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Femme Akoi

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.

Our Pricing:

Includes Airbrush or Traditional Makeup, Lashes, and Hair
Bride: $225
Bridesmaid: $160
Mother: $145
Additional Services:
Bridal Preview (Trial): $125 weekdays, $150 weekends
Style Assist (travel fee may apply): $75/hour
Grandmother: $135
Jr Bridesmaids: $135
Flower Girl (9 and under): $65
Mini Flower Girl (5 and under): $45
Additional Single Services also available

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!

(727) 266-2233

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.

Classic Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

I wanted a classic and elegant look. I was going for a Hailey Beiber vibe, but I have a lot more hair than she does!

I loved Femme Akoi Beauty Studio's work! My sister-in-law used them for her wedding, and they were amazing!

-Ashley and David
Florida Bride and Mom Helping Put Lace and Illusion Spaghetti Strap V Neckline Bodice Fitted Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Navy Blue and Dusty Rose Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

I wanted something simple and elegant for my hair and makeup; I wanted to look like myself.

I chose Femme Akoi Beauty Studio because we meshed really well during my trial run. They were very easy to work with from day one.

-Morgan and Seth

Timeless Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel

Timeless! I really wanted my hair up because of the heat, and I wanted my makeup to look very natural.

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was amazing. My stylist Monica was so talented, whether you're like me and want a natural look or you're wanting to go full glam she is your girl! I actually changed up my hair the day of, from what Monica and I originally discussed and did at my trial, and she was able to create my exact vision and truly made me look and feel more beautiful than I ever have before. Another amazing thing was that all of my bridesmaids loved their hair and makeup!

-Cooper and Ben

Intimate Dark and Moody Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Urban Stillhouse

I’m a hairstylist myself so this was super important to me.

Christine, who owns Femme Akoi, has been a friend of mine for years as we used to work together. I always knew when I got married I would use her for my special day. In fact, our wedding date was based on what days she had available. I love Christine’s (and her team's) attention to detail. She’s so talented so I knew I would be in good hands.

-Cayla and Colin
Tampa Bride Getting Wedding Ready with Mom in Open Back Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Vibrant Floral Filled Luxurious St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

I wanted a look that was classic, feminine, and romantic. I wore my hair down, with one side pinned back with a bejeweled comb. For my makeup, I went for a soft smoky eye and a dark pink lip.

I chose Femme Akoi Beauty Studio because they came highly recommended to me by several friends and co-workers. They did not disappoint! I felt beautiful on my wedding day and so did my bridesmaids.

-Katelynn and Avery
Florida Bride Wearing Classic Spaghetti Strap Open Back with Beige Floral and Illusion Lace/Rhinestone Paloma Blanca Wedding Dress Holding White Roses and Eucalyptus Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Romantic Dusty Rose and Gold Wedding | Tampa Yacht and Country Club

I looked for makeup artists who could enhance my look in a natural way. I wanted hairstylists who were creative but also open to ideas and suggestions.

My event planner referred me to Femme Akoi Beauty Studio. I was very happy with their service. I had 11 bridesmaids, the mother of the groom, the mother of the bride, and myself all get our hair and makeup done. Even with a large number of people, they did such a great job in a timely manner. They even finished ahead of schedule.

-Bethany and Brian

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