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.

Natural Wedding Makeup Inspiration | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Romantic White and Green Ybor City Wedding | Hotel Haya

I wanted my bridal hair and makeup to be natural, and I wanted to feel like myself on my wedding day. I kept it very simple because I wanted to look like “me.”

I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio based on recommendations from friends who have used them in the past. We had three lovely ladies who not only dolled us up but also hyped us up as we all got ready together.

-Katie and Brant
Bride with Classic Updo and Natural Classic Wedding Makeup | St. Petersburg Wedding Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Pink and Green Romantic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

I wanted a natural makeup look with a messy updo. Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was initially recommended by a friend when I first got engaged, so I started following them on Instagram and saw how consistently beautiful their work was.

I knew I wanted to go with them after I started using their photo for “inspo” pics instead of Pinterest.

-Maya and Paul
Bride in Backless Fitted Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil | Tampa Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi | Lifelong Photography Studio

Timeless, Green and Black Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Florida Aquarium

I wanted a romantic glam look but wanted to look like me. My dress was so detailed that it was important that my makeup and hair didn't take away from it. Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was fantastic!

-Katie and Jake
Paloma Blanca Natural A-Line Crepe Wedding Dress Style #4962 | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Garden Wedding Venue Tabellas At Delaney Creek

Vibrant Black and Fuchsia Outdoor Tampa Wedding | Tabella’s at Delaney Creek

Low bun and a bold lip! Many of my clients have used Femme Akoi Beauty Studio, and they had great reviews!

-Tess and Ramon
Azazie Mismatched Agave Spring Pastel Dusty Blue Bridesmaids Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Romantic Blush and Cream Downtown Tampa Wedding | Armature Works

I wanted to look beautiful with my hair mostly down.

Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was really flexible to work with, especially for my big bridal party.

-Jenna and Alessandro
Romantic Bridal Wedding Portrait | White Rose and Baby's Breath Bouquet | St. Petersburg Wedding Florist Bruce Wayne Florals | Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Whimsical Ombre Rainbow Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Vinoy Renaissance

My hair and makeup inspiration began when searching Pinterest boards and Instagram, and I fell in love with Hollywood curls as I was in search of the perfect hairstyle that best complemented me and my personality. I was looking for a very dramatic makeup look that was full glam.

I chose Femme Akoi Beauty Studio after viewing their portfolio on the recommendation list from my planner. I knew right away they had that fun, full glam, fresh vibe I was looking for, and I was absolutely right!

My bridal party had the best experience with Femme Akoi as they were able to execute exactly what the girls wanted and made them look gorgeous!

-Michelle and Richard

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