride with red bouquet

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