On this page, you will find recommendations for Hair and Make-up, Nails, and Lashes.
Hair and Make-Up
Make-up AND Hair:
Grace Makeup Artistry - www.gracemakeupartistry.com
Gracia has over 10 years of experience in make-up artistry, and specializes in ONSITE bridal make-up, including airbrush make-up, and has expertise for women of all ethnicities. Can accommodate larger bridal parties, and has a team of hairdressers she can make available as well. She has excellent communication skills (something hard to find here in Kona), and is highly recommended by past brides.
*I am in the process of finding more hair and make-up people that I trust to communicate well and show up. There are a couple of excellent hair and make-up people I've had to remove from my list because, although they do excellent work, they lack sorely in communication, and have showed up VERY late for a couple of my brides, with no communication, and no real apologies. I won't recommend someone to you who would potentially provide you with stress on your wedding day.
I have been hard-pressed to find a manicurist that I actually can recommend here in Kona who is not at a hotel. The following recommendation is currently only for manicures, although if you are getting your lashes done, she can do a pedicure while you are getting them done as well. Rose has over 35 years in the nail business. If you want a place you can take your gals to get mani-pedis, I suggest going to Yelp! and seeing what looks best. I still haven't found a place that has a nice atmosphere and service that I'd recommend.
Studio 49 - Rose Garcia - email@example.com
Find her on FB: Studio 49
Eye Lash Extensions
Lavilash - see them on FB HERE, and the blog about my experience HERE.
75-5729 Alii Drive Suite C-104, Kailua Kona HI
Located right downtown on Alii Drive in Kona, Janice and her team of apprentices and junior lash Sylists (including Bobbie, who is featured above on hair), do an AMAZING job with lash extensions, which will make your eyes pop on your wedding day, and eliminate worry of mascara running from tears of joy (not to mention have look look fantastic both in and out of the water). When you call, be sure to let her or whomever answers, that Becky from Simple Kona Beach Wedding sent you, and they can usually find time to fit you in, especially if you are in a time crunch. If you can, however, try to book about a month in advance.