Femme Akoi Wedding Reviews

Bride Getting Ready Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative | Clearwater Beach Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Elegant Pastel Clearwater Beach Wedding

“I wanted a natural, romantic glam look, something that looked fresh and played up my features without going too heavy. I wanted my hairstyle to be ​romantic and to incorporate a braid to be a little beach-y. Christine and the Femme Akoi team are rockstars! I loved them so much that I started going to their salon in Dunedin for hair cuts and coloring now!​” – Brittany and LJ

Outdoor Bridal Portrait in Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress with Blush Pink, White, and Burgundy Bouquet with Greenery | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | St Pete Photographer Marc Edwards Photographs

Blush Pink and Burgundy St. Pete Beach Wedding 

“For my wedding day makeup, I wanted to enhance my natural features, with emphasis on my eyes. I definitely did not want to look too made up (i.e. drag queen style). I wear my hair down almost every day, so I felt like mixing it up for the ceremony with a loose updo. To change up the look, after the wedding sunset photos, Femme Akoi stayed later to take my hair from up to down for the party. Femme Akoi was willing to do whatever it took to make me happy. They listened to my requests during the hair and makeup trial and really took those into account on the big day. I felt so beautiful, they did a stellar job!” – Lauren and Joe

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Strapless Mermaid Lazaro Dress, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Layered Mauve Jenny Yoo Dresses, with White FLoral and Anemone with Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Marc Edwards Photographs | Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Studio | St Pete Historic Hotel Venue The Vinoy

Elegant White, Gold and Cream Downtown St. Pete Wedding 

“Femme Akoi did an amazing job with myself and my bridal party. The girls were very friendly and very professional. It was important to me that each member of my bridal party felt comfortable with their look, and the hair and makeup team did a wonderful job of listening to what each of them wanted and made everyone feel special.” – Shanna and Matthew

Bride Getting Ready Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Studio

Pink and Green St. Pete Beach Wedding

“I didn’t want to look too different, I wanted to look like myself. Femme Akoi was phenomenal! Especially the owner, Christine! I will use them and recommend them always!” – Sidney and Jordan

Bride Getting Ready Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Studio

Romantic Burgundy, Blush, and Gold Tampa Wedding

“I wanted something that looked clean and natural but something that also stood out and was a bit different! I struggled to put into words exactly what I envisioned for my look for my wedding day, but I did a trial with Femme Akoi and they absolutely nailed it! I was blown away by my final look on my wedding day; they were worth every single penny! They made me feel like a ‘real’ bride, and I was excited to walk down the aisle. Anytime I show people pictures from my wedding, they ask who I had do my hair and makeup because it was that good!” – Jessica and Adam

Outdoor First Look Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Bridal Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Studio

Nature Inspired Greenery Filled St. Pete Wedding

“I looked for an artist who would make me look like me, on my best day. Femme Akoi was amazing at giving me a natural look with a pop of color of on lips. My mom and bridesmaids also felt great about their looks, which was important to me. I wanted a team that was current and fun, and they were definitely that!” – Rachel and Jeremy

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Lulus Aqua Blue Dresses, with White Calla Lilly and Natural Greenery Bouquets | Tampa Bay Bridal Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi

Boho Mint Green and Gray Waterfront Downtown Tampa Wedding

“After my trial run I fell in love with their style and staff. On our wedding day, Femme Akoi was punctual and an absolute pleasure to have around while getting ready. I have recommended them to friends who have used them as their bridal hair and makeup as well!” – Shelbey and Danny

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

Mauve and Blue Rooftop Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

I really wanted to look like myself on my wedding day, but just slightly more glammed. Given that we were in a beach town, I wanted a loose bun and dewey makeup, and that's just what Monica of Femme Akoi Beauty Studio delivered! They all did an incredible job; my girls looked stunning!

-Alyssa and Zach
Glamorous Hollywood Curls for Wedding Day Hair Ideas | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Romantic Champagne Pink Spring Wedding | Tampa Garden Club

I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup and wanted to make sure my wedding look resembled how I normally look. I went with a natural makeup look and the Hollywood waves.

I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio since they specialized in both of those and were a preferred vendor with Marry Me Tampa Bay.

-Milynn and Mike
Bride and Groom Just Married Wedding Portrait | Central Florida Photographer and Videographer Evoke Photo and Film

“Father of the Bride” Inspired Central Florida Private Estate Wedding

I wanted a soft glam look, and Femme Akoi Beauty Studio was beyond fabulous. Ana and Cassidy were so knowledgeable and made everything a blast! They are true artists!

-Aynsley and Brock
Whimsical Bridal Glamour Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Photographer Amber McWhorter Photography

Dusty Blue and Green Florida Destination Wedding | The West Events

I wanted natural glam and a loose low, messy bun. Maddie with Femme Akoi Beauty Studio nailed it! I loved it so much!

-Alyssa and Mike
Mismatched Chiffon Floor Length Taupe, Dusty Rose, Terracotta Bridesmaid Dress Ideas | Boho Wedding Bouquets with Pampas Grass, White and Orange Roses, Pink King Protea, Orchids, and Eucalyptus Inspiration | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Boho, Neutral Lake Alfred Wedding | The Adams Estate

I went with a whimsical boho theme and wanted flowy, natural beach wave looks. I loved Femme Akois's hair service. I used a friend for my makeup and Femme Akoi for hair and makeup services for my bridesmaids

-Rachel and Chad
Bride with Bridal Party Wedding Portrait | Black Dresses and Tuxedo Ideas | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Hair Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Elegant Tented Red and Gold St Pete Wedding | Sunken Gardens

I wanted a classic and natural look with a touch of glam.

Looking at Femme Akoi Beauty Studios‘ work, I saw many of their artists focus on accentuating natural beauty. I wanted to look like the best version of myself, and they did just that. They were accommodating to my entire wedding party, while some chose full glam, and the artists attended to that. Others wanting a subtle look got exactly what they needed as well. No one was unhappy with their hair or makeup, which made the day that much more easy.

-Leighanne and Alex

Tropical Wedding Ceremony Inspiration | Elegant Updo Hair and Makeup Ideas | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Venue Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

Modern Black and White St. Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

I wanted to keep things simple and clean! I knew I didn’t want to wear a lot of makeup, so I kept it classic with the neutrals and light makeup. My hair was pulled back into a sleek low bun which is a look i love and still wear these days!

-Nathalie and Connor
Matching Pink and Champagne Chiffon Bridesmaids Dress Ideas | Elegant White Roses, Baby's Breath, Ranunculus, Pink Roses, and Chrysanthemums Spring Wedding Bouquet Inspiration | Tampa HMUA Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Chic Modern Minimalist South Tampa Wedding | Hyde House Public Studio

Hair and makeup inspiration was kind of classic Hollywood for hair and for makeup, I wanted something warm and glowy. We hired Femme Akoi because we had heard great things about them, and with eight bridesmaids, we needed a team big enough to help everything run smoothly. Femme Akoi did a great job! Grissel did my hair and makeup and was fantastic. All of the artists were really sweet, and the bridesmaids looked great!

-Emily and Austin
Bride with Bridesmaids Wedding Portrait | Matching Mauve Bridesmaids Wedding Dress Inspiration | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Luxurious, Chic White and Gold Wedding | Hilton Tampa Downtown

My wedding day hair inspiration came from seeing other bridal looks on social media. I hired Femme Akoi Beauty Studio for various bridesmaids, mother of the groom, and many family members because I have worked with them before and know that they produce quality work.

I also loved that they traveled to the hotel, which was very convenient for our guests!

-Lexi and Anthony
Mismatched Lavender Bridesmaids Dresses | White Lace A-Line Wedding Dress with Cathedral Veil Inspiration | Tampa Bay Bridal Boutique Truly Forever Bridal Tampa | Florist Save The Date Florida

Tropical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Florida Aquarium

I don't normally wear a ton of makeup, and I wanted a natural look that would last all night. I wanted my hair down since I didn't have to worry about the weather in the Aquarium.

I found a really cute style on Instagram that I was able to show Monica, a stylist with Femme Akoi Beauty Studio, when I went in for my trial run.

-Chelsea and Chris
Bride and Groom Just Married Outdoor Wedding Portrait | Ivory Tulle and Lace Deep V Neckline A-Line Sheer Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress Ideas | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

Classic Black and White Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Rialto


Femme Akoi Beauty Studio did an amazing job working through everything with me. I did an initial consultation and the look did not turn out how I had envisioned it would in my head, so they allowed me to come back and second time and try again. The girls who did my second trial matched my personality; they understood what I was looking for, and they offered suggestions based on the type of hair I have, as well as my complexion. I appreciated their honesty because they are professionals, and they know best.

The day of everything turned out perfectly! I felt beautiful without feeling overdone, which my husband also appreciated!

-Brigid and Ross
Mismatched Light Steel Blue Bridesmaids Dresses | White Lace Mermaid Giovanna Alessandro Wedding Dress with Plummeting Neckline Inspiration | White Bridal Giovanna Alessandro Overskirt Ideas

Coastal Blue Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

At first, my hair inspiration was timeless, half up and half down with soft curls. I don’t wear much makeup, so I wanted to be very natural. However, a year before our wedding, I was a maid of honor for my best friend's wedding in Florida. I tried out the look for her wedding, and the Florida humidity got the best of my hair, and I felt that my makeup was too natural when looking back at the pictures. That’s when I changed my mind to do an updo and do natural glam, but drama to the eyes!

When I did my trial with Lana at Femme Akoi Beauty Studio, she did an amazing job bringing my vision to life. I used inspiration for my hair and makeup from Femme Akoi's Instagram from prior brides. My biggest advice when it comes to booking hair and makeup is to do your research.

The day of our wedding, Lana and Hollie were extremely thorough and thoughtful to my entire wedding party and myself. They spent a great amount of time with each one of us and made sure that our hair and makeup were to our satisfaction. I know that can be a very stressful part of a wedding day, but Lana and Hollie made it seamless! All of our hair and makeup made it through the Florida heat, and also the laughs and tears that were shed.

-Stephanie and Austin