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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.

Star Wars Wedding Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

My wedding hair and makeup inspiration were very feminine and glam without going too over the top.

I picked Femme Akoi Beauty Studio because their pictures on Instagram really fit the aesthetic I was looking for. They did a great job, and Lana made me feel amazing!

-Olivia and Chris
Tampa Bride in Romantic Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress Holding White Floral Bouquet | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Intimate Dusty Blue and Soft Pink Backyard Tampa Wedding

I wanted a natural but elegant look for both hair and makeup. I’m not one to wear much makeup to begin with, so I did not want something too dramatic.

My wedding planner recommended Femme Akoi Beauty Studio, and they provided great service. Our artist was friendly, so talented, and able to accomplish exactly the look I envisioned.

-Rachel and Leo
Classic Bride with Bun Updo Wearing Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Simple Ballgown Wedding Dress Holding White Roses and Greenery Leaves Floral Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Timeless Black and White New Year’s Eve Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

For my hair, I wanted the best of both worlds, an updo and hair down. Monica with Femme Akoi gave me just that! The day started with a slicked-back low bun, which later came down during the reception. For makeup, I try to stay natural and don't wear it too heavy, so I still wanted that natural look, but a little more enhanced.

I saw a lot of great reviews on Marry Me Tampa Bay and Femme Akoi's Instagram, and it gave me peace of mind knowing they were experienced in the wedding industry and knew how to keep things going with an organized timeline. Their service was great! Not only did I love them, but so did my whole bridal party, and everything ran smoothly the morning of.

-Jade and Nick

Green and Orange Plant City Wedding | Florida Rustic Barn Wedding

I really wanted a goddess look that would go really well with the natural scenery, especially for the ceremony.

When I looked at Femme Akoi Beauty Studio‘s videos to see if I liked their work, I realized I had actually seen the hair and makeup done for a bride at a wedding I attended months earlier, and she looked absolutely stunning! I had no idea it was that same company!

-Kelly and James
Bride and Groom First Look Wedding Portrait | Florida Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Intimate St. Pete Elopement | Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club

I looked for someone who could do both hair and makeup, and who could travel to me since I was going to be getting ready at home with my mom and sister. I also wanted someone who could give me a natural beachy look, nothing too glam.

Our planners recommended Femme Akoi Beauty Studio, and I was very happy with them. I went to my trial and hit it off with my stylist right away. She nailed my look on the first try and was so nice and personable.

-Whitney and Ryne
Modern Romantic Glam Bride and Groom Sitting on Swing Hanging on Tree | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Modern Black and White Tampa Wedding | Davis Island Garden Club

I live for a full glam look, but my husband, not so much, so we met in the middle. I wanted to enhance my natural beauty and still look like myself but as a bride. I kept my hair classic, and my makeup was more of a soft glam.

From the very first time I saw Femme Akoi's work online, I knew they were the ones! They are so versatile, fast, and professional. Christine with Femme Akoi did my hair and all of the bridesmaids as well. They are so amazing that I wish I could have glam with them every day! They truly make you feel like a queen!

Rose Artsy is an independent artist who did just my makeup, and she’s done all of my bridal looks so it was important to have her on my wedding day for my makeup.

-Amber and Shawndel

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