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.
Includes Airbrush or Traditional Makeup, Lashes, and Hair
Bridal Preview (Trial): $125 weekdays, $150 weekends
Style Assist (travel fee may apply): $75/hour
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!
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.
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.
Vibrant Green, Pink, and Orange Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Renaissance Vinoy
I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio at the recommendation of our planner, and they were fantastic. I wanted a soft, effortless-looking updo with flowers from the wedding pinned to my hair and a smokey eye and bold lip for makeup,” Andrea detailed. “I am very into makeup and was not afraid to go bold! I was obsessed with my look, and it really stayed together pretty much all night!
Romantic Black and White Ballroom Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown
I wanted to look like me on my wedding day. I hate when brides are so done up and barely look like themselves. I’m a big believer that makeup and hair should just enhance your looks, not change them.
Femme Akoi Beauty Studio did exactly that. I felt like a better version of myself and was extremely happy looking back at the pictures and not being distracted by anything.
Vibrant Burgundy and Pink Rustic Plant City Wedding | Wishing Well Barn
I wanted to choose a hair vendor that could make everyone in my bridal party feel beautiful and who have the experience to do exactly what they envisioned.
I chose Femme Akoi Beauty Studio to do all of the hairstyling for my wedding because of their overall vibe. Their portfolio of wedding experience showed they were versatile with different styles and hair textures. Their service was great! They were so thorough with the time allotted. There was plenty of time for touch-ups, requests, and changes, and at the end of the day, we all felt beautiful. I highly recommend a bridal trial beforehand. I choose to do one and I’m so glad that I did because I was able to be stress-free on my wedding day deciding on what the overall look was going to be prior to and being very happy with the end result.
Sage Green and Grey Rustic Dade City Wedding | Covington Farm
I wanted a more natural look to match the venue and theme of the wedding. Femme Akoi's makeup artists had great reviews, and they were very accommodating.