Vendor Spotlight: Enlightened Styles

 Today’s Vendor Spotlight is all about the lovely Jacquelyn Rodriguez of Enlightened Styles. She’s an amazing hair and makeup artist based out of Warrenton, VA. Here’s what she had to say!

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Q: How did you get your start in weddings?

A: I have always loved being a part of the wedding process. With starting my own business, I was now able to travel to the bride and offer way more than just your typical salon appointment.

Q: Why did you want to be involved in weddings?

A: I love being a part of that wonderful and exciting day! Bringing all of my products and equipment on-site for the bride makes it that much better because the bridal party can really relax and enjoy the day and that’s what every bride’s wedding day should be like.

Q: What is one unique thing that your business brings to the table?

A: I think that I am different from most stylist because it’s not just about giving you great hair and make-up, it really is about teaching you how to do that daily so that you can go out and feel unstoppable every day. And I just launched my own makeup line that helps every women get the perfect match by custom blending your foundation and lipstick right in the salon.

Q: Describe your favorite type of client.

A: I love working with so many people! I would have to say my favorite would have to be the ones that value what I can show them. Knowing that having the right style can make your day and give you the confidence to take on the world.

Q: What wedding, that you’ve done, stands out to you the most and why?

A: I truly have been so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life that there are so many moments that are special. I just look forward to being a part of many more weddings.

Q: What inspires you?

A: Life inspires me, knowing that I can make a difference and show my kids that we can be strong, happy, and confident! 

Q: what are the top services that your business offers?

A: I specialize in wedding hair and makeup. I also provide color, cut and traditional salon services. I just launched my own makeup line that is all custom blended for each person so you get a perfect match foundation and lipstick every time.

Q: What is your best piece of advice for couples?

A: I would have to say the most important thing is honesty and trust.

Q: What is your most frequently asked question?

A: Will our hair and makeup last all night? Through extensive training I have learned special tricks to keep your hair and makeup lasting all night.

Q: What is a realistic budget for your services?

A: I would budget around $950 for a bride and a bridal party of 3 for full on-site hair and makeup.

Q: In regard to the category of Hair and Makeup, what is the most important piece of information you wished clients knew?

A: Don’t wait until the end of the wedding planning process to think about hair and makeup. To make sure you get a stylist you really feel comfortable with you want to start early, around 6-12 months out.

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Jacquelyn even did up yours truly here in this styled shoot last spr courtesy of my studio mate, Lelia Bartruff!

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