Blush and Braids Beauty Bar
Blush and Braids Beauty Bar

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar

$70
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Introduction: As hair and make up artists, our goal is not only to make you feel beautiful, but to listen to your wants and needs. Every person is an individual, and we want every person to leave feeling that they were taken care of and given the highest quality of artistry. We pride ourselves on clear communication, flexibility, and organization. Our specialties are sultry and natural glam, and updos/half up hair styles, but we enjoy making these moments about you and your vision for your special day. We are also able to help with beauty services leading up to your big day, including Extensions, color, cut & spray tan. We offer clip in extensions for purchase or rent 😊
Overview

Hired 21 times

Serves Tacoma, WA

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15 employees

15 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

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Laura D.
Jul 18, 2019
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Katie recently did bridal hair for myself on June 29th, as well as my mother and sister's updos. Katie was wonderful from the beginning; very responsive and thorough in our communications. She even coordinated with my makeup artist to set up a hair/makeup schedule for the day. During my hair trial Katie took her time to try multiple looks and did not stop until I was really happy. Afterwords she emailed me pictures of the look and notes to look over to make sure I got the exact look I wanted on my wedding day. She even asked if I had any comments or anything I wanted to change after wearing my style for the day. The day of the wedding everything came out perfect! My sister and mother had shared some inspiration photos and even without trials their looks came out just how they wanted them too! My niece, who was the flower girl, came to our room at the end of everything and she even put a cute little twist into her hair so she could feel special too. After the updos Katie stayed until we had all put on our dresses so that she could do any touch ups, if needed, and show my sister how to take my veil out after the reception. Before she left she gave me a little touch up kit which came in handy before the reception (all those hugs from people wind up jostling your hair!). I can not recommend Katie for any event enough. She was professional, talented, and really wanted you to be satisfied about how you looked. My mom, my sisters, and I all had different styles and Katie was able to accommodate all of us equally well. I haven't gotten my professional photos back yet, but I'm including my sister's updo and a photo from my hair trial.

Details: Wedding • 3 people • 26 - 44 years old • 45 - 64 years old • Medium (around your shoulder) • As recommended by professional • Veil • Accent clips • Pre-event hair trial • $$ (standard) • Need some more information before hiring • The hair stylist travels to me

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words, Laura! I absolutely loved working with you and your family, and it was an honor to be a part of your big day. You made a stunning bride!! Best wishes to you guys 😊
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Adriana P.
Jan 23, 2020
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Absolutely lovely to work with Katie! She’s so professional and goes above and beyond to meet your beauty needs. As a bride you always want to look your best, but sometimes you’re not sure of what you want exactly. Katie helps you pick an ideal look and adapts to your situation patiently and efficiently. She created beautiful updos for my mom, sister and me for my wedding, and we received lots of compliments. I’d recommend her services to anyone without hesitation!

Details: Wedding • 1 person • Custom hair pieces • Pre-event hair trial • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Erica P.
May 2, 2019
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Katie and her team were AMAZING! From my first contact with her, Katie continually kept me updated and was quick to respond when it came to my many questions, concerns, and service changes. Myself and most of my bridal party have pin straight, silky smooth hair that’s stubborn when it comes to fancy styling. Despite these difficult textures our hair stayed up and in place all day long (even with hours of dancing and a very windy Indiana day). I had so much fun the morning of my wedding because of the easy-going and fun personality of Katie and her crew. Blush and Braids got me and 6 other ladies ready with time to spare. I never felt like we were being rushed and each girl got quality time from the stylists and make up artist. I would recommend Katie and her team to anyone. *I’ll try to upload pics once I have them!*

Details: Wedding • 10 people • 18 - 25 years old • 26 - 44 years old • 45 - 64 years old • Long (below your shoulder) • Up-do with loose curls • Veil • $$ (standard) • Need some more information before hiring • I travel to the hair stylist • The hair stylist travels to me

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Michelle S.
Oct 25, 2018
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Katie was amazing. She brought assistants and a makeup artist to my hotel to help my 6 bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law get ready for our wedding. We were finished early and she stuck around to do touch ups. Everyone looked great and it went smoothly. I highly recommend hiring her for any size event.

Details: Special occasion • 7 people • 26 - 44 years old • 65 or older • Medium (around your shoulder) • As recommended by professional • Half up, half down • Sleek up-do • $$$ (premium) • Ready to hire the right pro now • The hair stylist travels to me

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar's reply
Thank you so much, Michelle! You, and your whole bridal party were such a treat to work with. I hope your wedding day was amazing, and big congrats to you!! 😊
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Annie K.
Oct 7, 2018
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Katie was wonderful! She always got back to me quickly and was very flexible and attentive to my needs and wants. My hair turned out great and I got a lot of compliments on it. She does a very nice french twist! Relative to other stylists, her prices are very reasonable and she does high quality work. I definitely recommend her!

Details: Wedding • 2 people • 26 - 44 years old • Long (below your shoulder) • As recommended by professional • Up-do with loose curls • Accent clips • Pre-event hair trial • $ (basic) • Conducting initial research • I travel to the hair stylist

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    -Wedding Hair - Bride Includes touch up kit and application of clip in extensions, veil, flowers, accessories Freelancer-60mins | $150 Co-owner, Katie-60mins | $175 -Wedding Hair Trial- We will try out your favorite style with any veil or accessories you have and perfect your vision for your big day! Freelancer-90mins | $85 Co-owner, Katie-90mins | $85 -Attendee Hairstyling- Bridesmaids, Groomswomen, Mothers, Attendees, Jr Bridesmaids. Choose from updo, half up, Dry styling, or Blowout Freelancer-45 mins | $85 Co Owner, Katie-45 mins | $90 Flower Girl hair 8 and Under- 30 mins | $40 *** Travel is .58/mi/artist. 20% Gratuity is added to the final total. Wedding Makeup - Bride Includes lashes, the choice of airbrush or traditional foundation, and touch up kit Freelancer-60mins | $155 -Wedding Makeup Trial Lashes and the choice of airbrush or traditional foundation included. We bring your inspiration to life! Soft and natural to full glam- we will fine tune your perfect look so you are flawless and photo ready on your big day! Freelancer-90mins | $90 -Attendee Makeup- Bridesmaids, Groomswomen, Mothers, Attendees, and Jr Bridesmaids. Strip lashes and choice of airbrush or traditional makeup included. Freelancer-45 mins | $95 Flower Girl makeup Age appropriate application 11 and under -30mins | $40 -Special Occasion Glam- Photoshoots, soirees, or just because. Choose from updo, half up, or Blowout + style; Choice of Airbrush or Traditional Makeup + Lashes if Wanted Hair - 45 mins | $95 Makeup- 45 mins | $95 *** Travel is .75 mi/artist. 20% Gratuity is added to the final total. -Salon Services- -Cut- Scissor cut + blowout | $65 Clipper Cut | $50 Children’s cut (9 and under) | $30 -Color- Single Process root touch up | $85+ Single process all over color | $100+ Partial Foil | $130+ Full foil | $150+ Specialty Color- Balayage, ombre, foliage, baby lights, color melt, root smudge- Based on consultation | $160+ Fantasy Color- Vibrants, pastels, neons- Based on Consultation | $200+ Corrective color- Hair color didn’t go quite as planned?! Color correction projects are some of my favorite work- I love a challenge! Come in for a complimentary consultation. After cosmetology school, I trained for over a year with an Aveda master colorist. I then applied that knowledge working in an Aveda salon as a color specialist for many years. Pricing varies and is upon consultation. | $250+ Color add ons Tone, Root smudge, Shadow root -$20 Lowlights | $10 per color Additional highlight color | $10 per color Stand Alone- toner I $65 Glossing treatment | $55 Additional color | $15 per tube Deep conditioning treatment | $25 -Extensions- Custom colored clip ins- We color your clip ins to a perfect match for your natural hair. You can provide your own (100% human hair) extensions, or we are happy to provide the perfect set at an additional fee based on consultation. | Starting at $50 Clip in Rental- We offer our clients the option to rent our premium, 100% remy, human hair extensions in a variety of colors- The hair must be returned in the original packaging by the Thursday following the event. I $40 per use + rental contract Babe Clip ins- 100% human hair- 18in-120g | $175 Babe Clip ins- 100% human hair- 20in-120g | $190 Tape in- Upon consultation-I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | *Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Fusion (Keratin bond)- Upon Consultation-I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Hand tied extensions (sew in)- I am a certified artist, and use the highest quality, 100% Remy, human hair extensions by Babe. Choose from 14', 18', or 22'. Available in 41 shades. | Rate is the cost of hair, plus $95/hr for application or removal. Extensions are available on location for an additional travel fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to learn about the client and their personal style before we start. I do a basic consultation via email or phone, and a very thorough consultation when we meet. I am a very visual person, and love to see pictures of their vision, so I can give the client exactly what they want.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Chicago 2007, and did a year long internship under the lead color specialist in an upscale Aveda salon. I then took a series of courses with today's leading stylists focusing on upstyling, braids, and makeup contouring. I am a certified extension specialist, and am able to create custom extensions, hairpieces and accessories. I am also trained in needle and thread updos. In my field, I find it extremely important to keep up with current trends, and take many classes a year, focusing on special occasion styling, color and cuts.

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