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:

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!

(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 Long Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspiration | White Roses, Anemone, Orchids, and Greenery Bouquet Ideas | Tampa Bay HMUA Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Photographer Videographer Sabrina Autumn Photography

Modern Classic Black and White South Tampa Wedding | Oxford Exchange

I wanted classic and simple but also bold. I followed Femme Akoi Beauty Studio on Instagram and saw the amazing job they had done. I wanted the hair and makeup to be perfect, but not too much. I wanted to dance and have a great time, so I wanted something to stay put and look great all night, and they did that!!

The team did a great job taking my ideas and bringing them to life. They were amazing and just did such a good job.

-Kerrie and Chris
Mismatching Blush Pastel Jenny Woo Bridesmaids Wedding Dress Ideas | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Romantic, Ethereal Neutral Ybor City Wedding | Hotel Haya

I don’t wear a ton of makeup, and I wanted to look like myself but fancier on the day of the wedding. For hair, I looked for loose, down styles.

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio did an excellent job! We went with them because they have so many great reviews, and they were truly so great to work with.

-Molly and Gareth
Bride Getting Ready Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Photographer J&S Media

Romantic Terracotta Fall Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

I wanted more ‘natural glam' makeup and a romantic, curled updo hairstyle to showcase my dress.

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was absolutely amazing! Lana completed my trial and day-of services; she understood exactly what I wanted based on inspirational pictures and asked for my input the entire time. I also had 13 girls (myself included) who needed hair and makeup services on the day of the wedding. They did a great job scheduling everyone within our allotted prep time, and all of my ladies looked stunning!

-Jenna and Max
High Neck A Line Simple Classic Wedding Dress with Tropical White Orchid Bridal Bouquet Wedding Inspiration | Classic Bridal Updo with Soft Glam Makeup | Tampa Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Elegant Sage Green Waterfront Bradenton Wedding | Pier 22

My wedding hair inspiration combined boho and beachy vibes to match our overall wedding theme. My wedding dress had a high neck with a very low back, so I really wanted a hairstyle that highlighted the back of my dress, thus I went with a low bun. For makeup, I specifically requested a natural look, as I don’t typically wear a lot of makeup and wanted to feel comfortable yet beautiful and confident.

I researched Femme Akoi Beauty Studio a lot on Instagram to get a better idea of their style and felt that their work was very similar to what I was looking for. My stylist, Megan, made me feel so comfortable at my makeup trial and spent extra time with me, trying out different hairstyles and tailoring my makeup. She was so patient and detail-oriented while doing my hair and makeup. When I first met her at my hair and makeup trial she was just so personable and fun; it was a great experience. My wedding hair and makeup turned out better than I could have ever imagined; I felt so beautiful and confident the entire day.

On my wedding day, all the stylists were punctual, professional, efficient, and super outgoing! They did such an amazing job not only on me but on my six bridesmaids, mom, and grandmom as well. Everyone looked fabulous!

-Brittni and Logan
Bride and Bridesmaid Getting Ready | Off-The-Shoulder Satin A-Line Ballgown Essence of Australia Wedding Dress with Crystal Belt Inspiration

Whimsical Moody Wedding | Tampa River Center

I have always been partial to buns, but I thought with my ballgown style dress, I would try Hollywood glam waves. And while they were gorgeous, the bun kept speaking to me.

I ended up choosing a low-textured bun with loose face framing and a dramatic hair piece with no regrets. I loved how inclusive Femme Akoi Beauty Studio’s portfolio was. This was very important since my bridal party had different complexions and hair textures. They master the art of the natural glam look, which was exactly what I wanted.

-Shawn and Matt
Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait | Bridesmaids in Floor Length Mix and Match Bridesmaids Dresses Holding White Floral Bouquets with Eucalyptus | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue Le Meridien | Tampa Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi | Videographer Shannon Kelly Films | Photographer J&S Media

Tropical Asian Fusion Brandon Wedding | The Regent

Our wedding hair and makeup inspiration was soft glam.

We hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio because the majority of my bridesmaids are of Asian descent, and I liked their portfolio of artists able to do mono-lids. We thought their service was impeccable. I absolutely loved them from start to end.

-Rachel and Neil

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