We are a group of artists that came together out of a love of our craft. Our focus is to provide our clients with personalized, on site and in studio beauty services while building confidence in each individual. We are fortunate to spend our time in a fun, creative environment while working alongside many amazing vendors. Our team provides makeup and hair styling for weddings, special occasions, senior portraits, indoor/outdoor photography and boudoir as well as every day cutting and coloring services. We are happy to service the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.
Originally from Upstate New York, Michele is a graduate of the Aveda Institute of St Petersburg. She began her career in wedding hair and makeup six years ago, quickly realizing her biggest passion was creating unique and personalized looks for each of her brides. She is a solid listener, hearing the needs of her clients and using her knowledge to educate them on understanding the products best suited for each individual. She understands the importance of building one-on-one relationships to learn more about each of her brides and creating an overall experience specific to their needs. She draws inspiration from vintage styles and fashions, as well as modern-day looks to bring each of her bride’s visions to life. Michele’s designs range from soft detail oriented to classic structured styles. She takes pride in all of the designs she creates, working hard to keep up with the latest trends in hair and makeup. She strives to assist brides and their bridal parties to stay calm and worry free – allowing them to sit back and enjoy their special day!
“That moment the bride sees herself for the first time – hair.makeup.dress. It’s an amazing feeling to know you’ve helped someone create something so timeless. I love being a part of the bridal experience, which is some of life’s most beautiful moments!”
Michele’s work has been featured in Occasions Magazine & The Knot Florida Magazine. Her work has also been featured on several blogs such as Every Last Detail, Style Me Pretty, Artfully Wed, Marry Me Tampa Bay, Swooned and Wedding Chicks.
Dena has been a licensed professional in the industry for 20 years, graduating from the Tennessee Academy of cosmetology in 1994. She began her career in a full service salon and Day Spa, training alongside some of the best in the industry while being groomed under the tutelage of the Goulds Salon and Spa family. Dena moved to the Tampa area 10 years ago, and used it as an opportunity to concentrate fully on her true passion -formal occasion hair and makeup. She has a unique ability to relate as well as understand each individual client’s vision. Her absolute love for not only her profession, but for her clients comes across in all of her work.
Dena’s work can be seen on the WE network, in magazines including Occasions, Palm Cea Living, the online Australian magazine Swoon as well as multiple blogs.
Megan is a native Floridian, with a passion for makeup since she was very young. She graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy in 2009 with a license in cosmetology; however she started her makeup career as an apprentice even before then. Megan has extensive knowledge not only in regard to product, but skin care as well. She has a portfolio that can be seen on the WE and HSN Networks as well as several magazines. As a professional, Megan truly understands the visions of her clients, creating anything from a natural, professional day look to a glamorous dramatic style.
She works with clients in a personal and professional manner making sure that she truly understands exactly what the individual is looking for. She is able to create everything from a natural, professional day look- to a stunning, glamorous, dramatic look depending on the event. Megan is an absolute artist, and a true asset to the Lasting Luxe team!
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Megan graduated from the Aveda Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida 13 years ago. Beginning her career in salons focusing on cut, coloring and formal hair, while training with top educators within the Redken brand. Megan shifted her focus to the bridal industry due to her strong passion for formal occasion hair and being apart of clients special days. Megan met the Lasting Luxe team when they were apart of her own wedding and the opportunity came when she was able to join the team. Megan takes pride in the work she creates and is keeping up with the latest trends, techniques and products, along with expanding her portfolio. Listening to the client is the key in this industry and Megan works really hard to create the perfect look that makes clients feel beautiful on their day.
Joining the Lasting Luxe team has brought her passion for creativity back and could not be happier to follow her dreams.