AWARD - WINNING AUSTIN MAKEUP ARTIST SARA HERNANDEZ AND HER TEAM "BONITA BRIDES",
WILL BE YOUR BEAUTY BESTIE, HELPING YOU SHINE FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Timeless Beauty for the Legendary Bride
Sprinkling Magic into your Dream Day!
Are you a BONITA BRIDE? Do you enjoy beauty, fun, LOVE and high vibes? Good news we do too! Austin makeup artist, Sara Hernandez and her expert team of hair stylists and makeup artists want to get to know you, so we can serve up little bits of magic on your dream day! We understand how important your day is, as Austin makeup artists, we pride ourselves in delivering the most luxurious experience, all while doing everything we can to ensure all your needs and special requests are met. You will not only be getting an award-winning makeup artist and an experienced hair and makeup team, but your gorgeous look will last the entire night and through all your happy tears! We cater to all ethnicity's and customize your wedding look so it suites your personal taste and style!
Helping you sparkle from the inside out!
Award Winning & 5 Start Rated Team
100% On Location (Mobile) Austin Makeup Artist and Hair Styling Services
Travel to your preferred location on Wedding Day
Skin Prep (aka "the Mini Facial")
16-hour Airbrush or Traditional Photo Quality Makeup Application, customized to your skin type.
Hair Extension Style and Placement
Lash Application for entire a party
Customized "Touch-up Kit"
Custom "Day of " Schedule, approved by you!
Vail and Accessory Placement
All weddings are unique and customized, so please contact us for a custom quote.
Please note that we have over 20 years of expertise and are professional makeup artists and hair stylists. Keep that in mind when choosing your wedding hair and makeup team
Award Winning Austin Makeup Artists
Hair and Makeup Booking Process
We recommend that you book your wedding hair and makeup early because we have limited openings. Our team is already scheduled for several Austin weddings in 2023 and Saturdays in particular get booked very quickly because we only take a limited amount of groups per day.
That’s because we want to provide a high level of customer service and a personal touch for every bride.
To book your wedding hair and makeup appointment, we require a 50% non-refundable retainer and contract. That in turn secures a padded time block for you and your bridal party on your wedding day.
At the time of your inquiry, please provide us with as many details as possible because we want to make sure that everything is taken care of.
Visit our services page for more hair and makeup package details.
*DUE TO THE CURRENT SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF 2023 WEDDINGS, SATURDAYS DO REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 5 HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES OR MORE.
DO I NEED A WEDDING MAKEUP AND HAIR TRIAL?
We do highly recommend a hair and makeup trial session. This the perfect moment to test out your dream looks and decide if it's really what you're wanting day of.
Wedding trials help you:
Decide what type of foundation you like such as matte versus dewey.
How you like your eyebrows styled.
Assists you in deciding what types of false eyelashes you prefer.
Decide what kind of curls you prefer for your desired hairstyle, from classic curl to beachy.
Decide how you like your hair parted and how you like the front to look. We can show you a variety of options.
Connect and build a relationship with your stylist, so your feeling those "Built-in Beauty Bestie" vibes day of!
….and so much more.
Wedding makeup and hair trials are scheduled for at least 2 hours.
Award Winning Makeup Artist, Sara Hernandez and her team of beauty experts, Bonita Brides will be your "beauty besties" and help to provide you with your dream look you will love on your wedding day! We offer 16 hour wear makeup, because we want it to last all day and night for you. We also use the highest quality hair products so that it can last from dawn till dusk in the Texas heat and humidity! Our goal is to help you feel absolutely beautiful, confident and sprinkle a little bit of magic into your wedding day because your special day and lifetime event!
What our clients are saying
Bonita Brides was such a great fit for my wedding day. I was a pandemic bride and had to postpone my wedding by a whole year and Sara and her team were extremely understanding and flexible. Now on to the details. I did a trial session with Sara the summer before my wedding and came out of it knowing I wanted something totally different for my actual wedding day. I didn't feel right in the more dramatic makeup in my engagement photos, so on wedding day, we went very natural, warm and soft. I also ended up doing an updo instead of my hair down as originally planned. Sara was great about listening to my feedback and changed my look so I would feel beautiful and natural on my wedding day. Her team on wedding day also did a wonderful job with my bridesmaids, mom, and mother-in-law. Sara actually did me a really big solid with adding my mother-in-law on wedding day as her original hair/makeup plans fell through. It was a relief knowing that was one less thing I had to worry about. I loved working with Sara and her team throughout my wedding and would recommend them to anyone. They made me feel and look beautiful on such an important day. p.s. - my hair and makeup looked FLAWLESS from start to finish on wedding day through a ton of dancing. A true feat of skill and magic.
- Anelise Cimino
GODDESS...That’s what my guest at my wedding kept sayin to me! “You look like a goddess”! Imagine how that made me feel on the most important day of my life? I truly felt like I looked the most stunning I ever have and that’s because Bonita Brides hair & makeup is ON POINT! I felt pampered, relaxed, confident, and beautiful on my wedding day because Sara and Bonita Brides sets the tone while creating MAGIC!
- Elizabeth Lackey
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Bonita Brides will make all your hair and makeup dreams come true!! Sara and her team truly love what they do and it shows in their work. One of the greatest vendor decisions I made was with Bonita Brides! Our wedding was in the Austin area, but I don't live there, so it was a challenge to schedule my trial, but Sara was super accommodating and made it work for a weekend I was in Austin before the wedding. And WOW was I blown away with how good my hair and makeup looked! I KNEW I had made the right choice. I had immediate trust in her to bring my visions for each look to life during the weekend weekend, as well as for my bridesmaids and mom. Every picture I sent for each look, looked exactly like the picture and better! My bridesmaids had all different length of hair and wanted all different styles, but Sara and Denise delivered and working within the time frame we needed. We didn't feel rushed, we felt relaxed and confident the whole time. From my mom's very short hair, to my friend with extensions and myself with a halo extension, Bonita Brides can style it all. My pictures look fabulous thanks to this team! All of my emails and texts were answered in a timely manner and this team shows the utmost professional ethic and highest customer service. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of the best glam! THANK YOU Bonita Brides!
- Allison Catalani
Wedding Hair and Makeup FAQ
What is the wedding hair and makeup booking process?
Bonita Brides highly recommends booking 6-12 months in advance so as a result you can secure your artist for your day stress-free. Ask us all of your questions and make sure to request a phone call if it will help! Our team of Austin makeup artist wants to make sure you feel confident in us. When you’re ready, just say “Let’s get started!” we will send you your proposal via email. It takes a 50% initial, non-refundable retainer to secure your day. Once you sign your contract and place your retainer, you are officially booked!
I’m not sure of my exact headcount at the moment. Can I still book now?
No problem! We don’t require a final headcount until 6 months before your wedding. If you happen to be booking after that point, we can provide a short window for you to get this information to us.
When should I schedule my wedding hair and makeup trial?
For optimal results, we highly recommend scheduling your trial approximately 3-2 months prior to your wedding because a larger timeframe can leave room for too many variables in which it is difficult to account for such as sensitivities, hair and skin texture etc. Our artists want you to have a fresh picture of your look and still be in love on your day. Sara prefers for you to have most of your wedding details lined up at that point so we can give you the best vision of your bridal beauty. For example, if you’re wearing flowers in your hair, have you designed this with your florist? Our team wants you to have jewelry and hair accessories ready as well.
How do I know if I want to book if I don’t do a wedding hair and makeup trial first?
Have you connected with us on social media and read some of our reviews? Bonita Brides only posts real clients and real results. Our makeup artists and hairstylists have a flawless track record with our brides and we intend to keep it that way. We’re versatile and great listeners. You have nothing to worry about!
Do I have to do a trial?
We do not require a trial in order to book with us, because we understand every brides needs are different, however it is recommended. Sara understands that there are certain circumstances in which a trial is not in the cards. If you are able, this is a great opportunity to really work together to design your dream look and see how it wears on you throughout the day.
What should I bring to my wedding hair and makeup trial?
Inspiration pictures, veil/hairpiece, clip in extensions (if applicable), jewelry, questions for us and your support system! We also recommend wearing a white or light colored shirt to avoid color reflection. If you plan to have a spray tan for your wedding, let’s try one out for your trial as well!
What accommodations are needed on site on my wedding day for hair and makeup?
Our hair and makeup artists will need some table space, an outlet and a chair per artist. Makeup artists need a barstool height chair and hairstylists need a standard height chair. Most hotels and venues are prepped for this. Ideally, makeup artists would love to work near a window, but it’s not a must.
How should my party and I prep for my wedding day?
Clean 100% dry hair or one day unwashed hair is the best to work with. Super curly hair can be blown out with a flat brush if we’re not working with your natural curls. No flat ironed hair. Don’t forget fresh cut and color about a week before. Waxing should be done at least two days beforehand. Do your best to stay out of the sun and use SPF! Clean faces with skincare on is best for a beautiful makeup!
How long does hair and makeup typically take?
We typically allot 45 minutes per person per service, including the bride. Depending on timing and other factors, with more than 6-7 people, we will book 2 artists to cut down on time.
If I wanted to do two looks for my wedding day or have touch ups through out, are you available to stay on site?
Yes! Bonita Brides has an hourly touch up rate based on hours booked. Time starts when services are completed.
Where can I purchase clip- in extensions if I need them?
We have some great recommendations for this, shoot us an email and we'll help you out!