Femme Akoi Hair and Makeup is a specialized team of esteemed hair and makeup artists. We provide services to the Greater Tampa Bay area and beyond coming on-location for your event. We also have two unique studios for your convenience, an upscale Tampa location in Ybor and a cute trendy full-service salon in downtown Dunedin.
Our Wedding Style Is:
Effortlessly chic. We specialize in a natural glam look with a boho vibe. We love lived-in effortless styles, braids, fresh skin, and keep up with modern trends.
Our Personality Is:
Fun-loving, professional, relatable, and reliable.
What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:
I’ve always been an artist but in college, I fell in love with painting faces and never looked back. It’s my passion and I love seeking out fellow artists that share the same love of beauty. Not just as an art form but also to uplift someone and make them feel confident and the best version of themselves.
We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:
Being a part of someone’s wedding day is an honor and also so much fun! We love what we do and have a passion for it that makes it so much more than a “job”. Enhancing our bride’s natural beauty is the best reward.
There is something so special about building a beautiful relationship with a client during multiple milestones in their lives, it’s truly a gift and so satisfying to experience. We feel a strong connection to each bride and it’s very exciting watching them start a family, buy a new house or even start a new career! We love our clients and become friends with many of them!
What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:
We specialize in a more natural glam look with a boho vibe. We love lived-in effortless styles, braids, fresh skin, and keeping up with modern trends.
We do lots of training. We are all seasoned artists and are constantly looking for inspiration and new things to stay fresh and updated on upcoming products and styles. We really do love what we do!
One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:
Hmmm, I’m not that exciting I don’t think! Let’s see, I was a florist in high school and college! Married my high school sweetheart, and we did a TON of traveling before we had our 2 daughters.
One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:
Painting! I was an art major and got my bachelor of fine arts from UF.
You can find pricing information here: www.femmeakoi.com/weddings/pricing
Meet Christine Wheaton
Artist at heart. Mom to 2 wild ladies. Been in the beauty biz for 20 years! About to turn the big 4-0 😱 big supporter of local small businesses, especially women-owned. Girls rule!
Femme Akoi Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.
Boho Elegant Chic Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works
I was inspired by the bridal hairstyles of one of my matrons of honor!
I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio because quite a few of my friends used them and raved about their service. I agree! They were incredible, and I would hire them over and over again. I loved my makeup and my bridesmaids' looks.
Elegant White, Gold, and Neutral Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault
I wanted a soft glam and Anna from Femme Akoi Beauty Studio delivered. Amazing service!
Outdoor Pastel Spring Wedding | Tampa Garden Club
I wanted my bridesmaids to look fresh and glamorous, which Femme Akoi Beauty Studio nailed!
For myself, I had many looks I envisioned, so I made two trial appointments with Monica, where we were able to hone in on the look I wanted.
I eventually decided on glamorous waves and a deep bronze smoky eye. I absolutely loved Femme Akoi's looks, service, and professionalism!
Classic Blush and Gold Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works
I wanted natural-looking makeup with some glow, shimmer, and highlight. I wanted to still look and feel like myself on my wedding day, just with some glow and contour.
I had two friends who were recently married, and both brides looked natural yet stunning on their wedding day. Both friends do not typically wear a lot of makeup, and I felt that their wedding looks reflected their natural beauty. When I reached out to both friends via text, they both responded that they used Femme Akoi Beauty Studio. It seemed like the universe was trying to tell me something, so I immediately set up a consultation.
Femme Akoi was prompt and organized since the moment I messaged them on their website. The team used my inspirational photos to set me up with the perfect makeup artist, Monica. Monica and her team transformed my bridal party, mom, mother-in-law, officiant, and flower girl into glowing, natural beauties.
Romantic White and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | JW Marriott Water Street
After I had completed my trial makeup and hair sessions with multiple companies, Femme Akoi Beauty Studio stood out because they took the time to listen to me regarding my ideas for hair and makeup on my wedding day and ensure it was what I wanted.
The hair and makeup services they provided for my wedding day were great!
Elegant Light Blue and White Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault
I knew I wanted an updo for hair and something simple for makeup as I don’t wear a lot of makeup normally.
I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio after seeing them on Marry Me Tampa Bay and seeing all their work on Instagram.